Re: drivers for the Pobanz field trip on Friday

Dear parents,

We are still short of drivers for the field trip to Pobanz Orthodontics this Friday. If you are able to drive, then you can sign up through:

We are leaving from North Shore at 8:40 am. The event at Pobanz is approximately an hour and a quarter. We will leave Pobanz at around 10:30, arriving back to school at about 10:45.

Thank you!


Events happening in February

Dear parents,

Here is a list of events happening this month:

  • Tuesday 5th – 6th graders shadow in Junior High.
  • Wednesday 6th – 6th graders have their last day of STARBASE.
  • Friday 8th – field trip to Pobanz orthodontics (am only).
  • Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th and Friday 15th – PTC from 1:30-:6:50.
  • Thursday 14th – Valentine’s Day. Students may make boxes and exchange candy, but may not consume candy at school.
  • Monday 18th – Presidents Day. No school.
  • Wednesday 20th – box top store.
  • Tuesday 26th – school-wide spelling bee competition.
  • Thursday 28th – field trip to the Natural History Museum – more details to follow.

Thank you – John

PTC sign ups

Dear parents,
I have posted the PTC sign ups on Track it Forward [] for the dates of Wednesday February 13th, Thursday February 14th, and Friday February 15th.
PTCs are 20 minutes in length and begin at 1:30 pm and end at 6:50 pm. On Friday there is a break from 4:50-5:50 when there is the built in dinner break, along with another PTC I have to attend. On Wednesday and Thursday there is a break from 4:50-5:30. You cannot schedule a PTC at those times.
The students will have a portfolio of their work to show you and it is understood that they will attend to guide you through their portfolio.
Please email me if you have any questions about PTC.
Also, if you still weren’t sure about using Track it Forward, here is a message from MAPA, about how to use it:
We hope you all are enjoying the track it forward program. All events whether it is school wide or for the class room will be through track it forward.
There is a way to categorize events by teacher, school wide or both together:
1. Login to you track it forward account
( if you have not signed up please do so by going here: )
2. Click on event sign ups
3. Click on “filter by category” (the little blue writing)
4. You can then select what categories you want to see the calendar for. For example if you want to see only Mr. John’s sign ups click on Mr. John. If you want to see just Mr. John’s and the school wide events, click on both Mr. John and school wide. You can do as many as you want. 
6. Sign up for event and your done. Track it forward will email you a reminder 2 days before the event. 
Thank you everybody!



Next field trip to Pobanz Orthodontics

Dear parents,

Our next whole class field trip is a small one to Pobanz Orthodontics (2221 N. Highway 89, Pleasant View, UT 84404). This is next Friday February 8th at 9 am. We plan to leave from North Shore no later than 8:40 am, spend approximately one hour at Pobanz, and then return to school between 10:30 and 10:45 am.

All the permission slips have already been signed and you will be receiving a cover letter with the information today (Friday). If you can volunteer to drive our students (we will need between 4 and 6 drivers depending on car capacities), please contact our room mom Alisha:

Thank you everybody!



Day before the fun run information

Dear parents,

Here is the last piece of information from the fun run organizers:


The Maria Montessori Academy Fun Run is tomorrow! Thank you to all our families who have been working hard to raise funds for our school. We truly appreciate your support!

There is only one day left in the program. That makes tonight THE LAST NIGHT FOR PLEDGING before the Maria Montessori Academy Fun Run.

Would you consider reaching out to one or two more sponsors tonight?

If you have any questions, please let me know. We hope to see you and your family tomorrow at the big event!

Have a wonderful day! 

P.S. It’s not too late to register your child on! To sign up, search for your school or use our school registration code: 747234

Thanks – John

Fun run weekend information post

Dear parents,

Here is some more information about the Fun Run next Friday:


Thank you again for supporting our school through the Maria Montessori Academy Fun Run!

This weekend we are issuing a special challenge! Your child can earn a bonus prize simply by getting a qualifying pledge this weekend only. Check out for details!

And if you’re looking for the easiest way to ask for a pledge, just upload a photo of your student to to create a personalized Student Star video. This fun, hilarious video starring your child can be shared by email or social media to connect with sponsors and ask for a pledge.

Thank you again for helping our class!

P.S. – If you haven’t registered your child on, use our school registration code: 747234

Thanks – John

Fun Run information and Chili cook off

Dear parents,

You may be aware that the school has entered into a new fundraising initiative called the “Fun Run.” Students and parents are encouraged to sign up through the link below and pledge support for their child as they attempt to run/walk/jump/skip/floss up to 35 laps around the gym.

Here is the first email from the organizers of the fun run:


Our class is having a blast preparing for the Maria Montessori Academy Fun Run coming up soon! We’ve also begun to learn how to solve problems using character through Boosterthon’s character theme, MindSpark Mystery Lab. While they’re teaming up with the MindSpark Kids to solve mysteries, your students will learn five 21st-century character traits that will help strengthen themselves and our world. Make sure to ask your students what they’ve learned each day, and together you can watch the story unfold on!

Remember, we need your help connecting to sponsors who can make a pledge to help our school! Please make sure all pledges for the Maria Montessori Academy Fun Run are entered on The more pledges we get, the more incentives our class earns on our Pledge-O-Meter.

Thank you for your generosity and support of our school. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Have a great day!

P.S. Make sure to register your child on Use our school registration code: 747234

The fun run will be held on February 1st.

On the Tuesday 29th January before that is the annual “chili cook off.” The information is in the poster below and here is the link to sign up and bring a pot of chili to the event:

The next link is for any 6th graders who want to volunteer at the chili cook off:

Thank you everyone!


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