Nuts & Bolts

March 4, 2019

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Thank You

Wow! Last week was super busy. Thank you all for your participation in History Week. I enjoyed seeing all of the different ways that the history theme was woven in student projects and research this week. Special thanks to those committee members that organized these events - Adrian, Andrea, Kat, Nicoletta.


Thank you all for preparing students and for being in the spelling bee audience. Thank you, Jalee, for organizing this event. Thank you judges, Nicoletta, Shanan, and Amity.



Thank you to Amy for bringing Starbase STEM mission to MMA 6th graders. Thank you, UE teachers, for getting students psyched to go to Hill Airforce Base several times this fall and for your participation in the ceremony Friday. The graduation this week was fantastic and got 5th graders excited to attend Starbase next year.


Thank you Lana and Nicoletta, for hosting a team building meeting for our 6th grade Redwoods trip chaperones this week. Thank you to Leigh, for hosting the student/parent meeting for the Crow Canyon trip.


Thank you to MAPA and everyone who came out to support MMA Friday evening at Powder Mountain for skiing. The conditions were lovely and the company was even better.


Lana and Dana represented us well at the MEPI conference in South Carolina this weekend. I know they are excited to share what they have learned with you all.


The history museum should be fun on Tuesday! I'll see you all after school on Monday. The staff meeting agenda is attached below.


Have a super week,


René

Literacy Night - Teacher Attendance

This is a reminder that all full-time teachers are expected to attend and participate in Literacy Night - on Tuesday, March 12th from 5:30-7:30pm. Thank you!
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G&C Challenge - Closing Lockers Quietly

I frequently hear that there is a lack of grace and courtesy in our building. Most recently, this was discussed at our advisory meeting. There were several reasons brought up that could be causing this phenomena. I would like us to try to address this by recognizing grace and courtesy when we see it happening.


Thank you for practicing and recognizing G&C when restoring our environment last week.


This week I would like to pose a challenge for you to recognize students, families, and colleagues who close lockers quietly.

Bathroom Issues

Thank you all so much for implementing increased accountability measures after reading my email sent late Monday. I appreciate all of your effort signing studnets in and out. It has had a positive effect on our bathroom situation. Since Tuesday morning, there was only one instance where a little feces was in the bathroom. We figured out and attributed this incident with a child struggling to clean themselves, and not from malicious intent.


Until further notice, we will continue signing students in and out of our classrooms and conducting periodic bathroom checks, as indicated on the spreadsheet sent out last week.

MMA Gala

Don't forget to purchase your tickets for MMA's Gala! The Gala is at Snowbasin this year on March 23rd. You won't be able to purchase tickets at the door, as in years past. Bring your friends, family, and show MMA parents and MAPA how much you appreciate their support.

Staff Dress Code

Please review the staff dress code, at outlined in the Staff Handbook beginning on page 11. Remember, we are modeling for our students.
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Current Students - Registration for 19-20

Please post on your blogs that any students returning to MMA next year will have to complete their registration form online asap. Almost all of our current families have indicated their intent to return (or not) for the 19-20 school year. Most of the families that have indicated that they will return need to complete one more step in this process. Each family was emailed a personal, individual link to complete their registration confirmation.


Please remind families to look for this email to come out early next week and complete the registration process. Thank you for your support. Having accurate student counts for next year determines important pieces like staffing and funding, and how many students we should be pulling now for next school year.

Staff Children

Literally half of us have children that attend MMA. This is wonderful in most cases for us and can be less fun for our children. The staff children have become increasingly more active and loud after school. I can see and totally understand how this happens. The children are here more waking hours than their own home and start to treat it more like their home than a professional workplace. We need to re-establish rules and expectations for our children.


I am going to facilitate a staff kids meeting this Wednesday in the library at 3:15pm. Please remind your child(ren), no matter their age, to attend. If you read this far in N&B, I applaud you and invite you to click here to get a special recognition treat. I will send a follow up email after our staff kids meeting letting everyone know if we updated any rules/expectations.

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Upcoming Events

3/4/19 - Staff Meeting

3/5/19 - History Museum

3/5/19 - PLC Meetings

3/11/19 Literacy Week & JH Intercession begins

3/11/9 - Montessori Monday

3/11/19 - SIT Meeting

3/12/19 - PLC Meetings & Literacy Night & Board Meeting

3/14/19 - End of Quarter

3/15/19 - Early release, professional learning

3/18/19 - No Students, professional learning

3/19/19 - PLC Meetings

3/20/20 - Fire Drill

3/20/20 - Richey Science Fair at WSU

3/22/19 - Pizzapaloosa, 3:30-5pm

3/23/19 - Gala, Snowbasin

3/25/19 - Advisory meeting

3/26/19 - Vertical PLC meeting

4/1-5/19 - Spring break, School closed

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