Newsletter October 2020

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October 2020
Palos Verdes Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
~Hello Fall~
Back to School Picture
Day — October 9
We have just completed another great month of school! Our students are
Annual Pumpkin
pleased to return to school, and they have adjusted to the new procedures
Painting Week
we have undertaken. The progress of returning students thus far has been
October 26-29
remarkable. We have a busy academic schedule for this month and will be
Halloween Parade
exploring the spirit of autumn through fall colors, pumpkins, and
October 30
Halloween related activities. A big ‘thank you’ to all our families who
Daylight Saving Time
support us in our every effort. We look forward to a productive October!
Ends — November 1 at 2
We are also happy to learn about the recent drops in COVID-19 cases and
hospitalizations in California. The continuous support and cooperation
from our community has tremendously helped us in our efforts to provide
a safe environment for everyone.
Annual Pumpkin Painting Week | Oct. 26-29
Picture Day | October 9
We will celebrate the special Halloween
Town Photo will photograph our
tradition of painting pumpkins with in-class
students on October 9. They offer a
pumpkin painting sessions the whole week
variety of portrait packages for your
of October 26-29. Kindly send a pumpkin
selection. Students must come in
of your child’s choice (labeled) to school no
their uniforms for the photo session.
later than October 23.
Virtual Annual Halloween Parade | October 30
Uniform Donations
Please join us for a safe and socially distant Halloween.
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 30th.
Yes, the children do grow up
Children must bring a set of uniforms to change into after the celebration.
quickly! We encourage you to
• Children are required to wear masks (meant for COVID-19 contagion prevention) with
continue donating your gently
the costumes. We request that children do not wear character masks.
used uniforms to us as extra
• In adherence to existing COVID-19 protocols, we will not be able to accommodate
uniforms are kept on hand for
parents and guests during the parade.
students who may need them.
Further, please drop by the
• We will take a video of each class during the parade and share the videos on Facebook
and Instagram.
office if you wish to pick up a
uniform for your child. Kindly
• Each student may donate a bag of individually wrapped candies to be shared with the
class. Individual goody bags are encouraged.
remember that uniforms are
mandatory for the children who
• The school will provide a basket for trick or treating for each child.
attend our school.
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.
Colder Weather
Flu Season
Do not let the hot weather lately
Flu season is here! If your child has a
fool you. The days cool off quite
fever, sore throat, diarrhea, vomiting,
quickly once the sun starts to set.
and/or congested cough, he/she must stay
Please send a jacket or sweater with
at home. Your child must be free from
your child each morning.
the above symptoms for at least 24 hours
French Toast website offers a
before returning to school. Children
variety of uniform options for the
younger than 5 years of age, especially
cooler weather.
those younger than 2 years old, are at high
risk of serious flu-related complications. A flu vaccine offers
the best defense against getting flu illnesses which lead to
COVID-19 and the Flu
missed school days.
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, and COVID-19 are
both contagious illnesses. As influenza season is
approaching, we must prepare ourselves and understand the
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difference between flu and COVID-19 symptoms. The two
illnesses share many symptoms and a test is needed to
confirm diagnosis of COVID-19.
We are constantly updating
our page with the activities
Similar Symptoms of COVID-19 and the Flu:
of your children to keep our
Fever, feeling feverish and/or chills
parents connected. Follow us
on Facebook at “Palos
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Verdes Montessori
Academy” to see the exciting
Fatigue (tiredness)
academic and co-curricular activities at our school.
Sore throat
Indeed, the school is always a beehive of activities!
Runny or stuffy nose
Daylight Saving Time Ends | Nov. 1
Muscle pain or body aches
As we get further into fall, the days are
Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea,
becoming shorter. Daylight Saving Time
although this is more common in adults.
ends on Sunday, November 1 and clocks
More information can be found at
will go backwards 1 hour at 2:00 a.m.
2 through 3 Months
1 Polio
1 DTaP
1 Hep B
1 Hib
Are your children up to
4 through 5 Months
2 Polio
2 DTaP
2 Hep B
2 Hib
date with their
6 through 14 Months
2 Polio
3 DTaP
2 Hep B
2 Hib
immunizations? Please see
the graphic on the left for
15 through 17 Months
3 Polio
3 DTaP
2 Hep B
the immunizations that are
On or after 1st birthday:
1 Hib*
required according to age
and grade level.
18 months through 5
3 Polio
4 DTaP
3 Hep B
1 Varicella
On or after 1st birthday:
1 Hib*
TK-12 years
4 Polio 5 DTaP 3 Hep B
2 Varicella
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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