Harvest Festival 2017

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It is hard to believe that it is October already, which means that our annual Harvest Festival is coming soon!  Join us as we celebrate this Fall season of abundance with fun, family-style games and costumes!   You and your children are invited to join in the fun with us.

Who:  Legacy students and siblings of all ages

What:  Harvest Festival is a family-themed Fall event with game stations, simple prizes, and a petting zoo

Where:  Legacy Montessori School

When:  Wednesday, October 25th, 8:45-10:30am

Why:  Because we like to have fun!


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Raising Godly Children Seminar

Raising Godly Children Seminar – September 23, 2017

Legacy’s Director, Katie Tseng, will partner with Lindsay Thorne and The Promise Church to present Raising Godly Children Seminar.

You will learn solid principles of godly parenting, including an effective approach to discipline and how to nurture character traits that are necessary for success. The way we raise our children right now has eternal impact: for our children and for the people they will influence later in life. Do you want your children to be strong and victorious, no matter their circumstances? Do you wish for them a life of joy and righteousness? Come learn how to pass this on to our future generation.

Whether you think you are doing well as a parent or desperately needing help, there will be plenty of new ideas and methods for you to learn!

Where: The Promise Church in Escondido
2423 S. Centre City Parkway 92025 Phone: 760-580-2399
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 9am-2pm
Cost: $10 per person, includes Lunch. Make checks payable to The Promise Church. Legacy will pay half of your fee if you register by next Friday, September 15!
Childcare: provided and complimentary (free!)
Register: With Ms. Carol at the Administrative Office

Click on the flyer below for more details!

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Parent Volunteer Training

We love having parent volunteers in our classrooms! If you’d like to learn how you can help, sign up and join us on Wednesday, September 27 for training.

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Summer Program

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OPEN HOUSE at Legacy Montessori – “Let’s Talk Kindergarten” Thursday March 6, 2014

 Join us for a Free Parenting Seminar

DATE: Thursday, March 6,2014

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00 pm


12310 Ninth Street
Poway, CA 92064
(858) 679-9949

Please call to RSVP.

Free Childcare provided.


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You’re invited to our free parenting seminar at Legacy Montessori School

Topic: 10 Essential Parenting Principles

DATE: Thursday, October 24, 2013

TIME: 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

PLACE: Legacy Montessori School

(click below for downloadable flyer/invitation)


10-24-2013 Parenting Seminar flyer

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10 Essential Parenting Principles


Preparing for our first parenting Seminar of the school year, I asked myself, what are the essential parenting principles that parents need?  What fresh perspectives can I offer?  What parenting skills and concepts will profit our families?  I reflected on my own experiences over the years as a parent, a teacher and as a school director.  I went through my parenting seminar notes, power points presentations, parenting books, notes from counseling parents. How I would have benefited from this information as a young mom!

Then I thought, can I narrow down the skills needed for effective parenting to a Top 10 List?  Below is my attempt to do so, although not in any particular order of importance.

1)      The importance of authority.

2)      Train your child proactively instead of reactively.

3)      Understand the 7 essential qualities that every person needs to be successful.

4)      Teach excellence instead of mediocrity

5)      Nurture purpose and calling in your child’s life.

6)      Deal with heart problems directly by shepherding the Spirit.

7)      Practice the power of Speaking Life.

8)      Deal with the will of a child by setting boundaries.

9)      Teach your child to practice principles for Success.

10)   Use the Bible as the standard.

Many of these principles are not taught in schools, teacher training courses, nor even used by my own parents.  They were gleaned from respected authorities in parenting, tested in my own home, employed by our Teachers here at Legacy, and, hopefully, received into our school’s families.  They are to provide focus, guidance and peace to parents; stability, security and boundaries to their children. Our daily parenting decisions will be a lot easier once we have clear guidelines.

