MMA Montessori Moments

October 29th, 2018

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We are . . . MMA <3

Thank you for the outpouring support from our families and community during this difficult time. We laughed, we cried, we ran, we studied, and, we came together as one. We have some of the best families in the valley. Troy and Molly Cox will be deeply missed.

If you are interested in helping the Cox family, an account has been established at America First Credit Union in the name of Troy and Molly Cox to help with funeral expenses. If you would like to contribute to this fund, go into an America First Credit Union and mention this account.

I want to let you all know about the beautiful comments and actions of support from our community. Our board of directors have expressed heartfelt condolences and have asked how they can help. You have seen the ribbon display organized by MAPA. Academica West employees organized the crisis team of counselors. A school counselor from Ogden Preparatory Academy volunteered her services for the day. The 801 Rocks group painted and displayed rocks for our students to find and cherish. Students from Highland Junior High sent notes of condolences, which are displayed in the Commons Area. Leadership Learning Academy has offered the assistance of their paras if our staff would like to attend funeral services.

The Cross Country team ran on Friday in memory of Troy. It was good to see Michael Cox there and smiling, despite his pain. Thank you, Hyrum and Julia, for making this opportunity possible.

Our Montessori community came out in force. Former MMA directors, Ms. Nancy and Ms. Stephanie, came to offer condolences in person. The Utah Montessori Council sent beautiful flowers. Elizabeth Academy, a Montessori School in SLC, sent us the poster of condolences displayed out front. Walden School of Liberal Arts, a Montessori school down south and Montessori Community School of Salt Lake City, emailed compassionate messages of support.

We feel your love and your light and thank you for all that you have done for MMA. As we know, this pain does not subside instantaneously. Please look for signs of distress in your children and neighbors, both subtle and obvious, and reach out to us for support.

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Girl Scouts Honor Molly

Girl Scouts of Northern Utah community have come together in honor of Molly Cox, a long time Girl Scout. Girl Scouts may wear their vest or sash to school in memory of Molly. If girls don’t have a vest or sash, they may wear a Girl Scout shirt. This deviation from dress code will be allowed and supported by MMA on Monday, October 29th.

MMA Basketball Team

There is still space to sign up for MMA's basketball team. This team will be for students in grades 6-9. Students interested may sign up in the office. We will have open gym on October 31st from 3:00-4:00pm for anyone who would like to shoot around. Tryouts will be held on November 1st and November 2nd from 3:00-4:00pm. Students trying out must attend both tryouts days. The team will be posted on the large gym door on November 5th. Practice will be held Monday thru Thursday from 3:00-4:30pm and Fridays 3:00-4:00pm, starting November 6th. A parent meeting will be held on November 6th TBD.

No Halloween Costumes

Please remember that students need to be in dress code on Halloween.

Halloween Safety Tips

From the Utah Department of Health

Parents as Partners in the IEP Process Workshop

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 6-8pm

2505 North 200 East

Ogden, UT

Come learn about how to be involved in your student's IEP. Presenters will be from the Utah Parent Center. The discussion will be held in the addition gym at Maria Montessori Academy. More information can be found on the flyer below. A RSVP is appreciated.
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Junior High Progress Reports

The first quarter has come to an end and teachers are wrapping up final grades, Junior high progress reports will be sent out the week of November 5th.

Changed Date: Redwood and Crow Canyon Intent Forms

We have extended the due date for intent forms and the $50 deposit for both the Redwoods and Crow Canyon to November 9th.

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6th Grade Redwoods Trip Parent Letter and Intent Form

The intent form and $50 deposit are due to the office by October 31st.

9th Grade Crow Canyon Intent Form

This form should be submitted to Ms. Leigh and the deposit should be paid to the office by October 31st.

Pizza Friday- Collection Day Changed

Pizza money collection days has CHANGED to Tuesdays!

Thank you for supporting our school efforts with fundraising and Pizza Fridays. Money will be collected on Tuesdays rather than Wednesdays and money will be submitted to the office. Please be mindful of the times that money is being collected for your child's classroom, in case they forget their money.


Jalee/ Krista -- 9:00am

Mikaela/ Jill -- 9:30am

Holly/ Brittany -- 10:00am

Christina/ Kaley -- 10:30am

Karen/ Amy -- 11:00am

Laura/ John -- 11:30am

Shanan/ Amity -- 12:00pm

Kirsten/ Kotie -- 1:00pm

Advisory- Andria -- 2:30pm

Advisory- Casey -- 2:30pm

Advisory- Michelle -- 2:30pm

Advisory- Adrian -- 2:30pm

Advisory- Lisa -- 2:30pm

Advisory- Leigh -- 2:30pm

Advisory- Amanda -- 2:30pm

Junior High Fees

Please remember to pay your Junior High fees in the amount of $195 as they are past due. You can access the fee waiver form here online. You can bring your cash, check, or cards to the front office or pay online. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Potter's Wheel for MMA

We are already half way to getting a potter’s wheel for MMA! Thank you so much for your outstanding support, and please pass this Donors Choose Link on to those people who may be interested in supporting us! -MMA Arts
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Stay In the Know

Follow MMA's official Facebook page and subscribe to MMA’s Main Blog and MMA's Jr High Blog in addition to subscribing to your child(ren)’s Teacher Blogs – accessible by clicking the “website” link under the teacher’s picture. You can also follow us on Twitter @MMAofUT.

Track it Forward & Volunteering

We are a community school and we request that all families volunteer at least 40 hours per school year, cumulatively between all family members. MAPA utilizes a online program called Track it Forward to advertise school events, opportunities to volunteer, and to calculate each family's progress toward meeting the goal of 40 hours. You can even get to it on your smart phone.

Join MAPA on Facebook

Head over to the new and official Facebook page for MAPA, MMA's parent organization:

The Montessori Academy Parent Association (MAPA) is the Parent-Teacher Organization for Maria Montessori Academy. This organization is used to facilitate communication and involvement between parents and teachers. MAPA is currently seeking volunteers who are interested in joining this organization to ensure that the needs of Maria Montessori Academy’s student body are being fulfilled.

Upcoming Events

11/1/18 -- Parents as Partners in the IEP Process Workshop (Addition Gym); Basketball tryouts

11/2/18 -- MAPA Meeting (Main Conference Room); Basketball tryouts

11/9/18 -- Crow Canyon and Redwoods Intent Forms and Deposits due

11/16/18 -- Cultural Festival 1:00pm-3:00pm

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