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Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, May 24, 2017

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Volunteer Luncheon

Thank you, dear volunteers!

Please join us for lunch at noon on Thursday, May 25, in the Elementary Club House at the North Creek campus, for our annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon.

This event is for volunteers at both the Woodinville and North Creek campuses. If you have volunteered for WMS this year, please come, whether or not you have RSVPed.


Parent volunteers make so many things possible at WMS, volunteers such as Carolyn Trinh, a Douglas Fir class parent, who taught the class how to make Vietnamese spring rolls on Monday. The class is studying Asia. See more photos in the gallery.

Prepare to picnic with WMS on June 2

Family Alliance

It’s hard to believe, but the all-school family End-of-Year Picnic is a week away! Join the WMS community on Friday, June 2, from 5-8 p.m., to socialize, toss beach balls and Frisbees and share potluck. No need to RSVP, just come on over to Cottage Lake Park, 18801 NE Woodinville Duvall Rd., Woodinville, WA 98072.

Potluck assignments (please bring beverages, plates and utensils for your own family, and a dish to share to serve 12 persons):
last name starts with A—E: main dish
last name starts with F—R: dessert
last name starts with S—Z: salad or side dish

And please note:

A simple machine allows a useful skill

Simple machines

Cedar class students recently learned about simple machines by using a small wedge and a lightweight sledge hammer to split rounds of wood. Cedar intern Taylor Westphal demonstrated how to use the tools, started the splits and helped and supervised the exercise.

Volleyball team gets into team spirit


The WMS coed volleyball team captain energizes the team as they listen to co-coach Jessica Sealana. Again this week, the Northshore YMCA has updated some of the volleyball games, so please refer to this schedule if you plan to go to a game.—Photo courtesy of Bob Renz

Master calligrapher shares his art


Jianquan Cao, a famous Chinese calligrapher in his 70s who was visiting the Seattle area, came to WMS last week and thrilled everyone with his beautiful work. In this photo, Head of School Mary Schneider helps display the hanging he created for WMS. The calligraphy spells out Woodinville Montessori School.

Thank you to Oak and Maple parent Kaige Zhang-Gantz, for organizing the very special visit. The artist wanted to share Chinese culture and the beauty of Chinese calligraphy, and offered calligraphy performances for free to communities in the area.

See more photos in the gallery.→

Would you like a well-loved playhouse?

WMS is giving away three playhouses that have served their time at school. If you would like to have one, please email Facilities Manager Tim McQuery before Tuesday, May 30. If no one wants them we will dispose of them on that day. You must arrange to pick them up. See photos in the gallery.→

Yearbook orders have arrived!

Our 2016-2017 yearbook, featuring original watercolor artwork by eighth-graders Amelia and Katrina, and produced through months of hard work by parent volunteer Carli McSorley, has arrived. If you ordered and paid for a yearbook—whether online or with a hard copy form at school—it has been marked with your child’s name, and set aside. Yearbooks for the Woodinville campus will be taken there on May 25 for pickup at your convenience.

At the North Creek campus, you or your student may stop by to pick up a yearbook any time after 1 p.m., Thursday, May 25, in the Communications (Claire’s) office.

After all the purchased yearbooks have been distributed to those who ordered them, we will have some extras available for purchase, for $35 apiece. Please contact Claire Tuohy-Morgan.