New Year, New Blog Post! Some January News!

Hey MMA families! We hope your winter break and holidays were restful and we have enjoyed seeing all of your faces this week back at school!

We don’t have much going on this month, but we do have a meeting coming up that we would love for you to attend!

We meet Thursday January 9th at 8:45am. Thank you guys for your patience with the time changes for the meeting as the president juggles her job and MAPA this year! It means a lot! The agenda for this meeting is here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RHBeTozahAk_i5oLdXopYiXKNPYzD9uDE1lARTqcdBA/edit?usp=sharing

Please be sure to come out to the meetings as we get closer to planning the Gala, and setting up some of our end of the year events, as well as the board re-elections opening up. If you are interested in serving on the MAPA board please come submit your name at the April 10th meeting at 8:45am. All nominees will be voted on at the May general meeting at on the 5th at 6pm. Please stay tuned for more information or email us at the link below.

Be advised of the following non school days: Friday Jan 10th (prof. development), Monday Jan 20th (Martin Luther King Jr.)

Other school activities you don’t want to miss this month: Thur Jan 30th Chili Cook Off 5:30pm-7pm,

As always we appreciate your support! If you have any questions please get in touch with us at mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Have a fantastic start to your New Year guys!

Last thoughts for 2019

Hey amazing MMA families!

Before we head off to settle ourselves for a much deserved winter nap, here are a few things from MAPA to be aware of this last week before winter break:

Box Top Store: The box top store was postponed last week due to lack of volunteers, we are so sorry for the short notice. We are hoping to host one more in the spring and will have that date for you after the first of the year! Thank your for your patience with this.

Book Fair: Happening Tue Dec 17th-Thur Dec 19th from 1pm-6:30pm (tentatively) All dates and times are dependent upon volunteer support, without enough man/mom power we have to cut back on days and limit hours. If you are able to come out and volunteer we are in desperate need of help running this event. Sign up below. Come out and enjoy the book fair and get some of that Christmas shopping done! We have books, novelties and other fun stocking-stuffer items!

Tuesday: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/512828
Wednesday:
https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/512829
Thursday:
https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/512848

Parent teacher conference dinners: For those of you families that are new this year, during conference week our teachers spend almost twelve hours at the school! We try to help with this, by offering a light dinner since these are long hours. In order to do this we often reach out to our parents for help. Please go to track it forward help by signing up to bring an item on any of the days listed. The links to help out are listed below. This is a huge help to us, and a large gesture of kindness to our teachers that put in 110%.

Tuesday night: Sandwich fixin’s
https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/514202
Wednesday night: Soup and Salad night
https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/514203
Thursday night: Taco Salad
https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/514204
No School: Please be advised there is no school Friday Dec 20th for professional development.  Winter break starts the following Monday December 23rd through January 3rd. School resumes Monday January 6th at normal times. There is also no school the Friday we come back (January 10th, for professional development).
MAPA Meetings/Parent Social:  So, we did a sneaky on you! We have planned a meet and greet social on Thursday January 9th 5:30pm in the little gym! We are excited to have opportunities to hang, meet you, hear your thoughts and mostly spend time away from our kids as adults. Please bring a dish to share and be ready to be welcomed into the group. We are a friendly bunch and are always looking to meet a new face! If you have time our MAPA meeting starts at 6:00pm, and we’d love to have you stay on and be a part of that as well. All are welcome!

Contacting Us: 

As always, if you need to get a hold of us, or you have questions about volunteering or anything else feel free to comment on this blog, our facebook page or contact the school directly. We are always happy to help out and to hear from our fellow parents.
A holiday message from MAPA: Dearest MMA Families, we want to wish all of you a happy and safe holiday with your loved ones. No matter what you are celebrating, or where you are celebrating; may you find peace in the season and in your hearts. Best of season’s tidings to all of you! With love, your 2019-2020 MAPA Board!

 

MAPA Meeting Changes!

Hey everyone!

There have been some changes to the MAPA meeting times! Please make sure that you come to the meetings at the correct time, 3:45pm for the reminder of this school year; with the exception of the May meeting which will be at 6pm.  Sorry for any confusion. Thanks everyone. For more information about meetings please check out our Facebook here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/467380553992862/

Or feel free to email or comment here with questions:

mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Thanks again everyone and enjoy your holiday!

Feelin’ all that Gratitude!

Hey everyone! Welcome new-comers and first-timers to our blog! We are excited to have you! We will keep it short and to the point. Here is what’s on and poppin’ through the rest of November for MAPA:

Thanks & Stuff:

Thanks to everyone who came out and had fun at the skate night! What a blast that was! We’ve been seeing you guys at our events and that has not gone unnoticed! We appreciate the support and love, and as always we love spending time with our amazing MMA families! You guys bring the party! Thanks for spending Friday night with us! The fun center had nothing but amazing things to say about us and can’t wait to host us again later on this year! Go MMA! You rock! Follow our Facebook page to see live videos and check ins from our events! If you missed this event, no worries we have another skate night coming later this year!

