3740 Eubank Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111, US

(505) 554-3849

COVID 19 Health and Safety Procedures

 

MVM New Health & Safety  Procedures 


  • Dear MVM Families and Staff, 
  • Due to the COVID -19 pandemic, MVM will be extending our health and safety procedures. Please read the following procedures carefully. We have added the summer personal gear list at the bottom. Please note, Friday Water Play day has been replaced by Friday Fun Day! Pizza Friday is still available for lunch.


Procedures are as follows:

  1. Staff and students will wear masks in the building and outside..
  2. Students will have “school shoes” that are sanitized each evening with a disinfectant spray.
  3. Drop off and pick up will happen outside. Children will be picked up/taken to their car by a staff member.

Procedures for entering the school. 

* Staff & Students will put on their mask before entering the school

  • A.Temperature & Wellness Checks for students and staff - Staff will sign in each child
  • B. Remove home shoes.
  • C. Give hand sanitizer - staff cleans water bottles and lunch boxes.
  • D. Put the lunchbox away.
  • E. Put school shoes on
  • F. Wash hands
  • G. Gather Water bottle & morning snack.
  • H. Put their water bottle and snack at their marked space on a picnic table.
  • I. Outside play - Limit physical contact as much as possible.
  • J. Hand sanitizer or hand washing before drink of water and snack times

*Staff will ensure that there are mask removal/water breaks frequently throughout the day.


Procedures coming into the classrooms: 

  1. Hand sanitizer staff and students
  2. Pick up their water bottle.
  3. Take their water bottle to space on the tables. 
  4. Line up on tape areas (6 ft. apart) to wash hands.
  5. Sit at assigned rugs for whole group time.
  6.     Sunscreen will be spray on and face stick only. 



          Procedures for going home @3:00pm:

  •            A. Parents will stay in the car. Staff will be outside to acknowledge and
  •                 bring your child to you. 
  •            B. A staff member on the playground will give hand sanitizer.
  •            C.  school shoes off, gather lunchbox and water bottle
  •            D. Home shoes on, mask into a basket for washing
  •            D. Take child to parent - Staff will sign child out


 Procedures for aftercare pick up:

  • Parents will call the school number / and or texting campus assistant
  • Campus Assistant will assist the child with applying hand sanitizer, changing shoes, putting mask in the laundry basket and escorting the child to the car. Staff will sign the child out.



Other Ways We are Keeping the Environment Safe

  • Plastic or Metal Lunch boxes. Morning Snack in a Plastic Zip lock bag with name on it and ice pack/utensils if needed. 
  • NO BACKPACKS PLEASE
  • Tables and chairs will be spread out - 1 chair / table.
  • Picnic tables will be taped off to give ample space for social distancing, Name on table - water bottle and morning snack at their own spot on the picnic tables.
  • Students will be assigned their own work mat. 
  • Students and staff will wash hands more often throughout the day. 
  • Campus Assistant will sanitize bathroom sinks, door handles, and frequently touched items throughout the day.
  • Assistants will use clorox to clean pencils, touched objects, classroom sinks, tables, and chairs etc…. Throughout the day. Toilets will need to be sprayed with clorox after each use. 
  • All masks will be washed at the end of the day.
  • Paper disposable  masks will be available to staff and students in the event that they need to be changed. 
  • Any sign of illness in students and staff will be immediately sent home. Parents will need a back up caregiver that can pick up from the school as soon as possible. 
  • Staff and students shall remain at home with any signs of illness. This includes cough, congestion, fever, stomach issues, unusual aches and pains. 
  • Staff and students will remain at home if any member of their immediate family or  those in the household becomes ill.



Files coming soon.

What To Bring to School

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 MVM Student Personal Gear List - Please put your child’s name on everything. 

  1. A pair of clean, slip on school shoes - They will be worn in the building and on the playground. They will remain at the school for as long as the child attends MVM.
  2. 2 child size, cotton face masks - Machine Washable with your child’s name permanently marked on it. They will remain at the school for as long as the child attends MVM.
  3. Spray sunscreen and face stick (Please check expiration dates). No longer accepting sunscreen lotion.
  4. Metal or hard plastic lunch box, with name on it. (we will be sanitizing it as the child arrives at school). A Plastic ziplock bag is also acceptable, please mark lunch or snack on it.
  5. Daily morning snack in a plastic container and bag with ice and utensils as needed. (Child’s name on the outside of the container)
  6. Water bottle with child’s name on it.
  7. 2-4 Classroom - Child sized sheet and blanket - to stay here for as long as the child is enrolled and takes a nap.
  8. 1 Change of clothes  in a gallon sized ziplock bag.
  9. Diapers and wipes as needed

Reminder:*NO backpacks or big bags (Other than the ziplock bags mentioned above).Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns. MVM staff 

2020 -2021 Tuition Rates

2020 2021 tuition agreement (jpg)

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Schedule Change Form

Student Update Form

Medication Release

MedicationRelease (1) (pdf)

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Reminder: No School Days

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March

26th & 27th - Parent/ Teacher Conferences.

30th - 31st -Spring Break

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April

1st-3rd - Spring Break

6th - Teacher In-Service - School resumes on Tuesday April 7th.


May

21st - School closes at 1 pm.

22nd - 29th - Summer prep week. 

