Newsletter February 2021

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February 2021
Montessori Academy of Arcadia
Dates to Remember:
Happy Day of Hearts
*February - Black
We are halfway through the school year! The resilience that our families and
History Month
students have shown has been truly inspiring. We are grateful for the
cooperation and support that the parents have shown during these times.
*February 12 -
The steady decrease in the number of daily new coronavirus cases gives us
Chinese New Year
much hope of returning to some sort of normalcy in our lives, although we
continue to take all measures to prevent the spread of the disease in our
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school and community. Our thoughts and prayers are with our families who
Valentine’s Day
have been affected by the virus.
To complement what the children are learning during this time, we have
planned some fun activities. We will emphasize the importance of kindness,
*February 15 -
compassion, and appreciate the bonds we share. We wish everyone a Happy
Presidents’ Day -
Day of Hearts!
School Closed
February 12 - Valentine’s Snack Celebration
Every February
14, people exchange greeting
cards, candy, flowers, and gifts, all in the name of
St. Valentine. For children, it is a wonderful
opportunity to show appreciation for their friends
and the people they love. We will be celebrating
the occasion with a snack party and the students
are encouraged to dress in red, pink, or purple.
February 12 - Valentine’s Day Card Exchange &
Goody Bags
Our students will exchange Valentine’s Cards and goody
bags on Friday, February 12, 2021. The following are
some suggested items for the goody bags: pencils,
erasers, small toys, notepads, coloring books, crayons,
and other creative materials. For the safety of our
students, we discourage parents from sending candies in
the goody bags. Kindly contact your child’s teacher if
you need more information. We are looking forward to a
fun-filled Valentine’s Day.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
February 12 - Chinese New Year Celebrations
Special Lunch Menu for Chinese New Year
Chinese New Year is a traditional holiday celebrated at the
Egg Fried Rice
turn of the Chinese calendar. It is a great opportunity for
Vegetarian Noodles
our students to expand on their knowledge and embrace
Stir-fry Vegetables
diversity. We will celebrate this special occasion and learn
Orange Chicken
more about Chinese customs and traditions. Additionally,
students will learn about China - its people, geography, and
other interesting facts during the week. The children may
also dress in red & gold colored festive attire on the 12th.
February is Black History Month
Our students will focus this February on learning
about the lives of Black Americans, their history,
heritage, and contributions to our country. We will
celebrate their achievements by learning about their
incredible journey. We hope children will be
February 15 — Presidents’ Day
inspired by the courage, strength, creativity, and
talents of our American heroes.
Presidents’ Day honors all past presidents of the United
States. The third Monday of February has been fittingly
selected to commemorate the birthdays of George
Washington, the first President, and Abraham Lincoln,
the 16th president who dedicated his life to preserving
the Union. The school will be closed on Monday,
February 15 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
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with the activities of your children to
keep our parents connected. Follow us
on Facebook at “Montessori Academy
of Arcadia” to see the exciting academic
and co-curricular activities at our school. Indeed, the
school is always a beehive of activities!
Uniform Donations
We encourage all our parents to donate their child’s
outgrown and gently used uniforms. Kindly
remember that uniforms are mandatory!
Used Book Donations
Reading to children is one of the most effective ways
for strong cognitive development. Our Montessori
program includes a rigorous reading program, and our
teachers are always in search of exciting books to read
to the class. We strongly encourage our parents to
donate their child’s used books to our class library.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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