MMA Montessori Moments
May 6th, 2019
Today we said goodbye to the 9th graders attending the Crow Canyon week-long trip to Colorado this morning and will say farewell to the 6th graders leaving on a train for the week-long Redwoods in California at 11pm tonight. We are thankful for the dedicated teachers and parents who make these trips possible by chaperoning.
It always feels like the end of the school year comes crashing down. Please mark your calendars for all of our end of year festivities. Thank you for all that you do to support MMA and have a beautiful week!
Save the Dates
We need parent volunteers to help run these events for students. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to participate.
Students may dress down this day and wear appropriate athletic attire.
Thursday, May 23th - Crazy sock and/or hair day
Friday, May 24th - Wear your favorite tie-dye and/or sports team attire
Jr High Parent Open House
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.
Thank you to everyone who attended our general meeting last Thursday. It was wonderful to recognize our MAPA officers, committee chairs, and those families who earned their 40 volunteer hours on Track it Forward. Don't worry; families are still putting in hours and those who achieve the requested 40 will be recognized by the end of the school year.
We also confirmed Natalie Taylor Monsen as next year's President and voted in Shauna Guthrie as treasurer. There are still spots open to serve as Vice President and Secretary 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 (firstname.lastname@example.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 6th
- 9:00am-12:00pm -- 8th Grade Math; 7th Grade Science
- 12:00pm-3:00pm -- Ms. Holly, Ms. Kaley, Ms. Christina - 3rd Grade Math; Ms. Kotie - 5th Grade Writing
Tuesday, May 7th
- 9:00am-12:00pm -- Ms. Krista, Ms. Mikaela, Ms. Jalee - 3rd grade ELA (English Language Arts); Ms. Amity - 5th Grade Writing
- 12:00pm-3:00pm -- 7th Grade Math; Ms. Shanan - 5th Grade Writing
Wednesday, May 8th
- 9:00am-12:00pm -- Ms. Brittany, Ms. April, Ms. Karen - 3rd Grade ELA (English Language Arts): Ms. Laura - 5th Grade Writing
- 12:00pm-3:00pm -- Ms. Holly, Ms. Kaley, Ms. Christina - 3rd Grade ELA (English Language Arts); Ms. Kirsten - 5th Grade Writing
Thursday, May 9th
- 9:00am-12:00pm -- Ms. Brittany, Ms. April, Ms. Karen - 3rd Grade Math; Ms. Amy - 5th Grade Writing
- 12:00pm-3:00pm -- Ms. Krista, Ms. Mikaela, Ms. Jalee - 3rd Grade Math
Friday, May 10th
- 9:00am-12:00pm -- Mr. John - 5th Grade Writing
- 12:00pm-3:00pm -- 8th Grade ELA (English Language Arts)
The end is in sight...
5/5-11/19 -- 6th and 9th Grade Field Experiences (Redwoods/Crow Canyon)
5/15/19 -- Box Top Store
5/17/19 -- 9th Grade Graduation; Field Day
5/20/19 -- Early Childhood bridging ceremony
5/21-24/19 -- Early Release, Parent Teacher Conferences; Book Fair 1:00-7:00pm
5/21/19 --Lower Elementary bridging ceremony
5/22/19 -- Upper Elementary bridging ceremony
5/24/19 --Last day of school
6/7/19 -- MMA Pool Party at North Shore 6-9pm
In case you missed it, click here to access the 4-29-19 Family Newsletter.