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Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, Dec. 7, 2016

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Gingerbread Brunch

Coming to the Gingerbread Brunch?

Make the Gingerbread Brunch your family's annual holiday tradition with a hearty breakfast, decorating a storybook-style gingerbread house, socializing with other WMS families and having fun together. The brunch is this Saturday, Dec. 10, at the North Creek Campus. The event helps Secondary Business earn some money for its end-of-year trips.

Breakfast begins at 9 a.m., and decorating begins at 9:30 a.m. Brunch for adults and children over 10 is $15, and for children 10 and under, $6. A gingerbread house costs an additional $20. Brunch registration closes tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 8. Register and purchase your brunch and your gingerbread house on Camp Brain.

Spanish class tackles vocabulary

Spanish teacher Carlos Valencia answers a Middle School student's question during a Spanish vocabulary exercise. See more photos on the Secondary program page.→

Spanish class

Secondary health class cooks, eats breakfast

Health class

A WMHS junior waits to flip pumpkin pancakes during a health class on nutritional cooking last week. The students all helped make the meal, which also included citrus fruits, mangoes and strawberries and smoothies. See more photos in this week's photo gallery.

Thank you for donating to Hopelink Food & Toy Drive!

Carrying donations to busCarrying donations to bus

Thanks to the generosity of our families and staff, the Upper El students were able to donate 1,083 pounds of food and 258 pounds of clothes and toys to Hopelink. Your donations will help provide a happier holiday season for those who are in need.

The Upper Elementary classes sponsor the annual Hopelink drive each November. The photos show some of the students carrying donations to the WMS bus for delivery to the organization.

Be sure to log your volunteer hours for credit

Thank you to the almost 100 unique volunteers who have helped out in so many wonderful ways at WMS this school year. We really appreciate you recording your hours in Better Impact. Log into ParentsWeb; under Announcements click on Volunteer Here and then click on Volunteer Opportunities. (You can also reach this link through the website homepage—Go to Contribute and choose MyVolunteerPage from the menu.) If you have never logged into the system, contact Guy Tobin for your user name and password. Guy can give you a tutorial on using the system. Once logged in, go to the “Hours” tab, and if you don't see your activity, also select “Inactive” activities. If still not found, enter hours under category “Hours Logging/Recording, Miscellaneous, Unscheduled.”

Alumni, past-parents and staff—we're looking for you

Save the date for a WMS Alumni Holiday Party

If you are, or know, a WMS alum, past-parent or former staff member, please save Dec. 20, from 6:30-8 p.m., for the WMS Alumni Holiday Party.

Bring your family to the North Creek Campus for an evening of decorating cookies and reminiscing! We'll have plenty of cookies and frosting for all ages, along with light appetizers and hot cocoa! And don't miss the Ugly Holiday Sweater Contest as part of the fun!

Get a special sneak peak of the Innovation & Design Lab and the Aquaponix system.

We emailed Paperless Post invitations. If you did not receive one, or if you know an alum who did not receive an invitation, please contact Alumni Coordinator Julie Schwarz.

And please share your news with us! We are now planning an issue of the alumni “Seasons” newsletter, and would love to be able to tell the WMS community what you are doing. Please contact Alumni Coordinator Julie Schwarz.