MWMA Families,

New Information

SPORTS & CONDITIONING CLUB

Every Tuesday for Six Weeks:

March 29th – April 12th then April 26th – May 12th

We will be meeting from after school until 4:00 p.m.

This club will be a mixture of sports such as basketball, soccer, and ultimate frisbee combined with conditioning like push-ups, sit-ups, and jump rope or running. The goal will be to have fun and get fit in the process.

Cost: $25 per student—space is limited to 20 students

Sign up now at the front desk to reserve your spot!

 

Maturation

We will be offering an evening maturation program for 5th grade students and their parents on the evening of April 21st at 6:00 pm here at the school.  Our program offers information and the opportunity for students to ask questions.  Boys and Girls each have a separate presentation that is focused on their individual needs.  If you have additional questions please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Soccer Shots is Starting up Again!

Soccer Shots, the Nation’s premier intro-to-soccer program is getting ready to launch their Spring season at Mountain West Montessori Academy!”  Soccer Shots is the leader in youth soccer development for children ages 2-8.  With over 160 locations across North America, we are focused on positively impacting children’s lives and the communities we serve.  We are changing the lives of young people forever by teaching principles and life skills such as respect, honesty and teamwork.  Soccer Shots classes are fun, high energy and non-competitive.  Soccer Shots coaches are caring individuals who are positively impacting children’s lives through memorable experiences through the game of soccer.

 

Registration for our Spring season at Mountain West Montessori Academy is open on our website at www.soccershots.org/slcsouth.  The program is for kids ages 5-8 and will be held at the school, outside on the east field (in the event of bad weather, class will be held indoors in the gymnasium).  Classes are every Wednesday, right after school until 4:00 pm and begin on April 13th.  The season runs for 7 weeks, concluding on May 25th.  All of the participants this spring receive an awesome Soccer Shots prize at the end of the season!  We provide all equipment so there is nothing you need to buy or have your children bring to the classes.  We will be having a free demo day at the school on Wednesday, March 30th, right after school in the gym.  If you want to learn more about Soccer Shots and have your children actually try a quick sample of our sessions, be sure to check us out then!  If you have any questions about Soccer Shots, feel free to contact us at tbrown@soccershots.org.  Thanks and we hope to see your children in Soccer Shots this Spring at Mountain West Montessori Academy!

 

Food Drive

Dear Parents,

         The school is hosting a food drive. It starts March 28 and ends April 14. The whole school will win a free dress day if we can get at least 550 cans (boxed meals will work ) of food to donate. The food drive will be needing these items the most: Peanut butter, Canned tuna, Canned fruit, Canned stew and chili, Boxed meals, Macaroni and cheese, and Pasta. Please help us get food to give to Salt Lake City food bank. There will be no exceptions to late food after the food drive is over. If you have any Questions please contact the host of the food drive the email is wafflecrazedpanda@gmail.com. Thank you for your participation in the food drive.

                                                                                                -Middle School Student

 

Wizarding Club!

Dear Parents,

      There is a new club at MWMA! A wizardry club (A.K.A Harry Potter Club).

The cost of the club will be $10 per person participating. This money will be going towards snacks, crafts, and new Harry Potter books for our school library.  The club will be after school, every other Monday from 3:15- 4:00 pm. The dates will be April 11th and 25th, May 9th and 23rd. The grades that can participate are, 3rd through 7th grades because of craft and reading difficulties for grades that are younger. If your child has an allergy please notify the front office, so we can buy additional snack that fits your child’s needs. Also, there will be a maximum of 20 people, so it will be first come first serve. We would love if your children could come.

      Thank You, 

        The Wizardry Club Staff

 

Text Messages Opt-In

Looking for another way to get connected to info at MWMA? Opt into our text message system!  You can do so by responding to the phone message we sent earlier in the week.  You can also set this messaging up by following the link at the end of this paragraph.   You must use a cell phone number that is already in our system.  (If you need help getting your number into our system please contact the front office.)

https://secure.onecallnow.com/Access/FamilyProfile/FamilyProfile.aspx?G=h7plc1PBHt00sCsRB8E8aA%3d%3d

 

 

PARENTING AUTHOR COMING TO SPEAK

 

MWMA is excited to host a nationally-renowned parenting author! On Thursday, May 5th from 7-9:00 pm, Jane Nelsen, PhD will speak at our school on the topic of “Positive Discipline: Raising Self-Reliant Children in a Self-Indulgent World”. Dr. Nelsen will talk about fostering self-reliance in children and will give practical tips on how to use parenting challenges to teach children the self-reliance and independence that support authentic self-esteem.

 

Early bird registration opens on Friday, April 1st, for parents of students at our school only. Regular registration will begin on April 18th, open to the general public and other Montessori schools and educators. Ticket cost is $15.00 per adult, and the school will be offering free babysitting (to MWMA students and siblings only) when both (or all) parents attend. Tickets may be purchased in the front office.

April 1st is the DUE Date for Yearbooks

We are thrilled to be offering a school yearbook again this year.  (We want to thank our parent volunteers for helping us to put this together.)  Yearbook sales will take place on-line and parents will have a choice between a soft cover book for $11.00 and a hardcover book for $15.00.  There are also options to add name engraving, extra autograph pages, and stickers.  Your student will come home with a yearbook packet with details about ordering online.   Our school code is 12747016.   The link to order is: https://ybpay.lifetouch.com/Order/SelectJob

 

Information for Review (Previously Sent)

 

SAGE Assessments

SAGE assessments are just around the corner.  Attached is Mountain West’s Assessment Philosophy with information on how we approach assessment within the school. 

 

Lost and Found

There are a number of amazing coats and jackets and other nice items in our lost and found!  We are donating surplus items to charity later this week.  If your child is missing items, please check the lost & found in the lobby before Friday.

 

Land Trust Committee

We would like to welcome Jamie Treseder to the Land Trust committee.  If you have questions about the committee, land trust, or other school funding please do not hesitate to contact us.

 

Safety Reminders

We do practice fire drills year round at MWMA, and because we encourage students to exit the building quickly without stopping for personal items, we do not take time to change from slippers to shoes.  For this reason we ask that you provide your child with hard soled slippers appropriate for cold or wet weather.

We would like to remind families that our carpool lanes are a cell phone free zone.

We would also ask that you exercise caution and drive slowly during pick-up and drop-off. 

We would like to remind families to use the crosswalk to cross from the front of school to the parking stalls. 

Parents choosing to park in the parking stalls to pick-up or drop-off need to walk with their students to and from the cross walk in front of the school. 

 

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!

 

 

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.

 

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.