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A pair of Upper El students help Kitchen Manager (aka creative mastermind) Jessica Sealana decorate the entrance hall of Building 1 at North Creek for Lunar New Year.
As you know, WMS is adopting a single-time, continuous enrollment agreement this year. On Feb. 8, each family will receive its Continuous Enrollment Agreement and Parent Commitment Pledge that will serve as your agreement throughout the rest of your student's tenure at WMS.
Enrollment agreements will be due (corrected date) Feb. 17, with a 10% tuition deposit due on or before April 1 for Secondary and Elementary students. A 10% tuition deposit is due on or before May 1 for Early Childhood and Toddler students. Tuition Assistance FAST applications are due Feb. 28. You can apply for Tuition Assistance on the Tuition Assistance page of the WMS website.
If your plans for the 2017-2018 school year do not include WMS, or if you are a current Early Childhood family wanting to increase your schedule, please contact Director of Admissions Keri Sliger.
We are pleased to be able to provide this easy, seamless process for you and your family to continue your rich, unique Montessori education at WMS.—Keri Sliger
Upper El students play their recorders in Monday afternoon's concert. Thank you to all the parents and families who attended.
Order your 2016-2017 WMS student yearbook online now through Feb. 28. A standard yearbook costs $33, and a personalized yearbook costs $36.50. Personalization is only available during this online sale. When the online sale ends, the standard yearbook price rises to $35.
Personalization is one line of 29 characters, in silver foil. (The school name and year are already part of the yearbook cover design.)
This year, the full-color printed book features a beautiful hardbound cover (back, spine and front shown in the photo) designed by two of our Ginkgo students, Amelia and Katrina. Parent volunteer Carli McSorley produces the yearbook.
We aim to include every WMS student in at least two photos. Each class, from Toddler through High School, will have two dedicated pages, including class photo, student photos and class candids. The book will also include activities, faculty/staff photos and more. Stop by the front desk to see a copy of last year's book.
Please remember, especially if you are personalizing your yearbook, you are solely responsible for correctly entering and proofreading the order.
For more information, contact Communications Director Claire Tuohy-Morgan.
Kids' Night Out (KNO) is a one of the ways that Secondary students raise money for their trips. The next KNO is on Feb. 17. All take place in Ginkgo from 6-10 p.m. (except for April 28, which lasts from 4:30-11 p.m. so that parents may attend the Spring Gala). Middle and High School students, one staff member and two parent chaperones supervise.
Children should eat dinner before they arrive, because only a snack is served. KNO costs $20 for the first child, $10 for the second child and $7 for each subsequent child. Children must be toilet-trained, but otherwise children aged EC to Upper El are welcome.
Each KNO is organized around a theme, such as winter, superheroes, the ocean or space, with activities and a movie. The first two hours feature themed activities and crafts, such as musical chairs, fake snowball fights, coloring or face paint. They serve a snack such as carrot sticks, crackers, cheesesticks and juice, at about 8 p.m. For the final two hours they watch a movie fitting the theme, such as “The Incredibles,” “The Lego Movie” or “Finding Nemo.” Signup sheets will be available at the front desks.
Thank you to all of our volunteers for the week of Jan. 21-28: Sarah Kennedy, Brianne Morello and Run Yang, Library support; Jacuelene Makus, Friday Helper; Dorothy Chien and Paula Ruedebusch, aquaponics program; Vijaya Nirmala, for Math Corrections; Elizabeth Canning, Lisa Flannery, Susan Keller and Merril Lundgren for correcting vocabulary; Rachel Mekanik, Reading Parent; Charanya Srinivisan, White Board updating, NC; Amber Russell, Cooking Project Helper; and Charisse Campos and Jillian Dickson, for assisting with Admissions tours.
Both the Upper El girls (20-12) and the Upper El boys (55-25) won their basketball games last Saturday.
Summer Camp registration, on the calendar for Feb. 3, has been briefly delayed. But never fear, we will soon announce the offerings for each week of camp! For your planning purposes, 2017 summer camp will begin on June 20 and end on Aug. 18, with nine different weeks of activities for EC and EL, and continued Toddler programming.
The Gala Committee invites you to attend the next planning meeting, on Friday, Feb. 3, 9-10 a.m., in the Elementary Club House Conference Room in Building 2, North Creek campus.
You can easily sign up to help at the spring gala volunteer center in the lobby of Building 1 at North Creek.
Sign up for the Feb. 6 day camp by Feb. 1. Feb. 6 is Conference Day, and there are no classes.
Registration is also open for Midwinter Break camp, which runs from Tuesday, Feb. 21 through Friday, Feb. 24.
Parent volunteer yearbook producer Carli McSorley is seeking photos of WMS students and activities for the annual yearbook. If you would like to provide some photos, you may bring in a thumb drive, email them or send a link to an online gallery. To do so, or for more information, contact Communications Director Claire Tuohy-Morgan.
Welcome to the Grapevine newsletter. The Grapevine is published every Wednesday afternoon during regular school weeks. We welcome your submissions of photos and articles that are about or directly relevant to WMS students, subject to approval by the Director of Communications and Marketing. All submissions are due by 4:30 p.m., Mondays. We do not accept advertising.