Newsletter February 2022

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Montessori Academy of Arcadia
January/February 2022
Happy New Year!
We hope our families had a wonderful time with loved ones during the
holiday season, and we wish everyone a happy, healthy, and prosperous
We welcome our Montessori families back for another great year and look
forward to working together to ensure our students continue to thrive in a
well-rounded program of Montessori academics and enrichment programs.
On behalf of all our staff, we thank you for your thoughtful Christmas gifts
and warm wishes. We truly appreciate the generosity and support from our
Montessori community.
We are halfway through the school year! The resilience that our families and
students have shown has been truly inspiring. We are grateful for the
cooperation and support that the parents have shown during these times.
We continue to take all measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus
disease in our schools and community. Our thoughts and prayers are with
our families who have been affected by the virus.
To complement what the children are learning during this time, we have
planned some fun activities. We will emphasize the importance of kindness,
compassion, and appreciation for the bonds we share. We wish everyone a
“Happy Day of Hearts!”
Montessori Academy of Arcadia - 940 W Duarte Rd, Monrovia, CA 91016 - T: (626) 447-2246 -
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A Look Back at December
The Winter Program
Our winter program was an exciting time for our students to
showcase what they have practiced the last few weeks.
The children enjoyed performing the Christmas songs and
dances before the other classes. We genuinely believe that
music, dance, and art are essential parts of every child’s
Pajama and Movie Day
Our pajama party was fun for our children
as we settled in for entertainment-filled
holiday activities by the Christmas tree
with cookies and milk.
Secret Santa Gift Exchange and Luncheon
The children enjoyed the delicious Christmas lunch and
were very excited to open their gifts with the rest of the
Thank you to all the parents for understanding and
supporting the changes to our gift exchange tradition.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia - 940 W Duarte Rd, Monrovia, CA 91016 - T: (626) 447-2246 -
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February Dates to Remember…
African American History Month
February 1st: Chinese New Year Celebration
February 14th: Valentine’s Day Celebration
Our students will focus this February on learning about
February 21st: Presidents’ Day - School Closed
the lives of African Americans, their history, heritage,
and contributions to our country.
February 14th: Valentines Day Snack
We will celebrate their achievements by learning about
their incredible journey.
Every February 14th, people exchange greeting
We hope that these American heroes' courage, strength,
cards, candy, flowers, and gifts, all in the name of St.
creativity, and talents will inspire our students to
Valentine. It is a beautiful opportunity for children to
contribute towards a kinder and more tolerant society.
appreciate their friends and the people they love.
We will celebrate the occasion with a snack party,
February 1st: Chinese New Year Celebration
and the students are encouraged to dress in red,
pink, or purple.
Chinese New Year is a traditional holiday celebrated at
Valentine’s Day Card & Goody Bag Exchange
the turn of the Chinese calendar. It is an excellent
opportunity for our students to expand their knowledge
Our students will exchange Valentine’s Day Cards
and embrace diversity.
and other treats on Monday, February 14, 2022.
We will celebrate this special occasion and learn more
Suggested items for the goody bags
about China, especially its culture and traditions,
pencils, erasers, small toys, notepads, coloring books,
people, geography, and other interesting facts.
crayons, and other creative materials.
Kindly dress your child in red and gold-colored festive
Please ensure that
attire on this day. We have planned a special lunch
anything your child is
menu for this day.
planning on exchanging
is individually wrapped
as we continue to take
precautions against the
We discourage parents from sending any type of
candies in the goody bags. Please contact your
child’s teacher to get more information.
We look forward to a fun-filled Valentine’s Day!
Montessori Academy of Arcadia - 940 W Duarte Rd, Monrovia, CA 91016 - T: (626) 447-2246 -
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A Few Friendly 
February 21st: Presidents’ Day
Presidents’ Day honors all the past presidents of the
United States.
The third Monday of February has been fittingly selected
to commemorate the birthdays of George Washington,
the first President and Father of our country, and
Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president. The latter
dedicated his life to preserving the Union.
Covid-19 Updates
We would like to thank the Montessori community for
their continued cooperation in following the pandemic
guidelines. Although we have learned about encouraging
news regarding the vaccine, we are now facing the
challenge of the highly contagious omicron variant. The
general population is now affected by this virus.
We need to continue being vigilant about following the
protocols, especially in the winter. The teachers and staf
implement these guidelines vigilantly and help the
children practice proper hygiene while at school.
We also request that the parents and guardians wear
masks and practice social distancing while at school.
We encourage all our parents to donate their
children’s outgrown and gently used uniforms.
Kindly remember that uniforms are mandatory!
We strongly encourage our parents to donate their
child’s used books to our class library.
Reading to children is one of the most effective
ways for solid 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.
Thank you, dear parents and family, for your
generous donations of books, toys, and uniforms.
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We have posted pictures and videos of our Winter
Program, not to mention the beautiful images of
children as they opened their gifts from Santa.
These are sure to bring a smile to our families.
Please remember to send a coat or sweater with
your children. It has been chilly these days, and
we want to keep the children warm when they go
out for playtime. Please don’t forget to label your
child’s jackets with their name.
Montessori Academy of Arcadia - 940 W Duarte Rd, Monrovia, CA 91016 - T: (626) 447-2246 -
Email: - H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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