Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, March 20, 2019
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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Our 2019 senior makes us proud
With the May 1 college decision day already on the horizon, we would like to celebrate the success of WMHS senior Nancy Wang’s college admissions results so far.
During her junior year Nancy worked hard in the WMHS College Counseling class to identify schools across the country that would help her achieve her academic goals. Ultimately, she submitted 18 applications to colleges and universities across four states. She chose to apply to seven public schools in Washington and California, as well as 11 private schools in Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington and California.
While admissions decisions are still rolling in, Nancy has already received a staggering 12 acceptances from 13 schools. Six of those offers also included much-coveted merit aid—a rare achievement for an international applicant. In total, schools all along the West Coast have offered her over $500,000 in merit aid. Nancy, we couldn’t be more proud of what you have accomplished!
Nancy is now faced with the challenge of deciding which of her wonderful options she will pursue. We promise to update you once that decision has been made.
Middle School Model United Nations begins
Middle School student delegates are attending the Montessori Model United Nations in New York City. While visiting the Tenement Museum they noticed a lot of activity in the area. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and New York City Mayor Bill Di Blasio were in a nearby building, unveiling their proposed immigration bill, so there were many police in the area for security.
“We were wondering why,” says teacher Sharon Dunn. “Then we learned: the advantage of asking questions!”
Upper Elementary digs into nature
Upper Elementary students learned about the forest, conservation, water quality, stewardship and trees, and planted native plants, while on a service learning field trip with Friends of the North Creek Forest. The weather on March 19 was ideal for the walk to, and the work in, Bothell’s North Creek Forest. More photos inside.→
KNO returns to “Neverland” on March 29
Hello Parents! The next WMS Kid’s Night Out (KNO) is just over one week away, set for Friday, March 29. Places fill up fast, so make sure to sign up ASAP! We cannot accept drop-ins. Remember that KNO is only open to WMS students who are in ear2554_ kindergarten or higher.
Kid’s Night Out is usually held once a month, on a Friday night. Upper school students created KNO in order to raise money for our end-of-year trip. When your children attend KNO, they get to participate in activities and games, like face-paint and a movie, while you also get the night off. The upcoming KNO will be “Neverland”-themed and will run from 5-9 p.m. We will be watching “Pan,” which is rated PG, and “Return to Neverland” 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). For dinner, pizza will be offered at $3 a slice. We look forward to seeing you on the 29th!—Coco McLeod and Meera Kohli, KNO managers
Buy Early Bird WMS Gala tickets by April 18
Visit the gala website right now and grab your $100 tickets for Around the World in 80 Days, Woodinville Montessori School’s Annual Benefit Gala & Auction.
The gala is on May 4, 2019, 6:30 p.m., at the Columbia Winery, Woodinville.
We’ll take you around the world in an elegant evening while raising money for outdoor education at WMS. Tickets are $125 after April 18!
2017 WMHS grad earns summer fellowship
Congratulations to Emery Armentrout, WMHS ‘17, who has been named a 2019 Field Fellow by Trinity University’s East Asian Studies (EAST) Program Center for International Engagement!
This summer, Emery will attend the Ecological Civilization in China study abroad program, held on the modern campus of United International College in Zhuhai, China. He will study with Chinese students, conduct research and prepare an in-depth project on some aspect of Ecological Civilization in China.
According to the Trinity website, “Trinity’s unique EAST program is a multifaceted program that prepares students for life in the Pacific century. Through a combination of language training, in-country experiences, internships, and formal exchange programs, EAST grooms future leaders in business, government, science, and education to be comfortable and confident in the global environment.”
Emery, who first began studying Chinese less than two years ago at Trinity, has decided to double-major in Chinese and English.
- March 20
- Early Bird registration for Spring Break Camp is open now through March 25. Spring Break is April 8-12; no classes, camp available only by prepaid reservations. (NOTE: NO inservice day on April 15, now a regular school day, due to snow makeup days).
- BOT mtg., 7 p.m., BOT Rm., Building 2, NC
- March 22
- Regular student attendance day (due to snow makeup days); but NO electives.
- March 25
- EL ITBS now through March 28
- Spring athletics begin
- Coffee with Sunita, 2:45 p.m.
- March 26
- Regular prices begin for Spring Break Camp
- March 27
- Applicant responses due
- Coffee with Sunita, 8:30 a.m.
Check NC lost-and-found
Check for your students’ lost items in the North Creek front lobby lost-and-found. Items left there through April 5 will be donated.
Register for All About Growing Up!—Puberty Workshop
- Register here by March 27 for the All About Growing Up!—Puberty Workshop.
- For students 9-11 years old, and their parents
- Thursday, March 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Cedar classroom
- Fee: $45 family (child plus one or both parents; additional children $20 each)
Summer camp Early Bird sign-up ends March 29
Summer camp Early Bird registration is open through March 29, with regular prices starting on March 30. Read the camp brochures here. Session 1 begins on Tuesday, June 25. For more information, contact Director of Auxiliary Programs & Athletics Theresa Kirby.
WMS at the Mariners June 2,
we’ll place order on March 27
The Social Committee is delighted to inform WMS parents that after the huge success of last year’s family outing to see a Mariners game, we will be offering the same outing again this year. The game is on June 2 at 1:10 p.m., against the Los Angeles Angels.
Last year we had 115 people attend! The seats are again on the main floor and are again $31 a ticket. The seats were quite good last year and we hope to have seats at least as good this year.
We will not know the exact seats until we place our order, so if you know you want to buy tickets, please contact Stacy Tucker at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than next Friday, March 27, at 9 a.m. This should give most families a chance to coordinate their schedules with their families and friends and commit to the date.
We realize that there may be families who are interested, but who won’t be able to commit by March 27. If there are families who are interested in going and decide to request seats after March 27 at 9 a.m., we will start a list for a second block of seats for the game.
Thanks very much, and please contact Stacy Tucker with any questions!
Help us welcome our new families
The Admissions office seeks current WMS families to be Parent Ambassadors/mentors for new families in the 2019-2020 school year. Welcome new families into the WMS community by reaching out to them and serving as a resource. To join this welcoming group, or to learn more, please email the Admissions office.
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.