Woodinville Montessori School
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
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
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
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.
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.
- June 7
- • Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast, 9 a.m., Suite 110, Bldg. 2, NC campus
- • Lower El Music Presentation, 4 p.m., EL Club House, Bldg. 2, NC campus (EL Club House in Birch)
- • Secondary Play, 7:30 p.m., Leota Middle School
- June 11
- • MS End-of-Year Trip, PNW, through June 15
- June 12
- • Magnolia 3rd yr. Moving Up
- June 13
- • Willow 3rd yr. Moving Up
- June 14
- • Juniper & Spruce Moving Up
- June 15
- • Club House in Birch
- June 16
- • Woodinville Montessori High School Commencement
Lower Elementary musicians perform
Lower Elementary classes present what they have learned in music this year on June 7. Spruce and Juniper will perform at 4 p.m., and Willow and Magnolia will perform at 4:45 p.m., all in the Elementary Club House, first floor, Bldg. 2, North Creek campus.
Elementary Club House on June 7 will be held in the Birch classroom, Building 1.
Seeking empty bottles
If you have any clean, empty 1-liter or glass Coca-Cola bottles to donate, we would be happy to have them for Field Day games. Please bring them to the North Creek Front Office before June 18.
Club House offered on last day of school
June 21, the last day of the school year, is a half-day teacher in-service, with students dismissed at noon. Please pick up students in the usual dismissal car line.
Any student who needs child care is welcome to stay for Club House.
To correct an earlier announcement: there is no need to preregister or prepay. There is no extra charge for families who are prepaying monthly. Other families will be charged the drop-in rate for Club House. Please do tell your student’s classroom teacher by Wednesday, June 20, if your child is staying for Club House.
Elementary and EC Club House will run from noon-6 p.m., and Toddler care will end at 5:30 p.m. There is no pizza lunch on that day—please be sure to send a lunch with your child who is staying for the afternoon.
Drummers receive recognition
Music specialist André Thomas last week recognized several students in each of his Upper El drumming classes with certificates for Excellence in Drum Circle Performance and Composition. Jonnika was the overall winner, with Violet as runner-up. Other students recognized were Grant, Nicole, Skylar, Adrianna, Noa, Valentina, Devin, Max, Sarika and Brystol. See all the recipients on the Upper Elementary page.→
Submit volunteer hours
Please submit volunteer hours by emailing Director of Development Keri Sliger. We have discontinued the Better Impact volunteer software, and are looking for a simple, user-friendly replacement.
Yearbooks to arrive this week
The publishers have shipped our completed 2017-2018 yearbooks! We expect them no later than this Friday, June 8. If you have purchased a yearbook, either online or through the communications director, you will receive an email when they are ready for distribution. We will distribute them first to the Middle School so that those students may take them along on next week’s overnight trip.
We have ordered some extra copies, which will be available for $35 apiece on a first-come, first-served basis. If you did not purchase one, but would like to, please contact Claire Tuohy-Morgan, communications director. If you requested one already, it will be distributed to your child if we have received payment.
Did you know that Spruce student Sevilla H.’s family runs a Mobile Bunny Barn? It is a certified therapy animal business with rabbits.
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.