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MMS 2nd Grade has adopted the annual food drive as part of their class' social service curriculum. We are collecting food until December 14th.
Please help grind out hunger and donate to the annual food drive to benefit our hungry community.
Bins are in the main office and at the lower campus bus stop. Most needed foods include: Soup, Stew & Chili, Beans Rice & Pasta, Canned Meat & Fish, Canned Fruit & Vegetables.
We invite all current 5th grade parents/guardians to come meet with middle school faculty to learn about the wonderful program and activities for students at MMS. There are many new developments within our middle school this year - see below. This is an exciting time of transition! Get a glimpse now into all the special offerings in Mount Madonna School's 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
Overview from Jivanti Rutansky's Welcome Letter
Nov 08, 2012
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.
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.
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?)
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...
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.
Reflections from Summer
by Supriya Mary McDonald
Summertime is space for growth, renewal and adventure in my household. Having been in education now for over 36 years as an adult and 15 years as a student and daughter of a teacher, my internal time clock has always been in rhythm with the cycle of school life. Fall was the time for new beginnings, filled with excitement and curiosity; Winter, a time for study and indoor wonderings and experiments; Spring, the time for applying new knowledge, tracking progress and performance and finally Summer, the time for unscheduled play, learning and adventure. I am often surprised by the amount of growth that happens in our students over the down time of Summer. For me, summer camping, hiking and being in the outdoor environment, contains the nourishment and connection I need to broaden my perspective of the whole.