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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

This year, Montessori School 31 students participated in Big Apple Crunch Day. We learned about healthy eating habits and good snack choices.  We capped off our experience by getting together for a Big Apple Photo.  Then we all took a bite of our apples!  Read more about Big Apple Crunch Day here:  https://bigapplecrunch.squarespace.com/

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Congratulations to our own Catherine O'Connor of the Fourth Grade Class and our Art Teacher, Mrs. Janet Skydel.  Catherine's Holiday Card design was one of four designs chosen by the Yonkers Public Schools to grace their 2014 Holiday Card. Catherine received special recognition from the district to honor this achievement.  Read more about this honor at the district website, http://www.yonkerspublicschools.org/1415news-district-holiday-card.php


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Montessori School 31's Word of the Day Program

Here are the words for October:

Week 1:  literary, revisions, manuscript, wry, editorial

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, August 31
Teaching Assistant Professional Development
Tuesday, September 1
Superintendent's Conference Day
Wednesday, September 2
First Day of School K-12 Only - Half Day (No School for PreK)

Dismissal Times:

    7:35AM Start - Dismiss at 11:00AM
    8:35AM Start - Dismiss at 12:00PM


    7:45AM Start - Dismiss at 11:00AM

Breakfast Served
No Lunch

Thursday, September 3
Half Day for K-12 (No School for PreK)

Dismissal Times:

    7:35AM Start - Dismiss at 11:00AM
    8:35AM Start - Dismiss at 12:00PM


    7:45AM Start - Dismiss at 11:00AM

Breakfast Served
No Lunch

Friday, September 4
Full Day for K-12 (No School for PreK)

Breakfast and Lunch Served

Today, 8/31/2015
High: 90 Low: 71
Partly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 9/1/2015
High: 89 Low: 70
Mostly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.