Nuts & Bolts

March 25, 2019

Thank You

It was a super busy and exciting week for MMA! Thank you, teachers, for your engagement in part II of professional learning on Monday. I feel like we made excellent progress and set ourselves up well for our summer work. Thank you, Sunshine Committee, for hosting another great and productive Pizzapalooza.


Thank you for supporting STEM week, science fair, and spelling bee. The extra work put into MMA's science fair winners to prepare for Ritchey Science Fair at WSU paid off. MMA students were recognized 9 times at Ritchey. Also, two of our students represented us well at the regional spelling bee. Be sure to check out the pictures from Ritchey and the regional spelling bee on this week's MMM.


The Gala was absolutely lovely and a fundraising success. Check out the pictures in the MMM. Snowbasin provided the perfect backdrop for this event. MAPA outdid themselves, as usual, by hosting such an elaborate event. They did amazing work getting donations together for the silent auction and organizing the dinner and art. Thank you to those staff members who attended Gala. Your presence was very much appreciated and says much about your support and dedication to MMA. Parents very much noticed and spoke to me about who was in attendance. Thank you all for allowing your students to create such beautiful (and expensive) art pieces with parent volunteers. My favorite part is hearing the story behind each art piece.


I hope you were all able to rest and rejuvenate during our rainy/snowy Sunday. Have a good week, this last week before spring break. I don't know about you; but, I could use some down time during spring break. Thanks for hanging in and teaching awesome lessons for five more days before break,


René

Teachers, click here to complete the PL Feedback Form.

This one feedback form will cover the curriculum discussions and work completed on March 15th and 18th.

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G&C Challenge - Asking Permission

I frequently hear that there is a lack of grace and courtesy in our building. Most recently, this was discussed at our advisory meeting. There were several reasons brought up that could be causing this phenomena. I would like us to try to address this by recognizing grace and courtesy when we see it happening.


Thank you for practicing and recognizing G&C when greeting others.


This week I would like to pose a challenge for you to recognize students, families, and colleagues who ask permission with grace and courtesy.
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Bathroom Issues

We have to start our "accident" counter over at zero after last week. We did have an instance of feces in the bathroom and not in the toilet. We do not think that it was malicious; perhaps a messy and unfortunate accident. Always giving the benefit of the doubt. . .


A good thing that I observed this week was a boy giving another boy a hard time when he came out of the single stall near the office because there was soap all over the floor. The boy coming out of the bathroom felt so much pressure, he went back into the bathroom to clean up the soap off the floor.


Thank you for continuing to sign students in and out of our classrooms and conducting periodic bathroom checks, as indicated on the spreadsheet sent out last week.

Fire Drill Feedback

Several door were left open during the fire drill last week. You will receive an email soon indicating if you are responsible for this safety infraction. Other than that, please remind your students to file back into school quietly. Thank you for your participation in the drill and for keeping students safe.

Window Curtains

The curtains at the long windows beside your doors need to remain open at all times - unless we are in lock-down mode. Please push the curtains open or tie them with a ribbon. Let the office know if you are in need to a tie to keep them open.

Requests from the Office

Unaccompanied students are no longer allowed to make copies in the teacher workroom. Students using the copier has caused several breaks to our old and fussy copiers. Sometimes students do not know how to work the copier or need assistance when they have used the copiers incorrectly. These situations result in students asking the front office personnel for help - which interrupts their day and is not their responsibility.


To maintain our copiers and respect the time of the front office personnel, please no longer ask students to make copies or otherwise be in the teacher workroom unaccompanied. Click here to get a treat. Plus, there is sometimes confidential student information that may be accessible.


If you borrow any of the carts from the workroom, please return them immediately. These carts are used consistently each week.

Original Works Money

We have traditionally allowed Original Works funds to pay for teacher and classroom supplies. Rachael Bush, who coordinates Original Works for MMA, sent an email a few weeks ago indicating how much money each classroom earned from the sale of Original Works. If you have already spent your Original Works funds - please submit a reimbursement request with copies of your receipts and clearly indicate on the form that you would like for this to come from your Original Works funds. Please submit all forms by May 1st.

AMS National Conference

Lana, Kimber, Holly, and Kaley traveled to Washington D.C. for the past 4-5 days to attend the National AMS Conference. I can't wait to hear about what you learned and how we can apply it to our work here at MMA.
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Upcoming Events

3/25/19 - Advisory meeting

3/26/19 - Vertical PLC meeting

4/1-5/19 - Spring break, School closed

4/8/19 - Montessori Monday

4/8/19 - Staff Meeting, 3:30-5pm

4/9/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm

4/9/19 - Board Meeting, 5:30pm

4/12/19 - MAPA Meeting, 8:45am, conference room

4/15/19 - SIT Meeting, 3:30pm

4/16/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm

4/17/19 - Pizzapaloosa, 3:30-5pm

4/22/19 - Early release, Professional Learning

4/23/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm

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ICYMI - November 26, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - November 12, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - November 5, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - October 29, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - October 22, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - October 15, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - October 8, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - September 24, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - September 17, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - September 10, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - August 18, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - August 13, 2018 N&B

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ICYMI - July 20, 2018 N&B

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