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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter |  April 2016
From the Co-Directors:
It was wonderful to see many of you at our Montessori Masquerade event!  Thank you to all who contributed auction items, assisted with the event, and attended that evening.  Once the dust settles, we will send an event update, including a summary of the proceeds.  All Masquerade proceeds benefit our financial aid program and specialty classes.

We've had a few questions about the MMS 2016-2017 school calendar.  Our start date for students will be Monday, August 15, 2016.  The 2016-2017 school year will end on Friday, June 2, 2017.  Please note that start dates for new Primary students may vary.  We plan to mail the official calendar with the summer packet in late June. 

Thank you for your patience as our Plus staff implements changes in the pick-up process.  These changes were put into place based on observations of the children, foot traffic patterns, and safety considerations.  Thank you for walking behind the main building to the picnic table under the awning to sign your child out of Plus.  

Please take note of the many special events happening in the coming months.  We look forward to seeing you soon!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Middle School Farm Stand | April 22, 29; May 13, 2016  |   2:45-5:30 pm
Middle school students will be selling their products and services at our main campus location. Come see what they have been working on in their micro-economy classes!
YMCA Family Fun Night | April 22, 2016   |   6:00-8:00 pm
Join us at the YMCA on Hillcrest Drive for soccer, basketball, pickleball, swimming and refreshments!
Board Meeting | April 25, 2016   |   6:00 pm
We will meet in upper elementary/music room.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Spring Concert | April 26, 2016   |   5:30 pm
Please join us for performances from our honor choir, Orff ensemble, recorder ensemble, elementary Spanish classes, and strings groups.  The concert will be held at the South Ruffner Church.  
Lower Elementary and Middle School at the ball park | April 27, 2016 
Watch for more details from Becca, Tara, and Bridgett.
Elementary Swimming begins | May 2, 2016  
Please be sure your Lower or Upper Elementary child comes prepared for swimming on all PE days in May.  Children need a swimsuit, towel, and goggles (optional). 
Middle School Field Trip | May 2-6, 2016  
Upper Elementary Field Trip | May 2-4, 2016   
Lower Elementary II Class Play | May 5, 2016   |   5:30-6:30 pm
Please join us for the original production of 'Coming Together' at the South Ruffner Church.
Parent Education 'step-up night' | May 10, 2016   |   5:30-6:30 pm
Watch for more details soon.
Third Year Field Trip | May 13-14, 2016  
Sixth Year Project Presentations | May 16, 2016  
Parent Conferences | May 19-20, 2016 
School will not be in session during conferences, but our Plus program will be available.  Please call Beth to reserve a space at Plus.
Midsummer Night's Dream presentation | May 26, 2016  |   5:30 pm
Please join us at the South Ruffner Church for an original interpretation of the classic Shakespeare play.  Watch for more details from Jason.
FAMILY FUN AT THE YMCA
Our friends at YMCA of Kanawha Valley are hosting an Open House for MMS families on Friday, April 22 from 6:00-8:00 pm.  We hope you are able to join us for this fun event that includes basketball, soccer and pickle ball from 6-7 and a family swim and refreshments from 7-8.  RSVP to Fawn Washington by calling 304.340.3527 ext. 1109 or emailing fwashington@ymcaofkv.org
THANK YOU!
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school this month.  Special thanks to:
  • Eric Abdalla and Bettina Werner for assisting with Midsummer Night's Dream props.
  • George Phillips for teaching chemistry to our middle school students.
  • Randy Melton for teaching applied math to our middle school students.
  • Mike Fizer for presenting an engine dissection lesson for middle school physics.
  • Keeley Steele for her continued work teaching art at the middle school.
  • John Slicer for providing our Plus students with a magical afternoon.
  • all the volunteer drivers who have assisted with field trips.
  • the Lopinsky family for bringing specimens for study in Zoology class.
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