Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, May 3, 2017
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Class of 2017 announces college choices
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:
- Ivy MacDuff, Willamette University in Oregon
- Isabel Canning, Goucher College in Maryland
- Emery Armentrout, Trinity University in Texas
They each chose from among multiple acceptances, including full-ride scholarship offers… (continued on the Secondary page).→
Thank you for fabulous, successful 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.
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!
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
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.
- May 4
- All-School FA mtg., NC, 9 a.m.
- Woodinville campus Open Space, 8:45-9:30 a.m.
- May 5
- Crazy Hair Day!
- Registration opens for 5/26 Camp
- Treehouse donation drive ends
- May 6
- Coed Volleyball Game, Northshore Y Main Gym West Court, 9:30 a.m.
- May 7
- Woodinville campus EC Open House, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., drop-in, no RSVP
- May 10
- WMS Open Space, NC campus, 8:45 a.m., EL Club House kitchen
- NC New EC Family Preview Night, 6 p.m.
SEC—WMHS Senior Day
Cheer on our volleyball team
Our Spring Coed Volleyball team plays its first game on Saturday, May 6, 9:30 a.m., Northshore YMCA, Main Gym West Court. WMS games will be on Saturday mornings through June 10. You can find the full schedule on our website. (WMS is “Team 4”.)
Buy beauty in a bulb—help Secondary raise trip funds
The Secondary community is beginning a fundraiser for student business and the Middle School end-of-year trip to Colorado by selling packages of flower bulbs. Each package costs a flat fee of $10. All Ginkgo and Ash students can take orders in person. Additionally, the bulbs can be purchased online at at this link. All purchases are greatly appreciated, and we hope that you appreciate them, too!—Daisy, Ginkgo class
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.
Invite friends and family to Woodinville Open House on May 7
Please tell your friends or family with children ages 2-½-5 about our Woodinville campus EC Open House at 11 a.m.-1 p.m., May 7. No reservations required—just drop in for a tour, to ask questions and talk about the Woodinville EC program.
Talk to us—Woodinville campus Open Space is Thursday
Woodinville campus parents, please drop into WV East on Thursday, May 4, 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 talked about a wide range of issues, from the NC library growth to the need for incoming Family Alliance officers and a Fall Festival chair, the Gala and other subjects.
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
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m., is the traditional semi-formal dinner for the Ash and Ginkgo classes and their staff and alumni, 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.
Thank you, volunteers!
Thank you so much to these volunteers from April 22-28: Jamie Holland, Aquaponics program; Lisa Flannery, correcting vocabulary; Vijaya Nirmala, math corrections; Charanya Srinivasan, whiteboard updating, NC; Maggie Larimer Atkins, Friday Helper; and Darcy Hardy and Jessica Roybal, Reading Parents.
Would you like to be a Family Alliance leader?
The Family Alliance is seeking WMS family members to volunteer for open officer positions for the upcoming school year. If you would like to help the FA, please contact Director of Development Guy Tobin.
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.