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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter | October 2017
CLASSROOM UPDATES
Our Primary classrooms are continuing to work with lessons in Grace and Courtesy as they settle into the school year. Classes are also taking advantage of the beautiful fall weather to enjoy outdoor time together. The children spend a portion of the morning on the playground in addition to work time in the indoor and outdoor environments. If you visit school during morning work time, you may see children at work in the outdoor environment - raking, hammering, painting, and observing/exploring materials.
The year is off to a great start in Lower Elementary ! As with the commencement of any school year, each class has spent time developing a sense of community by discussing ideas for the ideal classroom. The children have also received the first few Great Lessons, and are enjoying botany and zoology work as well. Tara's class is currently studying living/nonliving things, predators/prey, and vertebrates, starting with the fish. Becca's class is studying and examining the parts of leaves, with each child creating a book to illustrate the concepts.
Upper Elementary students have been enjoying a variety of lessons in language and math and are currently researching ancient Egypt and Egyptian mythology. Students recently presented individual research on famous scientists, from Albert Einstein to Jacques Cousteau!
Our Middle School students have completed their first integrated science unit of the year (the science of food preservation) and have begun their first humanities unit (Mesopotamia). Students are also working through their micro economy ideas, including items for our next MMMS farm stand --- watch for more details soon!
Our Plus Friends have settled in to their lunch/free time/rest time routine. Favorite choices during Plus free time are puzzles, art, and of course, the playground!
UPCOMING EVENTS
Picture Day |Thursday, October 5, 2017
Mike Hall, from Photografix, will be at school to take student photos tomorrow! Sibling photos may be available. To request a sibling photo, please email Beth at bgeorge@mountaineermontessori.org
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences | Monday and Tuesday, October 9 & 10, 2017
There will be no classes on conference days. The Plus program is available from 8:00-5:30. To sign up for a conference spot, please click HERE

To register for Plus during conference days, please email Karen at kkelly@mountaineermontessori.org There is no charge for students staying in Plus during the conference time only. Otherwise, regular Plus rates apply. Please note that there are no early drop-off services available on conference days.
Student Flu Shots |Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Board Meeting | Monday, October 16, 2017  6:00 pm
The Board meets in the art room. Everyone is welcome to attend. 
PE Swimming
PE Swimming classes will begin on Tuesday, 10/17 and will continue on Tuesdays (Lower Elementary) and Wednesdays (Upper Elementary and Middle School) through Wednesday, 11/15.
School Closed | Friday, November 10, 2016  | Staff Development Day
Please note that Plus is not offered on this Staff Development day so that our entire staff may attend the continuing education session.  
School Closed | Monday, November 20 - Friday, November 24, 2017    
Volunteer Opportunities 2017-2018
We have had a great response to our request for volunteers for upcoming special events! There are a few spots left to fill, especially during our Book and Bake Sale (December) and our MMS School Picnic (June). Please follow the link below to sign up:


Thank you for your time and for your support of Mountaineer Montessori School!
THANK YOU!
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school in recent weeks. Special thanks to:

  • Paul Ihle, for assisting with tether ball installation on the playground.
  • parent drivers for providing opportunities for our students to pursue their studies outside the classroom
  • Judi Malone and Erica Simpson, for providing refreshments for our Annual Meeting.
  • Samantha Hicks, for coordinating meals for 2017-2018 staff meetings.
  • Primary parents, for providing nutritious and delicious snacks for the children.
  • Ben Bailey, for providing meeting space for the Board session with Susan Kambrich.
Mountaineer Montessori School
308 20th Street, Charleston, WV 25304
304.342.7870 | Email | Website