The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Sept. 5, 2018

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First day of school

And the 2018-2019 school year begins

As teacher Lisa Shin and assistant Kelsey Mooseker greet them, parents say goodbye to Elm students outside the classroom on the first day of school. See more photos in this week’s gallery.→

The 2018-2019 school year has begun, and WMS students, families and staff are excited to be back together again. Parents at both campuses took a few minutes on Sept. 5 to have coffee and pastries and talk together after students were settled in class. Afterward, many attended the first volunteer training session of the school year, held at the North Creek campus. Thank you to the Family Alliance for hosting the Welcome-Back-to-School coffees this morning! See photos from the North Creek coffee on the Family Alliance page.→

First day, Ginkgo

Middle School students and teachers hold their first community meeting of the new school year.

Sign up for electives through Sept. 10; drama elective opens to second graders

Register now through Sept. 10 on Camp Brain for electives and athletics. Athletics, electives and clubs are offered at both the Woodinville and North Creek campuses, for students from early childhood ages 4-6 through high school. These electives have openings:

All Early Childhood electives at both campuses have available spaces.

See the activities offered this fall in the brochure. For more information contact Theresa Kirby, 425-420-9734.

Coffees with Sunita begin on Sept. 10 and Sept. 12

Get better acquainted with Head of School Sunita Pailoor at a Coffee with Sunita at the Woodinville campus, East Building (Elm and Apple building) on Sept. 10, 8:50-9:20 a.m., and at North Creek, Head of School Conference Room, Building 1, on Sept. 12, 8:30-9 a.m.

Coffees are scheduled on alternate Mondays at Woodinville, and on alternate Wednesdays at North Creek, throughout the school year. Woodinville’s second coffee will be on Sept. 24, and North Creek’s on Sept. 26.

Calling all volunteers to kick off Fall Festival


After coffee, join us for the Fall Festival Kick-off Meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 9 a.m., in the Family Alliance Executive Meeting Room (Building 2, near Elementary Club House). Learn all about one of our community’s favorite annual events and how you can help. Volunteers are needed to assist both with the planning and at the event. The Fall Festival team is also seeking a Volunteer Coordinator and Communications & Marketing Coordinator to join the leadership planning team.

The WMS Fall Festival is a great way to learn more about our special school and meet your fellow parents, and is always a ton of fun! Questions? Contact Fall Festival Chair Angela Kugler and see you all at the kick-off meeting.

Wear your WMS pride—new online spiritwear store opens


We have a new online, on-demand spiritwear store managed by allows orders of just one item at a time (or many) and accepts a variety of payment methods. Order t-shirts and/or sweatshirts from the site they have set up for WMS, and have them delivered directly to you—no need to wait for an annual sale.

In July, the long-running Fieldhouse changed its business model and closed its online logo gear stores, including WMS’s, so we had to find a new vendor.

As this is a brand new offering for us, please contact Claire Tuohy-Morgan, communications & marketing director with feedback or for more information. Let us know whether or not this site and service work for you.