April 2, 2021
Dear Villa Community,

State Testing

Our state testing window starts next week and continues through the month. For parents in Grades 3 – 8 (both remote and in-person) you should have already received an email from Barbi with a calendar of testing dates, as well as drop-off and pick-up guidelines for the remote learners coming to campus. We are asking that no outside appointments be made for your child on their testing days. Please support your child by making sure they get a good night’s sleep, breakfast and bring a water bottle on their testing days. Thank you very much for your support with this.

For reference, the full testing schedule can be found HERE.

COVID-19

Quarantine chosen versus COVID testing:
Primary (1)
E1 (1)
E2 (1)
MS (1)

Symptoms:
Primary (3)
E1 (2)
E2 (4)
MS (4)

Close Contacts: all from one family
E1 (1)
E2 (1)
MS (1)

Positive Cases:
(0)

Summer School Registration

Online registration for our summer programs will begin on Wednesday, April 7th, in the morning. Spaces are limited so please keep an eye out for this email. We deeply appreciate your patience!

Carline

We understand the frustration some of you are experiencing regarding the lengthiness of the afternoon carline. In an effort to try to speed the process up, we met with the carline crew and brainstormed things we could do. If we each do our part, we believe it will make a difference.

Teachers will:
  • Note which students tend to take too long to get out the door and talk with them directly about speeding things up.
  • Make sure any students that recently returned to school have carline signs

Carline crew will:
  • Direct the cars to pull up a bit further to allow one more car to load
  •  Will open doors and help children get into the car on the passenger/ carline sign

Administration will:
  • Reach out to families that tend to have random Circle and carline days and request that they have designated days for Circle and Carline or that they communicate their schedule with the office and teacher so their child will be ready on carline days
  • Purchase a new no left turn sign
  • Add additional staff members to help

Parents please:
  • Keep the carline sign in the window the entire way through carline
  • Practice grace and courtesy by taking turns with cars entering the driveway from north and south
  • Share with extended family the carline procedures including grace and courtesy and carline signs
  • Use the roundabout rather than making a U-Turn
  • Have children get into the car on the right side and buckle as they are slowly leaving the pickup zone

We are (again) asking everyone to use the carline for pick up. We have received numerous complaints from neighbors about students being picked up on the surrounding streets. Please help us to be a respectful neighbor.

As the saying goes, doing the right thing is always the right thing.

Have a great weekend!

Margo S. O’Neill, M.Ed.
Head of School
Villa Montessori's Tax Credit Campaign 2020
Only 13 Days Left to Give!
April 15, 2021, is the 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,

Thank you for donating your gift cards and wine bottles valued at $20 or more toward Villa's Week of Giving 2021! Donations will be made available at the silent auction and all money raised will help support Villa's classrooms and classroom assistants. We couldn't do what we do without community support.

Please take a second to watch this video to learn, "How to" download Villa's academic calendar to your emails/phones. This will help you stay up to date with any fun activities planned during auction week and help you keep track of any important school dates.
#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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