Our 3 day Chickadee students enjoyed our first class fieldtrip to Mainly Apples in Dixmont.It was an absolute beautiful day for apple picking, reading stories, sharing a snack and being outdoors together as a classroom community.The orchard staff was very friendly and helpful in modeling the proper ways to pick apples and discussed the importance of respecting apple trees.Thank you to all the parents who were able to drive and chaperone this event.
As an extension of our apple picking trip and our introduction to community building in the classroom, the children participated in making and enjoying applesauce.Apples were peeled, cut and cooked and then enjoyed together. Delicious!
Our 2 day Chickadee students participated in a morning full of hands-on pumpkin carving fun! A special “thank-you” goes out to the Bahner family for donating the pumpkins for our special day and to all the parent volunteers for their time and careful carving. This was a great opportunity to bring our classroom and families together in a fun way.
We would like to welcome a new friend to our 3 day chickadee classroom.
Riley Hall and her family joined our Cornerspring community this month.If you happen to see them at drop off or pick up, please extend a warm welcome.
You may have heard of another classroom friend “Clementine” our new class pet guinea pig.The children are excited to welcome him to our classroom and look forward to helping take care of his daily needs.His is well loved and cared for already.
October was fire safety month and as a school we discuss fire safety and in our classrooms we practiced fire drill procedures such as lining up, meeting at our assigned spot, and hearing the fire alarm. We invited local fire fighters to our classroom to show the children how a firefighter looks and sounds in all their gear.They discussed fire safety in the home and in school.Afterwards, the children were excited to take turns sitting in one of the emergency vehicles.
October also brought a few birthday walks in our classroom.This beautiful and sometimes tearful tradition is a great way to honor your child’s special day.Parents are invited to the birthday walk celebration and enjoy sharing pictures and stories with the class. It is a fun and special tradition.
Thank-you parents for all the wonderful, creative, and healthy snack choices we enjoy each day. The children have been enjoying serving themselves and dish washing too as part of our individual snack routine.Being the snack leader is an important part of our daily routine.As the snack leader, children enjoy preparing the snack table, tipping the rain stick to call their friends for circle, and holding the door for their friends. The other children practice common courtesies by thanking their friend for holding the door for them.
In recognition of the “International Day of Peace” Cornerspring Montessori School participated in its sixth annual peace celebration on Monday, September 23rd.The children began with a circle gathering outside where they shared in a moment of silence, sang songs and listened to a story about peace.Marc Archambault from White Doves of Maine released one of his beautiful doves in honor of this day.The school ended their celebration with a peace parade through the athenahealth complex.Children marched with handmade doves and signs signifying peace followed in a procession lead by an enormous handmade cloth dove. “The International Day of Peace or Peace Day provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date.” For more information on the UN International Day of Peace you can go to www.internationaldayofpeace.org
Cornerspring’s Annual Silent and Live Auction “Supporting Local Sprouts.”
March 27th, 2013
Cornerspring Montessori School invites you to join us for our annual auction to benefit the school’s Tuition Assistance Program. The event, ‘Supporting Local Sprouts,’ will take place at the Belfast Curling Club on April 27, 2013 from 6:00 – 9:00pm. It will feature silent and live auctions, dinner donated by some of Belfast’s finest farms, restaurants and caterers, cocktails, and live music by The Leaky Boot Jug Band.
Local community members are invited to attend this exciting event! Tickets are available now for $20 per person or $35 per couple. Ticket price includes dinner, bid number, and entertainment. Purchase tickets online at http://www.biddingforgood.com/cornerspring, or in Belfast at Fiddlehead Artisan Supply.
All money raised by the ‘Supporting Local Sprouts’ Auction is dedicated to supporting Cornerspring’s Tuition Assistance Program. If you are interested in donating to our annual auction please contact us by email, email@example.com, or by telephone at 207-338-5800. Cornerspring Montessori School is a non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.
Your generosity helps us provide a safe, enriching, and diverse educational environment. Thank you for your support.
In recognition of the “International Day of Peace” Cornerspring Montessori School participated in its fifth annual peace celebration on Monday, September 24th. The children began with a circle gathering outside for a moment of silence. The celebration continued with a song about peace and a world peace meditation led by teacher Lily Goodale. Marc Archambault from White Doves of Maine released one of his beautiful doves in honor of this day. The school ended their celebration with a peace parade through the athenahealth complex. Children marched with handmade doves and pinwheels signifying peace followed in a procession lead by an enormous handmade cloth dove. The “International Day of Peace” is celebrated worldwide on Sept 21st. For more information on the International Day of Peace you can go to: internationaldayofpeace.org
Cornerspring Montessori School is now accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year.
