This month marks the beginning of COLCMS's 24th year! When COLCMS started in 1994, it was with one employee and 8 students. Although we have been many different sizes over the years, our commitment to children and families remains as strong as ever. We are honored you have chosen us to start your child on a life long path to 'growing in spirit and intellect.' It is always a joy to see returning students fall back into the rhythm of school.
We love welcoming new friends to our community, as well as reconnecting with returning ones.
Towards the end of the morning, the children enjoy some outside time in the garden or playground before lunch. We have a beautiful, natural garden area that is certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a School Yard Habitat.
Everyday, a few primary children help set up for lunch. Tables are set with place cards, plates, cups, and water pitchers.
Each child brings his or her own napkin and napkin ring, as well as a lunch box. The children are called in a few at a time to wash hands and set up their lunch. Once everyone is ready, a short blessing is said and we all begin eating together. Lunch is a wonderful opportunity for Grace and Courtesy (manners) practice.
After lunch, the children ask to be excused when they are done eating. There is no rush, and it is a lovely time to socialize and enjoy each other's company. Each child clears their place and washes their plate when they are finished. Then they can look at a book or go back outside.
Our year is off to a wonderful start and we hope you will check our blog regularly for updates! We have very limited toddler openings, if you are interested in our toddler program, you can read more about it here on our website. Email colmadmin (at) gmail.com to set up your personal tour.
Many thanks to Meg Porter of Meg Porter Photography and Meg and Kate Weddings for the images in this post. Meg graciously shares her talent with us throughout the year. Thank you Meg!
We are an AMI accredited Montessori school growing daily in spirit & intellect!