The Grapevine

Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Oct. 11, 2017

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WMS Soccer hosts first home scrimmage

WMS soccer

Our co-ed soccer team hosted its first home scrimmage on Oct. 10, won by Willows Prep, 6-3. The team of fourth-through-eighth-graders played with spirit, cheered on by schoolmates, parents and staff, and the Elementary Club House students watched from the stands, practicing good sportsmanship. The team plays its next scrimmage at home on Oct. 23, versus Heritage Christian. Photo courtesy of Carli McSorley; see more photos in the gallery.→

Come out to the Northshore YMCA on Saturday, Oct. 14, at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to cheer on the WMS volleyball team in their opening games of the season.

Thank you for a fantastic Fall Festival!

Father and son experience the chickens and rabbits at the petting zoo held during the Fall Festival. See more photos in this week’s gallery→.

WMS thanks Angela Kugler for her leadership of this great event!

Dear WMS Families,

Thank you to the 300-plus guests who made it out to Saturday’s Fall Festival. It was such a treat to see so many families from both campuses enjoying the weather, games, and each other. I could not have asked for a better day.

An event of this size can only happen with the help of a small army of volunteers. I am so appreciative of everyone who donated cakes and cupcakes, who helped with advanced planning and who volunteered their time in both big and small ways throughout the day. The coming together of this event was a great example of WMS’s community at its finest.

In particular, there are a number of volunteers and staff that I’d like to acknowledge for going above and beyond to help with the event. In no particular order, I’d like to give a huge thanks to:

Additionally, there are a number of staff members who also helped tremendously in the preparation and execution of this event. I’d like to thank:

Finally, I’d like to give a huge thanks to Lindy Liles, the past Fall Festival Chair, who helped co-organize and support me along the way and who walked me through the entire event from start to finish. Without the work of her and others like Darcy Hardy, who helped pave the way during past Fall Festivals, it would not have been nearly as great.

It’s never too early to start planning for next year. If you have any feedback for me or the other event organizers and/or would like to volunteer for next year’s event, please share your thoughts through this online survey, or email me at

With much appreciation,
Angela Kugler

Pizza dinner RSVP

Eat pizza and kick off Annual Giving on Oct. 17

Join WMS for a night of food, fun and prizes on Tuesday, Oct. 17. Let's celebrate the kickoff to this year’s Annual Giving campaign and celebrate all the reasons #whyigive to WMS. Please RSVP so we can ensure timely and quality service. Registration will be limited to 150 attendees at 5:30 p.m. No-host dinner—see menu options & pricing at The Pizza Coop is located at 13317 NE 175th St., Woodinville.

Learn how to balance screen and family time on Oct. 26

Don’t miss “TECHquilibrium: Finding Balance with Screen Time and Family Time,” with Emily Cherkin, of The Hallowell Todaro Center, on Oct. 26, from 5:30-6:30 p.m., at the North Creek campus.

Her talk will focus on technological changes over time and current research about screens and brain development, and will challenge parents to look at how technology is used in their families. Emily is “tech-positive” and recognizes that technology is here to stay, and has much good to offer. As with most things in life, it is about finding a balance, and Emily will offer parents resources and tools to support them as they seek this balance.

In order to defray expenses of presenting this speaker, the cost will be $20 for one person, and $30 for two adults to attend.

Register here. Complimentary child care will also be available for children 3 years old and older while their parents attend the lecture.

Kids’ Night Out and Secondary Business need your volunteer help!

The first Kids’ Night Out of the school year is scheduled for Oct. 27, but Secondary Business supervisor Jillian Dickson really needs three parent volunteers to sign up to help from 5-9 p.m. Parents of students of all program levels are welcome to volunteer to supervise Kids’ Night Out, the monthly (except for November) child care evening hosted by Secondary Business. For more information about it, and to sign up, please visit the WMS volunteer database, where additional volunteer opportunities are listed. If you have questions about Kids’ Night Out, please contact Jillian Dickson. Jillian also needs as many volunteers as possible for Pizza Day on Nov. 2, when the sixth-graders and Secondary students will not be available.