MMA Monday Montessori Moments

February 12, 2018

Q & A with Ms. Kacee

Q: How can I get involved with my child’s education? Or how do I know what my child is doing at school?

A: There is a lot of amazing showcases coming up! Be sure to get these things on your calendar and come see the awesome opportunities our students have!

February 14th -16th

Scholastic Book Fair

Early Childhood and Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences

February 21st - Science Fair - 6th Grade and 8th grade students will be presenting their science projects and we’re still looking for judges.

Friends and Families are invited to view the exhibits from 3:30-4:30 pm

February 21st & 22nd – 3:30 pm -7:00 pm Junior High open house and Student led


February 26th- March 2: Literacy Week Activities at School

February 27th - Spelling Bees

Lower Elementary – 9am-10am

Upper Elementary & Junior High – 11:00 am-12:00 pm

February 28th - We need community readers during the day! Join us and/or invite your mail person, your grandma or someone you work with to come and read to our students. Sign ups can be found at

February 28th – 7th Grade History Fair 1:00 pm-2:30 pm in the gym

March 1st - Literacy Night.

Join us from 6:00 pm -8:00 pm for a fun family night full of games and prizes! Join us dressed as a book character and celebrate reading and writing!

Maturation Assemblies

March 6th - 9:00 am – 10:30 am – 5th grade students

March 13th - 9:00 am -10:30 am – 7th grade students

10:45 am -12:15 pm – 8th grade students

1:00 pm- 2:00 pm - 9th grade students

March 17th - MAPA Annual Gala at Ogden’s Union Station

March 25th – 5th Grade Invention Convention

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences are this week! Please see your teacher's blogs to sign up.
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Recruiting Science Fair Volunteers

We are in need of food, judges, and scorers for the Science Fair on Wednesday, February 21st. If you (or anyone you know) are interested in the opportunity, please sign up here:

For more information, contact:

Michelle Olsen (

John Edwards (

Nicoletta Householder(

Construction Update: Look at Us Grow!

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Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 1pm to Friday, Feb. 16th, 7pm


Early Release

Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 1pm to Friday, Feb. 16th, 1pm


AM Kindergarten released at 10:30 am

PM Kindergarten begins at 11:00 am and ends at 1:00 pm.

Levels 1-9 released at 1:00 pm

Scholastic Book Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 1pm to Friday, Feb. 16th, 6pm

MMA Library

Presidents Day (No School)

Monday, Feb. 19th, 12am

This is an online event.

Skate Night

Tuesday, Feb. 20th, 5pm

867 North Angel Street

Layton, UT

Science Fair

Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 8:30am


Junior High Parent Teacher Conferences

Wednesday, Feb. 21st, 3:30pm to Thursday, Feb. 22nd, 7pm


Box Top Store

Friday, Feb. 23rd, 11:30am

MMA Conference Room

Enrollment is now open!

Do you know anyone who would be interested in sending their children to Maria Montessori Academy? The Montessori Method is the most widely and longest practiced form of education in the World. There are more than 22,000 schools in 110 countries worldwide. Current brain and educational research supports many of the practices perfected by Montessori teachers over the last 110 years.

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is open and our first lottery pull will be on February 1st. Don't wait any longer to educate your child for a better world! Enroll now.

We MUST be the change we wish to see.

You can learn more by visiting our website or call and schedule a tour to see this incredible method in action.

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Your opinion is important to us!

Please take a moment and rate us on our official Facebook page and on google.

MAPA Information

Recruiting MAPA Vice President / President

MAPA Board is currently looking for a Vice President for the remainder of the year who will then become the President for the 2108-2019 school year. Please contact if you or someone you know who would be interested.

If you don't know what MAPA is... it is our school's PTA program. The Fall Festival, Gala, book fairs, teacher appreciation, classroom safety kits, box tops (and more!) all happen because of MAPA. We want these wonderful events and opportunities to continue to happen for our school and students, so keep your eyes and ears open for someone who would do a great job!

I hope you all got your invitations for the upcoming Gala. Your student should have brought them home to you, so check their backpacks. We are offering a pre-sale price on tickets purchased before March 10th.

