Early Childhood Teacher for a Dual Language Class


Montessori Community SchoolEarly Childhood Teacher for Dual Language Class Montessori Community School of Salt Lake City seeks a full time certified and experienced Early Childhood Teacher who is a native Spanish speaker and fluent in both speaking and writing Spanish and English for one of our Dual Language classrooms.  MCS has four Early Childhood classrooms and the teachers in the program work closely together to plan and implement curriculum.  We seek a warm, imaginative, bright, flexible, and creative teacher who can effectively plan, problem solve and collaborate with the Early Childhood teachers.  The ability to understand and willingness to work with a range of learning styles is required.  We expect our staff to be involved and active in our school community and participating in the ongoing development and refinement of our school’s curriculum, policy and procedures.  Confidence, professionalism, and a sense of humor are important characteristics.  Candidates must be able to communicate...
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Sustainable Living Tip: Buying In Bulk


Dear MCS Families and Friends,Happy New Year! The Sustainability Committee is excited to announce that each week we will be writing about a tip for sustainable living. This week's tip will focus on buying foods from the bulk bin section at the grocery store. While shopping from the bulk bin section can take a bit more time, it does reduce packaging waste, save money, and provide many non-processed/minimally processed food options. Most major grocery stores have a bulk bin section. One way to make buying from the bulk bin section nearly waste free is to bring reusable sacks. Below is a list of links for retailers that sell bags especially made for bulk food shopping. These bags are virtually weightless, so won't they won't add to the cost of your purchase. I personally recommend the Kootsac bags sold on Etsy. The Kootsac bags are durable for heaving items like beans and...
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Thank You From The Inn Between



This past holiday season, we supported The Inn Between: Hospice for the Homeless. Please see below for the beautiful thank you card to each of you. 
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Local Screenagers Screening


AN AWARD-WINNING FILM THAT PROBES INTO THE VULNERABLE CORNERS OF FAMILY LIFE AND DEPICTS MESSY STRUGGLES OVER SOCIAL MEDIA, VIDEO GAMES AND ACADEMICS. THE FILM OFFERS SOLUTIONS ON HOW WE CAN HELP OUR KIDS NAVIGATE THE DIGITAL WORLD. https://www.screenagersmovie.com/
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Holiday Giving Projects







Every year the Montessori Community School supports local charities, which offers students an opportunity of Service Learning and helps those in need. With combined generosity from our families and staff we have gathered gifts for families and individuals at the Neighborhood House and The INN Between. This morning, our 6th year students helped load and organize all the gifts into the vehicles and our 3rd year students were able to help deliver the gifts along with our PSA and some members of Admin.Students and staff delivered the gifts with the help from our PSA members. Please enjoy photos of the gift distribution. The kindness of our community will bring a happier holiday for those who may have otherwise gone without. Thank you to everyone who donated and helped support these local organizations and helped your students to learn more about service and helping others in need. We hope you have a warm and...
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Why Podcasts are Good for Kids


Do you have a long car ride ahead for Thanksgiving or just looking for activities to do with your kids off screens? How about a podcast? I love podcasts and listen to them with my kids often because, as I’ve written about before, we have a rule in our family about not using cellphones in the car. Every time we hear a new one we learn something, and it sparks conversation and debate. Furthermore, as Stephanie Hayes writes in the Atlantic: “The absence of images in podcasts seems to be a source of their creative potential. Without visuals, listeners are required to fill the gaps—and when these listeners are children, the results can be powerful. Numerous studies have found that children between the ages of seven and 13 respond more creatively to radio stories than to stories shown on television. Audio stories prompt kids to draw more novel pictures, think up...
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Building the Adult Community


Oftentimes when parents visit our school for a tour, they ask about our staff. How long have the staff been here? How often is there turnover of employees?  Are the people who work here happy?  While these are difficult questions to answer without the input of the teachers themselves, we often find ourselves describing the vision for community and how that applies to our staff.  The human factor is strong in a community such as this where we have over 200 children, at least twice that many active parents, grandparents and guardians, and a total of 62 employees.  With so many people under our roof, we have discovered that building community is essential to providing successful outcomes.  We strive to build community in a number of ways; including in and among classrooms, with parents, and as a staff.  Below is an article written by one of our Lower Elementary teachers, Brandi Allen, who...
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A Note from the MCS Green Committee


