Cupcake Parent Celebration

Dear Parents,

We are excited to invite you to our cupcake parent celebration. We apologize for the last minute invitation. We understand if you can not attend. We will record it for those that won’t be able to make it. It will be Monday, May 20th at 9:30 am in the J.H. gym.

We will perform songs we’ve been practicing this year. Over the past couple of months, we focused our Fridays on growth mindset lessons and learning tools/strategies to help cope with life’s unpredictabilities. These were called cope-cakes. We will have actual cupcakes to celebrate. Each student will share an “I am” statement with you.

Come enjoy songs, uplifting statements, and cupcakes with us!

kindly,

Ms. Holly & Ms. Sara

May PTC 2019 Tuesday-Thursday

Hello Parents,

We will be having our parent-teacher conferences May 21st- May 23. Please choose a day and time that will work for your schedule. I apologize I only have one late evening available because I will be in class the other two nights. If these times don’t work for you, let me know how I can best accommodate you.

Click on the date below and it will bring you to track-it-forward where you can sign up for a time slot.

Tuesday, May 21st

Wednesday, May 22nd

Thursday, May 23rd

Have a beautiful day!

Ms. Holly

3rd Grade Party

When: Monday, May 13, 2019

Where: Gym

The most anticipated event of a 3rd grader’s life is here. The 3rd grade Party!

The students are excited about this event and most have been looking forward to it since the first grade. Thank you for your support in making this a day to remember.

We will appreciate anything you are willing to do or donate. We have space from 1:00-3:00. The party is from 1:30-2:30. We will need people to help set up and take down as well as stay and enjoy the fun!

The students suggested a game area, so if you are willing to share any family board games or card games for this event, please make sure your name is on them. Any donations for this event will be greatly appreciated. You can sign up on track-it-forward for all donations and or volunteering here.

Thank you very much in advance for your support, help, and donations.
***You may send your donations for the party to school with your child the day of the party.***
Thank you!

3rd grade testing next week

Dear Parents,

Our 3rd-grade students will be testing on Monday and Wednesday of next week. Please make sure your child gets a good nights rest and a nutritious breakfast. They will be testing in the afternoon. They will also have the opportunity to shadow in an upper class these two days in the morning.

Your child can bring a snack for testing that is not candy. Let me know if you have any questions.

Ms. Holly

Planetarium Field Trip Friday, May 3rd

Dear Parents,

I am sending home chaperone expectations with all students just in case you will be joining us for the field trip. Please review these papers and let me know if you have questions. Below you will find the schedule for Friday. Please be on time to the train station so your child can join us on the field trip. Your child can bring a backpack to carry their sack lunch and water bottle. We will be eating outside. I would suggest having your child wear sunscreen or bring a hat.

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 exhibits.

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.

Have a wonderful day!

Ms. Holly

3rd Grade Common Core State Testing

Dear Parents,

Our 3rd grade students will be taking the common core state test on Monday, May 6th for math and Wednesday, May 8th for language arts. The 1st and 2nd grade students will not be testing and will be doing their regular classroom work cycle on these days.

The tests are in the afternoon from 12-3. If they happen to be absent for any reason there will be makeup days. They are able to bring a snack if they would like but no gum or drinks. I will have them bring their water bottle with them while testing.

It is really important to make sure they get adequate sleep the night before the test. If they don’t bring a snack, I will provide it for them.

Let me know if you have questions.

Thank you, Ms. Holly

Planetarium Field Trip, Friday, May 3rd

Below you will find our schedule for our upcoming field trip, Friday, May 3rd. Parents are encouraged to attend. I have 9 free chaperone wristbands, so first to email me will receive a wristband. If you miss out on a chaperone wristband, you can still attend, however, you will be responsible for purchasing your own tracks fair.

If you are not attending the field trip and dropping off your child, please note that we will be meeting at the train station at 8:10 a.m. and your child will need to be picked up by 2:30 p.m.

Email me if you need help with transportation to the train station or a ride back to the school. I will help accommodate you as best I can with parent help.

Maria Montessori Academy

Field Experience on May 3, 2019

At Discovery Gateway Clark Planetarium

110 400 W. Salt Lake City

The lead instructor is Holly hgladwell@mariamontessoriacademy.org

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:
Your child will need to be in their school uniform and good walking shoes
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 exhibits.

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. Holly

Field Trip Tomorrow

Please have your child at the Megaplex Theatre by 8:45am Thursday, April 18th. We have to be in the theatre by 9:00am and will not be able to accept late comers. We will leave the theatre at 10:30am to head back to school.

If your child is getting a ride to the movie from the school, you must arrive to the school in time for us to leave at 8:35am.

If you have not contacted me or signed your child up to get a ride back to the school, then I’m assuming you will be transporting your child both ways. Parents are not able to stay for the movie unless we have been in contact to be a chaperone.

They do not allow treats in the theatre. We will have a snack when we return to the school.

Let me know if you have questions.

Thank you!

Field Trip to the Megaplex

Greetings,

If you are not able to transport your child to the movie theater please let me know by email (hgladwell@mariamontessoriacademy.org) or sign up on Track It Forward for a ride back to the school https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/469847 by today. We are trying to finalize the seats for the parents that are helping transport students to and from the theater on Thursday the 18th.

If you would like to be a driver to help transport students please sign up here: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/jsiix

Have a wonderful day!

Ms. Holly

Please Read

We have an opportunity for another field trip next Thursday, April 18th. It will be a Disney documentary about penguins to celebrate Earth Day. We will meet at the Megaplex 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 at hgladwell@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

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 by Wednesday or Thursday.

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.

I will send permission slips home tomorrow. 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.