Happy New Year!
After a wonderful holiday break, we’re rejuvenated and ready for some more learning fun! Our enrollment period for the 2017-2018 school year will be open in early March. If you are interested in enrolling your child, please contact Julie Saccento, Assistant Head of School, via phone (408.251.8633) or email to schedule a personal tour.
We wish you a wonderful holiday season! The school will be closed for our annual holiday break from December 19th, 2016 to January 3rd, 2017.
We are excited to again offer something at Mandala for our students who need some extra coaching in the area of social play skills. Many children in our program would benefit from more facilitated support in building these skills:
- Interacting confidently with friends
- Sharing and turn-taking
- Managing feelings and regulating emotions
- Emotional flexibility
- Personal space awareness
- Working collaboratively in group play
At the end of October 2016, we will begin offering two classes, running in 8-week sessions, on Wednesday or Thursday afternoons from 12:30-1:30 pm. Ms. Tabatha and Ms. Tiffany will run the Wednesday class and Ms. Sharada and Ms. Janine will run the Thursday class. Every session will have a play-based theme with activities to enhance social and language skills. For more information or to register, download the registration form.
We are limiting the number of children to a very small group (4-5 children). Cost: $300.
The first official day of Autumn always reminds us of the exciting times in the months ahead and thankful for the wonderfully fun Summer months enjoyed with our Mandala community.
Are you ready for some fun Autumn activities, getting out into the cooler weather and snuggles under blankets while watching movies? We certainly are! We came up with some ideas to enjoy the change in season.
Download this Autumn Bucket List for Preschoolers and Families!
We are excited to share the news that Mandala Children’s House has been awarded with a Bronze Medal for Best Montessori School in Bay Area Parent’s Best of the Best – Silicon Valley by Bay Area readers! This is our second year of nominations and receiving the award.
“It’s a wonderful honor to receive this recognition for a second year!,” exclaims Anne Kangas, L.C.S.W., one of Mandala’s founders and Head of School/Family Services Director. “We are so thankful that many families in the Bay Area continue to recognize the important nurturing work that Mandala has been doing.”
The Best of the Best is awarded to local business by the local San Francisco Bay Area community in various categories, such as Best Montessori School. Sponsored by Bay Area Parent Magazine, a leading regional parenting magazine, each year Bay Area readers are asked to nominate and vote for the business that they think is the best in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“When first looking into preschools for our oldest child years ago, we decided to go with my Alma Mater, Mandala. It was one of the best decisions ever!” said Joanna Connelly (1985 alumni). “We’re so thankful to all the Mandala teachers for the excellent education, love and patience that they have given to our three kids. It has definitely put them on the path to becoming lifelong learners.”
Penny Lawrie, Mandala’s Preschool Director, adds “The Best of the Best Award speaks to the exceptional dedication and commitment that our teachers embody as they guide our students on a path of educational success and emotional growth. We love it when our alumni families return to enroll their children and grandchildren.”
Thank you to everyone for their support!
We have made some changes to our Dragonflies class schedule for the Fall: Monday through Thursday from 12noon to 3pm. Our hope is that the date and time change will provide more consistency for the children and be a help to parents as well.
Interested in our Dragonfly Class (4-days)? Call our office at 408.251.8633 or EMAIL US to schedule a tour. If you’re ready to register your child, DOWNLOAD the registration form and bring into our office.
The Dragonflies class at Mandala Children’s House is designed to meet the needs of the Pre-K child going on to kindergarten next fall or for the Transitional Kindergartener. This class offers more structured learning within our Montessori curriculum. Visit our Programs page for more information.
Yay, it’s summer and the sun is shining bright! Get outside, have some fun with your preschooler, and never hear another “Mom, I’m bored!” again! Download our Summer Bucket List — there are 60 summer activities ideas for kids
Our Summer Camp is also a great way to keep kids active while having fun learning. Registration is still open — register for one of the sessions if you have vacation plans or both sessions! Visit our Summer Camp page for more information or download a registration form.
We love seeing that spark when a child’s imagination is ignited by a book that he or she had just read!
Join us for an Online Book Fair powered by USBorne Book & More. There’s something for everyone and every reading level! All proceeds from the book fair will support our school.
Friends, family and alumni — Spread the word and share the Mandala spirit with your friends, family or even a neighbor! We’re thrilled to announce a new Mandala Referral Program for New Families. What does that mean? Simply, refer new families to Mandala Children’s House and receive a $25 Gift Card for each new referral family who registers with their first month tuition paid. What’s even better? There is no limit to the number of referrals for our on-going referral program. Have questions about our referral program? Contact Julie Saccento, our Admissions and Enrollment Director.
Friends, we’re excited to be nominated again for Bay Area Parent’s 2016 BEST OF THE BEST AWARD and WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please click the top or below image link to cast your vote for Mandala Children’s House (easily found in the pull-down menu under each category) as BEST PRESCHOOL and BEST MONTESSORI SCHOOL! Voting ends on Thursday, May 5, 2016.
There’s also a perk for casting your vote: Your name is automatically entered for a chance to win a $50 Visa Gift Card and a Family 4-Pack of tickets to great venues such as Gilroy Gardens, SF Symphony, San Francisco Zoo, Children’s Discovery Museum and Disney On Ice with each vote! How cool is that? Spread the word! Share the link with your friends and family!