You are invited to our Parenting Seminar on Oct. 24th.  Our school sponsors these free seminars because we believe in more than just educating children.  We equip parents to fulfill this great calling in their lives.  Each Principle warrants its own seminar to do it justice.  I will give an overview on the 10 Essential Principles, focusing on one or two of them for the evening.  We will discuss how these can be applied in the home and at school.   Free childcare is also provided so both parents can attend.  Please RSVP to Ms. Carol at carol@legacyeducation.net or call Legacy at 858-679-9949.

Katie Tseng

Legacy Montessori School
The Excellent Child


Katie Tseng is the director and founder of Legacy Montessori School and The Excellent Child Ministry.  Her mission is to train up generations of young people that display excellence in skill and character, and who fulfill their calling for God’s purpose in their lives.

An educator for over 20 years, her collective experience as director, teacher and parent trainer, curriculum developer, and speaker contributes to her life’s calling:  Building Generations of Young Achievers who are Passionate for God.

Beginning as a Sunday School Teacher, she served as the director of Children’s Ministry at the Brooklyn Community Christian Church in New York for two years.  Building upon that experience, she continued to serve as Youth Director for nine more years until moving to San Diego in 1999.

With a BA and MA in Education from New York University, Ms. Tseng taught in the public school system in New York City and in San Diego for 8 years.  In 2001, she was trained at the San Diego Montessori Teacher’s College.  She went on to work at a local Montessori school, gaining experience before opening Cornerstone Christian Montessori School in 2002.  There she spent the first three years in the classroom teaching alongside other teachers.  In her years as an administrator, she created and refined Montessori curriculums, trained teachers and conducted parent education classes.

For her dedication to education and the lives of children and youth, Ms. Tseng was a recipient of the Woman’s History Month Award from the Sheepshead Bay Historical Society in New York, and numerous honorable mentions from the Mayor and Councilman.

As a speaker, Ms. Tseng combines practical advice with knowledge she’s gained as an educator, director, and most importantly, as a parent. She incorporates her extensive reading and research in the topics on which she speaks.  Her messages are hopeful and timely, providing a much needed resource for parents seeking God’s very best for their children.



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Parent Orientation Meeting 2013/2014 on Thursday August 22, 2013!

Dear Parents,

Our annual Parent Orientation for the 2013/2014 is this Thursday!  If you haven’t already, RSVP as soon as possible.

This is for all Parents!  After our general orientation, you will be visiting your child’s classroom where the Teacher/s will give the overview, routine, and expectations specific to their classroom and students.  This is vital so that Parents are Teachers are clear on what you can expect from us, and what we will expect from you.  Both parents are strongly urged to attend.

First day of school is Tuesday, September 3rd.

Also, please bring in any missing registration forms (Physician’s Reports, immunization records, etc.) on or before next Thursday.


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The Strong-Willed Child


Date: Thursday, March 7, 2013 Time:  6-8pm

Held at and presented by:

Legacy Montessori School 12310 9th Street, Poway CA, 92064

We highly encourage both parents to attend.

Free Childcare provided.  

RSVP by email Carol@legacyeducation.net or call 858-679-9949.

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Open House for Kindergarten Classes Tuesday Feb. 5, 2013

IMGP4866 - CopyDate:  Tuesday February 5, 2013

Time: 6PM-8PM

Place: Legacy Montessori School  12310 9th St. Poway, CA 92064  858-679-9949

Free Light Dinner and Childcare Provided

Like the rudder of a ship, the Kindergarten years determine the direction of your child’s education.   The required skills, such as work habits, attitude towards learning, level of confidence, social and leadership skills, etc, take root between the ages of 5 and 6.

What can Parents and educators of five- and six-year-olds do to ensure that these years of school are utilized most effectively?  We need to understand the developmental stages and make full use of the child’s learning potential.

Legacy is offering an opportunity for parents to come together to learn and discuss options, and to and hear from educators and parents who have been through these stages.  This can be one of most important meetings you attend for your child.

I hope to see you here at the school from 6pm- 8pm.  Childcare and a light dinner are provided free of charge.

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