Newsletter November 2020

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November 2020
Princeton Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
As the Months Get Colder
*November 1
Daylight Saving Time
Thanksgiving is upon us, a time to reflect within us to be thankful for the
Ends
people and graces in our lives. This month provides us with a wonderful
*November 11
opportunity to teach and model gratitude and appreciation to our young children
Veterans Day Observed:
in so many ways. Young children typically begin to show appreciation for
School Closed
tangible items such as their toys, their blanket, or their favorite snack. As they
grow older, they begin to express appreciation for abstract qualities such as
*November 24
friendship and kindness. During most times of the year, we tend to get swept up
Annual Thanksgiving
by the hustle and bustle of our everyday happenings. This month, we will take
Luncheon
time to reflect on what is profoundly important in our lives, and return to
thoughts of generosity,
warmth,
and hope. Happy Thanksgiving to all our
*November 26-27
families!
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.
Princeton Montessori Academy — 922 E. Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001 — (626) 794-2244 —
princetonmontessoriacademy@gmail.com — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:00 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 24 - Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. We
will be hosting our Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for our
students on Thursday, November 24. 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.
Princeton Montessori Academy — 922 E. Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001 — (626) 794-2244 —
princetonmontessoriacademy@gmail.com — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Please Like Us On Facebook!
We are constantly updating our page with the
activities of your children to keep our parents
connected. Follow us on Facebook at
“Princeton 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 working on the vaccine
development. We are steadfast in our hope that a
vaccine for COVID-19 will be found soon.
Montessori at Home
Bringing Montessori principles into the home reinforces what
your child learns
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.
Princeton Montessori Academy — 922 E. Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001 — (626) 794-2244 —
princetonmontessoriacademy@gmail.com — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

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