Silent Journey's Of Past...




Wondering what you might get out of attending this year's Silent Journey and Discovery?  Below are some experiences shared by attendees of the past...We hope you can join us this year!!!2015 Parent of Lower Elementary MCS Student (student is still in Lower El for 2016-17 year) "I just wanted to thank you again for the wonderful silent journey and discovery on Saturday.  When I originally chose Montessori for Luka at age 3, I read the book Understanding Montessori, but this was the first chance I've had to personally work with Montessori materials.  Everything I saw on Saturday validated my choice for Luka's education and in particular my choice of Montessori Community School.  The environments are beautiful and so well-prepared and the teachers are well spoken advocates and role models for little people.  Bravo!"Karna Sacchi2014 Parents of an MCS Toddler student (student is now a third year Early Childhood student):"Our little girl started this...
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Silent Journey 2016 is quickly approaching. Sign up now!


Silent Journey and Discovery is an opportunity for parents to spend a morning experiencing our school through the eyes of the children. Parents and adults will spend time in each of our programs, starting in Toddlers and ending in Upper Elementary, discovering the magic and process of the Montessori materials.This is a wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself in the Montessori Curriculum and begin your own journey to a lifetime love of learning and peace.Brunch will be served. There is no charge to participate, however space is limited! Please sign up in the office. Childcare will be provided for those who sign up in advance.November 19, 20169:00am - 1:00pm 

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Día de los Muertos









Our school celebrated Day of the Dead, Día de los Muertos. Day of the Dead is a holiday celebrated in Mexico on November 1st and 2nd, which coincides with the Catholic holidays of All Saints' Day (November 1st) and All Souls Day (November 2nd). Traditions connected with the holiday include building private alters honoring the deceased. The altars are adorned with sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed. People often place the altars near graves of departed relatives.Scholars trace the origins of the modern Mexican holiday to indigenous observances dating back hundreds of years and to an aztec festival dedicated to a goddess called Mictecacihuatl. In Brazil, Día de Finados is a public holiday that many Brazilians celebrate by visiting cemeteries and churches. In Spain, there are festivals and parades, and at the end of the day, people gather at cemeteries and pray for their dead...
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Book Fair Season

Book Fair Season


Montessori Community School's 2nd Annual Book Fair will begin next week: Monday, October 31st and run through Friday, November 4th. You will be able to browse various shelves stocked with books and other fun items in the MCS Lobby.This is a great opportunity to get a head start on gifts for the holiday season. The Fair offers an excellent selection with great prices. You are bound to find some fun items for your students, family, friends, and even yourself! MCS' Teachers have also created a Wish List of books they would love to receive as Classroom/ Teacher gifts. Those lists can be found online or hard copies can be found on site by Wednesday, November 2nd. You may also start shopping the Fair NOW! Scholastic Book Fairs offer the opportunity to shop the fair online as well- for added convenience, go to this link to browse and make purchases.  Online Book FairPlease note: 50 % of...
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MCS Spirit Gear Coming Soon!


Montessori Community School presents MCS Spirit Gear. Zipped, hooded sweatshirts will be available to pre-order soon. Adult sizes will be $28 and youth sizes will be $25. Stay tuned for more information.

Seeking Volunteers

MCS Halloween CarnivalFriday, October 28th 6:30-8:00pmMore Volunteers Needed!** Great way to get your parent participation hours **Needs:1-2 volunteers for pumpkin cleaning – 6:30-7:15pm2 volunteers for event break down – 8:00-9:00pm1 volunteer for ticket table – 6:45-7:30pm1 volunteer for mini golf –7:15-8:00pm1 volunteer for Earthwings – 7:15-8:00pm1 volunteer for plinko – 7:15-8:00pm2 car volunteers for Trunk or Treat 6:30-8:00pmIf you are available for anything and would like tohelp, let us know and we’ll get you an assignment!Please contact Jessica Pechmann This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Montessori Services for Small Hands Catalogs


Toddler, Early Childhood, and Lower Elementary students received a For Small Hands catalog in their Take-Home Files. If your student did not receive a catalog, there are many copies in the lobby area for you to enjoy.Over the years, many of our families have purchased their holiday gifts from this catalog or have encouraged family members to purchase gifts from this catalog. If you do choose to place an order, our school will receive a percentage of the sales back as a credit for merchandise. The school customer number is 120274 and can also be found on a label on the catalog. For more information, check out their website: www.forsmallhands.com.We love to help provide you and your family further Montessori resources. Thank you for your support and work in sharing and being apart of the Montessori spirit. 

Fire Drill: Practice to Stay Safe and Be Prepared



Today we had an All-School Fire Drill. We are proud to announce all went smoothly and everyone made it out in a timely manner demonstrating beautiful lines and calm bodies. Even our rambunctious Toddler friends were able to make it out onto our green space with little trouble and almost no tears.
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Review Us!

Please take the time to review how we are doing as a school. We consider reviews in our efforts to fine-tune the program for each student and to improve the experience of each parent. Here is an easy reference of various sites you may review us on. Please also feel free to Like Us on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter and LinkedIn.GREAT SCHOOLSGOOGLE PLUSFACEBOOKPRIVATE SCHOOL REVIEWYELPTWITTERLINKEDIN

Rockband!


