Children's House All School News

Parent Partnership Hours:  Our Volunteer Coordinator recently tallied Family Partnership Hours to date and noticed many families have not logged their hours.   Be sure the time spend with us count.   Log your hours for credit.  Download this App and log your hours virtually or log your hours on your Family Partnership Hours Log located inside your Parent Folder. 

March Calendar
  • WEEK OF MARCH 2-6: Scholastic Book Fair-lobby of Children's House. 
  • Tuesday March 3rd-PTO meets 5:30 pm (NEW TIME)  at the Beech Street Campus.  Special guest this month: Rainey Wikstrom, Colorado League of Charter School, Wellness Advisor.
  • NO SCHOOL-March 12th & 13th-Staff Training/Observations
  • Monday March 16th-Board of Director Meet, 5pm, Beech Street Campus
  • Wednesday March 18th-School Advisory Committee (SAC) meets, 5:30 pm, Beech Street Campus.
  • SPRING BREAK-March 27-April 6th
Philosophy Corner:
Art in the Montessori Classroom?

Art is essential in the environment of the child from birth on. It is a way of approaching life, of moving and speaking, of decorating a home or school, of selecting toys and books. It cannot be separated from every other element of life. READ MORE




Home Connection
Montessori at home connections.  This month's: Creating Art at Home  
Montessori Bonus Lesson - Introduction To Art
Montessori Bonus Lesson - Introduction To Art

PTO Press.....
The monthly PTO meeting will be held this Tuesday, March 3rd, from 5:30-6:30 PM at Beech Street School. Childcare will be provided. If you are a parent/teacher/staff or just a happy supporter of the joint Kiva PTO, of the Children's House or Elementary/Middle school, you are invited to attend. We have some fun and exciting things to plan and discuss and we have attached a copy of the meeting agenda for you to review. We will also be discussing our PTO meeting time again this month so if you want to voice your opinion on what time you would prefer the monthly meeting to be, please plan to attend! Hope to see you there!
SPECIAL GUEST:  Rainey Wikstrom from the Colorado League f Charter Schools.

From our Board of Directors.....

Hello Amazing Kiva Families, 

How is it March already?  Our board of directors has been busy, committee updates are listed below - contact the chairperson of each committee for more information.
  • Facilities committee - this shared committee with the Elementary/Middle School board is working diligently to secure facilities for grades 1-7 in the 2015-2016 school year - the Beech Street facility is bursting at the seams!  As soon as we have plans solidified, we'll let you know more.  Contact Julie Suckla for more information. 
  • Nominations committee is working to identify new board members for terms starting in the 2015-2016 school year.  Contact Shamai Buckel for more information.  
  • Mission Vision committee - this committee hosted a community meeting on Wednesday, February 25th at 5:30pm to gather community feedback on our school's mission and vision.  The goal of the meeting was to make recommendations for any changes in language or implementation of the mission/vision to the board for their spring retreat.  If you missed the meeting and would like to provide feedback about our school's mission statements, contact Alexia. 
  • Evaluation committee - this committee is currently working on its annual evaluation of school administration.  Our unique 3-tiered evaluation process helps give valuable feedback to our administration using best practices from the Colorado Department of Education, our own Montessori/STEAM touchstones goals, and our carefully constructed job descriptions.  Contact Anna Cole for more information. 
  • Budget and finance committee is working with administration to prepare our 2015-2016 budget - this monumental task helps keep our program financially solvent!  Contact Chad Fish for more information.  
  • Executive committee is working to plan our spring board retreat in partnership with the Children's House Board of Directors.  This is a time to review our year, plan for next year, and strategic plan for the next 50 years!  Contact Matt Clark for more information.  

Meetings will be held on the 3rd Monday of each month: March 16 and  April 20 from 5:00pm-6:30pm.  Meetings are held at the Beech St. campus, all are welcome to attend. 

As always, your questions, concerns and ideas are important; please come see me.


Alexia Hudson-McGrath
Children's House