Archived News (August 2009 - December 2010)


  Holiday Break (Friday, Dec. 17),    Posted 12/06/10

The last day of school is December 17th and school will be dismissed at 12:00.Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!.
 Christmas Program (Thursday, Dec. 16),    Posted 12/06/10

On Thursday, December 16th we are having our Christmas Program at Trinity Assembly of God.

The address is 11120 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR 72212. Click here for a map for the church.

The time the program begins is 6:30.

We will have a rehearsal on Tuesday and Wednesday (December 14rh and 15th) from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Any parent interested in volunteering to drive to and from the church would be so welcomed. Please contact your child's teacher to sign-up.
 Teddy Bear Portraits at the Cantrell Location,    Posted 09/16/10

On Wednesday, September 22nd at 8:00am, Teddy Bear Portraits will come to the Cantrell location.  Please have your children looking their best and to try to be on time as well.
 Teddy Bear Portraits at the Taylor Loop Location,    Posted 09/16/10

On Wednesday, September 29th at 8:00am, Teddy Bear Portraits will come to the Taylor Loop location.  Please have your children looking their best and to try to be on time as well.
 Open House,    Posted 09/16/10

Open House will be held on Monday, October 18th at 6:00pm.  Please try to come and see the work your children have completed.
 Infant House Gearing Up,    Posted 07/29/10

Construction for our upcoming Infant House is nearing completion and Miss Christi Lewis, the Lead Teacher of the program, is busy getting things underway for the grand opening.  In addition, our Infant House class is officially full and a waiting list is now available for interested parents.
 Infant House Coming Soon,    Posted 05/22/10

Exciting News!  In the near future, Chenal Valley Montessori School is opening an infant house to serve babies and emerge them into Montessori stimulation by a trained teacher/caregiver.  We are in the process of opening this by August 2010.  Spaces are very limited.
Summer Camp Begins June 1st,    Posted 05/22/10

Attention Parents: Limited places are available in the early elementary age group for Summer Camp.  Fun activities and field trips are planned.  Summer camp will only be held at the Cantrell location.  Contact Us for more information.
Last Day of School, May 26th,    Posted 05/22/10

Please remember, noon dismissal and no extended care will be offered.  Please check with your teacher if you can bring cookies, water guns, or party favors to celebrate the school year's end.
Graduation, May 25th,    Posted 05/22/10

Our Graduation will be held Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30 at Trinity Assembly of God Church, located just a few miles east of the school on Cantrell.  Parents, please have students there by 6:20.  Also, please contact the school or your child's teacher if you can help transport students for rehearsal on Friday or Monday mornings.
  Field Trip to See the Nutcracker,    Posted 12/04/09

On Friday, December 11th, Miss Myra and Miss Shelby's class are planning a field trip to see the Nutcracker perform through the Ballet of Arkansas.

Parents, if you could volunteer to drive, that would be great.
Also, please remember to turn in your permission slips and ticket money.  If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher, either Miss Shelby or Miss Myra.
  Wish List "Thank You",    Posted 12/04/09

Thank you parents so much for your support with the wish list!  We appreciate any donation toward your child's classroom.  Our parents are wonderful and we feel grateful to have you part of our school's success.
  Little Rock Racquet Club,    Posted 12/02/09

Yesterday the elementary students started their tennis rotation at the Little Rock Racquet Club.  Students returned to school excited to learn a new sport that will enhance their hand-eye coordination and allow them a chance at some friendly competition.  As always, they enjoyed the ride on the school bus and having an opportunity to step out of the classroom for awhile.
  Arkansas Children's' Hospital Collection,    Posted 11/10/09

CVMS is starting a collection jar for the children who are patients at Arkansas Children's' Hospital.  We will keep a jar in the foyer at Taylor Loop on the buffet table.  There will also be a jar on the receptionist's desk at our Cantrell location. Any donation is greatly appreciated, and will be forwarded to ACH each time a jar if full.
  A Word from Ms. Cynthia,    Posted 11/04/09

The October Carnival was a success!  Thanks go out to all the teachers, parents, and grandparents who helped in any way. Although the rain was relentless, the students were thoroughly enjoying themselves inside.

