May 14, 2021
Dear Villa Community,

We are definitely into the home stretch with only eight days of school left in this very challenging yet successful year. These eight days will be filled with special moments including kindergarteners, third and sixth graders meeting their new teachers, special ceremonies to celebrate those students moving up to a new level, eighth-graders leaving Villa for high school. It can be a bittersweet, emotional time for some. One thing I have found over my 31 years at Villa, is that some of the friendships and relationships that developed during these formative years remain intact and strong for many years to come. 

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The board participated in a DE&I 101 training with Crystal Blackwell this week. Everyone found it informative and very beneficial. Crystal will be meeting with the staff during work week to continue the work started with the staff survey and focus group. Crystal will also be featured in a Town Hall to be scheduled in the latter part of June for the entire Villa community. We will email that information to you in a timely manner. Villa continues to be committed to the goals that have been set forth and will carry on with a variety of efforts.

COVID Data

Symptoms:
Infants - 1
Primary - 1
E2 - 3

Quarantine:
E2 - 1

No close contacts
No positive cases

Tax Credit Campaign

There are only 3 days left to make a tax credit donation to the school. We are a little short of our budgeted goal for this year so, if you or friends and family haven’t donated as of yet, please visit THIS LINK to do so. Thanks a million!

In Closing

Stay cool, sun-screened and safe this weekend. 

Margo S. O’Neill, M.Ed.
Head of School
Villa Montessori's Tax Credit Campaign 2020
New Count Down - 3 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 donate to Villa and it counts as a reduction on your tax liability. 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! 
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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