MMA Montessori Moments

October 8, 2018

This Friday! Be there!

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The Wait is Over . . . Fall Festival is Here!

Hi Families,

Thank you so much to everyone who has already signed up to help at Fall Festival! October is a pretty busy month as far as MAPA and volunteering go, so we need help from so many. If you haven't had a chance to sign up yet there is still time. We need several more volunteers to keep all of the activities open. This year MAPA will be implementing the "no volunteer, no activity" motto again. This means that any time we have a volunteer need and no one has signed up - that activity will be closed for the time slot.

Not only do we have Fall Festival this month, we also have Parent Teacher Conference dinners and Book Fair October 15-17th.

Please, please follow the link and sign up where you are able. If you have any questions you can email MAPA at


Angela Voraotsady

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Last Minute Tickets for Fall Festival

You won’t want to miss this years Fall Festival! We have a lot of exciting surprises in store!

Purchase your tickets online at:

Any tickets/wristbands purchased online will be available for pickup at the “ticket drive-thru” or at the will call booth the night of the festival. Pre-sale prices are good now thru October 11th.

Ticket Drive Thru dates will be: October 8, 9, 10, & 11 in the north east corner of the North Shore parking lot from 2:45-3:30 pm or October 8 & 10 from 8-8:30 am

All of our events couldn’t be as great as they are without the help we receive from our amazing volunteers! Postings for Volunteers to help with Fall festival will be ready soon, so keep an eye open for them.

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teachers Conferences are Monday through Wednesday next week, October 15-17th. If your teacher has not already done so, teachers will have posted and put a link on their blogs no later than Wednesday for you to sign up for a time for conferences.

You can go to Track it Forward to sign up under your teacher's name. If the calendar view is too overwhelming with all teachers on it, you can click "filter by category" and only check your child's teachers.

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Fall Break

Don't forget that schools are closed next week on Thursday, October 18th and Friday, October 19th for fall break. We hope you get outside for some family fun.

Help Needed for Jr High Play

This December our Junior High is putting on a Madrigal Dinner Theatre. We are in need of parents who are willing to help with sewing costumes. Our play is medieval themed, therefore we’ll use medieval patterns. We’re also happy to accept medieval style clothing donations. Any time spent sewing can be used as parent volunteers hours.

Contact Ms. Sarah if you are able to help or have any questions at -

6th Grade Alliance Redwoods Trip Meeting

Thank you for your attendance at tonight's first meeting to get information about the culminating 6th grade field trip to Alliance Redwoods.

If you were not able to attend the meeting or need an extra copy, below you can access the parent/guardian letter we shared tonight. Please note that the intent to attend this trip and $50 deposit are due to the front office by October 31st.

If you have questions, please contact Ms. Nicoletta ( or Ms. Lana (

6th Grade Redwoods Trip Parent Letter and Intent Form

The intent form and $50 deposit are due to the office by October 31st.

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9th Grade Crow Canyon Trip Meeting

Thank you for attending last week's meeting about the 9th Grade Culminating Trip to Crow Canyon.

If you were not able to attend or need an additional copy of the paperwork we passed out at this meeting, please click the links below to download the documents. Please note that the intent to attend this trip and $50 deposit are due October 31st. You should turn in your intent form to Ms. Leigh and pay the deposit in the front office.

If you have any questions please contact Ms. Leigh

9th Grade Crow Canyon Intent Form

This form should be submitted to Ms. Leigh and the deposit should be paid to the office by October 1st.

Pizza Friday

We will have our first Pizza Friday this Friday, October 12th. Pizza is from Pizza Hut and slices are from a 14" pizza (larger than last year) and prices are the same. Please return the form below to the pizza envelope in your child's classroom by Wednesday in order to receive pizza this Friday. Hard copies of these forms will go home with your child tomorrow.
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Picture Day is Coming

October 22nd is picture day for all students. Please remember that students should still be in dress code on picture day.

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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Hands-On How To Workshop during PTCs

Workshops will be offered to Junior High parents/guardians and students on how to navigate Canvas on the hour beginning at 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6pm each night of Parent Teacher Conferences. Participants will literally log into Canvas on a school computer on these nights. Canvas is an online learning platform where teachers post student grades at least once per week and also communicate with students and their families.
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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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Online Literacy and Math Resources

You can access our supplemental early literacy and math resources at home, too!

Grades 1-3 can access Imagine Learning Language and Literacy


Server Address: 4900144

UN and PW: student's SSID

Grades 1-9 can access Imagine Learning Math


Site Code: not needed (leave blank)

UN and PW: student's SSID

These sites are optimized to run with the Google Chrome web browser, and may not function using other web browsing applications.

Attendance and Punctuality

It is important that your child attend school every day and be punctual. Please make every effort to honor this time in school. This teaches our children valuable practical life skills and allows each child to maximize their learning time at school.

If your child arrives after the start of school at 8:30am, please accompany them into the office to sign them in as tardy - after you park your car in a parking space. Junior High students who arrive after 8:30am will need to enter the building through the main doors.

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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.

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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.

Please sign up asap on Track it Forward. After you sign up, you will be approved for the group and will get an email indicating as such. After this, get online and click on the upcoming events page. If the main calendar is too overwhelming, click on "filter by category" and only check those teachers you would like to view. I suggest also checking "school wide" events so you don't miss anything.

Track it Forward is where you will sign up for your turn to bring snack to the classroom and where early childhood families sign up for a KEEP assessment time slot.

Join MAPA on Facebook

Head over to the new and official Facebook page for MAPA, MMA's parent organization:

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.

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