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Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, May 3, 2017

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Class of 2017 announces college choices

Senior DayWMHS

Get ready, world: three pioneering students have decided where they will take their next steps!

Woodinville Montessori High School celebrated its first graduating class on Tuesday with a Senior Day party, complete with big reveals and treats. With the lowerclassmen, HS faculty and administration waiting and anticipating, the three seniors announced their college choices:

They each chose from among multiple acceptances, including full-ride scholarship offers… (continued on the Secondary page).→

Thank you for fabulous, successful Gala!

Spring gala

As Head of School Mary Schneider said on Gala night, “You all look(ed) splendid!”

You also celebrated and gave to WMS in a splendid way, and made April 28's “An Evening in Bollywood” a fabulous, fun and successful fundraising gala for the school. We owe a huge round of applause to Gala co-chairs Jenifer Alyazdi, Darcy Hardy and Pooja Kohli, to technology coordinators Benjamin and Lindy Liles, and to many other volunteers without whom the gala would not have happened.

Thank you to Ellery Charlson, who took gorgeous “photo booth” photos. View and download your photo booth pictures from the link included in your weekly Grapevine email, along with candid photos from the evening taken by NC registrar Arianna Kemis.

We will announce the dollar amount raised, and have the full list of volunteers, in next week's Grapevine. If you borrowed anything to wear that evening, please return the items to Director of Development Guy Tobin's office.

Still in the mood to celebrate? Reserve your spot at “An Evening for WMS at a Beautiful NW Retreat.” Bothell's own Preservation Kitchen and Woodinville's Pondera Winery will serve a delicious selection of locally sourced food and wine. Mingle in front of the fire or explore the the forest setting. Vegetarian options and non-alcoholic beverages provided. To be held on May 20, and hosted by Kanisha and David Speyrer, tickets will cost $100 PER PERSON. Contact Guy to purchase tickets.

See more photos in the gallery.→

Two more days to benefit foster children—Treehouse Drive ends on May 5

By Arielle and Vedant, Willow class

The third-years have been working very hard for the Treehouse Drive. We appreciate everything you can contribute to us. The third years have counted about 170 donations! The bin at the entrance to the North Creek Campus is nearly overflowing. It is a great time to get up and do some spring cleaning.

We're grateful that people are helping us. We only have two days left. So please make your donations quickly. Your donations really help foster children meet their fundamental needs.

Thank you, Family Alliance, for lunch!

TSA luncheon

When teachers and staff see the feasts set up for Teacher Staff Appreciation luncheons we know how lucky we are! From hot dishes to decorations, our families make us feel very grateful. Thank you to Linh Garg, TSA chair at North Creek, Natasha Mundroina, TSA chair at Woodinville and all these volunteers:

Woodinville, Apple & Elm
Indian Salad—Reshma Lakhani
Indian Appetizer—Reshma Lakhani
Indian Rice Dish—Rajashankari Jeyasingh
Indian Meat Entree—Frances Ju
Indian Vegetarian Entree—Preethi Jayaraman
Indian Dessert—Farheen Fathima
Small Flower Bouquet—Michelle Byer
Clean-Up—Melissa Benua

Woodinville, Maple & Oak:
Indian Salad- Jean Jorgensen
Indian Appetizer—Petrina Fisher
Indian Rice Dish—Nisha Shah
Indian Meat Entree—Ivana Tedjahardjana
Indian Dessert—Anasuya Pai
Small Flower Bouquet—Maya Farrar

North Creek (several people brought several different items)
Flowers—Meena Shukla, Victoria Castaneda
Decorating—Sabrina Moss
Food setup—Nicole Stegriy
Clean up— Emiko Urata, Charanya Srinivasan, Mansi Doshi, Sabrina Moss, Anindita Das
Tortillas—Frances Ju, Jessica Lund, Debra Ridling, Stacey Sype
Meat taco filling— Sarah McGuire, Brianne Morello, Charlotte Comer, Susan Papali
Vegetarian taco filling—Michelle Durney-Croniser, Shiraz Cupala
Meat Mexican soup—Brittney Cyr
Vegetarian Mexican Soup—Charanya Srinivasan
Mexican casserole or other entree—Carolina Elmufdi, Laila Kabani
Fruit tray—Crista Hudson, Angela Kugler
Vegetables, cheese and condiments—Gayle Kwon, Frances Ju, Gretchen Mikulsky, Sirirat Reinikka, Brianne Morello, Anindita Das, Debra Ridling, Kristen Lesoing, Emiko Urata, Jade Coolidge, Meg Morgan, Laureen Ng, Jane Raker, Kanisha Speyrer, Jessica Felt, JD Smith
Mexican/Spanish rice—Christina Barrows, Sumahitha Parthasarathy
Tortilla chips—Sonika Saini, Madhu Rebbana, Gretchen Mikulsky, Brittney Cyr
Dessert‐Neelima Ghattamaneni, Mengfei Xu, Kelly Koffman, Katia Harb, Annie Felise
Beverages—Crista Hudson, Sarah Rogers, Michelle Gehlsen and Megan Kahn

Upper El studies Diego Rivera

Upper El Art

If you are in Building 1 at North Creek, walk down to the Upper El area and see the students' renditions of Diego Rivera's art. As you can see, there are many creative takes on his style.