MMA Montessori Moments

December 9, 2019

Nitty Gritty

Here's a quick summary of what's happening at MMA. Scroll to the end for full details regarding these events and more information!
  • 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

Hi Parents,


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.

Lost and Found

Please go through the lost and found in the front lobby of school to retrieve your children's belongings. There is quite a pile there. We are donating any unclaimed items to a local organization over winter break. Claim those items this week and next or lose them forever!

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

If you're following along long-term planning like we are, there has been a change of date for the following events, previously slated for the week of January 13th:

  • 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

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Drug Free Campus

Please remember that no one is allowed to smoke or vape on campus - even if you are in your car. Thank you for respecting the growing bodies and minds in and around our school.
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Invite all of your friends to come see why you send your child to MMA. Come our yourselves to remember why you have chosen this beautiful, individualized, whole child, hands-on approach to education that is Montessori.

Montessori Lingo

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.

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December

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


January

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

Quick Links

ICYMI 12-2-19 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the previous Family Newsletter.