April 15-19

Hey folks!

We have finished up our Study of South America!  We are moving up to North America next week.  The kids are so excited . When I mentioned our new study, they automatically started shouting out States they wanted to report about.  So…. look forward to helping them at home with that.  As always they will be given some time in class to work on this however they may choose to work on it at home especially if they choose not to at school 😉 . We will also be covering our bodies which is interesting because several of the students checked out Library books about the body during Library time before I told them where our studies would take us…. Very curious…….

Encourage your little peeps to finish strong. Ask them what works they did during the day.  Each day they are given Math works, Spelling, Comprehension, and cultural works to do.  They also have a page of a  DWLM each day, which focuses on state standards for reading, writing and arithmetic. Twice a week they are given writing practice. So you see, they should be busy little bees… We have a few who are struggling to keep their focus on works that need to be done instead of making sure everyone else is doing their job…. … It causes chaos as works tend to not get done that way…..

Thanks again for all of your support as I have jumped into this new adventure.  I am so excited to see where this adventure takes me.  I am currently taking the Montessori training so at times it  is overwhelming.

Field Trip

Our field trip is coming up on Thursday, April 18th. It is the  Disney documentary about penguins to celebrate Earth Day.  This is not the field trip to the Clark Planetarium  (that is on May 3)

We will meet at the Megaplex theater at the Junction at 8:45 in the morning. You can just drop your children off there instead of school.  I currently do not have anyone listed for needing a ride to the theater. If this is not the case, please let me know ASAP by emailing me. astoddart@mariamontessoriacademy.org

The movie will end about 10:30ish. If you are able to transport any children back to the school from the theater please sign up on this wejoinin link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jsiix. This needs to be done by Sunday (tomorrow)

Unfortunately, we have an extremely limited number of tickets for chaperones. But please put the field trip to Clark Planetarium on Friday, May 3 on your calendars because all parents are welcome to that field trip.

Testing.

UT state standardized assessments (now called RISE and Aspire Plus) will be on the follwing days for our class. These assessments are important to us for several reasons.

The state assessment data are important to your family because the results are one way to communicate how much your child has learned in English language arts, writing, math, and science. At MMA, we know that these tests are but one indicator of a child’s progress in these content areas.

The state assessment data are important to us because determining what a student knows or does not know is a vital cornerstone in individualizing learning experiences, which is the basis of a Montessori education. The results help us to identify needs for new and additional materials, tailor professional development for teachers, and determine where to best invest school funding.

Taking tests is a practical life skill, required for college entrance as well many professions. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, contractors, nurses, and cosmetologists (to name just a few) all must take tests in order to enter their professions. Standardized testing in school provides a valuable opportunity to practice taking tests in a low-stakes environment, better preparing our students for future assessments – which is why we encourage all students to participate.

If you choose to opt your child out of testing, please complete the Parent Exclusion from State Assessments Form. This form must be handed from you to either Ms. Lana or Ms. René, who will take 5 minutes to review this form with you. We ask that these forms are submitted no later than April 12th. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Save the date
4/12/19 – MAPA Meeting, 8:45am, conference room

4/22/19 – Early release

4/22/19 – JH Musical Performance, 6pm at Pleasant Valley Library

4/23/19 – JH Musical Performance, 6pm at Pleasant Valley Library

5/3/19 – Field trip Clark Planetarium

5/3/19 – MAPA Meeting, 8:45am in Conference Rm

5/15/19 – Box Top Store

5/21-24/19 – Early Release, PTCs

5/24/19 – Last Day of School for Students

 

Field trip clarification

Hey folks!

WOW!  I combined our two field trips coming up.  I am so sorry for the confusion.   Let me try again…..

We have our next field trip coming up next Thursday, April 18th. It will be a Disney documentary about penguins to celebrate Earth Day. We will meet at the Megaplex theater at the Junction at 8:45 in the morning. You can just drop your children off there instead of school. If you are unable to get your child to the theater that morning, please let me know by emailing me. We will need some certified drivers to transfer children to the theater from the school. If you are a certified driver, please sign up at this wejoinin link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/okoqm.

