School Choice Week

December 11 - 1:09PM

Fields of Green Montessori School is excited to participate in National School Choice Week, which will be held from January 26 - February 1, 2020. National School Choice Week is the world’s largest annual celebration of opportunity in K-12 education. The week provides an opportunity for families to search for schools and learning environments for their children, and a chance for schools like ours to celebrate our many successes. We look forward to wearing our NSCW yellow fleece scarves and telling the Fields of Green Montessori School story during the week, and we hope you will join us in celebrating!

A Parent Breakfast, served by the students, will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 from 10 to 11 am, as students appreciate their parents for choosing this school for them.

October is Here!!

October 1 - 10:06PM

September came and went with the wind it seems! We had our first school-wide field trip to Pochuck Farms to pick apples and pears, and we all enjoyed picking out a pumpkin and eating cider and donuts! It was a lovely day!

School pictures ended today, and I hope all of you will enjoy seeing your children photographed in the great outdoors. Pictures will be ready to view by Friday online.

Make sure you check our school calendar on this site to keep track of coming events.

Fall is here, leaves are coming down like rain, yet I wish it were truly raindrops. We need some rain!

Take care, Miss Deb

Gearing Up For the Fall!

July 29 - 2:32PM

Happy summer to all of you! I hope your summer is going well and that you and your family are enjoying the warm weather and making lots of great memories.

Besides our Seeds of Wonder Nature Camp, we are working on fixing things around the school, ordering supplies, making new programs for the new school year, and registering new folks. It is always a busy summer here at Fields of Green!

This fall we are happy to announce that we have added two new teachers to our staff! Zoe Makofske is our new music teacher for our Elementary/Middle kids and also an Assistant in the Sprouts classroom three days per week. She has her Master's degree in Music Education and will be bringing along her two kids as well to join our community. John Tirelli is our new STEAM educator for Elementary/Middle kids and we are so excited for him to teach our kids how to use our new 3D printer, along with programming, robotics, and other wonderful subjects in the tech world!

We are also working on establishing a new Parents Facebook page, and that will come out in August. It's a new, fun way to connect with all the wonderful families here at FOG.

That's just some of what we are doing - have a great rest of the summer and please give us a call if you are interested in possibly joining our learning community here at Fields of Green!

Coming Events

March 29 - 11:16AM

  1. We have just finished casting all of our Sprouts for the play! The Elementary/Middle kids helped to pick out the kids' parts. They help me co-produce the play so they feel completely invested in their performance. You will receive the list of the Sprouts parts in your child's folder. If your child has any lines, a copy of those lines will also be attached. We try to make a child's first time on stage in a play easy and fun, so we do not pressure most of them with having to speak lines. Only a couple of children will have lines, and those will be limited to one or two lines. The Sprouts will be viewing the movie a few times so they can understand the timing of their parts and what they will need to do. Once we get closer to the date, we will practice in the church next door. Remember that you are responsible for your child's costume, although we have a professional costume designer mom in our midst and we are trying to figure out how she can help us out. More info on that soon. In the meantime, make sure you view the movie with your child and also go online to grab screen shots of what your child's costume should look like. I am always available to answer questions if you have any. Please feel free to call the school or email me with your questions.

  2. I have received some of our Toy Fair Fundraiser educational toy picks. I have decided that on nice days, the Elementary/Middle kids will man a table outside during drop offs and pick ups to sell the items as they come in. I don't have much storage space and I think it will be good practice for them to market the items and work with money. So far I have received some quality wooden puzzles in 100 piece packs. The company sells more than what I bought in smaller and larger piece sets, and we are happy to take orders if we don't have what you are looking for. We also have a number of the "Opoly" games, which are takeoffs from Monopoly. There is Cat-opoly, Horse-opoly, etc. They all look so fun to play! This company, too, can take orders on games we may not have in our small stock. We will wait for a really nice day before setting up a table, but get ready to have fun shopping! I will be receiving other Toy Fair picks in the next couple of weeks, so more will come out as the days warm up!

  3. Our Seeds of Wonder Nature Camp info will be coming out next week also! Watch your child's folder for that information. It's going to be a summer of fun learning and play!

  4. Many new Community Service projects will be available this spring so those of you who signed up to complete your Community Service hours can do so. I will be making a list of the many things we need done this spring before school ends. Stay tuned for that!

  5. Don't forget also to mark your calendars for our Open House on Saturday, June 1st! All staff is required to attend that day. Remind friends and family to mark the day too so they can join you! It is a fun, family day from 11 to 3. We will have a Silent Auction, a BBQ potluck lunch, bouncy house, games for kids, goat grooming and hopefully some music for all!

School Choice Week! 9:30 to 11 on January 24th

January 18 - 12:46PM

To celebrate School Choice Week, we are putting on our annual Parent Breakfast in all classes! Parents will enter the "FOG Restaurant," be seated by their own child/waitress/waiter and the child will then retrieve breakfast for their parent! Sprouts and Seedlings will serve continental breakfasts and the Elementary class will cook a pancake breakfast for their parents. All parents welcome!