Monte the Tiger's Weekly Update

News from Buena Vista Montessori ~ May 6, 2022

Hello Tiger Families -

I hope you are all enjoying our last few weeks of school. BV has so many fun traditions we are able to celebrate as we close out the 2021-2022 school year. We have enjoyed, music performances, art shows, and our amazing school dance!

We are looking forward to our school book fair, Tiger Island, and special promotion events for classes. It is so nice to be able to host and participate in these special events that will be sure to create wonderful memories for us all.

We want to, one more time, thank all of the teachers at Buena Vista for their extraordinary hard work and dedication this school year! You are all STARS!!

Have a fantastic weekend,

Ms. Shannon

Included in this Issue . . .

  • Upcoming Events
  • Clubs Updates
  • Presentations of Fine Arts
  • Book Fair
  • Tiger Island
  • News from Your PTA
  • News from the School Accountability Committee
  • News from D11
  • News from the Health Room

Upcoming Events

Monday, May 9th

  • Book Fair Open 2:30-3:30pm

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Lower El Musicals 5pm and 6pm in the gym

Wednesday, May 11th

  • School Nurse Appreciation Day
  • Book Fair Open 2:30-3:30pm

Thursday, May 12th

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • SAC Meeting 9:00am ~ Online and In Person
  • Book Fair Open 2:30-3:00pm
  • Book Fair and Art Show 5:00pm-7:00pm

Tuesday, May 17th

  • PTA Meeting (Time and Place TBD)

Thursday, May 19th

  • Tiger Island!

Friday, May 20th

  • Last Day of School

Tiger Ambush Parent Questionnaire

The Clubs Committee at Buena Vista is looking for some feedback about how the after school clubs were run at BV this school year 2021-2022.

With every new endeavor there are bugs to be worked out. Please take five minutes and complete the feedback form by clicking on the link. We appreciate your help in making clubs at BV great!

After School Clubs: Tiger Ambush Parent Feedback Form

Thank you!
-BV Clubs Committee

4th Quarter Clubs/Tutoring

This is the last week for most of our clubs! Be sure to check in next Friday for an update on tutoring and clubs for the last week of school.

Monday, May 9th

  • Reading Tutoring with Ms. Michele and Ms. Chantel
  • Math Tutoring with Mr. Chad, Ms. Heidi, Ms. Casi, and Ms. Karen B.

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Reading Tutoring with Ms. Michele
  • Math Tutoring with Mr. Chad, Ms. Heidi, Ms. Casi, and Ms. Karen B.
  • Primary Authors Club with Ms. Jill
  • Kindergarten Spanish with Ms. Lulu
  • Lower El Sewing with Ms. Kirsten
  • Upper El Botany with Ms. Chantel

Wednesday, May 11th

  • PTA Art Class with Ms. Barbara Dimond

Thursday, May 12th

  • Reading Tutoring with Ms. Chantel and Ms. Michele
  • Primary Crafty Science with Ms. Casi
  • Kindergarten Spanish with Ms. Lulu
  • Elementary Mystery Science with Ms. Jill
  • Upper El Sewing with Ms. Kirsten
  • Upper El Advanced Art with Mr. Bakken

Friday, May 13th

  • Math Tutoring with Ms. Heidi
  • Primary Animal Science with Mr. Chad
  • Kindergarten ASL with Ms. Lulu
  • Lower El Storybook STEM with Ms. Marni
  • Elementary Mystery Science with Ms. Jill
  • Upper El Graphic Novel with Ms. Kirsten

Presentations of Fine Arts

Lower El Presentation of FolkTales

Dear Buena Vista Families,

It’s performance time! Can you believe it’s been two years since Lower Elementary students have had a musical performance?! Here at Buena Vista, Lower Elementary students learn about different types of folktales in music class (myths, legends, and fairytales) and choose one to make into a musical performance using folksongs and percussion instruments.

Tuesday, May 10th

5:00pm ~ Ms. Chimene's and Ms. Kirsten's classes

  • please make sure performers arrive between 4:30 and 4:45
  • Mrs. Chimene’s Class, Australia - “How the Kangaroo Got Her Pouch” (Myth)
  • Ms. Kirsten’s Class, Alaska - “The Red Skeleton” (Ghost Story)

6:00pm ~ Ms. Jill's and Ms. Karen's classes

  • please make sure performers arrive between 5:30 and 5:45
  • Mrs. Jill’s Class, Canada-“The Dance of Death” (Ghost Story)
  • Mrs. Karen’s Class, Korea-“The Blind Man and the Demons” (Ghost Story)

We look forward to this fun evening of performances by our Lower El classes!

