January not only marks the beginning of a new year, it also signifies a time to recognize and appreciate vital members of our school community! As we celebrate School Board Appreciation Month, now more than ever is a wonderful time to recognize the crucial role that our board members play in our community and school. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forward challenges in education, and our school board members have worked tirelessly to turn problems into plans, and plans into action. Our board members ensure that our students have the resources and support they need to prosper, and for that we want to recognize every member for their hard work. Jennifer Johnson – Board President John Marks – Board Vice President Shana Giles – Secretary Emmett Lee Jones – Treasurer Gerald Armbrister – Director For more information on our board visit our website, and to apply for a position on the board send a letter of interest to the following email: [email protected] We are always looking for people who want to make a change in our schools, and we hope to acknowledge even more board members next year.
Parents, teachers, and students alike all love the holiday season. This time of year is a great way for everyone to reflect and be encouraged by the potential and talent of all our students! As we commemorate this Giving Tuesday, check out some ways to show support for the communities we serve, and it starts with giving our families, students, and staff a big thank you! #1 - Show your love - The first opportunity to show your support is by leaving a review. If your child loves our school, tell someone about us! Go to our social media and google pages and leave a few thoughts on how our school has positively influenced your child’s life. It only takes a few minutes, and your thoughts can bring that amazing experience to other families who might be looking for it. #2 - Donate supplies - Another great way to give back to our school is to give your favorite teachers some supplies. Anything from pencils to hand sanitizer is appreciated, and those supplies support the class as a whole. #3 Give thanks - Finally, who doesn’t love a hand-written note? Write a thank you card to those [...]
Here at Macomb Montessori Academy, we could hardly await the start of another exciting year with our families and students. With last year's circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a breath of fresh air to continue with our normal in-person learning environment. We held several events, all of which got us off to a fantastic start, the momentum of which we hope to carry through the rest of the school year. The first of those events would of course be our first day on Sept. 7th. We had an amazing turn-out and it was so great to connect with old friends and continue to make new ones. Just a few days later we begun a bagel sale which will continue every Thursday, the proceeds of which ensure that every day at MMA is better than the last. Another fantastic event held this month was the Goodies with Grandparents event in which we sent students home with special care packages designed to reflect the special role that grandparents play with out students. We wanted to show appreciation to the families that support our students, and we were able to in a profound way. The last of our events in the [...]
It's that time of year again for back-to-school season! We know this is a busy time for both parents and students alike, so we at MMA put together five tips to ensure a seamless transition from summer vacation to the start of the new school year. Tip number one is to battle back the worries! Returning to school can be stressful for some kids. Having a conversation about how they are feeling and encouraging open communication can start us off on the right foot. Tip number two is to nurture your child's independence. As your child grows and enters a new grade, they will need to learn how to do things themselves. It's important for them to practice day-to-day activities like tying their shoes and writing their name. Tip number three is to establish a healthy sleep routine. Small adjustments are easier to embrace than sudden ones, so be sure to start getting them back into a normal bedtime routine. Sleep helps them stay energized and focused throughout the day, so this is an important one! Tip number four is to prepare early for the first day of school. This means planning their outfit, packing their book [...]