Director’s Parent Letter: Week Ending with February 27th

Dear Parents:

As we bid a fond farewell to the snow and record-setting cold of February 2015, I want to express to the WCM community that the Staff shares parents’ frustration over weather closings and delays. Many of us have school children too. For better or worse, we have for many years followed the Lexington City Schools decisions on weather closings. The Superintendent is better positioned than us to communicate with VDOT and Public Works and to make these decisions for the safety of students and teachers. In addition, although inconvenience is inevitable when weather closings occur, the clarity provided by our policy to follow Lexington has a benefit of its own.

Many of you know from experience that while we follow the Lexington weather policy, our school calendars are not identical. WCM is in session for students on several days throughout the academic year when Lexington is closed for a holiday or teacher work day. Beyond scheduled closings, Lexington Schools allocated four snow days into the 2014-15 academic calendar. All four days have now been used. Lexington has added Friday, March 27 as a school day for students, and Woods Creek Montessori will also have school on that day (requires registration). In the event of additional weather-related closings, if Lexington extends its school year, we will extend ours too.

Please save the date for our Art Auction on Saturday, April 11 from 4 to 7 pm. This event has a great tradition as a fabulous evening out for parents, alumni parents and staff to enjoy some food and cocktails and help support the school. Be sure to visit our Facebook page to see some excellent artwork already donated for the event. We are looking for a few more parents to help distribute and display art auction posters around town, so please sign up through the link below if you are available to help.

Volunteer Projects

We have volunteer projects on our website. Please visit the following link to see available volunteer projects: (click on the green tab on right that says Sign Up for Volunteer Opportunities).

Important Dates

  • March 13: Re-Enrollment for Next Academic Year due
  • March 18: Last day to register for extended school day on March 27
  • March 20: 5:30 pm Winter Family Potluck Dinner
  • March 27: No School (unless registered)
  • March 30 – April 3: Spring Break
  • April 11: Art Auction at Kendal Hall – 4 to 7 pm
  • April 15: Financial Aid application due

Kind Regards,

Caroline Russell
Interim Director
Woods Creek Montessori

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