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Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, March 29, 2017

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Foam block ship

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

Spring Gala 2017

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:

Students create with ID Lab laser cutter

Laser-cut flowers

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.→