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Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, May 17, 2017

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Island Night 2017 Island NightIsland Night

A Cedar sixth-year displays the 3-D archipelago he designed, completed with the laser cutter (see larger photo) in the ID Lab.

On Thursday, May 18, 7 p.m., prepare to visit some new and exotic lands described by the sixth-grade students! On Island Night, at the North Creek campus, see the lands and societies the students created with the knowledge and skills they have gained during Upper Elementary. Each island has its own geography, ecology, history, traditions, cuisine and culture. Students will display and discuss their projects, and sing and dance.

Island Night is a year-long sixth-grade culminating project, and all WMS families are invited to see the final projects. Come and see what your younger students can look forward to in sixth grade, reminisce about your child’s project or just be amazed at what the students accomplish. Read more about it, and see more laser-cut projects in this week’s photo gallery.→

Island Night

Did you know the cell is like a bakery?

Cell cake

After producing a cupcake version of the periodic table last spring, how could these two Ginkgo students top their own creation? They whipped up this sweet confection to illustrate their analogy “A Cell is Like a Bakery.” See a closeup of the cake on this week’s secondary page.→

Thank you, volunteers! Come to Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon next week

Thank you to these volunteers for May 5-12: Lisa Flannery, correcting vocabulary; Vijaya Nirmala, correcting math; Charanya Srinivisan, updating the North Creek white board; Jessica Roybal and Jacquelene Makus, Friday helpers; Sabrina Moss and Shyamala Iyer, reading parent; Rachel Pelto, Library support; Amber Russell, cooking project helper; Bina Walker, Mother’s Day Celebration helper.

All volunteers are cordially invited to attend the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Thursday, May 25, at noon, in the Elementary Club House, Building 2, at North Creek. We look forward to acknowledging you and serving lunch.

We need you—help lead Family Alliance & earn volunteer hours

Family Alliance

Did you have a great time at the spring gala? Would you like to help plan and run events like that? Or the Fall Festival? And earn volunteer hours for the time spent?

The Family Alliance is seeking WMS parent volunteers for open officer positions for the upcoming school year. If you would like to help the FA, please contact Director of Development Guy Tobin.

Final Kids' Night Out of the year is May 19

By Anisha

Every month, our dedicated Middle School and High School students staff Kids' Night Out, along with two parent volunteers and one WMS staff member as chaperones. We plan and host a Kids' Night Out (or KNO) event for the students in lower levels. On May 19, we will be hosting our final KNO of the year! We'll have various activities, like coloring, face-painting, and more! The theme for this month's event is Pajama Party, and we'll be playing the movie “Inside Out”. Apple juice, crackers, and cheese sticks will be provided for snack, as well as popcorn during the movie.

Sign-up sheets are located at the front desk and in Elementary Club House at the North Creek campus, and at the front desk at the Woodinville campus. Parents can pay at the beginning or at the end of the event; it is $20 for the first child, $10 for the second and $7 for any after that. All proceeds go to fund our end-of-the-year trip. KNO will be hosted in the Gingko classroom at the North Creek campus, upstairs in the building where Elementary Club House is located. We hope to see you there!

Please note: dinner will not be provided, so please feed your child beforehand. All the movies we play are either G or PG rated, and if you would prefer that your child not see the movie, send us an email at, and we will make sure they are with the kids who prefer to simply talk, color, or play games in a separate room. All attendees must be toilet-trained.

Do you know a boy who loves to sing?

The Northwest Boychoir will hold auditions for boys who love to sing on Saturday, June 3, or at a time convenient for you. Classes for new members begin in September 2017. Boys who will enter 1st-4th grades in the Fall are invited to sign up to audition, and no previous music training is needed. The Northwest Boychoir offers the perfect blend of fun and music training and is Serious Fun! For more than 40 years, the Northwest Boychoir has trained young singers to be fully skilled musicians and perform in professional settings with confidence.

Auditions and rehearsals take place at the University Heights Center in Seattle. The Northwest Boychoir is proud to be an inclusive and equitable organization and is firmly committed to assisting families with financial aid.

To schedule an audition appointment or for more information, call 206-524-3234 or visit