Newsletter September 2020

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September 2020
Montessori Academy of Arcadia
Welcome back!
We ended our summer camp on a high note last month, with many memories to carry us over to the next
school year. The children had fun with dress-up days, water day activities, and afternoons preparing tasty
and creative snacks.
We are off to a great start with the amazing first few weeks of school under our belt where we welcomed
back our students both online and in person. The children have shown great interest and joy in learning
new things and in being with their teachers and friends.
We are excited to learn that Los Angeles County’s rate of coronavirus cases has dropped below the state’s
threshold, allowing our local government to consider schools reopening. We are anticipating the return to
normalcy, while the key virus metrics such as hospitalizations, positivity rate among those tested, and
demand for hospital beds indicate a downward trend. However, as we continue our path of recovery
from the pandemic, we are persistently cautious in our daily operations by strictly implementing
the government guidelines on hygiene, sanitation, social distancing, screening, and wearing of
appropriate masks.
Dates to Remember:
Back to School Zoom Session
Thank you for taking the time to attend the
*September 7: Labor
informative virtual sessions. It was great to have
our parents come together, even remotely. We
hope it was a great opportunity for you to meet
*September 13:
our teachers and learn more about your child’s
Grandparents Day
academic program and day-to-day activities.
September 7 - Labor Day
September 13 - Annual Grandparents’ Day
The school will be closed on Monday, September
Grandparents give unconditional love,
7th in observance of Labor Day. Our students will
wisdom, and emotional security to their
pay tribute to the American workforce for their
families. Our students will be celebrating
social and economic contributions in making our
the unique relationship they have with
country prosperous and strong. Have a safe and
their grandparents with an incredibly
happy Labor Day!
special memento made with lots of love.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Uniforms Available at the Office
School Reopening in L.A. County
Yes, the children do grow up quickly!
As the outbreak slows down in the
Thank you for the uniform donations we
Los Angeles county, school and
received in the past. We are currently not
health officials are moving cautiously
taking uniform donations due to
in easing restrictions and reopening
COVID-19. However, uniform tops in 2T,
schools. We are hopeful that with the
3T, and 4T are available for sale. Please
new normal where infection-control
drop by the office if you wish to pick up a
practices are part of our day-to-day
uniform for your child. Kindly remember that uniforms
school operations, the transmission
are mandatory for the children who attend our school.
rates among our families and
community will continue to decline.
Optimism Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
COVID-19 Saliva Test
It is particularly important to acknowledge the positive
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is working on a
developments in the control of the COVID-19 thus far,
saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19 that will cost
and we have many. Possible treatments such as cloned
less than $5.00. If the saliva test is widely adopted, it can
antibodies are becoming effective in treating the virus.
help expedite the COVID-19 testing process. If approved,
The rapid, low-cost saliva test for Covid-19 could be a
the alternative testing will help us navigate through the
game-changer in mass testing. Communities are more
pandemic more effectively even before a vaccine is
aware of the importance of wearing a mask. Safer
approved. However, it is not a rapid, at-home test that
building strategies such as using higher ventilation, better
many have suggested using daily to control the
filtration, and air-cleaning devices may help mitigate the
airborne spread. Past exposure to common-cold viruses
may help protect some people from COVID-19 infection.
The Development of the Coronavirus Vaccine
Successful vaccine trials may lead drug makers to deliver
the vaccine expeditiously. We are jubilant and proud of
There is a worldwide effort to find a vaccine for
the above progress in controlling the spread of disease
COVID-19. Typically, vaccine
during the current pandemic.
development takes years and
unfolds step by step. However,
We are also thrilled to learn that the spread of the
Russia has already announced
coronavirus is slowing in Los Angeles County, mainly
that it will begin using the
due to strict compliance of health orders and widespread
vaccine in people at high risk
even before Phase 3 trials, and
Influenza Vaccinations
China has authorized a vaccine to
be used in members of the military.
We strongly recommend all our students
The United States has set the goal of having a vaccine by
over the age of six months receive the
late fall or early winter.
influenza vaccination this year.
Preventing influenza’s spread amid the
COVID-19 pandemic is crucial in
mitigating the burden on our families
who are already overwhelmed by COVID-19. The flu and
COVID-19 share many symptoms such as fever, chills,
cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches, headaches, and
fatigue. September is an ideal month to be vaccinated to
achieve immunity throughout the flu season. It typically
takes two weeks after the flu shot for the recipients to
gain full immunity.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia, 940 W. Duarte Road, Monrovia, CA 91016 — (626) 447-2246
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Infants sleeping on Back vs. Stomach and SIDS
Recalled Infant Sleepers (Rocking Sleepers)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs typically
The U.S. Consumer Product
when infants younger
Safety Commission has issued
than one year suddenly
a safety recall on certain
and unexpectedly die
sleepers due to the infant
while sleeping. While
fatalities that have occurred as
SIDS cannot be
a result of infants rolling from
prevented or predicted,
their backs to their stomachs or
there are many ways we
sides while asleep. We
can help reduce the risk
encourage all our parents with
of sleep-related infant
infants to look into the infant sleeper recalls
deaths. Infants who sleep on their backs can clear the
ensuring their sleepers at home are safe for their
amount of carbon dioxide in their lungs.
Please Like Us On Facebook and Follow Us On Instagram!
We are constantly updating our page with the activities of your children to keep our parents
connected. Follow us on Facebook at “Arcadia Montessori Academy” and Instagram 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!
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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