Newsletter October 2021

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October 2021
Princeton Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
Annual Pumpkin Painting Week
October 11-15
Hello, Fall!
Halloween Parade — Friday,
October 29
We have just completed another great month of school! Our
students are happy to return to school, and they have adjusted
Daylight Saving Time Ends
November 7
to the new operating procedures we have undertaken. The
progress of our current students thus far has been remarkable.
November 25-26: School closed -
Thanksgiving and Day After
We have a busy academic schedule for this month and will
explore the spirit of autumn and the harvest season through
various projects using fall colors, pumpkins, corn, and
December 23-24: School closed -
Christmas Eve and Christmas Day
scarecrows. Arts and crafts related to Halloween will surely fill
up the classroom walls.
December 30-31: School closed -
New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Annual Halloween Parade - October 29
Please join us for a safe and socially distant Halloween
celebration. To avoid large gatherings that can
contribute to the spread of the coronavirus, we will
have a virtual celebration of the spooky holiday this
• Children may come in Halloween costumes on the
29th and bring a set of clothes to change into after
the celebration.
• Children should wear masks (meant for COVID-19
contagion prevention) with their costumes.
• In adherence to existing COVID-19 protocols, we
will not accommodate parents and guests during the
• We will take a video of each class during the parade
and share the videos on Facebook.
• Students may each donate a bag of individually
wrapped candies to be shared with the class.
Individual goody bags are encouraged.
• The school will provide a Trick or Treat basket for
each child.
Princeton Montessori Academy — 922 E. Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001 — (626) 794-2244 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Please Like Us On Facebook
Flu Season Is Here
We are constantly updating our page with the activities
Flu season is here! If children exhibit fever, sore throat,
of your children to keep our parents connected. Follow
diarrhea, vomiting, or congested cough, they must stay
us on Facebook at “Princeton Montessori Academy” to
home. Your child must be free of any of the above symptoms
see the exciting academic and co-curricular activities
for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Children
at our school. Indeed, the school is always a beehive
younger than five years of age, especially those younger
of activities.
than two years old, are at high risk of serious flu-related
complications. A flu vaccine offers the best defense against
getting flu illnesses that lead to missed school days.
COVID-19 and the Flu
Influenza, commonly known as the flu, and
Are your children up to date with their immunizations?
COVID-19 are both contagious illnesses. As influenza
Please see the table below for the immunizations schools
season approaches, we must prepare ourselves and
require according to age and grade level.
understand the difference between flu and COVID-19
symptoms. The two illnesses share many symptoms
and a COVID-19 test can confirm infection.
Similar symptoms of COVID-19 and the Flu:
- Fever, feeling feverish, and/or chills
- Cough
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Fatigue (tiredness)
- Sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Muscle pain or body aches
- Headache
- Some people may experience vomiting or diarrhea.
However, this is more common in adults.
Princeton Montessori Academy — 922 E. Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001 — (626) 794-2244 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.
Montessori at Home
A Request to the Parents On Wearing Masks
Many parents have asked how they may incorporate Montessori
All parents, guardians and any adults approaching
at home. Getting the children involved with chores, cleaning up,
the Sign-In and Sign-Out area MUST wear a mask,
making the beds, or preparing meals, are excellent ways to apply
the practical life skills they learn at school. The children love
being independent and helping with chores. They use science
Our students are the most vulnerable as they are
skills when they name the various fruits and vegetables served at
not vaccinated. Please protect our children, do it
for their safety. Thank you.
Our parents have asked how they could further help their children
at school. Doing homework with the children is one way to do
this, as it gives the parents a perspective on their child’s academic
progress. Another way is reading with your child. Parents may
have their children read to them or help the children read a
favorite book. This routine is an excellent way to develop a life-
Holiday List Update
long love for reading.
Please see the next page for the updated Holiday
List for 2021 - 2022.
November 11 - Veterans Day is a regular
School day
Since Christmas and New Year fall on a Saturday,
December 23-24: school will be closed in
observance of Christmas Eve and
Christmas Day.
December 30-31: school will be closed in
observance of New Year's Eve and New
Year's Day
Princeton Montessori Academy — 922 E. Mendocino Street, Altadena, CA 91001 — (626) 794-2244 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

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