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1 hour delay tomorrow 12/13. Carline begins 9:30am. No before care. Giving the sun an extra hour to warm the roads up. Be safe traveling. ... See MoreSee Less

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Art in the afternoon kids just spent a good hour clearing the snow from the playground tarp and then hung it back up again! All on their own, no one asked ❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Art in the afternoon kids just spent a good hour clearing the snow from the playground tarp and then hung it back up again! All on their own, no one asked ❤️

 

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Dragonfly Class: Making soup for our annual school Soup Feast 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Montessori Enrichment: Making Apple Sauce 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Montessori Enrichment and Kindergarten: Making Apple Juice 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Dragonfly Class November 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Dragonfly and Firefly Outside Fun November 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Montessori Enrichment Class October 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Dragonfly Class October 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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We will have a 2 hour delay tomorrow, 12/12. Carline begins at 10:30am. No before care. Be safe out there! ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be closed again tomorrow 12/11 due to snow and icy road conditions. Be safe out there if you must move around! ... See MoreSee Less

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We will be closed tomorrow. Enjoy playing in the snow! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a week!! Gigantic, enormous, and warm-hearted thanks to Upper El for giving two amazing presentations to Lower El this week. The Third Great Lesson and famous female historical figures were fantastic. We are so grateful and incredibly proud of you!It's been a great first week! ... See MoreSee Less

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November moments! ... See MoreSee Less

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Svms kinders were introduced to the magic of clay in the art studio recently! ... See MoreSee Less

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Svms kinders were introduced to the magic of clay in the art studio recently!

Good morning, SVMS Parents:

Today is Wednesday, November 28.

We will be operating on a delay this morning. Persistent snow flurries overnight combined with below-freezing temperatures have created icy road conditions across the county.

We will open at 10am.

Before care begins at 9:30am.

Carline will run from 10:00-10:10am.

As always use your best judgment evaluating the road conditions and travel safely.

Be safe!

Erin
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Happy Thanksgiving SVMS community! ... See MoreSee Less

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Big thanks to all the volunteers who came in to help us! 💗 ... See MoreSee Less

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Big thanks to all the volunteers who came in to help us! 💗

Craftin' it up...Lower El style!It's been a great first week! ... See MoreSee Less

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Upper el beginning personal mandalas. Math and art unite !
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Good morning parents,

Due to icy conditions around the Black Mountain/Asheville area, we will open at 10AM this morning. Before care will begin at 9:30AM and the carline will begin at 10AM.

Stay tuned in case conditions do not improve.

Drive safely out there!
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What better way to spend a rainy day than with a good book. We are very grateful for our community volunteers who share their time to read with students. ... See MoreSee Less

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Children's House in October ... See MoreSee Less

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Finishing up plaster creature sculptures in upper el art! ... See MoreSee Less

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Communication building games during TAASC sessions. ... See MoreSee Less

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Upper elementary had a great lesson about how plants move water and energy. Listen closely, thanks to Ms. Christina’s husband Zach and some fancy musical equipment you can hear the plant make music. So cool!! ... See MoreSee Less

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So weird, so good! What lucky kids, getting to listen to the sounds of plants. Thanks SVMS!

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That is so wicked cool!

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Queens, athletes, presidents, and history makers visited SVMS today! ... See MoreSee Less

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Saddle up, SVMS! Lower El is bringing fall to the hall! ... See MoreSee Less

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Saddle up is right! 🍁

After learning how to paint landscapes, this artist had some time to explore on her own and came up with this !! Wow!!! ... See MoreSee Less

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After learning how to paint landscapes, this artist had some time to explore on her own and came up with this !! Wow!!!

Impressive works of art by the lower el! Pop art USA! ... See MoreSee Less

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Lower el jamming on their painted guitar designs in art class! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yes. The Beau’s youngest is the little girl in the black t-shirt. She is 6 and in first grade!

Dee, do you have a grand in one of these pics?

Love that Rylan!!!!!

