Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, Feb. 15, 2017
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Continuous Enrollment Agreements due Friday, Feb. 17
Don't forget to turn in your signed Enrollment Agreements and accompanying documents by this Friday, Feb. 17. Please return all forms to the front desk at either campus.
Tuition Assistance FAST applications are due Feb. 28. You may apply for Tuition Assistance, and read all FAQs, on the Tuition Assistance page of the WMS website.
Is WMS not in your plans for the 2017-2018 school year? Please contact Director of Admissions Keri Sliger.
Tomorrow, Feb. 16, is the Science Fair & Grandparents' & Special Friend's Day
On Thursday, Feb. 16 we host one of the school year's biggest events, Grandparents' & Special Friend's Day.
Your EC child's teacher has notified you of the time for your child's guests to visit. Lower Elementary classes welcome their guests between 1:30-2:30 p.m. The Science Fair will be open from 1:15-2:45 p.m., in the EL Club House in Bldg. 2, North Creek.
Tour ID lab and aquaponics while you're here on Feb. 16. We're also excited to open the Innovation Design Lab and the Northwest Aquaponix lab for tours and demonstrations during the Science Fair & Grandparents' & Special Friend's Day.
Volunteers needed on that day: You can still sign up to volunteer to help guide visitors and answer questions. Please sign up on MyVolunteerPage.
TSA lunches treat staff at each campus
The earlier lunch crew enjoys a meal together last week, during the TSA event at North Creek. The theme was Valentine's Day. The TSA lunch at the Woodinville campus marked Lunar New Year.
Thank you to all of our wonderful Family Alliance volunteers who treated us on Feb. 8. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and hard work!
At the Woodinville campus, thank you:
Frances Ju—Cold noodle salad
Jessie Conley—Chinese Appetizer
Melanie Wright—Chinese sweet rice and sausage
Chris Merryman—Vegetarian Fried Rice
Li Yang—Char Siu, Buddha's feast, egg tarts
Qi Miao—Small Flower Bouquet
Julia Kadro—Chinese Cabbage Salad
Padmavathy Bhamidipati—Veg Spring Rolls
Emilia Tauss—Vegetable with egg fried rice
Kevin Jorgensen—Plum Chicken and Jasmine Rice
Nisha Shah—Veggie Noodles
Bina Walker—Small Flower Bouquet
At the North Creek campus, thank you:
Decorate Room—Valli V & Linh Garg
Food set up—Valencia C & Kanisha Speyrer
Flowers—Michelle Gehlsen, Karen Mihata & Angela Kugler
Fruit Salad—Brianne Morello & Gayle Kwon
Spinach Salad with fruit and nuts—Kelly Kochman
Pasta Salad, vegetarian—Katia Harb
Pasta Salad, non-veg—Jessie Conley
Kale Salad—Jessica Sealana
Root Vegetable Salad—Dawn Simpson
Bean Salad—Renu Lalwani
Grain Salad—Anindita Das
Cream-based soup—Hong Yun Wang
Bean soup—Christina Barrows
Chili—Talitha Hayburn & Frances Ju
Tomato Soup—Alison Gomes
Broth-based Soup—Takumi Ono
Chicken Noodle Soup—Susan Papali
Baguettes—Brianne Morello & Gayle Kwon
Soft bread rolls—Naoko Koh & RJ Jadhav
Crackers—Jake Sype, Gretchen Mikulsky & Kelly Kochman
Chips—RJ Jadhav, Mengfei Xu & Madhu Rebbana
Clean up help—Linh Garg, Rachel Mekanik, Kanisha Speyrer, Jessica Lund & Victoria Castaneda
Disposable containers—Angela Kugler, Kelly Kochman & Khetiwe Chitewere
Desserts—Kanisha Speyrer & Brianne Morello
Beverages—Merril Lundgren, Mario Lozano & Swetha Panja
Signups open for 2017 WMS Talent Show auditions
Register now to audition for the schoolwide 2017 WMS Talent Show. Links to sign up online for either March 9 or March 24 auditions are posted under “Announcements” in ParentsWeb.
