Newsletter October 2020

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October 2020
Princeton Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
~Hello Fall~
Back to School
Picture Day
We have just completed another great month of school! Our students are pleased to
October 20
return to school, and they have adjusted to the new procedures we have undertaken.
The progress of returning students thus far has been remarkable. We have a busy
Annual Pumpkin
academic schedule for this month and will be exploring the spirit of autumn through
Painting Week
October 26-30
fall colors, pumpkins, and Halloween related activities. A big ‘thank you’ to all our
families who support us in our every effort. We look forward to a productive October!
Halloween Parade
October 30
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
Daylight Saving
community has tremendously helped us in our efforts to provide a safe environment
Time Ends
for everyone.
November 1 at 2 A.M.
Picture Day | October 20
Virtual Annual Halloween Parade | October 30
Town Photo
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
our students on
virtual celebration of the spooky holiday this
October 20. They
offer a variety of
portrait packages
• Children may come in Halloween costumes on the
for your
30th. Children must bring a set of clothes to
change into after the celebration.
selection. Please follow the instructions
given by Town Photo to order the
• Children are required to wear masks (meant for COVID-19 contagion
pictures of your children.
prevention) with the costumes. We request that children do not wear character
• In adherence to existing COVID-19 protocols, we will not be able to
accommodate parents and guests during the parade.
• We will take a video of each class during the parade and share the videos
on Facebook and Instagram.
• Each student may donate a bag of individually wrapped candies to be shared
with the class. Individual goody bags are encouraged.
• The school will provide a basket for trick or treating for each child.
Annual Pumpkin Painting Week | Oct. 26-30
We will celebrate the special Halloween
tradition of painting pumpkins with in-
class pumpkin painting sessions the whole
week of October 26-30. Kindly send a
pumpkin of your child’s choice (labeled)
to school no later than October 23.
Princeton Montessori Academy — 922 E. Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001 — (626) 794-2244 — — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Colder Weather
Flu Season
Do not let the hot weather
Flu season is here! If your
fool you. The days cool off
child has a fever, sore throat,
quite quickly once the sun
diarrhea, vomiting, and/or
starts to set. Please send a
congested cough, he/she must
jacket or sweater with your
stay at home. Your child must
child each morning.
be free from the above
symptoms for at least
hours before returning to
COVID-19 and the Flu
school. Children younger than
5 years of age,
especially those younger than 2 years old, are at
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, and COVID-19 are both
contagious illnesses. As influenza season is approaching, we
high risk of serious flu-related complications. A flu
must prepare ourselves and understand the difference between
vaccine offers the best defense against getting flu
flu and COVID-19 symptoms. The two illnesses share many
illnesses which lead to missed school days.
symptoms and a test is needed to confirm diagnosis of
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Similar Symptoms of COVID-19 and the Flu:
Fever, feeling feverish and/or chills
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Fatigue (tiredness)
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exciting academic and co-curricular
Sore throat
activities at our school. Indeed, the
Runny or stuffy nose
school is always a beehive of activities!
Muscle pain or body aches
Daylight Saving Time Ends | Nov. 1
As we get further into fall, the days
Some people may have
vomiting and diarrhea, although this is more common in
are becoming shorter. Daylight
Saving Time ends on Sunday,
More information can be found at
1 and clocks will go
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 date
with their immunizations?
4 through 5 Months
2 Polio
2 DTaP
2 Hep B
2 Hib
Please see the graphic on the
6 through 14 Months
2 Polio
3 DTaP
2 Hep B
2 Hib
left for the immunizations
that are required according
15 through 17 Months
3 Polio
3 DTaP
2 Hep B
to age and grade level.
On or after 1st birthday:
1 Hib*
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
Princeton Montessori Academy — 922 E. Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001 — (626) 794-2244 — — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

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