“There is no description, no image in any book capable of replacing the sight of real trees, and all the life to be found around them in a real forest.”
— Maria Montessori
Graduation Day is Friday, May 28th. There are no classes that day. Due to COVID restrictions, we will have separate graduation ceremonies this year. Kindergarten students will graduate at the Gazebo on Main Street. Junior High students will graduate at a private ceremony in Hume, Virginia. Parents of graduating students will receive an email with pertinent information. 
Remember, some families can sign up for two free weeks of camp this summer depending on your enrollment when we closed in December. Please return your Summer Camp brochure with your dates indicated if you would like to participate. If you have questions about your eligibility, please email Meg DeMato at mdemato@mlm-school.org. Families who were part of the Emergency Day Care for Essential Workers do not qualify.  

Dear Pleasant Parents and Graceful Guardians,

On Thursday May 27th we will be having Field Day. There will be games to play and prizes to win! To have an event like this, we need to raise some money first.

In order to get that money, we have decided to host a bake sale!! The Jr. High and some Elementary students will be baking some goodies.  The bake sale will be on Monday, May 17th, 2021 during dismissals (12:00, 3:00 and 3:30).

We would like everyone to bring in homemade goodies. You can bring anything from cakes, to pie, to rice crispy treats. There are tons of options! (If you make something with nuts or is gluten-free please attach a note with it).

Sincerely,
Mila Compton, the Junior High, and the 5th Grade

Primary Field Trip to
Valley View Farm
Children in their final year of Primary went on a lovely field trip to Valley View Farm in Delaplane, Virginia. They began their day with a hayride through the orchards and berries patches and had a long stop by the bee hives, where the children dazzled teachers and guides with their knowledge of bee information learned in the classroom. The trip continued to areas where they saw horses, sheep and cows, all surrounded by breathtaking scenery. They ended their day with a tasting of the various fruit ciders produced at the farm.
THIS WEEKEND!
Join Us at Isaac Walton Youth Day
Sunday, May 16th, 1:00-5:00!
SAMUELS PUBLIC LIBRARY
VIRTUAL RESOURCES

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

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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


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


SCHOOL DIRECTORY
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PRIMARY CLASSES - FLOWER SIGN-UP
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.
The Toddler program is hopeful for seedling trays.
BEGINNINGS
Luke Working with Fruit Replicas
Kylie Coloring
TODDLER
Razia Cleaning a Classroom Window
Anna Making Potpourri
Leilani Transferring
PRIMARY
Aiden Using the Multiplication Bead Board
Micah and Aaron Working with Geometric Metal Insets
Augustin Working with the Movable Alphabet
ELEMENTARY
Bristol and Sophie Turning Improper Fractions into Proper Fractions
Hudson, Conor, Nina and Trey Writing the Names of the Months
Elementary Students Rehearsing The Taming of the Shrew
Jr. High
The Jr. High Students Took a Field Trip to Blandy Experimental Farm
The Junior High Students Bring Medieval Times to Life by Making Soup Using a Centuries-Old Recipe. Consensus: " Hey, This is Pretty Good!"