The movie will end about 10:30ish. If you are able to transport any children back to the school from the theater please sign up on this wejoinin link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jsiix.

We will have a Track it Forward link for you to sign your children up for rides back by Wednesday night or Thursday morning.

Unfortunately, we have an extremely limited number of tickets for chaperones. But please put the field trip to Clark Planetarium on Friday, May 3 on your calendars because all parents are welcome to that field trip.

 Again, sorry for the confusion.
Ms. April

April 8-11

Hey All!!

I hope your spring break was adventerous and you lived it well!  I was able to build a long awaited picnic table with my husband and son, start on some garden planters, put up some faux brick and make progress on our leak in our roof. It was a great break but now we are ready to dive back in and finish strong.

This past month we have been learning about South America, Levels 2-3 Students were given a few weeks to do research in class on a South American country and when finished, present to the class.  There are a few  who need to finish this but those who have, have done a fantastic job! There works are hanging up in the hall.  Level 1 students are creating a puzzle map of the South American Countries that too will be on display. We will be finishing up on the plants and Animals of South America this week. Next week we will be Starting on North America.

I have combined and assigned new groups for the Spelling based on Dr. Seuss. I will send home the spelling lists this week so that you are able to see which group your child is in and so you have the list to encourage them to practice.

Snacks

Thank you to all who have contributed to the snacks!!! I was so amazed with all who have stepped in. It really helps the little ones For concentration and for those who may have missed a breakfast I will now have some extra to help.

Testing.

UT state standardized assessments (now called RISE and Aspire Plus) will be on the follwing days for our class. These assessments are important to us for several reasons.

The state assessment data are important to your family because the results are one way to communicate how much your child has learned in English language arts, writing, math, and science. At MMA, we know that these tests are but one indicator of a child’s progress in these content areas.

The state assessment data are important to us because determining what a student knows or does not know is a vital cornerstone in individualizing learning experiences, which is the basis of a Montessori education. The results help us to identify needs for new and additional materials, tailor professional development for teachers, and determine where to best invest school funding.

Taking tests is a practical life skill, required for college entrance as well many professions. Doctors, lawyers, teachers, contractors, nurses, and cosmetologists (to name just a few) all must take tests in order to enter their professions. Standardized testing in school provides a valuable opportunity to practice taking tests in a low-stakes environment, better preparing our students for future assessments – which is why we encourage all students to participate.

If you choose to opt your child out of testing, please complete the Parent Exclusion from State Assessments Form. This form must be handed from you to either Ms. Lana or Ms. René, who will take 5 minutes to review this form with you. We ask that these forms are submitted no later than April 12th. Thank you for your cooperation and support.

Heads UP!
We have a field trip to the Clark Planetarium on April 18. We will meet at 8:30 at the  Front Runner to take it down to Salt Lake and will need a ride for kids to the movie theater from the school. If you area certified driver, please go to this link.. https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/okoqm. Please let me know if your child will be needing a ride from the school to the Front Runner. I will need to know ASAP so we have plenty of time to assign rides from the school to the Front Runner.
We will also need rides back to the school and should be back in Ogden about 10:30. If you are able to help out with that please go to this site to sign up.
https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jsiix .
It should be a great adventure!
Save the date
4/12/19 – MAPA Meeting, 8:45am, conference room

 

4/22/19 – Early release

4/22/19 – JH Musical Performance, 6pm at Pleasant Valley Library

4/23/19 – JH Musical Performance, 6pm at Pleasant Valley Library

5/3/19 – MAPA Meeting, 8:45am in Conference Rm

5/15/19 – Box Top Store

5/21-24/19 – Early Release, PTCs

5/24/19 – Last Day of School for Students

 

 

March 11-15

Hey Folks!

First of all I want to thank you all for your continued support!  Thank you to Henry’s family for Snack last week.  We are in need of snacks. Please get on Track it forward to sign up .  Your kiddos will very much appreciate the healthy snacks!

