MMA Montessori Moments

March 9-13, 2020

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No School Friday, March 13, 2020. Teacher Professional Development

Message from our Director

Dear Parents,


Last week we had a wonderful History Fair represented by the 7th graders and 8th graders. Ms. Taylor did a wonderful job putting this event together and making this an interactive silent museum for the Elementary students in the afternoon.


We had a successful literacy week and particularly, literacy. There were many activities that the teachers prepared for students to come and participate in. Students were able to fill out a passport as they joined in on different activities, then cashed it in the next day for a dress down day. Our literacy committee and teachers went above and beyond in preparing for and implementing the week's activities.


We are also beginning the process of writing our Children's Land Trust Grant. Utah has a great deal of property that is owned by the federal government. Because of this, there is not an opportunity for property taxes to be collected to help the schools. The federal government kicks back profits from leases and other uses of the property to the Children's Land Trust. For more information please check the following link. http://www.schoollandtrust.org/


As we are in the month of March, it is easy to get a little restless with "spring fever". We ask that you continually remind the students to continue to follow the school policies of dress code, healthy snacks and grace and courtesy to one another. We have such great students that truly exhibit so many leadership traits, that we want them to continue being great examples to their peers.


Thank you for your continued support.


Best regards,

Mr. Mike

A good read! suggested by our Board Vice President, Sarah Fonnesbeck

Permission Slips

Field Trips at MMA are either educationally oriented or service based. Those that are educationally oriented can be very important to a student's grade and should be attended if possible. Please return all permission slips in a timely matter as having an accurate count of students attending is important to ensure a proper student/chaperone ratio.

Maturation Class for 5th, 7th and 8th grades

Permission slips need to be turned in and parents are WELCOME to attend.

If you are a parent and want to attend, check in at the front office and make your way to the appropriate room.


March 25

  • 9:30 5th grade

  • 11:30 7th and 8th

    • Location:

      • 5th boys: library

      • 5th girls: seminar room

      • 7th grade boys/ girls: seminar room

      • 8th grade boys/ girls: library

    10th Annual Gala tickets are now on sale!

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    Unmasking the SUPERHEROES of Utah's Public Schools- Huntsman 2020 Awards

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    Recognizing Utah's Outstanding Public School Educators

    Visit https://www.huntsmaneducationawards.com/ for more information.


    How to Nominate

    We invite you to nominate outstanding individuals in any or all four award categories: teacher, administrator, volunteer, or special education teacher. This year, the nomination process for the Huntsman Awards for Excellence in Education will be conducted entirely online through this website.

    • Create an account and sign in to start a new nomination.
    • Choose the right category and grade level for your nominee.
    • Fill in all fields with your nominee’s information and your information as the nominating person.
    • Provide the names, titles and contact information of people endorsing this nominee.
    • Complete an essay (up to 7000 characters) explaining why you believe your nominee deserves this award.
    • Submit your nomination(s) before 5:00 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020.

    Famous Montessorians

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    Dakota Fannig

    Famous Montessorian-Dakota Fannig


    This youngest-ever Screen Actors Award nominee and the youngest Academy member, recalls: “I learned to read at two..in a Montessori school where they teach you to read really, really young. Montessori kids are not technically taught to read but they work at their own pace in age-diverse groups – not in curriculum-dictated lockstep with same-age peers." For Fanning, autonomy led to early achievement throughout her life. - Montessori.org.uk



    Time is running out to order yearbooks

    Don't miss out on your chance to purchase a copy of our 10th annual yearbook! They are just $20 for a lifetime pf memories! To personalize your book add $3. Orders must be placed on or before March 27. The office will not have extra copies available on the last day of school. Get yours now!

    All questions regarding yearbooks and pictures must be made through Life touch. The office does not receive any information about orders. Please call 800-453-9764 with questions.


    Click on the link below to order and enter our school ID code 13283720

    School policy on caffeinated beverages

    Maria Montessori Academy believes in promoting healthy lifestyles for our students. Please refer to our parent handbook for the guidelines to our lunch program. Please do not send energy drinks or soda in your student's lunches. Also we are seeing more and more students coming in to the school in the morning with energy drinks, soda and drinks from Starbucks. These items should not be consumed at all on school grounds.

    Open Enrollment for 2020-2021 is now open!

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    Re-enrollment for current students

    We still have a few families who have not yet completed the registration process for next year. It is important to get an accurate count of returning students before we open enrollment to the public. Log in to your Aspire account now to re-enroll. If you are not planning on your student returning to MMA in the fall, please email adouglas@mariamontessoriacademy.org so we can make the proper adjustments.

    The HOUSE of Children is enrolling for Early Childhood today and next school year 2020-2021.

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    Junior High Fees

    We still have quite a few students who have an outstanding balance for Junior High student fees. Please remit payment to the office as soon as possible. 100% of student fees go toward purchasing textbooks, equipment and field trips for Junior High students. If you need payment arrangements please contact Ms. Autumn in the office.


    If your child is desiring to switch a class with the new quarter arriving, please send an email to Ms. Andrea, the school counselor. There will be a class change fee.

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    March and April

    March

    12 End of Quarter

    13 Professional Development; No School

    19-20 Junior High Intersession

    21 9th Annual MAPA Gala 6:00-9:00pm

    23 Junior High Parent-Teacher Conference Sign-ups Open

    26 Box Top Store (11:00am-1:00pm)

    26 Redwoods Chaperone Meeting, 5:30-7pm

    30-31 Spring Break; No School


    April

    1-3 Spring Break; No School

    10 MAPA Meeting @ 8:45am

    13 Redwoods Mandatory Student & Parent Meeting, 5:30-7pm

    14 MMA Board Meeting, 5:30pm

    15-16 JH/ EL play @5:30

    17 Professional Development; No School

    20 Junior High Concert @ 5:30pm

    21 Elementary Concert @ 5:30pm

    23-24 Junior High Parent-Teacher Conferences

    27 Elementary Parent-Teacher conference Sign-ups Open

    27-May 1 Redwoods Field Experience-6th grade

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