MMA Montessori Moments
February 18, 2020
Message from our Director
We had a great Share the Love Day on Friday. We were able to conduct several tours and that is always good to bring parents and students into the school for a visit. We could use more students registering for next year, so encourage others to come and join us. We are always willing to take parents around for a tour.
Last week we met in our board meeting and we discussed several agenda items for the remainder of the school year. One of those items is a calendar for next year. Calendars can be tricky to meet the state requirements. After examining several district and charter school calendars we were able to come up with an acceptable format that followed the surrounding school's models.
Some of the changes for next year are fifteen minutes added to the end of the day on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Our school hours will be 8:30 am – 3:15 pm. This will help facilitate the other change on the calendar so that our hours are 8:30 am – 1:45 pm on Wednesday. Kindergarten schedules will also change. Our 2020-2021 calendar will be available on our website this week.
Our teachers are required to complete a great deal of professional development each year. This early out will facilitate the teachers participating in professional development within their contract hours. Through this professional development we can discuss the methods that will best benefit your children as they attend Maria Montessori Academy.
We appreciate your support of the school, teachers and your children in their educational programs.
2020 MMA Science Fair Winners
Josie Dunn (6th grade) Ms. Kirsten's class
Jeramaya Kidd (6th grade) Ms. Vanessa's class
Indra Johansen (6th grade) Ms. Laura's class
Owen Roberts (8th grade) Mr. Giuseppe's class
Jayce Lopez (6th grade) Ms. Laura's class
Wyatt Larsen (6th grade) Ms. Kirsten's class
Maelee Cottrell/Andrea Hughes (8th grade) Mr. Giuseppe's class
School policy on caffeinated beverages
This Friday! Family Skate Night- hosted by MAPA
10th Annual Gala tickets are now on sale!
Literacy week is February 24-28
Reading Helps You Reach for the Stars!
Monday: Book Swap all week (donate a book in exchange for another), Read-a-thon.
Tuesday: Spelling Bee for 3rd-9th grade at 9:30 am in the large gym. Parents invited.
Wednesday: Students bring a picture of their favorite book.
Thursday: Literacy Night 5:30-7 pm. Bring your friends and family for a night of fun and a chance to win a dress-down day! Book Fair!
Friday: Community readers. Contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in reading your favorite childhood book to their class.
The world-famous television chef and author of Mastering the Art of French Cuisine clearly enjoyed her work. She credited her Montessori experience with her love of working with her hands, finding fun in her work, and her joy of working with others. Julia's advice to others was "learn from your mistakes and above all have fun!"
Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 is now open!
Re-enrollment for current students
The HOUSE of Children is enrolling for Early Childhood today and next school year 2020-2021.
Time to order yearbooks!
All questions regarding yearbooks and pictures must be made through Life touch. The office does not receive any information about orders. Please call 800-453-9764 with questions.
Click on the link below to order and enter our school ID code 13283720
Junior High Fees
18-21 Hope Week
20 Redwoods Chaperone Meeting, 5:30 pm
21 MMA Family night at Classic Fun Center, 5-9:00 pm
24-28 Literacy Week
25 School wide Spelling Bee
27-MMA Literacy Night, 5:30-7:00 pm