Newsletter November 2020

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November 2020
Walnut Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
As the Months Get Colder
*November 1
Daylight Saving Time
Thanksgiving is upon us, a time to reflect within us to be thankful for the
Ends
people and graces in our lives. This month provides us with a wonderful
*November 11
opportunity to teach and model gratitude and appreciation to our young children
Veterans Day Observed:
in so many ways. Young children typically begin to show appreciation for
School Closed
tangible items such as their toys, their blanket, or their favorite snack. As they
grow older, they begin to express appreciation for abstract qualities such as
*November 24
friendship and kindness. During most times of the year, we tend to get swept up
Annual Thanksgiving
by the hustle and bustle of our everyday happenings. This month, we will take
Luncheon
time to reflect on what is profoundly important in our lives, and return to
thoughts of generosity, warmth, and hope. Happy Thanksgiving to all our
*November 26-27
families!
Thanksgiving Holiday:
School Closed
October Fun
October was a fun-filled month with pumpkin painting,
decorating, and Halloween-themed crafts, not to
mention the amazing Halloween Parade. Our sincerest
gratitude to our parents who sent treats for our students.
Our wonderful staff put together a memorable event.
The students had great fun dressing up as their favorite
characters and seeing their fellow classmates participate
in the festivities.
Pumpkin Kisses & Harvest Wishes
We celebrated the tradition of Halloween with
a week-long pumpkin decorating session last
month. Our very own mini pumpkin patch was
glowing with happiness, creativity, and an
array of spectacular colors.
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.
Annual Halloween Parade
Our Costume Parade was so much fun
this year with crafts, music, and
Halloween treats. The creativity behind
some of the costumes was truly amazing
and gave children an opportunity to
spark their imaginations.
November 11 - Veterans Day Observed:
School Closed
Veterans Day commemorates the signing of the
Armistice which ended World War I hostilities between
the Allied nations and Germany in 1918. On this day,
our nation shows gratitude to all the men and women
who served in our Armed Forces. The school will be
closed on Wednesday, the 11th in honor of Veterans Day.
November 24 - Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon
Thanksgiving is a time of togetherness and gratitude. We will
be hosting our Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon for our
students on Tuesday, November 24. Our students will learn
the history, traditions, and charity associated with this
incredibly special holiday. We kindly ask that you dress your
child in festive attire for the occasion. The school will be
closed on the 26th & 27th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Change of Weather
Kindly note that with the change of time, we will be
deviating from our regular academic schedule to ensure
ample recess time for children. Children must have a
jacket or sweater to participate in the evening recess.
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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Instagram!
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” and
Instagram at “WalnutMontessori” to see the exciting
academic and co-curricular activities at our school.
Indeed, the school is always a beehive of activities!
COVID-19 Vaccine in the Works
Pfizer announced that early data shows its vaccine was
more than 90 percent effective in preventing COVID-19
amongst trial volunteers. This potentially could lead to the
general public getting a vaccine by the end of the year.
However, the data released was delivered in a news
release, rather than a peer-reviewed medical journal. The
initial finding of more than
90 percent efficacy could
change, according to the New York Times, and Pfizer is
continually working on the vaccine development. We are
steadfast in our hope that a vaccine for COVID-19 will be
found soon.
Montessori at Home
Bringing Montessori principles into the home reinforces what your child
learns at school. The American Montessori Society suggests several ways to
bridge learning at home and school:
• Getting Organized
- Having a place for everything means children
understand where to find what they need and where to put things when
they’re done. An orderly space allows for fewer distractions, allowing
children to focus on the task at hand.
• Model, Invite, and Practice - Modeling and demonstrating how to perform a
new activity and inviting your child to practice fosters independence. For
young children, demonstrating an object’s proper place rather than labeling
shelf spaces encourages routine.
• Practice Real-Life Skills - Montessori students learn to sustain themselves
and their classroom through daily tasks such as washing tables, organizing
shelves, and preparing meals. They come to see themselves as valued
members of the community which can be modeled at home by encouraging
your child to help with tasks around the home.
• Nurture Inner Motivation - In the Montessori perspective, even praise is
given sparingly, given to acknowledge a child’s effort and dedication to
accomplishing a task. This nurtures an intrinsic motivation that will serve
them for life.
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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