MMA Montessori Moments

December 24th, 2018

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Monday, Dec. 24th 2018 at 8am to Wednesday, Jan. 2nd, 3pm


We look forward to seeing all of our student's smiling faces on Thursday, January 3rd, 2019! Our next MMM will come out after the break (January 7th)! Have a safe and wonderful break.

The Winter Concert was Wonderful!

A big shout out to Ms. Clarissa and Ms. Sarah for all of their hard work with putting together the Winter Concert! The students did an excellent job in front of a full house! Thank you to those who helped with clean-up after the performance.

The Dove Award

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Congratulations to Ms. Brittany on receiving our first Dove Award! The Dove Award goes toward an individual who
  • are partners in peace and model peaceful practices.
  • honor the individual spirit of the child.
  • support the development of the whole child.
  • promote student growth.
  • collaborate.
  • possess a growth mindset.
  • value diversity.
  • love and give of themselves in service to others
  • uphold the ideals and philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori.

Ms. Brittany embodies the standards expected of a winner of MMA's Dove Award. She is an extraordinary teacher who goes above and beyond for her students. Ms. Brittany is a respected leader among her colleagues. She sits as the Lower Elementary adviser on our Advisory team. Above all, Ms. Brittany is a kind, generous, and peaceful human being.

Here is what others said about Ms. Brittany:

"Brittany always focuses on growth mindset strategies with her students. She has a very diplomatic and peaceful demeanor when she address any situation."

"Ms. Brittany is an amazing teacher. She sets aside her own personal needs though it is hard, and gives 110% to each of her students. She has been a guiding light in my daughters education and assists in building the confidence her students need to succeed."

Intent to Return - Current Students

Friday, Jan. 4th, 8am-11:30pm

This is an online event.

Current students at MMA will not need to re-apply to the school through the Open Enrollment process but will need to indicate their “Intent to Return” to MMA to secure their spot for the 2019-2020 school year. The “Intent to Return” will open on January 4, 2019 and is due by January 18, 2019. Returning students have a two-step re-enrollment process. The 1st step is the” Intent to Return” and the 2nd step is in the spring for Confirmation of Placement, Annual Policies and Procedures.

Once you declare your intent for the 2019-2020 school year, you will also have an opportunity to identify any additional siblings who may want to attend MMA. Siblings must be at least 5 years old on or before September 1, 2019. By adding a new sibling it does not guarantee a spot for the 2019-2020 school year. This sibling will be entered into the lottery.

Open Enrollment - New Students

Maria Montessori Academy’s 2019-2020 school year Open Enrollment (OE) period will begin on January 21, 2019, at 8 am. The first lottery draw will be held on February 3, 2019.Please share this page with your friends who want to enroll at MMA:

The 2019-20 school year link will be active at 8am on January 21, 2019.

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Thursday, Jan. 10th, 6-7:30pm

MMA Addition Commons

Maria Montessori Academy will be screening the documentary, SCREENAGERS, for all interested parents, students, and community members in the Addition commons area. Maria Montessori Academy is located across the street from North Shore at 2505 N 200 E in N. Ogden.

Please forward this invitation to your friends and RSVP here:

View the preview -

SCREENAGERS - The average child in America spends more time consuming electronic media than going to school, with many teenagers going online “almost constantly.” In SCREENAGERS, physician and filmmaker Delaney takes a deeply personal approach as she probes into family life to explores parental struggles over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through poignant and funny stories along with insights from authors, psychologists, and brain scientists, SCREENAGERS reveals how tech time impacts kids’ development and offers solutions on how adults can empower kids to best navigate the digital world and find balance.

STEM Week Information

We are so excited for STEM week, January 14- 18. MMA will spend the week of celebrating the beauty of science, technology, engineering, and math.

PROJECTS TOPICS by grade level

Student Science Projects- these projects and expectations were given out to students the week following Thanksgiving break.

