Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, April 17, 2019
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Several WMS writers honored by Inklings
Upper El earned honors in the Young Inklings contest. Two upper El students, Vedant, grade 5, and Simon, grade 4, were winners, and will be paired with an editor in order to publish their stories in the 2019 Inklings Book!
We also had a collection of finalists from Upper El, including Ruby, Risha, Troy, Andy, Mohammad, Gabbie and Xander. In May, these finalists are to receive a personalized editorial letter about their story or poem. After that, they will have the opportunity to revise their work, submit the updated version and have the story or poem published on the Inklings blog this summer.
All entrants will receive a personal note about their story or poem from the Inklings mentor team. Congratulations to all our writers!
WMS Ravens begin spring sports schedules
The WMS Ravens spring volleyball team scrimmaged with Willows Prep on Tuesday. The fourth-sixth-grade team is playing in the YMCA League again this season. Why not catch a game or two? Here’s the game schedule—as Northshore 4, they open on Saturday, April 20, at 1:30 p.m., Northshore YMCA Main Gym East.
See an original Elementary play tonight
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!
The spring gala needs you!
The WMS Gala and Auction is right around the corner and we are seeking volunteers for one of the most exciting events of the year! Be a part of the ADVENTURE by signing up here.
Help is needed on the Decorating Team, Registration Team, Procurement Team and much more! Several options to help during the week prior to the event are available, along with many more the day of the event. There is something for everyone.
Your generous support of time helps us to continue to create an accessible and inclusive learning community that benefits all families and students. Now, that’s a worthy cause!
Follow the link to sign up here.—Thank you! Julie Adams, Gala and Auction Volunteer Coordinator
Kids’ Night Out is this Friday, April 19
Hello Parents! The next WMS Kids’ Night Out (KNO) is this Friday, April 19. Places fill up fast, so make sure to sign up ASAP! We cannot accept drop-ins. Remember that KNO is only open to WMS students who are in kindergarten or higher.
Kids’ Night Out is usually held once a month, on a Friday night. Upper school students created KNO in order to raise money for our end-of-year trip. When your children attend KNO, they get to participate in activities and games, like face paint and a movie, while you also get the night off. The upcoming KNO will be “Pajama Party”-themed and will run from 5-9 p.m. We will be watching “Bolt,” which is rated PG, and “Tarzan,” a G-rated movie for younger children. You can sign up here, on Camp Brain. The fee for KNO is $22 for the first child, $15 for the second, and $9 for any additional child(ren). For dinner, pizza will be offered at $3 a slice. We look forward to seeing you on the 19th!—Coco McLeod, Meera Kohli, KNO managers and Violet Raker and Brystol Durney-Croniser, Co-managers
- 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, EL Club House, 1 p.m., Bldg. 2
- • Chaperone mtg. for UE overnight, 4:15-5:15 p.m., Cedar classroom
- April 19
- • Family Alliance Around the World Rendezvous, 3:30-4:30 p.m., NC playground
- • Kids’ Night Out, 5-9 p.m.
- April 20
- • Volleyball game, 1:30 p.m., Northshore YMCA
- April 22
- • Treehouse Drive begins, and runs through May 3
- • UE overnight retreat, through April 25
The Fourth Great Lesson
Lower El students learn the Fourth Great Lesson.→
Fourth quarter pizza starts this Thurday
Pizza lunches will resume on April 18. 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.
Eastside CHADD hosts talk on screen time
Eastside CHADD presents Hilarie Cash, Ph.D., on “Understanding Screen Time,” Tuesday, April 23, 7-8:45 p.m., at the Boys and Girls Club of Bellevue. All are welcome. They suggest a $7 donation from non-members to help defray costs. To learn more, visit their website.
Last TSA luncheon of the year is near
WMS Families, our third and final Teacher and Staff Appreciation (TSA) Luncheon of the year is right around the corner! The theme is “Spring and Picnic Recipes” and it will be held on Tuesday, April 30, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. If you would like to participate in this very popular (and much appreciated) event, please use the Sign-Up Genius link (provided below) applicable to your child’s classroom. There are more details included in the links below.
- North Creek campus
- Sign up for NC here
- Woodinville campus
- Sign up for Apple and Elm here
- Woodinville campus
- Sign up for Oak and Maple here
Thank you for your help in making this event successful!—Teacher Staff Appreciation Committee
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.
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