Happy Fall Break

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your Fall Break. I know I was able to get some much needed rest and relaxation with family.

Just a few reminders. This week is Red Ribbon Week at school. This is when we really focus on teaching the kids to take care of their bodies by not doing drugs, eating good foods, surrounding themselves with good friends and be a good friend, etc.

Tuesday is also picture day. I sent home order forms Wednesday. I also shared the digital form in a previous post. Please see that post to order on line and for any questions.

Thursday is our first box tops store. Make sure your child’s box tops are cut out nicely and that they are not expired. I also helps if you count them and write how many box tops you have on the bag.

We will be having our class Halloween party on the afternoon of Thursday, October 31. I will let you know when the sign up on Track it Forward.

We finished our History portion of the school year with our home projects and this week we will be moving into geography. All levels will be learning different aspects of the study of the earth.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for all you do!

Jalee

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Picture Day

Hello Everyone,

Picture day is Tuesday, October 22. An order form was sent home Wednesday, the 16 (today) Here is a digital order form. Overall this is the best way to order so you don’t have to worry about sending any money or checks to school with your kids. Pictureday

Also, here are some FAQs and answers:

Does every student get their picture taken? Yes. This is for fall pictures as well as the yearbook
Do the students bring anything with them (i.e. order forms or money) Yes they can, but it is best to order online. Any money will be handed directly to the photographer as the office is not permitted to take money.
Does every student need to be in dress code? YES!!! Again this will go in the yearbook, so every student should be in dress code. Please no hats or funny head wear.
What happens if I do not receive my photos or if they are wrong? Please reach out to Lifetouch with the number on the flyer. The office can not do anything regarding parent orders.
Will there be a retake day? Yes, Re-take day is on November 14, but please try to have your student there on picture day.

Thanks!

Jalee

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Fall Break

Hello,

Thank you all for your wonderful support with our field trip this past Friday. I felt like it was a great success and the children had a good time. Thank you to anyone who was able to chaperone, come with their own child, transport their child, or help our field trip run smoothly in any way. If you see Ms. Mikaela, please tell her thank you as she is the one you put this field trip together and ran all the behind the scenes work.

This week is Fall Break. We will not have school this coming Thursday and Friday, October 17th and 18th. School will resume as normal on Monday, October 21.

Picture day is Tuesday, October 22. Please be watching for the picture order forms to come home.

Box tops store is Thursday, October 24.

We had some wonderful home projects this past week. Ms. Tiffany and I have really enjoyed seeing them all and learning about new things. If your child was not able to get their home project done and presented this past week, please help them get it finished and brought to school this week so they have the chance to share their knowledge with the class.

Thank you for all that you do and all your wonderful support.

Jalee

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Field Trip Tomorrow

Hello Everyone!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is our field trip to the planetarium. We will be meeting at the frontrunner station on Wall Ave. at 8 a.m. Please look for Ms. Tiffany or myself. We will be on the side walk that runs parallel to the chain link fence by the tracks. Since all of lower el will be there, we won’t be right by the kiosk to by tickets but more to the north. I will have my orange vest on but won’t be able to be there until about 8:10. Ms. Tiffany will be there at 8. Please make sure your child is dressed warmly as we will be waiting outside for the train and it is not supposed to be warm.

Please make sure your child has a sack lunch with food that does not need heated and a water bottle they can easily carry in a small back pack.

Our train will arrive back at the station on Wall at 2:27 p.m. Please plan on picking your child up there.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks.

Jalee

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Field Trip Friday

Hello Everyone,

Thank you everyone who was able to join us for the Fall Festival last night. I had a great time and loved seeing many of you and your children. The booth we had was great and the kids loved eating the donuts off the string. It was hilarious to watch. I want to thank our wonderful room mother (her husband) and all who were able to help with the booth. We even had an amazing sister helping! Without saying your names, I want to say thank you. Truly, our school is amazing in huge part because of all the wonderful parents we have. Thank you for your support and love! If you weren’t able to come last night, you were missed. and I hope we will be able to see you at the next school function.

