Want to help us end the year with a bang? Then check this out!

Thank you to the wonderful parents who showed support during Teacher Appreciation week!
Field day is this Friday and we still need a few more volunteers to help run the events.
Also Book Fair and PTC dinners are in need of help. We couldn’t make these amazing events possible without the help of parent volunteers.
Look on Track it Forward to see what will fit your schedule best to help:
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The Future is WOW!

Thank you parents for making this year such a great experience!  From fall festival to Gala, we’ve had a great time and some super awesome helping hands.

This Thursday evening May 3rd will be our last MAPA meeting of the school year.  It will be held at 7:00 pm at the school.  Please come join us.  As a parent of this school you are automatically a member of our parent organization, and are absolutely welcome to come join us.

Thursday’s meeting will be setting the stage for the 2018-2019 school year.  We will be voting on new board members for MAPA.  Also, if you need a handy way to make sure you get those required 40 volunteer hours in next year come and see if one of our committee chair positions might work for you.

We are always looking for volunteers and are hear to help you know what opportunities are available.  We also love meeting the other parents who do so much for our school!  Let’s make our future so bright we really will need to wear shades.

We hope the end of the school year is a fun and rewarding time for your families!

Thank you


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2018-2019 MAPA board

GREAT NEWS!! We have candidates for the  MAPA Board next year! They will be voted in at our May 3rd Spring General MAPA Meeting. If we hear of any other parents wanting to be candidates, we will hold a vote at the meeting as well.

-President- Angela Voraotsady
-Vice President- Natalie Monsen
-Treasurer- Shauna Guthrie
-Secretary- Ashley Carlson

The 2018-2019 MAPA Board needs your help! We are in need of Chairs and Co-Chairs for the following committees:

GALA Chair & Co-Chair- These people would plan & execute the schools annual Gala.

Safety Committee Chair & Co Chair- These people would be responsible for finding morning crossing guards/ plan and execute red ribbon week & make sure the safety bags in classrooms are up to date.

Events chair & Co Chair- These people would plan and execute the Fall Festival/Gratitude Feast & Field Day.

Room Parent Chair- This person would be responsible for finding room parents for the teachers & communicating to the room parents when there is a need from them from the board.

Book Fair Co Chair- This person would assist Jamie Lopez in running the book fairs during PTC.

We want these wonderful events and opportunities to continue to happen for our school and students, so keep your eyes and ears open for someone who would do a great job!

Thank you!


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It’s PARTY Time!

You guys, GALA is this weekend!  Are you planning on another hum drum Saturday night?  Well have no fear, MAPA is here with a fun night planned for you at the Union Station.  Come enjoy an exceptional catered dinner, visit with friends, and get to know faculty and staff members better (maybe even find out an embarrassing story or two).  There will be music and several beautiful baskets up for silent auction.  Trust me, these baskets are great! You won’t want to miss out.  Also come bid on the fantastic art your children helped create.  These are one of a kind pieces and something you can proudly hang on your wall.

(Second Level art – each child designed their own petroglyph.)

Also remember that this fundraiser is what helps MAPA raise funds for many things needed at our school, such as new playground equipment, (wink, wink…). Have you noticed you’ve not had your children asked to sell cookie dough or wrapping paper?  This is our biggest fund raiser of the year.  Bring yourselves, grandparents, or anyone else who would enjoy a night out on the town for St. Patty’s Day!

MAPA will be selling tickets drive through style in the North Shore parking lot this Wednesday and Thursday from 3-4 pm.  Or you can still purchase them at the following link:  https://squareup.com/store/mapa-9

(Some of our baskets are all ready for the big day!)


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You’re Invited!

Please join us Friday  3/2 at 8:45 am for our next MAPA meeting in the conference room.  It’s not to late to get involved and we love to have new faces and new ideas!  We also want to thank all those parents who have contributed to our school this year, we’d love to see you all there.  (And remember, attending MAPA meetings counts toward your service hours.)

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It’s a party for the BEST parent community!