     Teachers have caught their breaths and are now planning for a busy November.   Wish lists are being prepared in anticipation of beneficial materials, instruments, etc.  Instead of relying on traditional fundraisers, CVMS relies on the yearly wish list to expand and update our Montessori classrooms. These items are greatly utilized as well as appreciated! Teachers will be distributing their wish lists at Parent/Teacher Conferences on Friday, November 13th.  If you have not already done so, please contact your teacher for an allotted time. Extended care will be offered.

     Thank you to Ms. Laura Dillard - Andrew Mencer's grandmother - for all of her hard work on the embroidery work she had done on "hoodies" and sweatshirts. These will be displayed in your child's classroom next week and a order form will be given to you at the P/T Conference. Let's keep the CVMS spirit alive!

     Please remember that there is no school the day before the conferences:  Thursday, November 12th; this is a teacher workday. There will be no extended care offered.

     Flu vaccines will be offered to students on November 17th. We were told by the Arkansas Department of Health that these will be seasonal vaccinated, hopefully, the H1N1. They cannot ensure us, so please be aware that it may just be seasonal flu vaccines.

     On a final note, please remember to turn in your child's completed re-enrollment papers for the 2010-2011 school year before the Christmas holidays. Registering during this early enrollment not only secures your child's spot, but also relieves you of the $200.00 yearly building fee. Although a verbal promise is always appreciated, we must have the filled-out form and registration fee as we have done so in years' past.

Please feel free to call the office at any time to discuss concerns or ideas. We have gotten so many great ideas and suggestions from our parents.

             Most Sincerely
             Ms. Cynthia Poole, Administrator
  Thursday Lunch Change,    Posted 11/01/09

Our Thursday lunch is now prepared in house.  CVMS will be providing plentiful servings and kid-friendly choices.  Also, a vegetarian option will be made available.
See An Updated Menu Here...
  New PC's for Computer/Foreign Language Students,    Posted 9/15/09

We are pleased to announce CVMS now has new, updated computers available for children signed up for the Computer and Foreign Language classes.
  Teacher Workday Changes,    Posted 9/14/09

Our Teacher Workdays have been rescheduled on the school calendar for Oct. 15th and Nov. 12.  Parents should note that this change will return our previously scheduled  Teacher Workday (Oct. 16) to a normal school day.
  School Portrait Day,    Posted 9/9/09

On Friday, September 25 at 8am, Chenal Valley Montessori School has scheduled its "School Portrait Day"  for its Taylor Loop campus.  The Cantrell Road location will participate in its Portraits Day on Tuesday, September 29, also at 8am
  A New School Year Begins!,    Posted 8/20/09

Last week was a terrific start-off to the new school year! The elementary students greatly enjoyed their first week of riding the 42-passenger school bus to The Little Rock Racquet Club for an hour of swimming. Parents, please remember to bring a towel and a swimsuit with your child to school on Tuesday mornings as we complete the swimming rotation. Also, sunscreen and flip-flops if you have them.

We started our Spanish and French lessons with Mrs. Coranza and Mrs. Seren last week. Both ladies were born in their home countries of Mexico and France. We are so lucky to have these two parents available to offer authentic and fun lessons to our students.

Please remember that the optional hot lunch is no available from D's catering. The children greatly enjoyed the food last Thursday, and we are hoping that more parents sign up. With pizza being offered on Friday's, that is two days of the week that parents get a break from packing a lunch. Please call the office if you haven't signed up for hot lunch and wish to do so; it is not too late.

It is exciting to have Mrs. Amber Nicklaus join our staff here at CVMS. She is an Arkansas-state certified teacher in elementary education and brings years of experience with her to the classroom. She is completing her Montessori training this summer as well.

Finally, if your child wishes to participate in the art class or dance class offered after school, they are going to begin in September.

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