MMA Montessori Moments

January 21st, 2019

No School on Monday, January 21st, 2019

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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: https://www.mariamontessoriacademy.org/?page_id=79.


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

STEM Week

What a week it was! The students were able to participate in so many wonderful assemblies and hands-on workshops. Thank you to our STEM week committee, Ms. Nicoletta, Ms. Amy Jo, Ms. Amy, Ms. Christina, and Ms. Michelle, for putting on such a fun-filled week. The fun continues for Lower Elementary next week and their presentations! The Lower Elementary schedule for displays is as follows:


  • Tuesday- 3rd grade, North side elementary halls

  • Wednesday- 3rd grade, South Side elementary halls

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

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


This year's student projects were outstanding! A big shout out to all students who participated in the Science Fair and to our volunteers who judged. There were many close scores for our 6th and 8th graders. We are thrilled to be able to send nine 6th and 8th graders to the Ritchey Science & Engineering Fair. What is the Ritchey Science & Engineering Fair you ask? Their website says it best:


"Purpose of the Ritchey Science & Engineering Fair


  • Promote student involvement and interest in science and engineering.
  • Foster university-community cooperation in developing the scientific potential and communication skills of tomorrow's leaders.
  • Publicly recognize the achievements of talented science students."


The Ritchey Science & Engineering Fair will be held on Thursday, March 21, 2019 at the Dee Events Center on the campus of Weber State University. There will be a public open house for those who are interested in supporting our students from 5:00pm-7:00pm.

MMA Fun Run

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Crow Canyon payment is due January 31st, 2019

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Yearbooks for Sale, Get your Yearbook!

Hey parents and students, do you ever wish you had a way to remember one special event at school, but never thought to bring a camera? Well, fortunately we are selling yearbooks for only $20 to help keep those memories around. You can even personalize it by getting a foil name imprint on it for only $3 more! If you buy them after March 1st, there is a $5 late fee. Please keep in mind that the payments are due by March 29th. If you want to order one to keep the memories or just want to support our school, you can order you yearbook with the code 13283719.


Sincerely, Yearbook Staff

Parent Education Night: Executive Function

Thursday, Feb. 21st, 6-8pm

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Right Brain! Left Brain! Hey What about the Front Brain?? Executive Functioning in the 21st Century

Children of all ages, especially children with ADHD, Autism or Learning Disabilities, often struggle with academic performance. Organizing school work, keeping track of assignments and just keeping up with the daily grind of school work can be very challenging and daunting. This discussion will help parents better understand what Executive Functioning is, how it may impact their child in school and learn ways to address these issues. This session will help parents with any child learn effective strategies they can implement to help their child succeed in school.


4th grade and up are welcome to come and learn with their parents.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

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Student Art & Photography Contests

The 21st annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is pleased to announce the 2019 Student Art Contest and Student Photography contests. These contests are open to Utah students Pre-K through 12 grade and offer cash awards.


The contest packets, found at www.GreatSaltLakeBirdFest.com contain guidelines, teaching information and an entry form. The featured bird is the Northern Harrier. Art entries can be realistic or stylized. Art and Photos are due in our office by May 2, 2019 by 4:30 pm.


Awards for the Student Art and Photography Contests will be given at an awards ceremony at 6 pm at the new George S. & Dolores Dore’ Eccles Wildlife Education Center at 1157 S. Waterfowl Way (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025 on Friday May 78, 2019. All students and their families are invited to attend.


Right after the awards presentation, Great Salt Lake Bird Festival will offer a family friendly program featuring our Keynote Speaker, Rosemary Mosco – “Why Birds and Video Games have a lot in Common”. Bring the whole family to enjoy this free family program.


For more information contact Yae Bryner at yaeko.bryner@comcast.net for artwork or Desiree Werrett mdwerrett@gmail.com for photography. Questions can also be sent to tour@daviscountyutah.gov

School-wide Spelling Bee

It's that time of year again for our annual spelling bee! We encourage all individuals at our school, grades 1-9, to participate in this wonderful experience. Please see the Spelling Bee Parent Letter below for more information.


Happy spelling!

MAPA Information

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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. The window to purchase tickets ends on March 10th.


Gala Art: We need more help!

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

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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; MMA Fun Run

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

2/21/19 -- Parent Education Night: Executive Function

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

3/1/19 -- MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room

3/11-15/19 --Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 -- Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 -- Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 -- Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 -- The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 -- State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 -- 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

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