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Category Archives: Head of School

01
May

Nurturing Your Child’s Spirit – Outdoors

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*By Lynn Fisher, WSM Head of School  Evidence is growing that all children find solace and re-gain balance with exposure to nature.  The opportunity to explore outdoors in an unstructured, unscheduled manner not only builds coordination and strong healthy bodies … Continue reading

24
Apr

Lynn Fisher leads class: Parenting the Montessori Elementary Child

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Parenting the Montessori Elementary Child Does your child follow the ground rules at school, but constantly challenge your expectations at home? Join WSM Head of School Lynn Fisher for a four-week class: Parenting the Montessori Elementary Child. See below for details … Continue reading

20
Mar

Letter from Lynn… WSM’s Own March Madness

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*March Madness has a whole different connotation at West Side Montessori this spring! Many exciting developments are in process. The Board of Trustees conducted a three-day strategic planning marathon with Independent School Management (ISM) Senior Consultant Walker Buckalew last week. … Continue reading

21
Jan

Letter from Lynn – State of the School

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*It is hard to believe that it is already time to plan for the 2015-16 school year! I find it appropriate to reflect on a few highlights from this year as well as future plans. The first half of this … Continue reading

29
Dec

Solving Problems From the Start

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*By Lynn Fisher, WSM Head of School  National news has focused on educating children for the jobs of the future with a strong emphasis on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math). Developing habits of mind that will give children the … Continue reading

03
Nov

The Urgency of Cultural Understanding

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Today, the urgency of educating our young children in the languages and cultures of others is heightened. We’re all connected instantaneously via technology and personally experience the complexity of worldwide social, ethnic, religious, political, and natural systems.  Awareness and understanding … Continue reading

03
Sep

A Letter from Lynn – Fall 2014

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Welcome back everyone! School is well under way after just a few days. At the start of each new school year excitement and anxiety are both high. Many parents are scrambling to get their children to bed at a reasonable … Continue reading

02
Sep

Montessori 101: Your Child’s Super Powers

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Thursday, Sept. 4 • 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. at Toledo Campus Montessori education is designed to maximize development of your young child’s brain power. How? Join Head of School, Lynn Fisher, at September’s First Thursday as she unlocks the … Continue reading

09
Jul

A Walk on the Wild Side

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*The urge for adventure, exploring outdoors, is one of the joys of childhood. This summer, in addition to the zoo and our 12 amazing Metroparks of the Toledo Area, take your children for a walk on the wild side to … Continue reading

25
Apr

Summer-time and Screen-Time

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*How will your children spend their time this summer? Riding bikes? Swimming? Playing with friends? Attending summer camps or classes? Relaxing and reading? What about screen-time, the amount of time watching TV, playing video games or using mobile devices? We … Continue reading

16
Jan

Grow with Montessori

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*How do you nurture a child to become his or her best self? Lovingly, tenderly, slowly, just like in nature. The transformation from baby to adult human being takes a full 24 years from birth to maturity. West Side Montessori … Continue reading

28
Oct

The Spirit of Giving

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Cultivating the spirit of giving in children at an early age is important because it fosters a sense of belonging and self-worth. Very young children want to help. Encouraging them in simple acts of kindness such as bringing mommy a … Continue reading

14
Oct

Who Should Take The Time Out? Part II

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Guest post by Chip DeLorenzo Originally posted on May 29, 2013 at Maximize Your Talent Editor’s Note: Chip DeLorenzo is the Head of School at the Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro, Maine. He is a certified Montessori teacher (Early Childhood, Elementary I&II), and has … Continue reading

23
Sep

Who Should Take The Time Out?

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Guest post by Chip DeLorenzo Originally posted on May 1, 2013 at Maximize Your Talent Editor’s Note: Chip DeLorenzo is the Head of School at the Damariscotta Montessori School in Nobleboro, Maine. He is a certified Montessori teacher (Early Childhood, Elementary I&II), and has … Continue reading

06
Jun

June 2013: Letter from Lynn

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*An update about happenings at West Side Montessori: Spring Fundraiser a Runaway Success Many thanks to everyone who helped to support our Decked Out for the Derby fundraiser in May. More than $100,000 was raised to support the school. Special … Continue reading

20
Feb

Decked Out For The Derby!

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*We’re out of the starting gate and heading into the first turn as we settle into our sparkling new facilities on the Toledo Campus. The children, teachers, and administrative team are beginning to implement possibilities open to us in our … Continue reading

21
Dec

Holiday Letter from Lynn

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Today, December 21, is the winter solstice and the last day before winter break. High energy and holiday festivities are evident throughout the school. Children’s House at Bancroft Campus hosted an open house for parents and friends, Lower Elementary celebrated … Continue reading

02
Nov

Letter from Lynn

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*A monthly update about happenings at West Side Montessori Parking Lot and Road Widening Completion The old utility poles along Bancroft Street are gone at last and if the sunny weather prediction holds we will complete the road widening, entrance … Continue reading

01
Oct

Letter from Lynn

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*A monthly update about happenings at West Side Montessori Settling In Five full weeks of school have flown by with daily adjustments at the new consolidated Toledo Campus and smooth sailing at the Perrysburg Campus.  It’s been fun to see … Continue reading

30
May

May 30, 2012: Letter from Lynn

Posted by West Side Montessori

-+*Build It and They Will Come This week the exterior of the new school will be finished as work continues non-stop on interior painting, flooring, and cabinetry. West Side parent volunteer Danielle Fisher-Snyder climbs high on scaffolding each day to … Continue reading

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