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Stepping Stones - Cornerstone's Weekly News - 2-22-19 - English
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Friday, February 22, 2019

Dear Families,

On Tuesday I covered lunch set-up and clean-up for another teacher.  At this point in the year, the children are so capable and independent I was able to just stand back and observe.  It is truly remarkable the extent to which Montessori children can do for themselves and take responsibility for their community without direction.  As we prepare for conferences, the opportunity to observe is always available to you. Please let Zitlali know if you would ever like to spend some time in your child’s environment.

This coming week there are several opportunities to see the children’s capacity for yourselves.  The Upper Elementary children will be presenting Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech on Wednesday, February 27th, at 11am and on Thursday, February 28th, at 3pm.  We welcome parents and adult family members to these presentations - please email Mara or Jess if you would like to attend.

On Friday, we will have our March Cornerstone Cafe, with special guest Jess Goff.  We are hoping, as well, that we will finally have a regular week with no snow days, giving children time to prepare presentations to share with attendees.  Please join us at 8:30am for coffee, treats, and conversation!

And while it is not a presentation from children, our second workshop with Alicia Sojourner will take place on Thursday.  This session will focus on the ages and developmental stages of talking with children about race and racism. RSVP to Zitlali by Monday if you will join us for dinner and/or require childcare.  Dinner will be at 5:30 and the talk will begin at 6:00.

The Box Top collection program is a great way for Cornerstone to raise funds. Donations of box tops are due Wednesday, February 27. Please bring any you have to the office. Thank you for your help!

More snow is on its way this weekend - it’s now the snowiest February on record in the Twin Cities.  Stay warm and safe!

Alyssa

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