The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, July 2, 2019

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Campers learning, playing and creating

Coding With Kids

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.

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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

Crossing the bridge

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.

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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

Field Day

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.