MWMA Families,


We will be celebrating Halloween with a free dress day this Friday.  Students are welcome to wear costumes if they choose.  Please keep costumes appropriate for school; we ask that student costumes not include masks, face coverings, weapons, excessive props, or blood.

Picture Retakes

If your child missed school picture day, retakes will be Nov 5th.  If you have a student in PM Kindergarten and need a retake, please make arrangements to have pictures taken between 9:00-10:00 am.

Outdoor Classrooms

The furniture for the outdoor classrooms has arrived!   We are eager to be able to better use these amazing spaces.  We are in need of some assistance to move this furniture into place.  We are looking to “make the move” on Friday Nov 6th, at 1:30 pm.  If you are available to assist us, please e-mail Ms. Amy at


Literacy Night

Mark your calendars for our Family Literacy Night on Wednesday Nov 11th from 6:00-8:00 pm. SAVE THE DATE! Teachers will be dressing up and performing in the “Living Library”, and there will be activities, storytelling, trivia, and crafts, as well as our Scholastic Book Fair and opportunities for students to read book excerpts and recite poetry. Don’t miss this chance to get students of all ages excited about literacy!

Dear Parents and Caregivers,


We are looking for some helping hands for our Family Literacy Night.  We need help setting up, cleaning, up, and managing activities in between!

Family Literacy Night will be November 13, from 6:00-8:00pm.  We would also like donations of craft supplies and refreshments.


If you can volunteer or make a donation, please contact our librarian, Ms. Melissa at





Astronomy Club

Learn more about the stars and our place in the solar system.   As members of this club, students will have the opportunity to join us for an evening star party and a chance to try and spot the rings of Saturn.   The club is open to students in 3rd-9th grade. Cost is $2.00 per student.  We will meet every other Tuesday after school from 3:15-4:30 pm, starting November 3rd.



Book Fair

Get a jump on your holiday shopping!   The scholastic book fair will be back again this year Nov 9th-15th.


Slippers/Fire Drills

 We will continue to practice for 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.



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!



Check out the school calendar on our website



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!