Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, March 29, 2017
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Avast, maties, there be pirates here!
Good thing North Creek Toddler and EC Program Director Judy Samudovsky spied this pirate ship recently plying the waters of the EC Club House. And the first time she saw the ingenious foam block ship, it even had rowers “manning” the oars!
Cedar and Cypress learn CPR
At the suggestion of three Upper Elementary students, Upper El teachers arranged for a First Aid/CPR instructor to visit on Monday and Tuesday. He taught both Cedar and Cypress classes how to perform CPR on adults, children and infants, and answered a wide range of questions about injuries and emergency first aid. In the photo: a pair of students try to locate the sternum on the infant dummies.
The students received their CPR cards along with their new skills. After ITBS testing in the mornings this week, the instruction was a good change later in the day. See more photos on the Upper Elementary-level page.→
Register for WMS Auction Gala
Registration is now open for the WMS Auction Gala! Early Bird signup before April 14 will be $85, rising to $100 on April 15. (Important note: Please come to the gala in whatever you feel most comfortable! If you want to wear a tee-shirt, or a jacket and tie, or a kurta or sari or a little black dress—you will be dressed appropriately.)
So that you can relax and enjoy the event, Kids' Night Out is scheduled for that evening, April 28, but for an extended time: 4:30-11 p.m. CORRECTION: Due to the length of the evening, the cost (to be announced) will be higher than for other KNOs, dinner will be served (cheese pizza) as well as snacks throughout the evening, and signup sheets will be available next week. Children must be toilet-trained, but otherwise children aged EC to Upper El are welcome.
Congratulations to this week's winner of the free gala ticket, the Lewis (kindergarten) family! Some of the other wonderful auction items up on the block this year are a VR Headset from Valve, and the ever-popular Head of School For a Day.
On April 26 from 9-11 a.m., and April 27, from 3-5 p.m., WMS will host an artist to provide a small mehndi henna tattoo (lasts for a few days) for those who would like it for the gala. Please sign up for a 15-minute time slot here if you are interested. We ask you to consider making a $15 donation at the time of service to help cover the cost.—Gala Committee
Spring Break Camp EL & T signups slow
If you are planning to have your Elementary student and/or toddler in Spring Break and/or April 17 day camp, please register as soon as possible. Signups for EL and T camps are low, and some days could be canceled. EC camp is on.
EC Camp Director Lea Aemisegger and Auxiliary Program Director Theresa Kirby have lined up a week of fun (April 10-April 17) for your students.
EC campers will stay on campus and learn all about critters that creep and crawl, and will do arts and crafts, have story time and play outside.
EL camp offers a different experience every day: Monday, Pacific Science Center; Tuesday, tour Boehm's Chocolate; Wednesday, help with the WMS Building Project by making stepping stones for the islands; Thursday, visit the Reptile Zoo; Friday, fun at the Lynnwood Rec. Ctr. and pool; and Monday (a faculty in-service day), go to the Family Fun Center.
Start the Chipotle Reading Incentive
Several months ago, one of our WMS parents applied for WMS to participate in the Chipotle Reading Incentive program, and we were just notified that the application was accepted. The reading goal: students from kindergarten through sixth grade will read at home for 15 minutes each day during the month of April. Students who accomplish this goal will receive a coupon for a free child's meal at Chipotle. Here are the details:
- For the month of April, have your child read for 15 minutes each day, then color in the picture on this calendar for that day.
- Return the completed calendar to your child's teacher on Monday, May 1.
- Take the free child's meal reward to Chipotle's and enjoy!
Students create with ID Lab laser cutter
Upper Elementary students carefully punch out and separate floral shapes etched into sheets of colored paper by the laser cutter in the new Innovation & Design (ID) Lab. The girls are assembling hundreds of tiny flowers for Poetry Walk presentations. The Poetry Walk is on Friday, April 7. See the process for the project in this week's photo gallery.→
- March 29
- MS/HS cycle 3 completion week continues
- EL ITBS week continues
- March 31
- Last day to signup for spring sports
- Kids' Night out (KNO), 6 p.m.
- April 1
- Last day to place yearbook order with campus front desk
- April 3
- MS/HS cycle/qtr. 4 begins
- April 4
- All-School FA mtg., 5 p.m., NC
- Registration ends, Spring Break & 4/17 camp
- April 7
- All-School Spring Poetry Walk, 5 p.m.
- EXTENDED: Early Bird signup ends for Summer Camp
SEC—WMHS holds KNO
Spring sports signup ends March 31
Sign up your fifth-through-eighth-grade student for spring coed volleyball, and coed soccer, through March 31.
Summer Camp Early Bird prices extended through April 7
In order to give our new families time to register, Early Bird (EB) registration for WMS Summer Camp will extend through April 7. Regular (Reg) rates will apply beginning on April 8. Current families, don't miss this chance to save money, if you plan to register. Visit the WMS Camps page to view the brochures.
Thank you, volunteers!
Thank you to these volunteers for the week of March 18-25: Jade Coolidge, Admission tours; Jamie Holland and Paula Reudebusch, Aquaponics; Lisa Flannery and Merril Lundgren, correcting vocabulary; Vijaya Nirmala, correcting math; Charanya Srinivisan, updating North Creek whiteboards; Glenda Wren, NC front desk; Chris Barrows & Rachel Mekanick, reading parent; Jaqueline Makus, Friday Helper; Jianing Xu, library support; and Bina Walker, cooking project helper.
Thank you to Carli McSorley for continuous work producing the upcoming school yearbook.
Welcome new WMS staff
Welcome to our new boys' YMCA chaperone, Miguel Ceballos. Miguel, a current WMS parent, joined us on Monday, March 27, to fill that part-time post, and for Elementary recess coverage.
Join Welcoming Committee
If you would like to become a member of the 2017-2018 Welcoming Committee, a commitment lasting from April 2017 through the Fall of 2018, please contact Admissions Director Keri Sliger, 425-420-9712.
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