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Lynn Bandley has been a very important member of our MCS community for 20 years. Her grace and beauty will live in our hearts and we plan to share memories of her with her family and the many whose lives she touched through her contributions at MCS. Please join us!
"Celebration of Lynn's Life"
Monday, July 14th, 2014 @7:00pm
For all who would like to celebrate Lynn
(Babes in arms and children able to sit for an extended time welcome)
Green Space at MCS
(Wear comfortable clothing)
6:30pm - video of Lynn's life will be shown in the lobby (repeated throughout the evening)
7:00pm - Short program followed by Open Mic.
We invite you to share your memories and well wishes for Lynn's family and friends.
An opportunity to write your thoughts, well wishes and memories will be provided.
We will provide some chairs and blankets but invite families to bring their own blankets as well.
We had originally intended to invite attendees to bring light refreshments but have decided
to keep the focus on Lynn and her family.
In Loving Memory of Lynn Bandley Featured
Lynn Bandley worked with us at our schools for almost twenty years and her contributions to all of our staff, our children and their families are immeasurable. We have felt at a loss without her since she had to take a medical leave but always hoped for the miracle of her recovery. We will miss her so much. She was such a huge blessing in all of our lives.
Lynn's funeral will be held this Friday, July 11th 2014 at 11am at the Salt Lake Rose Park North Stake Center that is located at 1155 N. 1200 West Salt Lake City UT, with a viewing prior from .
There will also be a viewing the evening before - Thursday, July 10th 2014, at the Mountain View Memorial Mortuary located at 3115 E. 7800 South, Cottonwood Heights, from .
Because Lynn was such an important member of our community we will host a "Celebration of Lynn's Life" at our school and that is planned for beginning at . At the celebration we will have an open mic and anyone who wishes will have the opportunity to speak. Although we know how much Lynn loved all of our students, because this ceremony may extend to two hours or more we are asking that only children who can sit still for that time period attend. At the beginning of the academic year we will have a small ceremony to celebrate Lynn with the children.
We will be giving any updates about the Celebration on our school website www.mcsslc.com and also on our school Facebook page. We will outline the location of the event (it most likely will be held on the Green Space and if so, we would encourage you to wear comfortable clothing as some people may be sitting on blankets on the lawn). We also might invite those who wish to, to bring light refreshments for after the ceremony, during which time you would have the opportunity to mingle with Lynn's family and/or one another.
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"The teacher, when she begins work in our schools, must have a kind of faith that the child will reveal himself through work."- Maria Montessori, The Absorbent Mind
Ms. Kay Burgoyne, our new Early Childhood Teacher, ran the Utah Valley Marathon on June 14th. This was her first full marathon, finishing in 5 hours 39 minutes and 13 seconds. Kay ran 26.2 miles. When asked about the expereince, Kay told us, "I was so happy to accomplish a lifetime goal that I thought I never would be able to do!".
"A teacher, therefore, who would think that he could prepare himself for his mission through study alone would be mistaken. The first thing required of a teacher is that he be rightly disposed for his task." - Maria Montessori, The Secret of Childhood
Many of you already know Ms. Kay as one of our Toddler Teacher Assistants. This coming school year Ms. Kay will step back into an Early Childhood classroom. Kay discovered Montessori in 1983 while living in Princeton, New Jersey when a friend observed her way of raising children and suggested working in a Montessori school. She observed a school, agreed completely and has been working in Montessori schools ever since. She began as a Toddler Assistant in a school in Princeton. In 1995 she finally was able to take her Montessori training in London, England at the Maria Montessori Training Organization (AMI) for ages 2 ½ – 6 year olds. She completed her BA degree at Chaminade University in Honolulu in Early Childhood education. We are so happy to have Kay with us and to be able to celebrate this accomplishment in her life. She is such a true example of implementing Montessori Philosophy, not only in the classroom, but in her life.
With the addition of solar panels to the roof of our building we are generating more energy than we are consuming; which means all the excess power gets fed back into the grid as green energy. This is one way Montessori Community School is helping reduce emissions in our valley. If you are interested in joining us to make an immediate difference please visit Rocky Mountain Power's - Blue Sky Renewable Energy page.
By purchasing Blue Sky Energy from Rocky Mountain Power you will help facilitate other schools, offices, and residents installing their own solar panels.
May 2014 Total: 9.29 MWh
Previous Month Total: 7.76MWh
Year to Date: 30.6MWh
Your Cabon Offset for this month is 6.42 tons
You have offset the equivalent of: 165 Trees