Hello Villa Families:
We hope you are all staying well. As you know, Arizona schools have been mandated to remain closed until at least March 27.
Teachers have been working diligently on preparing for our students to continue learning at home. We are looking at this week as a bit of a transition week, so information on general types of learning opportunities will be sent home by teachers. Next week we will be adding some more formal lessons and assignments. Should the mandatory school closure remain in effect longer than this initial date of March 27, we will continue providing those things.
They say the more we can create predictability for our children and ourselves, the better off we will all be. There’s no question that it’s hard to stay focused when there’s not a rhythm or a plan. We believe it would be helpful to create a set schedule for your child to complete school assignments.
If your child does not have access to the internet, access to a computer or tablet, or has other obstacles to being able to access education from home, please let his or her teacher know. Accommodations will be made to address this.
Here is something I found comforting that was posted on Instagram and written by Kitty O’Meara:
“And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they been healed.”
I would also like to share a resource sent by a parent that may be helpful to your family during this time of uncertainty.
is offering free resources.
Please be sure to check your email daily for updates from the school as well as for information from your child’s teacher.
Please take good care of yourselves.
Margo S. O’Neill, M.Ed.
Head of School