Woodinville Montessori School
Weekly Newsletter, Nov. 22, 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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Volleyball wraps up undefeated season
Congratulations to the WMS coed volleyball team, which played to an undefeated season, going 9-0 in the Northshore YMCA League this fall! (Not pictured: Morgen.)
Boys basketball practice begins on Nov. 27, with practice for both boys teams on Mondays, 3:45-5 p.m. Coaches Jordan Listo and Jessica Sealana will be at each practice.
Girls basketball practice begins on Nov. 28. Both teams will practice together on Tuesdays, 3:45-5 p.m., with Coach Jessica and help from coaches Nicole Ahern and Emily Schleiman.
All teams will play in the scrimmages, those TBD. There is room for a few more players. Sign up here.
Feasts around WMS reflect gratitude
An Upper El student serves biscuits to the Cedar and Cypress classes, teachers and staff guests during Wednesday’s traditional feast.
The Upper El classes host an annual Thanksgiving feast with help from teachers and parent volunteers. The students helped prepare soup and biscuits, set the tables and acted as emcees and servers. Each guest expressed thanks—for their families and special people in their lives, for their pets, their homes and the school. Thank you to all of our families for entrusting your children’s education to us.
WMS classes held a variety of celebratory feasts. See more photos in this week’s gallery.→
Save Jan. 4 for Laura Kastner talk
On Jan. 4, 7-8:30 p.m., at the North Creek campus, WMS once again welcomes Laura Kastner, Ph.D., to talk about “Cultivating Lifelong Strengths in Our Children, for Your Child’s Health, Well-Being and Success.” Open to the public, admission is $10 per person, or $15 for two, and we are offering complimentary child care for children 3 years old and up. Register here.
Every parent wants success for their child, but figuring out what strength (or weakness) to focus on—and how—can be very challenging. Drawing on content from her five books on children and adolescents, her clinical practices and her teaching in child psychiatry at the UW, Dr. Kastner will focus on the parent’s role in enhancing the child’s success. Read more about her here.
Parents and guests learn from their children at Student Teaching Night
The Early Childhood and Elementary halls of WMS were filled with families last Friday night as students taught language lessons to their visitors during the popular Student Teaching Night. You can see more photos of the evening in this week’s gallery.→
Gingko cleans up veggie beds
Middle School students appreciated a garden snail during their community service time last week. See more photos in this week’s gallery.→
- Nov. 23
- •Thanksgiving Day Holiday, NO SCHOOL, NO CAMP
- Nov. 24
- •Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL, NO CAMP
- Nov. 27
- •Boys basketball practice begins, 3:45-5 p.m.
- •Early Bird registration for Winter Break Camp now through Dec. 4
- Nov. 28
- •Girls basketball practice begins, 3:45-5 p.m.
- Nov. 30
- •Family Alliance meeting, 3:30 p.m., complimentary child care available
Save Nov. 30 for Family Alliance meeting
Please mark your calendar and be sure to join us for the next Family Alliance Meeting on Thursday, Nov. 30, at 3:30 p.m. Board of Trustees President Kim Shaffer and Associate Head of School Sunita Pailoor will be our guest speakers. The meeting will be held in Ginkgo East, upstairs in Building 2, at the North Creek campus. Complimentary child care will be provided at both campuses for children ages 3 and over.
Watch for Dec. 9 WMS Winter Gingerbread Festival registration
Save Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., for the WMS Winter Gingerbread Festival. Registration and gingerbread house preorders will soon open. WMS small business owners who would like to be vendors for the bazaar, contact Reena Suryavanshi by Wednesday, Nov. 22. The event is presented by Family Alliance, and they would love to have your volunteer help. Please email Keri Sliger before Nov. 30.
Drama seeks some PVC pipes
Drama instructor Kylie McElrath is seeking some 1-½-inch PVC pipes for the WMS production of “Aesop’s Fables.” They can be varied lengths over 3-feet long; shorter sizes would be too small for the set.
Pieces may be dropped off at the North Creek front office and Kylie will collect them, or email her for more information. Thank you.
More Thanksgiving feast photos next week
We’ll have feast photos from Woodinville and from more classes in next week’s Grapevine.
Annual Giving still open
If you haven’t yet donated to the WMS Annual Giving campaign you still can. Just visit our website for links and information.
Help with Kids’ Night Out on Dec. 8 and help Secondary Business
Parent volunteers are needed to help supervise Kids’ Night Out on Dec. 8. Parents of students of all program levels are welcome to volunteer for KNO, 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.
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.