Michael, Emil’s and Anja’s dad, is looking for musicians to start a band project. I suggest one or two monthly rehearsals and perhaps the occasional gig. Seeking all instruments (and singers!). Style negotiable.Write/call Michael at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (385) 444-8207

Follow the Child...what does that really mean?


Montessori has a reputation for having its very own lingo and we are quick to assume that parents will interpret these terms with very little explanation or example giving.  Follow the child is one of the most common phrases you will hear in any Montessori circle.  I love Montessorium for so many reasons and this short video explaining what we REALLY mean when we say "follow the child" is spot on.  Enjoy!!!

Winter Sports Season is Around the Corner!

Winter Sports Season is Around the Corner!
Dear MCS Families, 

As many of you know, Montessori Community School partners with a ski resort each year to provide our students with a region specific experience of ski and snowboard lessons. This opportunity is open to all of our Kindergarten students and up. If you are unsure as to whether your student is signed up, please contact Ashlee Haslam, in the office. Please mark your calendars, as the Winter Sports Parent Meeting will take place Wednesday, November 16th from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm. 

This year, our Winter Sports Program will take place at Snowbird. It is recommended that you start looking into and booking rentals, if needed, for your student.
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For Parents Who Worry (Isn't That All of Us?)


"The education of our day is rich in methods, aims and social ends, but one must still say that it takes no account of life itself."                                                                                        —Maria Montessori, The Absorbent MindI started my adult life as a teacher and I think I eventually grew in to a very good one.  So, you can imagine my bewilderment when each of my three children were "slow to read."  (Confession - I actually don't believe in "slow" or "quick" when it comes to the learning process...but I forgot about that when it was my kids!) I did all the right things.  We read books together from the time they were infants, they...
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MCS Book Club


School Psych Corner : Welcome back MCS families! I wanted to make you aware of an exciting opportunity that will be happening this year. I am coordinating an online book club for parents and other family members where we can read and discuss books on a variety of topics such as parenting, child development, and education. You are welcome to join in at any time and participate as often or as little as you wish. I’ve created a book group for this purpose on GoodReads.com and have selected a few books that might be interesting to read and discuss. As group members you are all invited to pitch ideas for books to read in future months. I have selected the first book to get us started. We will read and discuss throughout the month of October. To join the group, follow the invite link below:https://www.goodreads.com/group/invite/198621-mcs-parent-book-club?invite_key=9bd61e6cca9a23aa8a9612dbacf87105144b24d7&utm_medium=email&utm_source=copypastegroupHappy Reading!Melissa

Lockers of Warmth & Clothes for Comfort



We are accepting donations of used children’s clothing to be added to our “extras” in each of our programs. It is not uncommon for children’s clothes to become wet, soiled, outgrown or other and we like to keep a stash of extras around to ensure our student’s comfort. You are invited to bring children’s clothes to the bins in the lobby that you think might be of use here at school, particularly winter boots, hats, gloves, coats, and underwear.  Donations for all ages infant to size 14 accepted.  Any clothing not used to enrich our own “lockers of warmth” or extra clothes bins will be donated.

Spreading Peace










Last week our school community shared in the beautiful gift of celebrating peace as a community and as part of a world-wide event. Each member of our school, from the tiniest toddler to the tallest elementary student, joined together on the field to sing "Light a Candle for Peace."  Then, our elementary students sang "What a Wonderful World" and one of our elementary teachers, Christian, spoke to our students briefly about sharing compassion around the world.  He invited the students to imagine a mirror that allows them to look at themselves full of love and compassion, then invited them to turn that mirror and extend the same love to their friends, their family, their community, their city, their state, their country and, finally, to the entire world.  As stewards over these each of these beautiful little humans, we take great joy and responsibility in the privilege and responsibility of teaching peace to...
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PSA Green Committee



Our Green Committee is a great way to support Green Initiatives around the school.  If you are interested in being part of our Green Committee, please contact our PSA.Enjoy these great pictures of Uinta students who rode their bikes to school today!  Three cheers for alternative transportation!When the weather is fine and the construction is clear…we ride!  

Idle Free is the Way to Be!



Hello Families,As the seasons change and the mornings grow cooler, we would like to remind everyone of Salt Lake City's Idle Free Ordinance. This ordinance prohibits unnecessary vehicle idling over 2 minutes.Every 2 minutes of idle time equals 1 mile of driving. As Montessori Community School works hard to be and encourage our students to be environmentally conscious, we ask that this ordinance be upheld during drop-off and pick-up times. Please click here for more information on Salt Lake City's Idle Free Ordinance. Thank  you so much for your support and help."It's the action, not the fruit of the action, that's important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there'll be any fruit. But that doesn't mean you stop doing the right thing. you may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no...
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Art Studio Class



Attention Parents: There will be a new Studio Class starting up this October. All Early Childhood students and Elementary students are welcome to sign up. Please find the registration forms in the MCS lobby. The classes will take place in the MCS Art Studio.The Early Childhood class will take place on Mondays and the Elementary class will take place on Wednesdays. Every session will be focused on a different form of art. Each week there will be warm-up project to take home and the students will also have the opportunity to work on a large project that will be completed at the end of the session. The class will be taught by Ms. Ashley Brown. Ashley has four years of art teaching experience working with all different ages. She also has an associate degree in Illustration and Graphic Design. She is currently working toward her bachelor's degree in Fine Art. 
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