Winter Sports Day 1

Ready to shred!

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Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up quickly!


Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022. Progress Reports will be published in Compass prior to conferencing. Please note, all conferences will be virtual. The process to sign-up for a time slot will be shared with you soon.  Helpful tips to make the most of your conference: Be prepared. Wri...

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Bathroom Independence in the Early Childhood Program


All children in the Early Childhood Program should be bathroom independent. This means that they can handle bathroom related tasks with little or no assistance.  We expect:  Children entering the EC classroom have had a good deal of experience listening to the cues of their body as to when it is time to go to the bathroom. Child...

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On-site Testing Has Begun


The first day of on-site COVID testing went smoothly. 25 students were selected for this first round of randomized testing; 3 of the 25 were unable to attend; 2 were a no-show. With advance knowledge of the absent students, Margaret selected 2 individuals to take the available slots. In total, 21 tests were conducted on students ranging from toddle...

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Admissions Meeting: Jan. 11 - 6:30pm


This event will be virtual. The "Join Meeting" button above will connect you on the day of the event:  When: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm. Enrollment Opens for 2022-2023: January 14, 2022.How to RSVP: Families interested in attending should begin by filling out the Admissions Inquiry form if not alre...

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Upgrading our Masks


Erin Lipovich is the parent of a Wasatch student, and an avid researcher. She has kindly compiled the following information to help the community source quality masks. Thanks Erin! The cloth masks recommended earlier in the pandemic helped prevent those infected from spreading covid-19. Today, with more highly contagious variants spreading, medical...

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COVID-19 Safety Measure Updates.


With the recently updated guidelines from both the CDC and UDOH, the following adjustments have been made to the school's isolation and quarantine guidelines for staff.  Isolation protocols for staff: People who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (including no fever...

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Winter Sports Starts January 12, 2022!

Winter Sports 2015

The Winter Sports program at MCS started back in 1994, spearheaded by our very own Brandi Alllen. Brandi, a former ski instructor, was very much involved in the program in those formative years and is delighted to see how it has grown and expanded since then. This year we were fortunate to have our safety measures and the overall preparation for Wi...

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Happy Holidays from MCS


May 2022 bring you peace, health, and happiness.  Thank you for your continued support and partnership.  

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COVID-19 Vaccination in Children 5-11 years of Age


By Jessica Graham, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Physician, MCS Parent and Thomas Hanff, M.D., Heart Failure Cardiologist, MCS Parent Pfizer recently performed an mRNA vaccine trial in children aged 5-11. After study results were released, an emergency use authorization (EUA) was approved for children in this age range. However, some parents ...

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What is the Capstone Year and why does my child deserve to have one?

Capstone Year in Lower Elementary- students have freedom to work in the school library.

We often refer to the 3rd year a child is in a Montessori program as the Capstone Year. But what is it really that makes that year so special and important? We invite parents of our current 2nd year students in Early Childhood and Lower Elementary and 4th year students in Upper Elementary to consider the following reasons we rec...

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Gearing Up For Winter Sports


Thanks so much for all of your support in helping your student to be prepared for this wonderful opportunity to experience the "Greatest Snow on Earth." Remember to clearly label each piece! Your student must have the following items each week: Skis (& poles if appropriate) or boardSki bag containing the following items:Ski/board boot...

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The Adult Skills of the Montessori Child


Parents often wonder about the extraordinary lessons of Montessori that seem beyond the norm for young children. An example would be the uniqueness of the Botany Cabinet with its eighteen different leaf shapes and exotic names – obcordate, hastate, and reniform. Or the Geometric Cabinet with its 26 different shapes that children master and become c...

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The Montessori Transition


A common concern for Montessori parents is how their child will transition out of Montessori into a traditional setting. The question is valid but the concern may be overblown. Yes, there will be transition challenges. Those are an integral part of life – preschool to elementary, elementary to Jr. and Sr. High, to college, to a job, to marriage, to...

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The Capstone Year in Early Childhood


The Montessori early childhood classroom serves children from the age of 3 to 6 years. Ideally, children spend three years in this classroom. In Montessori, the 3rd year is often referred to as the Capstone Year. This year is equivalent to the traditional Kindergarten year. MCS strongly recommends that a 3rd year student fo...

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COVID: Heart to Heart


By Jessica Graham, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Physician and Thomas Hanff, M.D., Heart Failure Cardiologist; Current MCS Parents Our gratitude to Jessica and Thomas for providing the following information to our community: MIS-C myocarditis is seen in children after a COVID-19 infection; vaccine-related myocarditis has been described in chi...

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Re-Enrollment for 2022-23


We are happy and honored that you have entrusted us with your child's education and look forward to continuing that relationship for the next academic year.   Re-enrollment for 2022-2023 is now open! Every family should have received an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on 12/15/2021 called Enrollment for Returning Student explaining how ...

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Winter Sports 2022


MCS partners with a local resort each year to allow our students a region specific experience of ski and snowboard lessons. This year, our Winter Sports Program will take place at Snowbird- January 12th, 19th, 26th, February 2nd and 9th. Students K-6th Grade are eligible to participate in Winter Sports and are automati...

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Courage

The Montessori classroom provides daily opportunities to develop and practice courage.

It is amazing to observe the breadth of accomplishment that a Montessori environment fosters. Courage is not traditionally thought of as an educational outcome but then again Montessori is not traditional. For children, courage is the ability to try new things even if they are afraid and as they mature courage becomes the ability to do what is righ...

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COVID Safety Measures Update


The school's COVID-19 Safety Protocols for 2021-22 can be found in the footer of the school's website - http://mcsslc.com. The most recent updates are listed below: 5-11 year olds are now eligable for COVID Vaccinations  When fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (2 weeks after their final dose), MCS will no longer require students to q...

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