Hermosa Montessori

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NOVEMBER 21, 2023
Important Dates Through December
During a December community event in years past, Hermosa students developed one of their favorite playground activities: playing on the playground at night. Students brought flashlights, and parents and teachers allowed this spontaneous and joyful play. In keeping with our “history,” we have again planned an event to play together during the full moon. Hermosa’s campus takes on a beautiful glow during the full moon. To enhance the evening, we will have a special moonlight playlist, glow sticks, and some Galileoscopes.
Pack a picnic basket, order pizza, or call UberEats, and join us for an evening of playful enjoyment of the full moon on campus. 
2nd Annual “Gila Monster Bowl”
Final Score:
Staff Wins Annual Flag Football Game 38- 24!
Despite a valiant 2nd half comeback by the students, the teachers take the victory. Rumors of a rematch are being spoken of. However, as it stands, the series now stands at 1-1.
Thank you to all the parents and coaches who volunteered their time to make this another remarkable and memorable game.
A special thank you to the cheerleaders and their coaches who brought incredible energy, as well as all the players who I could not be more proud of! …until next year!
-Coach Chris
Tuesday, November 21, 2023

“An attitude of gratitude for living, learning, loving and being. Generosity in expressing appreciation. Focusing on the blessings in our lives.”
 -The Virtues Project 
As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, our classes focus on the virtue of thankfulness. I am very thankful for my wonderful staff, our Hermosa families, our beautiful campus, being able to watch the children play on the hill, and work in their classrooms. I wish you all a wonderful holiday.
-Principal Sheila Stolov
Wednesday, November 29, 2023
8:00 A.M.
If your child missed photo day, or you would like retakes, please send your child to the playground before school
with their photo package.
For Parents
A Message From Hermosa’s Choir Director
Dear Parents,
What a fantastic semester this has been in choir. It is my pleasure to work with each of your children. They have all brought something unique and valuable to our program. The date of our first concert is Saturday, December 9, at 6:30 P.M. Our performance is at the Tucson Mall.
Singers, please arrive by 6:15 P.M.
so that we can get the children positioned. 
All singers are to wear their choir T-shirts and the best darkest blue jeans they have.
If they do not own dark blue jeans, they may wear black leggings without any designs. Please have them wear their darkest shoes, whether they are tennis shoes or dress shoes. Please no flip-flops or heels.
If they are new to the program or have moved up to the Elementary II choir, I will be handing out T-shirts the week before our concert. 
The children are enthusiastic and such a joy to work with. They are looking forward to sharing their songs with you. 
Thank you, 
Sabrina Petty
Hermosa Choir Director 
Thank you to parent,
Tina Hetland
for organizing the latest staff appreciation event, and to all the parents who brought the delicious food. We all loved it and felt appreciated!
The Garden Group meets first Friday of every month. RSVP using the link below. See the meeting dates below:
  • December 1
  • January 5
  • February 2
  • March 1
  • April 5
  • May 3
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Our Middle School Students kicked off the annual Food Drive, and I am happy to say we have already accumulated many needed items. What better way to get a deeper understanding of this month’s virtue, thankfulness.
Middle School and Primary Students enjoyed their collaborative party. I love watching the care in which the older students receive the younger members of the community.
Histories Mysteries was a great success. Our students conducted research on the historical figure they represented, and wrote an essay about the person, before getting into character. Thanks Elementary II students, for doing such a great job bringing historical figures to life.
Students learned about food webs and how they are comprised of numerous, interdependent food chains. They created their own food webs based on a chosen habitat.
To help students learn and remember the conversion of gallons, quarts, pints, and cups, students had fun creating their “gallon person.”
Mr. Bones visited students on Halloween, and then made a more educational appearance to help students learn about the human skeletal system. After this activity, students had fun with an art project.
Students begin to learn the steps involved in independent research.
this video
of teacher, Goose, showing us how to use the Montessori Grammar Materials.
Students enjoy seeing “real” creatures, then learn to read and learn more about them.
Tuesday, November 21, 2023
Students enjoying an art project after learning more about growing corn.
Your Extracurricular Dollars At Work
Symphony Orchestra
Elementary I students participated in their first chamber concert of the school year, with the musicians from the string sections of TSO playing a concert for them. 
Students had fun in their music class with Chris in which they practiced playing rhythm instruments while Chris played the part of the scary “dinosaur.”
“The importance of teaching kids rhythm”
Weekly After-school Yoga classes taught by Goose. Unfortunately, these classes are full at the moment, but there will be more opportunities in the future.
Students created a seamless pattern design during a block print lesson in art. They learned to etch, ink, print, and edition their own prints.
Learn more about parent volunteer opportunities in Hermosa Gardens by attending our Monthly Garden Meetings!
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Social Emotional Learning
Ask your Elementary II student about their SEL lesson on inclusiveness. Using an “escape room” simulation, students worked together toward a common goal.
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