We also have amazing students that are a great help and uplift our classroom environment. As you all know, we had a lock down at school on Thursday. The Harrisville police needed our school to be on lock down while they took care of something in the area. Our students were amazing. They listened, remained calm, and helped each other out during this time. Thank you all for caring for and raising such wonderful children!

Don’t forget that this Friday, October 11, is our field trip to Clark Planetarium. Please make sure your child is at the train station on Wall Avenue in Ogden at 8 a.m. We will take the frontrunner and enjoy a day at the planetarium of exploring the exhibits, watching an IMAX movie, and seeing a presentation on the planets at science around the sphere. We will leave the planetarium around 1 p.m. and take the frontrunner home. The train will arrive back in Ogden at 2:24 p.m. Please make sure your child is picked up at the station on Wall Ave at that time.
Thank you all who are able to come with us. If you have let me know that you will be joining us, I will have a wristband for you to ride the train for free. Please make sure that your child has a sack lunch and water bottle in a small, easy to carry bag.
I still need some permission slips from a few students. Please have them turned in by Wednesday. Here is the digital form if you need it: Informed Consent

This week is also the week we will be doing our home project presentations on our studies in history. Each child took home a information paper about the project with a date when their project is to be presented. If you do not remember which day your child is presenting, please email me.

We have Fall Break coming up on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18. We will not have school those days. Make sure you plan something fun with your family!

Picture day for students is Tuesday, October 22. We will send order forms home for this shortly.
We also have our first box tops store that week, Thursday, October 24. If you have not yet down loaded the new Box Tops app, I would encourage you to do this. Box tops are going digital and all you have to do now is take a picture of your receipt with this app and it will track your box tops for you. It is so easy, no more cutting and keeping track of the tiny things. I have been using this all summer and love it.

Again, thank you all. We truly have a wonderful class. Not perfect, but wonderful. THank you for your support.

Best,

Jalee

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Pics from the Week


Multiplication Chart and Word Sorts


Time Box and Word Sorts


Categorization


Golden Bead, building numerals

Collective and Plural Nouns (sorry about the glare)

Compound Words

Bead Frame

Multiplication Bead Board

Stamp Game

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October Here We Come!

Happy Weekend Everyone!

Can you believe that October starts on Tuesday!? I am so excited. It is feeling like Fall. Please remember that we will go outside to recess everyday except in extreme cold, lightning, or pouring rain so make sure your child is wearing season appropriate clothing.

I need to apologize for not getting the field trip permission slips out to you yet. I will have them ready to send home Monday. Also, here are the digital copies of the cover letter and permission slip: Cover letter Informed Consent
We will be taking the Frontrunner to Clark Planetarium on Friday, October 11. There we will attend a presentation at Science Around the Sphere, and see an IMAX movie on lemurs. We love when parents or grandparents come with us. PLEASE, if you would like to see the movie and presentation with us, you will need to let me know by October 1st which is this Tuesday. You will also need to pay the Planetarium $6 for the movie as the school will only be covering the cost of students. Anyone who does not let me know by this date will not be allowed to see the movie and presentation with us. Please let me know if you will be attending with us.

All official field trip chaperones also need a background check. This is for everyone’s safety. You can also visit other locations to complete your background check and fingerprinting process. Check out the paper below to see alternate locations. If you complete your background check outside of MMA, you will need to return the last page of the paper below to MMA as we are required to keep this on file. You will also need to bring the $37 processing fee to MMA as soon as you can. Presenting this paper when getting background checks outside of MMA is very important to make your results show up in the Rapback system and accessible by MMA.
Background Check for Ps 9_11_19
Please do not let this keep you from coming on our field trip. If you are unable to get your background check before this field trip, we will just not be able to put other students with you. Please still let me know if you would like to attend.

