The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, March 27, 2019

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WMS MMUN delegates gather at UN

MMUN delegates

Our Middle School Montessori Model United Nation delegates who attended the annual convention at the United Nations last week spoke on the final day. This video of the closing statements will make you hopeful for the next generation.

To see eighth-grader Coco speak, go to minutes 11:38-16:05. To see eighth-grader Meera speak, go to minutes 41:00-44:55.

“I’m so proud of our students,” says Head of School Sunita Pailoor. See more photos inside.→

Save Friday, April 5, for the WMS Art Walk

Art walk prep

The all-school Art Walk will be on Friday, April 5, from 5-6:30 p.m., at the North Creek campus. Parents and students may drop in and look at student art work from their child’s class, but also from all other levels.

Lower El and North Creek EC art work will be displayed in their classrooms, and Upper El artwork will hang in Building 2 with the Secondary art. Woodinville art work will be prominently displayed in the EC area.

Upper El prepared for the big event last Friday with art seminars led completely by students (photo above).

“It went really well and everyone was engaged completely for an hour or so with no teacher intervention!” says Cedar teacher Taylor Westphal. See more photos inside.→

♦ Read about the special place that art holds in a Montessori classroom, on the EC program page.→

Secondary math students spend a day at UW

UW Math Day

In the photo, students relax at Frosh Pond (aka Drumheller Fountain) at the UW on Math Day.

WMS Secondary math students and their teachers were part of a group of over 1,000 teachers and high school students at the University of Washington on Math Day, March 25. They explored diverse applications of math, from climate and origami to mobile phones, “cutting-edge topics in the mathematical sciences, presented by top faculty.”

Thank you to secondary teachers Wendy Coulombe and Alaine Davis for organizing an extraordinary day. And parents, ask your students to explain what a Klein Bottle is—“All attendees should be able to answer that,” says college counselor Jill O’Keefe, adding, “Several students are now math-magicians, masters of math-based card tricks!”

Thank you, parent volunteers!

Admissions would like to thank the following Aspen class parent volunteers for their time and effort in the month of March for putting together enrollment and welcome packages for new families coming to WMS in the fall:

Farhana Zubin and Mohammad Ahsan Ali, Shanta Boddapati and Prashanth Madras, Veronica Simauw and Ericsson Harijiadi, Wenchao Li and Dawei Wei.

Save April 17 for Elementary play

WMS Elementary Drama Presents “The Mystery Under the Bed,” by Kylie McElrath, on Wednesday, April 17, 6 p.m., in the EL Club House.

Monster Gus has gone missing and everyone under the bed is worried about him. It’s up to Detective Dexter Dust Bunny and his cheesy partner, Moldy, to figure out what happened. Join them as they journey throughout the land under the bed from the Hole in the Wall Diner to Lefty’s Sock Emporium to solve the case. All ages are welcome, and admission is free!

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!

Keep up the search for awesome auction items and sponsorships, too! See the WMS website for auction forms; and email us if you want to sponsor.

WMS at the Mariners June 2, we’ll place order on March 29

Family Alliance

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 no later than (please note corrected date) Friday, March 29, 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 29. If there are families who are interested in going and decide to request seats after March 29 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!