We have got a busy week !

We are continuing our study on South America.  Level 1 will make a map of South America and label the countries. Levels 1-2 will pick a South American country to research.

Tuesday is our field trip to the Union Station. We will be leaving the school at 12:30. Jen Whetton  is Kindly helping me out with carpool. If your child needs a ride please let me know so we can make sure all has transportation to and from the field trip.

Tuesday evening…

Big picture

During literacy week students can bring books for the book swap. This is a great opportunity to share books with one another. Secondly, each student should bring in a picture of the cover of their favorite book to hang on the art strip outside of their classroom. If printing a picture is not an option, your student can draw the cover. We would like our older students, specifically Upper El and Jr. High, to include a short summary of their book and what they liked about it. We want students to be able to walk around the school and see books that they might be excited to read!

Throughout the week we encourage students to be reading at home and at school. Our literacy committee created a beautiful tree in the front of the school. Each time a student reads a book, they get to add a leaf to the tree. Please encourage your student to spend time at home reading lots of books! We want our tree to be full of leaves!

Lastly, we will have a read-a-thon on Friday from 10:00-11:00am. Students are encouraged to bring books from home to enjoy. Please no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals.

We will have professional development on Friday, March 15th. Students will be released at 1:00pm.Don’t forget, there is no school for students on Monday, March 18th as our professional development continues.

Looking ahead:

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week

3/12/19 — MMA Board Meeting and MMA’s Literacy Night from 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/14/19 — End of Quarter

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 — Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 — Spring Break (No School)

4/8/19- 5/10/19 –State testing (dates and times differ per class)

4/22/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

4/22-24/19 — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior High Play

 Thanks so much,
MS. APRIL

February 25-29

Hello Families!!

First of all I want to say thank you thank you for your continued support in our classroom.

Thank you for those of you who have brought in snack this past week.

The Gala event is coming up.  Each class is putting together a themed basket for this event.  Our is themed Fun and Games.  PLEASE donate anything that would fit along with this theme so we can assemble the baskets and raffle them off! Ideas: deck of cards, Uno, Skibbo, fun family games, Pass the Pigs , iTunes gift cards for online games, travel games, game night snacks, candies, popcorn, activity pads (cross word, sudoko, mad libs, etc), gift cards to local bowling allies or mini golf places, etc. 

Please bring in any donated items to Mrs. April’s room no later than March 1st!

 This week:I                                                                                                                      Ask your kids what they learned and what was their favorite!

Tuesday February 26th.  Come support our kids in our School wide Spelling Bee.    Lower Elementary.   9:00am-10:00am

              Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm

We get to play with Dinos later that afternoon.

Wednesday February 27th.  WSU story telling.

This week is History week. We will be looking at Native Americans and different American artist.  Notice our Frank Lloyd Wright “Stained glass” as you drop your kids off . We will also learn about different types of Birds.

Spelling:  Lists are coming home Monday.

 

Coming UP

2/26/19 — School-wide Spelling Bee

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Ski Night at Powder Mt.

3/5/19 — 7th and 8th grade History Fair

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week

3/12/19 — MMA Board Meeting and MMA’s Literacy Night from 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/14/19 — End of Quarter

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 — Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 — Spring Break (No School)

4/22-24/19 — Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Junior High Play

Some have asked about planned  Field trips.
Here is what is on the calendar….

Tuesday, March 12  Union Station on 25th street.

Thursday, May 2 -Clark Planetarium. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 20-February 22

Hey all you amazing parents!!!

I SO enjoyed meeting with you all last week!

GALA EVENT!!!

In an effort to help this event raise money, each class is putting together a themed basket and ours is themed: Fun and Games!  PLEASE donate anything that would fit along with this theme so we can assemble the baskets and raffle them off! Please bring in any donated items to Mrs. April’s room no later than March 1st! Some ideas for this basket can be:
deck of cards, Uno, Skibbo, fun family games, Pass the Pigs, itunes gift cards for online games, travel games, game night snacks, candies, popcorn, activity pads (cross word, sudoko, mad libs, etc), gift cards to local bowling allies or mini golf places, etc.
 2/21/19 Last day to purchase Powder Mountain Ski pass!!

