Dear Elementary and Middle School Parents,

We have had a successful first week of Distance Learning and have gained ideas on how to expand and fine tune our program as we continue through May 1. We still plan to observe our previously scheduled Spring Break from April 6 through April 10. No teacher led remote learning will take place during that week. However, we will provide optional activities for the children.

Although the teachers are communicating curriculum information directly with their students and families, we also have supplemental learning activities on the homepage of our VMS Website . There are links for amazing virtual fieldtrips, reading activities, audio book links, as well as an extensive Learn at Home tab with activities from our VMS specialists, including Music, Art, Spanish, PE, Technology and more. Stay tuned for exciting VMS YouTube videos that are in production featuring our teachers. We will continue to add to the website, so please check back regularly.

We would like to provide another resource for you during this constantly changing and often overwhelming time. Our school counselor, Heather Ford, is available to check in with your students weekly if they need additional social emotional support. This is open to all elementary and middle school students, even if you have not previously worked with Heather. If you would like to set up a time for your student to talk on the phone or through Zoom, please email her at hford@valleymontessorischool.com .   

Thank you to all the teachers for their commitment and dedication to the VMS children and families. Each of them has risen to the occasion to continue with the curriculum in this new environment. And, thank you parents! We appreciate your ongoing support and partnering with us to keep your children learning and connected with their VMS family. Both the teaching and administrative staff, are here to help you in any way we can as all of us adjust to this unprecedented, yet temporary reality.

With sincere gratitude,
Ann
Valley Montessori School
1273 N Livermore Ave Livermore CA 94551