Newsletter September 2020

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September 2020
Primanti Montessori Academy
Welcome back!
We ended our summer camp on a high note last month, with many memories to carry us over to the next
school year. The children had fun with dress-up days, water day activities, and afternoons preparing tasty
and creative snacks.
We are off to a great start with the amazing first few weeks of school under our belt where we welcomed
back our students both online and in person. The children have shown great interest and joy in learning
new things and in being with their teachers and friends.
We are excited to learn that Los Angeles County’s rate of coronavirus cases has dropped below the state’s
threshold, allowing our local government to consider schools reopening. We are anticipating the return to
normalcy, while the key virus metrics such as hospitalizations, positivity rate among those tested, and
demand for hospital beds indicate a downward trend. However, as we continue our path of recovery
from the pandemic, we are persistently cautious in our daily operations by strictly implementing
the government guidelines on hygiene, sanitation, social distancing, screening, and wearing of
appropriate masks.
Dates to Remember:
Back to School Zoom Session
Thank you for taking the time to attend the
*September 7: Labor
informative virtual sessions. It was great to have
our parents come together, even remotely. We
hope it was a great opportunity for you to meet
*September 13:
our teachers and learn more about your child’s
Grandparents Day
academic program and day-to-day activities.
September 13 - Annual Grandparents’ Day
September 7 - Labor Day
Grandparents give unconditional
The school will be closed on Monday, September
love, wisdom, and emotional security
7th in observance of Labor Day. Our students will
to their families. Our students will be
pay tribute to the American workforce for their
celebrating the unique relationship
social and economic contributions in making our
they have with their grandparents
country prosperous and strong. Have a safe and
with an incredibly special memento
happy Labor Day!
made with lots of love.
Primanti Montessori Academy — 10947 S. Valley Home Ave. Whittier, CA 90603 — T: (562) 943-0246 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Uniform Donations
School Reopening in L.A. County
Yes, the children do grow up quickly! We
As the outbreak slows down in the
encourage you to continue donating your
Los Angeles county, school and
gently used uniforms to us as extra
health officials are moving
uniforms are kept on hand for students
cautiously in easing restrictions and
who may need them. Further, please drop
reopening schools. We are hopeful
by the office if you wish to pick up a
that with the new normal where
uniform for your child. Kindly remember that uniforms are
infection-control practices are part
mandatory for the children who attend our school.
of our day-to-day school operations,
the transmission rates
Optimism Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic
among our families and community will continue to
It is particularly important to acknowledge the positive
developments in the control of the COVID-19 thus far,
COVID-19 Saliva Test
and we have many. Possible treatments such as cloned
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration is working on
antibodies are becoming effective in treating the virus.
a saliva-based diagnostic test for COVID-19 that will
The rapid, low-cost saliva test for Covid-19 could be a
cost less than
If the saliva test is widely
game-changer in mass testing. Communities are more
adopted, it can help expedite the COVID-19 testing
aware of the importance of wearing a mask. Safer
process. If approved, the alternative testing will help us
building strategies such as using higher ventilation, better
navigate through the pandemic more effectively even
filtration, and air-cleaning devices may help mitigate the
before a vaccine is approved. However, it is not a rapid,
airborne spread. Past exposure to common-cold viruses
at-home test that many have suggested using daily to
may help protect some people from COVID-19 infection.
control the pandemic.
Successful vaccine trials may lead drug makers to deliver
the vaccine expeditiously. We are jubilant and proud of
The Development of the Coronavirus Vaccine
the above progress in controlling the spread of disease
during the current pandemic.
There is a worldwide effort to find a vaccine for
COVID-19. Typically, vaccine
We are also thrilled to learn that the spread of the
development takes years and
coronavirus is slowing in Los Angeles County, mainly
unfolds step by step. However,
due to strict compliance of health orders and widespread
Russia has already announced
that it will begin using the
vaccine in people at high risk
Influenza Vaccinations
even before Phase 3 trials, and
China has authorized a vaccine to
We strongly recommend all our students over the age of
be used in members of the
six months receive the influenza
military. The United States has set the goal of having a
vaccination this year. Preventing
vaccine by late fall or early winter.
influenza’s spread amid the
COVID-19 pandemic is crucial in
mitigating the burden on our
families who are already
overwhelmed by COVID-19. The
flu and COVID-19 share many symptoms such as fever,
chills, cough, sore throat, muscle or body aches,
headaches, and fatigue. September is an ideal month to
be vaccinated to achieve immunity throughout the flu
season. It typically takes two weeks after the flu shot for
the recipients to gain full immunity.
Primanti Montessori Academy — 10947 S. Valley Home Ave. Whittier, CA 90603 — T: (562) 943-0246 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
Infants sleeping on Back vs. Stomach and SIDS
Recalled Infant Sleepers (Rocking Sleepers)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs typically
The U.S. Consumer Product
when infants younger
Safety Commission has issued
than one year suddenly
a safety recall on certain
and unexpectedly die
sleepers due to the infant
while sleeping. While
fatalities that have occurred as
SIDS cannot be
a result of infants rolling from
prevented or predicted,
their backs to their stomachs
there are many ways we
or sides while asleep. We
can help reduce the risk
encourage all our parents with
of sleep-related infant
infants to look into the infant sleeper recalls
deaths. Infants who sleep on their backs can clear the
ensuring their sleepers at home are safe for their
amount of carbon dioxide in their lungs.
Please Like Us On Facebook!
We are constantly updating our page with the activities of your children to keep our parents
connected. Follow us on Facebook to see the exciting academic and co-curricular activities
at our school. Indeed, the school is always a beehive of activities!
Primanti Montessori Academy — 10947 S. Valley Home Ave. Whittier, CA 90603 — T: (562) 943-0246 —
Email: — H: 6:30 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.

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