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JA Biztown (5th Only) – January 18

  • I need drivers and parent volunteers (minimum 3) for this trip.  Volunteers will be helping businesses run during the Biztown experience. 2 will be assisting with the Zions Bank business and one with the Real Salt Lake business.
  • Additional chaperones/drivers will not need to stay, but are welcome to.
  • Please let me know if you are willing to drive and volunteer by Monday (12/17) so I can get you the volunteer paperwork.

STARbase (6th Only) – multiple dates:

  • Monday January 7, 2019
  • Tuesday January 15, 2019
  • Wednesday January 23, 2019
  • Wednesday January 30, 2019
  • Wednesday February 6, 2019
I have not heard from anyone and this deadline is coming up rapidly. It is your responsibility as parents to get your child to and from STARBASE on each of the dates listed above.  I encourage you to carpool with each other.  I would like permission from each family to send out a list of the sixth grade parents e-mail addresses to each of you so you can coordinate rides.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you do not want me to share your e-mail address with the other sixth grade families.  If you think there is any possibility you might drive to or from this field trip one of the days, please fill out this form with the appropriate information .  TRANSPORTATION FOR BASE ACCESS ’18  STARBASE needs this information by December 20th.

Greetings!

This week is picking up steam as we continue barreling into the New Year!

Some things to be aware of:

Monday is a half day. Please remember to pick students up at 1:00 PM.

Wednesday: Planetarium FIELD TRIP! (6th Only)  The schedule is below (it has not changed from the permission form).  I will need a parent chaperone to go on this trip as Mr. C will be out of the classroom all week for surgery.  If someone is available to do this, I would appreciate it.

  • Arrive at Ogden Frontrunner at 7:10 a.m.  Leave Ogden Frontrunner Station at 7:37 a.m.  Arrive at Salt Lake Central at 8:36 a.m.  Take the blue line Trax at 8:43 a.m. Arrive at Clark Planetarium at 8:47 a.m.
  • Leave Clark Planetarium at 2:00 p.m. Take the blue line Trax at 2:12 p.m. Arrive at Salt Lake Central at 2:17 p.m.  Get on the frontrunner at 2:25 p.m.  Arrive at Ogden Frontrunner Station at 3:24 p.m.
  • Please make arrangements to have your child picked up at the Frontrunner Station no later than 3:25 p.m.  Please pick up your child at the Frontrunner Station before going to MMA to pick up your other children.

Friday: Invention Convention proposals due. (5th Only)  This is an informal check in to make sure students are on track with completing their invention convention project, please have students write up their proposed project (a couple of sentences explaining the invention is fine.)

4th grade STEM project:

We will be starting a 4 week long exploration of energy and motion through designing and testing mousetrap cars!  Please be aware that students will need supplies for this project, though all design and testing will be happening inside the classroom. We will be starting this week with a discussion of kinetic and potential energy and students will be making their design for their cars in class.  Next week we will focus on the actual build of the car and then we will begin testing our designs and tweaking after break.

From the MMM:

Dear Families,

Please take a few moments to complete this anonymous Stakeholder Survey before it closes on December 14th. We need your feedback as change only comes when we know where we can improve.

The survey link is https://goo.gl/forms/crazDfVKIu8ENemv2.

If you would like to be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card, please take a screenshot of the last page of the completed survey and send it to info@mariamontessoriacademy.org.

STARbase Info: (6th only)

Dear Sixth Grade Families,
Our sixth grade students have the unique opportunity to attend STARBASE on Hill Air Force Base.  This is a wonderful STEM program offered to very few schools in Northern Utah.  The permission slip has already been sent home and returned to school by each family, thank you.  This is a five day field trip one day a week for five weeks.  The dates for this wonderful experience are:
STARBASE:
Monday January 7, 2019
Tuesday January 15, 2019
Wednesday January 23, 2019
Wednesday January 30, 2019
Wednesday February 6, 2019
It is your responsibility as parents to get your child to and from STARBASE on each of the dates listed above.  I encourage you to carpool with each other.  I would like permission from each family to send out a list of the sixth grade parents e-mail addresses to each of you so you can coordinate rides.  Please let me know as soon as possible if you do not want me to share your e-mail address with the other sixth grade families.
STARBASE in on Hill Air Force Base; we have a few plans to get your students on base.  Other schools hire a bus to get them to and from STARBASE.  A bus costs $500.00 a day so that is not an option for us.
Our first plan is to meet at The Aerospace Museum and STARBASE will send a Hill Air Force Base bus to come pick us up and transport us to and from STARBASE.  The information for this plan is located here. Roy Gate Base Bus   One last thing, I can not press upon you enough not to be late dropping off or picking up. The use of the base bus is a courtesy that has been extended to STARBASE and we do not want to keep them waiting; especially if they have other routes.
The second plan if the Hill Air Force Base cannot come get up for some reason is to have parents transport their child onto base.  In order for anyone to get onto base they need to provide some information.  Please fill out this form with the appropriate information if you think there is any possibility you might drive to or from this field trip one of the days.  TRANSPORTATION FOR BASE ACCESS ’18  STARBASE needs this information by December 20th.  Please get this information to me as soon as possible.  Once this information is turned over to security forces we will not be able to add any drivers.  If you think there is a small chance you may drive your child then please fill out this form.  These are the instructions for getting to the South Gate.  South Gate Contingency Paln ’18
If you have any questions please let me know.
Ms. Amy

