Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, June 5, 2019
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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Learning about light and color
In photo, high school students looked through spectrometers and wore special glasses to view spectral lines.
Woodinville Montessori High School students used special glasses and spectrometers to view the colors of light emitted by several different gases during a spectral lines lab last Wednesday.
They recorded the colors they saw, and where they ranged on the spectrum.
Log service hours in ParentsWeb
We heard your feedback on the volunteer portal, and have taken it down. Director of Development Keri Sliger has downloaded the service hours logged in that app so far this year. If you entered hours on the now-defunct portal, you do NOT need to re-log them in ParentsWeb. You will be credited with the hours you already logged into the portal this year.
To use the Parent Service Hours module in ParentsWeb:
- Sign into ParentsWeb
- On your account, find Family on the left sidebar, expand the arrow to Family Home and click on Family Home.
- On the Family Home screen, the service hours module will be the center top panel on your screen.
- You may see a dropdown above the module to select your name or your partner’s name, if you wish to specifically credit the service hours.
- “Verified by” can be the person in charge of the task, or Keri Sliger, development director or leave it blank. Then save the entry.
- A tip: to record more than one occasion of service hours, save and return to the previous “enter volunteer hours” page. Otherwise, you will be editing—and over-writing—the current entry.
JSA Club Members celebrate successful year!
Junior States of America club members celebrated the conclusion of the high school club’s inaugural year last week. The club was formed in the fall to support WMHS student involvement in civic engagement and debate. Throughout the year students met weekly to debate current events and attended JSA conventions to observe veteran JSA clubs from the PNW region. JSA President Taylor S. ‘20 plans to spend the summer developing goals for the club and mapping out the WMHS JSA chapter’s involvement in 2019-2020 conventions.
Congratulations, JSA, on a successful first year! We look forward to hearing about all your accomplishments next year!—Jill O'Keefe, college counselor
RSVP for the FA Eid Festival by June 7
After school on June 14, all WMS families are invited to come to the Family Alliance Eid Festival at the North Creek campus. Socializing, complimentary food and activities! Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free options will be available.You can RSVP here.
Please pick up lost items
North Creek families, please come look at the lost and found collection in the Building 1 lobby. All of Elementary Club House lost and found is consolidated here now, too. All will be donated if they are not claimed by the end of school.
Come to the Talent Show and see all of our talented performers!
- Thursday, June 6
- • All-School Talent Show, 6 p.m., Woodinville Alliance Church, 13940 NE 166th St, Woodinville
- Friday, June 7
- • ALL WMS LIBRARY BOOKS DUE
- • Volunteer Appreciation Day, 8:30-9:30 a.m., coffee will be served at both campuses, outside the front offices. All are welcome!
- • FA All-School End-of-Year Picnic, Cottage Lake Park, 5-8 p.m.
- Saturday, June 8
- • WMS Volleyball, 9:30 a.m., Seattle Lutheran High School, 4100 SW Genesee St., Seattle
- • WMS Soccer game, 12:30 p.m., Doug Allen Sportsfields, 19417 88th Ave NE, Bothell
- Monday, June 10
- • MS & HS End-of-Year trips, through June 14
- Tuesday, June 11
- • Hawthorn third-year moving up; Magnolia, third-year moving up, 11 a.m.
- Wednesday, June 12
- • Willow, third-year moving up, 11:15 a.m.
- Thursday, June 13
- • Juniper, third-year moving up, 11 a.m.
- • Spruce, third-year moving up, 11:20 a.m.
- • Fig class Parents Appreciation Tea Party, 3:30-5:30 p.m., Fig
- • NO pizza this Thursday
- Friday, June 14
- • Family Alliance Eid Festival, 3:30-6:30 p.m., playground/blacktop area, Building 1, North Creek campus. All WMS families are invited to come. Socializing, complimentary food and activities! Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free options will be available.
- Monday, June 17
- • Sixth-year retreat
- Wednesday, June 19
- • Sixth-yr. Moving Up, 10:45 a.m.
- • New Family Welcome Reception, 5 p.m., North Creek campus
- • BOT mtg., 7 p.m.
- Thursday, June 20
- • EL Field Day, 1 p.m.
- Friday, June 21
- • Last day of school! Full day.
- • Maple & Oak Moving Up, noon-1 p.m.
- • Eighth-grade Moving Up, 12:30 p.m.
- • Crossing the Bridge/Closing Ceremony, 2 p.m.
Read more on the program-level pages
- On the Secondary page, see more photos from the spectral lines lab.→
- “Merely coming together or even staying together is meaningless unless there is the working together which can produce results.” Read more of this Montessori Thoughts piece from Hawthorn on the Lower El page.→
- On the Early Childhood page, read about the special treat for the Kindergarten Leadership Club.→
Any alumni news to report?
We’re planning an early summer issue of Seasons, our online alumni newsletter. If you have any WMS alum news to share, or know of an alum who would, please contact Emily Irwin, Communications and Marketing Assistant.
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.