The Earth Tortoise School

  A Montessori Community for Infants and Toddlers

2016/2017 School Year Calendar

September 5th, 2016- Closed for Labor Day                                                                         
September 6th, 2016 - Closed for Teacher Work Day                                                          
September 7th, 2016 - First Day of School  
September 22nd, 2016 - Parent Education Night - Mind in the Making
October 13, 2016 - Parent Education Night - The Home Environment                                                                         
October 22nd, 2016 - Annual Trip to the Pumpkin Patch                                                      
November 17th, 2016 - Friendship Feast                                                         
November 21st & 22nd, 2016 - Closed for Parent Teacher Conferences                                                                                                                  
November 23rd - 25th - Closed for the Thanksgiving Holiday                                 
December 19th, 2016 - January 1st, 2017 - Closed for Winter Break                                       
January 2nd, 2017 - Closed Teacher Work Day                                                                     
January 3rd, 2017 - Back to School                                                                                     
January 16th, 2017 - Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day  
January 19th, 2017 - Parent Education Night - Positive Discipline                                                
February 16th, 2017 - Parent Education Night - Infant Care
February 20th, 2017 - Closed for President's Day and Teacher Work Day  
March 23rd, 2017 - Parent Education Night - RIE video night                                 
March 27th through March 31st, 2017 - Closed for Spring Break                                                         
April 3rd, 2017  - Back to School    
April 13th, 2017 - Parent Education Night - toileting                                                                                  
April 26th, 2017 - Spring Sing Along  
April 27th & 28th, 2017 - Closed for Parent Teacher Conferences
May 11th, 2017 - Parent Education Night - Peace Education                                                                                 
May 29th, 2017 - Closed for Memorial Day/Teacher Work Day
June 15th, 2017 - Parent Education Night - Sign Language                                             
July 3rd-7th, 2017 - Closed for Teacher Work Days                                                                                         
August 19th, 2017 - Annual Potluck Picnic                                                                          
August 28th through September 1st, 2017- Summer Break                                                 
September 4th, 2017 - Closed for Labor Day                                                                       
September 5th, 2017 - Closed For Teacher Work Day                                                         
September 6th, 2017 - First Day of School

We strongly value family and rejuvenation as being good for the soul and an important part of everyone's life. The school closures listed here are designed to provide everyone - the children, parents,and staff- time to spend with loved ones, opportunities for refueling and enriching the spirit, and returning to school with new energy. Everyone needs a vacation sometimes and pre-planning for this allows us to provide the most consistent care possible, avoiding the need for alternate care-givers throughout the year.