Posted by North Ogden Maria Montessori Academy Parent Association on Friday, November 8, 2019

Coat Swap:

Happening right now is a coat drive for our fellow students and families that may be in need of proper weather friendly gear! Bring a coat any day after school and leave it in the big box. All lost and found items are being donated to this cause as well, so please make sure you are getting in there to grab anything you don’t want donated! Meet us on Friday November 15th in the gym from 3pm-5pm for a coat swap so you can get a coat if your family needs one!

Spirit Nights:

Spirit nights are still happening every Monday night this month at the Pizza Pie Cafe in North Ogden! Go to one, go to two, go to all of them if you wish! Make sure you show them this flyer or mention the school so we get 10% of the money spent! Go for lunch, or dinner, as long as you mention our school we still get the proceeds! Thanks for being amazing guys!

Every Monday in November when you eat here, 10% of the proceeds go directly back to the school! Tell your friends and neighbors! Be sure to mention the school or show this flyer! #pizzapiecafe #pizza

Posted by North Ogden Maria Montessori Academy Parent Association on Sunday, November 3, 2019

Gratitude Feast:

Every year we, as a school, come together to say thank you to our local fire fighters, police officers, and other community members. We host a feast in their honor with delicious soups, salads and desserts. This is made possible by the help of our amazing families and donated items. It’s super easy to help out, follow the link below to sign up, bring in an item and drop it off that morning with your child at school! Done! If you can stay on and help out with the event, even better! The link to sign up is here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1U-U4VIhbwLT5To_JdQeLcB_ASgcQgVJmTKgNcUs6r3I/edit?usp=sharing

Thank you amazing MMA families!

If you haven’t started our daily gratitude challenge you’re not too late! Every day a new photo prompt pops up on our Facebook page asking a question for you to ponder. Start with day one here and fill in the rest! Find your attitude of gratitude this Thanksgiving!

November is national gratitude month! Join us in a thirty day gratitude challenge! Each day a new question will appear…

Posted by North Ogden Maria Montessori Academy Parent Association on Sunday, November 3, 2019

Remember that Thanksgiving Break is Monday November 25th-Friday November 29th! Enjoy the holiday with your families. We are thankful to be a part of such an amazing community! Our next meeting is Friday December 6th at 8:45am in the conference room at the school. Come with any ideas, comments or things you may have noticed from the events we’ve been working on; or if you just need some adult time with other grown ups. We appreciate new faces, and input! Thanks everyone! Have a great holiday!

 

 

 

MAPA Updates for November…do you even gratitude bro?

Hey everyone and welcome to November!

Red Ribbon Week Winners:

Huge congrats to Early Childhood’s Mrs. Martha’s room for their winning door on the elementary side, and Mr. Giuseppe’s Jr. High advisory for this door on the Jr. High side! MMA sent out a message that reached (and is still reaching) over thousands of people. When our door decorating contest ended, over four thousand people had seen these doors, they crossed into five countries and six different language barriers! We are so proud of our school and our students for the messages of being drug free that they sent out during red ribbon week! Both winning classes have been contacted about setting up their winning pizza parties and that is in the works.  

Thirty Day Gratitude Challenge:

Every day this month on our Facebook page we are challenging you to have an attitude of gratitude! A new photo question will appear for you to answer, share out with your friends and family or ponder to yourself. Try to answer all thirty! Don’t let your gratitude stop with November, carry it with you throughout the rest of the year! It will change your life!

Slack:

If you are feeling like a mushroom (in the dark and being feed crap) follow us on slack:

https://join.slack.com/t/mapaorg/shared_invite/enQtODEwNDE1NTM0MjI1LWY3NzljY2M4YWQ2NGIxMGNjZDM0MTAyMGM2ODg2ZTU1NTk1ZjhjNjQxNWRkYzA1ZGM0MzkwYWIzYjE4YWY5ZmQ

This is a great way to get as much or as little information as you want on what’s going on, how to volunteer, and what you can do to be more active in the school and MAPA events. Slack is like Facebook but it’s more of a work space app with different threads on everything that MAPA does so you can know EVERYTHING! It’s a great way to voice opinions, and your ideas if you want to share out ways to make things run smoother! We look forward to hearing from you!

Pizza Pie Cafe:

Every Monday through the month of November Pizza Pie Cafe in North Ogden has been gracious enough to host spirit nights for us! If you get a chance please visit on a Monday and either bring this flyer or mention the Maria Montessori Academy! There is a post on our Facebook you can share as well! What a delicious way to earn money for the school! Yum!

