The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, April 3, 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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Magnolia makes the most of ID Lab time

ID Lab

Magnolia students immersed themselves in building, coding and assembling in the ID Lab last week.

See more photos inside.→

No pizza lunch this Thursday, April 4

Please note: there is NO pizza lunch for this Thursday, April 4, as the High School and Middle School will both be on field trips.

Pizza lunches will resume on April 18, after Spring Break. Fourth-quarter pizza orders are open now through April 28 (the date has been extended). There are two elementary field trip dates on which teachers have requested no pizza orders for their program levels, noted on the form.

Friday, April 5, come to the WMS Art Walk

MS art

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 view student art work from their child’s class, and 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 upstairs and downstairs in Building 2 with the Secondary art. Woodinville art work will be prominently displayed in the EC area.

See another photo inside.→

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!

Rendezvous to get into gala spirit

Get into the Gala spirit at the Family Alliance Around the World Rendezvous! At this all-ages event, parents and kids alike can make their own hot-air balloon crafts, grab some snacks, and learn more about ways to volunteer for the annual WMS Gala. This is a free event sponsored by your Family Alliance.


Went to Gala, came back with vacation

We didn't go to Gala to buy a vacation. Drink some wine, chat with friends, raise the paddle and go home. Bidding for four nights on the coast wasn’t on my radar.

But a flyer snagged our attention. They showed a perfect sunset view from a high deck with nothing but a few wind-beaten evergreens before the beach.

For two people who work hard and treasure quiet time with family, this looked like paradise. One whispered conversation, two nods in agreement, and several exciting rounds in the live auction later, it was ours. Windswept.


We booked it for an early fall trip and were rewarded with perfect weather. Long-time family friends joined us with their two little girls, and our group of seven spread out like royalty in the home’s three bedrooms (there’s also a giant studio apartment in the carriage house). We left the TV off and played games, flew kites, rode bikes, swam in the community pool, and argued over whose favorite ‘80s band really, truly ruled. A short, scenic drive brought us into the Quinault Rain Forest where we hunted for Bigfoot, ate in an historic lodge, and hugged the world’s largest Sitka spruce.

Simple. Quiet. Perfect.

Want to experience it for yourself? Come to the WMS Gala and Auction on May 4 at Columbia Winery and bid on the Windswept vacation at Seabrook. And be sure to buy your tickets today, before the price goes up on April 18.

You, your family, and the beach. What more could you want? (Even if it’s not Windswept, there’s a good chance we’ll have it up for auction at Gala!)

See you at the Gala,
Jamie Holland
WMS Gala Marketing Chair

WMS Gala, May 4, 6:30 p.m., Columbia Winery, Woodinville, early bird registration ends on April 18.

Outside Douglas Fir

Outside on a warm April day

Overheard by Douglas Fir teacher Ally Noble on the playground : “I'm glad so many people are working on this together!”

See another photo, and read Ally’s Montessori Thoughts piece on Positive Discipline, on the EC program page.→