Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Jan. 24, 2018
LEARN self-respect, compassion and commitment to community | GROW academically, socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually | BECOME world citizens who have a voice and make a difference.
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Secondary Drama elective performs “Aesop’s Fables” for the school
The audiences were appreciative.
Directed by Kylie McElrath, the Secondary Drama Elective performed “Aesop’s Fables” last Friday, including “The Crow and the Fox,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and other classic stories. They held a performance at the Woodinville campus and two performances at the North Creek campus. The performances were held as student assemblies due to limited space.
Family Alliance meets on Jan. 25
All parents are invited to the
- Recap and Review of the 2017 Gingerbread Festival
- Fundraising at WMS: How it’s done and what the funds support, presented by Guest Speaker Keri Sliger, WMS Director of Development
- Spring Gala 2018: Procurement, an essential piece of the Live Auction
Assemblies teach The Power of One™ to stop bullying
A Power of One™ actor high-fives a WMS student after a skit about resisting bullying.
Kindergarten through Middle School students learned some tips for standing up to bullies at Power of One™ anti-bullying assemblies on Monday. After actors played the parts of the bully and the target, they drew the audience into the skits and students learned how bystanders have within them the power to stop bullying. The kindergarten students from the Woodinville campus rode the bus to North Creek for the assembly.
Saturdays are for WMS basketball
Upper El girls get ready for a throw-in.
The girls and boys teams play every Saturday in the Northshore YMCA League.
Please note: the schedules are subject to frequent change—check the schedules on Friday or Saturday to be up to date. The schedules are here.
Continuous Enrollment reminders
- Jan. 31—Change Survey responses due, if making changes or applying for tuition assistance. Change Survey link.
- Feb. 14—Enrollment-confirming deposits of $750 posted in ParentsWeb accounts
- March 1—Enrollment-confirming deposit due. This deposit is nonrefundable.
- Feb. 28—Tuition Assistance Applications are due. A new FAST application for tuition assistance must be submitted each school year. FAST applications for Tuition Assistance opened on Jan. 1. Visit this page for the FAST button, and for more information about the tuition assistance process.
- April 1—balance of first tuition payment is due. This is nonrefundable.
The total of the two nonrefundable payments above equals 10 percent of tuition.
Returning students—parents, simply submit your enrollment-confirming deposit (which is applied toward the April 1 tuition payment) before March 1 to secure your space for next year. Any questions? Please contact Associate Admissions Directors Marissa Roecks or Julie Schwarz.
Learn to Parent With Love and Logic
Our next series of workshops is “Parenting with Love and Logic,” by Julianne Lu, which will be held every Tuesday from Feb. 27-March 27, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the North Creek Campus, Bldg. 2 (19204 North Creek Parkway), upstairs in the Ginkgo classroom.
The programs are geared toward all ages, from preschool through teens. The cost for the whole series is $90 per person or $150 per couple, and we are offering free child care for children aged 3 & over while their parents attend the workshops. The series is open to the public.
When parents start Love and Logic early in their children’s lives, they dramatically up the odds that the teenage years will be fun instead of frantic. They also create kids who’ll begin school ready to learn, instead of ready to drive their teachers batty.
- Show your tots that whining and arguing does not pay
- Put an end to misbehavior in public
- Smooth-out mornings and bedtimes
- Calm sibling bickering and battling
- Take the battle out of meal times, toothbrushing, bathing, etc.
- Make potty training fun
- Teach respect, responsibility and self-discipline
Come and join us to gain practical skills that you can put to use immediately! Register, and reserve child care, here.
Making music under color
As they all sing “My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean,” music teacher CeCe Leavitt and classroom aides waft a parachute above the Douglas Fir class.
UEL classes dip into watercolors
Chrystine Westphal (also known as Cedar teacher Taylor Westphal’s mom) assists a pair of Upper Elementary students learning to mix watercolor paints, in a special activity on Monday. When Chrystine visited Cedar last year she taught the class how to make giant paper flowers, which some of the students were also working on this week.
