MMA Montessori Moments

January 28th, 2019

Lower Elementary STEM Projects

What another successful week it was at our school. The Lower Elementary students did a phenomenal job on their STEM week projects.

Chili Cook Off is this Tuesday!

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There is still room to enter into the contest! We would love to taste as many chili samples as possible!

MMA's Fun Run

is this Friday, February 1st

Parents are welcome to join us in the Addition Gym to cheer on their students as they run, walk, chicken dance, and jive through the glowing gym at the following times:

  • 8:45am - LE (Christina/Karen/Mikaela/AM Early Childhood)
  • 9:50am - LE (Brittany/Holly/April/Kaley)
  • 10:55am - UE (John/Laura/Amy/Shanan)
  • 12:05pm - UE (Amity/Kirsten/Kotie)
  • 1:05pm - LE/EC (Jalee/Krista/PM Early Childhood)
  • 2:00pm - Junior High
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Crow Canyon payment is due this Thursday!

Open Enrollment - New Students

Maria Montessori Academy’s 2019-2020 school year Open Enrollment (OE) period is open!. The first lottery draw will be held on February 3, 2019. Please share this page with your friends who want to enroll at MMA:

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Yearbooks for Sale, Get your Yearbook!

Hey parents and students, do you ever wish you had a way to remember one special event at school, but never thought to bring a camera? Well, fortunately we are selling yearbooks for only $20 to help keep those memories around. You can even personalize it by getting a foil name imprint on it for only $3 more! If you buy them after March 1st, there is a $5 late fee. Please keep in mind that the payments are due by March 29th. If you want to order one to keep the memories or just want to support our school, you can order you yearbook with the code 13283719.

Sincerely, Yearbook Staff

Parent Education Night: Executive Function

Thursday, Feb. 21st, 6-8pm


Right Brain! Left Brain! Hey What about the Front Brain?? Executive Functioning in the 21st Century

Children of all ages, especially children with ADHD, Autism or Learning Disabilities, often struggle with academic performance. Organizing school work, keeping track of assignments and just keeping up with the daily grind of school work can be very challenging and daunting. This discussion will help parents better understand what Executive Functioning is, how it may impact their child in school and learn ways to address these issues. This session will help parents with any child learn effective strategies they can implement to help their child succeed in school.

4th grade and up are welcome to come and learn with their parents.

RSVPs are enabled for this event.

School-wide Spelling Bee

Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 9am-12pm

MMA's Addition Gym

We encourage all individuals at our school, grades 1-9, to participate in this wonderful experience. Although this experience is open to our students 1-9, only students in grades 3-8 can qualify for the State Wide Spelling Bee.

Lower Elementary: 9:00am-10:00am

Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm

History Fair

We are gearing up now to prepare for MMA's celebration of National History Day in March. Check out the details below and let us know how you or someone you know could help.

Date: March 5, 2019

Nationwide Theme: Triumph and Tragedy

National History Day Projects & Presentations: 7th and 8th graders

History Museum: Early Childhood, Elementary and Families are welcome to peruse projects and presentations from 9:30-11:30am. 7th graders will be presenting in the Addition Gym and 8th graders will be presenting in the Addition Commons.

Judging: Judging of the National History 7th grade Fair will take place from 12:30-2:30pm in the Addition Gym. If you are interested in being a History Judge, please email Mr. Adrian at We are seeking 12 volunteers to serve as judges.

We are also seeking speakers/presenters with historic expertise or experience who would be interested in sharing their passion with students in kindergarten through 9th grade at MMA. Please contact Mr. Adrian at if you, or anyone you know, would be interested.

Dear Parents,

Mr. Adrian, Ms. Nicoletta, Ms. Andrea, Ms. Kat will be available every Thursday and Friday after school from 3:00-4:00pm from now until March 5 to help assist 7th and 8th grade students with their National History Day Project.

Please encourage your child to stay an hour after school to have to access resources and staff assistance. We hope all students will take advantage of this opportunity to be successful with this important project.

MAPA Information

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MMA Gala

The Gala will be held at Snowbasin on March 23rd from 7:00-9:00pm. To order tickets, please purchase here. Tickets are $32 per person and will not be available for purchase at the door this year. The window to purchase tickets ends on March 10th.

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Student Art & Photography Contests

The 21st annual Great Salt Lake Bird Festival is pleased to announce the 2019 Student Art Contest and Student Photography contests. These contests are open to Utah students Pre-K through 12 grade and offer cash awards.

The contest packets, found at contain guidelines, teaching information and an entry form. The featured bird is the Northern Harrier. Art entries can be realistic or stylized. Art and Photos are due in our office by May 2, 2019 by 4:30 pm.

Awards for the Student Art and Photography Contests will be given at an awards ceremony at 6 pm at the new George S. & Dolores Dore’ Eccles Wildlife Education Center at 1157 S. Waterfowl Way (1100 W. Glovers Lane) Farmington, UT 84025 on Friday May 78, 2019. All students and their families are invited to attend.

Right after the awards presentation, Great Salt Lake Bird Festival will offer a family friendly program featuring our Keynote Speaker, Rosemary Mosco – “Why Birds and Video Games have a lot in Common”. Bring the whole family to enjoy this free family program.

For more information contact Yae Bryner at for artwork or Desiree Werrett for photography. Questions can also be sent to

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1/29/19 -- Chili Cook-off

1/31/19 -- Crow Canyon Final Payment due

2/1/19 -- MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Fun Run

2/3/19 -- Open Enrollment Closes

2/13-15/19 -- Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release); Book Fair

2/19/19 -- Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:30-8:30pm

2/20/19 -- Box Top Store

2/21/19 -- Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 -- School-wide Spelling Bee

3/1/19 -- MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Ski Night at Powder Mt.

3/5/19 -- 7th and 8th grade History Fair

3/11-15/19 --Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 -- Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 -- Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 -- Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 -- The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 -- State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 -- 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 -- Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 -- Spring Break (No School)

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ICYMI - 1-14-19 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the 1-14-19 Family Newsletter.