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February 28-March 2: No School, Conferences
March 3: Anti-Bias Workshop
March 6 & 20: Parent-Toddler Music Class (FREE), 9:45-10:30
March 10: Gresham Ford Drive 4 UR School, 10-4

March 14: Senior Luncheon with MAC
March 15: Board Meeting, 7pm

March 17: Spring for Education Auction, World Forestry Center, 6-9pm
March 21 & 22: MAC Play, 6pm
March 23: No School, Prep Day
March 26-30: No School, Spring Break

Artes Vitae

One recipe for happiness: the secret is out.

It was standing room only last night at the Prospective Parent Night. The more we learn about our children, the better we want to do for them.

Schooling used to mainly be about creating productive workers -- a skilled workforce raises the societal boat on the same rising tide. However, we envision greater things for our children these days.

We recognize that fulfillment goes beyond a steady job throughout your adult years. Our good relationships to others, our sense of purpose, and our ability to make good choices determine our daily and lifelong happiness even more than a 'good job' does.

(They probably also determine our success in finding that good job.)
The skills required for these things can be taught and learned just as much as those for reading and figuring.

An education that focuses on ALL human needs at an early age equips students with skills for life. Montessori's humanist methods were developed for just that purpose.

When it comes to our children, we go to great lengths to give them the moon. We wish for them success, joy, and love. We wish for them to contribute important work, and to own their position in their world.

Well, you're here, which is a great place to start, because we wish those things for them, too. Hopefully, together, our lofty wishes and hard work will mean great things for all of us. Thanks for being here.

And, as always, thank you for reading.
Bits & Bobs
Current families will commit to enrollment intentions next year during conferences this week.

Sibling enrollment applications are also available for
new siblings entering Kindergarten.

March 9th is the last day to purchase tickets for our Spring for Education Auction! Silent auction, live auction, live music, and on-site childcare are just the starters. Come find out what the fuss is about, just buy a ticket already!

Don't forget: Some money is FREE.
March 10, 10am-4pm, it's the Gresham Ford Drive 4 UR School fundraiser.  We can raise up to $8,000 for our school if 300 friends, family and community members complete a 10 minute test drive for Lewis & Clark Montessori.

We are grateful to the many enthusiastic families who showed up to our Prospective Parent Night on Tuesday. This evening gets larger every year and is full of insight, information, and important questions. Thank you to everyone who supports this community with your care, and for the welcome our incoming families receive.

Please direct your
enrollment and lottery questions to Mishawn:
Kitchen News
March Menu is live, order for the first week by Midnight tonight!

Download & Print the menu:
February ::

PTO Corner
Do you have your auction tickets yet? No?! The PTO wants to sprinkle a few hopeful guests with some St. Patty’s Day luck:
  • Buy a $10.00 couples raffle ticket and you could win 2 seats for the auction (one winner will be drawn).
  • Buy a $5.00 single raffle ticket for your chance to win one ticket (two winners will be drawn).
  • Bonus- there is no limit to the number of raffle tickets you can purchase. (Pro tip: full priced tickets run $70 per person.)
  • Perks of your winning raffle ticket include early access to the auction, as well as wine and appetizers!
PTO will be selling tickets through the end of conferences. Going once, going twice, SOLD to four lucky raffle winners drawn at the PTO meeting on March 6th!

Don’t miss out on your chance to attend to auction at a stellar price. Cheers to the PTO for sponsoring these four fabulous seats!

Friday coffee hour for March will be a held at Ant Farm in Sandy after drop-off. Come while away an hour or two!

Come to the movies for a great price!! 9 movies for $9. Each ticket gets one child and two adults in to great movies like Paddington 2 and Ferdinand. Tickets are on sale at the school (during conferences from 8-5) through March 9th.

Join us March 3rd for a phenomenal workshop to combat bias. Lead by author, educator, and activist Katie Kissinger, this workshop focuses on creating inclusive organizations and communities.
01 - Prospective Parent Night, Feb. 27
"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why."

- Mark Twain

It's the butter to your bread.

Help out for the Auction! We have multiple roles for volunteers, see article above.

Prepare meals in the kitchen. Choose one or more days to come in for at least two hours between 8am-3pm. Commit for a week, a month, or all year long, it's up to you! Your lunch is on us.

Join a committee! We've got a few, take your pick. There's always room for your area of expertise and enthusiasm.

You can donate time or dollars to fulfill your family's annual commitment of 40 volunteer hours. Log your hours on our website or in the office. Direct volunteering questions to Mishawn Nelson:
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