The Grapevine

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

Spectral Lines Lab

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.

See more photos on the Secondary program page.→

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:

  1. Sign into ParentsWeb
  2. On your account, find Family on the left sidebar, expand the arrow to Family Home and click on Family Home.
  3. 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.
  4. Click “Add+” on the upper right of the module.
  5. Choose a description of your service from the dropdown. (If you are unsure, choose "Other.")
    • “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.
  6. Contact Claire with any issues or questions about recording your volunteer hours this way.

See some screenshots inside the June 5 Grapevine.→

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

Lost and found

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.