Parent Education- Remember the Oxygen Mask Rule!


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Welcome Maya Brewer


Please join us in welcoming Maya to the MCS community. Maya recently joined our staff and has spent the past few weeks familiarizing herself with our various systems and procedures to assume the responsibilities of bookkeeper, payroll and assorted HR tasks.  As of April 30, Maya will have fully transitioned i...
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Welcome Home Robyn


Robyn is happy to be back in her US home, slowly readjusting to the time change and re- learning how to incorporate COVID safety measures into her daily life. We are delighted that she is back stateside and are looking forward to having her be more able to regularly contribute to our community.

Earthquake Protocol at MCS


During an Earthquake: Stay calm.Drop, take Cover and Hold On until tremor(s) has subsided. Stay where you are. If you are inside, stay inside, if outside, stay there.If inside, crawl under a desk, table or bench, hold on to the structure with one hand while covering head/neck with the other. If no protection is available, drop to the floor, cover y...
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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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Happy Saint Patrick's Day


Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona daoibh! To mark the occasion of Saint Patrick's Day, MCS staff and students were decked out in their finest green.   Many students arrived for school eager to tell us that leprechauns had visited their houses. Some had green toilet water, while others found sparkles in the bowl! A few children reported that their mi...
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Update to MCS COVID-19 Policy & Protocols


Policy Update 3/15/21 Staff are considered immune, or protected from the virus, 2 weeks after they have received the appropriate dosage of a COVID vaccine. This means, 2 weeks after they are fully vaccinated, they will not be required to quarantine, even if exposed to someone who tests positive.  However, if any sympto...
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Green initiative: school working towards a cleaner environment


The Montessori Community School has been working towards a zero emissions, zero carbon footprint for years with solar panels on the roof, electric vehicle charging stations and many recycling programs. Students learn about ways they can help ensure a clean environment As students learn about ways they can help ensure a clean&nbs...
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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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