The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, March 21, 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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Middle School students consider global issues at Montessori Model UN

MMUN

These Ginkgo students arrived home on Sunday after a five-day trip to New York City for the Montessori Model United Nations and some sightseeing. The MMUN club for seventh and eighth-graders has been meeting since Sept. 21. Montessori Model United Nations is a program created for students to learn about global issues and to further develop their ideas of justice, morality and reason. WMS is proud to offer our students a chance to participate in this program.

This is the second year that WMS has participated in the program. See more photos in the photo gallery.→

WMS Gala: A Venetian Masquerade Ball

Gala

Invitations go out this Friday for the biggest event of the year, the Spring Gala! Mark your calendars for May 4, book your sitters and grab your Venetian mask for a night of art, food, music, incredible auction items and fun. The evening will be a celebration of our school’s rich history and an opportunity to support school programs and our substantial Tuition Assistance Program.

Why tuition assistance? Woodinville Montessori School believes that a broad range of families—from diverse socio-economic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds—benefits the entire community and is essential to the academic success, social and emotional growth and development of our students. Since our inception 35 years ago, tuition assistance has been a deeply held value and a pillar of our mission. Our founder and retiring Head of School Mary Schneider has worked tirelessly to ensure that exceptional Montessori education is accessible for every child, regardless of their financial constraints.

Learn more and purchase tickets at the WMS Gala website debuting soon!—Director of Development Keri Sliger

All About Growing Up! May be canceled

Have you registered for the All About Growing Up! Puberty Workshop? It may be canceled due to low registrations. This family-oriented workshop has been very popular in past years, providing a safe, comfortable environment to learn and talk about puberty, from body changes to mood swings to crushes.

Everyone goes through it, so why not get some help in talking about it?

The two-hour workshop is for parents, guardians and their 9-11-year-old-children, with girls and boys in separate sessions. Facilitated by professional educator Robin Wallace-Wright of The Wright Conversations, the evening includes a short video, interactive activities and opportunities for Q & A. Healthy friendships and setting boundaries are also covered. Come learn how to best support and guide your child as they begin their journey toward adulthood.

Loving language and learning: WMS family redecorates language classroom

Language classroom

Have you noticed the bright world map now covering the wall of the elementary Spanish classroom at North Creek? The multicolored wall print is only one of the changes to the design of the classroom since winter break—and it’s all thanks to one WMS family.

Adriana Bohn, mother of Bruce (Aspen class) and Luna (Fig class), and her family, donated funds to redesign the room and contributed hours of personal time on and offsite to decorating and setting up the new foreign language space...

Read more on the Lower El program page...→

FA meeting

We love our volunteers!

WMS parents have been very busy around the campuses this week, preparing for the Spring Gala, acting as Reading Parents, working on the yearbook, assisting with classroom projects and helping to beautify our outdoor space, to name just a few great acts of service. Thank you to ALL our generous volunteers including: Amany Hasan, Eva Peterson, Corinne Guerrero, Carli and Jason McSorley, Jessica Felt and Charanya Srinivasan. Your contributions of time and talent continuously help us to put our best foot forward—the great school that we are!—Director of Development Keri Sliger

Upper El classes immersed in aquarium

Aquarium

Upper Elementary classes went to the Seattle Aquarium for field trips on March 14 and March 21, learning about all kids of sea life and enjoying lunch on the pier. Half of each class went on each day, so that they were in mixed groups. This photo was from the first field trip.

See more photos from March 14 on the Upper El program page.→

EC

Seen in Early Childhood classes

Early Childhood students at both campuses are serious about their works, like this pair of Aspen students.

See more photos on the EC program page.→