FYI

Both Troy and Molly will be laid to rest at Evergreen Memorial cemetery in Ogden on Wednesday, December 5.
Grave side service will be starting at 3 pm, everyone is welcome to attend.
Their plots are to the north of the angel statue in the main entrance to the cemetery.

Greetings!  Welcome to December! Big events and busy months coming!

December 5 – Winter Feast! Please join us from 11 am – 1 pm in the South Kiva.  Food donations are welcome, please visit the sign up sheet  to see what is needed: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/446055  If you aren’t able to shop or bring in food, but you would like to contribute in some way please contact Alisha at eventhair@yahoo.com, and she would be happy to work something out.

December 10 – Early Release (professional development)

December 12 – 6th graders visit Clark Planetarium.  Permission forms went home for this today, we will not need drivers for this field trip as we will be taking the Frontrunner down.

December 22- January 2 – Winter Break (no school)

 

Please be working with 5th and 6th graders on their invention convention and science fair projects respectively.  STEM week is the week of January 14 and all projects will be due Wednesday January 9.

LAST CALL for a parent who would be willing to come in for 3 or 4 visits and do a STEM project with the fourth graders.

Astro Camp

I apologize that this did not go home with your child last week, the information for the field trip is here: Astro Camp – Cover Letter

Info for carpools is coming.

Enjoy your break!

Hello all,

STEM week is January 14-18, which is still two months away, but I want to get everyone thinking about potential projects over the break.

For 6th graders, this means Science Fair

For 5th graders, this means Invention Convention

For 4th graders, this means an in-house STEM project.

6th and 5th grade students will be coming home with a packet of papers today.  This is their workbook to help them get started on their projects.  I have created a new tab up top that is now your go-to-place for all digital copies of forms.

4th graders will be doing a mostly in-class project.  Please anticipate a need to gather supplies for your child, but they will not be working on this project at home.  note: I would love to have a parent volunteer who works in a STEM field come in and work with my fourth graders on this project. Please email me if you would like to come in.

Astrocamp:

Our astrocamp field trip is coming up the Tuesday after break.  We will need parent volunteers to drive and to chaperone- please anticipate an email from our room mom, Alisha. The info sheet will be sent home hard copy with your student today and an electronic copy will be put in our new “important document” tab

Hello,

The cultural festival is on Friday and you are absolutely welcome to attend and tour the school with your child.

We will be having a set break schedule to ensure that students are with their projects for the majority of the time.  Please do not take your child from their project until it is their break, and help them return to their project on time.  The schedule of breaks looks like this:

1:00-1:15 – all student in classroom
1:15-1:40 – 4th graders take break
1:45 -2:10  – 5th graders take break
2:15-240 – 6th graders take break
2:45-3:00 – all students back in classrooms to restore.
I hope that helps schedule your visit to the school this Friday! I look forward to seeing you all here.

This week!

I apologize for not updating last week, time absolutely escaped me: I blinked and it was Friday.

This week: It is our last week before Thanksgiving break!

Tuesday: Take home projects are due.  Please have students bring in their tri-fold boards.  They will be presenting these projects to the school and parents on during the Cultural Festival on FRIDAY from 1-3 PM.  Please come support the school and your child.

Friday, we will also be participating in a book feast with our Mentor class, please have your child bring in a favorite book (or three) that they will want to read during this hour long read-a-thon.

Next week, the entire week is off for Thanksgiving break.

Coming back in after Thanksgiving:

Tuesday the 27th we have our Astrocamp field trip: stay tuned for more info on that.

As always, questions, comments, concerns, shoot me an email.

We are planning to meet about 6:30 pm at the memorial site on Washington Blvd. Tuesday evening to honor Troy and Molly.  Please come if you can.  Mike would love to have as many as possible there.

Please spread the word.  I will see you all there.

This week

Hello all, pretty quick update about the week to come.

This week:

Tomorrow, students will be given a copy of the rubric for the home project which is due November 13.  You can find it digitally here: American History Report

The American History Report will be showcased on Friday, November 16.  Please come in and tour our research of American History from 1-3 on the 16th!

Wednesday, we will celebrate Halloween with a class party,  PLEASE be aware that costumes are not allowed at MMA on Halloween, students must come in dress code.

If you have any questions, comments, concerns, please email me.

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