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Winter Family Fun at NSMS!

Let's hear it for parents who join the fun!

It has been tough to get together these last few years, that's for sure. While the children are resilient and being good sports about all the COVID protocols, the pandemic has definitely taken a toll on our social lives.

So it felt GREAT when so many parents and children gathered on Ground Hog's Day, February 2, for some snow play and after school snacks at North Shore Montessori School.

Sonali Suslak with her daughter Mila joined others for some cocoa.

"Our daughter started at North Shore Montessori the fall of 2022, and aside from meeting a few other parents, it's been really hard to build community," said Natalie Treat, who organized the event. After speaking with School Director Margaret Henry, Treat consulted with a few other parents, checked the forecast for a mild day, and put out the word.

Close to fifty children and parents gathered to enjoy snacks and cocoa, try out the sledding hill, and enjoy the snow.

"It was so nice to actually have the chance to visit with other parents, instead of just waiving in the parking lot," said Treat, who noted that several of the teachers stayed to visit as well.

Natalie Treat with her daughter Julia, a first grader.

Moms and NSMS volunteers Jennifer Wieckowski, with son Matthew, and Jennifer Caddigan, with daughter Hailey, chat with NSMS's Founding Director Margaret Henry (center).

Thanks to all of you who were able to join and contribute to our little gathering. We definitely look forward to planning similar events in the future—especially as the weather warms.

We are so lucky to have such a wonderful school—one that nurtures the whole child, and recognizes the importance of free play, time in nature and building social connections. Thank you, North Shore Montessori!

Thumbs up for hot cocoa! Thanks Jennifer W!

Now THAT's what you call a snow cone!

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