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Happy Holidays from Mountain Village School

We wanted to wish all of you a very happy holiday season spent with those you love the most. We look forward to seeing you and the children again on Monday, December 29th.


Winter Trees by William Carlos Williams
All the complicated details of the attiring and the disattiring are completed! A liquid moon moves gently among the long branches. Thus having prepared their buds against a sure winter the wise trees stand sleeping in the cold.

Thanks for Reading Ho ho ho! -Sam 

Celebrations of All Kinds!

Solstice Stroll
We braved the cold and illuminated our path through town for another successful Solstice Stroll! Thanks to everyone who came out to join us last night, we hope you enjoyed the songs, giant snow hill, accidental carolers, and the potential Santa sighting. Winter now is here!
Holiday Closures
One additional reminder of our holiday closings:

Closed Wednesday December 24th, Thursday December 25th and Friday December 26th. We will reopen on Monday the 29th as usual.

We will close once again on Thursday January 1st to celebrate the New Year, we will reopen the next day, Friday January 2nd. 

Creativity: The Missing Link?
Your weekly food for thought comes to us via blog entry by Nuria Perez Paredes. We all want our children's creativity to flourish, but what are the best ways to allow for brazen, unfettered creativity? Check out her piece here.

We appreciated the focus on mindfulness and kindness, and maybe most importantly the idea of doing things because they are enjoyable. Sur…

Don't Miss the Solstice Stroll!

Solstice Stroll on Friday 12/19
The Solstice Stroll is right around the corner: Friday December 19th. Join us at 6pm at Stowe Elementary School for songs, snacks and a festive walk into town. All are welcome, so invite the whole family!

Upcoming School Closings
A reminder to all that we will be closed on December 24th, 25th and 26th, reopening on December 29th. We will again close on the first day on the New Year, Thursday, January 1st. Thanks!

Mitten Madness
Are you suffering from the chronic condition of "Mitten Madness?!?" Mittens, that pesky winter necessity. Kids seem to hate wearing them, adults loathe the chore of wrangling mittens that constantly fall off/are thrown off. So, what to do?

Here are some mitten suggestions from your favorite neighborhood mitten chasers at Mountain Village School: 

1. Consider mitten clips. When and if the mitten comes off, you'll know right where to find them. And even cheaper solution is the yarn through the sleeve trick. An oldie but a go…

We. Heart. Winter.

Annual Solstice Stroll
Once again we will celebrate winter's arrival with our school wide "Solstice Stroll." Mark your calendars for Friday December 19th at 6pm. We will meet at Stowe Elementary School for songs, snacks and strolling into town of course! All are welcome. More details to come, so stay tuned. 

Classroom Transitions
Is your child transitioning into a new classroom? Feel free to visit with your child's new teachers so you can ask questions, or discuss any new classroom routines and expectations. 

If your child is making the jump from downstairs to upstairs, here are a few tips:

Allow a few extra minutes for your morning drop off. We encourage your involvement as your child gets situated in the classroom for the day. 

Follow our morning routine:
1. Come on in, take off outdoor shoes, and help your child in taking off outdoor shoes and clothing, put on inside shoes. 
2. Put boots and clothing away in the cubby.
3. Place lunch in the child's basket and take to t…