June 14 - August 20
10 weeks of Summer Fun
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Maria Montessori believed that mealtime is an extremely valuable learning opportunity for children. From the time children can sit independently, Montessori children sit at a child-sized table and learn to feed themselves. They learn the grace of movement by setting the table with breakable, child-sized dishes and glasses. They practice courtesy by using please and thank you, chewing with their mouths closed, serving others first, and through conversation.
Packed lunch brought from home Monday through Friday.
Our children must bring lunch and snacks to school. All sack lunches brought from home will need ice packs to keep food chilled. On Wednesday (field trips) please bring a sack lunch where everything is disposable.
We serve hot supper for our full day and after-school children. The options include pizza, a vegetarian Soup of the Day (Split Pea/ Veggie Pasta Soup/Veggie soup/ Alphabet soup, etc), or Traditional Pancakes with Syrup or Potato Pancakes with cheese sauce. We also serve ethnic supper options like cutlets and mashed potatoes, and Polish sausages on special occasions.
Special Dietary Needs and Food Allergies
Vernon Hills Montessori is very responsive to the individualized dietary needs of our children. If your child has specific dietary needs or food allergies, please do mention them to the teacher during the time of admission. Parents and teachers will continue to communicate regularly to monitor any dietary needs. We will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that children are safe and comfortable at all times. It is our safety recommendation that children with special dietary needs and severe food allergies bring a sack lunch from home. A small shoebox of safe treats sent from home should also be kept at school. This assures that the children with specific dietary needs can enjoy a special treat with their group during birthdays and other occasions.