North Garland Montessori School Inc. is a private school and does not discriminate in the enrollment of students with regard to race, religion, sex or national origin.
North Garland Montessori School reserves the right to terminate enrollment if, during the first ninety days of trial period, in the opinion of the Lead Teacher and the Director, the school is not able to meet the educational needs of the student.
ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES: The students at North Garland Montessori School are selected with great care. Only children with committed, moral, and conscientious parents are enrolled. Your child will attend a class with children of families that have placed the same importance to their child education and future.
North Garland Montessori School welcomes children from the age of 18 months to nine years (18 months-9 years) into a warm, friendly environment. Children need not to be potty trained. Parents are invited to tour the school and observe classes. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the North Garland Montessori School at (972) 494-9300. Upon receipt of tuition deposit, a space in the class is reserved for the student. All application forms, health requirements and other necessary forms must be completed and turned in before a child can attend North Garland Montessori School.
SUMMER PROGRAM: Montessori teaching will be in progress during summer too. However; there shall be more fun activities like art projects, splash days, cooking, etc.
VISITORS: Anyone coming into school should check in at the school office. Please do not deliver lunches, books, etc., directly to the classroom.
DRESS CODE: At North Garland Montessori School all students and staff wear uniforms. Please make sure that your child(ren)'s clothing has simple openings to help with bathroom independence. One piece garments make it difficult for a child to handle by himself. Comfortable shoes are recommended. Please label all coats, raincoats, jackets, hats and gloves.
EXTRA CLOTHING: Please send a clear plastic container containing a complete change of clothes, pants, underpants, shirt, socks. Label every item, clothes, lunch boxes, coats, jackets, that belong to your child and she/he may bring it to school.
LUNCHES: The school provides lunches at extra cost. Children can bring their own lunch boxes. Please label your child(ren)'s lunch boxes. Please avoid sending anything with artificial coloring, flavoring or lots of sugar, such as pop tarts, sweetened cereals. Try to send fresh vegetable such as celery, cucumber, lettuce, carrots, fresh fruits, like bananas, apples, oranges, raisins, dried fruits (already peeled or cut into sections). Cut sandwiches in quarters since it will be easier for your child. And remember that children's work at school is directly affected by the nutritional quality of their meals. NO candies, cookies, puddings or chocolate. Please try to send milk or one hundred percent natural juice. Take your time and read the ingredients on juice boxes, if it is not natural juice please do not send it to school.
SNACKS: Children will be served with a morning and afternoon snack, which shall be fresh fruits, crackers and cookies, dried fruits and nuts. If you wish to send special snack for your child and his/her classmates, you may do so on Fridays. Please make arrangements with the Lead Teacher of the class.
NAP TIME: State law requires that children under 4 years of age need to take a nap. You may send only a blanket. Please do not send pillows, sleeping bags or stuffed animals. Your child(ren) should not bring toys, guns, little objects, money, marbles, lipsticks, small dolls, coins, jacks and anything else which could cause a child to choke. Toys are avoidable distractions.
VACATIONS: There are no refunds for holidays, family vacations or absence due to sickness. If absence due to sickness exceeds over a month, then you may re-enroll your child without paying registration fees. If your child can not come to school, please call us and let us know in the morning.
COMMENTS, SUGGESTIONS AND/OR COMPLAINTS: If you have any concerns or questions, suggestions or complaints, please feel free to talk to the Lead Teacher of your child. Please make an appointment or leave a message with the Office and try to minimize talking to the teachers during their class time. Because teachers are there for the need of children and they have to prepare the classroom for this purpose. Be assured that your child will receive the best possible care in North Garland Montessori School, because his/her happiness and well being are of the utmost importance to us. Our goal is to provide an environment that is stimulating and loving where your child is happy, content and feels secure.
VOLUNTEERS: North Garland Montessori School has an open door policy. Parents are more than welcome to cooperate in class rooms as volunteers because we want them to know and to see what their children are doing. If you wish to volunteer on any specific day please check with the Office first.
MEDICATIONS: According to the state law "Over the counter" medications will not be given to any school age child by school staff. Please do not send any medicine in your child(ren) lunch boxes. Please take the medicine to the Office in its original container with the child's name and the doctor's instruction printed on the front. School must have the daily signed Medication Request Form in file in order to administer the medication.
ILLNESS: If your child has a bad cough, sore throat, headache, upset stomach or running a temperature, do not send her/him to school. The child should be free of fever for 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has any of the above signs, you will be notified by the Director to pick them up at your earliest convenience. Please notify the lead teacher or the Office if your child has a contagious disease because the school needs to alert other parents.
CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Teachers and classmates of your child celebrate his/her birthday in a special way to show appreciation for the birth and growth of a child. If you wish you may bring in pictures of the child for each year of his/her life with a special snack (please send cupcakes) on that day. The Lead Teacher of your child will send a special note in this regard. If you have a party please leave invitations with the Office and we will deliver the invitations to the parents. In honor of your child's birthday you may donate a book to the school's library.
CONFERENCES: There shall be two conferences during the school year. Parents will be notified at least one week prior to the conference day; however, the date is already specified on the school calendar. If you wish to have more conferences during the year, please leave a note with the Office and required arrangements will be made in this regard. If you wish to speak to a teacher by phone, please leave a message, the teacher can call you at a convenient time during school hours. School Office cannot give out teachers' home phone numbers.
AUTHORIZED PEOPLE: Please make note that only the authorized people stated in the enrollment information can pick up your child. In case you have to make any other arrangements, you should submit a signed note to the Office that morning, otherwise; your child (ren) will not be released to anyone else.