This is a shorter post this week to serve as a reminder for whats coming up .

2/21/19 – Parent Ed Night on Executive Functioning

2/25/19 – History Week

2/26/19 – Schoolwide Spelling Bee

We encourage all individuals at our school, grades 1-9, to participate in this wonderful experience. Although this experience is open to our students 1-9, only students in grades 3-8 can qualify for the State Wide Spelling Bee.Lower Elementary: 9:00am-10:00am

Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room

3/1/19 — MMA Ski night at Powder Mountain

Tickets will be on sale Wednesday-Friday from 1:30pm-7:00pm. Ski night tickets will only be available for purchase during PTC and must be purchased with CASH ONLY. Gala tickets will continue to be on sale until March 10th and can be purchased with a card or cash during PTC.

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 — Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 — Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 — Spring Break (No School)

Thanks so much !

Ms. April

February 11-February 15

Hello Families!!

 

We have a busy busy week before us! But first…..

Just A Reminder:

Hoodies

We continued to have an issue with hoodies. Per our dress code, it states, “Outerwear: Outerwear is defined as anything worn over the standardized dress, such as, but not limited to: hoodies, jackets, and coats. Students shall not be allowed to wear any type of hood/hoodie inside the school building. Nothing offensive on outerwear is allowed, such as images, sayings, artwork, music groups, etc.” Please enforce this with your student as this is against our school’s dress code and your student will be written up.

Smart Watches

In our day and age, smart phones and smart watches are in and are often a necessity. We want to assure you that all classrooms are equipped with phones; therefore, students should not have their phones or smart watches on during the school day. Per our Electronic Resources Policy, ” Students may not have electronic devices in their possession during the School day or at School-sponsored activities unless approved by the Director.” Please enforce this with your student as this is against our school’s electronic resource policy and your student will be written up.

 

This Week!!

Parent Teacher Conferences are this Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:30pm-7:00pm. Students will be released at 1:00pm each day.  If you haven’t signed up, Please get on track it forward and sign up for a time. Don’t forget the book fair is open during conferences, in the library. Come check it out!

Valentines!  

For Valentines day, it is an early out day.  So we will have a morning work cycle that will last until 10:00. We will do a couple of Valentines activities before our recess/ finial clean – up.  We will have our Valentines Exchange at 12:30 and release at 1:00.  Please remember that we do have children with allergies to Nuts, dairy ,seeds and eggs.  Children are free to bring any boxes or bags to collect valentines. We have 25 students in our class.

Coming Up!

2/13-15/19 — Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release); Book Fair

2/19/19 — Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:00-8:00pm

2/20/19 — Box Top Store

2/21/19 — Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 — School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

We encourage all individuals at our school, grades 1-9, to participate in this wonderful experience. Although this experience is open to our students 1-9, only students in grades 3-8 can qualify for the State Wide Spelling Bee.Lower Elementary: 9:00am-10:00am

Upper Elementary and Junior High: 11:00am-12:00pm

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room

3/1/19 — MMA Ski night at Powder Mountain

Tickets will be on sale Wednesday-Friday from 1:30pm-7:00pm. Ski night tickets will only be available for purchase during PTC and must be purchased with CASH ONLY. Gala tickets will continue to be on sale until March 10th and can be purchased with a card or cash during PTC.

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 — Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

3/29/19 — Yearbook sales end

4/1-5/19 — Spring Break (No School)

Thanks so much !

Ms. April

February 4- February 8

Thanks:

Thank you to those who have brought snack to the class. It is very much appreciated. Our snacks are low. If you are able, please sign up in  Track it forward for dates you can bring it in.

It’s official ! I, Ms. April will be the New lead teacher! I am so excited to take this role and have many exciting plans for the future of these amazing kids! Education is a lifelong process. It’s a journey and an adventure!

