LIFE AT VMS: Staying Grateful in 2020
by Ann Clark, Head of School

Giving Tuesday was a great success! We are grateful for our parents, alumni families, grandparents, and entire VMS community that are coming together to show their support for our teachers and programs, especially during this most challenging year. We are fortunate VMS has been able to maintain the continuity and quality of the Montessori experience. Our students are proving to be adaptable and resilient, skills that are becoming more and more essential for our everchanging world.

There is power in participation! We are thankful to those who have fulfilled their pledges to boost our 2020 Annual Fund. We are now at 78% parent participation. Let's keep the momentum going. As always, our goal is to have all of our families participate!

Enjoy the following messages of gratitude from our community.

Gratefully,
Ann
Grateful Parent
A VMS family shares their experience and appreciation for the Primary Distance Learning Program.
Grateful Alumni Parent
“What a challenging time is has been for educators. We recognize the hard work you are all doing to keep students learning, engaged and motivated.
It is our sincere hope that VMS will continue to lead the way in how we all get through this together. VMS is a community asset that is a valuable part of our children’s history. Our grandson is now attending a Montessori program.
Thanks for all you do for the children and families of Livermore.”
-VMS Alumni Parent

Grateful Students
Students were asked what they liked best about their teachers. Here is a small sampling of their responses:
"They help me grow my mind."
"They help me feel safe."
They let us explode stuff in Chemistry!"
"They care about me."
IMPORTANT DATES:
12/21-1/4 Winter Break
Valley Montessori School
1273 N Livermore Ave Livermore CA 94551