International Day of Peace, 2021


The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on the 21st of September. It is dedicated to world peace and specifically the absence of war and violence. For a number of years now, MCS has celebrated this important day.  This year, in honor of International Day of Peace, our students ...
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Introducing Amanda Bywaters

Please join us in welcoming Amanda to MCS.

Amanda Bywaters has joined our staff as Student Support Coordinator. She has spent the past few weeks of school observing in all classes, familiarizing herself with the support process, and helping organize the documentation system and structures for staff to easily follow.  Amanda is a native Oregonian and grew up in ...
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Encouragment & Obstacles

The achievement belongs to the child.

The Encouragement of Eliminating Obstacles by Edward Fidellow The best encouragement you give is often the kind that is not seen – eliminating obstacles. This action is a hallmark of a Montessori education. Eliminating obstacles is not obvious – because you have removed them but it is essential for the amazing accomplishments that ch...
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Featuring Student Work

Collaborative work by 3yr students in Oquirrh

3rd year students in Oquirrh collaborated to complete the separate squares of this art work. When finished they then assembled the individual pieces into this 100cm x120cm poster. Framing advice is appreciated.
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International Day of Peace


"Averting war is the work of politicians; establishing peace is the work of educators."  ~Maria Montessori Montessori's peace education establishes a mindset and practice of advocacy, love, and respect. Dr. Maria Montessori was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on three different occasions. Her legacy lives on as she is now widely recognized...
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Becoming a Montessori Parent


There are seven simple steps to becoming a Montessori parent. When we say simple we don't mean that they are not challenging. It is a lot like the definition of bull riding. "The object is to keep the bull between you and the ground." Simple – but challenging.  The first step to becoming a Montessori parent took place when you enrolled your ch...
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Children of Ethiopia Education Fund

Mariana

A message from Robyn Eirwata-Buchanan For many years now the non-profit arm of the school, Montessori Educational Foundation (MEF) has paid for the education and supplies of several girls in Ethiopia, through the organization Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (COEEF). https://coeef.org/ The main reason that this charity gained our attention ...
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We are Accreditated!


Congratulations! Montessori Community School of Salt Lake City has been awarded Accreditation at Full Accreditation Status by the International Montessori Council and is now a part of a global network of accredited Montessori schools. This action was taken by the IMC Board of Trustees and the IMC Accreditation Commision on February 1...
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Welcome to 2021-22


Dear MCS community, Brandi and I are delighted to welcome you to the 2021-2022 academic year. We are looking forward to meeting our new students and their parents as well as seeing all of our returning families. This is year 36 of MCS! It brings us great pleasure and pride to have an amazing community to partner with so as to be able to c...
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Separation Anxiety is Normal

Time for a deep breath

Welcome Back! School is officially in session. As excited as we all might be about school starting it can be difficult for you and/or your child to say goodbye in the mornings. Don't be surprised if your child is having a difficult time even if they are returning to the same classroom, with the same teachers, and the same peers. Sepa...
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Where do I Drop-Off and Pick-Up From?


A very considerate 4th grade student graciously agreed to help orientate you! The following entrances are staffed during school day arrivals and departures: Event Entrance (parking lot/southwest corner of the gym) Wasatch & Oquirrh (8:15-8:30am/3:00-3:15pm)Willows & Aspens (8:30-8:45am/3:15-3:30pm) Main Entrance (parking lot) Uint...
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New Student/Family Orientation


New Student Orientation is Tuesday, August 24. Students and families who are new to MCS or who are moving up to a new program are invited to meet with their teachers and visit the classroom prior to the first day of school.  We respectfully ask that families be mindful to follow all directions and requests in order for...
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Tips to Ease the Transition into a New School Year


Establish a new bed time Ahead of time, start getting into the new routine so the night before school is a lot easier.  Involve your child in the preparation  It's always fun for the children to participate in the process. Having the lunchbox or pencilbox they picked can make a child feel excited about the start of the year. Rev...
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Gratitude from Brandi and Margaret


And here it is, the end of another school year.  Call it what you like - unprecedented, singular or done (phew),  this year has certainly been one for the books! Brandi and I want to thank our students, staff and parents for the support and patience shown these past 10 months. We had successes and some challenges,...
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Looking Ahead to 2021-22


With the end of the 2020-21 school year in sight, we know many of you may be wondering about our plans for the fall. While predicting the future is beyond our grasp we assume that 2021-22 will still be affected by the pandemic. This past year, we learned a great deal from our successes and challenges while conducting in person school and have ...
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Infant Program - Opening Fall 2021


MCS is excited to announce the opening of our Infant Program. Parents will now have the opportunity to enroll their infants in a program specifically created for newborns through 18 months. Applications can be submitted starting June 1. The Montessori approach to infant education honors each child and provides a safe, nurturing and consistent ...
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Parent Education- Remember the Oxygen Mask Rule!


Thank you for joining me in a discussion about mental health, specifically, topics related to nurturing yourself. I have compiled a document I hope is helpful as you continue to be curious about your mental health journey. Please reach out to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions or concerns. I wanted to share the entire podcast e...
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Welcome Maya Brewer


Please join us in welcoming Maya to the MCS community. Maya recently joined our staff and has spent the past few weeks familiarizing herself with our various systems and procedures to assume the responsibilities of bookkeeper, payroll and assorted HR tasks.  As of April 30, Maya will have fully transitioned i...
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Welcome Home Robyn


Robyn is happy to be back in her US home, slowly readjusting to the time change and re- learning how to incorporate COVID safety measures into her daily life. We are delighted that she is back stateside and are looking forward to having her be more able to regularly contribute to our community.
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Earthquake Protocol at MCS


During an Earthquake: Stay calm.Drop, take Cover and Hold On until tremor(s) has subsided. Stay where you are. If you are inside, stay inside, if outside, stay there.If inside, crawl under a desk, table or bench, hold on to the structure with one hand while covering head/neck with the other. If no protection is available, drop to the floor, cover y...
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