News

Little Elephant is open!

Friday, July 31st, 2020

Both our campuses are open! We are excited to start the new school year on August 10th in Rockridge and August 17th in Berkeley.

We continue to follow health and safety guidelines with small class sizes of 12 children per group.

Temperature and health check at drop ff each day.

All adults are wearing masks all day. Children are encouraged to but it is not required.

All materials are disinfected after each use.

Children have assigned tables and their own pencil box with supplies.

Each child has their own special work rug. This helps to keep their work organized on the floor and also encourages physical distancing.

We have shortened our hours to 8:30-3:30pm in order to maintain additional staff during those hours to help with the extra cleaning and disinfecting requirements.

While it has been a big shift for all of us the children have adapted beautifully as expected.

We do have a couple of openings beginning Sept 1st at Rockridge and August 17th at Berkeley.

We hope you are all staying safe and look forward to a wonderful new school year!

Little Elephant Rockridge is now open!

Tuesday, July 7th, 2020

Little Elephant Rockridge has reopened after being closed since March 13th due to COVID-19. We opened with a small group of eight children and four  teachers. We have made some changes and implemented health procedures to keep everyone healthy.

Some of these new procedures are:

Temperature and health check at drop ff each day.

All adults are wearing masks all day. Children are encouraged to but it is not required.

All materials are disinfected after each use.

Children have assigned tables and their own pencil box with supplies.

Each child has their own special work rug. This helps to keep their work organized on the floor and also encourages physical distancing.

We have shortened our hours to 8:30-3:30pm in order to maintain additional staff during those hours to help with the extra cleaning and disinfecting requirements.

We are just thrilled to be back at work and caring for the children in our community!

School is open!

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020

Little Elephant too! is has reopened after being closed since March 13th due to COVID-19. We opened with a small group of seven children and three teachers. We have made some changes and implemented health procedures to keep everyone healthy.

Some of these new procedures are:

Temperature and health check at drop ff each day.

All adults are wearing masks all day. Children are encouraged to but it is not required.

All materials are disinfected after each use.

Children have assigned tables and their own pencil box with supplies.

Each child has their own special work rug. This helps to keep their work organized on the floor and also encourages physical distancing.

We have shortened our hours to 8:30-3:30pm in order to maintain additional staff during those hours to help with the extra cleaning and disinfecting requirements.

We are just thrilled to be back at work and caring for the children in our community!

 

Best of The Bay 2015

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015

Parents' Press Best of the East Bay 2015 logoThank you to all the families who voted us Best of the Bay 2015! We are so thrilled to have on a Bronze award for Best Montessori Elementary School.

School year off to a great start!

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

Our new school year is off to a wonderful start! All of our new families have already settled in so well. We have lots of positive changes around the school. We have a beautiful new fence across the driveway which increases the size of our playground and improves security. We will be resurfacing our driveway too! New sand will be delivered for our sandbox in the coming weeks and our chickens are laying eggs daily! So much activity! We’re all looking forward to an exciting and fun filled year.

Our chickens laid an egg!

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

We are so thrilled that one of our chickens laid her first egg! At 7:45 am one of our Easter eggers laid a little blue/green egg! Hopefully the others will start laying soon too:)

Annual Silent Auction-March 17th

Monday, February 14th, 2011

March 17th, yes St Patrick’s Day, is our Annual Silent Auction! What better way to spend St Patrick’s Day than at a brewery with all your wonderful friends from Little Elephant Montessori School!

Our Silent Auction is put together by our incredible Parent Committee and all proceeds go to funding professional development and bonuses for our teachers. Last years fundraising efforts allowed ALL our staff to attend the Annual American Montessori Society Conference in San Diego (airfare and accommodations), two teachers Spanish classes, one teachers online sign language class and bonuses for all the staff at our Winter Break AND Stepping up ceremonies!

We look froward another fun night out, getting to know our fellow Little Elephant families and supporting our dedicated and terrific teachers!

Spring Work Day

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Our Spring Parents Work Day took place on May 1st. We had an extremely productive morning. We removed the sandbox and now have a wonderful HUGE sand area, the front steps were painted, the rain barrel was secured to the building and given a new and improved overflow drain, the basement was purged and organized …WOW! After all that hard work we enjoyed a community BBQ. Thanks LEMS parent community!!

3rd Annual Silent Auction

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Our 3rd annual silent auction was a huge success!

The proceeds from this fabulous event will be used to support our teachers professional development, purchase items from teacher wish lists, send two teachers to Spanish language classes to support our Spanish in the classroom program, sponsor one teacher to take sign language classes and supplement our teachers end of year bonuses!

Thank you to our wonderful parent community!