Come on out SVMS and support your school!Enjoy a great meal at Native Kitchen Monday Oct 15th and also support Swannanoa Valley Montessori School...
20 % of sales will be donated to this wonderful school❤️#weloveourcommunity #school #avleats #bonappetit #supportlocal #givingback
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Come on out SVMS and support your school!

Greetings families,

We lost power about 30 minutes ago and we will be closing now. We have not been able to receive information from duke as to whether this is temporary or not.

Please come pick your child(ren) up as soon as possible. We are not able to remain open with out power.

Please park and come in. We will bring your child(ren) to you.

We do know the blue ridge road, US 70 by the ingles and old 70 have closures.

Please take care getting here.

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2 months ago

Another evening in our Parenting Series for you. Just added Session # 5! RSVP and let us know you will be there. 828-669-8571Ask the Expert: Raising Children with ADD/ADHD

Tuesday, October 23
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
James Room at Swannanoa Valley Montessori School

Refreshments provided.

Childcare available upon request. Call 828.669.8571.

Join Scott Governo, FNP as he discusses strategies, difficulties, and advantages of raising a child with ADHD/ADD.

You don’t have to go at it alone. We’re here for you! Dr. Governo will be presenting on the mechanics of your child’s mind so that you and your family can work together to ensure academic and social success.

Dr. Governo will also be available to answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Dr. Governo is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner with the Olson Huff Center at Mission Hospital. He also works with Black Mountain Counseling Center on a contract basis.
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Another evening in our Parenting Series for you. Just added Session # 5! RSVP and let us know you will be there. 828-669-8571

USA maps- pop art style in the art studio today ! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a great field trip at the Arboretum on Terrific Trees! ... See MoreSee Less

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Montessori Enrichment Class: Sept. 2018 sculpture with nature, inspired by British sculptor Andy Goldsworthy. ... See MoreSee Less

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❤️ this and Andy goldsworthy!

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Firefly and Dragonfly outside fun Sept. 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Practicing our sculpting skills today ! Builds dexterity and finger muscles. ... See MoreSee Less

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Contractions, Checker Board, Spelling, and an impressive animation presentation by Olive. What a week!It's been a great first week! ... See MoreSee Less

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What a great experience!!

FREE Parenting Class
Join Swannanoa Valley Montessori School and Black Mountain Counseling Center as we offer a free four week parenting class.

September 25 : Introductions and Anxiety 101
establishing group rules, confidentiality, goals
mindfulness for parents and kids
focus on wellness and health for kids and families

October 2 : Goal-Setting
creating an independent young adult

October 9 : Developmental Education
appropriate expectations through different ages and stages of childhood
how to respond when kids don’t meet your expectations

October 16 : Challenges and Q&A
further resources
answering your questions
exploring other challenges

IF YOU NEED CHILDCARE, CALL SVMS DIRECTLY AT 828.669.8571.

Questions about registration? Call SVMS at 828.669.8571. Questions about content? Call BMCC at 828.669.9798.

Black Mountain Counseling Center is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible. | Solicitation License: SL006975

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Good evening parents,

SVMS will be opening at 10:00 am tomorrow, Monday, September 17. We want to give our families ample time to safely get on the road tomorrow morning and navigate with plenty of daylight.

9:00 am-Before care for currently enrolled before care students. No Drop-ins on delay days.

10:00 am-carline begins

As always, if the road conditions where you live are not safe please stay home, and we will see you soon!

Please stay tuned for potential changes to this decision based upon worsening conditions overnight and in the early morning hours. In the event that we need to be closed, notification will be sent to all media outlets, employees, and parents as soon as possible.

Thank you!
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Measuring the distance between planets and much more.It's been a great first week! ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a fantastic trip to AMOS today!It's been a great first week! ... See MoreSee Less

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Found poetry project from today.It's been a great first week! ... See MoreSee Less

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UE did a fantastic job presenting the First Great Lesson today!
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I love these pics! I got to hear a little about this on the way home, but mostly I listened to an intense debate about whether this was the “first grade” or “First Great” lesson. 😄💗👍

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I know many amazing public school teachers. This is in no way bashing what they do! There is so much TRUTH in this video as to how our school systems are run.