Let me share a little about myself so you know who you have in trusted your peeps to. I graduated from Weber State University with a BS degree. I have homeschooled for the past 14 years and taught in a local common wealth school classes in the U.S. Constitution, Shakespeare, Pyramid Project – finding truth through science and mathematics, and various sciences. Before that I headed up children classes for boys, “The Knights of Freedom”, and girls, “Liberty girls”.

When I am not in the classroom, I love learning from nature! I love hiking, backpacking, and biking. I love to learn about different cultures and have traveled a bit. I love art and music and dabble in both. My home is an ongoing art project!

This new adventure may have a few bumps in the beginning …middle….etc. But doesn’t every good adventure worth telling?! Thank you for joining me in this epic one!

Expectations:

I want to set clear expectations for the children that you as parents can help with  at home. We have work cycles that give the children plenty of time to complete a number of works. I will be going over these expectations and how your child is doing and how we as parent and mentor can help your child reach their potential. If you have not signed up for PT conferences, please do so or make arrangements with me.

This week:

Spelling: Words will be handed out Monday

Writing: I will be introducing a new writing program this week.  Lvl 1 will begin with copy work along with Narration exercises. Lvls 2 will have copy work, narration and dictation. Lvl 3 will be working with Narrations and dictation.

Cultural Studies: Lvl 1- Cardinal directions and standard measure of time.         Lvl 2 – Earthquakes and Roman #’s . Lvl3- Sun’s energy and Roman#’s.

Please ask questions about what and how they learned.

Thanks all !

Ms. April

Save the Date:

2/3/19 – Open Enrollment Closes

2/13/19 – PTCs, early release  https://trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458053

2/14/19 – Valentines day! We will do a valentine exchange !

2/14/19 – PTCs, early release https://trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458055

2/15/19 – PTCs, early release https://trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458056

2/18/19 – School closed

2/19/19 – Classic Skate Night 5-8:30pm

2/20/19 – Box Top Store

2/21/19 – Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 – School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

2/25/19 – History Week

3/1/19 – MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room/ski night at powder Mt.

3/11-15/19 – Literacy Week ( School-wide events)

3/12/19 – Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 – Professional Development ( Early Release)

3/18/19 – Professional Development ( No School)

3/21/19 – The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 – State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 – 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

 

 

Jan 28-Feb 1st: Big changes on the horizon!

Hello families! Welcome to another amazing week in Ms. April’s class!

Thanks:

Big thanks this week to Shelby’s, Ruben and Carter’s family for help with snack this week! We very much appreciate your support and continued contributions to the class!

Recap:

Last week was rough with Ms. Taylor in and out with flu, but we started our fun run campaign last week and it has been so fun! Make sure you are updating your pledge information online at www.funrun.com so we can keep track of everything. If you have any questions please get in touch with us. We are so excited to be hosting our very first fun run! We also passed out information and word lists from the school spelling bee last week as well. Specific dates for the spelling bee are at the end of this blog under: upcoming.

This week:

We have some big changes happening in our class this week that we want everyone to be aware of! We have a permanent teacher starting with us on Wednesday! Ms. April has decided to step up and take the position as lead teacher. This is such exciting news and we are so happy to be able to share it with you. With this happening, my last day (Ms. Taylor) will be Tuesday. Never fear I am a regular sub at the school and I’m sure I will run into you guys in the halls!  Ms. April and I have already begun transitioning her as the lead teacher so this will be a smooth and natural transition for the students.  With that in mind be sure to check in with your child and maybe even have a conversation with them so we are all on the same page. We will be working with the students the beginning of this week as well to help them along.

Parent teacher conferences are coming up pretty quick and we can’t wait to meet with all of you and show you what we’ve been up to! To sign up for a conference please follow the link to our track it forward page and sign up for a date!

