MMA Montessori Moments

April 29th, 2019

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Jr.

What a success! Ms. Sarah and the Junior High theater students put on a phenomenal performance this past week. Well done to all of those involved!


Thank you to theater parents who transported and supported your children throughout the play process. A special thanks goes to the Medina, Wolfinger, Blazer, and Beers families for your incredible support with props, costumes, transporting furniture, clean-up, set-up, and all around awesomeness.

Overheard...

Student: "I think I have a fever."

Office: takes temperature. "Nope, no fever."

Student: "Oh, it could be because I had a spicy cheeto."

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9th Grade Dance

Thank you Ms. Michelle, for organizing the 9th grade dance. It was an amazing event and students had a blast! Thank you Ms. Michelle, Ms. Amanda, and Ms. Leigh, for chaperoning this rite of passage. Thank you, parents, for providing refreshments.

Events this week

This week we will have our Junior High Spring Concert at 6:00pm on Tuesday, April 30th and our Elementary Spring Concert at 6:00pm on Wednesday, May 1st.

Save the Dates

Jr High Parent Open House

This year we will be having a JH Parent Open House Week May 13-17th where families are invited to come in and tour with a member of the support staff between 9am and 3pm. All families are welcome, especially those who are or will be in Jr High next school year. Meet our teachers, see the students in action, and check out our awesome electives. Come see what makes us so special.


There is no need to schedule an appointment. Show up on the hour (9am, 10am, for example) anytime between 9am and 2pm.

Upcoming Bridging Ceremonies

Bridging ceremonies are very important in Montessori education. These graduation-type events celebrate the child moving from one plane of development to the next and from one class-family to the next. Please join us in honoring our kindergarten, 3rd, and 6th grade students.


Monday, May 20th - Early Childhood Bridging - 10:30am - Addition Gym

All kindergarten families are invited to see their child welcomed into lower elementary.


Tuesday, May 21st - Lower Elementary Bridging - 10:30am - Addition Gym

All 3rd grade families are invited to see their child welcomed into upper elementary.


Wednesday, May 22nd - Upper Elementary Bridging Ceremony - 10:30am - Addition Gym

All 6th grade families are invited to see their child welcomed to junior high.

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MAPA Information

MAPA Meeting & Elections:
We would also like to encourage you to attend our general meeting on May 2nd at 7 pm in the library. We will be holding our board member elections and will have a special thank you for our chairs, co-chairs, room parents, safety committee and all of our families who completed their 40 hours of volunteering with the school. Everyone is welcome to attend and parents are all able to vote.


As the school year draws to a close it is time to recruit for our MAPA positions for the 2019-2020 school year. We always have such amazing parents helping to keep all of our MAPA activities running smoothly, thank you. If you are interested in being a bigger part of the planning for next year we have several chair positions open and our general board elections will happen at our May 2nd meeting.

MAPA board positions (minus the president) are open for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in being Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer please contact Ange at ange.voraotsady@gmail.com by April 30th. Secretary and Treasurer positions are a one year requirement (although you may run multiple years). The Vice President position is a two year commitment. The Vice President will be the President the following year.

If the board isn’t where you see yourself next year we also have chair positions open.

Safety Chair - in charge of organizing morning parent crossing guards and Red Ribbon Week
Gala Chair - the gala planning committee is evolving so if you are interested in helping with a portion of the gala but not planning the entire event please contact Ange.

Weekly State Testing Schedule

State Standardized testing has begun for our students. Please make sure that on the day of your student's test they are well rested and have had balanced meals. It is also essential that your student arrive to school on time if they are testing in the morning.Here is this week's testing schedule:


** Updated 4-28-19 at 3:20pm**


Monday. April 29th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm 9th Grade Math; Ms. Amity ELA (English Language Arts)
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Ms. Laura ELA (English Language Arts)

Tuesday, April 30th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Ms. Laura Math

Wednesday, May 1st

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Ms. Amy Math; 7th Grade ELA (English Language Arts)
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm 9th Grade Science; Ms. Amity Math

Thursday, May 2nd

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Ms. Kotie Math
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Ms.Kirsten Math

Friday, May 3rd

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Mr. John Math
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Ms. Shanan Math
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The end is in sight...

4/15/19- 5/10/19 --State testing (dates and times differ per class)

4/29/19 -- Crow Canyon Parent and Student Meeting 5:30pm

4/30/19 -- Junior High Guitar and Choir Concert

5/1/19 -- Elementary Spring Concert 6:00pm

5/2/19 -- MAPA General Meeting 7pm at MMA

5/5-11/19 -- 6th and 9th Grade Field Experiences (Redwoods/Crow Canyon)

5/15/19 -- Box Top Store

5/17/19 -- 9th Grade Graduation; Field Day

5/20/19 -- Early Childhood bridging ceremony

5/21-24/19 -- Early Release, Parent Teacher Conferences; Book Fair 1:00-7:00pm

5/21/19 --Lower Elementary bridging ceremony

5/22/19 -- Upper Elementary bridging ceremony

5/24/19 --Last day of school

6/7/19 -- MMA Pool Party at North Shore 6-9pm

Quick Links

ICYMI - 4-22-19 Family Newsletter

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