Prince Ea
The Shocking Truth About The School System
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4 months ago

SVMS families...... help these 2 sweet and talented Montessori families reach their goal. They are so close. Only 3 days to go. Help by sharing and supporting.www.kickstarter.com/projects/1046971224/the-appalucians-debut-album-bright-hills?ref=nav_search&r...

It was a BIG day for the Kickstarter. Still a long way to go so come on in, the water's fine!

We had such a great time in Studio B with Roland and Shawn a few weeks ago. Check out the video and great sound from the fine folks at WNCW!
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Love sharing about our alumni graduating seniors! Here are a few more...

Congratulations graduates!! These kids will go far and do great things along with their fellow SVMS classmates.

Zoe Tomczak, Isaiah Hermance, Cyrus McCall
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Love sharing about our alumni graduating seniors! Here are a few more...

Congratulations graduates!! These kids will go far and do great things along with their fellow SVMS classmates.

Zoe Tomczak, Isaiah Hermance, Cyrus McCall

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Another SVMS alumni graduating from high school! It’s a big year! Congratulations Isaiah!!

 

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With high honors I might add! One proud mama! 🎓😊

Wow, look at him all grown up!!!

Congrats! Awesome

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Ms. Hannah’s got some moves! ... See MoreSee Less

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Field Day fun! ... See MoreSee Less

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We had a fun filled Field Day!! Thanks to all the teachers and parents who made field day so much fun!! Face painting, games, snow cones, motorcycles and dancing... oh my!

Have a safe and wonderful summer break!
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So sorry we missed it! 😕 looks awesome!

It's been a great year!!A fun way to start the morning... ... See MoreSee Less

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We had so much fun helping and visiting Wild for Life! Thanks to Beth (Quinn and Zoe's mom) for setting this up. ... See MoreSee Less

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It’s artist trading card day the art room!! ❤️❤️ ... See MoreSee Less

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3rd years' day out! So proud of these fun students. 💗 ... See MoreSee Less

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Our Upper Elementary detectives found quite a mystery in their classroom this morning. What happened to Mr. Bear? ... See MoreSee Less

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Releasing our butterflies 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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Little Sleeping Dragonflies 2018 ... See MoreSee Less

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7 months ago

SVMS Families,

Unfortunately, there has been a disruption in the water service in the building due to water issues with the town and we do not have running water for toilet use.

We are required by law to close if this happens. Therefore, we will be closing at 10am this morning. Please make arrangements to come pick your child up as soon as possible.

We will begin calling families right away.
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7 months ago

Good soggy morning to you!

We will be opening at our regularly scheduled time today. Before care begins at 7:30 AM and Carline begins at 8:20. Please use your best judgment when leaving your home and traveling to the school. There are many areas that are closed and debris in the roadways. Stay home if it is not safe for you to travel.

Be safe SVMS families!
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A fun way to start the morning... ... See MoreSee Less

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Sophie and Ben....Lower El comedians. ... See MoreSee Less

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I can’t even tell you how much I ❤️ this!

Be sure to come inside to view the art show before it’s gone forever ! ... See MoreSee Less

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Be sure to come inside to view the art show before it’s gone forever !

More fun with Owen High School... ... See MoreSee Less

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What a fun afternoon we had learning about science with students from Owen High School. ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

We caught a great day!!!Many thanks to Jake and Fletcher for a great day!
Thanks to E.C., Tim, and Todd for driving!
We appreciate you!
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What fun for these students!

The Montessor Enrichment class acting out their story play with Leiden as the narrator! I think their ready for Broadway! ... See MoreSee Less

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The Montessor Enrichment class acting out their story play with Leiden as the narrator! ... See MoreSee Less

7 months ago

Come on out to the last dine-out of the year to support SVMS!

Foothills Butcher Bar, Black Mtn
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Lunch and/or dinner
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

20% of all proceeds go to support the SVMS Scholarship Fund, so get out and eat, drink and be merry!
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