Let’s celebrate the start of school with one last splash in the pool! The party is being held at Green Mountain Camp in Dummerston from 4:30 until 7. Jay and friends will be on hand to play world music, we’ll have the grill going and all you need to do is bring your swimmies and something to share. Toddler and Children’s House Families: Sides/Salads; Lower and Upper El Families: Desserts; and Middle School Families: drinks.
Tuesday, September 13th from 5:30 – 6:30pm. This is an evening meeting for parents to learn about the upcoming year’s curriculum, program, expectations for students, and ways to be involved in your child’s education. Parents with children in more than one program should send one parent to each program level. Childcare will be provided. Please sign up for childcare at the front desk.
Tuesday, September 13th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm. This is an evening meeting for parents to learn about the upcoming year’s curriculum, program, expectations for students, and ways to be involved in your child’s education. Childcare will be provided. Please sign up for childcare at the front desk.
Saturday, April 23 at 2pm come see Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem at the Latchis Theater. Click here for tickets: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=larts
Come celebrate Annual Fund Week at the Spooky Costume Bowling party at Brattleboro Bowl on Friday, October 30th from 4-6pm. The sixth graders are planning some fun to go along with bowling. We’ll have some tasty snacks, games and of course, bowling! All ages welcome. FREE. For more information call Amelia in the Development Office. 246-4107.
- serving a friend snack, as the toddlers do with great enjoyment and pride
- washing a table, a classic Montessori activity often accomplished in our Children’s House classrooms
- writing persuasive letters to the Head of School on why Lower El needs a bigger garden, and seeing it through with materials, digging, and planting!
- building lamps for the auction, using precise measurements, calculations, and skilled craftsmanship
- running a bagel business, soup business, coffee cart, and providing childcare to raise money for an odyssey (as our Middle Schoolers do) STEM and STEAM have been what Montessori is all about for 100 years:
- The metal insets combine art, with geometry, and are a preparation for writing.
- The “timeline of life” is a lesson in history, biology, geology, and can be beautifully rendered in colored pencils, or felted wool!
- Developing the “Museum” projects in Upper Elementary requires combining disciplines to prepare a written and physical illustration to communicate a complex concept.
- Building water wheels combines math, physics, and design in a hands-on building project
On Wednesday, Kerstin (Lower Elementary Teacher), Rebecca (Children’s House – Willow Room Assistant) and I attended a training at the Vermont Learning Collaborative on “Classism in the Classroom” (http://www.
Join us for an evening of fun, fun, fun as we dance to the swing’in tunes of local musicians, Jazzberry Jam! Silent auction, small plates and drink too! Friday, May 22nd from 6-10pm at Hilltop’s brand new Arts Barn, 99 Stafford Farm Hill, in Brattleboro.
Hilltop Middle School Students embark on their Odyssey to Alabama as part of their study of “What it means to be human” and the Civil Rights Movement. They will be leaving on April 8, returning on the 15th.