SSM will be completely closed Monday, May 19th, in honor of Memorial Day. Enjoy the extended weekend!
In celebration of Father's day we invite our dads (guardian, grandfather, uncle, etc.) to enjoy a breakfast with their children. Donuts, fruit, and beverages will be served. Coffee & tea will also be available for adults.
Lower elementary and primary students take their moment on stage to receive their completion/participation certificate. This year, the event will take place in the neighboring field at 11:00am. Parents are welcome to come snag a seat as early as 10:30am. Food will be provided by a handful of vendors. All festivities will conclude by 2:30pm. Please be sure to take all your student’s belongings home at 3:00pm when the school closes.
*Toddler and elementary before/after school care program will have a normal schedule.
Parents and students are invited to bring donations and/or volunteer at our Spring Garage Sale. Students can also sign up to work a lemonade stand.
Bring donations as early as April 15th!
We're off to StoryBook Theater in Renton to see A Little Mermaid! Tuesday, April 18th Mrs. Venable and Mrs. Chappell's classes head out at 10:30am with plans of being back no later than 2:00pm. We will be eating lunch at the venue, please pack your child a disposable lunch.
MOONSTONE & RUBY CLASSES
We're off to StoryBook Theater in Renton to see A Little Mermaid! Wednesday, April 13th Mrs. Bosmans and Ms. Kat's classes head out at 9:00am with intentions of being back no later than 12:30 for lunch. Please have children arrive no later than 8:50am.
QUARTZ & SAPPHIRE CLASSES
Photographers will be here to capture class photos and individual photos for those who missed it in the fall.
April 12: Quartz & Sapphire
April 13: Moonstone & Ruby
Dr. Iulia Vlad of Common Sense Nutrition plans to visit SSM this month! Her expertise and resources will help parents think through how to curb sugar cravings, brainstorm lunch ideas ans assist with establishing healthy eating habits. She will also discuss how diet impacts student performance.
Childcare is available! Please email or call the school office to sign your student up!
Parents and kids can gather at the Mel Korum YMCA for Open Gym! Enjoy a great time running out some energy while connecting with other families! Parents must be present with students.
8:45am to 9:30am: Students 4 years old and younger
9:30am - 10:15am: Students 5 years old and older
Each year Stepping Stones celebrates Dr. Seuss' birthday by inviting everyone to come to school in their pajamas and bring in their favorite Dr. Seuss books! This day will be filled with related crafts and lots of reading.
Stepping Stones is closed all day in celebration of our first president, George Washington.
It might not be spring, but it's definitely time to clean! Friends and family are invited to join in a number of SSM projects Sunday, February 19th from 10am to 12pm. Let us know you can make it by email email@example.com!
Parents are encouraged to connect with teachers regarding their students’ progress. Progress reports will be reviewed and discussed. Sign up for your students’ conference in his/her classroom. Sign-ups will open Monday, February 13th.
Help raise funds and items for homeless and abandoned animals in Auburn! Monetary donations can go in the jar outside the front office and supplies in the bin. Donations will be accepted through March 1st. This is a great opportunity for students to show compassion and care. Supply suggestions have been emailed to families and posted outside the office.
For students completing their third year cycle and/or their kindergarten year, it’s most likely time to consider what elementary program he/she will transition to. For those considering Stepping Stones Lower Elementary program, you’re invited Thursday, January 26th, 2017 at 7:00pm to hear more about what our program offers!
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., school will be closed.
This year we will be closed entirely for winter break (no camps provided). Happy Holidays!
Throughout the month of December, we will be hosting a supply drive to help our local food bank. We are very excited to give back to our community this holiday season and spread love and kindness where ever we can. This month we will have 3 “giving boxes” that everyone is welcome to donate to. The family box, the bathroom box, and the pet box.
THE FAMILY BOX: This box will collect food and snacks for families just like yours. This box is for non-perishable food items and labeled canned foods.
THE BATHROOM BOX: This box will collect average bathroom items for all ages. From shampoo to hairbrushes. Anything you like using in the morning is welcome in this box.
THE PET BOX: This box will collect dry or canned food for pets in need. Also, small toys for pets to play with.
Anything you are willing and able to donate with help. Thank you so much for helping our small Stepping Stones community to reach out and help others. We will end the collection on December 16th.
BOXES ARE LOCATED IN THE SCHOOL AGE ROOM.
Stepping Stones is closed all-day Thursday & Friday for those who celebrate Thanksgiving. Enjoy the long weekend!
It's one of our favorite times of the year! We invite all of our families to join us in a celebration of family, friendship, and community. Dinner will be served, as well as short performances by your children. Please pick up complimentary tickets from the school office.
Please have students at Calvary Community Church by 5:45pm.
We close this day to honor all of our past, present, and future Veterans. We appreciate each and every one of you!
Students & teachers get to wear their PJ's to school! We ask that children do not wear any Halloween costumes to school.
Strap on that smile! Students in our Primary and Lower Elementary Programs get their individual pictures taken. In addition to these pictures being used in our yearbook, parents are able to purchase photos.
Stepping Stones heads up to Maris Farms for our first field trip of the year! We are inviting children in Primary, Lower Elementary, and our Before and After School Programs to join. Each child will get to pick out one small pumpkin to take home. What better way to start out the fall season?!
As the school year kicks off, teachers would love to get to know you better or re-connect from the previous school year. You will find a sign-up chart in either your child's class or near the sign in/out table.
The 2016-17 School Year begins Wednesday, September 6th! We so look forward to spending time with your children, as well as getting to know you better.
Back to School Night gives you and your student opportunity to "settle in" before the big first day. Parents can complete paperwork, pay tuition, drop off emergency packs and organize cubbies. Students connect with teachers and are invited to enjoy healthy snacks.
First year families are asked to participate in our New Parent Orientation taking place at 6:45pm as part of the Back to School Event. Jody Bosmans, our School Director, will share what you can expect from our teachers and staff, and consequently, what we as a school expect from parents and students. This is a valuable time of connection!
Students attending Sumner and Puyallup school districts are invited to be at SSM all day. Children are welcome to bring anything with wheels that does not run electronically (or on gas) to SSM. Please send helmets as well. They are mandatory. We'll most likely ride over to Maple Lawn so release forms are necessary for this day too.
Stepping Stones is closed Monday, May 30th, in honor of Memorial Day.
Enjoy your weekend!
Students attending Sumner school district are invited to be at SSM all day. The group is venturing out to Loyalty Park as well as the Ryan House Museum. Departure time is 10:00am, returning to SSM around 3:00pm. We will have snacks and lunch on our outing. Please pack a sack lunch for your child.
Please note: A sense of humor is a must! Be prepared to participate in fun activities guaranteed to make you laugh and get to know the ladies of Stepping Stones Montessori!
Access Ladies Wine Night by arriving with the following:
- Your favorite bottle of wine (it's wine tasting at it's finest!)
- Comfy clothes..sweat/yoga pants, etc. Do NOT come dolled up!
- Lastly, bring a willing personality ready to laugh and enjoy the evening!
Appetizers and desserts will be provided. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the office at 253.863.3680.