Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, May 31, 2017
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Salad days are here for the Dogwood class
A Dogwood student washes greens and radishes that the class has grown. Teacher Priya Takkilipati enjoys showing the children how to grow, harvest and prepare their own food.
Picnic with WMS on Friday, June 2
The Family Alliance All-school End-of-Year Picnic is this Friday! Join the WMS community on 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:
- If your family has particular dietary restrictions or specific food preferences, we recommend that you bring a picnic-style meal for your family.
- Mark vegan dishes as such.
- Try to reduce waste and use fewer disposable items.
- Carpool if you can. Parking is limited.
- Bring blankets or chairs to sit on.
- Bring Frisbees, balls or other activities.
- The Family Alliance organizes the picnic, and always appreciates your help in setting up or cleaning up. If you can help with setup or cleanup, please email Darcy Hardy.
Sixth-grader heads school for a day
This lucky Cedar sixth-year student was Head of School for a Day last Thursday. She assisted with a wide range of duties, from greeting guests at the Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon, to distributing yearbooks. Head of School Mary Schneider then took her and a friend out to lunch. The special oppportunity is a popular auction item at the annual spring gala.
WMS Athletics wrapping up successful first year of play
AS WMS celebrates its athletes at a party tomorrow afternoon, it also celebrates a very successful first year. Over half of the eligible (Upper Elementary and Middle School) students played one or more sports—Zoe S. actually managed to play four sports and compete on the orienteering team! The orienteering team, though not new, had another successful year. Here are all the athletes and the sports they played.
- Sarah A., fall volleyball
- Daniel B., spring soccer
- Morgen B.-R., spring volleyball
- Skylar B., basketball
- Adrianna C.-H., spring volleyball; fall volleyball
- BB C., fall volleyball; basketball; spring volleyball;
- Milou D., fall volleyball
- Brystol D.-C., basketball; spring volleyball
- Amelia Ebling, fall volleyball
- Yvonne F., fall volleyball; spring volleyball
- Kevin F., fall soccer; basketball; spring soccer
- Hayden F., basketball, spring soccer
- Max G., fall soccer
- Katrina G., fall volleyball
- Claire G., fall volleyball
- Amalia H., spring volleyball
- Nathan H., basketball
- Emma H., basketball
- Daisy H., fall volleyball
- Nicholas J., fall soccer; basketball, spring soccer; orienteering team
- Victor J., fall soccer; basketball, spring soccer; orienteering team
- Jerry J., fall soccer; basketball
- Molly K., spring soccer
- Hemi K., fall soccer
- Tane K., fall soccer; basketball, spring soccer
- Meera K., basketball; orienteering team
- Sharvani K., fall volleyball
- Jonnika K., basketball
- Libby L., basketball
- Andre L., team assistant, soccer
- Ivy MacD., orienteering team
- Devin McS., fall soccer; spring soccer
- Jared McS., fall soccer; spring soccer
- Annika M., fall volleyball; orienteering team
- Valentina M., fall volleyball; spring volleyball
- Dylan M., fall soccer; spring soccer
- Nick O., fall soccer
- Jeffrey P., basketball, spring soccer
- Jitu R., fall soccer; basketball; spring soccer
- Skylar R., fall soccer; spring soccer
- Lily S.-R., basketball
- Noa S., team assistant, volleyball and basketball
- Ryan S., fall soccer; spring soccer
- Kenna S., fall volleyball; basketball
- Zoe S., fall soccer; fall volleyball; basketball; spring volleyball; orienteering team
- Bradley S., fall soccer
- Katie S., basketball
- Emmy S., basketball
- Cat T., spring volleyball
We thank our dedicated volunteers
Volunteers talk at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon last Thursday. We were so glad to tell you how much appreciate you. Thank you to kitchen manager Jessica Sealana, herself a parent volunteer, who worked to make everything look beautiful! See more photos in the gallery.→
Toddlers and EC pupils adore Eric Ode
Aspen teacher Chun-Yi Chen reacts to the endearing look on a pupil’s face as he and his schoolmates enjoy watching children’s author, poet and songwriter Eric Ode. He visited both campuses on Wednesday to entertain the Toddlers and EC pupils. He had them singing and clapping, and they even requested songs. See the EC program page, and the Toddler page, for more photos.→
Day camp looked like a ton of fun
Day campers on May 26 (a teacher inservice day) spent the day playing together in a wide variety of activities, from building foam castles to digging in the sand outside.
- Wednesday, May 31
- Woodinville campus New Family Preview Night, 6-7:30 p.m.
- Thursday, June 1
- LIBRARY BOOKS ARE DUE
- NO WV Open Space—we’ll start meeting again in the fall
- Friday, June 2
- All-School End-of-Year Picnic, 5 p.m., Cottage Lake Park
- Saturday, June 3
- WMS Volleyball game, YMCA
- BOT annual retreat, 8:30 a.m.
- Sunday, June 4
- Middle School Trip through June 10
- Monday, June 5
- WMHS quarter 4 Completion Week begins
- Wednesday, June 7
- NO WMS Open Space for remainder of school year
What can a parent do about anxiety?
ParentMap hosts a screening of “Angst: Breaking the Stigma Around Anxiety,” at 7 p.m., June 6, at Kirkland Performance Center. ParentMap recommends the movie for ages 12 and up; teens and tweens are welcome to attend. Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door. Get more information, and buy tickets, here.
ALL LIBRARY BOOKS DUE JUNE 1
Juniors and seniors will talk about gender equity in tech
Our 11th and 12th-grade students will be making a presentation to and having a conversation with adults working in the tech industries, at 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 7. The students read and analyzed an article in The Atlantic, “Why is Silicon Valley So Awful to Women,” that addresses the issue of workplace gender attitudes and equity in tech. You can read their paper here. If you are interested in attending the discussion on June 7, please contact Sharon Dunn or Sunita Pailoor.
Save June 8 for Lower El music presentations
Come hear the Lower Elementary classes present the music they have been learning this year. June 8 is the date to save. The first two classes, Willow and Spruce, will begin at 4 p.m., and Magnolia and Juniper will begin at 5 p.m. Both performances will be upstairs in Ginkgo (Middle School, Building 2).
(Elementary Club House will be in Birch on June 8 & on June 15, due to events on those days.)
Some yearbooks still available to buy
If you ordered and paid for a a 2016-2017 yearbook—whether online or with a hard copy form at school—it is ready for you to pick up at your child’s campus.
At the North Creek campus, go to the Communications (Claire’s) office.
We have a few extras available for purchase, for $35 apiece. They are sold first-come, first-served. We also have two 2015-2016 yearbooks available for $33 apiece, if you missed buying one last year. Please contact Claire Tuohy-Morgan. (Please write a check to WMS or bring exact change.)
Summer camp countdown: Three weeks
Summer camp weeks are filling up fast! Be sure to register your children now for the summer camp sessions they want, since camp begins on June 20. Camps are open to WMS students aged Toddler through Upper EL, and at this time, all camps are a go. Register your child for the camp level matching the program they will attend in the fall. Read the camp brochures here, or go directly to Camp Brain to register. For more information, please contact Elementary Camp Director Theresa Kirby, EC Camp Director Lea Aemisegger or Toddler Camp Director Judy Samudovsky.
We need you—help lead Family Alliance & earn volunteer hours
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.
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.