MMA Montessori Moments
February 18th, 2019
No School on Monday, February 18th, 2019
Box Top Store is on Wednesday
Help with the Junior High Play
School Wide Spelling Bee
Tuesday, Feb. 26th, 9am-12pm
MMA's Addition Gym
Lower Elementary: 9:00am-10:00am
Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm
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.
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.
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
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.
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
In case you missed it, click here to access the 2-11-19 Family Newsletter.