Level 3 End of Year


This post only applies to our level 3 students.  This week starting tomorrow, each 3rd grade student will have the opportunity to shadow in Ms. Laura’s, our mentor classroom, for the day.  The students are aware which day they will be attending her classroom.  If your child happens to miss the day we are scheduled, we will do our best to find an alternative day.

Rise, end of year state testing, for our level 3 students will take place on both Wednesday, May 8th and Thursday, May 9th.  We will be completing these starting at 9:00 a.m.  Please make certain your child is well rested and has had a hearty breakfast.  Encourage your child to focus, do their best, and celebrate all their hard work.

In alignment with their hard work, we like to celebrate each year by having the end of year third grade party.  This will take place on Monday, May 13th, in the afternoon.  We will be sending out a sign up sheet soon for chaperone support and supplies.  The kids are always so excited and we appreciate your support with this event.

Our last and final big event will be the 3rd grade bridging ceremony.  For those of you new to Montessori, this is our graduation ceremony as they enter into the upper elementary.  This is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, May  21st.  I currently do not have a time, but do know this is an early out day at 1:00 p.m., so I can assume it will be in the morning hours. Details will be coming soon, but please mark your calendar for the event.

If you have questions or concerns regarding any of these events, please let me know.

Please let me know, asap!

Hi, just a reminder to please let me know asap, if you can attend our upcoming field trip on Wednesday, May 1st. The more support we have the better.  Also, please sign up your child’s ride asap.  You can find that link here.

Thank you to those parents who helped chaperone today and were willing to provide rides.  We greatly appreciate your help.

Planetarium Field Trip: Wednesday May 1st

Below you will find our schedule for our upcoming field trip, Wednesday, May 1st.  Parents are encouraged to attend.  I have 8 free chaperone wristbands, so first to email me will receive a wristband.  If you miss out on a chaperone wristband, you can still attend, you will however, be responsible for purchasing your own tracks fair.

Please note that we will be meeting early at 8:10 a.m.

I have created a sign up sheet, so I can insure all students have proper transportation.  Ideally, you will be able to provide a ride for your child, but we understand circumstances do come up and I will try my best to accommodate those needs.  The sign up can be found here.

Maria Montessori Academy

Field Experience on May 1, 2019

At Discovery Gateway Clark Planetarium

110 400 W. Salt Lake City

The lead instructor is Ms.Brittany; bherrera@mariamontessoriacademy.org

We will participate in interactive displays and a workshop on planets. We will also attend a movie at the Dome theater on extreme space.


What you will do and what you will learn
  • Discover, explore, and create with interactive hands-on exhibits
  • Science and space through interactive displays
  • Workshop on planets
  • Attend a movie on extreme space
What you will need to wear or bring
  • School uniform
  • Sack lunch and water bottle with easy to carry backpack
Our Schedule
  • 8:10 a.m. – Meet at UTA train station on Wall Ave (2350 Wall Ave) and board Frontrunner. Train leaves at 8:37 a.m.


  • Arrive at Clark Planetarium by 9:45 a.m. Explore the planetarium and it’s interactive exibits.


  • 10:30 – Participate in Science Around the Sphere.


  • 11:30 – Attend a movie at the Dome Theater about deep space. Lunch will be eaten after the movie at the Dome Theater. Students will walk with chaperones to fountain area of the Gateway to enjoy lunch.


  • 1:10 p.m. – Leave Clark Planetarium and board frontrunner for ride home. Will arrive back at the station on Wall Ave in Ogden at 2:24 p.m. Parents will need to pick children up there.


Who to contact about carpools

  • Ms. Brittany

Please read: Field Trip Tomorrow, Thursday, April 18th

Reminder that tomorrow is our field trip.  If you are driving your own child, please meet us at the theater at 8:45 a.m.  Ms. Steph will be there at 8:45 a.m. to meet students and will have a bright green sign for you to find her easily.  Please check in and stay with Ms. Steph, we are to attend this field trip with our  own class.  If you are driving your own child back to the school, please have them keep their backpacks in the car while they are at the field trip.

Students who are getting rides to the field trip, please have your child meet us in the school library before the morning bell.   We will organize students with their rides there and leave at 8:35 a.m.  I have spoken to the students about the importance of being on time.  I also asked them to please take their backpacks to their lockers before they come into the library to find their ride.

If for some reason something comes up and your child is not able to attend school tomorrow.  Please send me at email before 8:00 a.m., so we are not waiting for them.

The movie is ending a little earlier than originally thought.  Please be back at the theater by 10:30 a.m. to pick up your child and transport them to school.  Once you arrive back at school, our class will meet at North Shore and enter the building together once all of our class is there.

Thank you for your support in making these wonderful experiences come alive.

I also wanted to note that our next field trip to the Planetarium will take place on Wednesday, May 1st.  There was a typo in a previous post.  This is 2 weeks from today.  I will be posting the cover letter and sending home a hard copy very soon.

Spring Pictures

Spring pictures are on Wednesday, April 10. Each student has the opportunity to get a Spring Photo taken starting at 9:00 AM. Spring pictures are photos that are taken at school but won’t be featured in the yearbook. It’s an opportunity for families to get portraits of their students with various backdrops and even props without paying the traditional photo studio prices. Please let me know if you would like an order form.

Lower Elementary Field Trip, Thursday, April 18th

Please read:

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 theater 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 10:45 ish.  Your child will then need to be transported back to school. 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. If you are interested in chaperoning for the movie field trip,please let me know asap.  I will take the first who volunteer.  Please, put the field trip to Clark Planetarium on Wednesday, May 1 on your calendars, because all parents are welcome and encouraged to attend that field trip.

Permission slips were sent home today. The front page with all the info will be for you to keep. Please INITIAL next to the date and sign the bottom and send it back.

We would also really appreciate donations to our field trip fund. If you are able to donate, please stop by the office and donate with cash or check. Any amount is appreciated.

Field Trip Thursday, April 18th Permission Slips Sent Home Today

Today I sent home permission slips for a field trip for next Thursday, April 18th.  This is a an opportunity that recently was presented to our lower el team.  You have not previously signed for this field trip, so permission slips need to be returned as soon as possible.  Please see my additional post regarding rides.

Maria Montessori Academy

Field Experience on ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­April 18, 2019

at Megaplex at the Junction

2351 Kiesel Ave, Ogden, UT

The lead instructor is Brittany Herrera or bherrera@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Students will watch a nature documentary made by Disney about the life of penguins in celebration of Earth Day.


What you will do and what you will learn
  • Attend a nature documentary
  • Learn about the life of a penguin
  • Celebrate Earth Day
What you will need to wear or bring
  • School uniform
  • School bags to be taken with them to school after
  • Jacket for cool morning
Our Schedule
  • 8:45 – Meet at the movie theater (parent drivers will transport students there instead of
    to the school). If children need a ride, certified drivers will pick children up at the school.


  • 9:15 – Watch movie.
  • 10:30, 10:45ish – Parent drivers will pick up students to transport them back to school (room parents will help organize carpool).


  • Arrive back to school by 11.
Who to contact about carpools
  • Track it Forward sign ups


Tomorrow is our read-a-thon, I forget to tell the kids they can bring books, but no pillows, blankets, etc.  I would suggest labeling any books they bring to school.  Also, don’t forget it is early out and no school on Monday for PD.