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MGNS Events Calendar

Click here to download the 2016-12017 MGNS Calendar

September 2016

Sept. 1 – All School Parent Meetings (Now included classroom meetings)

Sept. 6 – Orientation Day – Seahorses, Dolphins, Manatees and Starfish Classes

Sept. 7 – Short Day -- Starfish Class 8:45 - 10:45 am

Sept. 7 – First Full Day -- Dolphins 8:40 - 11:45 am, Manatees 12:40 -3:45 pm

Sept. 8 – Orientation Day -- Penguin class

Sept. 8 – Short day -- Seahorses 12:45 - 2:45 pm

Sept. 9 – Short day -- Penguins 8:45-10:45 am

Sept. 12 – Toddler Time Session 1 Begins

Sept. 12 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm

Sept.13 – Lunch Bunch Session 1 Begins 

October 2016

Oct. 7 – Meet, Greet & Eat (Current families explore school & get acquainted.)

Oct. 7 – Third Annual MGNS Resale Begins

Oct. 10-14 – Third Annual MGNS Resale Continues

Oct. 10 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm

Oct. 31 – Grandparents Week 1 Begins


November 2016

Nov. 1 – Nov. 4 – Grandparents Week 1 Continues

Nov. 6 – “Fired Up” Pottery Fundraiser. Join us to make gifts for friends and family
from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. Click here for details of this fundraiser event.

Nov. 8 – "Culvers Night!" Supporting MGNS! Tuesday, November 8th from 5-8. MGNS will receive 10% of all sales. Click here for details of this fundraiser event.

Nov. 9 – Mid-semester Cleanup -- 2 teachers & 12 parents (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

Nov 14 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm

Nov. 14-18 – Fall sharing meetings with parents (Schedule TBA)

Nov. 18 – Feast Day Penguin Class

Nov. 21 – Feast Day Starfish Class

Nov. 22 – Feast Day Manatees, Dolphins and Seahorses

Nov. 23-25 – Thanksgiving break – No School

December 2016

Dec. 12 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm

Dec. 16 – Last Day of Toddler Time Session 1

Dec. 21 – Last Day of Lunch Bunch Session 1

Dec. 21 – Last Day of School before Winter Break

Dec. 22-Jan 3 – Winter Break - No School

Dec. 29 – Winter Cleanup -- 3 teachers & 14 parents (6:30-8:30 pm)


January 2017

Jan. 4 – School Resumes

Jan. 4 – First Day of Toddler Time Session 2

Jan. 4 – First day of Lunch Bunch Session 2

Jan. 9 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm

Jan. TBA – Mandatory Parent Education Meeting

Jan. 16 – Martin Luther King Day – No School    

Jan. 21 – Open House For Potential Families (10:30 am - 1:30pm)

Jan. 23 – Re-enrollment for Current MGNS families for 2017-2018

Jan. 30 – Enrollment begins for New MGNS families for 2017-2018


February 2017

Feb. 13 – MGNS Staff Meeting  6:00 pm

Feb. 13 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm


March 2017

March 13 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm

March 15 – Mid-Semester Clean Up -- 2 Teachers & 12 Parents (6:30 - 8:30 pm)

March 27-31 – Grandparents Week 2


April 2017


April 3 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm (NOTE date change) 

April 7 – MGNS closed for Professional Development Day - No School 

April 10-17 – Spring Break - No School

April 18 – School Resumes


May 2017

May 8 – MGNS Board Meeting 7:00 pm

May 22-26 – Spring conferences scheduled by teaching team

May 29 – Memorial Day -- No School

May 30-June 2 – MGNS Spirit Week


June 2017

June 7 – Last Day of Toddler Time Session 2

June 7 – Last Day of Lunch Bunch Session 2

June 7 – Last Day Picnic Starfish

June 8 – Clean Up Night- 3 teacher & 14 parents (6:30 - 8:30 pm) (DR, MH, PS)

June 8 – Last Day Picnic-Dolphins, Manatees, Penguins, Seahorse

Our daughter attended MGNS for 3 years of preschool/4K plus one session of Toddler Time. It was her favorite place. She loved going to school, seeing her friends, her wonderful teachers and getting to play and do so many fun things. Upon picking her up she would tell me EVERYTHING she did, what stories they read, what the art project was, what they had for a snack and what she did when they played outside. Every year she had at least one day of lunch bunch, which was a great learning tool for how lunch will be when she starts kindergarten. MGNS became like family to us and we are very sad to be leaving. But we will be back to visit! —Dawn Van Horn, McFarland
We drove over a half an hour to bring our inquisitive, gentle son to MGNS. After looking at many preschool programs, we knew that MGNS was exactly what we and he needed - A preschool with knowledgeable, kind teachers and a program that would stimulate his mind. Although not my personal goal, our son left MGNS ready for kindergarten. Thank you, MGNS, for giving our child a love for lifelong learning!"
— Aija and Erik Kins, Lake Mills
The cooperative nature of Monona Grove Nursery School creates an openness and transparency that you just don't see in other schools. You are welcomed, from the start, to be an integral part of your child's education." —Jessica, parent and board member
My daughter absolutely loves her class at MGNS. She has learned so much, and even more importantly, she is excited about learning. Every day, she asks if it's a school day. MGNS has amazing resources, excellent teachers, and a strong sense of community. We love MGNS!“
— Alyssa Luckey-Winters, Madison
MGNS 4-K class was our child's first exposure to school, and it was a perfect one. She learned so much about cooperation, clean-up, art, nature, Spanish words, letters and numbers, music, books and the joy of being part of a group! Her teachers are a perfect balance of temperaments and gifts. I feel as if our family hit the jackpot in this class at Monona Grove!” —Gwen Ebert, Madison
My son was in the afternoon 4K program at Monona Grove Nursery School. He loved the teachers and the play-based learning activities. He learned so much, including a foundation in English and Spanish phonemic awareness that has prepared him well for Kindergarten at Nuestro Mundo Community School. He made many friends from inside and outside the neighborhood, many of whom are in the same school again this year. We're so glad he was able to attend this program.” —Joshua Forehand, Principal of Nuestro Mundo Community School
As our family enters our 5th and final year at MGNS, I am struck by many feelings, mostly of gratitude. We are so fortunate to have been a part of this community. From the Toddler Time program, to preschool, 4K and lunch bunch, they have all been wonderful programs. The staff is caring and communicative, and being a part of a co-operative school has been a wonderful experience. I enjoy my time in the classroom, seeing my children at play. My kids making wonderful friendships and I too have made strong connections with other parents. Being on the board of directors has also been a great opportunity. To the supportive MGNS community, I say, "Thank you!"—Margo Duffy
MGNS is a loving, nurturing and joyful playing and learning environment, and a community of caring, intelligent and involved families who enrich each other's lives. It is so much more than just a place to "get ready for kindergarten." It is a place where my children are thriving and blossoming, and learning to follow their interests and discover new ones.”—Alison Downey, Madison
As a new mom with a high energy 15 month old, I could not have found a better learning environment for the both of us! Toddler Time gave us a safe, fun and nurturing environment where no question of mine was too silly to ask; as a new mother I looked forward to talking with other moms and dads to see how they dealt with all of the unknowns of raising kids! I now chase two high energy little boys around the halls and we feel blessed to be part of the Monona Grove Nursery School Community...I will always remember the day when my oldest son first sat through an entire story during circle time (Digger Man)...every mom and dad in the room... Click to read more.
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