The Fall Festival is this Friday, October 4th from 4 – 7 pm. The Fall Festival is always really fun. There are fun games, rides, and booths. You can come dressed up or in your regular street clothes. The link to purchase wristbands and tickets is  here: https://checkout.square.site/buy/I6V2IBMZG2U276NOXMYGFQNN
Wristbands will get you onto the custom event rides (not including the obstacle courses, rock wall, and some slides), the tickets can also be purchased at the same website separately or in packages with wristbands. Tickets are good for carnival games, rock wall, slides, etc. Some vendors will only be taking cash (Jr. Artisan Fair and food trucks).
MAPA is still looking for a lot of help with carnival games! Please sign up on track it forward here: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/501254 If you are able to help out with that but can’t figure out how to sign up on track-it-forward, email me at this address and I will be happy to find a place for you: mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org. Without enough volunteers not only will games not be able to stay open to raise money, but rides will also shut down.
Please come, invite your neighbors and family. ALL are welcome, not just MMA families. I hope to see you all there!

Our first home projects are due the week of October 7th. Monday I will be sending each child home with a description of what their home project should be as well as the date they will be presenting. If you child finishes their project before their due date, please feel free to send it early. Click for a link to my blog post about with a description of home projects.

Some things to look forward to are are fall break on October 17th and 18th and picture for students on Tuesday, October 22 and the first box tops store on Thursday, October 24th.

As always, I truly appreciate all you do!

Jalee

 

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Fall Festival Tickets

I am excited to share with you that the site for Fall Festival tickets is up and running!

Here is the link!

Hope I get to see you all there!

https://checkout.square.site/buy/I6V2IBMZG2U276NOXMYGFQNN

Flyer For Fall Festival

Jalee

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Work in the Classroom

Hello,

Here are some pictures of students work from this past week.


Ten’s Bead Chain


Compound Words


Time Box


Orange Box


Money Box

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Half Day Friday

Hello Everyone,

Yay! It is feeling like Fall! That being said, it is getting cooler so please make sure your child is dressing appropriately for the cool weather in the morning and going to recess everyday.

This coming Friday, September 27th, is an early out day. Please plan to pick your child up at 1 pm that day.

I will be sending home the permission slip for our field trip Monday; please watch for it, initial and sign it, and send it back. If you would like to see the movie and presentation with us, you will need to let me know by October 1st. You will also need to pay the Planetarium $6 for the movie as the school will only be covering the cost of students. Anyone who does not let me know by this date will not be allowed to see the movie and presentation with us. As of right now, our class does not have enough chaperones to attend. Please let me know if you will be attending with us. All official field trip chaperones also need a background check. This is for everyone’s safety. You can also visit other locations to complete your background check and fingerprinting process. Check out the paper below to see alternate locations. If you complete your background check outside of MMA, you will need to return the last page of the paper below to MMA as we are required to keep this on file. You will also need to bring the $37 processing fee to MMA as soon as you can. Presenting this paper when getting background checks outside of MMA is very important to make your results show up in the Rapback system and accessible by MMA.
Background Check for Ps 9_11_19
Please do not let this keep you from coming on our field trip. If you are unable to get your background check before this field trip, we will just not be able to put other students with you. Please still let me know if you would like to attend.
Here is a digital copy of the permission slip and copy letter: Cover letter Informed Consent

The Fall Festival is coming up in two weeks on Friday, October 4th, from 4-7 pm. Here is a message from our wonderful MAPA president:
We are just a few short weeks away from the Fall Festival and are looking forward to having an amazing event! This is the prefect opportunity to get in some of those mandatory volunteer hours! Spend an hour volunteering with us and then enjoy the rest of your night that the festival with your family. We have a lot of different things to choose from, and many different areas that you can volunteer in. Please take a look and sign up for something! If you have friends, family, or neighbors that are willing to help, recruit them as well! Team work makes dream work! Thank you awesome MMA families! Have a great weekend and keep a look out for more information about the Fall Festival and online tickets sales in a flyer that will be sent home next week, and on our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/NorthOgdenMAPA/)

-MAPA President Taylor
RSVP on Track it Forward

We are still looking for sponsors for our Fun Run teachers. Please spread the word and contact the school if you would like to support our school this way. Here is a PDF of what the shirt will look like: 3281_bfr_mariamontessori2[4]
Please turn in your t-shirt order forms by the end of the week. These shirts will be free for the students!

Thank you all for all you do!!

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