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Parent Education Night with Dr. Laura Flores Shaw and Dr. Steven Hughes

As part of a national speaking tour, Dr. Steven Hughes, pediatric neuropsychologist, and Dr. Laura Flores Shaw, adjunct professor at John Hopkins University, will join us on Thursday, November 29th from 6:30-8:30 to share the latest research on brain development and how it relates to your child’s education. We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to engage Dr. Shaw and Dr. Hughes to come to MSD while they’re on their national tour to share this very important research with our parents. The number of spaces is limited so please click to register to ensure your spot and to learn more. Due to the fact the event will not end until after bedtime for our students, we will not be offering childcare so be sure to schedule your own childcare so that you don’t miss this event!
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Coffee with the Head of School

Tammy Squires will host Coffee with the Head at 8:30am on Thursday, October 18th in the office conference room. Join Tammy and others for this casual, candid conversation. Bring your questions or concerns! Coffees are held bi-monthly and are open to all. Space is limited, so sign up to join (click on this story to register).
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No School on Friday & Picture Day Monday

Friday, September 28th is a Teacher Workday. We have a No-School camp for Early Childhood and Elementary children who have already registered.

Monday, October 1st is School Picture Day (for Early Childhood through Elementary students). Individual, Sibling and Class photos will be taken and will be available for order. Toddlers classes have a separate picture day scheduled later in the year.
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Closed on Monday, September 17th

Thanks for your patience this morning as the worst weather hit right as staff were arriving to school. We unfortunately will have to stay closed through Monday as we continue to have tornado warnings, flash flood warnings, and trees falling due to saturated grounds. The Durham County Police Department issued a message to stay off the roads as several cars have gotten stuck in high waters. On campus, we are working to stop water from entering buildings so that we can open on time tomorrow. The Parent-Education night scheduled for tonight will also be canceled. We will reschedule that event and will be in touch to register for childcare.
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Montessori School of Durham

We are excited to announce that we have changed our school name to Montessori School of Durham. The school has been educating students since 1977 and has become much more than a "Children's House" (which describes a program for children 3-6 years old) since 1982 when the school's Elementary program began. In 2007, the school’s Toddler program began. Montessori School of Durham ignites passion and curiosity for lifelong learning in students 18 months through 6th grade.
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All-School Fall Picnic!

Save the date for the All-School Fall Picnic at Little River Regional Park Picnic Shelter (301 Little River Park Way, Rougemont, NC 27572) on Sunday, September 9th from 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Please bring drinks for your family and a dish to share with the MCHD community (with serving utensil). Some picnic tables are at the park, but you may also bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets for seating in the grassy area. The Parents’ Association will provide plates, utensils & napkins. Gather your family and come visit with friends old and new!

Little River Park has a playground, large field, and hiking/biking trails so bring bikes and balls. Come early and enjoy the park and trail. Please note, if 3:30 conflicts with nap time or other needs, families are welcome to arrive at any point during the picnic that best suits their children’s schedules. All items should be removed from the picnic area by 5:15 for clean-up and break down.
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Toddler Tour and Information Session

Explore a Montessori Children's House of Durham Toddler Classroom and learn more about a Montessori education. Join us for a Toddler Tour and Information Session (parents only) on Wednesday, July 18th from 3:30-4:30pm. The half-day or full-day toddler classes (for children ages 18 months to 3 years-old) are designed to develop language, cognitive and motor abilities. They focus on modeling social skills and graces, finding friendships, and instilling collaborative work while uniting the toddler's strong sense of independence with practical success. Now enrolling! If you are unable to attend during this session, please email natalie@mchdurham.org to schedule a personal tour.
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Learn more about our camp options!

With options for children aged 3 -14, students will express creativity while refining artistic skills in art and pottery camps, design and animate mobile apps with local provider Stem4Kids, delve into the world of musical theater, learn all about cats, get creative in the kitchen, etc. Check out all of the options!
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End-of-Year Celebrations

Parents and/or caregivers are invited to the following year-end celebrations: Early Childhood and Kindergarten Watermelon Party (Friday, June 1st at 11:00 -11:45am on the Early Childhood playground); All-Day Toddler Lemonade Party (Friday, June 1st at 3:15-3:45pm in the all-day toddler classroom); 5-Day Toddler Lemonade Party (Friday, June 1st at 11:30am-12:00pm in the 5-day toddler classroom); 3-Day Toddler Lemonade Party (Thursday, May 31st at 11:30am-12:00pm in the 3-day toddler classroom); Elementary students are dismissed at 12:15 on the last day of school (Friday, June 1st) unless regularly enrolled in After School. Drop-in care is not available on the last day of school.
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