Newsletter July 2020

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Palos Verdes Montessori Academy
Upcoming Dates
July 3
Independence Day
School Closed
July 6
Peter Pan Movie
July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Wet & Wild Wednesdays
July 9
Pajama Day
July 13
Aladdin Movie
July 16, 23 & 30
Dress Up Days
July 20
Ratatouille Movie
July 27
Toy Story Movie
Latest News
Our Academic Summer Camp is well underway. It is filled with fun activities and
additional enrichment to keep our students engaged and challenged. We are very proud of
our students’ resilience and accomplishments during the past month. Our children have
quickly adapted to the changes and modifications we have incorporated. To our
amazement, the children are eagerly and effortlessly following the safety guidelines set forth
with a positive spirit. Moreover, our students have been busy catching up with what they
missed in the academic areas during the school closure. We want to recognize our
dedicated staff for making our school a safe and happy environment. We are
also grateful and thankful to all our parents for their encouragement, trust,
and confidence in our school. Our heartfelt thank you also goes out to our
community for their support in many wonderful ways. July brings our
country’s birthday, hot summer days, and opportunities to enjoy the great
outdoors. We are looking forward to another exciting month packed with
safe and joyful activities to make another memorable summer for our
Camp Activities
We will be having more fun this month at school while continuing our quality academics at
the same pace. Students will delve into hands-on activities, experiments, and projects that will
promote discovery, problem-solving, and learning.
Independence Day
July 4, 1776, is a historic day for Americans. It was on the 4th of July that the thirteen original
colonies declared independence from Britain, leading to the birth of our country, the United
States of America. In honor of this momentous event, the school will be closed on Friday, July
Open Enrollment 2020-2021 School Year
Though summer has only just begun, the new school year is right around the corner. We are
currently accepting applications for the new school year 2020 - 2021. The parents of returning
students will need to submit their children’s updated Emergency Contact Form (LIC 700),
Allergy and Medical Treatment Form (LIC 627), Immunization Record, along with the Annual
Registration, Book, and Material Fee of $200 to reserve a spot for the upcoming school year.
Movie Madness Mondays
Our children will enjoy a Disney movie every Monday with a bowl of popcorn. Peter Pan, Aladdin, Ratatouille, and
Toy Story are some of the classics we have selected for July.
28451 Indian Peak Rd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 || Open Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:30pm *Only during COVID-19*|| (310) 541-2405 ||
Tasty Treat Tuesdays
We will be serving special treats on Tuesdays that are guaranteed to satisfy our students. Mint Oreo Cookies with
Milk, Genie Jell-O, Graham Cracker Pizzas, and Fresh Fruit race cars are some of the treats for July.
Wet & Wild Wednesdays
Water play days are great for the hot summer. It provides extended
opportunities for learning in all developmental areas. Social distancing
will be maintained during these outdoor activities. Remember to send a
one-piece bathing suit for girls and swimming trunks and shirts for boys,
closed-toe water shoes, an extra pair of shoes, a towel, and extra clothes and
underwear in a separate Ziplock bag clearly labeled with your child’s name.
Please apply sunscreen before drop-off. Children not potty-trained will need
swimmer’s pull-ups.
Theatrical Thursdays
Dressing up isn’t just fun, it also helps our children celebrate their learning. Children are eager to
transform their wardrobe into something they conjured or imagined. This activity will allow for
self-expression. During these days, the children may dress up as a character from the movie they have
watched on Monday.
Fun & Fitness Fridays
Getting enough exercise for children is more important today than ever before. Fitness
activities can be beneficial to children in a variety of ways - mentally and physically. Our
summer camp includes modern yoga, aerobics, stretching exercises, Zumba, and other fun
physical activities for our campers.
There are two kinds of tests available for Covid-19: Tests for current
infection (viral tests) and tests for past infection (antibody tests).
An antibody test may not confirm if you have a current infection. It is
also not known yet if having antibodies can protect someone from
getting infected again, or how long any type of protection might
last. If you have symptoms and want to get tested, please call
your healthcare provider first.
Protect yourself and Others
Covid-19 spreads mainly through close contact with another
person, through respiratory droplets produced when an infected
person coughs, sneezes, or talks. These droplets can be inhaled by
people who are nearby. In general, the more closely a person interacts with others and the longer that interaction is,
the higher the risk of spread. It is also possible that a person can get infected by touching a surface or an object that
has the virus on it.
The best ways to avoid/minimize being exposed to the virus are:
- Maintain social distancing of about six feet.
- Wash hands ofen with soap and water or use a hand sanitizer that contains at
least 60% alcohol.
- Routinely clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces.
- Cover the mouth and nose with a cloth face covering when around others.
28451 Indian Peak Rd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 || Open Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:30pm *Only during COVID-19*|| (310) 541-2405 ||
Small Groups - Our student and staff groupings are as static as possible.
Face Coverings - Masks are required for all students over the age of two.
Staggering Scheduling - group activities are staggered to maintain social
Absenteeism / Leave Policies - We are closely monitoring the absenteeism of
students and staff to prevent any kind of exposure to our community. Flexible
leave policies and practices are established to enable employees to stay home if
they are exposed.
Daily Health Checks - We are conducting daily wellness checks three times a day or as
frequently as needed.
Sanitation, Cleaning, and Disinfection - We are continuously disinfecting
frequently touched surfaces and materials throughout the day.
Shared objects - We have limited/discouraged the sharing of objects. Each student is
required to bring their own supplies, and each student’s belongings are stored
separately in individually labeled cubbies.
Ventilation - We have increased the circulation of outdoor air as much as possible by
opening windows and doors as ofen as possible.
Modified Layouts - Students are encouraged to sit at least six feet apart and cots are
placed head-to-toe to increase the distance among the nappers.
Outdoor Activities - We are prioritizing outdoor activities where social distancing can be best maintained as much
as possible.
Food Service - We are using disposable food service items such as utensils and paper goods, and food is served in
individually wrapped plates.
Non-essential Visitors - For the safety of our students during the pandemic, all parents, visitors, and volunteers are
not permitted inside the facility for the time being.
Gatherings & Events - All activities such as field trips, performances, and community events are canceled until
further notice to minimize the transmission of Covid-19 to the community.
Do you need help paying for child care? You may qualify if you:
-Are working, seeking employment, going to school or in training or
-Are receiving cash aid or were terminated off cash aid in the past two years
-Funding is based on your need (working, school, training, etc.), family size and income.
Please call us at 310-541-2405 for more information
28451 Indian Peak Rd, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274 || Open Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:30pm *Only during COVID-19*|| (310) 541-2405 ||

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