MMA Montessori Moments

June 3rd, 2019

Thank you! Happy Summer!

Thank you all for a fantastic school year! Thank you for sharing your children with us. Last week teachers were engaged in professional learning and prepping their classrooms for next school year. We thank all of our teachers for their hard work and dedication this school year and wish them a well-deserved break.


We would like to welcome those families new to MMA for the 2019-20 school year!


We hope that everyone can join us for the annual pool party at North Shore this Friday. It's an excellent opportunity to meet other families and make new friends. There will be a dress code clothing swap as well a chance to sign up for orchestra. Our wonderful parent organization, MAPA, will also be in attendance with information about next school year.


Check out and follow our social media accounts listed at the bottom. Please never hesitate to contact us if you have questions. You can call the office (801-827-0150) or email our Assistant Director, Ms. Lana, or myself.


Ms. René Baker

Director

rbaker@mariamontessoriacademy.org

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There will be a clothing swap at the Pool Party. Bring gently used dress code items to swap with others! Our dress code policy, guidelines, dress code samples can be found online.
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Lost & Found

The lost and found pile will be taken to North Shore for the pool party. Please take a moment to go through these items and take home anything that belongs to you. After Friday, these items will be donated to a charity organization.

Stakeholder Survey - Last Call - Closes Friday

Thank you to those of you who completed the November stakeholder survey. We ask that you please take about 10 minutes again to complete the end of year stakeholder survey. The survey can be accessed by clicking the link below. Your feedback is anonymous and the survey may only be completed once.


There were 77 respondents last time and we would like to at least double that for this spring. Results from this survey are shared with the school's staff, Board of Directors, and all of you in the MMM newsletter. The results guide us in decision making in areas such as setting school goals. We take these survey results seriously and sincerely thank you for your time in providing this crucial feedback.


You will be entered to win a $25 gift card if you take a screen shot of your completed survey and email it to info@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

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What We're Working On

Administrators (Director, Ms. René & Assistant Director, Ms. Lana) and office staff work all summer. We will begin our shorter summer office hours soon so we can enjoy summer activities with our family and friends, too. We will let you know when we switch over to the summer schedule.


Today the office staff printed all Junior High report cards and are prepping them to be mailed this week. Our office staff are also entering all new students into the Aspire system and ensuring immunizations are updated. Plus, a million other things that are required to keep a school running, like paying bills and answering the phones.


Administrators are working hard on composing class lists and will be in touch as soon as they are finalized. We are finalizing teachers' professional learning schedule for next school year. We are also conducting interviews and hiring for our open teaching and assistant positions. Please steer any great candidates our way!

Upcoming Board Meeting

MMA's Board of Directors meet almost every month and usually on the second Tuesday. Our June meeting is always a little bit different. This is where the Board meets to get an update from the Director regarding progress toward goals and where the next school year's goals are set. Also, annual and mandatory trainings are conducted.


The June Board meeting will be Saturday, June 16th beginning at 8:30am in the library. A finalized agenda will be posted physically at school and online before this meeting.

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6/7/19 - Pool Party

6/16/19 - MMA Board Meeting, 8:30am in the Library

8/9/19 - Sneak-a-Peek

8/12/19 - Grades 1-9 First Day of School

8/12-16/19 - Early Release at 1:00pm

8/19/19 - Early Childhood and Kinder First Day of School (full days)

Quick Links

ICYMI - 5-20-19 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the 5-20-19 Family Newsletter.