8/5/2020 Weekly Update: Gearing up for 2020 - 2021
by Ann Clark, Head of School

Dear Parents,

Today, we are celebrating the last day of 2020 Summer Camp. We are grateful for our children, families and teachers who worked together to create a safe and fun environment for all!

Now that most of our enrollment and program changes are complete, we are finalizing our staffing assignments and student classroom placement. With the addition of the new programs we announced last week (Childcare for Distance Learners Grades 1-8 and the new Primary Distance Learning Program) we have had a lot of moving parts. The back to school information that would ordinarily be sent today, instead will be sent next week. I appreciate your understanding and flexibility as we take the necessary time to make the adjustments. Thank you for continuing to support us and for being part of this extraordinary community.

Friday, August 14 - Save The Date
As is tradition at VMS, the Friday before the first day of school, students and families gather on the VMS campus to meet their teachers and catch up and/or meet new friends. Next Friday, 8/14, we will continue this tradition but in a virtual format. Teachers will have a 30 minute class Zoom call to see/meet the children in their classes. Parents are welcome to join!

In addition, students in the Elementary and Middle School programs are invited to drive by to pick up class materials. We will have them bagged and ready to drop in your trunk - no need to exit your vehicle. See schedule below for both events. Zoom links will be included with the back to school information sent next week.

I hope you all are enjoying the remainder of the summer with your family. We look forward to re-connecting with all of the children.

With gratitude,

IMPORTANT DATES at a glance:
8/5 Last Day of Summer Program
8/6-7 School Closed
8/10-8/14 Teacher Workdays
Week of 8/10 Back to School Information Emailed
8/14 Classroom Meet and Greet Zooms
8/17 First Day of School
Valley Montessori School
1273 N Livermore Ave Livermore CA 94551