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Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, April 19, 2017

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Get ready—the big Treehouse donation drive starts Monday, April 24!

Red tulip

Tulips planted by our dedicated volunteers add a welcome splash of brightness to rainy days.

By Emmy and Adelyn, Juniper class

This year third-year students are participating with an organization called Treehouse which provides support and clothing for foster children. You can help us by donating clothes sizes infants to teenagers that are new or gently used. You can donate to the North Creek campus and the Woodinville campus. The bins will be located in the main office at North Creek and each building at the Woodinville campus. This is an exciting leadership opportunity for the third-year students and we hope you will make it better for us and the foster children. You can donate from April 24-May 5.

Students are busy speaking to classrooms about Treehouse. Some third-year students are coloring and drawing on poster boards for Treehouse, while others are writing articles. Once we have all the donations our counters will count and graph all our donations. Please donate clothes to Treehouse!

Thank you for your cooperation.

Spring gala

Start online auction bidding now

Why wait for the auction to pick up some exciting items while benefiting WMS? Just follow this link to begin online bidding now. The online auction closes at midnight on Thursday, April 27. You may also bid directly from the WMS homepage Spring Gala logo.

Buy your tickets for the WMS Auction Gala—don't miss the fun on April 28

Socialize with the whole WMS community—other families, faculty, staff and alumni— dress up or not, and benefit the school at the annual spring gala/auction, An Evening in Bollywood, on Friday, April 28, at 5:30-10 p.m., at the Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore. Reserve your spot at this link for an evening of dining, entertainment, live auction, raffles and surprises.

Please wear what you prefer, whether that be apparel to match the gala's Bollywood theme, other festive apparel or whatever makes you feel most comfortable. You will see a wide variety of attire for the evening, and the most important thing is that you join us to celebrate WMS! Pick-your-table seating boards are up in the lobbies of both campuses.

Signup sheets are posted at the front desk of each campus for Kids' Night Out from 4:30-11 p.m. KNO will cost $32 for the first child, $18 for a second child and $16 for each additional child.

“The price increase is due to the significant increase in hours (from 5 to 7.5 hours) and the fact that dinner (cheese pizza) is provided for the children as part of this event, along with the usual snack,” says senior Ivy.

Toilet-trained children aged EC to Upper El are welcome at KNO. KNO is a fundraising activity for Secondary Business.

Meet your Board of Trustees PresidentBOT

Hi! I am Kim Shaffer, a parent and volunteer at WMS. We have been a family at WMS for almost five years. My boys, Ryan (Cedar) and Tyler (Willow) just love WMS. I started out volunteering in my boys' classrooms and then worked on the annual Gala fundraiser. I also worked on a project exploring grants for the school. Now, I volunteer on the Board of Trustees, and am the current Board president.

The Board is responsible for the long-term financial and strategic vision for the school and oversees the Head of School. If you have any questions about the role of the Board or how to get involved at WMS, please feel free to stop me in the halls! I look forward to meeting you and hope to see many of you at this year's Bollywood-themed Gala.

Six solar panels installed at Woodinville campus

Solar panels

Six solar panels were installed at the Woodinville campus over spring break. The Solarize Woodinville campaign awarded the renewable energy system to WMS last fall. The campaign's community-selected installer Puget Sound Solar and Bellingham-based solar panel manufacturer Itek Energy donated the system.

Besides producing electricity, the solar installation will help WMS students learn about science, sustainability, journalism and even art.