In our last note, the MCS Green Committee discussed the importance of minimizing packaging in the lunches/snacks we send with our students to school. There are many alternative lunch packaging options that help reduce waste and provide a cost effective way to give kiddos an awesome meal. Many of you already use reusable lunch packaging. However, listed below are some websites for possible eco-friendly lunch packaging/meal service products. We are certainly not pushing these items, but offering ideas (they might also be great holiday gifts). Let us know your thoughts on any of these products, or if you have other great ideas. Likewise, a bulk order discount option might be possible if there is enough interest. Any parents interested in the bulk order, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,MCS Green Committeehttps://bentgo.com/https://www.yumboxlunch.com/https://www.planetbox.com/https://www.bamboozlehome.com/tinyfootprint-productshttps://avanchy.comhttps://www.shopbamboostudio.comhttps://www.bambuhome.com
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Holiday Montessori Market- 2 Days Only!


Come one, come all to Upper Elementary's Annual Holiday Montessori Market!This month's market will feature many various handmade items. These items will make excellent gifts and/or stocking stuffers for yourself, a neighbor, a friend, or other family members.Please come prepared this Thursday, December 7th and Friday, December 8th before and after school hours, no later than 3:45 pm, with cash. Your support of this Market goes directly toward our Upper Elementary students' annual adventure to take place in the spring. 
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Social Development in the Montessori Classroom


Through the years I have often been asked about Montessori students and their development of social skills. Some parents, when considering a Montessori education, become concerned that because of the size of the facility, the mixed age groupings, or the limited number of classrooms that their child will somehow be "missing out" on some aspects of social development. The short answer is that although there might not be as many children on our campus, the opportunities to develop socially are unlimited in the organization of the classrooms and curriculum. "Social life does not consist of a group of individuals remaining close together, side by side, nor in their advancing en masse under the command of a captain like a regiment on the march, nor like an ordinary class of school children. The social life of man is founded upon work, harmoniously organised and upon social virtues - and these are the attitudes which...
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MCS Duffle Bags


Montessori Community School has brought back out MCS Duffle!The bags are $30.00They are available for pick-up at the office now.It is a black bag with the green MCS logo embroidered. This is a great durable bag that can be used for over-night trips, camping, traveling, the gym, gear, and/or our Winter Sports Program.
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MCS' 3rd Annual Scholastic Book Fair



Come one, come all! Montessori Community School's 3rd Annual Book Fair is in full swing. Thank you to all those who have stopped by and made purchases. The school receives 50% of proceeds that will go toward more books, work rugs, and new school furniture. The fair will run through this Friday, November 17th, allowing purchases during Parent-Teacher Conferences, in case purchases need to be a surprise for upcoming holiday events. Please stay tuned for more information on our Online Book Fair- which will include more options for older children and their reading interests.
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2017 Navajo Rug Show








On Thursday, November 9th MCS' 5th and 3rd year students had the opportunity to attend the Annual Navajo Rug Show at Deer Valley. They were able to meet with one of our two sponsored grandmothers through the Adopt-a-Native-Elder Program, Grandmother Elvira Horseherder. The Rug Show will continue on through the weekend. We encourage families and friends to go and learn more about the Navajo culture. Our students took gifts to our grandmothers which included fleece blankets, woolen gloves and scarves, soap, hand and body lotion, dish towels etc - funds from the Fun Run. Our grandmothers were so grateful and delighted with the unexpected gifts. Over the next few months we will be sending firewood (the greatest need at this time) woolen yarn for them to weave beautiful rugs, food certificates and also certificates for Walmart for them to buy clothing and household needs. Our Head of School and school owners, Robyn and Bob,...
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AED: Donation Success!


We are absolutely gushing with gratitude! An MCS parent, who wishes to remain anonymous, contributed a generous donation today to our AED fund that helped us reach our goal! 

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Effective Parent Teacher Conferences



Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, November 17th. There will be no school that day. Sign-up sheets for the conferences are on a table in the lobby, arranged by class, from Toddlers to Upper Elementary (please check the top of each page for the name of the class). As we do every year, we ask that you observe the following requests:· Please sign up for one meeting time per child.· Please be on time for your conference.· Please help the teachers to stay on time.· Please arrange for childcare during Parent/Teacher conferences.We have had parents make requests for child care during the conferences. Unfortunately, as our staff is busy meeting with parents and all of our classrooms, along with some other spaces in the school, are being used we have not been able to accommodate this request. Please note that our playgrounds and our Outdoor Classroom are closed during conferences...
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PSA Raises Funds for an AED for MCS!

