Summer Camp 2021


Summer Camp's theme this year will be Oceania!  Camp Hours will be as follows:  8:45 AM - 3:15 PM for Toddler and Early Childhood Campers (morning drop off occurring from 8:30- 8:45 AM)8:30 AM- 3:00 PM for Elementary Campers (morning drop off occurring from 8:15- 8:30 AM)Extended Day 8:00 AM- 5:30 PM  Families with students enro...
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Our Response to a Recent News Event Involving a Utah School.


We are upset and deeply saddened by the events that took place at Maria Montessori Academy, a public charter school, in North Ogden. MCS advocates for peace and tolerance. We are committed to providing a curriculum that embraces justice, diversity and equity; this includes teaching Black history in age appropriate ways. As members of the Utah Monte...
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Montessori and the Real Building of Self-Esteem


Montessori and the Real Building of Self-EsteemMontessori education has been building self-esteem for over a hundred years long before it became apopular buzzword and a psychological “distortion” of reality. All the trappings of the modern self-esteem movement – participation trophies, not letting children fail, everyone’s outcome is equal – haveno place in Montessori or the reality of the world.Practical life in Montessori is the foundation of all this reality that is to come. Every practical life exercisehas a beginning, a process and an ending – just like successful life. But there is something in this processthat is so simple yet dynamic – the child builds and feels a sense of power, control, and accomplishment.It is these early experiences, these early real successes that become the foundation for all the successthat is to come. This self-esteem is internalized and does not come from outside, from what people tellyou but it wells up...
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COEEF Update





With some of the Fun Run money raised by the PSA, we have paid for our COEEF students' tuition and medical expenses for the year. We recently received three beautiful cards of gratitude from Betselot, Mariana and Hana. They also sent us some short thank you videos.

Jan. 21 @ 6:30pm - Admissions Meeting


One of the great strengths of our school is its community of parents, students, and staff. We appreciate and are grateful for the word of mouth referrals by our current families. We want to inform you about our upcoming general admissions meeting in the event that you would like to pass that information along to friends or family interested in...
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Our Navajo Grandmothers are Beautiful Inside and Out


We are supporting our two grandmothers, Elvira and Anita, through the winter. Thus far, we were able to send firewood, food certificates, medical supplies, and yarn bundles two times. We will send these items again in the spring. Both of our grandmothers are so grateful for our help as they need our support especially in these COVID times. Upo...
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Red Risk Level Questionnaire


In order for us to refine our plans for a potential school wide closure we ask that you kindly complete the questionnaire included here. Your response will provide us with information necessary to continue to operate and provide services to our community at the highest risk level of our safety plan. In order for us to adequately staff Distance Lear...
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Have a Wonderful Winter Break

Holiday cheer from the on-site crew of Cherie, Brandi, Sabine, Margaret, Jemmyn, Candace, Nanette, Lian and Felipe

Brandi and I wish you and yours a safe and restorative Winter Break. 2020 has been challenging to say the least yet we are so very grateful to have had such a wonderful community with which to face the challenges. On behalf of Robyn, and all the staff, we want you to know that we greatly appreciate your support and partnership. You have made t...
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Updates to our Quarantine Policy


The Health and Safety Committee met on December 4, 2020 to discuss modifications to our quarantine policy. While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days, they have determined that, with certain parameters, the period may be reduced. The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) recently aligne...
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2020-2021 Toddler Extended Day Teacher (Closed)


Montessori Community School of Salt Lake City seeks a Toddler Extended Day Teacher to work 25 hours per week with the possibility of additional hours substituting at your convenience. Daily schedules are Monday through Friday 1:00 - 6:00pm. MCS has three Toddler classrooms. You will be working closely with certified Montessori Teachers an...
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MCS Holiday Giving Project- COVID Edition!


