Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Winter Break

No school from December 19th through January 2nd. Hope you have a great break with your children. See you next year January 3rd!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Picture retakes

Picture retakes are this Wednesday December 7th at 8:30.

Symphony field trip Tomorrow

This Thursday is the symphony field trip for all day students. We will be walking for the symphony. All parent volunteers, Corvin's grandma, Diego's mom, Megan's mom, and Angel's dad are asked to arrive at 8:30 am so we can depart. We ask that everyone please be on time due to constraints around the trip. We will be returning to the campus at 11:30. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Monday, November 28, 2011

November 28, 2011
Dear Parents/Guardians:
Please join faculty, staff and children from Faith North/FNM@ Shaw for our annual Holiday Tax Credit Concert Monday, December 5 – 6 pm at Herrera School located at 1350 South 11th Street, Phoenix, AZ 85034.
Children should arrive no later than 5:30 pm. They will be shown to a classroom where they will wait until they perform and then return to after their performance. The teachers will release the children to their parents at the conclusion of the concert.
For this event children should be presented in concert attire. No jeans, t-shirts or sneakers. Moreover, please assist me in reminding your child to bring their instrument and music to school the day of the concert.
If you have any questions please call 602 257-3914.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Happy Holidays!
Robert London
Department of Music

Friday, November 18, 2011

Holiday Concert

Holiday Tax Credit Concert will be December 5th at Herrera at 6 pm. More information to come...

Eco Fashion Show information

The Eco Fashion Show will showcase environmentally-friendly clothing created with anything from last week's newspaper to old food wrappers!

Fashions can consist of dresses, suits, costumes and accessories made from recovered materials such as product packaging, grocery bags, aluminum cans, cardboard & all other “wasted” things repurposed into wearable art.

Repurposed garments - where old garments are made to look new again.

“Trashion” - clothes made from materials normally recycled or trashed (newspapers, magazines, styrofoam, plastics, etc.).

The Eco-fashion Show is open to all students, teachers, and parents.

Designs must utilize at least 50% reclaimed or recycled materials.

Entry Fee:
$3 per person or
$2 per person + 1 non-perishable food item

The following form must be completed along with your entry fee by Monday, December 5th, 2011.




The Eco-Fashion Show will be featured at the Holiday Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, December 10th.

Faith North Montessori
4th, 5th & 6th Grade Washington D.C. Trip Fundraiser

Thursday, November 17, 2011

No school next week, Thanksgiving/fall break! Have a fun and enjoyable week with your child!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow November 17, 2011.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

What we are doing...

Just a reminder

No school this Friday 11/11/2011
No school the week of Thanksgiving 11/21/2011 to 11/25/2011.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Please do not send candy with your child to school or allow them to eat candy for breakfast. Children who consume even a few pieces of candy before school have a difficult time in the classroom.
Thank you

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Book Fair

October 31st-November 4th in the Faith North office.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Picture day 10/28

Picture day is on Friday 10/28. We are one of the first classes to get our picture taken so please be on time (8:20).
Thank you.

International Children's Day Celebration tomorrow

International Children’s Day Celebration

On Wednesday, October 26th we will be celebrating International Children’s Day. This is a day designed to celebrate our diverse cultural community. Discuss with your child his/her ethnic heritage. Choose one that is either prevalent in your family or one that you and your child would like to learn about. With your child, put together a traditional costume or parts of one that they may wear that day for our “Small World Parade.” Then, prepare a food that is also symbolic of the heritage the child represents to bring and share in “A Small World Potluck.” Festivities begin with a parade at 10:20 at FNM@Shaw and 10:45 at FN Main. The potlucks will be enjoyed by the children in their respective classrooms.

El miércoles 26 de Octubre en Faith North Montessori estaremos celebrando el Día International de las Ninos. Este es un día para celebrar la diversidad cultural de nuestra comunidad. Hable con su hijo/a de su herencia étnica. Escoja una que sea prevalente o que solo sea divertido para aprender. Junto con su hijo/a, arregle un traje tradicional o partes de uno que ellos puedan usar ese día para nuestro desfile cultural. Después, prepare una comida que es también algo simbólica de la cultura que ellos representan para traerlo a la clase y compartirlo en “ Una comida de un mundo pequeño”. Las festividades comenzaran con un desfile a las 10:20 at FNM@Shaw and 10:45 at FN Main.

Thank you
The Faith North Staff

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Birthday Celebration's

Birthday celebration's are scheduled for your child during the week of their birthday. If possible bring a picture of him/her at birth and a picture for each year of his/her life. You are also welcome to bring a healthy snack to share with the class (26 students)... please no cupcakes, cookies,candy, or surgery treats etc. We eat lunch from 11:20-12 if you would like to join us. Adult lunches are $2.25 and can be purchased at the cafeteria. I look forward to seeing you! Please make sure to schedule the preferred date of your child's celebration with Ms. Marisa at least one day in advance.