The talent show takes place on June 13, 6 p.m., at the Woodinville Alliance Church. Any current WMS student or teacher may perform a song or talent under 5 minutes long.
Audition times are available between 3:30-4:30 p.m., March 9, and 3:30-5:30 p.m., March 24, in the EL Club House at North Creek. All interested performers must plan to perform at one of these two auditions.
We are excited about this Talent Show—please come be a part of it this year!—Talent Show Committee—Dee Sales, Theresa Kirby and Jillian Dickson
Register Toddlers through UE for WMS Summer Camp
Early Bird (EB) registration for WMS Summer Camp is now open through March 31. Regular (Reg) rates apply beginning on April 1.
Program directors have planned some great activities to entertain and educate your Toddlers through Upper Elementary students this summer. Visit the WMS Camps page to view the brochure PDFs. They are also printed and available in the lobbies and Club Houses at both campuses.
The view from there
The Upper Elementary WMS Girls Basketball Team looks down from the balcony at the Y.
- Wednesday, Feb. 15
- Registration closes for Midwinter Break camp (NO Toddler camp)
- Board of Trustees mtg., 6:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 16
- Grandparents' & Special Friend's Day &Upper El & Secondary Science Fair
- Tour the Innovation & Design (ID) Lab and the aquaponics demonstration garden at North Creek.
- Boys basketball scrimmage, 4 p.m., Willows Prep
- Friday, Feb. 17
- Enrollment agreements due
- Early Bird registration opens for March 10 camp
- Kids Night Out (KNO), 6-10 p.m., North Creek campus, sign up at Front Desk
- Saturday, Feb. 18
- Girls Basketball, 1:30 p.m., Northshore YMCA
- Boys Basketball, 2 p.m., Kokanee Elementary School
- Monday, Feb. 20
- President's Day Holiday, SCHOOL CLOSED, NO CAMP
- Tuesday, Feb. 21-Friday, Feb. 24
- Midwinter Break, NO SCHOOL, CAMP OFFERED with prepaid reservation
- Friday, Feb. 24
- Early Bird registration closes, 3/10 camp
No Toddler camp next week
Due to insufficient signups, Toddler Midwinter Break Camp has been canceled.
Join the gala committee!
The theme of the WMS Gala this spring is Bollywood! Help the Family Alliance Gala Committee put together the best-ever celebration of our school. You'll find a volunteer sign-up center in the entrance hallway of Building 1, North Creek.
WMS basketball scores
On Saturday—Upper El girls: 28-6; boys: 20-36. Girls scrimmage at Willows Prep on Tuesday, 6-26.
WMS Open Space resumes after break
At this time we are not planning to hold a WMS Open Space session during midwinter break, although if you would like to meet, please let us know. We enjoy talking with you. And thank you to the parents we talked with this morning!
Kids' Bollywood dancing
If your WMS student aged 6-12 hasn't, and would like to, sign up for the Bollywood dance lessons, there is still room in the class. The lessons will now be on Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m., starting March 1. For more information, please contact Darcy Hardy.
Using Peach lunch delivery
Please remember, if you order lunches from Peach for delivery to WMS, that you should directly contact Peach with any feedback or questions about the service. WMS is not connected to Peach, has no agreement with the company and receives no payment for Peach deliveries to the school. The school allows the deliveries as a convenience for our families who choose to use the service.
How to order your 2016-2017 yearbook
Online yearbook ordering closes on Feb. 28. Personalization is only available in this online sale.
- Go to www.online-pay.memorybook.com/parent.
- Enter the pay code listed in your Grapevine email. It is also posted under “Announcements” in ParentsWeb.
For more information, contact Communications Director Claire Tuohy-Morgan.
Do you have photos for the yearbook?
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.