Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, June 13, 2018
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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Ginkgo recreates some PNW icons
The Great Wheel was one of the newer Pacific Northwest icons on display as Ginkgo students presented their 3-D projects. The Middle School has been studying the Pacific Northwest this year.
Kindergarten Leadership Club wraps up the year with walk and picnic
By Tara Chandler
Last week the kindergarteners from both campuses came together to enjoy a walk at 21 Acres and a picnic lunch. Read all about it and see more photos on the EC program page.→
Seniors present thesis papers
Our seniors showed what they have learned about their topics, research, writing and citation as they gave their senior thesis presentations on Tuesday.
Read more—including their research papers—and see photos on the Secondary site.→
Upper El explores Lord Hill Park
The Cedar and Cypress classes have been visiting all kinds of local places of interest on frequent field trips. Last week they hiked in and explored Lord Hill Park in Snohomish. See more photos on the Upper El program page.→
Thank you, WMS volunteers!
Family Alliance Vice President (and incoming FA President) Amany Hassan speaks at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast on May 26. Amany has played a big part in a revitalized FA this year, along with outgoing President Shilpa Devela, Secretary Vicky Castaneda and all of our long-time, dedicated volunteers. See more photos of the breakfast in this week’s gallery.→
Master diver visits Douglas Fir
The Douglas Fir class enjoyed hearing about scuba diving, and trying on some of the equipment last week, as a divemaster visited the class. See more photos on the EC program page.→
Woodinville campus celebrates Mary
Sheri Nick (in yellow shirt), who co-founded Woodinville Montessori School with Mary in 1983, helps celebrate her at the original purpose-built WMS, in Woodinville.
By Tara Chandler
The Woodinville campus came together for a special goodbye to Mary, who after 35 years, steps down as head of school on June 30. Parents, students and staff gathered to wish Mary well and share our love as the school year ends. As a special surprise we gathered former WMS staff members to keep the past alive and bid farewell. See them all in the gallery.→
- June 14
- • Juniper Moving Up
- • Spruce Moving Up, 11:20 a.m., Spruce classroom
- June 15
- • Dogwood & Pine Moving Up, 9:30 a.m., classrooms
- • Aspen & Douglas Fir Moving Up, 2 p.m., classrooms
- • Elementary Club House to be held in Birch
- June 16
- • Woodinville Montessori High School Commencement, 2-4 p.m., EL Club House
- June 18
- • Sixth-year Retreat
- June 20
- • 10:45 a.m., Sixth-yr. Moving Up
- • Elementary Field Day, 1 p.m.
- • Development Committee mtg., 5:30 p.m.
- June 21
- • MS Moving Up
- • Crossing the Bridge, new time—10:30 a.m.
- • LAST DAY OF THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR!
- • Half day for students, school dismissed at noon, half-day faculty inservice; Club House available at drop-in rate
- • NO PIZZA LUNCH
- June 22
- • FIRST DAY OF SUMMER VACATION FOR STUDENTS
- • Faculty cleaning & meetings
- • Inventory folders & summer orders due to supervisors
- June 25
- • Faculty cleanup days
- June 26
- • Summer Camp Session 1 begins
- • Faculty cleanup days & end-of-year meetings
June 15—EL Club House in Birch
Club House offered on last day of school, June 21
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—be sure to send a lunch with your child who is staying for the afternoon.
The Mariners announce “Amulet” Day!
Fans of the “Amulet” series will be excited to know that the Seattle Mariners will hold Amulet Day at Safeco Field, Aug. 19, at 1:10 p.m.
“Amulet” author Kazu and fellow illustrator Amy Kibuishi are part of the WMS community.
Receive an Amulet t-shirt when you purchase through this special offer. Enter Promo Code: AMULET.
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.
Some yearbooks still available
If you have prepaid for a yearbook, either online or through the communications director, it is ready for you to pick up in the communications office in Building 1 at North Creek.
If you did not purchase one, but would like to, please contact Claire Tuohy-Morgan, communications director. We have a limited number of extra copies available for $35 apiece on a first-come, first-served basis.
Thank you to yearbook coordinator/producer Carli McSorley for producing another beautiful book, and to Ginkgo student Meera Kohli for her original cover design.
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.