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 and February 2nd, and 9th. Students K-6th Grade are eligible to participate in Winter Sports and are automatically ...
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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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Update on COVID-19 School Testing Program


Thank you for participating in the recent survery related to on-site COVID testing at MCS. 208 responses were submitted. The results, along with additional details of the program being considered, are included below.    Why Consider Testings at MCS?  Testing provides an important layer of prevention, particularly ...
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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, 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 the FACTS Family ...
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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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Don’t get tricked this Halloween!


Avoid a candy/drug mix-up by keeping medicine up and out of reach. If you suspect someone has mistaken drugs for candy, call 1-800-222-1222 for #PoisonHelp.Be careful with cosmetics. Only use nontoxic face paints and test on the skin before use. Throw away all candy or treats that are not in their original wrappers. Glow sticks are f...
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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.

Fun Run 2021 - Please Help Now!


 Use the button to make a donation to this MEF sponsored event!  IN THE CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER  (meaning pouring rain or dumping snow, if it is sprinkling we will still run) We will reschedule for the next week at the same time This will be determined at 8:30 the day of We encourage you to join the school in this worthwhile e...
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Offering Encouragement not Empty Praise

Create an environment where your child feels encouraged to become aware of his own actions

Parents sometimes use far too much praise in a well-intentioned attempt to build their child's self-esteem: 'You're an awesome climber, you're a great artist, you're great at sitting quietly.' However, often these remarks are not really sincere and they teach children to depend on praise for motivation to do something. When we praise children for d...
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MCS Staff Participate in Community Service

Ready to get dirty!

On the recent Professional Development Day, MCS staff participated in a service project during the break between the training sessions.  Staff members were broken up into six garden crews and assigned to specific areas of the campus to work in. Each group was given tools and spring blooming bulbs, corms or rhizomes to ...
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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.

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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