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Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Exciting Stuff!


Exciting Stuff!

Elizabeth Topliffe

I usually use these notes to give you a glimpse into classrooms and life at school. Today, I wanted to share with you several exciting things happening for our school outside the classroom.  

New Website--We have officially updated our website.  It has an new look and information about the school.  We will be adding parent-only portals and a blog as we move forward.  Going forward, you'll be able to find archived newsletters and notes there.  It is also optimized for mobile phone access.  Say so long to searching through old email!  Check it out here.

Snowball Dance--Only one week until the Snowball Dance!  For those of you new to the school, this is a fun event for all school families.  Kids dress up, dance, eat pizza and enjoy the photo booth.  We hope to see you at the Wave Room next Friday at 6:00.  All ages welcome!

Steven Hughes--I'm very excited that SSMS will be welcoming Steve Hughes to Grand Rapids.  Dr. Hughes is an expert in brain development and developmental education.  He speaks with passion and from research about the need for education reform in the United States.  He also has great pointers for parents and educators alike.  Please join us on February 19 at the Loosemore Auditorium on GVSU's campus for this event!

We are also looking for volunteers for the event.  If you would like to volunteer, click here.

Auction--Our Auction for the Love of Learning will take place on March 21 at Frederik Meijer Gardens.  This year we have a theme!  We heard from you that you would like the event to include time to just have fun and laugh.  So, we're asking you to put on your 1983 vintage clothing and come prepared to, like, party.  Why 1983? That is the year SSMS was founded!!  Be prepared for some throwback fun with staff!

Upper Elementary Activities--I also wanted to let you know that our upper elementary students will be traveling to Nature's Classroom Institute in Wisconsin from February 23 through February 27 and that several of our upper elementary students will be representing Brazil and Cuba at the Montessori Model United Nations Conference on March 13 and 14.

I'm truly excited to have so many positive things happening right now.  I hope you are also!



PS--David Bowie's "Let's Dance" was a hit in 1983.  If you were alive in 1983, I'd love to hear your favorite tune from that year!