MMA Montessori Moments
December 9, 2019
- Monday Elementary Concert - Lower el arrives at 5:15pm, Upper el arrives at 6:45pm; wear black bottoms and a solid (any color) top
- Tuesday Board Meeting, 5:30pm
- Tuesday Box Top Store CANCELED
- Wednesday Jr High Concert, 5:30pm
- Thursday Jr High Play, 5:30pm
- Friday Jr High Feast, 11am-1pm
- Claim lost and found items before they get donated
- Sign up for early childhood and elementary conferences next week
- Start calling friends to bring to school on MMA Day - February 14th
Monday - 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!
Friday - Junior High Winter Feast
We are having a junior high feast on December 13th, 11:00am-1:00pm. Each child will bring a dish to share. Parents, you are invited to come join us! Expect, if you have not already gotten one, an email from your child's advisory teacher. Please email Ms.Dore with questions.
MMA to Present at UT Conference!
Congratulations to five of our staff members: Ms. Shauna, Ms. AmyJo, Ms.Mikaela, Ms. Karen, and Ms. Nicoletta who got accepted to present at the 45th annual Utah Early Childhood Conference at Weber State in March. This is exciting news as this event is well attended with over 1,000 attendees. They will be doing a group presentation for 90 minutes about Montessori education beginning from Early Childhood through the development of Lower Elementary, and including how to integrate all learners.
Change of Dates
- MMA STEM Week February 3-7 (details to come)
- Science Fair for 6th/8th graders Thursday, February 6
- Parent Education Science Expo- Thursday, February 6th, 5:30pm
4th Grade Opportunity
Fourth graders and their families can get free access to parks, lands, and waters for an entire year - https://everykidoutdoors.gov/index.htm
Drug Free Campus
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
Exercises of Practical Life
One of the four areas of activities of the Montessori prepared environment. The exercises of Practical Life resemble the simple work of life in the home: sweeping, washing dishes, as examples. These purposeful activities help the child to adapt to his new community, learn self-control and begin to see their self as a contributing part of the social unit. Their intellect grows as they work with their hands; their personality becomes integrated as body and mind function as a unit.
Grace and Courtesy
An aspect of Practical Life. Little lessons which demonstrate positive social behavior help the child to adapt to life in a group and arm therm with knowledge of socially acceptable behavior, practical information, useful both in and out of school.
9--Elementary Concert @ 5:30pm
**No elementary play this winter**
10-- Board Meeting, 5:30pm
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
14 MMA Board Meeting, 5:30pm
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.