International Day of Peace 2022

Amanda was our guest speaker.

We are honored to continue Dr. Montessori's work to teach peace to children around the world. We invite you to take the time to walk to the 1700 side of the school with your children and view up close the peace work the students have done in preparation for International Day of Peace.  She shared the poem that she comp...

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Introducing our Early Childhood Staff

Andrea, Kayla & Kendalyn

Early Childhood (EC) teachers are trained to encourage self-directed learning that promotes self-confidence, independent thought and action, and critical thinking, while fostering social-emotional and intellectual growth. That's no small feat! We are so very grateful to have such talented and beautiful individuals on staff to support the ...

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Committee Participation

Parent participation is a key component of a thriving Montessori community. Parent involvement in school life reassures your child of the strong connection between the home and the school. Volunteering on a committee is great way to fulfill the 10 hours of parent involvement we suggest for each parent each academic year. If you misse...

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The Labyrinth

A labyrinth can be used for walking meditation. The one built by the Uinta students and staff is a single winding path from the outer edge in a circuitous way to the center and out again. Labyrinths are used world-wide as a way to quiet the mind, calm anxieties, recover balance in life, enhance creativity and encourage meditation, insight...

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Introducing our Infant &Toddler Staff

Alisalee & Candace

It takes a special kind of person to be an educator. It takes an extraordinary person to be the guide of a classroom full of infant or toddler aged children! We are so very proud to present our 2022-23 Infant & Toddler staff.  Sego Lily Class (Infants)  Stars Class (Toddlers)  Moons Class (Toddlers) Are y...

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All About Me

Assembly begins

Uinta (Upper Elementary, Grades 4-6) With the start of a fresh new school year, Uinta students and teachers set out on our very first Writing Workshop. The assignment culminated in a foldable book called "All About Me!". Students made use of creative writing, self reflection, and the writing process. There was anticipation as we translated our...

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Introducing Cathy Bachman

Welcome to MCS Cathy

Cathy Bachman has joined our staff as our new Office Manager. She has spent the past several weeks learning the ropes and is now settling into her groove. Already she has streamlined several systems and we are happy to report that the day to day office life is running smoothly.  Cathy is a twice-over Montessori parent and n...

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Robyn's Message to the Community

Dear Members of the MCS Community, At the beginning of our 37th year as a Montessori school, it is my great pleasure to welcome back our returning families and to welcome our new families who have chosen to join our community. I want you all to know that I am committed to doing what is necessary to continue the Montessori Community School expe...

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Welcome to 2022-23


Dear MCS community, Brandi and I are delighted to welcome you to the 2022-23 academic year. We want to extend our gratitude to our community for the many ways you have helped us prepare for this new school year: Students- thank you for bringing joy, curiosity and exuberance to our school life. You are a constant encouragement to us to be ...

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Our Sympathy to the Community of Uvalde, Texas

Dear MCS families and staff, Our deepest sympathy goes out to the students, parents, staff and the community of Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. This tragedy is so very senseless. Gun violence against children needs to stop. We are heartbroken and recognize this tragic event may cause anxiety and concern to many in our community. It can be ...

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2021-22 COVID Data

This school year we have had a total of 83 positive cases of COVID-19 occurring among MCS students and staff. (5/23/22)  Figure 1. Count of student & staff cases to date Figure 2. Positive cases by setting  Figure 3. Positive cases by month  Similar to the greater Salt Lake community, MCS experienced ...

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Celebration of Life

Betty Jean Sawyers Lorenz  Betty Jean Sawyers Lorenz was 94 years young when she died. She was Bob's auntie and welcomed me into the family with open arms. Betty Jean was an incredible smart, generous, feisty woman. She was a ski instructor at Park City for years. She is remembered for all the baby showers sh...

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What Every Child Needs

What is it that every child needs that parents don't seem to have? (Lifetime passes to Disney World and unlimited shoe budgets don't count!) You can fill in your own blanks. It is something that a Montessori school can help offer. Of course a good education comes to mind but that is not even the greatest gift your Montessori school can offer. What ...

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The Most Important Montessori Lesson

I love what a Montessori education does for a child's love of learning. I love the enthusiasm that it engenders. I love to watch the understanding that dawns on a child as a concept makes sense for the first time. Montessori children learn to read – often very early. They learn their numbers – not just counting but understanding that seven is one m...

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Helping Children in Times of Crisis

Talking about hard things is... hard! Sometimes we avoid for fear of saying or doing the wrong thing and making things worse. We are so very grateful to Cherie Mockli for helping us understand how we can offer support and provide comfort when needed. Cherie's perspective is so very grounding. Her advice is practical. Thank you Cherie! The recording...

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Earth Day Assembly

The weather was perfect for our whole school to assemble on the field to celebrate Earth Day.  Katie (teacher in Magnolias) and Wren and Alice (students from Uinta) led us in singing the Garden Song. Katie played guitar and was accompanied by Alice on strings and Wren on keyboard. The had only one opportunity...

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Strategic Planning Spotlight- Facilities

 The Facilities Sub-Committee has identified three primary goals:  updating HVAC ventilation throughout MCS; extensive building renovations to add classroom space to accommodate the large community interest in Montessori education for our youngest friends; and renovating existing toileting spaces.  These goals are each impo...

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Carson Woodard

Hello, Many of you already know who I am, but for those of you who don't, my name is Carson Woodard. I teach outdoor classroom, G.O., extended day, and assist in all three elementary classrooms. I am currently getting my Montessori upper elementary certification, and will attend a summer residency program in park City this July. I will be sell...

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Best Wishes and Farewell

The time has come for Mr. Lian and Ramira to say goodbye to MCS and move on to new things.   Mr. Lian  Mr. Lian and his family will be moving to Bowling Green, Kentucky at the end of this school year. He, his wife, Naemeh, and children-Kham (6th grade), Dotawi (4th grade), David (2nd grade) and baby Jo will be greatly missed.&nb...

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Introducing Wynde Klauer

We are delighted to introduce you to Wynde Klauer who joined our Student Support team last year as a reading specialist.   Wynde brings a wealth of experience and training to our community. She has a Masters in Education and a Reading Endorsement from Westminster College. She spent 8 years working in an&...

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