A Glimpse into Winter Sports 2022

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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.  

COVID-19 Vaccination in Children 5-11 years of Age

By Jessica Graham, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Physician, MCS Parent and Thomas Hanff, M.D., Heart Failure Cardiologist, MCS Parent Pfizer recently performed an mRNA vaccine trial in children aged 5-11. After study results were released, an emergency use authorization (EUA) was approved for children in this age range. However, some parents ...

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What is the Capstone Year and why does my child deserve to have one?

Capstone Year in Lower Elementary- students have freedom to work in the school library.

We often refer to the 3rd year a child is in a Montessori program as the Capstone Year. But what is it that really makes the year so special and important? We invite parents of our current 2nd year students in Early Childhood and Lower Elementary and 4th year students in Upper Elementary to consider the following reaso...

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Gearing Up For Winter Sports

Thanks so much for all of your support in helping your student to be prepared for this wonderful opportunity to experience the "Greatest Snow on Earth." Remember to clearly label each piece! Your student must have the following items each week: Skis (& poles if appropriate) or boardSki bag containing the following items:Ski/board boot...

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The Adult Skills of the Montessori Child

Parents often wonder about the extraordinary lessons of Montessori that seem beyond the norm for young children. An example would be the uniqueness of the Botany Cabinet with its eighteen different leaf shapes and exotic names – obcordate, hastate, and reniform. Or the Geometric Cabinet with its 26 different shapes that children master and become c...

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The Montessori Transition

A common concern for Montessori parents is how their child will transition out of Montessori into a traditional setting. The question is valid but the concern may be overblown. Yes, there will be transition challenges. Those are an integral part of life – preschool to elementary, elementary to Jr. and Sr. High, to college, to a job, to marriage, to...

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The Capstone Year in Early Childhood

The Montessori early childhood classroom serves children from the age of 3 to 6 years. Ideally, children spend three years in this classroom. In Montessori, the 3rd year is often referred to as the Capstone Year. This year is equivalent to the traditional Kindergarten year. MCS strongly recommends that a 3rd year student fo...

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COVID: Heart to Heart

By Jessica Graham, M.D., Pediatric Emergency Physician and Thomas Hanff, M.D., Heart Failure Cardiologist; Current MCS Parents Our gratitude to Jessica and Thomas for providing the following information to our community: MIS-C myocarditis is seen in children after a COVID-19 infection; vaccine-related myocarditis has been described in chi...

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Re-Enrollment for 2022-23

We are happy and honored that you have entrusted us with your child's education and look forward to continuing that relationship for the next academic year.   Re-enrollment for 2022-2023 is now open! Every family should have received an email from This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on 12/15/2021 called Enrollment for Returning Student explaining how ...

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Holiday Gift Giving Project 2021

Each year MCS looks for local charities to support as an opportunity for our entire community to participate in service learning projects. This year we have chosen to give to the IRC, The INN Between, and the Salvation Army. There are two ways to give this year: Sign up for an item and bring it to the school (unwrapped) by December 10Cont...

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