Maria Montessori Academy

A great place to continue your learning journey!

November 18, 2022

There is a chill in the air and the snow was flying this morning! Thank you so much for all the support you show the school and students here! Seeing parents here for celebrations, the International Festival, and volunteering warms the heart!


Please have an amazing Thanksgiving week, enjoying family, food, and football!


Sara Tucker

Happenings!

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Boys Basketball: Practice will be on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons from 3:30-4:30pm.


Vision screening : for grades1,2,3,5,7, and 9 on November 29


Winter Break: December 22- January 3



Lost and Found: The lost and found in the lobby and the Junior High Commons are overflowing! Please come and check to see if your student's missing jacket or notebook are in there!



Safety First!

PLEASE use the crosswalks and wait for the crossing assistants to create a safe environment! This morning alone there were several near misses as folks crossed from in between cars... safety is a priority! If you need to run something into the school or help your child, please park in a parking space and not along the drop off zone. This will help with keeping the flow of traffic consistent. Please be patient and kind with other drivers as well. Blinkers, patience, and a deep breath go along way.



Hoodies: Students may wear school spirit, military, school event related (like the redwoods trip), and university/college related hoodies in class and during school sponsored events. No other hoodies should be worn at school. We are working to get back to the dress code, thanks for helping and supporting this!



Title 1 information

If you missed Back to School Night, here is the information about Title 1!




Nurturing the Creative Mind: This is a free opportunity for students to have a place to learn about art and creativity! https://nurturethecreativemind.org/



Late Drop off's

When bringing your student to school, if it is after 8:30, please come in and check them in. Thank you~




Food, Phones, and gum

I have noticed some things that are concerning and hope to get your support with changes. I have seen many a student with a phone out during class time, in the halls, and during unstructured times. We would respectfully ask that phones be put away. This also applies to phone watches. Students need to be focused on the lessons of the day, not on social media, texting, or phone calls from friends and family. Please respect the time that our amazing teachers have put in preparing lessons and activities to enhance student learning and encourage your student to put away phones and phone watches. If you need to get a hold of your student during the day, please contact the office.


With regards to food, our nutrition policy states that snacks and lunches should be healthy, that no soda or energy drinks will be allowed in the school, and that we should encourage a healthy eating. This includes birthdays, food will not be included in celebration of life (birthday) celebrations. Please respect the fact that we are working to build healthy minds and bodies.


We have many who wander through the school and in classes chewing gum. This gum ends up in the carpet, under tables, and gum has even found its way into hair. Gum does not need to be a part of the school day, except in certain circumstances. Please help ensure that your student is not bringing gum to school.


Together we can make a positive change and create an environment that is conducive to great learning experiences!