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McMaster Middle School

Tom Strong

Mary Brandon

The McMaster Middle School is located on the Toledo Campus for levels 7 and 8. Mary Brandon and Tom Strong are the classroom’s co-teachers.

Middle School’s Hold Fifth Annual Sale

BuyLocal-cubeWest Side Montessori’s Middle School Business Committee hosts its fifth annual student-led Buy Local Sale. The sale features businesses managed in and around Toledo and brings them to you on Friday, Dec. 4, from noon to 5 p.m. in the Toledo Commons. There will be more than 20 vendors attending, including Ten Thousand Villages, Ellie’s Handmade Earrings, Willow Moon Botanicals, Simply Sweet Treats, and Mary Kay Cosmetics.

Ten Thousand Villages will be selling fair trade jewelry, home goods, and food products. Ellie Leonard, who sells handmade earrings and jewelry, is a WSM 2012 graduate. Teas, seasonings, and bath and body products will be sold by Willow Moon Botanicals. Simply Sweet Treats and Mary Kay Cosmetics will also be attending along with many more. Come support local businesses and our Middle School Business Committee at this annual event.

If you have a Lower or Upper Elementary student, be sure to child your child’s backpack for a shopping wish list. This list enables students to shop for their own gifts during the school day with your permission. Students in grades 1-3 will be partnered with a middle school student to help supervise their shopping experience.

Remember: If you ordered a poinsettia in advance of the sale, the flowers will be available for pick up on Friday, Dec. 4 until 5 p.m. A limited selection of poinsettias also will be available to purchase.

Today’s Featured Business

The WSM Middle School Buy Local Sale is fast approaching and there are many local businesses that the students are proud to showcase. One of these vendors is Leslie Rose, a West Side staff member, selling honey and maple syrup products. Her gift boxes are 100% pure and made here in Northwest Ohio. The boxes include pure honey and syrup and either a honey dipper or a hand-poured beeswax candle. They are great for teachers, coaches, and employee gifts!

This Week in Middle School:

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

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We need one more pair of waders for our Charlie and the Chocolate Factory watershed skit for tomorrow! Please let me know if you have a pair we can borrow for the day. (Update: found one!)

Watershed Watch Summit at UT leave WSM 8:35 a.m. – Return 2 p.m.
Pizza lunch is provided – students may pack if they do not want pizza
**We still have two spots for parents to attend – sign up the website

Walleye Hockey Game begins at 10:30 a.m. we will return directly following the game (around 1:00 or 1:30 p.m.)
Prior to the game we will attend a talk about careers that center around sports and the entertainment industry
Hot dog, chips and a drink are included with our game ticket- students may bring money to purchase an alternate lunch or snack
**We have two tickets for adults to attend – email Tom or Mary**

Script writing from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
For students interested in helping with the Fairy Tale Theater script

Next Week
Tuesday – Science Theme Test

No school – 11/25 – 11/30
Happy Thanksgiving

Looking Ahead
Tuesday, Dec. 1 – Welcome back to school


Friday, Dec. 4 – Buy Local Sale! Noon – 5 p.m.
All MS students will work during the sale.
**There are still two parent volunteer spots open – sign up on the website

Sponsored by West Side Montessori Middle School

poinsettiaPoinsettias for this fundraiser are grown by Schmidt Bros., Inc. located in Swanton. Schmidt Bros., Inc. is a locally-owned business which has been growing quality plants for 75 years. Their extraordinary customer service is the cornerstone of their business. We are excited to be working with them on this project again this year. The sale is extended through Tuesday, Nov. 24.

Click here to place your online order. Or download a paper form and return to the Toledo Campus office. Payment will be due when you pick up your flowers.

Poinsettia Pick Up:
Friday, Dec. 4, from 12-5 p.m. in the Toledo Commons during the Middle School 5th Annual Buy Local Sale

Colors Available:
Red – White – Marble

Product Sizes
(all plants include pot covers and protective sleeves):

4-1/2” Pots for $5
One plant in each pot with 3+ blooms

6-1/2” Pots for $10
One plant in each pot with 5+ blooms

8-1/2” Pots for $20
Three plants in each pot with 14+ blooms

Deadline: Tuesday, Nov. 24.


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Middle School students learn about our wastewater and drinking water systems. Defne Apul shared her expertise to enhance our environmental unit. Students are focusing on water quality and climate change during this year’s environmental focus. Everyone agreed that it was a fun and educational learning experience. Thank you Defne!

Do you want to see what Middle School is doing first hand? Sign up to help out!

We need Parent Chefs, Outreach drivers, and Watershed Watch volunteers.

Come spend some time in Middle School – we guarantee you’ll have fun and a learn a lot.

Hands On & Hearts In!

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Click the link below to learn more about volunteering as a Parent Chef.






This week 10/26-10/28:

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Fear Fest! Come join us! (Wednesday, October 28, 12:15 – 1:00 in the Commons)

NO POP this Wednesday due to conferences

Student Led Conferences: Please bring your middle school student with you to conferences.



Next week 11/2-11/7:

Standardized Testing Week

WSM Birthday!

Night Hike! Saturday, November 7, 6pm – 8pm

Students in grades 6-8 are invited and parents are welcome, too!

We will have a night hike and other fun activities on our campus: flashlight tag, a fire, S’mores, and more!

Dress warm, bring a flashlight, and get ready for some fall fun in the dark!