Dear Villa Community,
It has been a lovely week for teacher appreciation. On Monday, each classroom (remote and in-person) received flowers. On Wednesday, we prepared breakfast snacks for everyone, and today sweet treats were available for the taking! Throughout the week, I saw students arriving at school with bouquets of flowers, cards, and gifts for their teachers too. Our staff so deserves these heartfelt gestures of appreciation and gratitude. Villa would not be the school it is today without them!
Toddler II – 1 student with symptoms
Elementary I – 3 students with symptoms
Teachers at the different levels are busy planning a variety of fun things for their students to celebrate the end of the school year. Ideas include a Popsicle day, having an ice cream school bus come to the school, some water activities, etc.
A few of our elementary classrooms made walking field trips down to Los Olivos Park for a mock Greek Olympic event, community building games, and even trash pick-up.
Middle School is planning their promotion ceremonies for the eighth graders. Elementary teachers are planning their third and six-year celebrations.
Later in the month, we have scheduled activities for the students moving up to a new program level (incoming firsts, fourths, and sevenths) to see their new campus and meet their new teachers. More information about this will be sent home soon. Classroom placement emails for these students will be sent out at the end of next week.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The board DE&I committee is meeting today to develop the committee’s vision and mission. Fellow board member Doug Reid, whose company guides other organizations in this type of thinking, will be facilitating that meeting. The results of this meeting will be shared at a later date.
The board’s DEI 101 training will take place next week. All of the board members are looking forward to that.
Crystal Blackwell from Crystal Clear Results will be facilitating a Town Hall meeting sometime during the last two weeks of June. The entire Villa community will be invited. As soon as we get the date confirmed, we will let you know.
Summer School Program Space Available
We still have openings for our summer programs. If you would like more information, please visit our website and look under the “Programs” tab, or click HERE
A Wish for all of our beautiful Villa Moms
Just one little wish for you, Mom
But it’s loving and happy and true
It’s a wish that the nicest and best things
Will always keep coming to you!
Happy Mother’s Day.
Margo S. O’Neill, M.Ed.
Head of School