Montessori Minutes 10/3

 In Branding

Hello San Tan Montessori Preschool families,

I hope you all enjoy your fall break!  We are so fortunate to have such beautiful weather coincide with fall break in Arizona.

Dates to Remember and Notables: Follow Links to More Details and Registration Forms

  • 10/4 No School- Parent-Teacher Conferences & Usborne Book Fair Event
  • 10/4 to 10/11 Fall Break – No School
  • 10/14 School resumes for 2nd semester
  • 11/8 Multicultural Fair– Be a Participant and share your family’s culture
  • 11/11 Veteran’s day observed – No school

Parent-Teacher Conferences – Friday, October 4th

Please bring these completed forms to your child’s parent-teacher conferences tomorrow.

Goal Plan and Glows & Grows

After your conference, visit the Usborne Book Fair

The Fall Book Fair with Usborne Books & More is here! After you connect with your child’s teacher at their conference, be sure to stop by the book fair and check out the amazing books that will be available. Don’t forget to visit our teacher’s wish-list station during the book fair to gift our wonderful teachers with books for their classrooms. If you are unable to attend the event- or prefer to browse the full catalog- you can shop online through Friday October 4th & still support our school. Let’s make this the best book fair yet! 📚 Shop online:

Classroom T-Shirts

Here is the link for our classroom t-shirts project starting after fall break. Individual classroom stencils are being created for the front. Thank you Ms. Graft! Ms. Hubbard will help students complete their shirts with parent volunteer help during Outdoor environment time after fall break. Our hope is to have all shirts completed to be able to be worn for our Munch and Sing on November 22nd. Parents and families can order shirts to support too!

Outdoor Environment

Check out our Outdoor Environment newsletter to learn more about the benefits of gardening and outdoor classrooms for preschoolers.

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Music Together

Hello from Music Together Class!  Please check out our music newsletter this week for some ideas on how to use Music Together at home.

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Don’t forget to mark your calendar:

  • Harvest Celebration
  • Munch & Sing
  • November 22nd, 2019
  • 3:30-5pm

Montessori Activity Fees

Our San Tan Montessori Private Preschool offers programs which align with Dr. Maria Montessori’s philosophy and vision.  The Music Together™ program, Carter’s Farm, and our Outdoor Environment provide learning extensions and multi-sensorial experiences that enrich our program and opportunities for your child to grow and learn.

Download for full details. We appreciate your support of this fee and these programs!

Lunch Orders 

All hot lunches come with a meat, vegetarian, or salad option as well as 2% white milk or water at the cost of $3.75 per day. All November lunch orders MUST be completed by the end of day Monday, October 21st at 11:59 PM

November’s Lunch Menu is ready at   

Please read through and comply with our Nutrition and Allergy Policy. Reach out to Rita Sippel if you have questions at

Donor’s Choose

Support Ms. Wickland’s project through Donor’s Choose

The Gates Foundation is no longer matching teachers projects-we need your help please help us to fully fund our Outdoor environment Donor’s Choose by clicking on the link below and contributing.

Ms. Wickland

Give Back Sale happening through Montessori Services

This is that time of year that Montessori services, one of the best producers of Montessori extension materials, gives back to schools when parents order. If you are doing your Christmas shopping and want to extend the joy of Montessori at home consider shopping at Montessori services and notate our San Tan Montessori customer # 185000

Love & Logic

If you have not taken a Love and Logic Course yet please visit the link below and sign up for one soon!

STCS and Preschool Recker Campus Yearbook for Sale

Our 2019-2020 Recker Campus Yearbook Team is pleased to announce the Premiere Sale of this year’s Recker Campus Yearbook. Copies of the Yearbook can be ordered online or over the counter (with the attached Order Form). Our Yearbook theme this year is “Roadrunner Respect: What Goes Around, Comes Around” and the Team is excited to be creating and providing our families with a 100-page book of San Tan Memories including our San Tan Montessori preschool! 

 Order Link:

NOTE: Price increases to $35 on October 6th. In addition, this year we are asking for your help! If you attend one of our wonderful San Tan Recker activities or sporting events and capture that amazing pictures, we would love for you to share it with our Yearbook Team.

ARE YOU A PHOTOGRAPHER? Many of our pictures last year were contributed by parents and teachers, and we hope to capture more of these Picture Perfect Moments for this year’s book. All images must be unedited and be a minimum of 500kB large. eShare: If parents prefer to download the app from the App Store, they can enter the school code STCS2020. If you have any questions, please feel free to email our Yearbook Advisor, Ms. Kisler, at


Ms. Rita Sippel, M. Ed.

Director, San Tan Montessori School

Chief Customer Officer/Assistant Superintendent, San Tan Charter School, K-12