MMA Montessori Moments

December 16, 2019

Nitty Gritty

Here's a quick summary of what's happening at MMA. Scroll to the end for full details regarding these events and more information!
  • Attend early childhood and elementary conferences this week
  • Pick up your child at 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
  • No school Friday
  • Create an Aspire account by Friday
  • Claim lost and found items before Friday when they get donated
  • Keep calling friends to bring to school on MMA Day - February 14th

Thank you

Thank you for your love, understanding, and support as our community found out about the tragic death of one of our junior high students on Wednesday. The information about his arrangements is listed below in case your family would like to attend. I am currently working out a plan so all teachers who would like to attend the funeral services on Wednesday morning can attend and we can still have school in session. Ryder was literally MMA family as his brother works as a teaching assistant at MMA and Ms. Andrea's daughter is married to Ryder's other brother.

I expect all junior high teachers to attend services on Wednesday, so any junior high students in school during that time will be paired with an elementary class to mentor for about two hours before our normally scheduled early dismissal.

Please email René asap if your background check is on file with MMA and you are interested in volunteering in classrooms Wednesday from 10am until 1pm.

Thank you for your patience and understanding on Monday when we had to dismiss school a few hours early because our fire alarms were malfunctioning. As an update, our building was safe the entire time and the issue has been resolved.

Please remember that there is no school for students this Friday and then we will have the next two weeks off for winter break. Have a safe and joy-filled winter break!

With love,



The viewing for Ryder is Tuesday, December 17th at Myer's Mortuary from 6-8pm. On Wednesday the 18th, there is another viewing 9:30-10:30am and then funeral services begin at 11am at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in N. Ogden at 3350 N 1050 E. His obituary can be read here on the Standard Examiner.

Create an Aspire Account

All families must create an Aspire account by this Friday. The Aspire account is required to re-register and confirm that your child to attend MMA next year. Beginning after winter break on January 6th, families will be required to confirm their registration for next year to hold their spot at MMA.

Please create a family account now! Instructions to create an Aspire account can be found here. You will need your child's SSID. If you do not know this number, please call the front office at 801-827-0150. We cannot email this private information out. Thank you for your cooperation!

Lost and Found

By Friday!! Please go through the lost and found in the front lobby of school to retrieve your children's belongings. There is quite a pile there. We are donating any unclaimed items to a local organization over winter break. Claim your items before Friday or lose them forever!

Sharing the Love

Even though we experienced heartbreak this week, there was also much joy happening in our building - before and after the tragic event. Thank you all for attending the elementary music concerts and art show on Monday. Thank you for attending the junior high feast and Ms. Jalee's and Ms. Tiffany's class feast - both on Friday. Thank you to Ms. Mikaela, Ms. Kimber, and their class families for sharing their winter traditions after school.
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17-19--Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences; Early Release

17-19--Book Fair / PTC Meals provided for teachers/staff

20--Professional Development; No School

23-3--Winter Break; No School


1-3 Winter Break; No School

9 End of Quarter/ MAPA Meeting 3:45pm

10 Professional Development; No School

14 MMA Board Meeting, 5:30pm

17 Northern Utah Charter and Home Schools Storytelling Concert, 6:30-8pm

20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; No School

23 Redwoods Chaperone Mtg, 5:30-7pm

30 Chili Cook-off, 5:30-7:00pm

Quick Links

ICYMI 12-7-19 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the previous Family Newsletter.