Howe Montessori and Center Based Education

School Begins on Monday!!!

Greetings Howe Families!

It was great to see so many families today for Popsicles on the Playground. Thank you for taking time out of your day to come and see us. I hope you enjoyed the summer.

As we transition back to school, I wanted to share some important information to help the first week go smoothly. Monday will be a half-day for all students. Our special education programs will begin at 8:25-11:30 and the Montessori Program will run from 9:00-12:05. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will be full days for all students except Kindergarten who will have soft start half days for the first two weeks. Special Education Programs will run from 8:25-3:20 and Montessori from 9:00-3:55. There is no school on Friday, September 2 and Monday, September 5 for the Labor Day Holiday.

Montessori Arrival Procedures:

Montessori students may begin arriving at 8:35 for breakfast. There will be no outdoor lineup please remain in your vehicle until doors open at 8:35. Staff will help students enter the school. Parents will not be permitted to walk students to class. We will have tables set up on Monday for any school supplies at both entrances. Kindergarten, First, and Second Grades will use Door 18 for arrival (the small lot off of Ann Arbor Trail near the office). Grades 3-5 will enter at door 13 behind the school (enter the large lot near Warren Rd. and continue following all the way around the building). Younger siblings may be dropped off and picked up with older siblings in the back as well. Students will be dismissed from the same doors as drop-off. Please drive slowly in the parking lot and pay attention.

Dismissal Procedures:

Students will be dismissed at the same doors that they are assigned for arrival. Younger siblings will be dismissed with their older siblings if applicable. Please pull all the way forward in the pickup lanes and use extreme caution when pulling in or out of the lanes. As students are dismissed they will fist bump their teacher signaling permission to go to their vehicle. This needs to be done promptly or the line cannot move. For a safer and more efficient dismissal, If you wish to socialize, please use a designated parking space to park your car. The upper elementary lot is also our bus loop for special education students. If arriving early, please do not wait in the bus zone.

Regular School Hours:

Special Education Programs 8:25-3:20 (half-days 11:30)

Montessori Programs: 9:00-3:55 ( half-days 12:05)

Open House will be Wednesday, September 7 from 6:00-7:30. Mark your calendars.


Lunch times will vary by class, Please see communications from your child(ren)’s teacher for information. All students will once again qualify for a free breakfast and lunch this year.

Montessori Staff:

Ms. Angela Carman- Kindergarten

Ms. Mandy Schneider- 1st Grade

Ms. Sarah Verrier- 2nd Grade

Ms. Katie Keebler-3rd Grade

Ms. Leah Polster-4th Grade

Ms. Alexandria Davis- 5th Grade

Ms. Celeste Reed- Music

Mr. Johnny Borg- Physical Education

Ms. Nada Hmayed- Art

Ms. Janine Wilcox- Media

Ms. Yassmine Shilbayeh- Enrichment and Intervention

Ms. Carrie Schoolmaster- Teacher Consultant

Mr. Kamal Makki- Administrative Intern

Ms. Tammy Fournier-Principal