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Greetings from MCH

posted Aug 31, 2010, 7:27 PM by Site Administrator MCHSF
Dear MCH Families,
Welcome back to the start of a wonderful new school year. The teachers from each classroom have written their families a letter welcoming them to the new year and the classroom.   The Oak Room letter is first followed by the Redwood Room letter.  Remember the New Parent Open House on Tuesday, August 31 at 11:00am.  Children and parents are welcome!  This is a great opportunity to meet the teachers, tour through the classroom and locate you child's property bin.  Remember to bring your child's changes of clothes that day to put in their property bin.  At noon is the All School Picnic at Julius Kahn Playground in the Presidio.  Wednesday, September 1 is the first day of classes.
See you all soon!
Greetings from the Oak Room 

Dear Oak Room Families,

Warm greetings from the Oak Room team! We would like to warmly welcome all families; returning families and as well as new families to our wonderful school and classroom.  For our new families, joining the MCH community will be an exciting, but perhaps somewhat nervous experience.  Let’s make sure that we make our new families feel at home.  Please spend a few minutes to introduce yourselves.

We are looking forward to hearing about your summer and all your wonderful vacation adventures. Here is how we spent our time off.

Asako and her son Marcus had a great time in Japan. They enjoyed visiting with their family and basking in a really hot Tokyo summer.

Cheryl, her husband, son, along with her mother, nephew and brother had a delightful week of swimming and jet skiing at Lake Alarcon. They then traveled to the giant sequoias to view the world’s highest trees.

Giuliana greatly enjoyed the MCH Summer Session working with children and her colleagues, especially two MCH graduates, Mary Robbins and Jessie Valdez. They made fresh lemonade, Italian fries with garden herbs, pasta, and pizza. Using old newspapers, homemade glue, glitter and a lot of imagination, children made beautiful masks that they wore for the masked ball, “Un Ballo in Maschera”.

Jolanta had fun sharing with children her fascination with the “Amazing World Of Insects” during Summer School. With little time to move to her new house in San Rafael, she got ready for her trip to Poland. There she and her husband attended the wedding of Jolanta’s niece. The celebrations lasted for three days (and nights!)

And Michelle missed working with the children at MCH this summer, but was busy studying for her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Montessori Education. In August she was married! The wedding took place in Austria and the new couple honeymooned in the South of France and Northern Italy.

See you Wednesday!

The Oak Room Team.

Greeting from the Redwood Room



Dear Redwood Room Families,                       


The Redwood Room teachers would like to welcome you to a new school year.  As we spend these ultimate August days getting the cleaning, painting and unpacking the classroom, we hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer, (when it actually gets warmer in our lovely city).  We are excited about the upcoming school year: the plans, the surprises, getting to know and reacquainted with your children and much more. You will receive your first monthly curriculum letter soon. These letters will give you a general outline of classroom activities, such as circle time group lessons, individual lessons, songs that will be introduced and the occasional important date.  We return to school energized and enthusiastic about this year.


After teaching the first two weeks of summer camp, Brianne headed off to the hot and humid cities of St. Louis and Chicago. In St. Louis, it was all about quality time with the family. She spent the mornings swimming with her grandmother and afternoons playing tennis with cousins. Brianne explored the Art Institute of Chicago, listened to jazz in the park, and enjoyed not having to wear a jacket!


Maria taught six weeks of summer camp at MCH.  She loves swimming, so spending time in the pool with children twice a week was an added bonus.  She spent a lot of time with her beloved Houdini.  She had fun just being home, relaxing and watching a little TV here and there.  Summer gives Maria the chance to stroll through farmers’ markets and cook up something tasty with fresh foods.


Before Kathleen started her three weeks of teaching at summer camp, she took her first trip to Kauai.  Two sisters, one sister–in-law and Kathleen hiked the Na’pali coast two days after a grueling 17 mile kayaking trip on the same coast.  They earned a few days at the beach in lounge chairs and enjoyed every second of their vacation.  On returning to the main land, Kathleen visited her family in Ojai, southern California, where she did a lot of swimming, county fair visits and dancing at her nephew’s wedding. 


Carolina spent time in San Clemente, basking in the warm Southern California sun with her kids and family. Spending time with her children was the highlight of her summer. She enjoyed taking them swimming, doing projects and just hanging out.  They went to a reservoir in Antioch where the lake with its sandy beach hosted movie night. The lake had a movie screen that popped out of the middle of it. Children, with glow in the dark bracelets, had a movie experience they will always remember.


We look forward to hearing about your summer time fun!  See you on Wednesday.


In Peace,


Kathleen, Brianne, Carolina and Maria