MMA Montessori Moments

January 26, 2020

Message from our Director

Dear MMA Family,


Thank you parents and students for you ongoing support. I have been on morning carpool duty for a couple of weeks and I wanted to make sure that I understood the basics of drop off and pick up and I thought I would share them with you. Following are instructions that help us keep students and adults safe. Please review them and always be courteous if you are asked by teachers on duty to follow the procedures.


Mr. Mike

Carpool Safety!

It is important that all families follow the directions of crossing guards and be models of grace and courtesy to the students.. We appreciate your patience and want you to know that the school has been working very closely with the North Ogden Police Department to establish our carpool and traffic patterns.

MMA Parking Lot Guidelines

  • Please be patient and courteous toward MMA volunteers, staff, students, and other drivers.
  • Stay in your vehicle at all times.
  • Please pull all the way down until you are directed to stop. Please do not stop in front of the main doors to drop off your children.
  • Refrain from mobile phone usage while driving on school grounds.
  • Students will exit and enter from the RIGHT SIDE of the vehicle ONLY and at the CURB ONLY.
  • Students must be picked up at dismissal or immediately following an after school program. Parents will be asked to meet with the school’s Director if students are frequently waiting for transportation for over 20 minutes.
  • Be Aware: By law, all vehicle occupants must be secured in a seat belt. Children UNDER 8 must be in a car seat or booster BEFORE VEHICLE IS IN MOTION.
  • When crossing the street or the parking lot, you must use a crosswalk
  • If the doors are closed when you are dropping your student after the bell rings, you must come in and sign your student in.

NORTH SHORE

We are very proud and value our positive relationship with North Shore. They are very generous in allowing us to use their parking lot. We ask that if you use the North Shore parking lot that you follow these guidelines.

  • If you choose to pick up your child at North Shore, you must park in a parking stall.
  • Do not park in the pull though area. This area is reserved for cars exiting the North Shore parking lot.
  • When crossing the street to MMA, you must use a crosswalk.
  • Be mindful to watch for children, they are not looking for you.

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It's flu season!

Flu season is upon us. Our thoughts are with our friends at Utah Military Academy for the loss of their students due to the flu. We have had a few students who have recently tested positive for Influenza B. We do have some students and staff members at MMA who are immune compromised. Please remind your children to wash their hands often and thoroughly. It is important to follow our school policy and keep your children home until they have been fever and vomit free for 24 hours without the use of medication. Please help us control the spread of these illnesses.

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 is now open!

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Re-enrollment for current students

We still have a few families who have not yet completed the registration process for next year. It is important to get an accurate count of returning students before we open enrollment to the public. Log in to your Aspire account now to re-enroll. If you are not planning on your student returning to MMA in the fall, please email adouglas@mariamontessoriacademy.org so we can make the proper adjustments.

Chili Cook-off is this Thursday! Don't miss your chance to take part in our annual Chili Cook off!

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HOPE Week February 18-21!

Our Junior High HOPE Squad will be participating in National HOPE Week. More details coming soon.

Junior High Fees

We still have quite a few students who have an outstanding balance for Junior High student fees. Please remit payment to the office as soon as possible. 100% of student fees go toward purchasing textbooks, equipment and field trips for Junior High students. If you need payment arrangements please contact Ms. Autumn in the office.

Have a 4th grader? Make sure to get your free National Park Pass

Did you know that all 4th graders get a free National Park Pass? Make sure to get yours at https://www.uponarriving.com/4th-grade-national-park-pass/


Aden Householder, a 4th grader in Ms. Laura’s class, took this picture earlier this month at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. He was also able to bring the family to join at no cost.

Weather recess guidelines

MMA believes that outdoor time is crucial even during the colder months. The CDC reports that recess can help students increase their daily activity and contribute to getting the 60 minutes of physical activity they need. Recess is also an essential part of students' school experience that contributes to their normal growth and development. Recess helps students practice social skills (i.e cooperation, sharing communication) helps them positively engage in classroom activities and enhance cognitive performance. It can even help their immunity.


Unless the weather is extreme, or the air quality poor, it is our policy that students will go outside each day. Even when it is raining and snowing. Please make sure your student is dressed for the weather and has access to a coat, waterproof boots, snow pants, gloves and a hat for daily recess.

Know a child that you think would thrive at MMA? Bring them to shadow your student on February 14 and Feel the Love!

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Don't miss the WSU Storytelling Festival!

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Messages from MAPA

Sports Club is currently full

At this time the after-school sports club is full. MAPA is working on creating a wait list. If you would like more information, please email MAPA at Mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Save the Date! Our 10th Annual Gala is coming soon!

MAPA's 10th annual Gala is just around the corner. This is adult only evening is MMA's main fundraiser and the proceeds are used for the benefit of all students. School purchases from Gala proceeds in the past include the playground structure, computers, classroom grants, safety equipment, crosswalk signs and our new sound system. We can't do it without you. You wont want to miss this event.
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January

30 Chili Cook-off, 5:30-7:00 pm


February

6 Science Fair

7 MAPA Meeting, 8:45 am

11-MMA Board Meeting, 5:30 pm

17 President's Day- No School

18-21 Hope Week

20 Redwoods Chaperone Meeting, 5:30 pm

21 MMA Family night at Classic Fun Center, 5-9:00 pm

24-28 Literacy Week

25 School wide Spelling Bee

27-MMA Literacy Night, 5:30-7:00 pm

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