Newsletter June 2020

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Princeton Montessori Academy
Upcoming Dates
Academic Summer Camp
June 15th-August 7th
Father’s Day
June 21st
Summer Day Camp
August 10- August 21st
First Day of School:
August 24th
Welcome back!
We are thrilled to have our students back in school! First and foremost, we hope all our families are safe and well.
The last two months have been extremely challenging for all of us. At the same time, we learned the
importance of being resilient, flexible, skilled, and creative in meeting the rapidly changing needs
of our children and the community. With your well-being in mind, we have safely opened the
school since May 18th, keeping the safety of our returning children and staff at the forefront.
We have carefully restructured our resources to address the learning loss, vital health and
safety protocols, and the social and emotional needs of our children so that our children
may return to “new normalcy”; and continue to grow, learn, and thrive.
Eager Faces, Happy Smiles
Now that the children have returned, our students have expressed joy in being
back to school. They can receive immediate feedback from teachers, and
teachers are able to assess the children’s work in real-time and offer help in a
How do we
timely manner. Specifically, children can use the Montessori materials again
address learning
which facilitates more effective learning. Students are also very happy to be
connected again with their friends and teachers in safe and familiar
loss during the
environments. Discussing work and exchanging ideas with friends have brought
school closure
joy and delight back to their lives and in our classrooms.
due to the
The Impact of a Montessori Classroom Environment
A classroom environment certainly promotes and supports collaborative
learning, transforming children into keen learners. It also gives an
opportunity for children to engage in live discussions enhancing the
child’s critical thinking skills. The social interaction with peers and
rapport with teachers help the child develop socially. Classroom
learning also encourages the child to build his/her organizational skills;
and the teaching style can be modified according to the students’
individual needs. Hence, human interactions in a classroom
environment are undeniably much more effective and beneficial to a
child than remote learning.
Father’s Day - June 21st
On this Father’s Day, we recognize the men and father figures for
being a constant and loving presence in their children’s lives and actively
teaching them important life skills. Happy Father’s Day to all our dads!
922 E Mendocino St, Altadena, CA 91001 || Open Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm *Only during COVID-19* || (626) 794-2244 ||
Academic Summer Camp Begins - June 15th - August 7th
We have planned an Academic Summer Camp starting from June 15th. Our
Academic Summer Camp will be in full swing to keep our students well engaged
this summer and to ensure a successful transition into the fall term. Our
intention is to provide strategies and tools to fill the learning gaps that may have
occured due to the school closure. To better prepare for the program, please
contact our office by June 12th to confirm your child’s participation.
Preschool Summer Day-Camp: August 10th - August 21st
It is that season, that brightest part of the year when nature itself
celebrates life. We are in the midst of planning a fun-filled camp
beginning August 10th while taking a series of steps to keep the
children and staff safe. Children will be grouped into a limited number
of campers following social distancing, wearing masks, and adhering
to strong sanitary measures. More information to follow.
FREE Childcare Tuition for Essential Workers
Are you an Essential Worker? If so, you may qualify for FREE
Childcare Tuition. Please call our office for more information on
how to qualify for free childcare tuition. California’s
classification of essential workers can be found at
The list includes, among others, health care, agriculture,
grocery and pharmacy, food service, transportation, essential
government services, and early care and education workers.
Coronavirus Vaccine
The Coronavirus vaccine research is happening at breakneck speed around
the world. The early clinical trials appear to be showing positive results.
Most experts think a vaccine is likely to become available by mid next year.
What are we
doing to
On a daily basis, the school is being sanitized and
prevent the
disinfected to the highest standards. New and advanced
spread of
equipment has been added to our cleaning tools, and
Covid-19 in our
stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols were put in
place. Our staff have been oriented and trained to
strictly follow governmental guidelines, which include
steps on social distancing-limiting grouping of students
to a small number, and the proper use of personal
protective equipment among children and staff. Strict
procedures for the intake and dismissal of students and
staff are in place. We continue to update ourselves with
the latest developments on the pandemic so that we may
adjust our procedures accordingly.
922 E Mendocino St, Altadena, CA 91001 || Open Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm *Only during COVID-19* || (626) 794-2244 ||
What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?
Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces.
Cleaning does not always kill germs. Disinfecting refers to using chemicals to kill
germs on the surfaces. We are repeatedly disinfecting frequently touched surfaces in
classrooms and common areas.
Should children wear masks?
Per CDC guidelines, students two years and older must wear a cloth face
covering as a public health measure to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
We continue to be vigilant about COVID-19 and its effect on
Based on available evidence, children do not appear to be at a higher
risk for COVID-19 than adults. Children with confirmed COVID-19
have generally presented with mild symptoms similar to cold-like
conditions. There is much more to be learned about how the disease
impacts children.
Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C)
associated with COVID-19:
MIS-C is a condition where different body parts can become
inflamed in children. Even though we do not know what
causes MIS-C, many children with this condition tested positive for
COVID-19. However, most children who were diagnosed with this
condition have gotten better with medical care. MIS-C seems to
affect older children, median age 9 to 11, whereas Kawasaki tends to
affect toddlers.
What Is Kawasaki Disease?
Kawasaki disease is an illness that causes inflammation throughout
the body. This condition most often affects children younger than 5
years old. When symptoms are noticed early and treated, kids with
Kawasaki disease begin to feel better within a few days.
922 E Mendocino St, Altadena, CA 91001 || Open Monday-Friday 7:00am-6:00pm *Only during COVID-19* || (626) 794-2244 ||

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