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Woodinville Montessori School Weekly Newsletter, Dec. 14, 2016

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Maple snowman

Snow day was a special day

While most local schools took a snow day on Dec. 9, we simply started a little late and had both school and fun in the snow! Here the Maple class shows off its snowman. See more snow fun photos in this week's photo gallery.→

Watch your email tomorrow for exciting news from the Admissions Office

Parents have long expressed their wishes for a more efficient re-enrollment process with less paperwork, and we couldn't agree more! After thorough research, planning and preparation, Woodinville Montessori School is ready to join the many other independent schools that have successfully adopted a single-time, continual enrollment agreement. This change will benefit both families and staff, making it easier for families to continue their academic journeys and greatly reducing the time required in reissuing agreements every year.

Look for details from Admissions Director Keri Sliger tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 15, in your inbox.

Trustees announce updated Strategic Plan

The Woodinville Montessori School Board of Trustees has recently completed a significant refresh of the WMS Strategic Plan. We invite you to take a look here to see our strategy for the future of WMS.

Decorating gingerbread

Big, happy bunch enjoyed brunch

Thank you to all the families who attended, and give a giant shout-out to the Secondary business students and volunteer helpers Jessica Sealana, Linda Browne, Mengfei Xu and Pranav Shaji for holding a very successful Gingerbread Brunch on Dec. 10. Together they cooked up a huge breakfast for all the students and families who came to socialize and create a gingerbread house for the holidays. The proceeds will go toward Secondary trips.—Photo of an Apple student decorating a gingerbread house, courtesy of Carli McSorley

See more photos in the gallery.→

Open House

We need your presence, WMS parents

WMS parents, your presence is needed! On Jan. 7 WMS will host the final Admissions all-school Open House of the year, and we are seeking friendly WMS parent volunteers. Your participation and volunteer presence will play a large role in the event's success—simply put, we couldn't do it without you!

A variety of volunteer opportunities will be available from 8:30-11:30 a.m. The event will begin at 9:30 a.m. Volunteer opportunities have been broken into three convenient shifts to help accommodate your busy schedules. Duties include setup, registration, tour guide (don't worry, an administrator will partner with you!) student panel support and cleanup.

Please sign up on MyVolunteerPage today, and feel free to reach out to me directly with questions. The more warm, welcoming faces, the better. Thank you in advance for supporting WMS and helping us share WHY Montessori is the best choice for so many lifelong learners.—Sincerely, WMS Director of Admissions Keri Sliger

Science lab

In the classroom: studying mass and volume

Cypress teacher Jeni Lancaster guides an Upper El class through a lesson on mass and volume. See more photos in this week's photo gallery.→

Refining motor skills

Working on those fine motor skills

A toddler carefully threads each pipe cleaner through a hole in the glass shaker, helping to sharpen fine motor skills and concentration.