Newsletter November 2020

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November 2020
Palos Verdes Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
*November 1 — Daylight
As the Months Get Colder
Saving Time Ends
*November 11 — Veterans
Thanksgiving is upon us, a time to reflect within us to be thankful for the
Day Observed: School
people and graces in our lives. This month provides us with a wonderful
opportunity to teach and model gratitude and appreciation to our young children
in so many ways. Young children typically begin to show appreciation for
*November 20 — Winter
tangible items such as their toys, their blanket, or their favorite snack. As they
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grow older, they begin to express appreciation for abstract qualities such as
friendship and kindness. During most times of the year, we tend to get swept up
*November 25 — Annual
by the hustle and bustle of our everyday happenings. This month, we will take
Thanksgiving Luncheon
time to reflect on what is profoundly important in our lives, and return to
*November 26-27
thoughts of generosity, warmth, and hope. Happy Thanksgiving to all our
Thanksgiving Holiday:
School Closed
October Fun
October was a fun-filled month with pumpkin painting,
decorating, and Halloween-themed crafts, not to
mention the amazing Halloween Parade and Carnival.
Our sincerest gratitude to our parents who sent treats
for our students. Our wonderful staff put together a
memorable event. The students had great fun dressing
up as their favorite characters and seeing their fellow
classmates participate in the festivities.
Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes
We celebrated the tradition of
Halloween with a week-long pumpkin
decorating session last month. Our
very own mini pumpkin patch was
glowing with happiness, creativity,
and an array of spectacular colors.
Palos Verdes Montessori Academy, 28451 Indian Peak Road, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274,
T: (310) 541-2405 — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Annual Halloween Parade
Our Costume Parade was so much fun
this year with games, crafts, music,
refreshments, and plenty of Halloween
themed foods. The creativity behind
some of the costumes was truly amazing
and gave children an opportunity to
spark their imaginations.
November 11 - Veterans Day Observed:
School Closed
Veterans Day commemorates the signing of the
Armistice which ended World War I hostilities
between the Allied nations and Germany in 1918.
On this day, our nation shows gratitude to all the
men and women who served in our Armed Forces.
The school will be closed on Wednesday, the 11th
in honor of Veterans Day.
November 25 - Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. We will
be hosting our Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for our students
on Wednesday, November 25. Our students will learn the
history, traditions, and charity associated with this incredibly
special holiday. We kindly ask that you dress your child in
festive attire for the occasion. The school will be closed on the
26th & 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Change of Weather
Kindly note that with the change of time, we will be
deviating from our regular academic schedule to
ensure ample recess time for children. Children
must have a jacket or sweater to participate in the
evening recess.
Palos Verdes Montessori Academy, 28451 Indian Peak Road, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274,
T: (310) 541-2405 — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
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activities of your children to keep our parents
connected. Follow us on Facebook at “Primanti
Montessori Academy” to see the exciting
academic and co-curricular activities at our school.
Indeed, the school is always a beehive of activities!
COVID-19 Vaccine in the Works
Pfizer announced that early data shows its
vaccine was more than 90 percent effective in
preventing COVID-19 amongst trial volunteers.
This potentially could lead to the general public
getting a vaccine by the end of the year.
However, the data released was delivered in a
news release, rather than a peer-reviewed
medical journal. The initial finding of more than
90 percent efficacy could change, according to
the New York Times, and Pfizer is continually
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working on the vaccine development. We are
steadfast in our hope that a vaccine for
COVID-19 will be found soon.
Bringing Montessori principles into the home reinforces what your
child learn at school. The American Montessori Society suggests
several ways to bridge learning at home and school:
• Getting Organized - Having a place for everything means children
understand where to find what they need and where to put things
when they’re done. An orderly space allows for fewer
distractions, allowing children to focus on the task at hand.
• Model, Invite, and Practice - Modeling and demonstrating how to
perform a new activity and inviting your child to practice fosters
independence. For young children, demonstrating an object’s
proper place rather than labeling shelf spaces encourages routine.
• Practice Real-Life Skills - Montessori students learn to sustain
themselves and their classroom through daily tasks such as
washing tables, organizing shelves, and preparing meals. They
come to see themselves as valued members of the community
which can be modeled at home by encouraging your child to help
with tasks around the home.
• Nurture Inner Motivation - In the Montessori perspective, even
praise is given sparingly, given to acknowledge a child’s effort
and dedication to accomplishing a task. This nurtures an intrinsic
motivation that will serve them for life.
Palos Verdes Montessori Academy, 28451 Indian Peak Road, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274,
T: (310) 541-2405 — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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