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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter | November 2017
Dear MMS Families,

We are approaching a busy time of year, and look forward to seeing you at our many upcoming events! We are happy to announce Tricky Fish Tuesdays and our middle school Farmstand are both back this month --- read for details below. At the end of the month, we will kick off our Annual Fund Campaign , a vital part of our school's fundraising efforts.

Our Book and Bake Sale is scheduled for December 7 and 8, in cooperation with Charleston's independent bookseller, Taylor Books. On December 20, all MMS students will take part in our  Winter Concert before heading out for New Year's Break.

Many thanks to those who volunteered their time and expertise so far this year.  We are still in need of a few volunteers for the Book and Bake Sale on December 7 and 8.  To sign up, please follow this link: Volunteer Opportunities 2017-2018

Best wishes,
Tricky Fish Tuesdays | November 21 and 28 2017
Support MMS by visiting Tricky Fish on Tuesdays in November! They are open from 11-3 on November 7, 14, and 28 and will have special extended hours for MMS families and friends only on the 21st (11am-8 pm).
Middle School Farmstand | Friday, November 17, 2017  | 2:50-5:30 pm
School Closed | Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24, 2017    
Giving Tuesday/Annual Fund Kick Off | Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Book and Bake Sale | December 7 & 8 
MMS Board Meeting | Monday, December 11, 2017  | 6:00 pm
Everyone is welcome to attend. We plan to meet in the art room.
Early Dismissal/MMS Winter Concert | Wednesday, December 20, 2017 
Watch for more details soon!
NO SCHOOL | December 21-January 1
School resumes on Tuesday, January 2.  
Tricky Fish Tuesdays are back!
When you visit Tricky Fish  every Tuesday in November, 10 percent of proceeds will be donated to Mountaineer Montessori. This fun and delicious fundraiser is made possible through the generosity of Keeley and Jonathan Steele, MMS parents and owners of Tricky Fish, Bluegrass Kitchen and Starlings Coffee & Provisions.

Invite your friends, families, and co-workers to enjoy a tasty meal and support our school. Dine in and carry out available. (Tricky Fish is open for lunch and will extend hours for MMS families during Thanksgiving break.)

  • Tuesday, November 21, 11:00 a.m to 8:00 p.m.n (Note special evening hours for MMS families!)
  • Tuesday, November 28: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

For more information, please contact Event Coordinator Katie Clark, .

Proceeds from Tricky Fish Tuesdays will support the purchase of: additional shelving, furnishings and materials for primary and elementary classrooms, gardening supplies for the middle school, and music and art materials for the whole school.
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school in recent weeks. Special thanks to:

  • Eric Abdalla, for finishing the fence between our playground and the neighbor's house.
  • parent drivers for providing opportunities for our students to pursue their studies outside the classroom
  • The Darlington Family, for donating more Snap Circuits to Plus.
  • UC Coach Anthony Carter, for teaching football lessons to our middle school students.
  • Keeley Steele, for teaching a customer service class at the middle school and for donating pie supplies for the farm stand.
  • Primary parents, for providing nutritious and delicious snacks for the children.
  • Lauren Winter, Salma Badawi, Liz Stevens, Jessie Reckart, and Jennifer Preston for providing delicious food for our November staff meeting.
  • Katie Clark for coordinating our Tricky Fish Tuesdays.
  • Keeley and Jonathan Steele for hosting MMS families during Tricky Fish Tuesdays.
  • Kenley Hanna, for coordinating this year's Book and Bake Sale.
MMS in the news:
Click photo to see television coverage of MMS eclipse watching event!
2018-19 tours underway at Mountaineer Montessori, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 11-2-17
Mountaineer Montessori achieves milestones, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 10-18-17
Montessori Farmstand, Charleston Gazette-Mail, 10-17-18
Solar eclipse a teachable moment for WV students , Charleston Gazette-Mail 8-22-17
Eclipse will be partial in WV, but still spectacular , Charleston Gazette-Mail, 8-18-17
Alumni news:

Congratulations to MMS alumna Elena Liu (Capital High School) and Cassandra Sobieski (George Washington High School), who were named 2017 National Merit Semi-Finalists. 

We love alumni visits, and were delighted to welcome three former students back to their old classrooms this fall: Samuel Levenson, a sophomore majoring in physics and aerospace engineering at Auburn University; Allie Persily, a junior pre-med major at Wake Forest University; and Marlo Weisberg, a sophomore majoring in accounting at Southern Methodist University.

We wish all of our former students continued success!
Mountaineer Montessori School
308 20th Street, Charleston, WV 25304
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