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
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
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.
- Date: Friday, April 19
- Time: 3:30-4:30 p.m. (right before Kids’ Night Out)
- Place: North Creek blacktop by the elementary playground (weather permitting)
- Cost: FREE!
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 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.→
- April 3
- • Intersession 3, through April 5
- • Registration closes for Spring Break Camp
- April 5
- • Crazy Hair Day
- • All-school Art Walk, 5-6:30 p.m., NC campus
- April 8-12
- • Spring Break, NO SCHOOL. Spring Break Camp with prepaid reservations (by April 3).
- April 15
- • SCHOOL resumes (this is a snow makeup day, NOT an in-service day)
- • Secondary quarter 4 begins
- April 16
- • Volleyball scrimmage at Willows Prep, 3:30 p.m.
- April 17
- • “The Mystery Under the Bed,” 6-8 p.m., EL Drama, EL Club House
- • BOT mtg., 7 p.m.
- April 18
- • UE & SEC Science Fair
- April 19
- • Family Alliance Around the World Rendezvous, 3:30-4:30 p.m., NC playground
- • Kids’ Night Out, 5-9 p.m.
Last call for yearbook photos!
We still need some photos for yearbook, and our deadline is upon us. We especially need soccer, volleyball and Willow class photos. If you can share some of those with us, please email them here as soon as possible. Thank you!
Toddler Spring Break Camp on for Monday, Tuesday
Spring Break Camp for Toddlers will run on Monday, April 8, and Tuesday, April 9. We have had to cancel Wednesday through Friday Toddler camp due to low enrollment.
Early Childhood and Elementary Spring Break Camps are ON for every day of break.
Student Reflections from the Aspen class newsletter
- “It is hard to zip jackets with gloves on. It is easier when your fingers are naked.”
- “India shared sugar with the world.”
- “It is okay when we make mistakes because that is how we learn.”
- “Compliments make my heart feel sparkly.”
Check NC lost-and-found
Check for your students’ lost items in the North Creek front lobby lost-and-found. Items left there through April 5 will be donated.
Watch for tuition insurance sign up in April
Please watch for tuition insurance information for the 2019-2020 school year attached to an email with online re-enrollment information. It will come from the Admissions office in mid-April.
Summer camp sign-up continues at regular prices
Early Bird discounts are over, but summer camp registration is still open at regular prices. Camps are offered first-come, first-served, though, and are filling up fast, so be sure to register your child as soon as possible. Read the camp brochures here. Session 1 begins on Tuesday, June 25. For more information, contact Director of Auxiliary Programs & Athletics Theresa Kirby.
NC EC & T classes will garden on Earth Day
Toddler and North Creek EC families, in honor of Earth Day, our classes will be gardening and sprucing up the Toddler and EC Playgrounds, 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, April 27. Please bring any gardening gloves and tools for adults and children that you have (BYOT - Bring Your Own Tools), and come prepared for gardening in Northwest weather (rain or shine). Please sign up here to join us.
Help us welcome our new families
The Admissions office seeks current WMS families to be Parent Ambassadors/mentors for new families in the 2019-2020 school year. Welcome new families into the WMS community by reaching out to them and serving as a resource. To join this welcoming group, or to learn more, please email the Admissions office.
Welcome to the Grapevine newsletter. The Grapevine is published every Wednesday afternoon during regular school weeks. We welcome your submissions of photos and articles that are about or directly relevant to WMS students, subject to approval by the Director of Communications and Marketing. All submissions are due by 4:30 p.m., Mondays. We do not accept advertising.