  • 1st- Research and present a scientist

  • 2nd- Project involving scientific method

  • 3rd- Present a project of simple machine or forces of motion

  • 4th- STEM

  • 5th- Invention Convention

  • 6th- Science Fair (Jan. 16 specific expectations)

  • 7th- Scientists

  • 8th- Science Fair (Jan. 16 specific expectations)

  • 9th- Medical Inventions

Calling all Science Fair Gurus: Ten Science Fair judges are needed for the Annual Science Fair- Wednesday, January 16 from 9:00am-12:00pm. If you are interested or know someone who is, please contact Nicoletta Householder at


Thanks to a handful of volunteers from Weber State, 4H Stem, Planetarium, Hill Air Force Base, Debbie Pilkey, James Wilson, Micheal Cox, James Shurtleff, Ron Proctor, and numerous other volunteers and staff - we will have a week packed full of workshops and assemblies.

Assemblies and workshops

  • STEM

  • Caving and stratification

  • Chemistry

  • Math- number theory and aircraft navigation

  • Planetarium

  • Animation and Science

  • Engineering

  • Scales and Tales

Field Trips

  • 9th grade Otech Planetarium

  • 6th- STARBASE

Walk the Science Museum- on the dates below, student projects will be displayed in the hall which will serve as an open museum for all of the school and to observe. The teacher designated due dates may differ from the display dates listed below. Dates provided from the teacher will be earlier due to class presentations. Please take note that Lower Elementary will be the following week because of space and logistics.

  • Monday (14)- 5th grade, North side and 7th addition halls

  • Tuesday (15)-5th grade, South side elementary halls and 7th addition halls

  • Wednesday (16)-no one

  • Thursday (17)- 4th grade, North side elementary halls and 9th addition halls

  • Friday (18)- 4th grade, South Side elementary halls and 9th addition halls

  • Tuesday (22)- 3rd grade, North side elementary halls

  • Wednesday (23)- 3rd grade, South Side elementary halls

  • Thursday (24)- 2nd grade, North Side and Addition Commons

  • Friday (25)- 1st grade, North Side and Addition Commons

MAPA Information

MMA Gala

The Gala will be held at Snowbasin on March 23rd from 7:00-9:00pm. To order tickets, please purchase here. Tickets are $32 per person and will not be available for purchase at the door this year. More information regarding the Gala will come soon.

Gala Art

My name is Elene Hess and I am the gala art chair person. I have been volunteering with the gala art for 5 years now and have spear-headed many projects. I am new to this position and I need all the help I can get. I am in need of volunteers to head up our art projects for the live auction. If you've never been to the gala, each level (grade) creates an art project that gets auctioned off at a live auction. These art projects are so precious and special; they have value way beyond the materials and time. We need parent volunteers for each level to help coordinate the students and spear-head each project. You don't have to be an artist, you don't even have to be creative. All we need is those willing to take a little bit of time and show the kids what to do. I have many project ideas I can help you with or you can come up with your own and I can look it over and approve (we try to do different projects for each level). Each project has a $50.00 budget, but we try to get materials donated as much as possible.

If you are willing to help, please open the google sheet and put your name down for the level you would like and the idea you have or write "need ideas." We will have a meeting to discuss the deadlines and art right after our holiday break.

Please feel free to call me with any questions. 801-388-7002

Elene Hess

Our student designed T-Shirts close on January 5th

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12/24-31/18 -- Winter Break (No School)

1/1-2/19 -- Winter Break (No School); Resume school on 1/3/19

1/4/19 -- MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; Intent to Return Opens

1/10/19 --SCREENAGERS; Addition Commons 6-7:30pm

1/11/19 -- Legislative Professional Development (No School)

1/14-18/19 -- STEM Week (Whole School Events)

1/15/19 -- Redwoods Final Payments due

1/18/19 -- Intent to Return Closes

1/21/19 -- MLK Jr. Day (No School); Open Enrollment Opens

1/29/19 -- Chili Cook-off

1/31/19 -- Crow Canyon Final Payment due

2/1/19 -- MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room

2/3/19 -- Open Enrollment Closes

2/13-15/19 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release); Book Fair

2/19/19 -- Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:00-8:00pm

2/20/19 -- Box Top Store

2/26/19 -- School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

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ICYMI - 12-17-18 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the 12-17-18 Family Newsletter.