The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 13, 2019

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We will start at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14

Before the big snowSnowy day

At school last week, Juniper students enjoyed a snow break. Little did anyone know how much more snow—and time to play in it—we were going to get! See more photos of classes in the snow last week.→

WMS classes will begin at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 14, due to predicted icy conditions in the morning. There is NO morning Club House or child care. While parking lots are being plowed and kept clear, please be aware that they, and sidewalks, may still be very icy and/or slushy, and be cautious. Please use your own best judgment about traveling, as conditions may vary widely within our area.

And in additional news

On Thursday, Feb. 14, there will be pizza lunch for those who had already ordered it.

The All-School Spelling Bee will still be on Friday, Feb. 15.

ALL WMS Midwinter Break camps are running next week, from Tuesday, Feb. 19-Friday, Feb. 22. (Monday is the Presidents' Day holiday, and there is no school and no camp.)

Due to demand, we have added more camp space in the Elementary and Early Childhood camps for Feb. 19-22. Please register on Camp Brain. Registration will close at noon on Friday, Feb. 15. For more information, please contact Director of Auxiliary Programs Theresa Kirby.

Ginkgo learns about Scandinavia

Nordic Heritage Museum

During Intersession, the Ginkgo class visited the newly expanded Nordic Heritage Museum in Ballard. Read more on the Secondary site.→

Sign up for Feb. 15 Kids’ Night Out

The next Kids’ Night Out (KNO) is this Friday, Feb. 15. Registration is open to WMS students, and only to kindergarteners or higher. We cannot accept drop-ins.

This KNO will be “Time Travel”-themed and will run from 5-9 p.m. We will provide activities, games, face-paint and movies. We will be watching “Peabody and Sherman”, which is rated PG, and “Meet the Robinsons” a G-rated movie for younger children. You can sign up here, on Camp Brain. The fee for KNO is $22 for the first child, $15 for the second, and $9 for any additional child(ren). Pizza will be offered for dinner at $3 a slice. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th!—Coco McLeod and Meera Kohli, KNO managers

EC celebrates Lunar New Year

Douglas Fir Lunar New Year

Several Early Childhood classes celebrated Lunar New Year last week. Here a student from Douglas Fir tries on a festive outfit. See photos from several EC classes on the EC program page.→

Secondary Ski Camp offered on Feb. 20

High School and Middle School students may sign up for the first Midwinter Break Ski Camp, set for Feb. 20. The bus will leave WMS at 8 a.m., and return at 5:30 p.m. It will meet up with the Stevens Pass shuttle, and students will ride the shuttle to the summit.

Come spend the day skiing with friends at Stevens Pass Ski Resort. Whether or not you have skied or snowboarded before, this will be a fun day on the mountain. You must provide your own equipment. We encourage you to rent beforehand.

There are three pricing options:

  1. Transportation only: $37.30
  2. Transportation plus lift ticket: $86.30
  3. Transportation plus lift ticket plus lesson: $135.30

Register on Camp Brain. You will find the winter activities release and the ski bus waiver here.

Online yearbook sales open through Feb. 26

2018-2019 yearbook

Online ordering for the 2018-2019 school yearbook is now open through Feb. 26, 2019.

To order a yearbook, see the link to online sales in your Grapevine email. The link is not publicly posted.

If you’re at school and want to order, look for the QR codes on yearbook posters for a fast link to the login/registration page.

The yearbook is only available as a full-color, hardbound, printed book, and is not posted online. It’s a permanent record of your student’s time at WMS, accessible regardless of future platform or digital capability.

Important: you are responsible for the accuracy of your order. Carefully enter and proofread all of your personalization text, and other information.

Please contact Claire Tuohy-Morgan, Director of Communications and Marketing, with any questions about the yearbook.