Wauwatosa Montessori School

September 17, 2021

Dear Families:

This week our classrooms spent time in their daily community meetings learning about the Amygdala and how it is group of cells deep within the center of the brain that controls your emotions. Students learned/reviewed the zones of regulation (image below) and how to identify or label how you are feeling and then progressed throughout the week with working on strategies to use for regulation within their classroom environments when in the various zones. The emphasis is that it is ok to be in any zone - your feelings are your feelings, but the most important thing is we are safe and we have tools and strategies for understanding our feelings, what they mean, and how to cope!

In the next two weeks, all district SK-8th grade students will participate in the Renaissance Star reading, math, and early literacy assessments to help determine each child’s current instructional needs. There is a more in-depth explanation letter that is attached to the blackboard email from today. Additionally, students that were in grades 3-8 during the 2020-2021 school year and took the state Forward Exam will receive their results report in the mail sometime next week.

Our first PTSA meeting is this upcoming Thursday, Sept. 23rd from 7-8:30pm. Here is the agenda for the meeting. There is an option to attend in person or via zoom. Link is on the agenda. Keep on the lookout for the PTSA School Spirit Wear sale that is coming soon!


Ashley Imperiale


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Band & Orchestra Lesson Schedules

September Lesson Schedules for students in band and/or orchestra

Important Dates

  • September 20th: Early Band Rehearsal (5th grade students) 7:30am
  • September 21st: Choir Rehearsal 7:30am
  • September 21st: Popcorn Tuesday ($0.75)
  • September 21st: Community Listening Session w/Dr. Means 6pm @ Montessori
  • September 23rd: PTSA Meeting 7-8:30pm
  • September 24th: PTSA Sponsored WMS Parent Social 6pm
  • October 4th: Junior Girl Scout Meeting 3:25-5pm
  • October 5th: Picture Makeup & Retake Day

Wauwatosa School Libraries

The Wauwatosa School Libraries invite our students to read or listen digitally anywhere and anytime using Overdrive on your web browser or the Sora app on your mobile device. Students may access with their district google log in. Happy Reading!

Overdrive LINK


Our libraries are part of the Wisconsin School Libraries Digital Consortium. Enjoy!

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AP, Inc.

Hello everyone! Halloween is on the horizon. AP Inc., our middle school student run business, is offering an order form with a bunch of Fantastic Fall Foods & Fragrances.

Highlights include Ghost Treats (Rice Krispies with white chocolate covering them) and Fragrances (including Night Air and Pumpkin Pie). Click on this link to place your orders. Pickup will be on either October 6th or 7th, based on your choice; we hope to see you there!

We appreciate every order made by you, our customers, and hope you enjoy your fall!

Snapshots from the Week!

Girl Scouts

Attention all 4th and 5th grade girls! Junior Girl Scouts is back. Join us in the WMS Art Room on Monday, October 4th from 3:25-5:00 pm for our first meeting. Register online at gswise.org or contact Jen Mundschau/Heather Benjamin with questions. wmtroop1192@gmail.com
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Before/After School & JK Wrap Child Care

Right at School is here to support your before and after school needs in addition to offering JK Wrap care for your JK students! To register, click the link below. This will direct you to pricing and registration. If you have questions, you can reach out to Sam Holmes.

District Updates

Superintendent Listening Tour Sessions

It’s not too late to attend an upcoming Superintendent Listening Tour session. These 90-minute sessions will be held three times per week through September 30, 2021. Please visit https://www.wauwatosa.k12.wi.us/listening to learn more and to sign up for a date that works with your schedule.

Recreation Department Annual Fall Food Drive

The Wauwatosa Recreation Department will be holding its annual Fall Food Drive on Saturday, October 23 from 9 am to 12 noon. Items of greatest need include cans of fruit (no sugar added), veggies, pasta and rice, soup, crackers and granola bars. Please donate if you’re able!

Jr. Trojans Boys Basketball Tryouts

Sept 11/12th & 18/19th @ Whitman Middle School

All boys in 4th - 8th Grade are invited to tryout.

For more information, visit: www.jrtrojansbasketball.com/tryouts

Community Resources

Food Pantries

Pop up food pantries can be accessed at any time and are monitored regularly for continued needs. Please share what you can and take only what you need.

Pop up food pantries are available at the following locations:

  • Jefferson Elementary School - 6927 Maple Terrace
  • Roosevelt Elementary School - 2535 N. 73rd Street
  • McKinley Elementary School- 2435 N. 89th Street
  • Montessori School - 12121 W. North Avenue

Thank you to our parent volunteers, Mrs. Courseault and Mrs. Pelot, for their leadership of our Montessori School food pantry. Their efforts to not only start, but maintain and grow the pantry as very deservingly showcased recently on CBS 58's Natalie's Everyday Heroes. You can see the segment here.