April 9, 2021
Dear Villa Community,

We believe we made some strides this week in speeding up the elementary dismissal carline. Our thanks to everyone for helping with the new procedures we put into place. Your cooperation is deeply appreciated.

State testing

We had a very successful first week of testing. Barbi Smith, our Testing Coordinator extraordinaire, did a wonderful job preparing for testing and helping to trouble shoot issues as they arose. We are deeply grateful for the support of our remote learning families in bringing their children to school in order to test. Thank you all!

Please CLICK HERE to review the testing schedule for the upcoming weeks.

COVID-19 Data

Symptoms:
Toddler 1 (1)
Primary    (3)
E1            (1)
E2            (2)
MS           (1)

Precaution:
Primary   (1)  (Dad is sick and awaiting results. Student is asymptomatic).

Close Contact (0)
Positive            (0)

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The staff focus group took place on Monday with facilitator Crystal Blackwell. Both Crystal and Coach EJ felt the session went very well. Crystal will be hosting a town hall meeting this summer for the Villa community in which she will share the staff survey and its results, as well as the results of an upcoming parent survey we will be sending out soon. Crystal is also scheduled to provide some training for the Villa board in May.

We are very excited that Villa parent, Elma Dzanic Bass, will be providing some professional development for our staff on implicit bias in August. This presentation will be part of the DE&I training we are planning for next school year. Elma works in the Student and Family Services Division at Phoenix Unified High School District.

Finally

I got to see many of you this week while out at carline. Thank you so much for all the kind words. They mean a lot!

Enjoy the weekend.

Margo S. O’Neill, M.Ed.
Head of School
Summer School Registration

Online registration for our summer programs is NOW OPEN! We will be accepting student summer applications, online-only, through Friday, April 16th, 6:00 p.m.
 
Please note: Masks will be required for all summer programs. 

For a list and desription of the programs offered, please see our Summer School Page
 
Registration is on a “first-come, first-served” basis! Space is limited!

Villa Montessori's Tax Credit Campaign 2020
Only 6 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,

Starting this Monday, April 12 - 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!

If you haven't already, 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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