MMA Montessori Moments

April 15th, 2019

The Dove Award

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Congratulations to Ms. Karen on receiving our Dove Award! The Dove Award goes toward an individual 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.


A special statement about Ms. Karen:

Ms Karen always has her room filled with a peaceful atmosphere that is apparent from the moment you enter the doorway. She is patient with the children and always comes across in a friendly manner. She allows her students to grow at a pace specifically designed for each child, even if that means a first grader participating in third grade lessons. She has allowed my child to grow and thrive in her classroom. I have always loved the Montessori philosophy, but I feel Ms Karen has put those tools to the best use possible. After reading the attributes for the Dove I feel no one is more deserving than her and it perfectly describes her teaching method.

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Junior High Play Information

Rehearsal Information

Students who are in the play will need to attend one rehearsal the week prior. The rehearsal practice will be on the 19th from 3:30pm-5:50pm. For this rehearsal, it is the parent's responsibility to coordinate a ride for their student.

MAPA Information

As the school year draws to a close it is time to recruit for our MAPA positions for the 2019-2020 school year. We always have such amazing parents helping to keep all of our MAPA activities running smoothly, thank you. If you are interested in being a bigger part of the planning for next year we have several chair positions open and our general board elections will happen at our May 2nd meeting.

MAPA board positions (minus the president) are open for the 2019-2020 school year. If you are interested in being Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer please contact Ange at ange.voraotsady@gmail.com by April 30th. Secretary and Treasurer positions are a one year requirement (although you may run multiple years). The Vice President position is a two year commitment. The Vice President will be the President the following year.

If the board isn’t where you see yourself next year we also have chair positions open.

Safety Chair - in charge of organizing morning parent crossing guards and Red Ribbon Week
Gala Chair - the gala planning committee is evolving so if you are interested in helping with a portion of the gala but not planning the entire event please contact Ange.

We would also like to encourage you to attend our general meeting on May 2nd at 7 pm in the library. We will be holding our board member elections and will have a special thank you for our chairs, co-chairs, room parents, safety committee and all of our families who completed their 40 hours of volunteering with the school. Everyone is welcome to attend and parents are all able to vote.

Weekly State Testing Schedule

Testing begins this week for our students. Please make sure that on the day of your student's test they are well rested and have had balanced meals. It is also essential that if you student is testing in the morning that they arrive on time. Here is this week's testing schedule:


Monday, April 15

  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Ms. Kotie

Tuesday, April 16

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Ms. Amy
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Ms. Shanan

Wednesday, April 17

  • 9:00am-12:00pm Ms. Laura
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Ms.Kirsten

Thursday, April 18

  • 9:00am-12:00pm 8th grade; Ms. Amity
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm Mr. John
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The end is in sight...

4/15/19- 5/10/19 --State testing (dates and times differ per class)

4/15/19 --Redwoods Parent and Student Meeting 5:30pm

4/18/19 -- Crow Canyon Chaperone Meeting 5:30pm

4/19/19 -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Rehearsal 3:30pm-5:50pm

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

4/22-23/19 -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior High Play

4/29/19 -- Crow Canyon Parent and Student Meeting 5:30pm

4/30/19 -- Junior High Guitar and Choir Concert TBD

5/1/19 -- Elementary Spring Concert 6:00pm

5/2/19 -- MAPA General Meeting 7pm at MMA

5/3/19 --MAPA Meeting at 8:45am in the Conference Room

5/5-11/19 -- 6th and 9th Grade Field Experiences (Redwoods/Crow Canyon)

5/15/19 -- Box Top Store

5/17/19 -- 9th Grade Graduation; Field Day

5/20/19 -- Early Childhood bridging ceremony

5/21-24/19 -- Early Release, Parent Teacher Conferences; Book Fair 1:00-7:00pm

5/21/19 --Lower Elementary bridging ceremony

5/22/19 -- Upper Elementary bridging ceremony

5/24/19 --Last day of school

6/7/19 -- MMA Pool Party at North Shore 6-9pm

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