MMA Montessori Moments

May 6th, 2019

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Thank you!

We were all very busy last week. Ms. Clarissa and Ms. Sarah put on beautiful musical performances for elementary and junior high. They are not pictured here; however, our orchestra also performed very well. All students put on an impressive show. Thank you to those families who were able to attend and support our students.

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!

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Save the Dates

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Field Day

Field day is Friday, May 17th from 9-11am for lower el and 12-2pm for upper el. JH will also have their own field activities on this day as well. Stay tuned for the final schedule and rotation of events.

We need parent volunteers to help run these events for students. Please contact if you would like to participate.

Students may dress down this day and wear appropriate athletic attire.

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

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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 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.

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MAPA Information

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 ( 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)
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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

Quick Links

ICYMI - 4-29-19 Family Newsletter

In case you missed it, click here to access the 4-29-19 Family Newsletter.