Updates to COVID Safety Measures, 4/11/22

The CDC's COVID-19 Community Levels are a tool designed to help guide a community's decision on what preventative steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital bed usage, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. Maps, charts, and data provided ...

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Parent Volunteer Hours for 2021-2022

Normally, this would be the time we would ask everyone to ensure that their Parent Volunteer Hours are logged in FACTS so that we can honor your service work. Due to the pandemic, we understand if you have not fulfilled all 10 hours. We do ask that you account for what time you have spent working in the classrooms or with the school. Plea...

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Spring School-wide Survey

It is time to evaluate the school-wide Spring survey's overall effectiveness and reestablish its function within our community. If you are interested in becoming involved in this project or have ideas that you feel would be helpful to the process please reach out to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..   Historically, the Spring School-wide Survey has...

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A Conversation - April 21 at 7pm

We are inviting our community to join us for conversation about supporting children in times of crisis, disaster or war.   We all share the goal of providing our children a safe and healthy environment in which to grow and develop. Let's lean into our collective experience and knowledge to provide teachers, school leaders and parents with cons...

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COVID Two Years Later

Throughout the pandemic, our community has come together to keep each other safe! Our students, staff and parents have all rallied together behind our safety protocols, have been patient when information changes, and have been compassionate when members of our community have become sick or needed to take time to care for others in need.  When ...

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Is there a Lack of Socialization in Montessori?

It is ironic that one of Montessori education's biggest strengths (socialization) is often misconstrued as a weakness. This misperception starts from another Montessori strength – individualization. The argument starts from a true premise (the individualization of education) and ends with a false conclusion that children don't get a chance to socia...

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Montessori and Entrepreneurship

The founders of Google contribute their success to their Montessori beginnings. (It doesn't hurt that they also went to Stanford.) But what is it about their Montessori beginnings that so impacted their lives that they credit the Montessori experience for their phenomenal success?  We can pick five things out of the extensive list of Montessor...

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IMC Accreditation

Our gratitude to everyone who contributed to or participated in the IMC on-site visit to conclude the accreditation process.  We are grateful for the examination, feedback and guidance provided by the IMC team of Mary Beth Ricks and Robin Howe during their three day visit. They expressed their appreciation to our community for the warm we...

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Strategic Planning

This academic year, MCS created a Strategic Planning Committee to ensure that the Montessori Community School continues to thrive and meet its mission in the future.  The Strategic Planning Committee is made up of MCS administrators and parents working together to address urgent and long term goals. Currently, the Strategic Planning Committee ...

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Peace for Ukraine

Sometimes, the instinct is to avoid talking to children about tough stuff on the news because we don't want to upset them or maybe we don't know where to start.  It's important to provide children: Accurate, age-appropriate informationTime and opportunity to ask questionsAssurances that they are safe and they are loved Anything ...

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New Bench

We are grateful for this beautiful bench. 

Montessori Education Week

Please consider submitting one of the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to help focus attention on the value of a Montessori education:  Testimonial   You are invited to provide a written testimonial about your child's Montessori school experience.  Quotable Quotes  Please write one or two sentences on "What I like abo...

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Winter Sports Closing Ceremony

And just like that Winter Sports 2022 is over. These past 5 weeks have flown by. Judging by the happy (and tired) students that emerged from the buses each week it appears that fun was had by all.   Our gratitude to everyone who made Winter Sports possible.   There is nothing quite like the panic of missing snow-pants, a broken clasp...

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Utah Montessori Intergenerational Project

Amanda, Nancy & Emily

A successful intergenerational experiment in Australia has encouraged three Utah Montessori teachers to push forward with their dream to create a similar community in northern Utah for seniors needing care – a home where they can thrive and look forward to each new day! This community will also double as a home for adults with disabilitie...

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Parent Participation - Tracking

Parent participation is a key part of a thriving Montessori Classroom. As a parent, your involvement reassures your child of the strong connection between the home and the school. While certain restrictions may inhibit on-campus parent participation, there are many ways to get involved. Some parents join one of our committee's (Healt...

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What's the Big Deal About Table Washing?

Many parents are attracted to Montessori because of its tremendous reputation for giving their children a great academic education. Parents are willing to spend impressive amounts of money to give their children this academic advantage. But as often as parents are impressed with Montessori excellence, they are a little bewildered that their childre...

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The Montessori Greenhouse

A concern of parents is that a Montessori environment is too protective, that children may not be prepared to face the real world. After all, a Montessori environment is made for the child, (the real world isn’t.)  Everything in the environment is child size. Again, the real world is made for adults. A Montessori environment is constructed for the child to succeed – the real world doesn’t care. So, is the Montessori environment an effective preparation to learn to swim in the real world or are children better off to be thrown into the deep end? A Montessori education is designed to master the deep end – but not today! It is designed to step by step to prepare (and help create) the future adult to master all the challenges of adult responsibility. The environment affords the protection for the child to safely build the adult they will become. The child...

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Light One Candle – Thank you!

Dear Mary, I’m writing to thank you for your participation as a sponsor during our annual Light One Candle holiday gift drive. With your support, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) in Salt Lake City facilitated the delivery of over $70,000 worth of much needed household supplies and other gifts to 107 recently arrived refugee families, totaling over 350 people served. We are overwhelmed by your generosity and your continued support of refugees. Thank you for standing with refugees and showing how welcoming Utah can be.  The attached PDF will act as your tax receipt. Please retain this form for your records. Values listed on the donation receipt are assigned by the donor, as we cannot provide valuation for in-kind donations. The IRC takes no responsibility in the valuation of donated goods. You should attach original receipts or copies of receipts to this donation receipt when filing your taxes.      If you would like to learn more about our work and other ways to get involved throughout the year, please visit Rescue.org/SupportSLC. Sponsors...

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FACTS Webforms (Update Contact Info)

Webforms on FACTS are used to update information for the student, parent, emergency contacts and pick-up contacts. Once you update information here, the school will be notified about the change.Once you are logged into FACTS Family Portal using these instructions, continue to Webforms with the following instructions: Click on the Hamburger menu at the top left of the screen and on the menu choose School > Web FormsOnce you are on Web Forms click on Parent & Student Information UpdateYou can now choose what to update on FACTS, as soon as you update it here it will be updated on your profile in FACTS and the school will get notified to update it in other places (this could take 1-2 school days)

FACTS Online Enrollment

Once you are logged into FACTS Family Portal using these instructions, continue to Enrollment with the following instructions: Click on the hamburger menu in the top-left corner next to Montessori Community School, click the down arrow next to Apply/Enroll and choose Enrollment / Reenrollment and Click here to open Enrollment When the Enrollment / Reenrollment forms have been opened up for the coming year you will be able to click Start Enrollment Packet for your child.

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