MMA Montessori Moments

July 29th, 2019

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We know that it can be nerve racking to drop your child off at the curb on the first day of school, to honor the child's independence, and the Montessori period of normalization - especially for new parents. To provide an opportunity for everyone to ease into the school year and familiarize yourself with the building, your teacher(s), and drop off your school supplies.

You are invited to our Sneak A Peek event on Friday, August 9th from 3:00-6:00pm. On the half hour, beginning at 3:00pm, then again at 3:30pm, 4:00pm, 4:30pm, 5:00pm, and 5:30pm. - each teacher and assistant will greet families, give an overview of the classroom and expectations. There will be time for families to ask questions and meet each other.

There is no RSVP; just show up at a time that is most convenient for you. With five time slots, families with multiple children attending MMA have time to visit all their teachers. Please be on time and honor the half hour time frames to allow everyone an opportunity to visit.

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We are so excited to see all of our 1st-9th grade students on Monday, August 12th, 2019 from 8:15am-1:00pm. The first week for Elementary and Junior High are early release days at 1:00pm.

While our 1st-9th grade students are team building and beginning their academics, our Kindergartners will be coming in for their KEEP assessment. If you have not received a time for your student's KEEP assessment, please contact Ms. Jen ( or Ms. Martha (

The school calendar can be accessed here.

The front doors open to students at 8:15am and students are expected to be in class and ready to learn by 8:30am. Junior High students should enter through the double doors of the addition. The Junior High door will lock promptly at 8:30am, which means any Junior High student entering the building after that will need to enter through the main building and be marked as tardy in the front office.

Head over to the new and official Facebook page for MAPA, MMA's parent organization:

The Montessori Academy Parent Association (MAPA) is the Parent-Teacher Organization for Maria Montessori Academy. This organization is used to facilitate communication and involvement between parents and teachers. MAPA is currently seeking volunteers who are interested in joining this organization to ensure that the needs of Maria Montessori Academy’s student body are being fulfilled.

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9---Sneak-a-peek/Back-to-School Night 3:00-6:00pm

12---First day of School (1st-9th); Early Release

13-16---Professional Development; Early Release

19---First day of Kindergarten & Early Childhood

31---Maria Montessori’s Birthday


2---Labor Day; No School

5---Parent Education Night 5:30-7:00pm

6---MAPA Meeting @ 8:45am in the MMA conference room

12---Redwoods Parent and Student Information Night 5:30-6:30pm

17---Classic Skating Spirit Night 5:00pm-8:30pm

21---International Day of Peace

23---Normalization Ends; Classroom observations are open

27---Professional Development; Early Release

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