W E D N E S D A Y  W E E K L Y
June 3, 2015
In This Issue

Upcoming Events

June 5
9:30 a.m. in the Gym
All are invited! 

June 8-12
Pre-Camp Week

June 15
Camp Montessori Begins

Message from 
Head of School Lisa A. Lalama 
Read more from Lisa on our Montessori Message blog.If

Friday is the big day. The WMS Class of 2015 will graduate. It is a much anticipated event for the entire school. 


Children who have been a part of WMS for many years will move on to middle schools next fall. As part of  the WMS community you have all been a part of their education. 


We invite you all to join us on Friday at 9:30 a.m. for the graduation ceremony. Savannah Strange, a WMS Class of 2007 alumna, is our speaker. It is a time of memories, a time of looking forward and a time of appreciating all that came to make this day possible. 


Congratulations to the Class of 2015! 



News & NotesNews
9-12 Musical: "Making the Band" Highlights

Co-op Cornerco-op
Graduation Day Breakfast

Help is needed with the graduation breakfast, scheduled for this Friday, June 5. Please check out the list of requested foods posted on the Co-op bulletin board (across from the Library). We want to have a generous spread for our 2015 graduates and their families.

Volunteers are needed to help with set up and clean up as well. This is a great way to earn Co-op hours and is the last "big event" for which one can earn hours for the 2014-15 school year. 


Field Day Thanks!

Thank you to all of the parent volunteers who successfully re-invented the Elementary Field Day and assisted with today's 3-6 Field Day! In spite of rain and unpredictable weather on Monday, the elementary students were still able to have a fun-filled morning with activities both in the gym and outdoors (in between the raindrops). We could not have held these events without the help of so many capable and enthusiastic parent volunteers! 

Thanks to all of the 2014-15 Parent Co-op volunteers! It has been a successful school year for everyone thanks to your many efforts on behalf of the school. You have made a big difference in the lives of the WMS students, families and staff. 

Today's LearnersLearner
Room 11's Volcano
Watch Room 11's very own volcano in action!
Rockin' in Room 11
by Assistant 3-6 Teacher Tim Moore

Room 11 is rockin'!  We started by studying igneous rocks, and what better way to learn about them but to have a four-foot active volcano in the room! (One of the children even asked if it was real.) We discussed the difference between magma and lava, and learned how pressure forces the magma out of the volcano.

Next we talked about sedimentary rocks and even made some in our classroom using different types of pasta and white glue. Finally we learned about metamorphic rocks and experimented by putting different candies in a bowl with a heavy bowl atop it, and then putting it in the microwave. The different "rocks" changed into something new because of heat and pressure. 

Studying metamorphic rocks prompted the children to compare this process to the metamorphosis of monarch butterflies, which we studied in the fall, and how tadpoles also undergo a metamorphosis into frogs! It is amazing to watch these children learn and make connections to previous knowledge. So, if you have time, stop by room 11 and check out how we rock. We're just a stone's throw away!

Tomorrow's LeadersLeaders
On Friday, the class of 2015 will become the newest members of our alumni family! Look for a full recap of the day in next week's issue of the Wednesday Weekly. 
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