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The Cobb Tales February 10, 2012

The Week Ahead... Monday, February 13 Acorn Singers 3:15-4:30 “FAST” FINANCIAL AID ONLINE SUBMISSION DUE Tuesday, February 14 Valentine Exchange in Primary & Elementary Outdoor Club 3:15-4:45 Wednesday, February 15 Auction Volunteer Meeting 8:30-9:30. All welcome! Thursday, February 16 ONLY DAY FOR UEL MAKE-UP TESTING Chess Club 3:15-4:30 Art Club 3:15-4:30 Primary Night 5:30-6:30

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Friday, February 17 Basketball Club 3:15-4:30 Ski Club 3:15-6:00

A Message from Mary Lou Montessori fans are having such fun these days. Truly, it has been tremendously exciting watching Montessori take flight over the past year. In our small part of the world it might seem Montessori is merely a drop in the sea of school choice, but in reality Montessori is a raging river and we are basking in its delta. New Montessori schools are springing up while established ones are shoring up or expanding. Parents in cities such as Cincinnati and Milwaukee have lined up for hours, even days, to secure coveted spots in Montessori magnet schools, and independent Montessori schools have added elementary and middle school programs. Right now there are 16 Montessori high schools in the U.S., and you can count on that number climbing. Those of us long-committed to the Montessori philosophy smile and ask, “Is it any wonder?” And I hope you now count yourself among those smiling faces. In October Steven Hughes told us we can be proud because we were into Montessori before it was cool. Although cool is not the goal, it certainly is fun to be in-the-know. Be assured, Montessori is education for the 21st century. It creates independent, innovative thinkers and doers. Children who are respected and valued grow up to respect and value others. Schools that create a climate where learning is in and regurgitation is out will shape the future. Communities that believe education begins at birth and that the precious period of childhood is brief and formative will change the world. Championing Montessori is perhaps the greatest thing we can do for the children on this planet. I hope you will share in that mission and have fun while you’re at it.

A Window into Their World Last week’s fastdraw “Superwoman was already here” drew such rave reviews that we’re delivering a similar one today. Please enjoy Trevor Eissler’s “Montessori Madness.” 123, 859 views and counting. Just this week it was translated into Indonesian! Add that to the list! If you loved last week’s video, you’ll love this one as well. Bravo, Click the ACORN Mr. Eissler! to view slideshow.


Parent Notes & Reminders Paul Cryan Schedule (repeated) Feb. 22 9:00-10:30 10:30-11:45 12:15-1:00 1:30-3:00 Feb. 23 9:00-10:10 10:15-11:45 12:15-1:00 1:30-3:00 Feb. 24 9:00-11:45 12:15-2:30

YCC Mrs. Ebersol’s MP & class Mrs. Ebersol’s ED students Maureen Hilsdon’s class Miss Pemba’s MP & class Mrs. Gallagher’s MP & class Miss Pemba’s ED Mrs. Gallagher’s ED UEL Joan Gwillim’s class

Mark Your Calendar! National Mythology Exam in UEL Thursday, February 23

Calling All Volunteers! The Auction Committee shouts out to all volunteers to join them on Wednesday, February 15 8:30-9:30 in the library. Our annual spring auction on April 27th will be here before we know it. Please join committee co-chairs: Jennifer Filler, Carrie Firestone, Heather Kaliden and Tammy Ramenda to hear about ways to get involved. All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

From the Business Office Last week’s Cobb Tales provided a description of The Cobb School’s Financial Aid procedure and announced its due dates. As a reminder, applying for Financial Aid is done online. Please click HERE or visit our website under “Admissions” and “Financial Aid” to find the “FAST” logo/link. Again, online submission is due February 13, 2012, and Tax Return submission is due February 24, 2012. If you have any questions, please call Beth Rumsey at 860-6581144, ext. 102 or email beth.rumsey@cobbschool.com.

The Cobb School Welcomes... ... William to the YCC! Please say hello to our newest student and his parents, Scott & Erika, when you see them in the hall!

... Henry. Congratulations to big brother Sam and parents, Shelly & Geoff. Such glorious news! Enjoy!

Please sign up for childcare during Thursday’s Primary Night with Miss Margaret! Save the Date! The Cobb School Elementary presents

Harlequin March 9 at 7pm. Ticket order forms will go home with every EL & ED child on Monday, February 13.

The Cobb School Thanks... ...Jennifer O’Dea and the Hospitality volunteers for the yummy luncheon last Friday. Thank you, Andrea Kinsley, Heather Kaliden, Jen Lambert, Preeti Mahajan, Jo Marriot, Deb Reid, Liddy Doyle, Alison Untiedt, Sarah Sabbagh, Maureen Scudder, Laura Radmore, Sue Joop and Dierdre Von Pechman! ...members of the Chess Club for representing us so beautifully at an all-day chess challenge at Renbrook. Congratulations, boys, on your fifth place trophy and medal! You earned it! Open House

February 29 9am-10:30am Call Sallie Ann Jacobs 860-658-1144, ext 107

This Week’s Photo Albums... The Year of the Black Water Dragon Gettin’ Ready for LOVE

We look forward to seeing you at tomorrow’s Pancake Breakfast!


The Cobb Tales February 10, 2012