The Grapevine

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.→


This is what it’s all about: Fig friends enjoy a moment. See more photos on the Toddler page→.

Change survey responses due

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.

Family Alliance

Family Alliance meets next on March 1

All parents are invited to the next Family Alliance Meeting, Thursday, March 1, 9 a.m., in the Elementary Club House Conference Room, Building 2, North Creek campus. We’ll provide complimentary child care, coffee and treats. The February meeting date was changed due to Midwinter Break.

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:

North Creek campus sign-up

Woodinville, Apple & Elm

Woodinville, Oak & Maple

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!


An Elm class student at work. See more photos on the EC page.→

Eat out to help out!

The Commons

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!

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.

Club House

Happy together in Club House

Upper and Lower El students smile for Jessica in Club House.

See another photo on the Lower El page→.