Upper Elementary

Weekly Announcements - March 8, 2019

Spring Forward!
Daylight Savings Time begins on Sunday, March 10, at 2:00 a.m.

Please remember to move your clocks ahead 1 hour
so that you arrive at school on time on Monday! 

Please Mark Your Calendars for these Upcoming Events!

TONIGHT - Friday, March 8:  Middle School Immigrant Monologues, City Hall, RSVP
Sunday, April 14:  WFM's Annual Musical 2019 - Mary Poppins Jr.!
Wednesday, May 29:  End of Year Celebration & Graduation

We hope your family can join us for these wonderful events!

Did You Miss the Book Fair?  You Can Still Order Online!

Thank you to our WFM community of avid book-lovers for making
WSF’s 5th Annual Book Fair a success!
We hope that you are enjoying your selection of books.

Thank you parents, for your generous contributions of books purchased
from the Teacher’s Wish Lists.  Together with the free books that we’ve earned,
our students can look forward to many new and exciting titles in their classrooms.

The Book Fair may be over, but you can still shop the entire Usborne catalog online
Shop before Sunday, March 10 and your books will be delivered to school
after Spring break!

As always, we are glad to have your family as part of our WFM community! 

Chris Viteznik, Admissions & Communications 
Dave Potosnak, IT Manager
parents@waterfrontmontessori.com

Calendar Notes:
Sunday, March 10 – Daylight Savings Time begins
Monday, March 18 through Friday, March 29 – School closed for Spring break
Monday, April 1 – School resumes; Intensive rehearsals for Musical 
         begin in Upper School
Monday, April 1, through Friday, April 12 – Intensive rehearsals for Musical in
         Upper School
Saturday, April 6 – Parent Work Day for Musical
Saturday, April 13 – Musical Dress & Tech Rehearsals
Sunday, April 14 – Musical production, 2 shows
Monday, April 15 – School closed for Faculty Planning Day
Friday, April 19 – School closed for Good Friday; Passover begins
Sunday, April 21 – Easter
Monday, April 22 – Earth Day
Tuesday, April 23 through Friday, April 26 – School pictures (portraits, candids 
         and class groups)

Upper Elementary - February 28, 2019

The Solar System in Toilet Paper

Upper Elementary students took to the hallways to create a scale model of the solar system. They had been working on “Solar Scale” for a couple of weeks. Before building this solar scale, they had to did the calculations to determine the distance between each planet and the sun in terms of “toilet paper”. After the students had their calculations, they started building. They built the “solar system” by taking a toilet paper roll and counting all the squares, then they took the amount of toilet paper squares the planets were from the sun and added them. Then they laid the toilet paper out on the ground and placed the planets. The Upper Elementary class even found out how far Voyager 1 was from the sun!


Presenting the Planets

The Upper Elementary students presented their planet research to the class.


Compass Rose

The Upper Elementary students enjoyed a presentation by a Lower Elementary student who talked about constructing a compass rose.

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Learning Together

Upper Elementary Students are always encouraged to help others and give lessons to classmates if needed. The students take this role very seriously.

Upper Elementary - February 8, 2019

The Solar System

The Upper Elementary students are excited about their current unit on the Solar System. They are conducting research about planets and calculating the solar scale to determine the distances of the planets from the sun.


A Visit from the Fire Department

Upper Elementary students enjoyed a very informative presentation from the re department of Jersey City. Students were inquisitive and asked a lot of questions.

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