October Newsletter North Campus

Important Dates

Oct. 25th- Fall Mercado(9am-11am)

Nov. 11th– Veterans Day – No School

Nov. 28th-29th – Thanksgiving Vacation – No School

Dec. 6th– Parent/Teacher Conferences – No School

Dec. 20th–Jan. 3 – Winter Break

Jan. 6th – School Resumes


On Friday, October 25th, from 9:00-11:00 we will be holding a school-wide Fall Mercado (Spanish for open market) here on campus. The students will receive mercado money that they can spend purchasing items from the vendors at the marketplace. The vendors are the elementary students and they have designed and will run their own mini-stores/businesses where families and little ones (primary students) can purchase food items, make-and-take crafts, etc., with their money that we give them.

This is part of our school-wide economic literacy program here at MEC North. Mercado is such a valuable experience for our students to gain awareness of elements of running a business including budgets, profits and loss, supply and demand and price point negotiation skills. It also gives the children an opportunity to experience real-world commerce and business plans, as well as cooperative group learning.


After completing a general, economic-based curriculum (individualized to the age and developmental abilities of the child), the school puts on the Mercado twice-a-year. After selecting products and/or services, students form stores, create a business plan, and learn skills related to their store (production and/or practicing services). They develop budget and marketing strategies, advertise, take out a bank loan, pay rent, pay employee salaries, analyze and create price-points, and keep track of inventory. Each elementary classroom creates businesses. They also shop at their schoolmates’ stores. Primary classes have the opportunity to shop and interact with these older students. Mercado “money” is earned throughout the year. Every student has the opportunity to earn the same amount of money, and teachers are asked to decide how children merit a specific amount. Not only are the students learning financial literacy, they are having a fun time! Families are welcome to join in the fun! 


  • Please help us to keep our school healthy by keeping students home when they are coughing, have a runny nose, a sore throat, fever, or an upset stomach.
  • If your child becomes ill at school, we will contact you to pick him/her up. You will need to pick up your child within one half hour of our phone call. Your child must be fever free (under 100 degrees),without medication, no longer vomiting, diarrhea free, and rash free (or not contagious) for 24 hours before returning to
  • Please inform your classroom teacher if you are aware that your child is arriving to school with a non contagious rash, sores, bug bites, etc. This notice will eliminate teacher concern and questions.



It has come to our attention that there are some safety issues in the carline. While the majority of you are safely navigating the carline, it is important that we refresh ourselves on the guidelines to better protect the children. If you see unsafe behavior in the carline, please let us know so that we can take care of the issue. We do not want any of our students to be involved in an accident because of someone’s carelessness in our carline. Also, keep in mind that those not following our guidelines may be cited for traffic and safety violations and can, at our discretion, be banned from the carline.

Help us keep your students safe by observing these guidelines:



  • NO CELL PHONE ZONE:  The moment you enter carline, there should be no cell phone use.
  • DRIVE SLOWLY:  Be aware! Drive slowly, and pull forward in carline whenever possible making sure there are no children near your car (including your own).
  • STAY IN VEHICLE:  Please stay in your vehicle at all times! Your children will be sent to your car when they get to carline.
  • BE PATIENT:  Each person in carline is in the same situation.  Be patient and do not assume your situation is different from anyone else’s situation.  We want all Montessori children to be safe.

BE RESPECTFUL:  Please regard staff with courtesy and patience. We are acting in the best interest of all students. Remember that carline is a service we choose to provide and not a requirement. Do not cut off other cars or skip ahead into line before others.



                                                   FUN FOOD FRIDAY

                                                         October Menu

Oct. 4th – Macaroni and cheese, broccoli, garlic bread, and milk.

Oct. 18th – Chicken nuggets, macaroni salad, corn, and milk.

Oct. 25th – 2 slices of cheese pizza, salad, and juice.


                                                        It’s Not Too Late!

Students are able to purchase Fun Food Friday lunches up until the Monday before the desired date for $6.

Late orders(past Monday on week of)=$7.

Please contact Crystal in the office with any questions.