Letter from the Principal

Hello Faith North Community,

“The immense influence that education can exert through children has the environment for its instrument, for the child absorbs his environment, takes everything from it and incarnates it in himself.”
-Maria Montessori

When Montessori teachers think of preparing the environment they usually have images of shelf placement and materials arranged carefully for optimum use. All of the meticulous preparation of the environment is vital to the prime importance that Montessori gives the environment, but it is not the totality. Every person in the classroom as well as clothes worn, sounds made, the objects carried in are all part of the environment that is absorbed by each child. To keep our environment consistent with Montessori ideals requires vigilance. If we are trying to create a space where our children’s spirits thrive, we must also attempt to shut out the clutter of the commercial world. When our children wear advertising for corporations, they are advertising what the corporation feels is important. Many times what is displayed are trade names, TV or movie characters and sometimes violent scenes. These may be found on our children’s clothes, shoes, lunch boxes, backpacks and notebooks. Why should our children provide this advertising and does it really improve the quality their life? Classrooms lose some of their tranquility when super heroes invade. Such gimmicks not only reinforce the idea that we need to buy the latest fad, but they also promote behaviors that are associated with these products.

Children from the very youngest to our adolescents need advocates who can help them understand advertising and commercialism and how it affects their choices in daily life. Stay in tune and aware of such influences and assist your child in doing the same by having discussions about the motives behind marketing and advertising.

Kindergarden students homework over fall break

Parents please continue having your child read to you over fall break. Your children are so excited to read and love to read to you!

Garden Helpers

A special thanks to all the parents who gave up part of their Saturday to help make our school gardens lovely. Thanks to Ms. Toni and Ms. Clark for the wonderful organization.

Monday, October 3, 2011


You are welcome to come in have lunch, observe, or help out in the classroom after October break. Please give me 1 days notice so I can plan accordingly.

Upcomming Events

Elementary Parent Education October 5th 5:30-6:30

Family bingo night Friday November 4th

Parents night out at the Duce Saturday November 12th. Support out gardens. Dinner and Silent auction from 6-9 $40.00 per couple

Friday, September 30, 2011

Fall Festival

The Fall Fest and Fun Event will be Oct. 28th from 5:30-8:00pm.
15 Carnival booths
a sock it to the teachers event
jello eating contest
basket raffles
a rummage sale
an art/ origami/ and jewelry sale
a DJ with live music and dinner
Lots of candy and prizes, you will not need to trick or treat after this event.
Tickets will be (4) for $1.00 (25) for $5.00 and (50) for $10.00

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fall Break

No school October 10-14 due to fall break.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Drop off and Breakfast

Please continue to drop you children off at the door; it helps build independence and healthy separation habits. Also it has come to my attention that under the guidelines of the Federal child Feeding Program food may not be brought out of the cafeteria in the AM. Thank you for your continued support.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Early release

Dismissal on Thursday September 22 and Friday September 23 is at 1:20.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Parent education night

Wednesday September 14Th from 5-6 pm is the primary parent education night. This is mandatory if you have not attended the primary parent education night in the past.

please note....

We have not had outdoor environment or recess this week due to the excessive heat warning. Students have been encouraged to drink water regularly.
Thank you to all the parents who brought in class supplies or donated money. If you have not done so please send in supplies or $25 toward class supplies as soon as possible.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I hope you had a wonderful Summer! Please remember back to school night is this Monday August 1st. Please meet in room 117 at 4:00.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Hope you are having a wonderful summer with your children. This is the class supply list for next year. If you would rather you may donate $25 toward other classroom materials.

Box of band aids
4 spoons
4 forks
2 plates
1 bottle of dish washing soap
1 box of colored pencils that includes pink (Prismacolor or Prang)
2 glue sticks
1 box Dixie cups
change of clothes child's name on it
2 boxes of tissue
1 spool of thread
1 skein of yard, beautiful color or variegated
1 container baby wipes
1 container disinfecting wipes
1 pint tempera paint (any color)
1 box zip lock bags
4oz-6oz cup with child's name on it

In addition to the items above children will need the following:

All new students need to bring a plastic shoe box with removable lid.
All preschool students bring colored tissue paper
All day students (kindergarten and 2nd year preschoolers)need a notebook without spirals.

Here are some additional items if you would like to contribute to our classroom

CD/cassette player (used is fine)
small fancy boxes (used is fine)
trays (used is fine)
dry erase markers (all colors)
sharpie markers (all colors, all sizes)
cut flowers

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Kindergarten Graduation

Faith North Montessori Kindergarten Graduation

May 24th 2011 in the multipurpose room at 6:00

Kindergarten students please arrive in our classroom at 5:30!

Some Pictures from our Fieldtrip

Friday, May 6, 2011

Family Game Night Basket update

Our class basket for the basket raffle is Family Game night! So far we have had 2 games donated and some money. Special thanks to the Sam, Verdugo, Gammill, and the Reyes family's for the donations. Thank you for all your support toward this PTA fundraiser. There is still time to donate a new game or money (toward a Wii)!


Thank you to all the parents who have blessed us with tokens of appreciation this week! You have made us feel appreciated and loved!!!

Ms Marisa
Miss Bonny

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Family Literacy night this Wednesday April 27th starting at 5:30 at the Burton Bar Library.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Just a reminder...

Next Wednesday April 20th is a full school day. Dismissal for all day students is at 3:20

Friday, April 1, 2011

Family Literacy Night

April 27th at Burton Bar Library from 5:30-7:70

Monday, March 28, 2011

Just a reminder

This Wednesday March 30th and Friday April 1st are half days. Please pick up your child at 1:15 (if they usually stay till 3:20)

The best class birthday celebration ever!

Thank you Penny! We love the bubble celebration idea!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Welcome back! I Hope you had a wonderful spring break! We are all very excited to be back and get to work.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011