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
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
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.”
—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.
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
In the photo: Juniper students learned about marine animals on a recent Edmonds beach walk.
Upper El visits 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.
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.
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!
ALL LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE FRIDAY, JUNE 1
- May 23
- Last day to register for May 25 camp
- Woodinville campus New Family Preview Night, 6-7:30 p.m.
- May 24
- Canceled: Family Alliance mtg.
- Moved to June 7: Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (9 a.m., Bldg. 2, NC)
- May 25
- NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS, faculty in-service day, combined EC/EL camp only—must be prepaid and preregistered
- May 28
- NO SCHOOL, NO CAMP, Memorial Day holiday
- May 29
- Dress rehearsal for Talent Show, 4:30-6 p.m., Woodinville Alliance Church
- May 30
- WMS Talent Show, 6-8 p.m., Woodinville Alliance Church;
- this is also North Creek campus New Family Preview Night, 6-7:30 p.m.
Athletics schedules are updated
We have posted updated spring outdoor soccer and volleyball game schedules on the athletics page.
No May 25 Toddler camp
This Friday, May 25, is a faculty day, and there are no classes for students. Toddler camp is canceled for that day, due to low enrollment. Elementary and EC camp are on, but will be combined due to low enrollment in both. The combined camp will be held in Elementary Club House.
Come to the WMS Talent Show on May 30
This year’s WMS Talent Show is not to be missed. Come watch and listen to our talented students from preschool through high school from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, May 30, at the Woodinville Alliance Church.
Summer camp: some openings remain
Summer camp is filling up fast! The Toddler camps need more signups, but EC is full, and Elementary camps have a few openings. There are spots still open in Elementary camps 2,3, 8 and 9--Sports Sampler, Hawaii, Chess and Baking. Read the elementary brochure here, or go directly to Camp Brain to register.
Lunch Ladies adds items
Lunch Ladies Catering is partnering with local chefs to offer some new menu choices. For the month of June you can choose from vegetable, beef or chicken empanandas with fresh fruit and an Alfajor cookie, along with your usual favorites. Look for them to feature additional new chefs in the fall.
Decorate for high school graduation
We’re seeking some enthusiastic volunteers! Help decorate the Elementary Club House for the June 16 Woodinville Montessori High School Commencement ceremony and the Plaza for the reception afterward.
We need four to five helpers for each—do both or just one area. Volunteers must be available to set up before the ceremony on Saturday, June 16 (we may begin on Friday, June 15, after school). To take part in making this a very special event, please contact Jessica Sealana, culinary events manager.
Remember, no May FA meeting!
Tuition Insurance premiums due June 1
WMS offers tuition insurance for families called “Protect My Tuition” through Hanover Insurance. The object of tuition insurance is to protect the family against paying tuition if enrollment at the school is interrupted, for a variety of reasons. The premium is 2.02 percent of each student’s annual tuition. If you are interested please read the insurance brochure that can be found in ParentsWeb. If you are a returning family who had tuition insurance last year and did not request a change, your ParentsWeb account will have charges for tuition insurance for the 2018-2019 academic year. If you did not have insurance previously, but wish to enroll for the coming year, please contact Bogda. If you are an incoming family, we will charge you according to the choice made on the enrollment agreement.
Please note that all tuition insurance premiums must be paid by June 1. If you do not pay the posted premium, we will assume that you have changed your mind and do not want tuition insurance.
If you have any questions, please contact CFO Tricie Hunter, 425-420-9730.
Thank you for donation to Ginkgo!
Thanks from the Ginkgo classroom to Megan Fass, who donated a stack of jigsaw puzzles for Middle School students to build. Megan noticed that our students were actively engaged in putting together the Washington state jigsaw puzzle as part of their Pacific Northwest Studies unit and was happy to contribute to their enjoyment.
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.
News from the Family Alliance is updated on the second week of each month during the school year.