July 12th, 2012
Cornerspring Montessori School is accepting applications for the 2012-2013 school year in our Preschool and Kindergarten programs. Cornerspring offers a variety of preschool choices (2,3,5 day all day or half day programs) and all day programs for Kindergarten. Please refer to the programs section for specific information or call the school at 207-338-5800 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cornerspring Montessori School Summer Camp Enrollment is Underway!
April 9th, 2012
Cornerspring Montessori School is now accepting applications for 2012 summer camp. Cornerspring provides day camp for campers ages 3-6 and 6-12 for 8 weeks in the summer beginning the week of June 18, 2012. Each camp session will focus on a specific theme and will be culminated with art or science activities and include a field trip or visitor. Campers can sign up for any session. Space is limited and is on a first come first serve basis, so register now. For more information, please call 207-338-5800 or email@example.com.
Save the date, May 5, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at the Shrine Club in Belfast. Cornerspring will be hosting its annual Silent and Live Auction to benefit the Tuition Assistance Program. There are lots of awesome items being donated so it is sure to be a fun night. The food is always amazing and this year, our very own Chip Curry from the Raven classroom will be entertaining you as the auctioneer.
If you are interested in donating an item, please contact the school at 207-338-5800. Tickets will be on sale before the event and at the door.
Cornerspring Montessori School will be hosting a benefit dance and raffle featuring local dance band “THE HIPS” on March 24th from 6:30-9:00 p.m. at the Blue Goose in Northport. Dust off those dancing shoes and join us for a fun spring evening of dancing. Tickets are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 under 18.
We will also be raffling off 5 awesome prizes. The drawing will be held March 24, 2012, but you do not need to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $10.00 each or 5 for $40.00 or 15 for $100.00. Your chances are REALLY good because you select which raffle item you wish to go for.
Raffle Items are:
1. Dinner sail for up to five on “Miss Nina” (value $500) “http://www.sailingmissnina.com”>
2. iPod touch fourth generation 32 GB (value $300)
3. Dinner for 2 at La Bella Vita located in the beautiful Samoset Resort (value $200)
4. 2 all access passes to Belfast 2012 Free Range Music Festival (value $100)
5. Pamper Yourself Basket (valued over $200) including a $75.00 Gift Certificate to Sonya’s Skin Care (Sonyaskincare.com) Gift Certificate for haircut at Revival Salon, Gift Certificate for massage from Kristen Burkholder, Hair products from Nikki Larrabee at Cliff’s Hairstyling Salon, and other beauty products.
For more information on tickets to the dance or to purchase raffle tickets, please call Cornerspring at 338-5800. Tickets are also available at the door. All proceeds benefit Cornerspring Montessori School.
For more information on THE HIPS, visit them on facebook under Thehips partyband or by contacting Michelle at MKChelle333@gmail.com or 207-338-9079.
Cornerspring would like to thank everyone who donated to our fundraiser and thank you in advance for your support. Hope to see you there!
Ever wonder what to get that hard to buy for person, you know the one who has everything, well we have the answer. Purchase scrip/gift cards from major merchants through Cornerspring Montessori school and cross that hard to buy for person off your list. It’s an easy way to shop while helping support a wonderful school. We will be placing orders on November 7th and December 5, 2011. Check out our fundraising section for more information. We appreciate your support!
Cornerspring Continues its Support of the Belfast Soup Kitchen.
June 7th, 2011
Students from the Cornerspring Montessori School held a bake sale this Spring and raised over $240 in support of the local soup kitchen. Middle School students from the Raven classroom visited the Belfast Soup Kitchen to present the staff with a check from the proceeds of the bake sale and to take a tour of the facility.
Each year Cornerspring Montessori School chooses an organization to sponsor as part of its curriculum in teaching students about community giving and service. This type of work weaves into all types of our academic curriculum such as math, language arts, etc. and helps our students learn such skills as committee formation, working in a collaborative fashion and correspondence. This year the school decided to sponsor the Belfast Soup Kitchen as our annual charity after hearing the news last fall that it may close due to lack of funding. Students rallied to do a food drive and art night in the fall and invited the Director, Alex Allmayer-Beck to the school so they could present him with several boxes of food items, along with a check from the proceeds of the art night admission.
Anyone wishing to support the Belfast Soup Kitchen can contact them at 207-338-4845 or by mail at Belfast Soup Kitchen, P O Box 1153 Belfast, Maine 04915.
Cornerspring students present a check to Belfast Soup Kitchen.
Getting ready for the bake sale.
Middle school students present a check to Alex Allmayer-Beck in support of the Belfast Soup Kitchen
Students load boxes of food for the Belfast Soup Kitchen