Three highly-qualified new teachers, Parunee Kaosayapandhu, Oscar Perez and Sandy Shaw, have joined the faculty at Mount Madonna School (MMS).
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 or you can email . 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.
TV Asia, June 10, 2012, View TV Asia’s coverage of 34th annual Ramayana!: http://youtu.be/Un-SsflrF18
Out & About, 6/13/2012, “Mount Madonna School’s Ramayana ! ” by Paul Myrvold. Photos by Maureen Pramanik and Ross Bryan. Read the review
On Tuesday May 29th, we will celebrate our fundraising efforts with an all-school Ice Cream Party! We are so thrilled and thankful to have reached our $20,000 school goal, and we want to congratulate all the students and their families who contributed to this success!
We offer a big Thank You to Jen and Bart Meltzer (Ben, 2nd), for co-chairing the 4th Annual Play it Forward! Golf Tournament on Thursday, May 17, at DeLaveaga Golf Course. This gym fundraiser was a great success, thanks to the planning and hard work by Jen and Bart.
A special shout-out to Armand Nascimento (Nicole, 12th) and Robert Moreno (CeCe, 8th) for a delicious barbeque, and to Letty Bess (Courtney, 12th; Cameron, 8th), faculty member Matt Meachen and his mom, Sue Meachen, for their work before, during and after the tournament.
Six Mount Madonna School students will perform as part of Steps Dance Studio’s summer recital series. The performances are planned for June 13-15 at the Henry Mello Center for the Performing Arts in Watsonville.
Show dancers will include: Mariska Goldstein (Pre), Summer Howley (2nd), Kayla Goldstein (2nd), Denali Spector (2nd), Brielle Goldstein (4th), and Cassie Caborn (9th).
Congratulations to inspired young scientist Lekha Duvvoori of Gilroy, for her recent achievement at the California State Science Fair in Los Angeles. More than 1,000 projects were entered and displayed at the event, 25 in the category that Lekha entered: Mammalian Biology, Junior Division (grades 6 to 8). Lekha spoke with seven judges over a four-hour period, and ended up being awarded Second Place in her category!
We want to take this opportunity to say “Thank You” and “Congratulations” to our faculty, students, parents, family and community who participated in 2012 Summit for the Planet . We are so grateful for your energy and support – whether as a walker, trash fashionista, songbird, band member, dunker or dunkee, wreath maker, pledge getter, pledge giver, volunteer in advance or onsite – all contributions were essential, recognized and so much appreciated!
More than 250 people walked and ran together on Saturday, representing MMS and seven other nonprofit organizations. A combined total of more than $26,800 was raised, of which $22,765 – and counting – was raised in support of Mount Madonna School!