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Join us for our first annual International Fair on October 30th!  Click on the link below for a list of participating classrooms and countries of study.

Some of the City's most wonderful leaders came to Montessori School 31 this March 3, 2015 to help us celebrate reading, Dr. Seuss, and Read Across America Day.  Read more about it in this article from The City Council News.  http://www.cityofyonkers.com/Home/Components/News/News/1703/3219

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Congratulations to our own Sydney Harker.  Her art was chosen to be featured in the 2015-2016 Yonkers Public Schools Calendar!  Her work is featured as a background for the month of November.  Download the full calendar here. http://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/docs/calendar/2015-2016-Calendar-Handbook.pdf

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Montessori School 31's Word of the Day Program

Here are the words for October:

Week 1:  summarize, stanza, analyze, determine, evidence, contrast

Week 2:  muted, maze, publishing, pressure, disclose

Week 3:  contested, pursuit, scholastic, grimly, employed

Week 4:  turmult, mentor, culprit, deprived, miraculous

Here are the words for November:

Week 1:  painstaking, exploded, submitted, negotations, collaborate

Week 2:  repetitive, appealing, complement, appropriate, impaired

Week 3:  phenomenal, Showdown, fundamental, flair, lingered

Week 4:  savor, gloat, berate, reserve, brainwashed

December and January: Review of the words of the previous eight weeks.

Here are the words for February:

Review Words

Week 4:  observe, raucous, looms, zany, gigantic

Here are the words for March:

Week 1:  impressive, phony, distinguish, intriguing, correspond


Week 2:  detached, principle, decomposition, specimens, reluctant


Week 3:  elegant, equations, complex, compromise, shriveled


Week 4:  venture, defy, consequences, permeated, poised


Here are the words for April:


Week 1:  rigid, rudimentary, sparsely, array, immaculately


Week 2:  debut, stubborn, permission, hauling, mournful


Week 3:  toward, triumph, discouraged, toured, border


Week 4:  whirling, rapidly, condense, source, rotating

What is Montessori Education?
Montessori is a method of education named after Dr. Maria Montessori. She was the first woman in Italy to obtain the degree of Doctor of Medicine. Because she was a doctor, Maria Montessori looked at education from a scientific level. She believed that education should prepare a person for all aspects of life. She designed materials and techniques that would promote a natural growth of learning in students. They are common to all Montessori classrooms.  Working with these materials and techniques forms a pattern that children carry over naturally to reading, writing, and mathematics. Each skill is developed to interlock with another. 
Monday, November 30
Board of Education Special Meeting
5:00 PM
The President of the Board of Education has called a Special Meeting for the purpose of appointing an Interim Superintendent of Schools. The meeting will take place in the 4th Floor Board Conference Room, One Larkin Center.
Thursday, December 3
Programs for Academically Talented Students Information Meeting
6:30 PM

The meeting takes place at:

PEARLS Hawthorne School
348 Hawthorne Avenue
Yonkers, New York
(at the intersection of Culver Street at Riverdale and Hawthorne Avenues)

Please note that the application process MUST be completed by the deadline date, Friday, December 19, 2014, in person only at the Yonkers Public Schools Information Center, One Larkin Center.
Saturday, December 5
School Choice Fair
9:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Saunders Trades & Technical High School, 183 Palmer Rd, Yonkers, NY 10701
Snow Date: 12/12/15
Tuesday, December 8
Audit Budget & Finance Committee/Workshop Meetings
5:30 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
Please use the Wells Avenue Entrance
All welcome!
Thursday, December 10
Board of Education Instructional Affairs Committee Meeting
5:00 PM
4th Floor Board Room
One Larkin Center
All Welcome!