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Communication of Change in Transportation:
If you are changing your child’s transportation arrangements, please call our school office the day of the change and inform the receptionist. They, in turn, with notify the teacher and write a note for the bus monitor, so all are aware of the change.
August 8, 2012
Dear MMS Lower School Families,
The summer weather has arrived on the mountain as we begin to feel the heat. The lake is low with the elodea in full bloom. As I walked the campus this morning, rechecking maintenance improvements, I was struck by what a truly special place the Mount Madonna School and Community is. The turkeys and deer graze the hillsides and the people walk silently to breakfast, enjoying the quiet space interrupted only by bird calls and water flowing.
The Lower School regularly meets and departs from the Farmhouse Bus Stop Area. Students should never be dropped off and left alone at the bus stop, in a classroom area or at the Upper Campus.
During heavy rains, our PreK-2nd grades students will go directly to their classrooms and grades 3-5 will board a bus to take them to the Courtside Campus.
When driving in mountains, who has the right-of-way on narrow road ?
a. vehicle going uphill?
b. vehicle going downhill?
Answer: Vehicle traveling uphill has right-of-way. Vehicle traveling downhill backs up to let him pass...
IMPORTANT REHEARSAL DATES and PERFORMANCES FOR ALL STUDENTS:
Please attend all appropriate rehearsals and performances. Avoid excursions or appointments during rehearsal times. Please let Directors know of conflicts immediately after the start of the school year.
Mount Madonna School has been a proud member of the Green Schools Program for several years. As a Green/Waste Free School, we are constantly looking for ways to reduce the amount of trash we generate as a school and instead reuse and recycle many of the items we use on campus every day. (Did you know that Santa Cruz County generates more than one million pounds of trash everyday?)
Growing Up in Santa Cruz, January 2011, "Sharing Nature with Children" by Sarojani Rohan, teacher and MMS' PreK program director. Read more: http://www.growing-up.com/