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Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, May 23, 2018

LEARN self-respect, compassion and commitment to community | GROW academically, socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually | BECOME world citizens who have a voice and make a difference.

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Congratulations, Student of Month!


Congratulations to Woodinville Montessori High School senior May Hong, who the Woodinville Chamber of Commerce honored last week as its Student of the Month! She received the award and spoke at a recognition luncheon on May 17.

May was a direct admit to the University of Washington’s School of Engineering, where she will matriculate in the fall.

Save June 7 for Secondary play

Secondary Drama presents “Perfect” by Alan Haenhel, on June 7, 7:30 p.m., at Leota Middle School Theatre, directed by Kylie McElrath. Please note that this play contains mature content and may not be suitable for young children.

FA End-of-Year Picnic is almost here

All school picnic is June 1

Come to the annual Family Alliance End-of-School Picnic, 5 p.m., Friday, June 1, at Cottage Lake Park. Please note a big change this year: each family will bring your own picnic to enjoy, rather than a potluck dish. You won’t have to worry about a bringing potluck, and there won't be all of that setup and cleanup that a potluck requires. See you there!

On Island Night, sixth-graders show what they’ve learned

Island Night

Sixth-grade boys simulate paddling and drumming during a creation story for Island Night, which was last Thursday. The sixth-graders held their annual dress rehearsal for the elementary classes earlier in the day.

“Thank you to everyone who made Island a success,” said Cedar teacher Kaitlyn McElrath. “We couldn't have done it without the support of families, friends and staff.”

See more photos in the gallery.→

Elm class

Montessori Thoughts

—The effectiveness of kind words

Read how effective kind words can be on the EC program-level page this week.→

In the photo, a student works on zipping a zipper in the Elm class.

Platonic solids

Building Platonic solids—from investigation to design

Read how the secondary students joined art and math to design and create beautiful Platonic solids on the Secondary news site.

Lower El explores the beach

Edmonds beach walk

In the photo: Juniper students learned about marine animals on a recent Edmonds beach walk.

Read more on the Lower El program page.→

Upper El visits Bothell Courthouse

Bothell courthouse

The Upper Elementary students toured the Bothell Courthouse and participated in a mock trial on a field trip last week. They also toured the Bothell Police Station and had lunch outside.

See more photos on the Upper Elementary page.→

Please leave accessible parking spaces for those who need them

Please remember that the disability accessible parking spaces marked in the school parking lot need to be kept clear at all times (unless you possess a parking pass and are legally entitled to use these spots).

Even using these spaces temporarily for drop off or pick up is illegal, as well as inconveniencing those who are legitimately entitled to use them. If it’s a convenient time for you to drop off, you’re probably preventing someone else from using the space who actually needs it.

The improper use of an accessible parking space can carry a fine of $450 in Washington state. Please be considerate of our students, teachers, parents and grandparents who need to use these accessible spaces. Thank you.

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

RSVP by June 5 for Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

Just a reminder that we have moved the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast from the original date of May 24 to June 7, at 9 a.m., at the North Creek campus. It will be in the space formerly occupied by Budding Genius, just inside the front lobby of Building 2.

Please RSVP to Keri Sliger, development director, by June 5. We are looking forward to thanking you for all your volunteer work this school year!