Purchase online at or

MAPA will be at the school during these times:

. Wed February 14 1:00-6:00 pm

· Thu February 15 1:00-6:00 pm

· Fri February 16 1:00-6:00 pm

· Fri February 23 3:00-4:00 pm

· Fri March 9 3:00-4:00 pm

Regular Price Ticket Sales

· Wed March 14 3:00-4:00 pm

· Thu March 15 3:00-4:00 pm

Thank you,

Heidi Bradley

MAPA President

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Gala Donations Needed!

Plans for our annual Gala are underway! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and 100% of the proceeds benefit the students of MMA. Past year's proceeds have purchased computers, playground and PE equipment, classroom grants, and so much more! Every year MAPA asks each classroom to donate a basket for our silent auction. If you have a connection to items that would benefit any of the baskets listed regardless of your student's class, please consider donating. Watch for a request from your students room parent for more details. If you don’t see your child’s class on this list, please contact the teacher and possibly offer to help create a basket for the Gala. As always, any items donated go toward your service hours.

Jr. High- Mindfulness Basket

Ms. Amy- Cooking Basket

Ms. Brittany- Exercise Basket

Ms. Kaley- Golf Basket

Ms. Joy- Rainy Day Basket

Ms. Jen- Gardening Basket

Ms. Laura- Kid Craft Basket

Ms. Jill- Art Basket

Ms. Lana- Movie Basket

Additional baskets not connected to a classroom:

-Car Cleaning Basket

-Spa Basket

If you are willing donate any items to these baskets, please email me at, or drop items off to the office with a note explaining which basket the items belong to:)


Thanks for all your help!


Sneak Peek of Gala Art

Gala Art is underway! Here is a sneak Peek of the 5th and 7th grade art projects. Each student . These art peices and many more will only be available during our annual art auction at our gala.
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Wanted: Parents interested in helping with fundraising for 2018-2019

We are in need of a Chair and Co-chair to organize our fundraising for the 2018-2019 school year. Committee members are also welcome! Funds raised go towards all grade levels. We have streamlined things quite a bit so that there are only 4 major fundraising events throughout the year instead of one a month, and we have had an incredible community response in donations to these events. The skeleton is pretty well in place- we just need parents to take it and run! If you are interested please contact by Feb.1. We would like to meet with everyone as soon as possible so that dates can be set for next year's events and assignments can be given on things that need to be started on to give the committee a head start for next year. If you have questions, please contact Jenna Beers at (801)695-5864.
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Update on Track it Forward

We hope you all are enjoying the track it forward program. All events whether it is school wide or for the class room will be through track it forward from now on. There is a way to categorize events by teacher, school wide or both together:

1. Login to you track it forward account

( if you have not signed up please do so by going here

2. Click on event sign ups

3. Click on filter by category (the little blue writing on the sample pictured)

4. You can then select what categories you want to see the calendar for. For example if you want to see only Ms. Joy’s sign ups click on Ms. Joy. If you want to see just Ms. Joy’s and the school wide events click on both Ms. Joy and school wide. You can do as many as you want.

5. If you do not see your teachers name on the category selection yet, be patient. They have not yet created an event on the track it forward calendar yet. But there next event will be on there. So keep a watch out:)

6. Sign up for event and your done. Track it forward will email you a reminder 2 days before the event.

Calendar Of Events

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MMA Spotlight-Ms. Dana Archuleta (Special Education Coordinator)

How did you find out about Montessori Education? Throughout my years of teaching, I have been exposed to the Montessori Method and have always implemented them into my classroom. Over the years, it has just become part of my teaching and philosophy.

How long have you been at MMA? This is my second year at MMA. Before I moved to Utah, I taught in New Mexico for 21 years.

What is your favorite thing about MMA? I love the community and sense of family. Since I have moved here the MMA community has made me feel like family.

What is your favorite food? Ice Cream! Any flavor and any form (cone,shake, etc.)

What is your favorite color? The color blue. My absolute favorite color is cobalt blue.

What is your favorite movie? I have so many "favorite" movies; The Heat, Dirty Dancing, and Footloose. My all time favorite movie is Grease!

What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I am an adrenaline junkie. I love boating, jet skiing, dirt biking, 4-wheeling, etc. One day I would love to try a bobsled or luge.

Pizza Form Reminder

Remember pizza money is due Wed by 9:00 am. If money is received after 9:00 am, it will be applied to the following week.
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