Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Jan. 31, 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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Under the dome
The Ginkgo students spent part of Immersion Week building domes out of cardboard shapes in the ID Lab. They calculated what, and how many, pieces they would need, and how they would fit together. They used the laser cutter to cut the pieces, then joined them together with ready-made nuts and bolts. They were stenciling the facets with silhouettes of the continents and their native animals. See more photos in the gallery.→
Change survey responses due
- 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. No paperwork or forms are required! Any questions? Please contact Associate Admissions Directors Marissa Roecks or Julie Schwarz.
TSA Lunch on Feb. 7 features world and family favorites
WMS families, our second Teacher and Staff Appreciation (TSA) Luncheon of the year is right around the corner! The theme is “International Cuisine and Family Recipes.” It will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 7. If you would like more information, and to participate in this very popular (and much appreciated) event, please use the Sign-Up Genius link for your campus/classroom provided below:
The teachers and staff greatly appreciated all of the efforts for the first luncheon of the year. Thank you for your help in making this event successful as well!
Eat out to help out!
On Tuesday, Feb. 20, The Commons in Woodinville will be donating 10% of proceeds made that day from WMS diners back to our school. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and even takeout—it all counts! So mark your calendar, grab some of your fellow school families, and head to The Commons for food, community and fun. Eat out to help out!
- The Commons
- 14481 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE (Woodinville, 98072)
- Tuesday hours-8 a.m.-9 p.m.
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.
Happy together in Club House
Upper and Lower El students smile for Jessica in Club House.
- Jan. 31
- Admissions application deadline
- Change Survey responses due
- EC/EL progress reports go home
- Last day to register for Feb. 5 Conference Day Camp
- Feb. 1
- Upper El Music performance, 4:15 p.m., EL Club House, Building 2, North Creek
- Feb. 5
- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, Conference Day, camp offered with prepaid reservation
- Feb. 6
- Early Bird registration ends for Midwinter Break Camp
- Feb. 7
- TSA lunches, WV & NC
UEl performs music on Feb. 1
Come to the Upper Elementary Music Performance, set for Thursday, Feb. 1, at 4:15 p.m., in Elementary Club House, Building 2, NC.
PLEASE NOTE Club House change: on Feb. 1, Club House will be held in the Birch classroom, due to the UE music performance.
Basketball scrimmages coming up
Our girls and boys 7th-9th basketball teams will play scrimmages at Willows Prep on Feb. 7 and 14. It will be the first scrimmage for this girls team, as the YMCA League does not offer basketball for girls in these grades. The YMCA League schedules are here. They are subject to frequent change—check the schedules on Friday or Saturday to be up to date.
Check lost and found before it is donated
The lost and found area in Building 1 at North Creek is overfull and overwhelming. Please check for your or your child’s items. Anything left at Midwinter Break will be donated.
Save May 30 for the WMS Talent Show
Students, the WMS Talent Show is now set for May 30, with the mandatory dress rehearsal on May 29. 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.
Lunch Ladies link on website
We now have a link to order lunch on the main website, in the “Parents” dropdown menu.
WMS codes for both the Lunch Ladies and for Pogo may be found in ParentsWeb, under “Resource Documents.” While it’s not convenient to have to log into ParentsWeb, it’s the only way to keep the codes in one consistent, non-public place.
Spiritwear at links
Looking for WMS/WMHS spiritwear? Find the links on the menu above, and under “Extracurricular” on the main website menu.
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. Best for middle-school-aged students and up.
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