April 16, 2021
Dear Villa Community,

Another week of testing is under our belts. Two more weeks left and then a week for make-ups. Again, thanks to our remote families for bringing their children to school to test.

Remote Learners

If you have not yet completed the short survey sent out to you this week, please do so by Monday. CLICK HERE TO TAKE SURVEY.

If you have completed it, we thank you!

Per-pupil Funding

I learned this morning in a webinar with the association that charter students now receive $1200.00 less in per-pupil funding than their district counterparts. For Villa, that equals approximately $550,000. To continue to offer the quality education, programs, and level of staffing that we provide, we rely heavily on the fundraising dollars we generate. With the annual auction being one of our biggest fundraising events, please participate in Villa’s Week of Giving next week. Wait until you see the classroom projects that students and teachers created! I have my eyes on a few of them myself. Let the bidding begin…

COVID Data

Symptoms:
T2 – 1 staff
Primary - 2 students
E1 - 1 student
E2 - 4 students
MS - 1 student

Home as Precaution:
Primary - 2 students (baby sister is sick)

Positive Cases:
NONE

Close Contacts at School:
NONE

From Maricopa County

Here is a LINK to a recent communication on vaccinations.

Finally

I hope you can get outside this weekend and enjoy the wonderful weather.

Take good care,

Margo S. O’Neill, M.Ed.
Head of School
LAST DAY TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER SCHOOL

Online registration for our summer programs ENDS TODAY! We will stop accepting summer applications tonight (Friday, April 16) at 6:00 p.m. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Registration is on a “first-come, first-served” basis! Space is limited!

For a list and description of the programs offered, please see our Summer School Page
Villa Montessori's Tax Credit Campaign 2020
New Count Down - 31 Days Left to Give!
May 17th, 2021, is the new official cut-off date to make your 2020 AZ Public School Tax Credit donation to Villa Montessori School. If you haven’t got a chance to re-direct your state tax dollars yet, there’s still time!

You get the tax credit and Villa students get new books, playground equipment, shading, health care supplies, gardening tools, music and band equipment, and much more. Do it for the kids!

A tax credit is the ONLY way you get to decide where your tax money goes. If you owe on your AZ state taxes you can make a donation to Villa and it counts as a reduction on your tax refund. Please utilize your AZ Public School Tax Credit. The students at Villa need it. Give Up to $400 (married, joint filing)
or $200 (individual).
If you've already redirected your Arizona State taxes, thank you! To make the largest impact in our classrooms, Villa Montessori introduced “Three + Me” as our slogan to inspire Villa's community to encourage three loved ones, friends, and or neighbors to donate. Please consider asking three people also to support Villa's AZ Public School Tax Credit Campaign. All of our students directly benefit.
 
For more information on these Tax Credits, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue’s Website or see ARS §43-1089.01 for more information on the law.
 
Thank you for your continued love and support! 
Villa Grown-Ups,

Villa’s Hope and Happiness Week of Giving virtual auction event starts this Monday, April 19! You don’t want to miss the kick-off at 8 AM - visit www.villa2021.givesmart.com for more details. Keep checking your emails and social media for any event messages or updates.
Thanks to North Central News for the feature seen above on Villa’s upcoming Week of Giving 2021!

Don't Forget! Happening Now - Monday, April 26 - Rinse & Ride Car Wash is offering a $12 car wash for only $8(!) when you mention WASH CODE:1508. 50% of the funds raised from this event will come straight to Villa, so please, tell your friends, family, and neighbors so we can all drive the cleanest cars in town!
#ittakesaVILLAge!

Love,
Villa's Auction Committee 
Turn your everyday purchases into donations for Villa Montessori School!

Here's how:
Anytime you shop Amazon, use amazonsmile.com and Amazon gives 0.5% of your purchase price to Villa. Please register Villa Montessori Inc. as your charity of choice today by clicking on the picture above or go here https://smile.amazon.com/ch/86-0193411
We've partnered with Tuft & Needle to raise money for our students. Our school receives 25% back of the purchase price. Click the picture above or visit
Mabel’s Labels personalizes everything from shoes, clothing tags, water bottles and backpacks. Mabel's labels donates 20% of your total purchase back to Villa every time you shop.

To start today, visit campaigns.mabelslabels.com
 (or click the picture above), click the tab "Support a Fundraiser", and type Villa Montessori School into the search bar.
Use your Fry's Card and help Villa grow. Villa is eligible for a percentage of $500,000 in community rewards depending on the amount of supporters.

Here's how to enroll:
Click the picture above or visit frysfood.com/communityrewards,
sign into your digital account (or create an account), then
find and select Villa Montessori School, and click save.

Don't forget:
Bookmark all your new hyperlinks to ensure all purchases turn into donations.
Thank you for your continued support!
#IttakesaVILLAge
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