Nuts & Bolts

January 3, 2019

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Welcome back!

I hope you all enjoyed your break doing things you love with people you love. My family and I had a very eventful break filled with craziness as well as down time. We were outside the house a lot in the hot springs, ice skating, sledding, dishwasher shopping, in snow battles, eating out, hanging with friends, and skiing, of course. We were also inside the house watching movies, building new Legos, sleeping in, making treats, fixing busted pipes, Face-timing family, celebrating Christmas, and cleaning bodily fluids. Everyone in my house, including our dog, was sick sometime this break. Thankfully, the house has been disinfected and everyone was feeling much better, just in time to ring in the New Year.


My wish for 2019 is for peace - peace in the world, peace in our country, peace in our community, peace in our school, and peace in our hearts.


I can't wait to see you all and hear about your break. Have a great first few days back before another weekend!


PD next Friday is being organized by the Sunshine Committee. You received preliminary info about this event and will get more details soon.

Playground Reminders

Please take Thursday and Friday of this week and all of next week to review playground expectations with students. This is a natural time to review all school expectations. This is especially necessary because there seemed to be a rise in playground scuffles and injuries leading up to the break. Students should not be playing rough and should only be using a two finger touch. A few weeks ago a student sustained a concussion after engaging in rough play at recess.


When on the playground, be sure that staff monitoring the playground are spread out to ensure proper supervision of the entire space. If there are questions or concerns about proper supervision outside, please see our lead Assistants - Misha and Petra - who will communicate with administration.

Bathroom Issues

We had more issues with fecal matter being smeared in our bathrooms before break. As promised, this means that our bathroom procedures will be updated. I will work with advisory and the support team to finalize these new procedures and update everyone as they are put into place.

Winter Concert Thank You

It seems like three years ago now . . . Thank you to Clarissa and Sarah for putting together a fantastic winter concert. The students did a beautiful job. It was our first time inviting all of our families to the new gym and it was a success. We got great feedback and will tweak a few things next time we do an event like this. Thank you to those teachers who supported MMA in attending the show and provided crowd control.

Intent to Return Period

This Friday, January 4th, the Intent to Return enrollment period begins. This is a time when our current families get an email that asks them to officially indicate their intent for the 2019-20 school year. They will have to say whether their enrolled child is returning for the next school year or not.


This is a vital part of our enrollment process, which is of paramount importance for planning the proper financial and organizational structure of our school for the next year. It is your responsibility to communicate with families and ensure that they complete this process. If families have any questions about the process or how to secure their spot at MMA for the 19-20 school year, please refer them directly to René. Thank you for your help with this process.

Requests for Reimbursement

Please remember that any requests for reimbursements need to be pre-approved by René in writing to guarantee that you will receive your full reimbursement. Please submit a copy of your receipt and keep the original for your records.
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Upcoming Events

1/3/19 - First Day of class after winter break

1/4/19 - Intent to Return Opens for current students

1/4/19 - MAPA Meeting, 8:45am, Conference Room

1/7/19 - Fire Drill

1/7/19 - Staff Meeting

1/8/19 - PLC Meetings

1/8/19 - MMA Board Meeting

1/10/19 - End of 2nd Quarter

1/11/19 - School closed for Students, All day professional learning

1/14/19 - STEM Week begins

1/14/19 - SIT Meeting

1/15/19 - PLC Meetings

1/18/19 - Intent to Return Closes

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