MMA Monday Montessori Moments
March 12, 2018
A message from our Director, Rene Baker
Survey Results, Thank You!
We are required to survey parents twice per year; stay tuned for the survey to go out again at the end of the school year.
Thank you for your support and for entrusting us with your children.
Construction Update: Look at Us Grow!
Skylights in the Commons area
Stage in the gym area
New gym will be regulation size to host basketball/volleyball games.
Lockers will line this hallway
6th Grade Dance
Scales and Tails
Wanted: Lost Montessori Materials
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! 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.
Annual Gala THIS SATURDAY!!!
MAPA help MMA! Order online now at https://squareup.com/store/mapa-9 or purchase at the school on Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-4:00 pm.
Recruiting MAPA Vice President / President
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!
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 email@example.com . 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.
Calendar Of Events
Professional Development (Early Release)
Friday, March 16th, 1pm
This is an online event.
PM Early childhood begins at 11:00 am
All classes released at 1:00 pm
Professional Development (No School)
Monday, March 19th, 12am
This is an online event.
MMA Teacher Spotlight-Mr. John (Upper Elementary Lead Teacher)
How did you find out about Montessori Education? I heard a little about Montessori in England, but my first "physical" interaction with Montessori was here in Utah. I'd just arrived from the UK and started looking for work. I lived just up the road in North Ogden and MMA was advertising for Special Education assistants. I'd taught in Special Ed in England so this was the first job I applied for in the US and the rest is history as they say!
How long have you been at MMA? I've been at MMA since February 2012, so six years.
What is your favorite thing about MMA? There are so many good things to talk about. I love that the children are happy, feel safe and love the school. I love it that (most) of the children are engaged in their education and have a great relationship with their teachers and the school. I love it that as teachers we have a certain autonomy to teach to our own individuality. I love it that there is such a good relationship between the teachers and that we are so invested in the school and the education of the children.
What is your favorite food? Hmm... that's a tricky one, as there are so many wonderful dishes out there. From England, I guess my favorite foods are: fish and chips and a typical "full English breakfast" (bacon, sausage, fried bread, toast, baked beans, mushrooms, tomatoes and eggs). I lived in Japan, so there are some great Japanese dishes as well, mainly sushi and miso soup. I spent some time in Spain as well and just the wonderful way they cook fish and seafood, just with some simple ingredients of garlic and red chili peppers.
What is your favorite color? I always used to say blue, but I like the earthy colors of green and brown as well.
What is your favorite movie? Another tricky question. I guess the movies I've watched most are: The Princess Bride; Guardians of the Galaxy part 1, Cinema Paradisio (wonderful Italian movie)...
What is something people would be surprised to know about you? I was really shy as a child growing up and got bullied quite badly at school. I've lived in and visited 32 countries.