“The child seeks independence by means of work; an independence of body and mind.”
— Maria Montessori

S.T.O. stands for Save The Ocean. Grace DeMato, Madeline Thumser and Arwen Yount are working to help save the ocean from pollution. We are working on an invention called, The Sea Saver. It is a floating platform that goes into the ocean. It has a spinning paddle that sucks the polluted water. The water goes under the main floor into a filter. The filter cleans the water then another spinning paddle pushes the water into the ocean.
by Arwen Yount

We thought of S.T.O. after doing a science experiment called Save Fred the Fish from Pollution. Grace, Arwen and I had to save him and we failed to save him. Luckily, he was made out of a sponge.
by Madeline Thumser

The Sea Saver is our first invention. We need The Sea Saver most in a place in Africa. There is a town that survives on a river and there's so much trash and toxins that lots of people are getting sick. Their water is so polluted that there’s mercury in it. 
 by Grace DeMato

Click the link below to watch their presentation:
MLMS Toddler, Primary and Elementary students have the opportunity to attend Spring Break Camp from March 29th through April 2nd. Full day and half day options are available.
Summer Camp registration has begun! Click the link below to view the weekly themes and download the brochure with registration forms.

The Spinning Wheel
by Milo Thumser

It is big, very big. It is cool. It is tall. I like it too. It has a big wheel. It has a pedal. It uses wool.

It's Scholastic Book Club Time!
This year the Scholastic book selections are online. Shop by grade level, collection, flyer and more! And with a $25 order, you can pick a FREE $5 book (use code: READS).
Order Due Date: 03/26/21
Shop Our Class Page: https://orders.scholastic.com/R7YV8

 Please share the Class Page link to extended family and friends. All orders also earn FREE books for our school.
Thank you for your support!
Odalys Martin
Class Code: R7YV8

Take a look at the virtual programs Samuels Public Library Youth Services Department has planned for March 16-31 and April 1-15. Programs can be viewed from the Samuels Library Facebook page or YouTube channel.

Remind is our new text alert system for inclement weather delays, closings and other important information. If you would like to receive texts from MLMS, please send a text to 81010. In the message, enter your child's class code from the list below. If you have children in different classes, you may sign up for more than one class group. It is not necessary to download the Remind app on your mobile device.

Mrs. Craft & Mrs. Veitenthal: @edg67ac
Ms. Goodman & Mrs. Irre: @94ged63
Mrs. Nixon: @36ckf38
Mrs. Schelin: @g2ac3dd

You can submit your volunteer hours on our website, by clicking the link on the For Parents page: https://mountainlaurelmontessori.org/community/for-parents/

The School Directory is updated on a continual basis, as changes arise. To view the most current School Directory, click on the "Parent Portal" button on the For Parents page on our website:

Please be sure to wash your child's face coverings every day! Here are some helpful tips!

Flower Arranging is a favorite Practical Life activity for children! Primary parents can help make the Primary classrooms beautiful and provide meaningful work for the children by bringing in a small bouquet of flowers. Thin stems that are easily cut are the best choice for children. Some great choices include carnations, lilies, daisies and mums. To help, please select a week to send in fresh flowers for your child's class using the links below.
Scarlett Coloring with the Support of Her Mother and Teacher
Patrick Caring for a Plant
Ronan Cutting Yarn with Scissors
Ceceila Washing Her Glue Brush
Isaac Grinding Herbs for Lunch
Emily Making a Sandpaper Letter Collection
Observing an Experiment Showing that Sugar Dissolves in Water
Owen Working on Teens
Elementary Students Conducting an Experiment about Hot Air Rising
Jaci's Pastel Painting of the Solar System
Jr. High
Jr. High Students Discussing the Byzantine Empire