Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, July 2, 2019
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Campers learning, playing and creating
WMS Elementary Summer Camp got off to a great start last week with Coding With Kids. This week the ever-popular Sports Sampler keeps EL campers busy.
Early Childhood and Toddler camps are also in full swing. The Woodinville campus is hosting EC camp, which is a more relaxed version of a regular Montessori school day, plus summer activities such as outside water play. The Toddlers are in their familiar North Creek spaces, comfortable in their regular school-year regimen.
Depending on the programs and the sessions, there may still be openings for sessions 3-9. You may check and register on Camp Brain. Registrations will close on Wednesdays the week before each session; registration for session 3 will close on July 3.
Camp—and all of WMS—will be closed on Thursday, July 4, for the Independence Day holiday.
Woodinville kindergartners move up
Congratulations to these kindergartners from the Woodinville campus who moved up to first grade: Beatrice, Elliott, Leela, Ayumu, Kai, Zenubia, Hunter, Lydia, Miya, Cecily, Ilahi, Anika K., Dahlia, Caleb, Zige, Charles Wallace, Keerthi, Meidha, Annika S., Willow, Abigail, Piper and Alan.
NC Crossing the Bridge and moving up
Now it’s off to high school for rising eighth-grade students.
The North Creek campus ended the school year in its customary way on June 21. Third-year students performed the annual Closing Ceremony, and then the program directors read the names of each of their level’s rising students as they crossed the bridge.
Fifteen kindergartners are ready for first grade: Dashiell, Reyaansh, Natasha, Ryan S., Arden, Waylon, Olivia S., Aanya, Nathan J., Kabir, Iris, Celia, Marley, Zoe and Vanessa.
These are the rising third-years: Emmalee, Montse, Westin, Mariam, Hayley, Liam H., Alex J., Bharath, Devi, Jonathan, Gabi, Riker, Kenzie, Maliya, Elijah, Liam R., Ruby, Wyatt, Annabelle, Aidan, Nathan M., Sophia S., Jackson, Liam I., Yeslun, Josh, Nathan S., Evelyn S. and Shriya S.
Moving onward from sixth-year to Middle School are: Liam B., Teagan, Molly, Madison, Abdelrahman, Grant, Lily, Lucia, Liam Z., Morgen, Skylar, Nate F., Amalia, Akshad, Jonnika, Zachary, Austin and Ian.
Rising to high school from eighth-grade are: Bebe, Ben, Hayden, William, Nathan H., Aina, Evan, Tane, Meera, Coco, Jeffrey, Jitu, Kenna, Zoe and Katie.
Save an archive of your child’s Seesaw items
Did you know that you can download a .zip archive of your child’s work and photos that were posted in Seesaw? Magnolia teacher and early Seesaw adopter LeeAnn Brown offers these tips:
If you would like to save your child’s work and photos from Seesaw, especially if your child has now moved on from a classroom, this process is much simpler than downloading everything individually.
You will find step-by-step instructions here.
Field Day is all fun and games
One of the creative games on Field Day was “polo” on stick horses with croquet mallets.
The Secondary students directed the Elementary students through all kinds of games and activities on Field Day, on June 20. They tossed foam cabers, played freeze tag, ran obstacle courses and sponge relays and more. Thank you to everyone who loaned items for games, including Northshore Gymnastics Center for lending equipment.
See more photos (including of Lower Elementary and Secondary students) on the Upper Elementary page.→
Happy Summer Break to all of our families and friends!
Watch for an email next week with details about summer playdates scheduled on July 16 and July 17.
- Thursday, July 4
- Independence Day holiday, NO CAMP, school and offices closed
- Tuesday, July 16
- • Toddler, EC & EL playdate, North Creek, 3:30 p.m.
- Wednesday, July 17
- • EC playdate, Woodinville, 3:30 p.m.
Welcome to WMS & Woodinville, Tomo
New Woodinville Program Director, Tomo Takahashi
Please welcome Tomo Takahashi, our new Woodinville Early Childhood Program Director. Tomo joined us on July 1, as Miki Shema, our Woodinville Program Director for the past two years, retired from that position.
Tomo is a MEIPN graduate, founder of a Montessori school in Tokyo and an education consultant.
He holds a BA in Social Sciences from International Christian University; an MBA in Finance from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business; and an EdM degree in Learning & Teaching from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. Tomo earned his Montessori Early Childhood credentials from the American Montessori Society.
For her part, Miki is not leaving us; she is now the EC Summer Camp Director, and will help with admissions.
WMS honors staff years of service
On June 24, WMS faculty and staff received appreciation certificates for years of service:
- 30 years
- Bogda Zbyszewski
- 15 years
- Tara Chandler and Sunita Pailoor
- 10 years
- Jillian Dickson, Cheng-Wei Fiorillo and Zdenka Kaczynski
- 5 years
- Dolly Jose, Veronica Juarez, Judy Samudovsky, Lisa Shin and Claire Tuohy-Morgan
Early Childhood summer tips
Get tips on supporting your EC student over summer break on the EC program page.→
Secondary students enjoy annual dinner
WMHS parents celebrated their students at the annual Secondary Semi-Formal Dinner on June 20. See some photos on the Secondary program page→.
Communications offices move
Looking for the Communications Dept.? We have moved. You will now find us on the second floor, southeast offices in Building 2. The Admissions and Development departments will also relocate there in late July.
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.