Feb 13th: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458053

Feb 14th: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458055

Feb 15th: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458056

Upcoming events:

1/29/19 — Chili Cook-off

1/31/19 — Crow Canyon Final Payment due (Jr. High field trip)

2/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Fun Run

2/3/19 — Open Enrollment Closes

2/13-15/19 — Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release); Book Fair

2/19/19 — Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:00-8:00pm

2/20/19 — Box Top Store

2/21/19 — Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 — School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room/ ski night at powder Mt.

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 — Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm

Jan 21st-Jan 25th

Hello families!
Thanks:
Big thanks to Karlyn and Carter’s family for helping out with snack this week! We are grateful for your support in helping us keep bellies full and minds engaged.
Recap:
We had such an amazing week with all of our STEM activities and assemblies! We learned a lot and had some fun while doing it; which is a win/win! Well done to our students that brought in their projects and presented on scientists, the scientific method and the laws of motion. We saw some pretty amazing stuff!
This coming week:
As things settle back into routine we are moving on from STEM, with literacy activities, and focusing on math facts, reading comprehension and more. Our spelling will resume this week and words are listed below. Our grace and cutesy this week is showing appreciation and showing respect.
Words:
Apples: (Beginning sounds only)
Shovel, Chair, Wheel, Thumb, Shark, Chick, Whale, Thimble, Shave, Chin
Oranges: net, pen, leg, peg, pet, ten, jet, beg, men, hen,
Bananas: giant, gave, card, center, circle, gym, cell, cub, gem, code,
Limes: less, green, sleep, clean, feet, mean, speak, sweep, week, jeep,
Blueberries: watch, walk, tall, wand, small, wash, chalk, also, calm, wasp,
Watermelons: doctor, rather, solar, father, motor, collar, mirror, after, mother, rumor,
Plum: stranger, cleaner, earliest, harshest, earlier, emptiest, quietest, trickier, murkier, shinier,
Snack:
We have the following weeks available if you can/want to donate snack for the class: Feb 4th-8th , Feb 18th-22nd,  Mar 4th-8th, Mar 11th-15th, Mar 18th-22nd, Mar 25th-29th, Apr 8th-12th, Apr 15th-19th, Apr 29th-May 3rd,   

May 6th-10th, May 20th-24th,
Thanks families!
Gala:
Our 8th annual Gala is coming up, it’s one of the biggest fundraising nights of the year. Tickets can be purchased at this site: https://squareup.com/store/mapa-9/
We will be collecting items for a themed basket, anything you can donate to help out is appreciated. These baskets are assembled and then taken to the event where they are auctioned off. All the money goes back to the school so it’s important to get as much donated as we can. Our theme for our class basket is: fun and games. We are looking for things a family can do for game night that would fit in a basket. Please get in touch with April or I, if you have any questions.
Accountability:
As we move into a steady routine with getting works done during specific times of the day and making sure we are on task, you may see somethings come home or notice more communication from us as we strive to help every student reach their full potential. If there is any advice you can offer or a system that works better for your child we would love to hear from you. We all have the same common goal for our students, which is to see them succeed. Thanks for your continued support.

 

Up and Coming Stuff:

1/21/19 — MLK Jr. Day (No School); Open Enrollment Opens

1/29/19 — Chili Cook-off

1/31/19 — Crow Canyon Final Payment due

2/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room; MMA Fun Run

2/3/19 — Open Enrollment Closes

2/13-15/19 — Parent Teacher Conferences (Early Release); Book Fair

2/19/19 — Classic Skating Spirit Night; 5:00-8:00pm

2/20/19 — Box Top Store

2/21/19 — Parent Education Night: Executive Function

2/26/19 — School-wide Spelling Bee (more information to come)

3/1/19 — MAPA Meeting 8:45am in the Main Conference Room

3/11-15/19 –Literacy Week (School-wide events)

3/12/19 — Literacy Night; 5:30-7:00pm at MMA

3/15/19 — Professional Development (Early Release)

3/18/19 — Professional Development (No School)

3/21/19 — The Ritchey Science and Engineering Fair; Dee Events Center

3/23/19 — State Spelling Bee in SLC

3/23/19 — 8th Annual Gala at Snowbasin; 7:00pm-9:00pm