Lower El Parents, please check out the attachment on this email, or Ms. LaShele's teacher page on the BV Website for more details.

Buena Vista 10th Annual Art Show

All of the BV Students have been working incredibly hard this year in art class! Mr. Bakken is proud to present their work for families and friends on the same night as the Book Fair!

Please plan to come to Buena Vista to peruse the 10th Annual Art Show and experience the hard work of all of the children!

Thursday May 12th

5:00 to 7:00 PM

You will also have the opportunity to purchase Buena Vista's first ever commemorative poster! Click this link to learn more!

The Book Fair is BACK!

The Scholastic Book Fair is back and it will be in person in the library!!!

The book fair will be open:
Monday May 9th:
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday May 11th:
2:30pm - 3:30pm

Thursday May 12th:
2:30pm - 3:00pm
5:00pm - 7:00pm (during the BV Art Show)

There will be a flyer for the Book Fair in your child's Friday folder April 29th for a preview of the books offered. Students will have the opportunity to preview the fair Monday May 9th during school.

Still need to find a gift for teacher appreciation?
There will be baskets of books that each teacher has picked out that they would love for their classroom. Fill out a book plate to let the teacher know who gave them the book!

An Opportunity to Volunteer!
If you would like to volunteer to work at the outside tables, helping with order forms and working the cash registers, please reply to this email!

I am beyond excited that we are able to bring you an in-person book fair in the library! Please email me if you have any questions,

Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us. This year we are raising money for comfy seating in the library!

Your Friendly BV Librarian,
-Ms. Marni

Tiger Island Is BACK!

News from Your PTA

May PTA Meeting

Please mark your calendars for the PTA Meeting on Tuesday, May 17th.

Time and place to be determined.

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 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 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

May 2022 SAC Meeting

Thursday, May 12th, 9am

This is an online event.

Join our Student Accountability Committee for the last meeting of the 2021/2022 school year. We will be thanking Vicky McLaughlin for her hard work over the past many years, and welcoming Diana Starkus as our new chair.

Other topics include the One Plan Symposium and plans for next school year.

This meeting will be held online and in-person. Please join us in Room 6 if you can, or at

Password: May2022SAC

We are excited to see you there!

What is the School Accountability Committee (SAC)?

A strong School Accountability Committee (SAC) is essential to improve the quality of education our students receive. The purpose of the SAC is to inform, encourage and provide opportunities for parent and community members to be involved in the planning and evaluation of the school's instructional program and quality improvement processes. It is an opportunity for all to participate and have a voice. A SAC that engages parents and community members, while working in coordination with principals helps make our school stronger.

District News

News from the Health Room

How Sick is Too Sick?

When Children and Staff Should Stay Home from School

Evaluation of a sick child must consider which diseases are currently circulating among students, staff, and the community. Known exposure to cases or an outbreak of a contagious disease (including but not limited to those listed here), even without a confirmed diagnosis, may necessitate more stringent return to school requirements.

During Colorado's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, children and staff who have symptoms consistent with COVID-19 should receive testing, and follow the COVID-19 isolation guidance until testing is complete or if they test positive. If the individual tests negative for COVID-19, the individual should then follow the recommendations for their disease or symptoms using the below guidance.

There are four main reasons to keep children and adults at home:

1) The child or staff is at risk of infecting others with COVID-19 or another contagious illness, either because of symptoms or recent close contact.

2) The child or staff member does not feel well enough to take part in usual activities. For example, a child is overly tired, fussy or will not stop crying.

3) A child needs more care than teachers and staff can give while still caring for the other children.

4) A child or staff member has symptoms or an illness on this list, and staying home is required.

Please reach out to our school nurse, Katie Bots, with any questions.

Yuck! Norovirus!

Norovirus is making a big comeback post-COVID and our nurses are seeing a trend of the tummy aches, vomiting, and diarrhea.

Norovirus is viral and very contagious. In an effort to isolate the illness, students need to be 24 hours symptom free (fever, diarrhea, vomit) before returning to school. Please review the information at the link below for more information and contact the school office with any questions!