MMA Montessori Moments

February 24, 2020

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Message from our Director

Dear Parents,


MMA has so many wonderful activities planned for your children this week. Hopefully you are planning on participating in our Literacy Week. We have a book fair happening Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-6:00 pm as well as several other events like our annual Literacy Night on Thursday.


We now have the 2020-21 calendar on the website. It has been approved by our Maria Montessori Academy Board and has been uploaded to the state. You can click on the link to download and print it.


We are excited to unveil our new MMA Logo. This logo will be replacing our current logo throughout our school, website and stationary. T-Shirts will be available for order soon.


We are so appreciative of your continued support for the school. Maria Montessori Academy is a wonderful school environment for students to learn and grow.


Best regards,


Mr. Mike

Permission Slips

Field Trips at MMA are either educationally oriented or service based. Those that are educationally oriented can be very important to a student's grade and should be attended if possible. Please return all permission slips in a timely matter as having an accurate count of students attending is important to ensure a proper student/chaperone ratio.

Literacy Week

Literacy week is here!

Reading Helps You Reach for the Stars!

Monday: Book Swap all week (donate a book in exchange for another), Read-a-thon.

Tuesday: Spelling Bee for 3rd-9th grade at 9:30 am in the large gym. Parents invited.

Wednesday: Students bring a picture of their favorite book.

Thursday: Literacy Night 5:30-7 pm. Bring your friends and family for a night of fun and a chance to win a dress-down day! Book Fair!

Friday: Community readers. Contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in reading your favorite childhood book to their class.

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Scholastic Book Fair

Visit our Book Fair this Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday from 3:00-6:00 pm in our Library.

10th Annual Gala tickets are now on sale!

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Famous Montessorians

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Jeff Bezos-Founder of Amazon

"Princeton Phi Beta Kappa and former Montessori student Jeff Bezos founded Amazon in 1994, initially operating the online book selling business out of his Bellevue, WA garage. Crediting his Montessori beginnings with his approach to business, Bezos describes developing ideas in new markets as similar to “planting seeds” or “going down blind alleys.” Amazon’s executives learn and uncover opportunities as they go, with many dead ends but also sometimes a huge, broad avenue. Time Magazine named Bezos its “Person of the Year” in 1999. Clearly he is one of the many Montessori-educated thought leaders who has changed the way the world conducts business." -Washington Montessori School


"As a preschooler, Jeffrey P. Bezos displayed an unmatched single-mindedness. By his mother’s account, the young Bezos got so engrossed in the details of activities at his Montessori school that teachers had to pick him up in his chair to move him to new tasks. It’s a trait that goes a long way toward explaining why the company he founded, Amazon.com Inc., has survived to become the most dominant retailer on the Internet.” Ageofmontessori.org


Bezos announced via Twitter on September 18, 2018 that he would be pouring $2 billion into two major initiatives, including “a network of new, non-profit, tier-one preschools in low-income communities.” The preschools, Bezos wrote, will be free for students and inspired by the Montessori approach, in which children direct their own learning in an environment that is prepared for them to explore.

Time is running out to order yearbooks

Don't miss out on your chance to purchase a copy of our 10th annual yearbook! They are just $20 for a lifetime pf memories! To personalize your book add $3. Orders must be placed on or before March 27. The office will not have extra copies available on the last day of school. Get yours now!

All questions regarding yearbooks and pictures must be made through Life touch. The office does not receive any information about orders. Please call 800-453-9764 with questions.


Click on the link below to order and enter our school ID code 13283720

History Fair Judges Needed!

The 7th grade History Fair will be March 4 from 9:00 am-12:00pm. If you are interested in judging, please email Ms. Nicoletta at nhouseholder@mariamontessoriacademy.org

School policy on caffeinated beverages

Maria Montessori Academy believes in promoting healthy lifestyles for our students. Please refer to our parent handbook for the guidelines to our lunch program. Please do not send energy drinks or soda in your student's lunches. Also we are seeing more and more students coming in to the school in the morning with energy drinks, soda and drinks from Starbucks. These items should not be consumed at all on school grounds.

Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 is now open!

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Re-enrollment for current students

We still have a few families who have not yet completed the registration process for next year. It is important to get an accurate count of returning students before we open enrollment to the public. Log in to your Aspire account now to re-enroll. If you are not planning on your student returning to MMA in the fall, please email adouglas@mariamontessoriacademy.org so we can make the proper adjustments.

The HOUSE of Children is enrolling for Early Childhood today and next school year 2020-2021.

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Junior High Fees

We still have quite a few students who have an outstanding balance for Junior High student fees. Please remit payment to the office as soon as possible. 100% of student fees go toward purchasing textbooks, equipment and field trips for Junior High students. If you need payment arrangements please contact Ms. Autumn in the office.
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February

24-28 Literacy Week

25 School wide Spelling Bee

27-MMA Literacy Night, 5:30-7:00 pm

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