MWMA Families,

 

Parent Teacher Conferences

January 6-7 will be parent teacher conferences.  Both of these days will be early out days.  For families wishing to meet with our counselor Ms. Amber, she will be available on Wednesday evening.  Elementary school teachers have sent out sign-up emails to reserve your time slot.  Middle School will be open house style from 1:30-7:00 pm on Wednesday and 1:30-4:00 pm on Thursday.  There will be no school on Friday.

 

Earn a FREE DRESS DAY

How: By collecting 2500 Box Tops as a school

That is only 5 Box Tops per student

When: Collect in January and Free Dress Day will be on Valentines Day Celebration (February 12th)

Goal progress can be checked on the heart poster by the library.

 

Become a reading STAR! 

Parents and caregivers, we have an excellent program designed to help your students improve their reading.  STAR Parent is an at-home reading intervention designed to support students reading at a 3rd grade level or lower. 

 

Save the Date

STAR Parent training will take place January 14th  at 3:30pm in the library.  It falls on the heels of our DIBELS reading assessment, and we encourage all families with students at or below a 3rd grade reading level to attend.

 

Please email Ms. Melissa, our Librarian and Assessment Director, to reserve your place at the training mzuckerman@mwmacademy.org

 

Orchestra

 

A new semester of beginning orchestra will start Monday, January 18th and run until the end of the year. For those students already enrolled who wish to continue, the $100 tuition will be due to Ms. Terra in the front office by the end of January. We have space for a few more students, so if your student would like to enroll, please sign them up in the front office and make sure that they have access to an instrument (violin, viola, or cello). We look forward to having a spring performance and hearing how much our students have learned! Direct any questions to Ms. Angie at ajohnson@mwmacademy.org.

 

Facebook

Parents, check out our Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/MountainWestMontessoriAcademy/

for current events as well as information about Montessori materials and philosophy!

 

 

Astronomy Club

Astronomy Club is excited to continue exploring the cosmos this winter and spring!  All students grades 3-9 are invited to join us for games, crafts, movies and experiments as we uncover the Mysteries of the Universe!  Upcoming topics including Mission to Mars, Deep Space, Black Holes, How the Hubble works and much more.

 

WHEN:  Every other Tuesday from 3:15-4:30 -  Jan 12 and 26, Feb 9 and 23, March 8 and 22, April 5 and 19, May 3 and 17.

WHERE:  The Jr High Science classroom 

COST:  A one-time donation of $2 is appreciated, to help cover the cost of snacks and supplies.

Slippers/Fire Drills

We will continue to practice by having fire drills throughout the year.  As we cannot predict when we may have an emergency that will coincide with poor weather conditions, we highly recommend that elementary students bring hard-soled slippers to wear in the classroom. Middle School students should wear their shoes in the classroom, although they may also wear hard-soled slippers if they prefer.

 

Aftercare

MWMA is excited to offer our aftercare program.  It is available to students aged kindergarten to 6th grade.

Monday-Thursday   3:15- 5:00 pm

Fridays 1:35-5:00 pm

 

Program activities include: daily snack, arts and crafts, cooking, outside play, team-building activities, movies, and more.

Monthly Cost- $100

Space is limited- Reserve your spot today!

 

Calendaring

Check out the school calendar on our website.

 

Field Trips

Please note that field trip permission forms should be returned BEFORE THE DAY OF THE FIELD TRIP. We cannot honor a permission form that is brought on the morning of the field trip. The reason for this is that chaperone groups, student counts, lunches, attendance, tickets, and transportation has been prearranged for the field trip. Teachers are unable to scramble with last-minute arrangements on the morning of the field trip—this compromises the safety and quality of our off-campus educational experiences. Please be proactive in checking email from your child’s teacher so that you will be aware of upcoming field trips. Additionally, please have your student wear a RED SHIRT on field trip days.

Volunteering

What makes MWMA so different from other schools?  Is it the beautiful classrooms?  The freedom of choice?  The amazing materials?  It is all of those of course, but it is also the community we are creating.  Looking for an opportunity to be a part of that community?  Why not help us out by joining one of our new committees!  Sign up on our website under the Events and Involvement: Help Make Us Great tab.

 

 A Message from Our 9th Grade Students

Dear Mountain West Montessori Parents,

                Our 9th grade students have organized Dollar Denim Days. You or your student pay a dollar to the front office anytime Monday-Thursday in order to get to wear jeans on the Friday of that week. YOU MAY NOT PAY ON FRIDAY! There are 27 Fridays in the year, but if you pay $25 before August 27, 2015, your student may wear jeans the whole year. YOU WILL SAVE $2.

                The reason our 9th grade students have organized this is for their Travel Seminar or 9th grade project trip. The students are planning, organizing, and preparing their very own trip. Dollar Denim Days is starting off their trip fundraising. This trip is to teach the 9th grade students about cultures, geography, time management, organization, and working together to plan their own trip.

                Thank You for your help and support!

 

Other Information

Parents may access our School Improvement Plan, Report Card, Parent Rights to Know the professional certifications of their child’s teacher, Parent Compact, Parent Involvement Policy, notes on Title I and Land Trust meetings and other information in the front office.  Information is also available on our website.