The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 14, 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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Upper El studies theater

SCT workshop

Upper El students listen to an SCT instructor during a workshop exercise.

Seattle Children’s Theater visited the Cypress and Cedar classes on Tuesday to teach students more about theater and prepare them for seeing a performance of “The Little Prince” at the Children’s Theater on Wednesday. Activities encouraged careful observation, recall, listening and creative thinking, such as imagining alternate uses for simple everyday items (a colander as a helmet or hanging basket, for instance). See more photos of the workshops.→

Time to order yearbooks!

2018 yearbook

There is nothing like a printed, hard copy yearbook for your child’s WMS memories. Order your 2017-2018 yearbook from now through March 14. This year, seventh-grader Meera K. designed the cover. Shown here, back to front, it celebrates our 35th anniversary.

All orders should be placed online. Enter the school pay code that is noted in the weekly Grapevine announcement email, and posted under Announcements in ParentsWeb.

The book price has not gone up. The standard full-color, 64-page, saddle-bound book costs $33, and a personalized book costs $36. When the online sale ends, the standard yearbook price rises to $35. Personalization is only available during the online sale.

Personalization is one line of 29 characters, in foil. (The school name and year are already part of the yearbook cover design.)

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.

How to order your yearbook:

Please remember, especially if you are personalizing your yearbook, you are solely responsible for correctly entering and proofreading the order.

Parent volunteer Carli McSorley produces the yearbook. We also have some volunteer photographers helping out this year! For more information, contact Communications Director Claire Tuohy-Morgan.

Diversity retreat

Diversity retreat

Ten WMS students in sixth through eighth grades attended an NWAIS Diversity Retreat in Portland over the weekend of Feb. 10-11.

Kids’ Night Out needs your help

Can you help chaperone for KNO? We’re seeking parents who can volunteer for Feb. 16. Without parent volunteers, the event may be canceled. If you would like to help chaperone, please email Jillian or sign up on Better Impact.

Please register by Wednesday, Feb. 14, on CampBrain to reserve your K-6th-grade child’s spot for Kids’ Night Out (KNO), Feb. 16, 5-9 p.m., in the Gingko classroom at the North Creek campus, upstairs in the building where Elementary Club House is located. Pizza can be purchased for dinner; each slice costs $3. Registration is limited, as we can no longer accommodate drop-ins. Payment will be accepted at the beginning or at the end of the event; the cost is $20 for the first child, $10 for the second, and $7 for any after that. All proceeds go to fund the Secondary’s end-of-the-year trips.

If you would prefer that your child not see a movie, please indicate that during the registration on CampBrain and we will make sure they are in a separate room to talk, color or play games. All who attend must be age 5 or older.—Jared M. and Daniel B., Ginkgo

Starts Feb. 27—Parenting With Love & Logic

Julianne LuLove and Logic

Register, and reserve child care here for “Parenting with Love and Logic,” by Julianne Lu, every Tuesday, Feb. 27-March 27, 5-6:30 p.m., NC Campus, Bldg. 2 (19204 North Creek Parkway), Ginkgo classroom upstairs. Updated age range:  for parents of toddlers through preschoolers; series price is $90 per person or $150 per couple. Free child care for children aged 3 & over while their parents attend the workshops. The series is open to the public.

Merit/STARS training is available up to 7.5 hours.

Show your love for WMS!

Happy Valentines week, a time of reflecting on all the things in our lives that bring us joy! If you have not made your Annual Giving contribution yet, it’s not too late. Annual Giving funds help support all the people and programs that you love at WMS. With 80% of WMS families having donated over $125,000 already, we are getting very close to reaching our goal of 100% participation, $150,000 raised. Please show your love for WMS and make your gift today! Make an online gift to WMS here.

Every gift matters. Double your giving power by applying for a donation match with your employer. Questions? Contact Director of Development Keri Sliger and thank you for bringing WMS so much joy!

Save the date for the gala

Save May 4 for special gala

The WMS Spring Gala is coming, so be sure to mark your calendars and book your sitters for Friday, May 4. This is a grownup-only event and WMS will NOT be hosting a Kids’ Night Out this year. Read more about the gala preparation on the Family Alliance page.→

Eat out to help out, Feb. 27

On Tuesday, (note new date) Feb. 27, 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

Join Development Director Keri Sliger for coffee and conversation that morning at 9 a.m. Come ask questions about the WMS community, getting involved or just to say hello! Please contact Keri Sliger if you would like to join the 9 a.m. Commons coffee hour so she can ensure that a large enough space is reserved.

If you are planning to eat dinner there, reservations are strongly recommended, especially for groups of six or more.

The Commons, 14481 Woodinville-Redmond Road NE (Woodinville, 98072), 425-892-7012, Tuesday hours-8 a.m.-9 p.m., www.thecommonscafe.com

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentines Day

Spruce teacher Hillary Brestar shows some of her students how to make crowns of hearts. See more photos of Spruce’s Valentine’s Day festivities on the Lower El program page.→