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Weekly Newsletter, June 6, 2018

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See “Perfect” on Thursday, June 7


Student actors rehearse for the play in Secondary Drama.


Has your child mentioned the secondary drama show at WMS? On Thursday, June 7, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.), come to Leota Middle School Theatre to see the hard work of our WMS Secondary Drama class as they present “Perfect” by Alan Haehnel.

“Mirror girl, mirror girl on the wall, who is the most perfect girl of all?” At 4, Bethany believes that she is the most perfect girl. Yet as she grows up, the pressures of her life begin to turn her innocent confidence into self-doubt. By the time she’s a teenager, Bethany is sickened by her own image in the mirror.

With warmth and humor, this play explores the forces that can erode confidence and the journey Bethany takes back towards self-acceptance. (Some scenes contain mature material that might not be suitable for younger children—high school partying, for example.)

Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. There is limited seating, so be sure to get there when the doors open at 7 p.m. The performance is 40 minutes long.

Students in the cast are: Bb Canning, Sachin Ingle, Nicholas Javadoff, Meera Kohli, Jasmine Lee, Dylan Muggli, Alex Rogers, Taylor Sibthorp, Zoe Sibthorp, Katie Snyder and Quinn Strehle.

We hope to see you there—WMS Secondary Drama Director Kylie McElrath

See more photos on the Secondary site.→

Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

You are invited to be appreciated!

We will miss you if you miss the Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast at 9 a.m., Thursday, June 7!

We want to thank everyone—from both the Woodinville and the North Creek campuses—who has volunteered for WMS this year, for any amount of time. Please join us in Suite 110, Bldg. 2, North Creek campus, right after drop-off. Bldg. 2 is the two-story building just north of the NC playground. Its address is 19204 North Creek Parkway, Bothell, WA 98011. Enter the building through the main, west door, and Suite 110 is located to the left, as soon as you enter the lobby. Come even if you haven’t RSVPed.

More admin staff updates to announce

We wish Ari Kemis good luck as she leaves WMS on Friday for a new position. Shannon Long will be taking over the position of North Creek Registrar and Front Desk Receptionist on June 19, and Marissa Roecks will be filling in at the front desk in the interim.

Shannon, who has a B.A. in marketing, worked in similar positions in schools for the past five years in Colorado and South Dakota, and as an administrative assistant for other organizations for another five years. Shannon is moving to the Northwest next week with her husband Matthew, who is joining us as an Upper Elementary teacher. They are also bringing two elementary children to join our school community. We will tell you more about Matthew in our faculty introductions, coming in the weeks ahead.

Performers shine at WMS Talent Show

Talent Show

From drumming to the White Stripes’ “Seven Nation Army”; to storytelling with paper puppets; singing in English, Spanish and French; playing instruments (even blindfolded); dancing and performing a comic skit; Woodinville Montessori School students showed off their talents and their stage presence in the annual talent show on May 30.

Kudos to all the performers. See more photos in the gallery.→

Student ALS bake sale is big success

Bake sale

With a line that stretched from the NC front door to the playground planter boxes for nearly an hour, last Friday’s bake sale to benefit research on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) was a clear success.

Organized and operated by Cypress and Cedar students Jonnika K., Amalia H. and Lily S-R, the sale raised $613, thanks to all the families and staff who bought cookies, cupcakes and muffins and/or donated.

ALS is a neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. “We chose raising money for ALS because it affects some members of our community,” the girls said.

See more photos on the gallery page.

Campus scenes

In the first photo, a toddler quietly watches a brace of ducklings outside the classroom. In the second photo, this second-year student from the Willow classroom was the Head of School For a Day on June 6. Head of School For a Day is one of our most popular auction items from the annual gala. This year we had two winners, Kira and Max, who each have their own day with Mary, including lunch (they may also bring a friend). See more photos on the program pages.

HOS for a dayDucklings