Monte the Tiger's Weekly Update
News from Buena Vista Montessori ~ March 11, 2022
Hello Tiger Families -
We had another fantastic week here at Buena Vista.
This week students were engaged in reading across the states. Upper Elementary students had a friendly Across the States competition using Kahoot ( an interactive game on their interactive Board) today!
I look forward to seeing what fun next week’s, Read Across the Cultures, brings.
Enjoy your weekend!
Sunday, March 13th
- Don't forget to Spring Forward one hour!!
Monday, March 14th
- Deadline to Order the 2021/2022 Yearbook
Tuesday, March 15th
- PTA Meeting ~ 2:30 ~ Big Playground
Thursday, March 17th
- Clubs Permission Slips Due
Friday, March 18th
- High Trails Paperwork and Payment Due (3rd, 4th, & 5th Grades)
March 21st through March 25
- No School ~ Spring Break
Thursday, March 31st
- SAC Meeting ~ 2:40 ~ BV Library
The permission slips went home in Friday folders today! Please look for, complete, and return those slips by Thursday next week. You'll receive email confirmation of the clubs schedule and what to expect!
High Trails Updates
If your child is going to High Trails in April, there is a VERY IMPORTANT deadline for you next week!!
- March 18th is the deadline for ALL of the paperwork and payment in full.
Reminder, Ms. Karen B. in the office is a Notary. Please reach out to her to schedule an appointment to get the Medical POA notarized.
Anyone who submitted a scholarship application will hear from Ms. Carrie early next week.
News from the Library
Buena Vista Read-a-Thon Begins!
Let the reading begin!
The Read-a-Thon and Read to Feed Fundraiser began on March 9th.
Let’s see how many books we can read as a school in the next 4 weeks!
I will be reaching out at the beginning of each week with new reading challenges based on our reading focus for the week.
If your child is doing the Read to Feed Fundraiser and you are still working on pledges, feel free to finish them up as your child starts reading.
March 9th thru 11th: Across the States
This week we are focusing on books set in our great 50 states. Classes will be traveling to all corners of the United States from right in their classrooms using books and our new ViewSonic interactive boards!
Weekly Reading Challenge:
Read through as many states as you can!
Here is a list to get you started! Books from all 50 States and Washington D.C.
Please reach out to, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
It's not to late to sign up for Read to Feed: A Fundraiser for Heifer International!
By participating in this reading program with other students at Buena Vista Montessori, you are helping Heifer International to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. Gifts of livestock and training help lift families from poverty to self-reliance. All money raised will go directly to the purchase of livestock and trainings.
For more information feel free to visit their website, www.heifer.org.
Send your child's green enrollment form in to school and we will send them home with a packet the next day!
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School Highlight - AAFCU Art Show
News from Your PTA
March PTA Meeting
Tuesday, March 15th, 2:30pm
924 West Pikes Peak Avenue
Colorado Springs, CO
Your PTA Needs YOU!
The PTA is looking for three volunteers to serve Buena Vista on the PTA board starting in July. There are two positions for Co-President and one position for Secretary. The term for the new board members is for the next two years. Our current treasurer will still be on the board next year. If you are interested in running please email email@example.com to learn more – we would love to have you join us!
Easy Ways to Help Out the BV PTA
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.
News from the School Accountability Committee
What is the School Accountability Committee (SAC)?
SAC Chair Position Opening
"A chair will be elected from the SAC membership. A vice chair or co-chair and secretary may also be elected. The term of office will be one or two years, and may be renewed at the discretion of the SAC. The chair, co-chair, and/or vice chair should be a parent/guardian elected from the parent/guardian representatives on the SAC. Officers will be elected by the majority of the membership present at the last meeting of the existing school year or at the first meeting of the next school year but no later than September 1 of each year.
The Chair will preside at all meetings, appoint subcommittee chairs as needed and, in general, conduct the business of the committee. The Chair or Secretary (if elected) will take minutes of the meetings, record attendance and provide a written copy for the records. The Chair will also ensure that the school community has been notified and has the opportunity to participate in DAC/SAC/Parent/Guardian work sessions and conferences sponsored by the District DAC."
If you have a heart for BV and feel that you would like to chair the SAC at Buena Vista, please reach out to Ms. Karen B. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
News from the Health Room
My Child is Not Feeling Well. Now What?
The list below refers only to new symptom or a change in usual symptoms. A student should not be kept home for usual symptoms they experience due to a chronic condition unless they are worse than usual. These guidelines are in additional to your regular school guidance (for example, a student with vomiting symptoms should also not attend school based on usual school guidance).
If you student is experiencing any potentially life-threatening symptoms, please call 911.
If any of the following symptoms are present, keep the child at home / stay at home. Inform Ms. Karen B. in the office via phone call (719-328-4100) or email email@example.com.
- Feeling feverish, having chills, or temperature of 100.4F or higher.
- New or unexplained persistent cough.
- Shortness of breath.
- Difficulty breathing.
- Loss of taste or smell.
- Muscle aches.
- Sore throat.
- Nausea or vomiting.
- Runny nose or congestion.
COVID Protocol Updates
- For students of any age, and staff riding D11 buses for any purpose (e.g., to and from school, activities, field trips, etc.), in alignment with the Federal mandate, face coverings on all D11 buses are required.
- For students ages 11 and under, in alignment with local and state guidance, face coverings are not required, but still recommended (as of Monday, December 13th) while learning indoors.
- For students/staff ages 12 and over, in alignment with local and state guidance, face coverings are not required, but still recommended (as of Monday, December 13th) for anyone who is 12+ years regardless of vaccination status.
- We will continue with our diligent handwashing and sanitizing efforts throughout the school day. Including, but not limited to; after recess, before and after lunch, before and after specials, etc.
- Our children and staff will continue to clean and sanitize the classrooms daily. Our custodial staff will clean and sanitize the building and playgrounds daily, as well.
- The current guidelines indicate a three-foot space between each person. We will do our best to honor that guideline throughout the school day. However, due to the structure of our learning community, the social distancing is not always possible.
For additional resources and information from the State and local health agencies, please visit the following link:
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