Calendars

2019 school-event-calendar (pdf)

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Parent Handbook

MVM Parent Handbook 2019 - 2020 (pdf)

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13.SchoolSnackSuggestions (docx)

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Welcome Families Information Sheet (pdf)

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School Newsletters

2019 Aug Sept newsletter (pdf)

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2019 Oct - Nov newsletter (pdf)

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Jan feb 2020 newsletter (pdf)

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Parent Montessori Resources

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Montessori Terminology -Defined by The American Montessori Society

Dr. Maria Montessori introduced many new terms and concepts to describe how children grow and learn. Here are definitions of some widely used Montessori words and phrases. 


Absorbent mind – From birth through approximately age 6, the young child experiences a period of intense mental activity that allows her to “absorb” learning from her environment without conscious effort, naturally and spontaneously. 


Concrete to abstract – A logical, developmentally appropriate progression that allows the child to come to an abstract understanding of a concept by first encountering it in a concrete form, such as learning the mathematical concept of the decimal system by working with Golden Beads grouped into units, 10s, 100s, and 1,000s. 


Control of error – Montessori materials are designed so that the child receives instant feedback as he works, allowing him to recognize, correct, and learn from his mistakes without adult assistance. Putting control of the activity in the child’s hands strengthens his self-esteem and self-motivation as well as his learning.

 

Cosmic education – Maria Montessori urged us to give elementary-level children a “vision of the universe” to help them discover how all parts of the cosmos are interconnected and interdependent. In Montessori schools, these children, ages 6 – 12, begin by learning about the universe, its galaxies, our galaxy, our solar system, and planet Earth—everything that came before their birth to make their life possible. As they develop respect for past events, they become aware of their own roles and responsibilities in the global society of today and tomorrow.


Didactic materials – Didactic meaning “designed or intended to teach,” these are the specially designed instructional materials—many invented by Maria Montessori—used in Montessori classrooms. 


Directress or guide – Historically, the designation for the lead teacher in a Montessori classroom; some schools still refer to the lead teacher as “guide.” In Montessori education, the role of the instructor is to direct or guide individual children to purposeful activity based upon the instructor’s observation of each child’s readiness. The child develops his own knowledge through hands-on learning with didactic materials he chooses. 


Grace and courtesy – Children are formally instructed in social skills they will use throughout their lives, for example, saying “please” and “thank you,” interrupting conversations politely, requesting rather than demanding assistance, and greeting guests warmly.


Montessori – The term may refer to Dr. Maria Montessori, founder of the Montessori Method of education, or the method itself.


Normalization – A natural or “normal” developmental process marked by a love of work or activity, concentration, self-discipline, and joy in accomplishment. Dr. Montessori observed that the normalization process is characteristic of human beings at any age. 


Normalizing event – Within the prepared environment of the Montessori classroom, children experience a normalizing event every time they complete a basic work cycle, which includes 1) choosing an activity; 2) completing the activity and returning the materials to the proper place; and 3) experiencing a sense of satisfaction. 


Planes of development –   Four distinct periods of growth, development, and learning that build on each other as children and youth progress through them: ages 0 – 6 (the period of the “absorbent mind”); 6 – 12 (the period of reasoning and abstraction); 12 – 18 (when youth construct the “social self,” developing moral values and becoming emotionally independent); and 18 – 24 years (when young adults construct an understanding of the self and seek to know their place in the world). 


Practical Life - The Montessori term that encompasses domestic work to maintain the home and classroom environment; self-care and personal hygiene; and grace and courtesy. Practical life skills are of great interest to young children and form the basis of later abstract learning.  

 

Practical life activities – Young children in Montessori classrooms learn to take care of themselves and their environment through activities such as hand washing, dusting, and mopping. These activities help toddlers and preschool-age children learn to work independently, develop concentration, and prepare for later work with reading and math; older children participate in more advanced activities.

 

Prepared environment – The teacher prepares the environment of the Montessori classroom with carefully selected, aesthetically arranged materials that are presented sequentially to meet the developmental needs of the children using the space. Well-prepared Montessori environments contain appropriately sized furniture, a full complement of Montessori materials, and enough space to allow children to work in peace, alone or in small or large groups.

 

Primary classroom – In some Montessori schools, this is a classroom for children ages 3 – 6 years; however, the American Montessori Society uses the term Early Childhood and

Sensitive period – A critical time during human development when the child is biologically ready and receptive to acquiring a specific skill or ability—such as the use of language or a sense of order—and is therefore particularly sensitive to stimuli that promote the development of that skill. A Montessori teacher prepares the environment to meet the developmental needs of each sensitive period. 


Sensorial exercises – These activities develop and refine the 5 senses—seeing, hearing, touching, tasting, and smelling—and build a foundation for speech, writing, and math through the use of sensorial materials. The exercises also bring order to the barrage of sensorial impressions the child experiences from birth onward. 


The 3-period lesson – A 3-step technique for presenting information to the child. In the first—the introduction or naming period—the teacher demonstrates what “this is.” (The teacher might say “This is a mountain” while pointing to it on a 3-dimensional map.) In the second—the association or recognition period—the teacher asks the child to “show” what was just identified (“Show me the mountain”). Finally, in the recall period, the teacher asks the child to name the object or area. Moving from new information to passive recall to active identification reinforces the child’s learning and demonstrates her mastery.


Work – Purposeful activity. Maria Montessori observed that children learn through purposeful activities of their own choosing; Montessori schools call all of the children’s activities “work.”