Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, June 12, 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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Third WMS Talent Show wowed audience
In photo, a first-grade student from the Hawthorn class demonstrates some impressive Hula Hoop skills.
Woodinville Montessori School students entertained and impressed the audience of families, classmates, teachers and staff during the third annual WMS Talent Show on June 6.
They sang; played the piano (including one original composition), harp, drums and harmonica; danced, cartwheeled and spun the Hula Hoop. Kaitlyn and Kylie McElrath and Theresa Kirby organized, coordinated and produced the show.
Participants were Zoe Sibthorp, Shriya Shaji, Molly Keller, Charles Wallace Murray, Bharath Kampillil, Celia Desai-White, Anvika Bheemarasetty, Aadya Bommineni, Madison Maher and Lily Schneider-Rasmussen, Leela Devela, Coco McLeod, Hattie Gallagher, Akshad Jha, Kiseki Baker, Xander Eagan, Valentina Morello, Kenna and Ian Shultz, Tanvi Kohli, Jonnika Kwon, Meera Kohli, Violet Raker and Nathan Harb.
From a student’s point of view—solar energy
By Johann Shin, fifth-grade student, Cedar class
Dear Woodinville Montessori Families,
Hello, have you ever considered using solar panels? If not I am going to tell you about the value of them. Coal is used to produce energy, but it is not a good source of energy. When burned, it pollutes the air and it can only be used once. Coal is not the only poor choice for energy. Oil is also a poor choice for energy, it also pollutes the air, but it can also pollute the water. Oil can also cause fires, and it gets used up.
The thing you should use is solar power! It’s pollution-free, you can recharge it whenever you want, and where you want. They are expensive, but in the long run they save you lots of money. So what will you choose?
We encourage WMS students to submit pieces to the Grapevine for consideration.
Senior presents her culminating project
Senior Nancy Wang gave her Senior Project Presentation, “Progress Towards Equality” before the high school, faculty and guests on June 7. The senior projects are a graduation requirement that students work on all year, doing in-depth research on subjects of their choice.
Nancy will graduate from WMHS on Monday, June 17.
Senior, junior share social psychology work
By WMHS Humanities teacher Sharon Dunn
On June 4, senior Nancy Wang and junior Taylor Sibthorp took on the role of teachers to engage their peers on a complex journey through concepts central to Social Psychology. The groundwork had been laid during a year of in-depth exploration of critical thinking, and the infrastructure had been built by study and discussion of an open-source Social Psychology college textbook chapter on “Influencing and Conforming.”
One of the youngest Oak students learns about the solar system.
Oak learns about solar system
In May, EC students in the Oak class learned more about the solar system. They learned that the Sun is a star, that there are eight planets in our solar system, four of them rocky planets and four of them gas giants. They learned that the Moon is our Earth’s natural satellite. They also learned about dwarf planets, asteroids and comets and a little about space exploration.—Aneta Lasek, from the June Oak class newsletter
Figlets will treat their parents to a tea party
Fig students will honor their parents at a special Parent Appreciation Day Tea Party on June 13. Toddlers will serve iced fruit tea and a special treat to their parents to say thank you for all they do! This is a great opportunity for children to show their favorite activities to their parents, while siblings join EC Club House during the tea party.
In the photo: it’s amazing how much the Toddlers grow over the course of the school year! These two are among the 11 Fig students who will move up to Early Childhood next year.
- 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.
No pizza on June 13
Elementary families, remember that there is no pizza for lunch this week. The Secondary students are on their end-of-year trips.
FA Eid Fest is Friday, June 14
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.
Thank you for donations!
Thank you to parent and WMS Board Member Pooja Kohli, who donated several sets of bowls and dishes to the High School.
Read more on the program-level pages
- In Montessori schools, peace education is an important part of the curriculum. Read more on the Lower Elementary page.→
- “Make it a habit to say ‘thank you.’ ” Read more of this Montessori Thoughts piece from Pine on the Early Childhood page.→
- On the Upper El program page, read how practicing mindfulness can help children develop a sense of inner peace.→
NC, please claim your abandoned 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.
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.