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 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.

A Glimpse into Winter Sports 2022

Order Free at Home Test Kits

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.Order your tests now so you have them when you need them. If you need a COVID-⁠19 test now, please see other testing resources for free testing locations in your area.  Insurance Reimbursement f...

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Parent Teacher Conferences are coming up quickly!

Parent Teacher Conferences will be held on Friday, February 4, 2022. Progress Reports will be published in Compass prior to conferencing. Please note, all conferences will be virtual. The process to sign-up for a time slot will be shared with you soon.  Helpful tips to make the most of your conference: Be prepared. Wri...

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Seed corn; five seeds planted now change what comes later.


I’m a city boy. Most of us live our lives in the city or the suburbs and have vague ideas about the rhythm of life lived by farmers and ranchers. We are blessed by their work when we go to the grocery store. We might actually know when strawberry season is (prices are lower.) But to understand the cycles and seasons gives us an appreciation for “real” life. This is why Montessori classrooms put a major emphasis on botany and zoology – to introduce our children to the mystery and magic of springtime and harvest. Whether planting is done in pots or garden plots, to prepare the soil, to plant a seed, to water it, to watch it grow, to pull the weeds, to see it flower, to observe the fruit and to enjoy the harvest is a celebration of life. What is the most important step in this botanical experiment?...

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Bathroom Independence in the Early Childhood Program

All children entering the Early Childhood Program should be bathroom independent. This means that they can handle bathroom related tasks with little or no assistance.  We expect:  Children entering the EC classroom have had a good deal of experience listening to the cues of their body as to when it is time to go to the bathroom. ...

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On-site Testing Has Begun

The first day of on-site COVID testing went smoothly. 25 students were selected for this first round of randomized testing; 3 of the 25 were unable to attend; 2 were a no-show. With advance knowledge of the absent students, Margaret selected 2 individuals to take the available slots. In total, 21 tests were conducted on students ranging from toddle...

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Admissions Meeting: Jan. 11 - 6:30pm

This event will be virtual. The "Join Meeting" button above will connect you on the day of the event:  When: Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 6:30-7:30pm. Enrollment Opens for 2022-2023: January 14, 2022.How to RSVP: Families interested in attending should begin by filling out the Admissions Inquiry form if not alre...

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Upgrading our Masks

Erin Lipovich is the parent of a Wasatch student, and an avid researcher. She has kindly compiled the following information to help the community source quality masks. Thanks Erin! The cloth masks recommended earlier in the pandemic helped prevent those infected from spreading covid-19. Today, with more highly contagious variants spreading, medical...

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COVID-19 Safety Measure Updates.

With the recently updated guidelines from both the CDC and UDOH, the following adjustments have been made to the school's isolation and quarantine guidelines for staff.  Isolation protocols for staff: People who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for 5 days and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (including no fever...

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Winter Sports Starts January 12, 2022!

Winter Sports 2015

The Winter Sports program at MCS started back in 1994, spearheaded by our very own Brandi Alllen. Brandi, a former ski instructor, was very much involved in the program in those formative years and is delighted to see how it has grown and expanded since then. This year we were fortunate to have our safety measures and the overall preparation for Wi...

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Happy Holidays from MCS

May 2022 bring you peace, health, and happiness.  Thank you for your continued support and partnership.  

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