Monte the Tiger's Weekly Update

News from Buena Vista Montessori ~ Friday, May 20th, 2022

Hello Tiger Families -

This has been an incredible year! Our Buena Vista community bounced right back from the hard two years we had during shut-downs and illnesses! We are looking forward to a fantastic 2022 2023 school year and are very excited to see all of the children in August!


Attached to this email, you will find the school year calendar for 2022/2023. Please keep this in a safe place for handy reference.


As we progress through the summer, please keep a watch to your email and the Buena Vista Facebook page. Messages will be coming out with the times for Meet and Greet, and the school supply lists.


Should you have any questions, please reach out to the office until June 9th and after August 1st. Ms. Karen and Ms. Alison get a little summer break, too!


From the bottom of our hearts, we thank you for sharing your children with us this year! We can't wait for next school year to witness the growth and excitement at school every day!

Included in this Issue . . .

  • Upcoming Events
  • Montessori Moment
  • News from Your PTA

Upcoming Events

Thursday, June 9th

  • The Buena Vista Office will close for the Summer at 3:00pm

Monday, August 1st

  • The Buena Vista Office will re-open
  • 7:30-3:00 Monday through Friday

Thursday, August 11th

  • D11 150th Anniversary Kick-Off Celebration

Monday, August 15th

  • Meet and Greet (times to be determined)

Tuesday, August 16th

  • First Day of the 2022/2023 School Year
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Montessori Moment

Tiger Island

Hello BV Community!


It was so fun to have a "real" Tiger Island again! Seeing all the smiles that go with a good time and a sense of accomplishment really made my day!


Among my "Top 5 things I saw on Tiger Island":

  • A group of parent volunteers playing Coconut Basketball while they were waiting for students to arrive at their challenge! They were playing hard and laughing hard. The embodiment of all that Tiger Island stands for!
  • Watching the children as they progressed through the challenges - I saw many successes and great team work to figure out the best way to be successful.
  • Teachers and Staff stepping in where ever and when ever needed to be supportive of our children! The team work of the staff makes the whole experience top-notch for the whole community!


After the festivities, lunch, and medals ceremony, our whole school watched the slideshow that was compiled throughout the day. This is a fun tradition to celebrate the hard work of all of the children! You may watch the slideshow by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/utIEmKlYkLo


I would like to thank the 45 adult and BV alum volunteers who helped out on Tiger Island! Without you, the success that we experienced wouldn't have been possible.


We are looking forward to a great 2022/2023 school year and another fantastic Tiger Island!


Have a great summer!

Ms. Carrie Delius

PE Teacher / Counselor

News from Your PTA

Thank You!

The Buena Vista Montessori PTA would like to thank everyone for all their support over this past year. With your help we were able to hold a wonderful Fall Festival and Spring Dance for our community and we were thrilled that so many of you were able to join us for them.


The Holiday Shoppe was a huge success – thanks to the parents who donated their time to help us run it. Hopefully next year we won’t be interrupted by a power outage! In case you didn’t realize it, one of our groups ended up shopping by flashlight as the stage has no windows!!


With your help we were also able to purchase a portable smartboard for the music room as well as new headphones for STEM. We also celebrated our ESPs with gifts and even provided the teachers with room service during teacher appreciation week. Thanks to all who donated to help with stocking the staffroom during the month of April – the teachers and staff were greatly appreciative. PTA also was able to help with water and snacks for Tiger Island as well as the awesome medals the kids earned with all their teamwork.


Overall it’s been a great year and we want to thank you for being part of it!


We would also like to introduce the PTA board for next year:

Co-Presidents Amanda Thomas & Delia Eberhart

Secretary Bethany Grubbs

Treasurer Callie McCarthy in her second year


We hope you will continue to support the new PTA as much as you supported us. It’s been an honor to serve our community!


Sincerely,

Teri Head Jill Collins Abbi Kelly

Easy Ways to Help Out the BV PTA

AmazonSmile

Sign up to support the BV PTA through AmazonSmile.

  • You can select Buena Vista Montessori PTA as your charity recipient when you shop online at amazonsmile.com.
  • AmazonSmile is also now available in the app on your Apple or Android devices. You can set this up in the app under "Settings">"Programs & Features".
  • If you shop for girts on Amazon, this is an easy way for you to support our students and school.
  • Be sure to ask your friends and family to select BV on AmazonSmile, as well.


You can earn money for BV PTA just by using your Loyalty Card when shopping at King Soopers.

To enroll your Loyalty Card with BV:

  • Log on to www.kingsoopers.com/communityrewards and click "Enroll Now" to sign in to your account. If you have never used your Loyalty Card online before you will have to create an account. You will need an e-mail and your Loyalty Card number or your alternate ID (often your phone#).
  • Find Buena Vista Montessori School (programs are listed alphabetically) or use our Code: UQ795 as the program you want to support!
  • You are DONE! THAT'S IT! Now whenever you shop you are earning BV PTA money!
  • This program is a big "Free Money" maker that helps to fund many great BV and PTA events and equipment.