MMA Monday Montessori Moments

October 16, 2017

A Message from our Instructional Coach, Nicoletta Householder

Healthy Communication at MMA

Maria Montessori believed in dedication and commitment to the whole child; social skills, emotional skills, academia and cognitive awareness. At Maria Montessori Academy this dedication is fostered through the ongoing collaborative efforts between parents, school, teachers, and students.

Supporting this partnership at Maria Montessori Academy includes, but is not limited to, accessing teachers’ blogs, school blogs, weekly Monday Montessori Moments (MMM), and MMA’s Facebook page. Also following school dress code, wellness policy and attendance policy, as well as open communication through email or scheduled appointments, and parent teacher conferences.

Classroom blogs will help communicate individual classroom events, home projects, field trips, future lessons, and highlights of the past week, snack sign-ups, donation requests, and biographies about the classroom teachers. Each classroom blog is different and support communication with parents and students.

Parent teacher conferences are this week. This time will be a positive avenue to benefit your child, self, and teacher. These conferences happen three times a year and are a powerful tool of communication. It is not too late to sign up! Please see your teachers’ blog to do sign up, or call the front office if you need support.

Collaboration is a lifelong skill that teaches responsibility. It is the responsibility of parent, teacher, and student, along with our vested interest in the whole child, to help foster lifelong learners and problem solvers of the world. Healthy communication leads to collaboration, which unfolds in a cohesive team- a greater understanding on behalf of all.

The goal is to help the child become independent, confident, and responsible. Together we are each a part of this goal.

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A Message from Montessori Academy Parents Association

Reminder about the Fall Festival

MAPA will be selling Fall Festival tickets Monday October 16 from 1:00-7:00 pm and next Monday, October 23rd, at 3:00 pm. Avoid long lines and purchase your tickets early!
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Early Release!

Don't forget that Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday are Early Release. Please make sure that your children are picked up promptly so teachers can prepare for Parent Teacher Conferences.

Early Release Schedule

  • AM Kinder 8:30 am - 10:30 am
  • PM Kinder 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Grades 1-9 8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Please check your teacher's blog to sign up! Attending Parent Teacher Conferences is a great way to keep a positive healthy relationship between you, your child, and their teacher.
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MMA 2017 Red Ribbon Week Schedule

Monday October 23rd

Guest Speaker - Rob Eastman

Tuesday October 24th

Decorate your Wristband

Wednesday October 25th

Essay/Coloring Contest

Thursday October 26th

Tie Ribbons to the Fence

Friday October 27th

Door Decorating Contest

Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release)

Monday, Oct. 16th, 1pm to Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 1pm


AM Kinder 8:30-10:30 AM

PM Kinder 11:00-1:00 PM

Grades 1-9 released at 1:00 PM

Scholastic Book Fair

Monday, Oct. 16th, 1pm to Wednesday, Oct. 18th, 7pm

MMA Library

Fall Break (No School)

Thursday, Oct. 19th, 12am to Sunday, Oct. 22nd, 12am


Red Ribbon Week

Monday, Oct. 23rd, 8am to Friday, Oct. 27th, 3pm


Box Top Store

Wednesday, Oct. 25th, 11am-1pm

MMA Conference Room

Bring your clipped unexpired box tops! Every 5 box tops equals 1 ticket to buy items in our Box Top store.

Fall Festival

Friday, Oct. 27th, 4-7pm


Bring your friends and neighbors to this community event. Avoid long lines and buy your tickets early. This is the night for students to wear their costumes and celebrate. MMA does not allow costumes to be worn to school on October 31.

Hiking Club

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 4pm

Check flyer for locations

Every Thursday

Chess Club

Thursday, Oct. 12th, 3pm

MMA South Kiva

Every Thursday

Yearbook Orders

Don’t forget to order your yearbook!

Get yours for the early price of $20 (+2 if you want it personalized).

Order online: Yearbook ID is 13283718.

9th Grade Parents

We have extended the deadline!

Student Intent Forms and $50 deposit for the Crow Canyon Trip are due by Tuesday, October 31.

Chaperone Intent Email is due to Ms. Kacee by October 13th.

6th Grade Parents

Trip Fee for the California Redwoods of $260 is due November 16th.

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Lost and Found

Please check the Lost and Found for any missing items during our upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences. Any remaining items will be donated to charity.

A message from our PE Teacher, Julia Gee (grades 1-9)

Dear Parents,

Here is a heads up for our PE Plans for this year.

  • Run to the Moon Goal - the moon is approximately 250,000 miles from earth. The goal is to run 1 mile for every 10,000 miles to reach the "moon". Please keep track of your student's mileage on the forms that I provided them. Once they reach the required 25 required miles, please send a signed note so I can give them credit.
  • Presidential Fitness Program - The Presidential Youth Fitness Program helps schools achieve excellence in physical education through quality fitness education and assessment practices by providing tools to: teach fitness concepts, assess fitness and understand results, plan for improvement or maintenance of fitness levels and empower students to be fit and active for life.
  • Elks Club Hoop Shoot - The Elks Club hoop shoot will be offered to 8-11 year old students. This is a foul shooting competition. Students who are "in it to win it" should practice! The winning students will go on to compete at Bonneville High School on November 15th.

Let's keep our students healthy and active. Research has shown more active brain neurons in the brains of students who are physically active. If you have any questions please email me at

Thank you,

Julia Gee

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