MMA Montessori Moments

February 18th, 2019

No School on Monday, February 18th, 2019

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Box Top Store is on Wednesday

Our box top store will be open on Wednesday, February 20th from 11am-1pm. Please have your student bring their nicely cut box tops in a plastic bag.
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Help with the Junior High Play

We are excited to announce that the junior high will be putting on Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of April. We could use help creating and bringing in props! Specific items we will need can be found in Track it Forward.

Camp Invention

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Robots, high-tech farms, superhero gadgets and more! Invent the Future Today in Camp Invention®! Check out our new program, Supercharged™! We’re lucky enough to be hosting the program at Maria Montessori Academy during the week of June 10-14 for students entering grades K-6. Sign up by visiting invent.org/camp. Scholarships are available to families with financial need – contact Amy Jo Proctor: aproctor@mariamontessoriacademy.org
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School Wide Spelling Bee

Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 9am-12pm

MMA's Addition Gym

We encourage all individuals at our school, grades 1-9, to participate in this wonderful experience. Although this experience is open to our students 1-9, only students in grades 3-8 can qualify for the State Wide Spelling Bee.


Lower Elementary: 9:00am-10:00am

Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm

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In this five-week online course, Lorna McGrath, Director of the Montessori Family Alliance and Senior Montessori Consultant, will teach you the essential strategies to meet your children’s emotional needs and minimize misbehavior.


Just as it has for 110 years, you will find that the time-tested magic used by Montessori educators will help you build even stronger bonds within your family, stop disruptive behavior as it begins, strengthen parenting partnerships, and learn alternatives to punishment and reward, and much more.


This course is designed to help parents turn their homes into peaceful havens rather than battlefields. Based on years of working with children of all ages, Lorna provides by cultivating closeness, cooperation, and communication.


Learn how to stop squabbles, resolve conflicts peacefully, encourage each person to do their personal best, reduce power struggles, meet children’s emotional needs, and create strong parenting partnerships.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seR8sreqo50

Public Hearing for Utah K-5 and High School Draft Science Standards

The Utah State Board of Education (USBE) has approved a draft for new Utah K-5 and High School Science standards and are holding public meetings around the state and online to collect as much feedback as possible on the standards. All members of the public are invited to attend any of the public hearings to provide feedback for the standards. Also, if you cannot make a public hearing, there is an online survey available for you to provide feedback. The draft of the standards, details for the public hearings, and link to the online survey are available on the USBE Science Website - https://www.schools.utah.gov/curr/science.

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Yearbooks for Sale, Get your Yearbook!

Hey parents and students, do you ever wish you had a way to remember one special event at school, but never thought to bring a camera? Well, fortunately we are selling yearbooks for only $20 to help keep those memories around. You can even personalize it by getting a foil name imprint on it for only $3 more! If you buy them after March 1st, there is a $5 late fee. Please keep in mind that the payments are due by March 29th. If you want to order one to keep the memories or just want to support our school, you can order your yearbook with the code 13283719.


Sincerely, Yearbook Staff

History Fair

We are gearing up now to prepare for MMA's celebration of National History Day in March. Check out the details below and let us know how you or someone you know could help.


Date: March 5, 2019

Nationwide Theme: Triumph and Tragedy

National History Day Projects & Presentations: 7th and 8th graders

History Museum: Early Childhood, Elementary and Families are welcome to peruse projects and presentations from 9:30-11:30am. 7th graders will be presenting in the Addition Gym and 8th graders will be presenting in the Addition Commons.


Judging: Judging of the National History 7th grade Fair will take place from 12:30-2:30pm in the Addition Gym. If you are interested in being a History Judge, please email Mr. Adrian at AStumpp@mariamontessoriacademy.org. We are seeking 12 volunteers to serve as judges.


We are also seeking speakers/presenters with historic expertise or experience who would be interested in sharing their passion with students in kindergarten through 9th grade at MMA. Please contact Mr. Adrian at ASumpp@mariamontessoriacademy.org if you, or anyone you know, would be interested.


Mr. Adrian, Ms. Nicoletta, Ms. Andrea, Ms. Kat will be available every Thursday and Friday after school from 3:00-4:00pm from now until March 5 to help assist 7th and 8th grade students with their National History Day Project.


Please encourage your student to stay an hour after school to have to access resources and staff assistance. We hope all students will take advantage of this opportunity to be successful with this important project.

MAPA Information

The MAPA safety committee is losing one of their crossing guards. We are looking for able parents to take her shifts for the remainder of the year beginning February 19th. We are looking for individuals for Monday, Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 8:05-8:40. If you are interested in joining the team email Ange at mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org. We need parents to help so the office staff can focus on getting the morning started.
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2/19/19 -- Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:30-8:30pm

2/20/19 -- Box Top Store

2/21/19 -- Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 -- School-wide Spelling Bee

3/1/19 -- MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Ski Night at Powder Mt.

3/5/19 -- 7th and 8th grade History Fair

3/11-15/19 --Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 -- Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/12/19 -- MMA Board Meeting; 5:30-7pm

3/14/19 -- End of Quarter

3/15/19 -- Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 -- Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 -- The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 -- State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 -- 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 -- Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 -- Spring Break (No School)

4/22-24/19 -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior High Play

Quick Links

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Track It Forward - school events calendar and volunteer sign-ups

MMA's Jr High Blog

MMA Teacher Blogs

ICYMI - 2-11-19 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the 2-11-19 Family Newsletter.