MMA Montessori Moments

November 5th, 2018

A Message From Our Instructional Coach, Ms. Nicoletta, and Our Special Education Coordinator, Ms. Dana

We are now officially in the holiday season. The holiday season brings a lot of changes in the family routines and dynamics. This time of year can be exciting and overwhelming for children of all ages and adults. Holiday season is a busy time with high intense energy and stimulation of our regular environment due to lights, music, and more.


This excitement can lead to exhaustion and anxiousness. While we travel, see family, meet new people, attend holiday gatherings and events; keep in mind while all of these are fun and exciting, we should also be proactive in preparing for the after effects of these times.


Some things to be mindful of:


  • Changes in schedules
  • Transportation (flights, trains, car rides)
  • Visitations
  • Lack of sleep
  • Holiday lights
  • Excess sugar intake
  • Children trying to understand different holidays, cultures, religions



To help reduce some of this anxiety and exhaustion during this exciting time of year, you can attempt to stay as close to a normal routine as possible. Listen to your children's words and watch their body language. Provide ample downtime and a space for the downtime. Offer a time for your children to ask questions before traveling, visitng family, friends and new people. A few days before school is back in session, try to get back to your normal routine of bed time and rise time.


We hope you enjoy the holidays. Recognize and share your gratitude towards others.


Ms. Nicoletta and Ms. Dana

Our condolences to Mayor Taylor's Family

Our beloved mayor, Brent Taylor, was killed on Saturday while defending our country in Afghanistan. Mayor Taylor supported our community and was a great friend to our school. We send our deepest condolences to Major Taylor's wife and seven children along with our community that mourns this loss.
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Red Ribbon Week: November 5th-9th

Monday- Drug Free Pledges and Red Ribbons

Tuesday - Guest Speaker Rob Eastman

Wednesday - Door Decorating Contest

Thursday - Door Judging


Thank you MAPA for putting this on for our school!

MMA Basketball Team

Thank you to everyone that participated in try outs. The team will be posted on the large gym door tomorrow. Practice will be held Monday thru Friday from 3:00-4:00pm, starting November 6th. A parent meeting will be held on November 6th, following practice at 4:00pm.
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MAPA Information

Annual Gratitude Feast

Our Annual Gratitude Feast will be held on November 15, 2018 from 11:30am-1:00pm. This is our way of thanking our community leaders, local police, fire departments, and doctors/nurses for all they do for our school, especially this year. Please visit the sign up sheet below to see how you can help.


MAPA needs your support in making this event amazing. If you are able, please sign-up to volunteer.


MMA Gala

Planning meeting will be held on November 16th 8:45 am Conference Room. The Gala will be held at Snowbasin on March 23rd from 7:00-9:00pm. Tickets will go on sale within the week at a price of $30 per ticket!

Junior High Progress Reports

The first quarter has come to an end and teachers are wrapping up final grades, Junior high progress reports will be sent out this week.

Changed Date: Redwood and Crow Canyon Intent Forms

We have extended the due date for intent forms and the $50 deposit for both the Redwoods and Crow Canyon to this Friday, November 9th.

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6th Grade Redwoods Trip Parent Letter and Intent Form

The intent form and $50 deposit are due to the office by November 9th.

9th Grade Crow Canyon Intent Form

This form should be submitted to Ms. Leigh and the deposit should be paid to the office by November 9th.

Junior High Fees

Please remember to pay your Junior High fees in the amount of $195 as they are past due. You can access the fee waiver form here online. You can bring your cash, check, or cards to the front office or pay online. Thank you for your cooperation.
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Potter's Wheel for MMA

We are already half way to getting a potter’s wheel for MMA! Thank you so much for your outstanding support, and please pass this Donors Choose Link on to those people who may be interested in supporting us! -MMA Arts
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Stay In the Know

Follow MMA's official Facebook page and subscribe to MMA’s Main Blog and MMA's Jr High Blog in addition to subscribing to your child(ren)’s Teacher Blogs – accessible by clicking the “website” link under the teacher’s picture. You can also follow us on Twitter @MMAofUT.

Track it Forward & Volunteering

We are a community school and we request that all families volunteer at least 40 hours per school year, cumulatively between all family members. MAPA utilizes a online program called Track it Forward to advertise school events, opportunities to volunteer, and to calculate each family's progress toward meeting the goal of 40 hours. You can even get to it on your smart phone.

Join MAPA on Facebook

Head over to the new and official Facebook page for MAPA, MMA's parent organization: https://www.facebook.com/NorthOgdenMAPA/


The Montessori Academy Parent Association (MAPA) is the Parent-Teacher Organization for Maria Montessori Academy. This organization is used to facilitate communication and involvement between parents and teachers. MAPA is currently seeking volunteers who are interested in joining this organization to ensure that the needs of Maria Montessori Academy’s student body are being fulfilled.

Upcoming Events

11/9/18 -- Crow Canyon and Redwoods Intent Forms and Deposits due

11/15/18 -- Annual Gratitude Feast

11/16/18 -- Gala Meeting 8:45am; Cultural Festival 1:00pm-3:00pm

12/6/18 -- Parent Education Night TBD

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