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Dear CHMS Families:

Dear CHMS Families:

Greetings!  We hope you are all well and have been able to find some joy and peace in the midst of these uncertain days as our world is working hard responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and especially those of you who are on the front lines helping to care for the sick and working all essential jobs and those unable to work at non-essential jobs that have closed.

The CHMS Administration has been evaluating the situation constantly and have heard from some of you asking if we plan to re-open.  Additionally, we are aware that many of you have older children who are out of school and also in need of childcare.  While not mandatory, DHS will allow us to re-open.   Therefore, if the need among our student body families is great enough, we will re-open on Monday, March 30th.  If CHMS does re-open, we will allow siblings of our currently enrolled students to attend during this time.

While we have been closed our staff has sanitized the entire building and have established the following procedures:

–          No Parents will be allowed in the building
–       At morning drop-off, a staff member will meet you at the door to take your child’s temperature with a laser thermometer and collect information.  Please note, if your child has any of the  following, they will not be accepted for care:
o   Temperature greater than 100.3 degrees
o   Cough
o   If your child has tested positive for COVID-19 or has been in contact with anyone who is/was positive for COVID in the past 14 days
–          At end of day Pick-up, staff-member will bring your child to you at the door
–          Classrooms and playground equipment will be sanitized each evening after  6pm
–          During the work day, all staff members will wash hands every 30 minutes
–          Gloves, masks, and foot covers will be available for all staff members
–          Teachers and Children must have soft-soled freshly washed shoes for inside wear
–          All dishes are run through the High-Temp Sanitizer after each use
–       All towels, rags, bedding washed at school will be done so with an anti-bacterial/bleach solution and washed in hot water
–       A new, school quality air scrubber has been installed to filter the air in the main building and will be running 24/7.
–      A high-quality air cleaner will be running 24/7 in the outside classroom
–         We plan to keep groups of children small, 10 children or less per group

Here is what we need from you: Please let us know of your intention of whether or not you will send your child to school by replying to this email as soon as possible and no later than midnight on Thursday, March 26th

If you do plan to send your child(ren) back to school starting next Monday (or anytime during the mandated closure of non-essential businesses), let us know how many enrolled students and siblings from your family you intend to send to CHMS.  For those in need of sibling childcare, we will contact you to discuss pricing for this service. A staff member will supervise all elementary age children and will be available to help them with their school assignments.

For those of you who do not opt for your children to return to CHMS for the duration of the COVID-19 health crisis only, please let us know.  We must continue to charge your account for normal tuition only (NOT child care or lunches). This will make it possible for us to hold your spot AND pay our employees and overhead expenses in order to keep our doors open.

Finally, if for any reason, you have made other arrangements and do not plan to return to CHMS, the 30-day cancellation policy does still apply, so let us know right away.

On Friday, the Administration will evaluate the number of children we expect to attend and will determine if there will be enough available staff to cover the need and/or if it is financially feasible to re-open.  We will keep you updated as soon as we make a final decision.

Respectfully,

CHMS Administration

Children’s House Montessori School
4023 Lee Ave
Little Rock, AR 72205
Telephone: 501.664.5993
Fax: 501.664.2857
Website: http://chmlr.org/

“If houses for our children do not exist, let us build them.” —Dr. Maria Montessori

A message from International Montessori Council

Click here to download the full pdf.

Dear Montessori Parents,

Around the world, Montessori school communities are facing unprecedented challenges. The present crisis threatens the lives and learning of children, the well-being of families, the livelihood of parents and teachers, and the very existence of our schools. As partners in our children’s education, we have an opportunity and responsibility to face these challenges together.

Here are some of the things we can do to ensure that our children’s learning and school community continue to thrive during and beyond these challenging times.

  • Make a commitment to take care of ourselves. Let children see us practicing calmness, positive thinking, and safe health habits.

 

 

School Closed until March 30, 2020 !!!

School Closed

Click here to read the document about school closings.

Per direction by the Governor of Arkansas, Children’s House Montessori School will be closed until March 30. The decision came after an increase in the number of COVID-19 (Corona Virus) cases across the nation. In a statement on Wednesday, March 11, it was announced that Governor Hutchinson has the sole authority to close public school campuses. Children’s House Montessori School will continue to work closely with state offices and health departments as we monitor the progress of COVID-19.

Children’s House Newsletter: 03-06-20

 

 

Re-Enrollment Forms 2020-2021

forms

Click here to download the re-enrollment forms

 

 

Children’s House Chatter Newsletter

 

Newsletter

January 2020

Click here to view the newsletter

 

 

Welcome Back!!!

Welcome Back To School

Welcome back! I hope you all had a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and, that you enjoyed the Winter Break.

Today, we kick off our “Slice the Price” Pizza fundraiser.  Flyers and Order Forms will be in your child’s classroom file today and I will send more information about this in a separate email.

Thursday we will have our January PTO Meeting followed by OPEN HOUSE.  PTO Meetings always start with FREE PIZZA and PTO provides FREE CHILDCARE during the meeting so all members can attend and participate without having to worry about your little ones.  Please plan to attend.

You are welcome to invite friends and family who may be interested in learning about Montessori and Children’s House to the Open House which will begin at 6:30PM.

Reminder: We will be CLOSED on Monday, January 20th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.

Save The Date: Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on Monday, February 17th.  School will be closed that day.  Sign – up’s and information to follow.

Thank you,

Lydia Hall

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

pt conference

Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up on Monday, February 17th.  School will be closed that day.  Sign – up’s and information to follow.

School Closed: Martin Luther King Jr Day

mlk day

Click here to read more: 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Luther_King_Jr.

 

PTO Meeting and Open House

PTO-Meeting

Thursday we will have our January PTO Meeting followed by OPEN HOUSE.  PTO Meetings always start with FREE PIZZA and PTO provides FREE CHILDCARE during the meeting so all members can attend and participate without having to worry about your little ones.  Please plan to attend.

You are welcome to invite friends and family who may be interested in learning about Montessori and Children’s House to the Open House which will begin at 6:30PM.