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March 21 & 22: MAC Play, 7pm
March 22: Parent Ed, 5pm*

March 23: No School, Prep Day
March 26-30: No School, Spring Break
April 3: Parent-Toddler Music Class, 9:45-10:30
April 4: MAC Senior Luncheon, 11:30
April 5: Parent Ed, 5:30*
April 6: PTO Coffee Hour with Melissa Harbert
CORRECTION: The Orchestra and Choir Concert is being rescheduled, TBA. Sorry for any confusion!

Artes Vitae

Let's start with 'Thank You'

To the stalwart few who gave months of their time planning, creating, and organizing our auction: Thank You.

To the 160 community members who showed support by showing up and stepping out: Thank You.

To our event donors, Columbia Bank, the LCMCS PTO, Chris Olsen & Jill Rowland from Damascus Realtors, and Tax Minimizers of Oregon: Thank You.

To the World Forestry Center, for their gracious hospitality and beautiful space: Thank You.

That much beauty is only possible with the work of many, and those who were able to attend our 10th Annual Spring for Education Auction last Saturday got to take part in something truly special. Thank you all!
Make sure to check out some lovely event photos from JStoryImages below.

If you were unable to attend, dry your tears, you can still participate! Check out these spaces available for the following Staff Experiences:

  • All School Sleepover, $60
  • Disc Golf Outing, $40
  • Game Day of Dungeons and Dragons, $50
  • Journey Through Time in the Gorge, $40
  • Game Night with Peter Jensen $30
  • Private Tour of Tsuru Island in Gresham City Park, $30

Email Mishawn  if you would like to nab a spot.  

You can pay on our website through “Miscellaneous fees” (be sure to put your child’s name and Staff Experience), or by check at the front desk.

And, as always, thank you for reading.

  • Effective immediately, we will only offer (1) Kmart bus and (1) Springwater bus for the morning trip to school. Afternoon dismissal will continue to have (2) Kmart buses and (1) Springwater bus.

  • The 4:45 Afternoon Activity Bus schedule will ONLY run Monday-Thursday.  There will be NO 4:45 bus available on Fridays. Both changes are due to low ridership and an effort to reduce costs.

  • Please be aware that we have had a few reported cases of lice. Please do a head check on your children and treat them thoroughly before returning them to school! If you are a first-timer, or you just need a refresher, here is the Lice Low-Down. Hint: be vigilant and show no mercy.

  • There are a couple virulent flu viruses going around.  If you notice your child coming down with something, please help the health of our whole community by keeping them home until they are well. Disease can spread quickly in even the most careful school environment, and prevention is truly the best cure! Red flags include vomiting and fever, and it is our policy to keep children home until they have been fever-free for at least 24 hours.
Bits & Bobs
01 - 'Snow White' by Warwick Goble
Join us tonight & tomorrow
for an evening at the theater!  

MAC students are performing
The Brothers Grimm Spectulathon, a comedic mash-up of the Grimm Brothers' original fairy tales, written by Don Zolidis.

Opening Night:  Wednesday, March 21st, 7pm
Encore performance: Thursday, March 22nd, 7pm

MAC students please arrive at 6:30pm, sharp.  

Proceeds from the play go directly to the MAC's micro-economy program, which funds their spring and fall expeditions and service projects.

We look forward to seeing you at the theater! (aka, the Multi-Purpose Room)

02 - A few of Lewis & Clark Montessori's 39 Shamrock Run team members at the race last Sunday
Congratulations to four of our students who were selected to participate in the
2018 Oregon Music Education Association's District 2 Youth Honor Choir on
May 12 at Sandy High School.

Elana Bean, Luna Meza, Max Purvis, and Sierra LaBue will join over 100 of the Portland Metro Area's 5th and 6th grade singers. These students were nominated by Kami based on their music abilities and outstanding behavior and leadership skills.

Students will prepare seven songs before the all-day rehearsal on
May 12th with guest conductor, Mandy Coffee. The concert follows at 5:00 pm. Family and friends are invited and encouraged to attend the free concert!
Kitchen News
Deadline to order for next week is Midnight tonight!

The straight dish:
March Menu

*We are seeking a Handyperson to help with Lunch Cart maintenance. Our needs include: checking and cleaning the wheels, greasing, and repairing as needed. Could this be you or someone you know? These carts work hard for us every day, it's time to show them some love!

*If you have a balance on your
Boonli account please make sure it is paid in full by March 31st. Any remaining accounts that are past due 30 days or more will receive an invoice from the school with an  added 10% Administrative Fee.
03 - The 2018 Spring for Education Auction. Photo by Jimmy & Jessa Story

PTO Corner
On April 6th, join the PTO and Executive Director Melissa Harbert at the school (after morning drop-off) for a special feature Coffee House.

Melissa will be presenting Ages & Stages: Supporting Your Child's Learning and Development From Birth to Adulthood. Don't miss this chance for discussion and added insight into your crucial role in your child's life.

Restaurant night at MOD pizza in Gresham on April 10th
     -this event lasts ALL DAY!!!
     -attendees must bring this flyer and MOD will donate a portion of the proceeds to the PTO

Bingo Night!
Friday April 20th, 5:30-8:00pm

This popular event is fun for the whole family! And yes, there will be prizes, as well as food (to purchase).

04 - The 2018 Spring for Education Auction. Photo by Jimmy & Jessa Story
"There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots; the other, wings."

- Henry Ward Beecher
It holds your socks up.

We need a Handyperson for Lunch Cart maintenance! Includes: checking and cleaning wheels, greasing, and basic repairs as needed.

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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