MMA Montessori Moments

March 11th, 2019

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Thank you to all our 7th and 8th grade students who produced such fantastic projects for the History Fair. Each student's project brought a different concept about our history. Congratulations to Leyla (1st place), Valaya (2nd place), Thor (3rd place), and Rustin and Marlee (4th place tie)!

MMA's Literacy Week

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During literacy week students can bring books for the book swap. This is a great opportunity to share books with one another. Secondly, each student should bring in a picture of the cover of their favorite book to hang on the art strip outside of their classroom. If printing a picture is not an option, your student can draw the cover. We would like our older students, specifically Upper El and Jr. High, to include a short summary of their book and what they liked about it. We want students to be able to walk around the school and see books that they might be excited to read!


Throughout the week we encourage students to be reading at home and at school. Our literacy committee created a beautiful tree in the front of the school. Each time a student reads a book, they get to add a leaf to the tree. Please encourage your children to spend time at home reading good books! We want our tree to sprout a lot of leaves!


Lastly, we will have a read-a-thon on Friday from 10:00-11:00am. Students are encouraged to bring books from home to enjoy. Please no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals.

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We will have professional development on Friday, March 15th. Students will be released at 1:00pm.


Don't forget, there is no school for students on Monday, March 18th as our professional development continues.

Accepting Nominations for the Dove Award

Nominate an MMA staff member to be recognized with The Dove. We want to acknowledge individuals at MMA who


  • are partners in peace and model peaceful practices.
  • honor the individual spirit of the child.
  • support the development of the whole child.
  • promote student growth.
  • collaborate.
  • possess a growth mindset.
  • value diversity.
  • love and give of themselves in service to others
  • uphold the ideals and philosophies of Dr. Maria Montessori.


Complete the Nomination Form. Nominations may be shared with the nominee and/or larger community. This quarter’s nominations are due on March 15th!

Intent to return confirmation

Current students who indicated that they will be returning to MMA next year need to complete one last step to register for next year. Look for an email early this week and click on the link to guarantee your spot at MMA for next year. Each family has an individual link that will be in the email. Thank you for your cooperation in this area; accurate student counts affect things like funding, staffing, and determine how many new students we can enroll next year.

Overheard

A 4th grade student was showing a friend an old flip phone and said "This phone is LITERALLY from the year 2000."

Bathroom Issues

Update . . .

There were no bathroom issues this week. We will continue to follow the sign in/out procedures that we started last week. Fingers crossed! Thank you all for reinforcing proper bathroom procedures at home.

Yearbooks are still for sale

Yearbook prices have gone up from $20 to $25. 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 your yearbook with the code 13283719.


Sincerely, Yearbook Staff

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3/11-15/19 --Literacy Week

3/12/19 -- MMA Board Meeting and MMA's Literacy Night from 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/14/19 -- End of Quarter

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)

4/8/19- 5/10/19 --State testing (dates and times differ per class)

4/12/19 -- MAPA Meeting at 8:45am in the Conference Room

4/22/19 -- Professional Development (Early Release)

4/22-24/19 -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior High Play

Quick Links

ICYMI - 3-4-19 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the 3-4-19 Family Newsletter.