Wauwatosa Montessori School

September 10, 2021

Dear Families:

Each day our classrooms hold a community meeting for 15-20 minutes to work on skills that are important and apply to everything we do! This week all of our classrooms spent their daily Classroom Community Meeting time learning about the brain and how it works so students are aware of all the amazing things our brains can do and how each part of our brain helps us with different things. Classrooms read Your Fantastic Elastic Brain by JoAnn Deak Ph.D. and the the rest of the week was focused specifically on the Cerebrum, and how having a growth mindset helps set us up to learn and grow our brain. A visual that recaps much of what was learned and practiced with Growth Mindset this week is in your child's folder to help support using this same language at home.

As we settle into the school routines, we have many various events and opportunities that will start taking place. Please be sure to read through the newsletter in it's entiriety to see these opportunities. A few to highlight this week:

Wauwatosa Montessori Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA)

  • Thursday, September 23rd: PTSA Meeting 7pm
  • Friday, Sept. 24th: WMS Parent Social Look for more information in Friday Folders.

Choir: choir will begin meeting Tuesday mornings (starting Sept. 14th) at 7:30am before school. Choir is open to all students in 4th-8th grade. Permission slips for joining are due Sept. 21st and questions can be directed to Mr. Graber grabersu@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us.


Ashley Imperiale


Band & Orchestra Lesson Schedules

September Lesson Schedules for students in band and/or orchestra

Important Dates

  • September 13th: Fall Play Auditions (6th-8th grade) 3:30pm @ Whitman Middle School
  • September 14th: Choir Rehearsal 7:30am
  • September 21st: Community Listening Session w/Dr. Means 6pm @ Montessori
  • September 23rd: PTSA Meeting 7-8:30pm
  • September 24th: PTSA Sponsored WMS Parent Social 6pm
  • October 4th: Junior Girl Scout Meeting 3:25-5pm
  • October 5th: Picture Makeup & Retake Day

AP, Inc.

Hello everyone! Halloween is on the horizon. AP Inc., our middle school student run business, is offering an order form with a bunch of Fantastic Fall Foods & Fragrances.

Highlights include Ghost Treats (Rice Krispies with white chocolate covering them) and Fragrances (including Night Air and Pumpkin Pie). Click on this link to place your orders. Pickup will be on either October 6th or 7th, based on your choice; we hope to see you there!

We appreciate every order made by you, our customers, and hope you enjoy your fall!

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Snapshots from the Week!

Tuesday Popcorn Orders

Dear Montessori Families,

The Wauwatosa School District’s Community Based Transition Services will resume the selling of Freshly Popped Popcorn on Tuesdays. Orders will be taken in the morning and delivered at the end of the school day for students to bring home.

We will start taking weekly orders on Tuesday, September 10th and consecutive Tuesdays after that. The cost remains .75 per bag.

Thank you for your continued support of the district services that help to enhance the learning and independence of our students. The funds earned are used to support the business and also to supplement expenses needed for community learning experiences.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have and thank you for your Support.

Chris Jackson, Transition Support Services 414-773-1009 jacksoch@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

Girl Scouts

Attention all 4th and 5th grade girls! Junior Girl Scouts is back. Join us in the WMS Art Room on Monday, October 4th from 3:25-5:00 pm for our first meeting. Register online at gswise.org or contact Jen Mundschau/Heather Benjamin with questions. wmtroop1192@gmail.com

Carline Reminders

  • Pull forward to the furthest available cone/number. We are hoping that the numbers will be repainted on the new parking lot soon!
  • For arrival your child will get out and proceed to their entry door.
  • For dismissal students will be called via radio to come out and directed to your car. Please DO NOT get out of your car while in the carline. This creates an unsafe situation and impedes the progress of the carline moving.
  • If your child needs assistance getting in/out of car, please walk up to lobby doors to pick up.
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Before/After School & JK Wrap Child Care

Right at School is here to support your before and after school needs in addition to offering JK Wrap care for your JK students! To register, click the link below. This will direct you to pricing and registration. If you have questions, you can reach out to Sam Holmes.

District Updates

NEW: Deadline Extended for Student School Board Applications

The Wauwatosa School Board will again appoint 4 students to serve as representatives on the Board for the 2021-2022 school year. Interested juniors and seniors must submit an application and four recommendation forms by the EXTENDED DEADLINE of September X, 2021. Materials can be submitted by:

  • Email to the Superintendent's Administrative Assistant, Mary Neumann at neumanma@wauwatosa.k12.wi.us

  • Mail to the Superintendent's office at 12121 W. North Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226

  • Faxed to 414-773-1019

Materials that need to be submitted include:


Recommendation Form

Board Policy

Administrative Guidelines

NEW: Frequently Asked Chromebook Questions

Please find a list of frequently asked questions regarding student Chromebooks here. If you have any issues with your student’s Chromebook, please complete a HelpDesk ticket.

NEW: Recreation Department Annual Fall Food Drive

The Wauwatosa Recreation Department will be holding its annual Fall Food Drive on Saturday, October 23 from 9 am to 12 noon. Items of greatest need include cans of fruit (no sugar added), veggies, pasta and rice, soup, crackers and granola bars. Please donate if you’re able!

Superintendent Listening Tour Sessions

Make your voice heard at an upcoming Superintendent Listening Session! These 90-minute sessions will be held three times per week through September 30, 2021. Please visit https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/listening to learn more and to sign up for a date that works with your schedule.

Jr. Trojans Boys Basketball Tryouts

Sept 11/12th & 18/19th @ Whitman Middle School

All boys in 4th - 8th Grade are invited to tryout.

For more information, visit: www.jrtrojansbasketball.com/tryouts

Community Resources

Food Pantries

Pop up food pantries can be accessed at any time and are monitored regularly for continued needs. Please share what you can and take only what you need.

Pop up food pantries are available at the following locations:

  • Jefferson Elementary School - 6927 Maple Terrace
  • Roosevelt Elementary School - 2535 N. 73rd Street
  • McKinley Elementary School- 2435 N. 89th Street
  • Montessori School - 12121 W. North Avenue

Thank you to our parent volunteers, Mrs. Courseault and Mrs. Pelot, for their leadership of our Montessori School food pantry. Their efforts to not only start, but maintain and grow the pantry as very deservingly showcased recently on CBS 58's Natalie's Everyday Heroes. You can see the segment here.