Montessori Community School has recently been approved for a grant that will pay the majority of the cost for MCS to receive an AED. Our PSA have since been diligently working to raise the remainder of the funds necessary for the school to acquire the AED.  To date, we have raised just over $300
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MCS' 11th Annual Fun Run: Thursday, September 28th




“If salvation and help are to come, it is from the child, for the child is the constructor of man and so of society. The child is endowed with an inner power which can guide us to a more enlightened future.”– Maria MontessoriEach year our students have the opportunity to raise pledges for our two Service Learning Projects: The Children of Ethiopia Education Fund (COEEF)Specifically, the COEEF program will give vital financial support so that the six girls our MCS students sponsor can attend school in Ethiopia. The Children of Ethiopia Education Fund exists to empower young girls from Ethiopia who are  living in impoverished circumstances to have a quality, private education through generous sponsors and donors. Without this assistance many of these girls would not have the opportunity to attend any school. We feel that supporting girls in this way will have such a far reaching effect:  “To educate a...
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Speech, Language, and Hearing Screenings


Montessori​ ​Community​ ​School​ ​will​ ​be​ ​holding​ ​speech,​ ​language,​ ​and​ ​hearing​ ​screenings​ ​on​ ​​Wednesday,​ ​September​ ​27th beginning around 9:15 am.​ ​ All Kindergarteners can participate in the screening for free if you turn in a form, attached below. If your student is not a Kindergartener and you would like your student to participate, please turn in a form and submit payment. The​ ​screenings​ ​will​ ​be​ ​a​ ​general,​ ​brief​ ​measure​ ​of​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​speech,​ ​language,​ ​and​ ​hearing skills​ ​in​ ​order​ ​to determine​ ​if​ ​further​ ​speech​ ​and​ ​language​ ​evaluations​ ​are​ ​needed.​ ​​ ​Speech​ ​and​ ​Language​ ​screenings​ ​are​ ​appropriate for​ ​students​ ​of​ ​all​ ​ages​ ​while​ ​hearing​ ​screenings​ ​should​ ​be​ ​for​ ​students​ ​3​ ​1⁄2​ ​years​ ​or​ ​older.The​ ​screenings​ ​will​ ​take​ ​approximately​ ​15​ ​minutes​ ​to​ ​complete.​ ​​ ​After​ ​the​ ​completion​ ​of​ ​the​ ​screening,​ ​Let’s​ ​Talk​ ​will identify​ ​if​ ​there​ ​are​ ​concerns​ ​regarding​ ​your​ ​child’s​ ​speech,​ ​language,​ ​and​ ​hearing​ ​skills.​ ​​ ​A​ ​note​ ​will​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​home​ ​with​...
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Educate a Girl, Empower a Nation: A COEEF Event


Montessori Community School sponsors 4 girls through the Children of Ethiopia Education Fund, COEEF. We wanted to share an event you might be interested in! This is another way that we  can lend our support to the organization that supports the education of many girls who would otherwise not have the opportunity to attend school. Friday, September 22, 2017, COEEF will  be holding an event including Ethiopian food, memorabilia, music, and a huge silent auction.This event will take place at the Holladay City Hall Pavilion from 6 - 9 pm. 
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2017 - 2018 MCS Parent School Alliance


Montessori Community School Parent School Alliance (PSA)L-R: Gaea Rindflesh, Teresa Nelson, Jordan Stein, Jeannette Shaffer, Dave Quisenberry, Jaymison Peterson and (below) Jen ZivkovicThe MCS Administration is delighted to introduce you to our 2017 - 2018 Parent Student Alliance (PSA). We are pleased to have a larger number of PSA representatives than ever before. We appreciate Jeannette, Dave, Jaymison and Jen for joining us again this year as our veteran PSA and we thank Gaea, Teresa, and Jordan for joining the team!The PSA is already looking forward to and has a jumpstart on planning many PSA sponsored activities this year. We anticiapte seeing many of you at the upcoming Welcome Picnics where you can meet members of the PSA and will be introduced to the Community Builders from your child(ren)s class.  We are also looking forward to our first Coffee Thursday, this coming week September 7th, from 8:30am-9:30am in the lobby. Don't forget to bring...
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