Newsletter December 2021

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Montessori Academy of Arcadia
Dates to Remember
December 2021
December 20: Pajama Party and Holiday
Movie
December 21: Christmas Program: Zoom
Show
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of
the Year
December 22: Secret Santa Gift Exchange
The spirit of Christmas is in the air. The
and Christmas Luncheion
children have been happily practicing their
winter songs and dances, and the staff has put
December 15 - 29: Movement in Education
up many festive decorations. The students
December 23/24 - 30/31: School Closed for
have been making many beautiful arts and
Christmas and New Years
crafts to adorn the classroom walls.
We have planned many activities for this
month to celebrate the season and to provide
opportunities for our children to let their
empathy for others blossom.
Donations
Thank you, dear parents and family, for
your generous donations of books, toys, and
uniforms!
The children benefit from these items. We
May this merry season of Christmas bring
also impress on them the importance of
glory to your life, peace to your mind, and joy
caring for books and toys so that they may
to your heart!
be enjoyed by many more students and to
lessen our carbon footprints.
Covid-19 Updates
We would like to thank the Montessori
community for their continued cooperation in
following the pandemic guidelines.
Although we have learned about encouraging
news regarding the vaccine, we are also
learning about different variants of the
A Few Friendly Reminders….
Covid -19 virus. We need to continue to be
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vigilant about following the protocols,
especially in the winter.
The school is always abuzz with many
activities. We try to capture these beautiful
The teachers and staff implement these
moments in pictures and share them with
guidelines not only in the children’s daily
you through Facebook.
activities but will also do so with the
upcoming special activities.
Chilly Days
We are also asking that the parents get their
Please remember to send a coat or sweater
children checked by the doctor if their child
with your children. It has been chilly these
exhibits flu-like symptoms. A covid test is
days and we want to keep the children nice
required for the child to return to school.
and warm when they go out for playtime.
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November Was an Eventful
Month
Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
November has always been a time to
think and be grateful for the blessings in
our lives.
Our children celebrated Thanksgiving
in the classroom with a traditional feast
while reflecting upon all the gifts we
are truly blessed with.
The children also had a lot of fun
decorating the classrooms with fun and
creative arts and crafts.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia — 940 W. Duarte Rd, Monrovia, CA 91016 — T: (626) 447-2246 —
Email: arcadiamontessoriacademy@gmail.com— H:6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
December 20 – Holiday Movie and
December 21 - Christmas Program
December 22 – - Secret Santa Gift
Exchange and Luncheon
Pajama Day
(Zoom Show)
To celebrate the festive spirit of giving
We are planning an unforgettable
The children love to sing and dance, and
Christmas pajama tradition for our
these days, they have been working on
and receiving, students will be
students as we settle in for a fun-filled
their dance moves and songs. They will
participating in a Secret Santa Game this
holiday movie by the Christmas tree.
be performing for the other classes on
month.
December 20th. We hope to share these
We appreciate you providing a wrapped
Please have your child come in warm
videos with our Montessori community
book with your child's name to continue
and comfortable pajamas to school.
our annual tradition of teaching young
Students are encouraged to bring their
children the importance of altruism,
favorite toy or board game to school.
selflessness, and generosity.
Cookies and hot chocolate will be
The last day to bring a wrapped book is
served to make it a perfect afternoon.
December 16th.
We will be capturing memorable
moments of our students participating in
the holiday ritual of gift-giving under
December 23/24 - School Closed
the Christmas Tree.
The school will be closed on
Please remember to dress your child for
December 23rd and 24th for the
the occasion (ideally in red, green, gold,
holidays.
and other holiday colors) as we
December 15 - December 29
celebrate the joy of Christmas with our
Have yourself a very Merry
Movement in Education
children.
Christmas!
One important aspect of Montessori in-
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struction is the analysis of movement.
candid moments.
December 30/31–- School Closed
The children have minds that are like
sponges, and they learn by copying.
The school will be closed on
December 30th and 31st for the New
As the teachers demonstrate the use of ma-
Year. May every day of the New
terials such as the Pink tower, the children
Year glow with good cheer and
copy the way the cubes are held, pay atten-
happiness for you and your family!
tion to the dimension of each piece, and
January 3rd, 2022 - Classes Resume
when it’s their turn to work on their own,
develop their concentration by repeating
the exercise until their natural curiosity is
Montessori Academy of Arcadia — 940 W. Duarte Rd, Monrovia, CA 91016 — T: (626) 447-2246 —
Email: arcadiamontessoriacademy@gmail.com— H:6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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