Maria Montessori Academy

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Amazing things are happening at MMA!

Another week of incredible learning experiences and performances! The Winter Concert was incredible! Thank you Ms. Sara D for all of your work with the concert and preparing the students!


From measurement to building eco systems, students are learning, growing, and being challenged! Our returning student lottery is open and the new student lottery begins on January 4....tell you friends to come and join MMA!


Thank you for being a part of the MMA community and supporting our activities, events, and students!


Sara Tucker

Director

Happenings!

Student Council has proposed some holiday fun for this upcoming week:


Day 3 (Monday, Dec. 19)- Holiday Headgear Day (hats, headbands, hairsupplies, wigs,etc)

Day 4 (Tuesday, Dec. 20)- Holiday pajamas (Junior High will be watching Polar Express in the commons area)

Day 5 (Wednesday, Dec. 21)- Holiday character Day: wear outfits that resemble holiday characters such as Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, turkeys, dreidels, etc.





Snow in general: One of the goals during the snowy season it to be open for regular hours. We do this because not all parents are able to take time off for delayed starts and also allow for grace and courtesy for those who choose to come in later or stay home. We do our very best to make sure that the parking lot and sidewalks are cleared for safety at school. Please be safe and make the decisions that are best for you and your family. If you choose to stay home please call the office to excuse the absence.



Snow removal: As you may have noticed, we have a small mound that has been built up near the north exit of the parking lot. I have spoken with the snow removal fellas and let them know that it needs to be moved asap! They are bringing in a skip loader to move it to the eastern part of the parking lot, so as to not narrow the already congested exit.




Returning student Registration: Registration is due by December 21... don't lose your spot!



Winter Break: December 22 - January 3



History Fair- Jan. 19 (details to come)

Theme Info: Frontiers in History: People, Places, Ideas


January 4: Open Enrollment for the new student lottery!


January 30: Spelling Bee


February 1 Chili cookoff... details to come!


February 15: STEAM Night and gratitude luncheon for First Responders


February 17: Science Fair


February 27-March 3 : Literacy Week


Match 2 Literacy Night



Lost and Found: The lost and found in the lobby and the Junior High Commons are overflowing! Please come and check to see if your student's missing jacket or notebook are in there! All items left behind will be donated to a local shelter on December 21.




Safety First!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE be patient in the parking lot! We know that the parking lot is a source of frustration for many, but if we are all patient, breathe, and slow down we can avoid accidents (of which we have had two fender benders) and injury.


We ask you to pull to the curb to drop students off to avoid accidents from happening and to keep students safe.


PLEASE use the crosswalks and wait for the crossing assistants to create a safe environment! This morning alone there were several near misses as folks crossed from in between cars... safety is a priority! If you need to run something into the school or help your child, please park in a parking space and not along the drop off zone. This will help with keeping the flow of traffic consistent. Please be patient and kind with other drivers as well. Blinkers, patience, and a deep breath go a long way.




Phones:

We have had far too many incidents with troubling cell phone behaviors. We have asked that cell phones not be used during the school day. Students have access to school phone should a call need to be made. They have laptops to use for schoolwork and school related research.

Please support us as we work to keep students from running into problems with having their phone out to answer a text.


We spoke with the entire Junior High about not having phones out at all during the day due to the incidents that have occurred in the last couple of weeks. If they do have their phone out, it will be given to a teacher to hold onto till the end of the day. Should it occur again, parents will be notified and a meeting will be held to discuss the situation and. to come in to pick up the phone.


Students were told that they may have their phone with them, but we ask that they not. be texting, calling, looking things up, etc, during school time. Exceptions are made for those who has accommodations in their IEP or 504 plans.

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