PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING OUR FOOD DRIVE OR OUR
WINTER CLOTHING DRIVE! Thank you for your support!
MacDowell Montessori Holiday Food Drive
Now through December 15th
MacDowell’s Holiday Food Drive is an opportunity to contribute food items for families of MacDowell students to help tide them over during the long Winter Break when students do not have access to our free school breakfast or lunch. This year our high school student council will be aiming to fill the needs of 9 MacDowell families.
>> K3-6th grade families, please deliver items to the library.
>> 7-12th grade students/families, please deliver items to Room 4/Mr. Eide
>> Please drop off food anytime between December 1st and December 15th
>> Sign up at https://tinyurl.com/2p9ymmn3 <<
>> Please do not send any glass containers<<
Participation in our food drive is voluntary and all families receiving baskets will be kept confidential. If your family is in need of assistance please contact our Social Worker Ms. Rachel Jacobson at 414-935-1432. Questions about this drive? Please contact Brad Eide at 414-935-1304.
RETAKE PHOTOS/PROOFS have been sent home with students this week.
COME SUPPORT THE PTO AND JOIN US FOR TRICICLO NIGHT
On Wednesday, December 14th
Our friends at Triciclo Peru will host a Dine out/Take out night for MacDowell Montessori at their
3801 W Vliet St Location
MacDowell Montessori PTO will earn 5% on dine in and take out sales that mention our school.
Menu can be found online at www.TricicloPeruMke.com
Thank you for your support!
WISCONSIN HUMANE SOCIETY CAMP – GRADES 1ST-6TH
Come in from the cold and warm up with furry friends! These workshops are for students in grades 1-6, and families will receive an email from WI Humane Society for the in-person workshop. Guardians must drop-off and pick-up as well as supply a bag lunch.
- Thursday, December 29, 2022
- Bow Wow Blizzard Camp (Grades 1-6) 9:00 A.M.- 3:00 P.M.
Bow Wow Blizzard Camp, a one-day winter camp for kids in grades 1-6. Camp provides a wonderful way for kids to learn all about the Wisconsin Humane Society and ways that they can help critters. There will be fun activities offered including crafts, games, meeting animals, and an Adoption Avenue tour. During this in-person camp, kids will connect with other campers, make animal-related crafts, meet an adoptable animal, and participate in activities that will get them excited about our four-legged friends!
Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ypvcf25p
FLOOR23 DIGITAL YOUNG, AGILE & DIGITAL ENTREPRENEURS- GRADES 5-12
A structured set of programs to support the growth and development of elementary through high school students in business, technology and entrepreneurship. See program descriptions below.
- Location: Darick Books
- 2877 N. 76 Street
- Milwaukee, WI 53222
- Registration link: https://tinyurl.com/ypvcf25p
- Flyer HERE
Anytime, Anywhere, Conversations: Students learn the framework to have a conversation with anyone and build relationships for a lifetime.Through a range of emotional, hilarious, and dramatic real-life role-play scenarios.
- 2 Days- Grades 5-8
- 12/23/2022 & 12/30/2022
- 9:00-3:00 PM
- *Bag Lunch Needed, Transportation not provided
Money and Dream Life: Business finance, commercialization, strategic planning skills, hope and excitement for the future. Students will place a price tag of their dream life, then begin to explore how starting a business venture can make the price tag achievable.
- 1 Day- Grades 7-12
- 12/29/2022 from 9:00-3:00PM
- *Bag Lunch Needed, Transportation not provided
Big Ideas & Small Business: Constraint breeds creativity and ideas breed businesses. Using only the provided mystery materials available, students will brainstorm ideas, and prototype a minimum viable product that can be sold to prospective customers.
- 3 Days- Grades 5-8
- 12/26-28/2022 from 9:00-12:00 pm
- 3 Days- Grades 9-12
- 12/26-28/2022 from 1:00-4:00pm
- *Transportation not provided
MARCUS PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
- Youth Step Workshop
- Free opportunity for 14-17-year-olds, registration required
- Thursday, Jan 19th 2023 4:30-5:30 PM
- Location: Marcus Center’s Uihlein Hall
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – FREE!
Step Afrika! promotes stepping as an educational tool for young people, focusing on teamwork, academic achievement and cross-cultural understanding.
Learn the fundamentals of stepping from members of Step Afrika! Join us for this interactive workshop, where you will also learn about stepping’s traditional African roots and how it correlates with organizations like the Divine 9.
Ages: 14-17, Beginner to Intermediate Level (capacity 40 students)
REGISTER HERE: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd7RH2xuRQg1HiYTf04kOofBq0XHV7Emug_wZmUCHv8V3kLrw/viewform
~December 12th, Montessori Advisory Committee (MAC) 5:30-6:30 PM, MPS Central Office, 5225 W Vliet St., Room 206/208
~December 14th, Triciclo Peru Night, 3801 W Vliet St Location (Mention MacDowell when you order!)
~December 19th, High School final exams *please note these are early release days
~December 20th, High School final exams *please note these are early release days
~December 21st, High School final exams *please note these are early release days
~December 22nd – January 2nd, NO SCHOOL – Winter Break. Classes resume Tuesday, 1/3
WINTER WONDER WOODS: Celebrate winter in style with Milwaukee Recreation’s Winter Wonder Woods! Join us to safely experience seasonal serenity in the city while creating lasting memories and new traditions.
Be sure to look for our school tree! MacDowell Art Club students have created ornaments with Mr. Schwarten.
See Hawthorn Glen in a new light as you stroll through our trails that are twinkling with holiday cheer. Over 25,000 lights will illuminate the beauty of the Glen, winding you through the woods and past displays. Winter Wonder Woods will feature a selfie station, hiking Santa, educational facts along the trail, and more!
- Where: Hawthorn Glen
- Dates: Dec. 9, 10, 16, & 17
- Cost: $4 per person (free for children that are 2 years old or younger)
- Register Here
Note: Please arrive at your scheduled time. Parking is extremely limited in both the Hawthorn Glen parking lot and on the street on the adjacent Martin Dr.
Street parking is not permitted on 60th St. Carpooling and ride-sharing is greatly appreciated!
PRE ORDER YEARBOOKS: We are taking preorders for our school yearbooks! All students who had their photo taken will be in their classroom / grade level layout in this yearbook. We create two separate yearbooks, one for K3-6th grade students & one for 7-12 grade students. Yearbooks are delivered at the end of the school year. There are separate yearbook order links for each yearbook, please see order information below:
- K3-6th grade yearbooks will cost $15 – order online at ybpay.com – code is 14324523
- 7-12th grade yearbooks will cost $25 – order online ybpay.com code is 14880023
!!!! OPT-IN TO TEXT MESSAGING: This will allow you to receive updates regarding transportation changes, school newsletters, school closings and so much more. Follow these instructions to ensure you are receiving important information:
- Families should send a text message to: 67587 to connect to the new system.
- In the message, send Y or YES to ensure that you continue to receive important texts from your school and district.
Parent/Student Handbook on Rights, Responsibilities, and Discipline