Newsletter April 2021

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April - May 2021
Walnut Montessori Academy
Dates to Remember:
Happy Spring!
April 22 — Earth Day
You may notice that the flowers are blooming as the weather gets
April 30 — National Arbor
warmer. The children look forward to being outdoors, not only to
Day
play and be with their friends but to experience the sights and
May 3-7 — Teacher
sounds of spring.
Appreciation Week
It’s rewarding to watch the children grow and flourish as they
May 5 — Cinco De Mayo
master many new skills. In the meantime, we are delighted to learn
Celebration
that California has among the lowest coronavirus positivity rates in
May 7 — Mother’s Day
the country. As more than half of the eligible residents in California
Celebration
are vaccinated, we are hoping for brighter days in the coming
May 31 — Memorial Day -
months with life getting back to normalcy.
School Closed
April 22 — Earth Day: “Restore Our Earth”
Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Our focus for this year’s Earth Day is to impress
The children looked beautiful in their spring festive
on our students the ways of reducing our carbon
attire and enjoyed the festivities this month. It was
footprint. To commemorate the true meaning
fun to see their faces light up when they were
of Earth Day, our children will learn more
hunting for their spring baskets full of treats, as we
out being environmentally conscious citizens
had modified the egg hunt for safety measures!
of the world. Our discussions will focus on reducing the
They ended the day with a special snack.
number of natural resources, such as electricity and water, that
we are consuming.
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.
April 30 — National Arbor Day
May 3 - 7 — Teacher Appreciation Week
Children will learn the importance of trees and their
Our teachers continually work hard and dedicate
impact on our environment. They will discover that the
themselves to our students’ education and growth,
trees not only make the world a prettier place but are home
especially during this global pandemic! Families are
to birds and animals, feed us nuts and fruit, make the air
welcome to show their appreciation with a handwritten
for us to breathe, and much more!
card with a special message for their child’s teacher.
May 7 — Mother’s Day Celebrations
We are still cautiously moving forward
from the pandemic and taking as many
safety precautions as needed. Hence, we
will not be hosting our annual Mother’s
Day Breakfast this year, for the second
time in a row. Our children will have painting
projects they will take home, to show their love and
special bond with their mothers and mother figures.
May 5 — Cinco de Mayo
Our children will be celebrating the
holiday that commemorates the
victory of the Battle of Puebla, to
honor Mexican culture and build
community solidarity.
Students will
participate in
festivities with traditional attires, music,
crafts, and special studies about Mexican history and
heritage. A special authentic Mexican lunch will be
served on that day. More details to follow.
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.
May 31 - Memorial Day
Celebrating Birthdays at School
As life resumes back to normal, our children look
The school will be closed on Monday, May 31 in
forward to celebrating birthdays with their friends at
honor of the men and women who died
school. Please remember that all birthday treats must be
while serving in the United States
individually wrapped so that the children can take them
military.
home to be opened with their family’s guidance. Please
do not send treats that have tree nuts or peanuts in them.
Updated California Travel Guidelines
Uniform Donations
Traveling increases the risk of getting COVID-19 and
Please remember to donate your child’s gently used
infecting others in our student population until you are
uniforms to our school. Parents can always contact our
fully vaccinated. For this reason, we kindly ask you to
office to check the availability and sizes of the donated
delay non-essential travel, until you are fully vaccinated.
uniforms.
If you are fully vaccinated, you are not required to test or
quarantine before or after travel within the United States
unless you have symptoms concerning COVID-19. If
you have not been vaccinated, you must get tested 1-3
days before travel and 3-5 days after travel. After travel,
self-quarantine for 7 days, even if you have a negative
COVID-19 test result. If you did not get tested, self-
quarantine for 10 days.
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.
Preschool & Kindergarten Graduation
All students who will be celebrating their fifth birthday
between
9/2/20 and
9/1/21 and who would have
completed a minimum of five months of continuous
enrollment (in person or online) by June 11 will be
eligible to graduate from preschool. All children who
will be celebrating their sixth birthday between 9/2/20
and 9/1/21 and who would have completed a minimum
of five months of continuous enrollment (in person or
online) by June 11 will be eligible to graduate from
Kindergarten.
Late Pick-Up Fees
Please remember that our school closes promptly at 6:30
p.m. Please be considerate of our teachers and make
arrangements for your child to be picked up before the
closing time if you are not able to do so. Late pick-up fees
of $1/minute will be charged and must be paid at the time
of pick-up.
Graduation Picture Day: May 26, 2021
Graduation Picture Day is scheduled for Wednesday, May
26. Please watch out for a separate flyer regarding this
event.
Terranova Standardized Achievement Test
Our Kindergarten children will be taking the
standardized test to assess our students’ achievements in
reading, language arts, math, science, social studies,
vocabulary, and spelling. These tests are for the children
who have completed our Kindergarten program and are
entering the First Grade in the 2021-2022 school year.
The Transition Kindergarten students will not be taking
the test.
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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