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Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, June 14, 2017

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Lebanese dance

Douglas Fir tries Lebanese dance

An Early Childhood parent taught her child’s Douglas Fir class some Lebanese dances last week. Draped in scarves and bangles, pupils and teachers all had a great time. See more photos on the EC program page.→

School is out on Thursday, June 15

Thursday, June 15, is the final day of the school year! Here are events for the North Creek campus:

We will operate on normal hours on the last day of school.

Senior thesis presentations impressive in scope and delivery

Seniors Emery Armentrout, Isabel Canning and Ivy MacDuff showed their impressive speaking, researching and writing skills on Tuesday, as each presented a senior thesis. Isabel’s thesis is entitled “ ‘I Know You, I Know Your Names’—Understanding Ancient Egypt through the Story of Hieroglyphs;” Emery’s thesis is titled “Hardship in the Hollow: An Examination of the Issues Facing Appalachia;” and Ivy’s thesis is entitled “The Current U.S. Immigration Situation: The Issues, the History, and Why it Matters.” See some photos and find the links to their papers on the Secondary program page.→

Bravo to our Talent Show performers

Talent show

WMS students from EC to HS displayed their talents in the annual All-School Talent Show on June 13.

“Kudos to our Talent Show performers!” says Dee Sales, WMS Talent Show Chair. “The Talent Show was amazing last night thanks to all our very talented young musicians and gymnastics performers and dancers! If you missed it, you must plan to come next year. Keep working on those skills, and plan to participate next year. A special thank you to Theresa Kirby and Kaitlyn McElrath for all their work on this show.”

“A big thank you to Dee who resurrected the Talent Show and envisioned the current process culminating in a wonderful opportunity for students to share their musical interests and talents,” says Elementary Program Director Nancy Kestek. See more photos in the gallery.→

LE shows off music learning

Lower El music

The Lower Elementary classes demonstrated in a presentation last Thursday the music, movement, voice and ear training they have had this year in Music Together with CeCe Leavitt. They sang, danced (as in this Irish jig) and played rhythm instruments. See photos on the Lower El program page.→

Welcome to the Maria Montessori Society

WMS welcomes the following as Members of the Maria Montessori Society in recognition of combined financial support of $5,000 or more to The WMS Fund and Bollywood Spring Gala & Auction during the 2016-2017 school year:

Jenifer and Ali Alyazdi
Randy and Melanie Hassler
Lindy and Ben Liles
Jean and William Jorgensen
Amy and Kazu Kibuishi
Judy and Matt Perran
Mary and Peter Schneider
Kim and Will Shaffer
Kanisha and David Speyrer

Thank you for your generosity to WMS!

Montessori Model United Nations returns in 2017-2018 school year

In the 2017-2018 school year, Secondary faculty member Sharon Elise Dunn will again lead a club of dedicated students to participate in the Montessori Model United Nations (MMUN) in New York City. MMUN will continue to be an optional, paid club. We have, though, made a few changes for next year:

The MMUN officials have elected to schedule two NYC conference sessions instead of one to reduce crowding and improve the experience. They are also creating a smoother registration process and a better managed United Nations session.

We look forward to another exciting experience in school and in New York in 2017-2018.