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MMS Monthly E-Newsletter |  September 2016
Dear MMS families,

We've had a wonderful start to the school year - thank you for sharing your children with us!  I spent the last few mornings visiting classrooms and outside environments and have been able to catch glimpses of life at Mountaineer Montessori School.  In my travels, I heard children at work, discussing the work, asking questions, and supporting each other:

'An author might use a pseudonym if he is writing something that could be controversial.'  --- overheard during book group at the middle school, as the students discussed the preface and introduction of George Orwell's Animal Farm.

'I 've done some great work this morning!  I've got my lengthy paragraph ready and I'm going to work on a big poster now!' --- beaming Upper Elementary student leaving the computer lab with clipboard and pencil box in hand.

'Could you please give me the funnel lesson today?' --- Primary student arriving to the classroom for the day.

'Your mom will be here soon, and if she doesn't come you can go to my house' --- three-year old Primary morning friend comforting another morning friend at dismissal time.

'Hmmmnnnn......I'm going to need a dictionary!' --- Lower Elementary student exclaiming to herself while working on a Language lesson.

Once our classes have had time to settle in and normalize, we will be inviting each of you to come in to observe the classrooms at work.  Usually, we open up for observations after school has been in session for 6-8 weeks.  Meanwhile, thank you again for sharing your children with us --- it is a true pleasure to spend time with them each day!

Best wishes,  Jennifer

Race for Education Label Sheets and stamps due | Monday, September 12, 2016
Please see Race for Education - Tint Sprint - packet for details.  Classes with 100% participation will be treated to a pizza lunch in October!
MMMS Farm Stand | Friday, September 16, 2016  | 2:45-5:30pm
Annual Meeting for All Families | Monday, September 19, 2016  | 6:00pm
Plus is available.  Please reserve a spot by calling or emailing Beth at 304.342.7870 or
Middle School Field Trip | Monday, September 19-Thursday, September 22, 2016
Our middle school students and staff will travel to the New River Gorge to experience a variety of outdoor education opportunities through ACE Adventure Resort.
School Closed | Friday, September 23, 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.
Fall Parent/Teacher Conferences | Thursday and Friday, October 6 & 7, 2016
There will be no classes on conference days.   The Plus program is available.  Please reserve a spot by calling or emailing Beth at 304.342.7870 or
Race for Education | Friday, October 14, 2016 
Dear MMS Parents,

The middle school community requires some home items for our micro economy business ventures, and hope that you can help us. We request the donation of the following items: a crock-pot, a stick/immersion blender, small metal spoons, a large wooden cooking spoon, a cooking whisk, and a rubber spatula. 

If you are thinking of throwing away or don't need any of these items anymore, please consider donation to our good cause. Also, if you donate any materials, you will receive a courtesy bar of soap when production commences.

Thank you for your generosity,
Yasin and Hayden
MMMS students and co-founders of Red Oak Soap
Thank you to the many parents and friends who have made special contributions to our school.  Special thanks to:
  • The Whittington family, for taking such good care of our birds, Kiwi and Blueberry, and for providing their beautiful new home.
  • The Best family, for taking excellent care of Hextor, our lizard, and Mittens, our Guinea pig.
  • Alisa Abdalla, for volunteering in the office.
  • Primary parents, for providing healthy and delicious snacks for the children.
  • David and Kenley Hanna and John Auville for helping to put the church basement back in good order following Primary Back to School Night.
  • Keeley Steele, for offering a space for our middle school students to sell their wares to the greater Charleston community.
  • Evan Young and the folks at Appalachian Boarding Company for providing stand-up paddle board lessons to our middle school students as part of their physical expression curriculum.
  • the Simmons family for donating free-time materials to Plus and sand tools for the playground.
  • our intrepid Upper Elementary drivers to The Mountain Institute:  Kristy Huckaby, Jack Rogers, Suzie Loew, Alisa Abdalla, Margaret Leef, Troy Anderson, Harry Bell, Ziad Kahwash, Cary Charbonniez, and Scott Duffer.

Be sure to check out the MMSPO survey and MMS Volunteer Opportunities 2016-2017 here:

Thank you!

Mountaineer Montessori School
308 20th Street, Charleston, WV 25304
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