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Family Skate Night:

Our family skate night is also coming up fast! Flyers should have gone out for this as well but if you didn’t get one or your child ‘misplaced it’ here is another copy so you can get mad discounts on awesome stuff to do there. Remember admission is free and you can even bring your own skates/scooters from home! Food is discounted which is nice, you can bring the whole family and make a night of it! What an awesome way to spend a Friday night!

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Gratitude Fest:

Sooooo much going on this month for MAPA!!! This is the one thing that we will defiantly need your help with guys! For those of you that are new, this is a hot lunch where we serve soup and salad to some of our service men and women of the community to say ‘thanks.’ We have other snacks, pies and desserts and it’s a big hit. We usually invite local fire departments, police stations, and other service, and community members such as these. The event will be on track it forward so you can help out by signing up soon. Watch for this later this month!

Gratitude from MAPA:

Guys on behalf of the MAPA board we just want to express some gratitude for you amazing families that have made this such a great year so far! Your support has been felt this year though our Fall Festival and spirit nights and we are so thankful to have that at our school! We feel grateful to be able to serve you and this amazing community!  We feel blessed to belong to such an awesome school with such a wonderful and welcoming presence about it. We are grateful for our admin, teachers, and faculty that make MMA the amazing place that it is! You guys make this happen. MMA rocks!

 

 

Red Ribbon Week

Hey guys!

Looking forward to an amazing red ribbon week this week! If you haven’t seen the flyer on facebook or the mmm newsletter, you can find it here:

Information about red ribbon week! Enjoy your fall break everyone!

Posted by North Ogden Maria Montessori Academy Parent Association on Thursday, October 17, 2019

All the information about dress up days, and what is going on this week is listed, there is some great information on this thing! We are going to have a great week! It sounds like everyone enjoyed our great speaker last week and we are so thankful that she was available to come in and donate her time to us.

This week aside from red ribbon week, we also have a meeting Friday morning (November 1st 8:45am) An agenda will be online for sneak peaks and what we will be covering later on this week. We will probably be debriefing from fall festival and recapping what we can do to improve for next year, as well as going over more Gala stuff, and anything else that might be coming up in the future. Everyone is welcome and we are always happy to see new faces!

We wish everyone a safe and happy Halloween this week on Thursday with your families! And remember to set your your clocks back next Sunday (November 3rd!) Enjoy your much needed extra hour of sleep!

 

Box Top Information

Hey everyone! It’s time for our first box top store! While box tops are in the process of going digital there are still paper and box tops on some packages that can be brought in for box top store. Students can cash these in at our box top store at the dates and times listed below for this event.
 
Don’t have a lot right now? No worries! We do these throughout the year! Save up what you have and bring it next time.
 
Please make sure they are cut out, STILL VALID, and intact! We can’t take them otherwise. No need to come to school with your child we will call them one class at a time when it is their turn to ‘shop.’
Box top store will be this coming Thursday (October 24th, 2019) 11am-1pm at the school.
More online information about box tops, the app and how to scan receipts and go digital to earn money for the school can be found here:
https://www.boxtops4education.com/?fbclid=IwAR268iib-zfBrjfIXK6aZ4VieI725WeMSQXtKrHPXpQm7pyRrVcK3K9eZ2A

Welcome to the new blog

Hey everyone welcome to the new blog! Due to recent concerns about communication we have decided to pick up the old blog again and start putting out communications. Feel free to keep tabs on us here, our fb page (at: https://www.facebook.com/NorthOgdenMAPA), or both if you wish.Thanks everyone!

MMA rocks!

-Taylor

The End Is Near…

We want to thank you so much for all of the help we have received this year.  Our volunteers make our events possible, and we have had some great people with some big hearts.                                                                                                                               “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”                               We have a few more events to wrap things up, so please help out where you can.

Teacher Appreciation Week May 13-17
Please join us in honoring our school staff and faculty this week. Here is a wonderful guide for the week. We delayed our appreciation week from the national week since a lot of MMA faculty were out this past week for the Redwoods and Crow Canyon. 
Teacher Appreciation Week Flyer

Field Day May 17th – The much anticipated day is upon us! Please sign up to help with all of the fun. Let’s send this year out with a bang.  https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/472112

 
PTC Teacher Dinners May 21st, 22nd and 23rd – The final round of conferences is almost here. Here is your opportunity to help feed the teachers and staff on these LONG days. 
 
Book Fair – Along with our PTC conferences is our final book fair of the year! This book fair is the BOGO, ALL books buy one get one FREE!! Make sure to stop by during conferences and buy some books for summer reading. As always we need our wonderful families to help us keep the book fair open. Here are the schedules to choose from. Remember, each time slot you volunteer at earns you $5 credit at the book fair. With BOGO that is $10 credit!!