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Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Nov. 1, 2017

LEARN self-respect, compassion and commitment to community | GROW academically, socially, emotionally, creatively and intellectually | BECOME world citizens who have a voice and make a difference.

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Looking Forward sessions on Nov. 8

Burke Museum

A Cedar fourth-grade student takes notes during an Upper El field trip to the Burke Museum last week.

“The people are amazing, the subjects are amazing, the amount of camaraderie and warmth and the relationships that you forge with people here are just fantastic,”
Isabel ’17

“I’m excited to write my flora and fauna paper for island!”
Robinson, sixth-year

“I am excited to be a third-year buddy. I want to try to finish all of the lower elementary math.”
Paige, third-year

Imagine what your rising student will look forward to next school year. Attend the Looking Forward presentation (LE, UE or MS) appropriate for your child’s next program level, at North Creek, from 5-6 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 8. The sessions are geared toward families of children who will move up to first grade, fourth-grade or seventh-grade in fall 2018. Elementary meets in Building 1 (rooms TBA) and Middle School meets in Building 2, Ginkgo classroom upstairs.

Volleyball is undefeated, soccer wins

WMS soccer

A WMS soccer player aims for the ball in a recent game.—Photo courtesy of Carli McSorley

The WMS Volleyball team remains undefeated, winning both its games again last Saturday. The coed team also took in a UW vs. UCLA volleyball game last weekend.

The coed WMS soccer team has won its last two games, led by seventh-grader Jeffrey’s multiple goals.

Secondary students thank donors with cookies in car lines

Thank you

“Thank you for being a part of our school!”
Nathan, seventh grade

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By Director of Development Keri Sliger

Last Friday, the philanthropy-minded Secondary students gathered to show thankfulness the “old fashioned way,” by handing out cookies and waving handmade signs to the parents in the afternoon car line. These student leaders are aware of just how much your Annual Giving donations mean to the school (and to our students!) and appreciate all our parents do to support WMS.

We couldn’t agree more—40% of families have already donated, helping us to raise $60,000 so far. A great start to this year’s Annual Giving campaign, but there is still work to be done if we are going to meet our goal of 100% participation and $150,000 raised. Remember, EVERY gift matters, so please do not hesitate to donate, no matter your giving capability. You can make a donation online (a third-party site with transaction fee) or submit your giving brochure to the front desk. Did you know that WMS also accepts gifts of stock?

If you choose to give securities to Woodinville Montessori School, here are a few general guidelines:

  1. A gift of appreciated stock may have beneficial tax consequences for you. Please consult a tax specialist to determine how this might affect you.
  2. If the fair market value at the time of the gift is more than $500, you will need to fill out Internal Revenue Service Form 8283—Noncash Charitable Contributions form and submit it to Woodinville Montessori School. Woodinville Montessori School will acknowledge receipt of the gift on this form and return it to you so that you may comply with all IRS regulations. Woodinville Montessori School’s Tax ID# is 91-1212740.
  3. If you have the stock certificates in your possession, send the unendorsed stock certificates and a signed stock power (available from your broker) in separate envelopes to Woodinville Montessori School. The gift is complete as of the postmark date of the later envelope.
  4. Woodinville Montessori School works with Meaghan McKenzie at Wedbush to receive and sell donated securities. Please contact Meaghan E. McKenzie at 206-623-2051 or to make your gift of stock, then be sure to alert Director of Development Keri Sliger of the anticipated transfer.

Already made your Annual Giving Donation? You can continue to support WMS each day, through an activity you’re most likely already doing—shopping on Amazon. Enroll in Amazon smile—at no charge to you—and WMS will receive .05% of your purchase total each time you shop. You can easily link your existing Amazon account, so no need to update your account information. Truly, it’s simple to do and you’re helping WMS each and every time you shop! To date Amazon has donated over $62 million through the Amazon Smile program.

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Elementary Halloween party is a favorite WMS tradition

Halloween 2017

Coco Chanel on the left, and a Titanic passenger on the right—brought ghostly bygone elegance to the WMS halls for Halloween. The annual Elementary Halloween party featured games, crafts, activities, a haunted maze hosted by the Upper El students, plenty of healthful and fun snacks provided by parents, and of course, lots of colorful, original costumes.—Photo courtesy of Carli McSorley

See more photos in this week’s gallery