Dia De Los Muertos


We are celebrating Day of the Dead on Tuesday. October 31st-November 2nd. Please help us by signing up for an item on the donation sheet here. We will be making gingerbread dead men, tissue paper flowers, and sugar skulls. Thank you for helping support our classroom.


Ms. Holly & Ms. Sara

Fall Festival, October 27th

Join us for our Annual Fall Festival Friday, October 27th from 4-7pm. Watch for volunteer sign ups after the upcoming Parent Teacher Conferences. This is another great way to get those hours in :).


Don’t wait in line at Fall Festival!! Purchase tickets before the event and walk right in. We will be pre-selling Fall Festival tickets and wristbands at a discounted price on Monday, October 16th from 1-7pm at Parent Teacher Conferences in the school lobby. If you miss us that day, we will also host a drive-through ticket pre-sale on Monday October 23rd from 3-4pm. Drive through the East end of North Shore parking lot, pull up in your car and purchase your tickets!


Price Details

  • Wristbands – allow access to bounce houses, dunk tank, and climbing wall – provided by Custom Events
  • Tickets – allow access to all other events and goodies, including haunted house, root bier garden, cotton candy and more


Pre-Sale Individual Prices:

1 wristband for $7

4 tickets for $1


Pre-Sale Bundle Prices:

1 wristband and 16 tickets for $10

24 tickets for $5


Prices at the Door: 

1 wristband for $8

4 tickets for $1


Hope to see you all there!


Roaring Readers Fluency Passages


Today some students received a purple folder. Inside you will find a reading passage and sight words. The reading passages should be read daily. There is a place at the bottom that you can keep record of total words read in 1 minute and number of mistakes. If your child doesn’t like to be timed, that is not important to do. Your child will read this passage Monday -Thursday and return the folder by Friday for a new passage. I will send them out every Monday. The sight words are extra reading material to help your child master sight word reading.

These are the students that should have received the purple folders: Aislin, Carson, Emma, Jaxon, Elijah, Ashland, Emily, Teyla, Avery, Kyrah, Tenlie, Eden, Dallas, Micah, Sianne, Alex, Landon, Ryley

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Ms. Holly

P.E. & Music

Dear Parents,

We start P.E. and Music on Monday, September 11. Please have your child wear or bring sneakers (shoes for movement) every Monday.

If you are interested in celebrating your child’s birthday, please click here, or the ‘Celebration of Life’ tab is at the top of the blog. Type your child’s name in the month of their birthday (or half birthday) and enter the day you would like to celebrate. We usually have the celebration at 2:00, unless you indicate a time that better accommodates your schedule.

We will have monthly home projects that will need to be done at home. They will present to the class when they finish. I will present the Brown Bag project to the class on Monday, so they understand how it works and what is expected. They will have the rest of the month to bring it in. The monthly projects for the year can be reviewed at the top of the blog under the tab ‘Home Projects.’ I will also send a paper home on Monday with the list of home projects.

We have finished the Great Lessons: Birth of the Universe, Timeline of Life, Needs of Man, etc. I have been assessing math skills and will be conducting a thorough reading assessment next week. We will be in full swing work cycle next week.

Thank you for all your support!

Ms. Holly & Ms. Sara

Snack for Tomorrow

Hello Parents,

We had snack provided for this week by a wonderful parent and we used vegetables from our classroom garden. We are out of snack and would like something for tomorrow (Friday). If you can provide snack for us, please send it with your child tomorrow. We could use crackers/cheese, bread/butter, or bagels/cream cheese.

Thank you,

Ms. Holly

First Day of School and Solar Eclipse

Dear Parents,

For the Solar Eclipse each student will be given a pair of glasses which will protect their eyes while viewing the eclipse.  PLEASE speak to your child about the safety and importance of not looking at the sun.  I will also be giving this lesson, but would like for it to be a review from what you have already explained.

Ms. Sara will be outside holding a sign with our names on it.  She will gather any students who need support finding our classroom.  She will be in front of the school Monday-Thursday starting at 8:15 a.m.  Please remember that our drop off and pick up are different from previous years.  The following was sent out by our school director in regards to the new traffic flow:

Access the revised MMA Traffic Trifold (http://mariamontessoriacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/17-18-Drop-Off-Map.pdf) through our website by clicking the “Our School” link and then “Our Facility.” If you are headed northbound when exiting the school, please follow the red route and remind your students to stand in the red area for pick-up. If you are headed southbound, please follow the blue route. City officials want to prevent traffic from turning north at Taco Time. We will have crossing guards at critical points to protect student safety and expect drivers to be hyper vigilant as well. We are confident this new procedure will benefit our students and appreciate your cooperation and patience.

If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to email me.  I am thrilled to see everyone on Monday morning!

Ms. Holly

Snack Sign-Up for 2017-18

Please sign-up for two weeks to provide snack for the classroom with the following link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/qzbpg

There is a philosophical reason behind snack time in the Montessori Method.  Your child will gain the skills of helping to prepare (cutting apples, etc) and clean up snack and serve their classmates. This teaches leadership and is one of the children’s favorite activities. We will be teaching healthy eating habits and ask that healthy snacks be brought for this time. We really need your help for this food preparation/snack time to work.  Fresh produce from your garden is a welcome,as well as baked goods. Ideally, we ask that you provide snack twice during the school year.

Suggested Healthy Snacks

 Any fresh fruit or vegetables


Graham Crackers

bagels or bread with cream cheese or butter

Dried fruit such as raisins or fruit leather

Granola or granola bars


            Gluten free dry cereal


            Rice cakes



 Snacks do not need to be assembled beforehand.  Teachers assist children with this.

 Please! No candy, sodas, chips/Cheetos, and drink mixes.


2017-2018 Welcome Back!

Dear Parents,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the summer! Ms. Sara and I have missed seeing you and look forward to getting to know our new additions this year. We will be having our annual Back to School Pool Party on Tuesday, August 15th, from 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Aquatic Center.  If you are new to our classroom, please subscribe to our classroom blog http://blogs.mariamontessoriacademy.org/holly/. You can subscribe by visiting the blog and looking at the menu on the right hand side, (scroll all the way to the bottom on tablets and phones to find the link) click the link where it says subscribe, fill in the fields, and then check your email for a confirmation. Important: you must open the confirmation email and click confirm.  The blog is our primary source of communication between home and school. The 2017-18 school supply list is updated. You can find the link at the top of the blog labeled School Supply List or click here- blogs.mariamontessoriacademy.org/holly/school-supply-list/. Please also take the time to subscribe to our school blog http://www.mariamontessoriacademy.org/?page_id=5392 .  Montessori Moments (school newsletter) are sent out weekly through this link. School starts Monday, August 21st and will be early out at 1:00 p.m. all week long. Our school dress code can be found here- http://mariamontessoriacademy.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Dress-Code-Guidelines-Updated.pdf.  School spirit shirts can be purchased here-  https://squareup.com/store/MariaMontessoriAcademy/.

We are so excited to see everyone and look forward to a wonderful school year!

Ms. Holly &  Ms. Sara

3rd Grade Bridging Ceremony

Hello Parents,

If you have a 3rd grader, we will be celebrating their rite of passage to upper elementary on Wednesday, May 24th at 10:30 AM. This will be held on the south side of the building on the field. Please be on time because our class will be first to announce the names of the children. The fourth graders will be mentoring them once they have been announced. You will be sitting in front of the stage behind the elementary students. After the ceremony, parents are welcome to have lunch with us on the field. Thank you for all your support over these past 3 years. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to love and learn from your beautiful children. You will always have a special place in my heart.

Ms. Holly