Important Deadlines and Schedule Change Information





Dear MCS Families,

In recent years we have seen increasing numbers of families choosing to register their children for our full year option.  In reviewing the number of children already enrolled for our Summer Camp 2016, we are nearing capacity in all of our program levels.  Because of this, we are electing at this time to discontinue offering separate sessions of Summer Camp, and we will not be distributing separate flyers or rates strictly for Summer Camp.

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Battery Recycling Now Available at MCS

Battery Recycling Now Available at MCS

The Green Committee is excited to announce that battery recycling is now available at MCS! Most household batteries, specifically dry cell batteries (sealed, non-rechargeable, carbon zinc, or alkaline), lithium or lithium-ion batteries, and even small handheld electronics may be brought in for recycling. A container for the batteries is located in the office. Simply follow these easy steps to recycle your batteries: Step 1-Check to see if your battery type may be recycled Step 2-Tabe the ends of each battery terminal with clear tape Step 3-Place taped batteries in the designated container Battery recycling will prevent toxic substance from being released into the environment and conserve raw materials. We hope that all of our MCS community will take advantage of this easy recycling program!

Winter Sports Registration & Waivers

Winter Sports Registration and Waiver Forms are now available. Please read through, fill out completely, and return to the MCS Office by December 18th. You may pick forms up from the MCS Lobby display or print them. Winter-Sports.pdf
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MCS' Holiday Giving Project Through The Neighborhood House


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Spring Pizza Mondays


Session 2 of Pizza Mondays will be starting on Monday, January 11th. The session will run from January 11th through May 23rd, excluding January 18th, February 15th, and March 21st when the school will be closed. A pizza lunch will include seasonal fruits and vegetables and your choice of pizza. Please submit completed form, with payment in full, to the office by Wednesday, January 6th for your student to participate in the first Pizza Monday. Any changes to a pizza order must be made by no later than the Thursday before the change is to take effect. You may place an order anytime between January 11th and May 23rd, but please be sure to prorate the total amount due. All Checks should be made payable to Montessori Community School, or MCS.

Basic Herbology and Practical Potions


Basic Herbology & Practical Potions with Donda Hartsfield, Outdoor Classroom & GO teacher Wednesdays, 3:45 – 5:00, November 18th – January 27th   (Elementary Only): Students are introduced to the joy and the science of herbal awareness and application through sensorial and practical experiences.  Students will encounter such herbs as Hawthorn, Dandelion, Yarrow, Calendula, Lavender, Elder, Marshmallow, Rosemary, Thyme, Ginger, Nettle, Rosehips, Mint and more.  Students will be preparing and taking herbal remedies home throughout the course.  Fees cover cost of supplies that go home, such as bottles, teas, glycerides, etc.  Full attendance is strongly recommended!   Register by Monday, November 16th!   Wednesday, November 18th Introduction to Herbs and Herbal Teas – gathering and drying techniques, tasting exploration of herbal varieties including their medicinal properties, preparing custom tea blends   Wednesday, December 2nd Glycerides and Vinegars – Herbal extractions through the use of glycerin and vinegar   Wednesday, December 9th...

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Montessori Parents' Guide to Snowbird Mountain School


Montessori Parents’ Guide to Snowbird Mountain School
February 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, & March 2nd, 2016

Print article or read on:

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Halloween Carnival


This year's Halloween Carnival is sure to be the best yet. There will be games, activities and a lot of fun and laughter! Tickets can be purchased from the MCS office.

Ticket Price: $5 in advanced / $6 at the door

Some of the activities are:

Trunk or Treat
Spook Alley
Kim's Cold Blooded Creatures
Pumpkin Pick & Paint
Dancing

Costumes are most welcomed and encouraged!
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MCS Babysitter's List


Click here for a handout.

MCS & The Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program



On Thursday, November 5th our Lower Elementary, 3rd Year students will have the opportunity to learn about the Navajo way of life at the Deer Valley Navajo Rug Show. For more than fifteen years, the Montessori Community School has sponsored our Navajo grandmothers through the Adopt-a-Native-Elder Program.  

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MCS Scholastic Book Fair


 Give the gift of reading this Holiday season. From November 2nd - 6th a beautiful book fair display will fill MCS' lobby. This is the perfect time to order and stock up on fabulous gifts for your own student(s), family members, friends, and even grandparents. After all, the holidays are right around the corner! If you are unable to attend the book fair here at the school, you may purchase books through our online fair. Please share this with family and friends as well. By purchasing books through our book fair you will not only get, or give, the gift of reading; you will also be benefitting the school. 50% of all the proceeds will be donated back to MCS to purchase library bound books, furniture, classroom materials, etc. If you are interested in signing up to volunteer during the book fair hours, please see the sign-up sheet in the lobby. If you have further questions about the fair,...

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MCS' 2015 - 2016 PSA Team


                                                                       2015 - 2016 PSA TeamLeft to right: Jeannette Shaffer: Lower Elementary, Gretchen Strear: Early Childhood, Greg Feucht: Toddlers, Annie Guerrero: Upper Elementary, Soo Schmidt: Early Childhood This year, the Parent School Alliance (PSA) has been restructured to include one (1) representative for the Toddler, Lower Elementary & Upper Elementary age groups, and two (2) representatives for the Early Childhood age group. We hope that the presence of a PSA Team will continue to help facilitate conversations between parents and the school, and to create events throughout the year that give us an opportunity to get to know each other, and have some FUN!  The PSA includes parents, faculty, and administrative staff of MCS and allows us...

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Parent Education Night


Sign-up outside of your student's classroom. Childcare will be provided, however, you must sign up in advance. This is a really great night full of insight regarding the education of your child in relation to Montessori Philosophy. Don't miss out! (Your attendance can go toward Parent Volunteer Hours).

Medical Action Plans and Medication Release Forms


If your student has or uses an Epi-Pen, Inhaler, or Benadryl for an allergy or other medical condition, you MUST have a recent Medical Action Plan and Medicine Release Form filled out. 
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2015 - 2016 Winter Sports Program: Snowbird


Winter is just a season away. Please keep in mind that all students participating in the Winter Sports Program this year will be REQUIRED to have helmets and goggles and there will be no daily rentals at the resort. The PSA is working on potential discounts for MCS renters and will keep us updated. For now, please check out the list of Ski Swaps coming up.Click here to see a list of upcoming ski swaps.

Scholastic Book Orders


1.  Pick up new pages to review on the credenza in the lobby. 2.  Log into or register first, to www.scholastic.com. Once logged in, you will be asked for the      classroom code. 3.  The classroom code for Montessori Community School is: HDLWT.4.  Follow the prompts to check out and you are done. Please remember that we will not submit      the entire order for the school, until the due date given each month. The present order will be submitted: Thursday, November 5th, so have your order in by then.Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions.

Pizza Mondays

 
Pizza Mondays will be starting Monday, August 31st. The first session will run from August 31st through December 14th, excluding September 7th when the school will be closed. A pizza lunch will include seasonal fruits and vegetables and your choice of pizza.
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Let's Talk! Speech, Hearing, and Language Screenings


Click here to download a speech, hearing, and language screening form.

Montessori Community School will be holding speech and language screenings Thursday, September 10th. The screenings will be a general, brief measure of your child's speech and language skills in order to determine if further speech and language evaluations are needed. Screenings are appropriate for students of all ages. 

Please return form and check made payable to Let's Talk should be submitted to MCS by Wednesday, September 9th. 
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2015 - 2016 Parent Participation Hours Form


Click here to download the Parent Volunteer Hours Form.

MCS School Photo Form




Click here to download your MCS School Photo Form.
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