The PSA have set up Giving Trees at the school's entry points. Each tree is adorned with ornaments that will allow you to support two of our Holiday Giving projects. Families can choose items to purchase by picking labeled ornaments from the trees. Once gifts are purchased, return them UNWRAPPED wit...
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Where time stands still


The dividing line between the nation of adults and the nation of children runs through a place called "Time." On the adult side time is measured in nano seconds so much to do, places to go, places to be but on the child's side there is no measurement of time because there is no real internal or external clock. Time for children, if measured, is alm...
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COVID-19 Update from the Health and Safety Committee


Utah continues to see a surge in COVID-19 cases. This rise in cases is putting a strain on our medical system. Intensive care unit beds and staffing are severely limited in many of our hospitals and we all need to do our part in reducing the spread of COVID-19. Utah is now using the "transmission index" rather than the phased guidelines of "red, or...
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"There is no such thing as bad weather, only inadequate clothing"


Welcome to Autumn in Utah, where the weather can change on a dime. We believe in integrating nature and large motor movement into every child's experience at school. In our Outdoor Classroom, students are offered a wide variety of opportunities to extend their learning beyond the physical classroom and, in keeping with the Montessori philosophy, st...
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Open Letter to the Community- Hi from the Hood


Hello There MCS Community! This is Gracie, that weird Toddler Dept. teacher who wears the big hood. I just wanted to pop by and say 'Hi from inside the hood!' Your wonderful kids have all been pretty curious about my hood and I'm happy to talk about it with all of you. My hood is a compromise. My family had reservations about me returning to in-per...
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Threshold for a Move to Red Risk Level


The transition of the state from the phased color guidelines to the new COVID 19 Transmission Index has not necessitated an alteration of our COVID policy and procedures. We have been operating at the Orange Risk Level of our plan since the start of the school year and have been very fortunate to have had to quarantine only one class to date. This ...
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Travel during the COVID-19 Pandemic


Travel increases your chances of getting and spreading COVID-19. Your chances of getting COVID-19 while traveling also depend on whether you and those around you take steps to protect yourself and others, such as wearing masks and staying 6 feet away from people outside your household. The following suggestions from the CDC may prove helpful when considering a trip.  Before You Travel Before you travel, consider the following: Is COVID-19 spreading at your destination?The more cases at your destination, the more likely you are to get infected during travel and spread the virus to others when you return. Anticipate Your Travel Needs Bring a mask to wear in public places.Pack hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Keep this within reach.Bring enough of your medicine to last you for the entire trip.Pack food and water in case restaurants and stores are closed, or if drive-through, take-out, and outdoor-dining options aren’t available.If...
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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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COVID impacts on our Navajo Elders


The Navajo Nation was struck hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, with one of the highest per capita infection rates in the country earlier this year. Disparities in access to health care and infrastructure, high rates of chronic health conditions, and multigenerational homes increase the risk for virus spread and complications.Native elders depend on firewood for cooking and staying warm in the winter. Each load donated lasts a family 3-6 weeks. Many of the elders live in remote locations and are experiencing grocery shortages on the reservation, amplified by the pandemic. MCS supports two elders, Grandmothers Anita Jackson and Elvira Horseherder, by providing food boxes, food certificates, firewood, and other supplies such as yarn and medical supplies through Adopt a Native Elder. The Annual Fun Run is our main fundraising effort, and this fall our support is especially vital to the elders’ health and survival.Stay tuned for information coming soon about this...
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Adjustments to Safe Return to School


Following the evaluation of our COVID-19 safety protocols and procedures, three areas of our plan have been adjusted: 1. Health Screening2. Criteria for Return to School 3. Travel Policy  Health Screening The Health Screening Form has been adjusted to include screening for two additional symptoms - headache and congestion or runny nose. It also requires that parents take their child's temperature at home. Additionally, the form includes a query regarding possible exposure. Criteria for Returning to School A child/staff who has exhibited COVID symptoms can return to school if: No fever for 24 hours and without the support of medication;AND no additional symptoms have presented;AND if a healthcare provider confirms that the cause of the symptoms are not COVID-19 related based on a negative COVID-19 test. Test results should be shared with the school.  Negative Test- the individual may return to school when symptoms have improved and they are fever free without the aid of medication for at...
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