We would like to thank all the wonderful parents who made all the events at PTC a success! We really have some great volunteers out there. The Teachers are very appreciative of the meals brought in during conferences and for the books purchased for their classes from the book fair! Don’t forget to count making/purchasing food and driving to and from the school towards your 40 hours on track it forward.  Also if you purchased a book for the classroom please count the time it took you to drive to and from the school and the time it took you to browse through the books to find the ones on your teachers wishlist towards your 40 hours also!

2018 MMA Gala is just around the corner!
Pre-sale tickets will be on sale after school Friday February 23rd and Friday March 9th from 3-4pm by the front office.
You can also purchase online at https://squareup.com/store/mapa-9  prices will be $30 a ticket before March 10th and $35 a ticket after March 10th. 
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MAPA Meeting

We sure hope you have all had a wonderful Holiday season and a great break with your families.  Come join us for our first MAPA meeting of the new year and get back into the swing of things.  We really appreciate all the help we have had this school year from our fantastic parent community.  We love hearing the ideas from friends old and new, and remember, attending a MAPA meeting will count toward your volunteer hours.  Join us this Friday, Jan. 5th at 8:45 am in the MMA conference room.

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Share your ideas at our December MAPA meeting

Come share your fantastic ideas with us at our December MAPA meeting this Friday December 1st at 8:45 am in the conference room.  We love to see new faces and old ones and appreciate all the ideas you guys bring.  All of our parents are a big part of making our community at MMA such a great place to be!

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Passive ways to Fundraise

Did you know how many amazing ways there are to help raise money for our school with minimal effort?  Each of the programs below will help our students by taking advantage of the shopping you are already doing.  Take a few minutes of time to follow the steps below, and get set to bring some wonderful benefits to your children at MMA.

See below for step by step instructions that will walk you through signing up with Smith’s Inspiring Donations, Amazon Smile, and iGive.com.

  • Smith’s Inspiring Donations

1: Click the link below:


2: Sign in using your current Smiths information, or click Register to create a new account.

If you create a new account, find the Inspiring Donations link at the bottom of the page under Community.

3: Click the “Enroll Now” button

4: Under Inspiring Donations heading click the “Enroll Now” button again.

5: Enter and Save your personal information.

6: Enter MMA’s code US041 in the “Find your Organization” field and click “Search”

7: Select “Maria Montessori Academy” and click the “Enroll” button.

Just like that, every time you shop at Smith’s with your rewards program Smith’s donates to the school!


  • Amazon Smile

Instead of making your purchases at Amazon.com, use Amazon Smile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the school.

1: Click the below link:


2: Log-in with your standard Amazon credentials, or create a new account if you don’t have one.

3: Click on the “Supporting” button right under the search bar.

4: Type Maria Montessori Academy in the search field at the bottom and click “Search”

5: Click the “Select” button for our Maria Montessori Academy which will show as located in North Ogden UT.

Only purchases made through the Smile site will work, and unfortunately this option is not yet available in the Amazon App.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy right?

  • iGive.com

iGive is a fundraising service that allows access to different rewards programs from multiple retailers.

iGive has several different ways it can be used based on your preference.  You can use the iGive.com website.  You can shop using the iGive App for iPhone, iPad, or Android.  Or you can install the iGive Button to your browser, use this link for more information http://support.igive.com/kb/a136/igive-button-how-it-works.aspx about the browser button.

1: Click on the below link:


2: Log-in or create a new account.

3: After creating your account click “Search by Name” in the dialogue box that appears.

4: Enter “Maria Montessori Academy” and click “Search Now”

5: Select our school by click on “Maria Montessori Academy – MAPA” in the list.

Now you have an account and can use any of the shopping methods listed above.

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Gratitude Feast

Our annual Gratitude Feast is coming right up.  This is a great opportunity for MMA to show it’s appreciation to the organizations that help to make our school successful.  Not to mention it’s another excellent way to earn your volunteer hours!  Please use the wejoin link below to volunteer.  Thank you all so very much for your help!


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