Newsletter February 2021

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February 2021
Walnut Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
Happy Day of Hearts
*February - Black
We are halfway through the school year! The resilience that our families and
History Month
students have shown has been truly inspiring. We are grateful for the
cooperation and support that the parents have shown during these times.
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The steady decrease in the number of daily new coronavirus cases gives us
Chinese New Year
much hope of returning to some sort of normalcy in our lives, although we
Celebrations
continue to take all measures to prevent the spread of the disease in our
*February 12 -
school and community. Our thoughts and prayers are with our families who
Valentine’s Day
have been affected by the virus.
Celebrations
To complement what the children are learning during this time, we have
planned some fun activities. We will emphasize the importance of kindness,
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compassion, and appreciate the bonds we share. We wish everyone a Happy
Presidents’ Day -
Day of Hearts!
School Closed
February 12 - Valentine’s Snack Celebration
Every February 14, people exchange greeting
cards, candy, flowers, and gifts, all in the name
of St. Valentine. For children, it is a wonderful
opportunity to show appreciation for their friends
and the people they love. We will be celebrating
the occasion with a snack party and the students
are encouraged to dress in red, pink, or purple.
February 12 - Valentine’s Day Card Exchange &
Goody Bags
Our students will exchange Valentine’s Cards and goody
bags on Friday, February 12, 2021. The following are
some suggested items for the goody bags: pencils,
erasers, small toys, notepads, coloring books, crayons,
and other creative materials. For the safety of our
students, we discourage parents from sending candies in
the goody bags. Kindly contact your child’s teacher if
you need more information. We are looking forward to a
fun-filled Valentine’s Day.
Walnut Montessori
Preschool Academy — 3457 South Nogales Street, West Covina, CA 91792
T: (626) 965-9060 — H: 7:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
February 12 - Chinese New Year Celebrations
Special Lunch Menu for Chinese New Year
Chicken Dumplings
Chinese New Year is a traditional holiday celebrated at
Chicken Chow Mein
the turn of the Chinese calendar. It is a great
Vegetable Fried Rice
opportunity for our students to expand on their
Broccoli
knowledge and embrace diversity. We will celebrate
Fortune Cookies
this special occasion and learn more about Chinese
customs and traditions. Additionally, students will learn
about China
- its people, geography, and other
interesting facts during the week. The children may also
dress in red & gold-colored festive attire on the 12th.
February is Black History Month
Our students will focus this February on learning
about the lives of Black Americans, their history,
heritage, and contributions to our country. We will
celebrate their achievements by learning about
February 15 — Presidents’ Day
their incredible journey. We hope children will be
inspired by the courage, strength, creativity, and
Presidents’ Day honors all past presidents of the United
States. The third Monday of February has been fittingly
talents of our American heroes.
selected to commemorate the birthdays of George
Washington, the first President, and Abraham Lincoln,
the 16th president who dedicated his life to preserving
the Union. The school will be closed on Monday,
February 15 in observance of Presidents’ Day.
Used Book Donations
Reading to children is one of the most effective
ways for strong cognitive development. Our
Montessori program includes a rigorous reading
program, and our teachers are always in search of
exciting books to read to the class. We strongly
encourage our parents to donate their child’s used
books to our class library.
Walnut Montessori Preschool Academy — 3457 South Nogales Street, West Covina, CA 91792
T: (626) 965-9060 — H: 7:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Please Like Us On Facebook!
We are constantly updating our page with
the activities of your children to keep our
parents connected. Follow us on
Facebook at
“Walnut Montessori
Academy” to see the exciting academic and
co-curricular activities at our school. Indeed, the
school is always a beehive of activities!
Uniform Donations
We encourage all our parents to donate their child’s
outgrown and gently used uniforms. Kindly
remember that uniforms are mandatory!
Walnut Montessori Preschool Academy — 3457 South Nogales Street, West Covina, CA 91792
T: (626) 965-9060 — H: 7:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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