- Jan. 24
- Full price registration for Feb. 5 camp, now through Jan. 31
- Jan. 25
- Family Alliance mtg., 9 a.m., Elementary Club House Conference Room, Bldg. 2, North Creek Campus
- Art Walk, 5 p.m., at North Creek
- Jan. 26
- Kids’ Night Out, for those who have reservations.
- Jan. 27
- WMS basketball games, see the times here. Note frequent updates.
- Jan. 29
- Secondary Cycle 3 begins
- Spring Electives begin
- Jan. 30
- Early Bird registration opens for Midwinter Break Camp
- Jan. 31
- Admissions application deadline
- Change Survey responses due
- Yearbook online sale begins
- EC/EL progress reports go home
WMS Art Walk is Jan. 25
Don’t forget the All-School Art Walk, Jan. 25, 5-6:30 p.m., North Creek campus. Walk through the hallways and classrooms of both buildings to view student art from all the classrooms. Woodinville campus artwork will be displayed in Building 1; and don’t miss the artwork by Upper Elementary and Middle School students in Building 2!
Spring electives begin on Monday, Jan. 29
All spring electives are a go, and all but one begin the week of Jan. 29. Cooking With Ari will begin the following week, Feb. 8, as Upper Elementary students have their music performance on Feb. 1.
Save Feb. 1 for UE Music!
Come to the Upper Elementary Music Performance, set for Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4:15 p.m., in Elementary Club House, Building 2, NC.
Save May 31 for the WMS Talent Show
Students, the WMS Talent Show is tentatively set for May 31. All ages and talents—singing, dancing, playing an instrument, telling jokes, etc.—are welcome and encouraged, whether you’re a solo or group act. Acts must be between 1-3 minutes long, no more than two acts total per entrant. Performers must attend two progress check-ins (dates to be announced) on separate days and the dress rehearsal.
So start thinking about the talents you want to share! We will post the talent show application and more information very soon.
Looking for the Lunch Ladies?
Order lunches from the Lunch Ladies here, only available at the North Creek campus. Lunches are offered Monday through Wednesday, for $4.65 plus tax. There are a variety of hot and cold items each day, a large size of any of the items for an additional $1.25, and a la carte items such as extra fruit, cookies, brownies, water and juice for an additional $1. Order each week, month or day by 8 p.m. for the next day. For more information, contact Lunch Ladies Catering at 425-444-9573 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spiritwear at links
Looking for WMS/WMHS spiritwear? Find the links on the menu above, and under “Extracurricular” on the main website menu.
Seeking new board members
The WMS Board of Trustees is always looking for potential new members to serve on the board. For more information, read the WMS BOT volunteer advisor description, which also describes the board’s role in the school.
Woodinville Montessori School’s Board of Trustees exists to create plans, set policies and make strategic decisions that will best ensure the viability of the institutional mission for the current students’ children. To contact the Board of Trustees, please call 425-482-3184 or email email@example.com
Next TSA Lunch is Feb. 7
It’s almost time for the winter Teacher-Staff Appreciation luncheon. A Signup Genius link for this event will be sent out on Jan. 29.
Save Feb. 8 for “Angst”
Save Feb. 8 to see “Angst: Raising Awareness Around Anxiety,” at Soundview School from 6-8 p.m. Admission is free. RSVP here.
Woodinville Montessori School is co-sponsoring the screening with Soundview.
“Angst” is a documentary that looks at anxiety, its causes and effects, and what we can do about it. It features interviews with kids and young adults who suffer or have suffered from anxiety, and what they’ve learned. The film also includes experts charged with helping people manage their anxiety and those who focus on researching its causes and sociological effects, while offering tools and resources that provide hope. The project will explore a conversation about anxiety from a peer-to-peer standpoint that is intimate, honest and accessible.
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