The Grapevine

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.

See more photos in the gallery.→

Family Alliance meets on Jan. 25

Family Alliance

All parents are invited to the Family Alliance Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 25, 9 a.m., in the Elementary Club House Conference Room, Building 2, North Creek campus. We’ll provide the coffee and treats.

Meeting agenda

Assemblies teach The Power of One™ to stop bullying

Power of One

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.

See more photos in the gallery→.

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

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.

Come and join us to gain practical skills that you can put to use immediately! Register, and reserve child care, here.

EC Music class

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.

Read Early Childhood program news here.→

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.

See more photos on the Upper El page→.