MMA Monday Montessori Moments

October 30, 2017

A message about Halloween from our Special Education Director Dana Archuleta

Fall! My favorite time of year! The temperatures are finally cooling off and trees are changing colors. When I look down the neighborhood streets or to the mountains and see the trees changing colors, I am reminded of the beautiful that place we live in. Along with the Fall season comes the start of the holiday season. So much excitement is in the air as we start preparing for it. The first big holiday for most of us is Halloween!! Picking out pumpkins, decorating the house with ghosts and goblins, creating the perfect costume, carving a jack-o-lantern, and going trick-or-treating. For most of us this is all part of Halloween, but we must keep in mind there are those children who have a sensitivity to all of this “excitement”. Some children have a very difficult time wearing costumes. Something about the material just doesn’t feel right. Others are very sensitive to all the hustle and bustle of going from door to door and seeing all the decorations. It can just be downright overwhelming. So as Halloween and the start of the holiday’s approach, let’s keep in mind that there may be a reason why a child shows up at your door with no costume asking for candy, or will only come halfway into your yard and yell “Trick-or-Treat!”.

Let’s also keep in mind those teenagers out there who take the time to dress up and come to your door, or who may look like a teenager but may function emotionally a lot younger. Like the old saying goes, “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” Everyone deserves some candy!

Fall Festival

Our Fall Festival was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who helped us make it that way.
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MMA 2017 Red Ribbon Week

Thank you MAPA for organizing another successful Red Ribbon Week.

Special thanks to our guest speaker Rob Eastman for coming to teach our students about the dangers of using drugs.

Congratulations to our coloring contest/essay and door decorating contest winners.

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Original Works!

Original Works is an art fundraiser that benefits your child's classroom and turns your child's art into a number of keepsakes, such as: mouse pads, coasters, magnets, notebooks, tote bags, night lights, mugs, and much more. Keepsakes make great gifts for the whole family. Ordering information will be coming home Wednesday the 25th as a 'Dear Family' letter. MMA is participating in the online gallery again, which means you will be able to see your child's art virtually projected on dozens of different keepsakes. You have until November 13th to place your orders.

If, after you receive your 'Dear Family' letter, you discover your child didn't submit art (or you're not happy with the one they did), it's not too late. Manual order forms will be available in the front office. Your child's original art (no Copyright infringement, please) needs to be completed on an 8.5" x 11" piece of paper and submitted to the front office by November 3rd.

Once orders have been submitted, the keepsakes will arrive on Friday December 1st. Thank you for your support and please feel free to contact Rachael Bush at with any questions. Thank you!

Hiking Club

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 4pm

Check flyer for locations

Every Thursday

Chess Club

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 3pm

MMA South Kiva

Every Thursday

Yearbook Orders

Don’t forget to order your yearbook!

Get yours for the early price of $20 (+2 if you want it personalized).

Order online: Yearbook ID is 13283718.

9th Grade Parents

We have extended the deadline!

Student Intent Forms and $50 deposit for the Crow Canyon Trip are due by Tuesday, October 31.

6th Grade Parents

Trip Fee for the California Redwoods of $260 is due November 16th.

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Teacher Spotlight! Mr. Casey Swain (Jr. High Health/PE)

How did you find out about Montessori Education?

I found out about Montessori Education 3 years ago while looking for a job through teachers-teachers.

How long have you been at MMA?

This is my 3rd year at MMA.

What is your favorite thing about MMA?

My favorite thing about MMA is the ability to combine different age groups and different grade levels together and have them work together.

Favorite Food?

Home-made calzones.

Favorite Color?


Favorite Movie?

Remember the Titans

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

I have been sky diving at the Ogden airport.

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