MMA Monday Montessori Moments

January 3, 2018

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We hope that you all had a fun and rejuvenating holiday break. The start of 2018 is like the start of a new school year. It is important that your students are present and on time every single day. Entering the classroom as few as 5 minutes late means important instruction has already been missed. Students should be in class, ready to work at 8:30. Please make sure your child arrives with plenty of time to visit lockers and change shoes before the bell rings.

Let’s work together in 2018 and make the rest of the school year amazing!

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Declare your intent for 2018-2019 (Returning Students)

Intent for returning students will be sent out tomorrow January 4. Please complete the online registration no later than January 19. If your student has a sibling that will be entering kindergarten next year, just click "Add sibling" once you have submitted your intent.

Enrollment is now open (New Students)

Enrollment for the 2018-2019 school year is now open. Please share this information with any family or friends who may be interested. The link can be found on our website on the top right corner.

Updated Information for our Annual Family Ski Night

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Winter Hiking Club

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Chess Club

Chess Club has been canceled for the remainder of the year.

Donations Needed

The Junior High is in need of several single flower vases for their upcoming carnation sale. If you have any that you would like to donate, please drop them off at the office.

Calendar Of Events

Enrollment Opens for 2018-2019

Thursday, Jan. 4th, 12am

This is an online event.

MAPA Meeting

Friday, Jan. 5th, 8:45am

MMA Conference Room

Junior High Information Night

Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 6:30pm

MMA Library

Professional Development-No School

Friday, Jan. 12th, 12am

This is an online event.

Human Rights Day-No School

Monday, Jan. 15th, 12am

This is an online event.

Early Childhood Information Night

Wednesday, Jan. 24th, 6:30pm

MMA Library

Parent Survey

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

Save the Date!

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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 or email 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

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.
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