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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Parent Volunteer Hours for 2021-2022


Normally, this would be the time we would ask everyone to ensure that their Parent Volunteer Hours are logged in FACTS so that we can honor your service work. Due to the pandemic, we understand if you have not fulfilled all 10 hours. We do ask that you account for what time you have spent working in the classrooms or with the school. Plea...

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Montessori Education Week


Please consider submitting one of the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help focus attention on the value of a Montessori education:  Testimonial   You are invited to provide a written testimonial about your child's Montessori school experience.  Quotable Quotes  Please write one or two sentences on "What I like abo...

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Utah Montessori Intergenerational Project

Amanda, Nancy & Emily

A successful intergenerational experiment in Australia has encouraged three Utah Montessori teachers to push forward with their dream to create a similar community in northern Utah for seniors needing care – a home where they can thrive and look forward to each new day! This community will also double as a home for adults with disabilitie...

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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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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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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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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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Summer Camp 2022


Summer Camp at MCS is a multi-week program that focuses on a different area of the world each year. For Summer Camp 2022 (6/14/22-8/12/22), Russia will be our destination! A description of the camp, tuition prices, and policies can be found here. Summer Camp 2022 registration is now available to current MCS families, via a webform in...

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Lockout Security Procedure Explained


A lockout is a precautionary security procedure implemented to minimize exposure to an external threat. Examples would be elevated police activity in the neighbourhood, dangerous wildlife spotted nearby, or hazards in close proximity to the school. Should a lockout be warranted, an announcement will be made via the school's intercom to alert staff....

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COVID Safety Measure Updates


Reporting Test Results  Please send all test results to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the individual's name and either positive or negative test result in the subject line. Photos of test results are acceptable. The negative test result is understood as clearance to return to school.   New Exposure After Recovery If you are exposed to COVID-...

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Donation Receipt for MEF


 Please download and fill out the Donation Receipt and keep on file for your TAXES. This donation receipt is provided for you to honestly fill out on your own and MEF does not require a copy of the filled out receipt. Thank you. Feel free to contact the nonprofit with questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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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MCS COVID Data


To date, within the MCS population, we have had a total of 15 positive cases of COVID-19 occurring amongst our students and staff.   Figure 1. Total positive cases to date From the start of the school year and up to the Winter Break, all of the positive cases were staff (5 of 5 positive cases staff). Since Winter Break...

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Fun Run 2020


 Donate Now October 19 - 23, 2020 Monday October 19 - UintaWednesday October 21 - MagnoliasThursday October 22 - WillowsFriday October 23 - Wasatch & Oquirrh Each year our students have the opportunity to raise pledges for our two main Service Learning Projects: The Montessori Community School sponsors two grandmothers, Grandmother Anita Jackson and Grandmother Elvira Horseherder, through the Adopt-A-Native-Elder program. The Navajo Nation has been heavily impacted by COVID-19, increasing their already profound vulnerability to food and economic insecurity. Our adopted elders rely on the personal supplies, yarn, firewood, and food certificates we provide with funds raised at our annual Fun Run Fundraiser. We have also sponsored girls through the Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (COEEF) for more than 15 years. We currently are supporting 3 girls through their schooling by providing tuition, supplies, tutoring, and medical and personal needs. Betselot Abiy is in 1st grade, loves math, and wants to...

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Air Quality & Ventilation


The Montessori Community School takes air quality very seriously. While our recent concerns are related to the spread of airborne infectious diseases such as Coronavirus, we have always considered air quality to be an important issue. The school has recently taken a number of actions based on industry suggestions, science and feedback from our Health & Safety Committee. Our hope is to continue this dialogue since we know that indoor air quality will continue to be a major point even when some of the immediate concerns subside. We would like to invite more parents to become involved and assist with this effort and work towards some of our goals. Helping Salt Lake City with Better Outdoor Air Quality Montessori Community School has a rigid policy about outdoor air quality as it pertains to a student's outside time. Our staff uses the Utah Air IOS and Android app in order to get the closest...

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Return To School 2020-21

Back-to-School

This summer our administrative team is actively planning for the 2020-21 school year. While we have made considerable progress in each of our main areas of focus- 1) the health and safety of our community, 2) the educational experience of our students and 3) the financial health of the school, much work still needs to be done prior to the return to school.  Our plans continue to be aligned with Utah's color-coded risk phases so that if the city or state moves into a different risk status at any point in the school year, we are ready to shift too. MCS continues to take into consideration the guidelines provided by the state of Utah and the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We are collaborating with our Health and Safety Committee, schools within Utah and across the country to develop best practices for operating during a pandemic....

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