Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, April 26, 2017
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Get excited—the WMS Gala is April 28!
Eat (well), be merry (very) and bid like crazy to benefit WMS! The annual spring gala/auction, An Evening in Bollywood, is Friday, April 28, at 5:30-10 p.m., at the Inglewood Golf Club in Kenmore.
Please wear what you prefer, whether that matches the gala's Bollywood theme, other festive apparel or whatever makes you feel most comfortable.
Thank you, Earth Day volunteers
A Douglas Fir student enjoys the new willow tunnel built on the EC playground last Saturday.
Thank you to the wonderful EC parents and teachers who transformed the North Creek EC playground last Saturday, Earth Day. They cleaned up beds, added planters and created the first willow tunnel on the grounds!
And thank you, yearbook volunteer extraordinaire
The WMS yearbook should arrive in the first week of June. We express our deep gratitude to parent Carli McSorley, without whom the yearbook would not exist. Carli dedicates over 50 volunteer hours each year to gathering photos, organizing, coordinating, creating and producing the 64-page book. She would love to have help from volunteer photographers, and for other tasks, so please keep that in mind for next school year!
Treehouse Drive will help foster children
By Adi and Johann, Juniper class
Treehouse is an organization for helping foster children. The bin at the North Creek campus is filling up quickly. We love to see so many donations. Please keep donating and thank you for donating. The drive is through the rest of this week and next week.
Terracotta Warriors impress Upper El students
By Skylar and Ryan
(UE students drew pastel portraits of terracotta warriors, like these, in art class earlier this year.)
On Thursday, April 20, the Upper Elementary students visited the Pacific Science Center to see the Terracotta Warrior exhibit. The terracotta warriors were discovered in 1974 by a farmer who was digging a well in Xi'an, China. Read more...→
EC pupils and seniors enjoy time together
An Elm class student rolls out modeling clay during a visit to an assisted living facility. WMS EC students from both campuses have been making regular visits to the residence for the past year. They and the residents read and do other activities together. Both the seniors and the pupils are enjoying spending quality intergenerational time together.
Thank you to Kristin Duin for the photo. See another photo in this week's gallery.→
Modeling cell structure
Last week, Middle School Life Science students continued their studies of the cell by building 3-D cells out of Play-Doh, then slicing them open to view the organelles they put inside. “They loved it!” says teacher Alaine Davis.
Club House Monarch becomes a beauty
If you have not yet seen it, stop by the EC Club House at North Creek. Jessica Sealana has created a beautiful mural and hanging decorations depicting the life cycle of a Monarch butterfly, an apt analogy for our young children.
- April 27
- Treehouse Drive continues through May 5
- Woodinville campus Open Space, 8:45-9:30 a.m.
- Online auction closes at midnight
- April 28
- WMS Spring Gala/Auction, An Evening in Bollywood, 5:30-10 p.m.
- KNO, 4:30-11 p.m. (Preregistration required)
- May 1
- New & current families online enrollment/reenrollment opens
- May 2
- TSA Event
- May 3
- North Creek campus Open Space, 8:45-9:30 a.m.
Chipotle reading challenge ends on April 30
If your child has been reading everyday in April for the Chipotle Reading Incentive program, be sure to submit the completed Chipotle calendar to your teacher on Monday, May 1. Students who accomplish this goal will receive a coupon for a free child's meal at Chipotle.
May Day is seniors' “D Day”
Our first senior class is looking forward to May 1. That is “D—or decision—Day” for selecting the colleges they will attend. When they've chosen, we'll let you know!
Save the date for Chipotle WMS Fundraiser
Save the date and your appetite for Thursday, May 11, from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., for a WMS fundraiser at the Chipotle restaurant at 13780 NE 175th St. Suite 104 in Woodinville. During those hours, 50 percent of the proceeds from your order at that specific location will be donated to Woodinville Montessori School. Please get all the details in this flyer.
TSA event is on May 2
Staff, leave your lunches at home on Tuesday, May 2. The Family Alliance is treating you to a Teacher Staff Appreciation lunch. You will have more than enough good food to eat!
Talk to us—Woodinville campus Open Space is Thursday
Woodinville campus parents, please drop into WV East on Thursday, April 27, from 8:45-9:30 a.m., and give us your opinions, ideas and questions—this is a non-agenda free time to talk with several WMS administrators and other parents about the issues that concern you. It also gives staff a chance to ask your opinions on a range of subjects.
At Wednesday's NC campus Open Space we discussed what kinds of parent education/engagement topics would interest you and the best times of day to meet; calendar planning; the effects of video game-playing on everyone; different kinds of subtle bullying; and the need for children to know realistic tactics for coping with it. We talked about our various experiences in parenting, and about the different stages of parenting and families.
This is an opportunity to talk in an informal setting about things that matter to you. Please join us.
Secondary students, staff and alums, come to the semi-formal dinner
Mark Thursday, May 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m., for the traditional semi-formal dinner for the Ash and Ginkgo classes and their staff and alumni. It will be held at the Rosewood Room, 720 238th Street SE, Bothell, WA 98021, in Country Village.
Register through Campbrain. The cost is $52.50, with confidential financial aid for current students upon request (talk to Sharon, Alaine or Kelly). For more information, or questions about the menu, please contact Cynthia MacDuff. Registration closes on May 11.
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.