MMA Monday Montessori Moments

November 27, 2017

Introducing our new counselor Andrea Eggett

I’m Andrea Eggett, the new school counselor at MMA. I have been a counselor since 2009 and have worked with all grade levels K-12. I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Utah State and am currently working on my Ph.D. through the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I am married, have 5 kids and two dogs, and am a host mom for exchange students. I love to read, sing, cook, and hang out with my family and friends. Being a school counselor is the best job in the world and I’m so happy to be part of the MMA family!

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Annual Gratitude Feast

Thank you MAPA for organizing our Annual Gratitude Feast. We look forward to giving back to those first responders and city officials who help us!

Early Childhood "vegetable surgeons" prepare for their classroom feast

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Calendar Of Events

MMA Jr. High Groundbreaking

Wednesday, Nov. 29th, 3:15pm

MMA Playground

MAPA Meeting

Friday, Dec. 1st, 8:45am

MMA Teacher Breakroom

Early Release

Friday, Dec. 8th, 1pm

MMA

Early Release Day


AM Early Childhood released at 10:30 am

PM Early Childhood begins at 11:00 am

PM Early Childhood - 9 released at 1:00 pm

Junior High Groundbreaking Ceremony!

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Please join us for our groundbreaking ceremony on November 29th at 3:20 pm to mark the official begin of construction on the new MMA Junior High. Official groundbreaking will take place the first week of December.

Parent Survey

We would love your feedback. Please take our annual Parent Survey.

Elks Club Hoop Shoot!

Congratulations to all the MMA students who participated in the National Elk’s Club Hoop Shoot Contest! Easton Fenn won 2nd place and Matthew Stearman took 4th place at the advanced level of competition. Amira Kashanipour, Akela Magee, and Kam Jones also advanced.


Thanks for giving it your best shot!

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Keep track of your volunteer hours with Track It Forward


Maria Montessori Academy Parents Association (MAPA) is very excited to announce that effective December 1, 2017 we will be using Track it Forward to schedule and record volunteer hours.

We feel that using track it forward will help us provide the most positive experience possible when signing up for and recording volunteer hours. This program will allow families to track their hours on their own electronic devices, send out reminders for sign ups and help us become a more centralized Montessori family.

Families are asked to donate 40 volunteer hours a year per family to the school. As a member of MAPA (all parents are automatic members) the MAPA presidency is trying to provide as many opportunities to complete this act of service yearly and Track it Forward will allow families to sign up to volunteer.

In sending your children to a Montessori school you are taking the initiative towards bettering your children and families. MMA’s mission statement is “Education for a better world” and by volunteering you are providing opportunities to help make this a better world.

The reason I volunteer is to provide my children with opportunities they may not get at other schools. “Only a life lived for others is worth living.” — Albert Einstein. By volunteering you are giving of yourself to your children and the children of others. Volunteering does not have to be a big sacrifice of time away from the family or money spent, many teacher at the school offer opportunities to volunteer at home and MAPA has opportunities to volunteer where you can bring your children.

Ways you may be volunteering and not even know.

· Attending a MAPA meeting

· Room mom calls and asks you to cut something out or bring something to the class

· Coming into the school and reading with children

· Bringing in food for an activity

MAPA in cooperation with the MMA is trying to say “thank you” to those that have sacrificed time and volunteered this year by giving those families with 10 service hours completed an “act of service.” The details are still in the works but we want everyone to know that we appreciate and value all of those that have volunteered.

How Track it forward works:

You can sign up in one of two different ways. On the website https://www.trackitforward.com/site/mapa or email mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org with your family’s last name and the names of your children and we will send you an invite. Once in you can track your family’s hours and sign up for volunteer hours.

Again we appreciate all that our wonderful MMA families do!!!

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” — Elizabeth Andrew

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Assistant Spotlight! Carolyn Daniels (Ms. Lana's class)

How did you find out about Montessori Education?

My first introduction was in my teaching curriculum in college. I really did'nt hear much about Montessori until Ogden Valley Montessori School opened in Eden.

How long have you been at MMA?

I am in my 6th year as an employee at MMA. I was a substitute teacher for a year before that.

What is your favorite thing about MMA?

I love the children and how Montessori teaches positive values and life skills.

Favorite Food?

Anything Italian.

Favorite Color?

Depends on my mood.

Favorite Movie?

I rarely watch movies.

What is something that people would be surprised to know about you?

I was a city girl before moving to Utah. I never camped, gardened, or did anything that would ruin my outfit or my hair.

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Pizza Form Reminder

Remember pizza money is due Wed by 9:00 am. If money is received after 9:00 am, it will be applied to the following week.