Newsletter May 2021

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April - May 2021
Montessori Academy of Arcadia
Dates to Remember:
Happy Spring!
April 22 — Earth Day
You may notice that the flowers are blooming as the weather gets
April 30 — National Arbor
warmer. The children look forward to being outdoors, not only to
Day
play and be with their friends but to experience the sights and
May 3-7 — Teacher
sounds of spring.
Appreciation Week
It’s rewarding to watch the children grow and flourish as they
May 5 — Cinco De Mayo
master many new skills. In the meantime, we are delighted to learn
Celebration
that California has among the lowest coronavirus positivity rates in
May 7 — Mother’s Day
the country. As more than half of the eligible residents in California
Celebration
are vaccinated, we are hoping for brighter days in the coming
May 31 — Memorial Day -
months with life getting back to normalcy.
School Closed
April 22 — Earth Day: “Restore Our Earth”
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Our focus for this year’s Earth Day is to
Our children, dressed in beautiful spring attires,
impress on our students the ways of
celebrated Easter at school and enjoyed a traditional
reducing our carbon footprint. To
Easter lunch to mark this annual holiday. To complete
commemorate the true meaning of Earth
the celebration, we hosted a gift hunt modified for
Day, our children will learn more about being
safety measures.
environmentally conscious citizens of the world. Our
discussions will focus on reducing the number of natural
resources, such as electricity and water, that we are
consuming.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246 —
Email: ArcadiaMontessoriAcademy@gmail.com — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
April 30 — National Arbor Day
May 3 - 7 — Teacher Appreciation Week
Each classroom will help plant a tree in our school
Our teachers continually work hard and dedicate
backyard on April 30 to celebrate National Arbor Day.
themselves to our students’ education and growth,
We have a very well-informed student body that has a
especially during the global pandemic. We encourage our
great appreciation for the benefits that we get from
students and their families to show their appreciation for all
having trees around us.
they do. In the past, many students made handwritten cards
with special messages to their teachers and have brought
flowers from their garden. Thank you to our teachers!
May 5 — Cinco de Mayo
May 7 — Mother’s Day Celebrations
Our children will be celebrating
We are still cautiously moving forward
the holiday that commemorates
from the pandemic and taking as many
the victory of the Battle of Puebla,
safety precautions as needed. Hence, we
to honor Mexican culture and build
will not be hosting our annual Mother’s
community solidarity. Students will
Day Breakfast this year, for the second
participate in festivities with traditional attires, music,
time in a row. Our children will have painting
crafts, and special studies about Mexican history and
projects they will take home, to show their love and
heritage. A special authentic Mexican lunch will be served
special bond with their mothers and mother figures.
on that day. More details to follow.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246 —
Email: ArcadiaMontessoriAcademy@gmail.com — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
May 31 - Memorial Day
Celebrating Birthdays at School
The school will be closed on Monday,
As life resumes back to normal, our children look forward
May 31 in honor of the men and
to celebrating birthdays with their friends at school.
women who died while serving in the
Please remember that all birthday treats must be
United States military.
individually wrapped so that the children can take them
home to be opened with their family’s guidance. Please do
not send treats that have tree nuts or peanuts in them.
Uniform Donations
Please remember to donate your child’s gently used
uniforms to our school. Parents can always contact our
office to check the availability and sizes of the donated
uniforms.
Updated California Travel Guidelines
Traveling increases the risk of getting COVID-19 and
infecting others in our student population until you are
fully vaccinated. For this reason, we kindly ask you to
delay non-essential travel, until you are fully vaccinated. If
you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to test or
quarantine before or after travel within the United States
unless you have symptoms concerning COVID-19. If you
have not been vaccinated, you must get tested 1-3 days
before travel and 3-5 days after travel. After travel, self-
quarantine for
7 days, even if you have a negative
COVID-19 test result. If you did not get tested, self-
quarantine for 10 days.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246 —
Email: ArcadiaMontessoriAcademy@gmail.com — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation
All students who will be celebrating their fifth birthday
between
9/2/20 and
9/1/21 and who would have
completed a minimum of five months of continuous
enrollment (in person or online) by June 11 will be
eligible to graduate from preschool. All children who
will be celebrating their sixth birthday between 9/2/20
and 9/1/21 and who would have completed a minimum
of five months of continuous enrollment (in person or
online) by June 11 will be eligible to graduate from
Kindergarten. More details on our virtual Graduation
Commencement Ceremony will soon be announced.
Late Pick-Up Fees
Please remember that our school closes promptly at 6:30
p.m. Please be considerate of our teachers and make
arrangements for your child to be picked up before the
closing time if you are not able to do so. Late pick-up fees
of $1/minute will be charged and must be paid at the time
of pick-up.
Graduation Picture Day: May 27, 2021
Graduation Picture Day is scheduled for Thursday, May
27. Please watch out for a separate flyer regarding this
event.
Terranova Standardized Achievement Test
Our Kindergarten children will be taking the
standardized test to assess our students’ achievements in
reading, language arts, math, science, social studies,
vocabulary, and spelling. These tests are for the children
who have completed our Kindergarten program and are
entering the First Grade in the 2021-2022 school year.
The Transition Kindergarten students will not be taking
the test.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246 —
Email: ArcadiaMontessoriAcademy@gmail.com — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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