LIFE AT VMS:
by Ann Clark, Head of School

Dear VMS parents,

Thank you for your participation in the VMS Move-a-Thon. This fun community event, including Spirit Week, provided great energy on campus as well as with our students at home. The Activity Trackers are in and on Friday we will be announcing student Move-a-Thon prizes and raffle winners. So far, we have raised more than $30,0000 and still counting!

Next week, we will be celebrating another important part of our VMS community, grandparents. In a traditional year, the halls and classrooms would be full of grandparents spending time with their excited grandchildren. We look forward to resuming that tradition next year. In the meantime, we will be celebrating our grandparents with a slideshow of photos from our families. Please find a photo with your child and grandparent and send to events@valleymontessorischool.com this week. We will have a link to share with our families and grandparents next Friday 4/7.

Also, many of you remember our annual Art Show featuring Elementary and Middle school artwork traditionally held here on campus during Grandparent Days. This year, our art teacher Jill is creating an online showcase that will be posted the second week of May. Art has continued despite this unusual year and Jill has much to share with all of us!

With Gratitude,
Ann
ALL SCHOOL NEWS
Yesterday was the last day for students to return their Activity Trackers to be included for student prizes by level for Most Moving Minutes and Most Raised Donations.

In addition, today is your last chance to purchase Raffle Tickets for the Raffle Extravaganza. Get yours now for chances to win fantastic prizes including tickets to Disneyland!

Winners for all of the above will be announced this Friday - Good Luck!
See photos from last week's Spirit Week on Social Media! #vmsmoveathon
CELEBRATING GRANDPARENTS
In traditional year, we invite grandparents to campus to spend the day with their grandchild. It's one of our favorite days with heartwarming memories being made at VMS. In this unique year that we cannot be together, we will celebrate grandparents by creating a slideshow to share with grandparents and the entire VMS community. Please, send us photos with your child and their grandparent(s). We will be creating a slideshow.
Update from VMS Covid Liaison effective Monday, 5/3/21
CDC and ACPHD Guidance has been updated stating that runny nose and congestion are no longer symptoms requiring students to stay home and or go to the doctor before returning to school, unless there is a fever associated with those symptoms. Symptoms to continue to monitor include:
  • 99.8°+ Fever
  • Cough
  • Severe headache
  • Sore throat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Loss of taste or smell - Children may say food tastes funny or bad.
Any Covid-related questions should be directed to the VMS Covid Liaison, Angela Zellmer.
Orders may be placed from now through June!

Valley Montessori School
1273 N Livermore Ave Livermore CA 94551