Newsletter October 2021

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October 2021
Arcadia Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
Hello, Fall!
Fall Picture Day — October 5
We have just completed another great month of school! Our
Annual Pumpkin Painting Week
students are happy to return to school, and they have adjusted
— October 25-28
to the new operating procedures we have undertaken. The
progress of our current students thus far has been remarkable.
Halloween Parade (AM) & Class
We have a busy academic schedule for this month and will
Snack Party (3 PM) — Friday,
explore the spirit of autumn and the harvest season through
October 29
various projects using fall colors, pumpkins, corn, and
scarecrows. Arts and crafts related to Halloween will surely fill
Daylight Saving Time Ends
up the classroom walls.
November 7
Annual Halloween Parade - October 29
To avoid large gatherings that can contribute to the
spread of the coronavirus, we will have a virtual
celebration of the spooky holiday this year.
Children may come in Halloween costumes on the
29th and bring a set of uniforms to change to after
the celebration.
Children should wear masks (meant for COVID-19
contagion prevention) with their costumes.
In adherence to existing COVID-19 protocols, we
will not accommodate parents and guests during the
parade.
We will take a video of each class during the parade
and share the videos on Facebook and Instagram.
Please bring a bag of nut free candies for the
Uniform Donations
children. Individually wrapped bags are encouraged.
The school will provide a Trick or Treat basket for
Yes, the children do grow up quickly! We encourage
each child.
you to continue donating your gently used uniforms
to us as we keep extra uniforms on hand for
Parade Schedule:
students who may need them. Please drop by the
Infants: 10:00-10:10
office if you wish to pick up a uniform for your
Pre-Primary: 10:10-10:20
child. Kindly remember that uniforms are
Primary:10:20-10:30
mandatory for all our students over two years of
Advanced Primary: 10:30-10:40
age.
TK: 10:40-10:50
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.
Flu Season Is Here
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Flu season is here! If children exhibit fever, sore throat, diarrhea,
We are constantly updating our page with the
vomiting, or congested cough, they must stay home. Your child
activities of your children to keep our parents
must be free of any of the above symptoms for at least 24 hours
connected. Follow us on Facebook at
“Arcadia
before returning to school. Children younger than five years of
Montessori Academy” to see the exciting academic
age, especially those younger than two years old, are at high risk
and co-curricular activities at our school. Indeed,
of serious flu-related complications. A flu vaccine offers the best
the school is always a beehive of activities.
defense against getting flu illnesses that lead to missed school
days.
COVID-19 and the Flu
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, and
COVID-19 are both contagious illnesses. As
influenza season approaches, we must prepare
Immunization
ourselves and understand the difference between flu
Are your children up to date with their immunizations? Please
and COVID-19 symptoms. The two illnesses share
see the table below for the immunizations schools require
many symptoms and a COVID-19 test can confirm
according to age and grade level.
infection.
Similar symptoms of COVID-19 and the Flu:
- Fever, feeling feverish, and/or chills
- Cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle pain or body aches
- Headache
- Some people may experience vomiting or
diarrhea. However, this is more common in
adults.
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.
Montessori at Home
A Request to the Parents On Wearing Masks
Many parents have asked how they may incorporate
All parents, guardians and any adults approaching the
Montessori at home. Getting the children involved with
Sign-In and Sign-Out area MUST wear a mask, NO
chores, cleaning up, making the beds, or preparing meals,
EXCEPTIONS!
are excellent ways to apply the practical life skills they learn
Our students are the most vulnerable as they are not
at school. The children love being independent and helping
vaccinated. Please protect our children, do it for their
with chores. They use science skills when they name the
safety. Thank you.
various fruits and vegetables served at home. Don’t be
surprised if your child tells you the parts of a fruit they are
eating.
Holiday List Update
Please see the next page for the updated Holiday List for
2021 - 2022.
November 11 - Veterans Day is a regular School
Homework
day.
Since Christmas and New Year fall on a Saturday,
Our parents have asked how they could further help their
December
23-24 school will be closed in
children at school. Doing homework with the children is one
observance of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
way to do this, as it gives the parents a perspective on their
December
30-31 school will be closed in
child’s academic progress. Another way is reading with your
observance of New Year's Eve and New Year's
child. Parents may have their children read to them or help
Day.
the children read a favorite book. This routine is an
excellent way to develop a life-long love for reading.
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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