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!!

Last Call for Gala Tickets

We are so excited to invite you to this year’s Gala at Snowbasin Ski Resort on March 23, 2019!  We are excited to share some great food and good times with you.  Don’t forget that we will have some wonderful art pieces made by your children up for live auction, and we have had some fantastic donations that will be up for silent auction.  Trust me, you do not want to miss out!  Time is running out and Snowbasin will NOT allow us to sell tickets at the door, so follow this link NOW to get your tickets purchased.

Gala Tickets Sold Here

Tickets will only be available until March 10, 2019.  MAPA will also be available to help you purchase tickets in our North Shore drive through.  Look for us Thursday March 7, 2019 in the North East quadrant of the North Shore parking lot.  (We will be the crazy people with the signs.)

Volunteer Opportunity! See inside…

Friends! It’s that time where we put on a pot luck style meal for the teachers during conference week since they are there so late at the school. Please help us by signing up for one of the following days:

Wed Feb 13th/Baked Potato Bar: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458648

Thur Feb 14th/Breakfast Buffet: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458654

Book fair still needs volunteers if anyone can swing it! It’s a great way to meet your volunteer hours and it’s easy guys! Sign up for any of the following days:

Wed Feb 13th: https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458555

Thur Feb 14th:
https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/458556

After we come back from President’s Day, one of our dedicated crossing-guards will no longer be able to take her shifts.  If you can take Monday, Tuesday or Thursday morning please let us know! These three mornings will needed to be filled for the remainder of the year. Spread the word friends!  Contact mapa@mariamontessoriacademy.org

Let’s Get Dramatic

Please support our Jr. High students who have been working to put together a dinner theatre on December 12th and 13th.  They could really use our help with food items.  Please use the below TrackItForward links to sign up.

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/448062

https://www.trackitforward.com/site/389525/event/448197

Thank you so much to all the devoted members of our community that give of their time so we can have these experiences!