Monte the Tiger's Weekly Update

News from Buena Vista Montessori ~ April 22, 2022

Hello Tiger Families -

This week has been Volunteer Appreciation Week! We want to thank each-and-every volunteer who has given their precious time to the students, teachers, and staff of Buena Vista! Without you, our delightful school programs, terrific classroom enrichment, and excellent library organization would never have happened!


Thank you all very much!!


"[They] do it with [their] hands, by experience, first in play and then through work. The hands are the instruments of [a person's] intelligence." ~ Dr. Maria Montessori

Included in this Issue . . .

  • Upcoming Events
  • Clubs Updates
  • Montessori Moments
  • School Updates
  • District Updates
  • News from Your PTA
  • News from the School Accountability Committee
  • News from the Health Room

Upcoming Events

Friday, April 29th

  • BV Community Spring Dance

Week of May 2nd through May 6th

  • Teacher Appreciation Week

Monday, May 2nd

  • Principal Appreciation Day

Thursday, May 5th

  • Band and Orchestra Concert

Tuesday, May 10th

  • Lower El Musicals

Wednesday, May 11th

  • School Nurse Appreciation Day

Thursday, May 12th

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip
  • Book Fair and Art Show

Thursday, May 19th

  • Tiger Island!

Friday, May 20th

  • Last Day of School

Tiger Ambush Parent Questionnaire

Hello Families!


The Clubs Committee is looking for some feedback about Tiger Ambush. Please take five minutes and complete the questionnaire at this link.


Thank you!

4th Quarter Clubs

Monday, April 25th

  • Reading Tutoring with Ms. Michele and Ms. Chantel
  • Math Tutoring with Mr. Chad, Ms. Heidi, and Ms. Karen B.
  • Lower El Storybook STEM Make Up with Ms. Marni

Tuesday, April 26th

  • 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
  • Elementary Animation with Ms. Marni
  • Upper El Botany with Ms. Chantel

Wednesday, April 27th

  • PTA Art Class with Ms. Barbara Dimond

Thursday, April 28th

  • 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, April 29th

  • 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

Montessori Moments

Golden Bead Multiplication with Ms. Kirsten

Golden Bead Multiplication

School Updates

Buena Vista Community Spring Dance

Friday, April 29th, 4pm

924 West Pikes Peak Avenue

Colorado Springs, CO

Join the BV Community for our Annual Spring Dance! This year, the children are learning Barn Dancing and will be performing/teaching the dances! See the flyer below for more information!
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District Updates

Dear D11 Families,


We want to learn from our families! You're invited to join other D11 families to share your experiences as parents, caregivers, and community members. This is a time for your school district to learn from your lived experiences through a confidential sharing circle.


Join us on Monday, April 25, 2022, at 5:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Childcare and a light meal will be provided. Please RSVP by clicking here or on the QR code in the graphic.

News from Your PTA

Let's Shower the BV Staff in April!

To support our teachers and staff during the month of April the PTA is facilitating weekly snacks for the break room at the school. Each week will have a different color for it's theme. Please see the following link for more information on how you can help out!


https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E4FA5AA2BAAFAC52-midweek [signupgenius.com]

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.

News from the School Accountability Committee

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.

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. kathleen.bots@d11.org

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!

https://www.cdc.gov/norovirus/index.html