Monte the Tiger's Weekly Update

News from Buena Vista Montessori ~ May 13, 2022

Hello Tiger Families -

As we approach the last week of school, we can't help but think fondly about our year together! This year has been a great opportunity for most of our friends to actually be in school all year! After the two years of closures and precautions, having a school year that brought us all back together in the building to learn in-person was the best wish come true!


We are truly better together and will go forward stronger together!


Have a fantastic weekend,

Ms. Shannon

Included in this Issue . . .

  • Upcoming Events
  • Clubs Updates
  • Tiger Island
  • Congratulations Ms. Karen Kight!
  • Montessori Moment
  • News from Your PTA
  • News from the School Accountability Committee
  • News from the Health Room

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 17th

  • PTA Meeting ~ 2:45pm ~ Big Playground

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

Monday, May 16th

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

Tuesday, May 17th

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

Wednesday, May 18th

  • PTA Art Class with Ms. Barbara Dimond

Tiger Island Is BACK!

Congratulations Ms. Karen K!

Ms. Karen K. was nominated by one of her students for the Crystal Apple Award! At the D11 Board Meeting on Wednesday, May 11th, Ms. Karen was presented with her Crystal Apple Award with her nominating student by her side.


We are very proud of Ms. Karen and all the hard work she does to encourage a life-long love of learning in each of her students! Congratulations, Ms. Karen!

Montessori Moment

In the Montessori classroom, having the same teacher for three years is a big deal! That's why our Lower El teachers celebrate their 3rd graders at the end of the school year with a special field trip that is just "theirs". This year, our 3rd graders and their teachers went to the Dr. Seuss Experience in Centennial! They all had a great time experiencing Dr. Seuss in a interactive and immersive experience!


Congratulations 3rd graders on moving up to Upper El!

News from Your PTA

May PTA Meeting

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


2:45pm on the Big Playground

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

May 2022 Meeting

In case you missed it, here is the recording of the May 2022 SAC Meeting.


Password: May2022SAC

https://cssd11.webex.com/cssd11/ldr.php?RCID=a0a76a049289f15306e021ca5dcadf63

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