MMA Montessori Moments
December 2, 2019
- Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
- Use the crosswalk, always
- Ensure your child(ren) have lunch
- Pack warm clothes for outside play
- Go to the MAPA meeting Friday at 3:45pm
- Prep for concerts and Junior High play next week
- Start calling friends to bring to school on MMA Day - February 14th
It is now chilly and snow covered when we go outside for recess. Please ensure that your child packs or wears appropriate cold weather gear (especially hats and gloves) as we will go outside for recess each day - except in cases of poor air quality or extreme cold. Remind your children that throwing snow is not appropriate or safe at school.
Elementary Winter Concert
We are excited to invite you to our Elementary Winter concert on December 9th. Lower elementary classes will be performing starting at 5:30pm. Please have your students here by 5:15pm to get set up. Upper elementary classes will perform starting at 7:00pm. Please have them here by 6:45pm to get set up.
Each student should wear black on the bottom (pants/skirts/etc.) and a solid color shirt (their shirt does not need to have a collar). Some classes will be dancing, so have your kids wear comfortable shoes. Please email Ms. Sarah with any questions. Thank you!
A Message from the MMA Board
Dear MMA Community,
On behalf of the board we want to say that we were thinking of you with gratitude and giving thanks for all you do for the school. We are grateful for your loyalty, commitment, and your love for a Montessori education for your children. MMA teachers, staff and administration are very appreciative of your support. We thank MAPA for the various activities that they have supported for our school i.e. skate night, Fall Festival, food for teachers during conferences, and the annual Community Gratitude feast.
As you return to school, we hope you will join us in looking forward to the upcoming activities in December like the elementary concert, junior high choir, and junior high play. In addition, we welcome you to attend other events coming up in January 2020, such as the 3rd Annual Northern Utah Charter and Home Schools Storytelling Concert event to be hosted in our school on Friday January 17, 6:30-8pm, science fair, parents education night, etc.
We still need your support in spreading the word among your sphere of influence about these
wonderful events taking place in our school and help get our student enrollment up. Let everyone you come in contact with know that MMA is the place for them and there are still openings at our amazing school. We extend our holiday wish and a bright 2020 to all.
Joan Effiong, Board chair
A day later, MAPA also provided food for our junior high teachers during parent-teacher conferences.
Do you ever wonder what your child is talking about when they come home? What is this lingo that they are speaking? This is a great resource of Montessori terminology a library of terms: https://montessori-ami.org/resource-library/facts/glossary-montessori-terms
Creativity / Imagination
Imagination involves the forming of a mental concept of what is not actually present to the sense. Creativity is a product of the imagination and results from the mental recombining of imagined ideas in new and inventive ways. Both are dependent on mental imagery formed through sensorial experience.
Three Hour Work Cycle
Through years of observation around the world, Montessori came to understand that children, when left in freedom, displayed a distinct work cycle which was so predictable it could even be graphed. This cycle, with two peaks and one valley, lasted approximately three hours. In Montessori schools children have about three hours of open, uninterrupted time to choose independent work, become deeply engaged, and repeat to their own satisfaction.
6--MAPA Meeting @ 3:45pm
9--Elementary Concert @ 5:30pm
**No elementary play this winter**
11--Junior High Concert @ 5:30pm
12--Junior High Play @ 5:30pm
17-19--Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences; Early Release
17-19--Book Fair/ PTC Meals provided for teachers/staff
20--Professional Development; No School
23-3--Winter Break; No School
1-3 Winter Break; No School
9 End of Quarter/ MAPA Meeting 3:45pm
10 Professional Development; No School
13 STEM Week
14 MMA Board Meeting, 5:30pm
16 Science Expo, 5:30-7:00pm
17 Northern Utah Charter and Home Schools Storytelling Concert, 6:30-8pm
20 Martin Luther King Jr. Day; No School
23 Redwoods Chaperone Mtg, 5:30-7pm
30 Chili Cook-off, 5:30-7:00pm
In case you missed it, click here to access the previous Family Newsletter.