MMA Montessori Moments

May 13th, 2019

Big picture

UAPCS Award Nomination

MMA was nominated for the Utah Association of Public Schools' Circle of Excellence School of Year Award. Final results will be announced at the June 12th recognition dinner.
Big picture

Save the Dates

Spirit Days

In order to reduce the amount of end of year chaos and not have children dressed crazy during bridging ceremonies, spirit week will consist of 2 spirit days this school year:


Thursday, May 23th - Crazy sock and/or hair day

Friday, May 24th - Wear your favorite tie-dye and/or sports team attire

Big picture
Big picture

Congratulations

Two students from Ms. Amity's class won awards in the 2019 Standard Examiner Design an Ad Contest! Congratulations Ayden & Levi!! Click the link below to see all of the winning entries.

Jr High Parent Open House

This year we will be having a JH Parent Open House this week May 13-17th where families are invited to come in and tour with a member of the support staff between 9am and 3pm. All families are welcome, especially those who are or will be in Jr High next school year. Meet our teachers, see the students in action, and check out our awesome electives. Come see what makes us so special.


There is no need to schedule an appointment. Show up on the hour (9am, 10am, for example) anytime between 9am and 2pm.

Upcoming Bridging Ceremonies

Bridging ceremonies are very important in Montessori education. These graduation-type events celebrate the child moving from one plane of development to the next and from one class-family to the next. Please join us in honoring our kindergarten, 3rd, and 6th grade students.


Monday, May 20th - Early Childhood Bridging - 10:30am - Addition Gym

All kindergarten families are invited to see their child welcomed into lower elementary.


Tuesday, May 21st - Lower Elementary Bridging - 10:30am - Addition Gym

All 3rd grade families are invited to see their child welcomed into upper elementary.


Wednesday, May 22nd - Upper Elementary Bridging Ceremony - 10:30am - Addition Gym

All 6th grade families are invited to see their child welcomed to junior high.

Big picture
Big picture

Please email MAPA if you are interested in serving on the MAPA board for the 2019-20 school year. If the board isn’t where you see yourself next year we also have chair positions open. Please contact MAPA (mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org) if you are interested.


Thank you, families, for your contribution to MMA this year and your continued work as we work through the end of this school year. We could not run a school without this wonderful family engagement.

Weekly State Testing Schedule

State Standardized testing has begun for our students. Please make sure that on the day of your student's test they are well rested and have had balanced meals. It is also essential that your student arrive to school on time if they are testing in the morning.Here is this week's testing schedule:


Monday. May 13th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm -- Make-up Testing
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm -- Ms. Kotie - Math

Tuesday, May 14th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm -- Ms. Amy - ELA (English Language Arts)
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm -- Ms. Kirsten - ELA (English Language Arts)

Wednesday, May 15th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm -- Make-up Testing
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm -- Make-up Testing

Thursday, May 16th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm -- Make-up Testing
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm -- Make-up Testing

Friday, May 17th

  • 9:00am-12:00pm -- Make-up Testing
  • 12:00pm-3:00pm -- 8th Grade ELA (English Language Arts)
Big picture

The end is in sight...

5/13-17/19 -- Junior High Open House

5/14/19 -- Board Meeting, 5:30pm

5/15/19 -- Box Top Store

5/17/19 -- 9th Grade Graduation; Field Day

5/20/19 -- Early Childhood bridging ceremony, 10:30am

5/21-24/19 -- Early Release, Parent Teacher Conferences; Book Fair 1:00-7:00pm

5/21/19 --Lower Elementary bridging ceremony, 10:30am

5/22/19 -- Upper Elementary bridging ceremony, 10:30am

5/24/19 --Last day of school

6/7/19 -- MMA Pool Party at North Shore 6-9pm

Quick Links

ICYMI - 5-6-19 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the 5-6-19 Family Newsletter.

MAPA Information

Big picture

Teacher Appreciation Week May 13-17 (see flier above)
Please join us in honoring our school staff and faculty this week. Here is a wonderful guide for the week. We delayed our appreciation week from the national week since a lot of MMA faculty were out this past week for the Redwoods and Crow Canyon.

Field Day May 17th

The much anticipated day is upon us! Please sign up to help with all of the fun. Lower elementary participates 9-11am. Upper elementary and junior high participate 12-2pm. Let’s send this year out with a bang.

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/472112


PTC Teacher Dinners May 21st, 22nd and 23rd

The final round of conferences is almost here. Here is your opportunity to help feed the teachers and staff on these LONG days.

Tuesday -https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/472955

Wednesday -https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/472956

Thursday - https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473198


Book Fair

Along with our PTC conferences is our final book fair of the year! This book fair is the BOGO, ALL books buy one get one FREE!! Make sure to stop by during conferences and buy some books for summer reading. As always we need our wonderful parents to help us keep the book fair open. Here are the schedules to choose from. Remember, each time slot you volunteer at earns you $5 credit at the book fair. With BOGO that is $10 credit!!

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473340

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473338

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473333

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/473335