The Grapevine

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

Volleyball

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

Thanksgiving feast

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

Laura Kastner

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

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

Veggie gardening

Middle School students appreciated a garden snail during their community service time last week. See more photos in this week’s gallery.→