• Welcome to the Families & Community page for Buena Vista Montessori.

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  • District 11 Loop for attendence, emergency announcements, lunch balances, and other important informtion. 

  • It may be summer but behind the scenes, work is being done in School District 11. Coming soon, a new direction and other surprises will be revealed as we get ready for the 19/20 school year! #StayTuned #D11Proud

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  • The Enchanted Forest Scholastic Book Fair is coming!
    We are raising money for the FREE Story Time, Book Club, and Coding programs offered through the library!

    Monday May 6th: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Tuesday May 7th: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Wednesday May 8th: 2:30pm - 3:30pm
    Thursday May 9th: 2:30pm - 3:30pm & 6pm to 7:30pm during the BV Art Show

    There will be a flyer for the Book Fair in your child's Friday folder this week for a preview of the books offered.

    Online Shopping
    Don't see what your child likes? We also offer online shopping through the Scholastic website with a wider variety of titles to choose from starting April 22nd! Click the link below and search for Buena Vista Elementary to find our online store. The online fair will close on May 16th. Feel free to forward the link to grandparents!
    Buena Vista Online Book Fair

    eWallets
    Want to allow your student to shop independently but don't want to send in cash? Scholastic is offering a new feature this year called eWallets. Click the Get Started button on our BV Book Fair Website to fill your child's eWallet with money. At the Book Fair, your child will be able to access the money you loaded from the check-out register in the library. There is a how-to video located on the website for your viewing pleasure!

    MakerSpace Donations
    Over the last year, we have been developing a maker space in our library. Now all it needs is materials!
    If you bring items to donate for the MakerSpace to the Scholastic Book Fair, you will receive $1 off your total Scholastic Book Fair purchase for each item you bring, not to exceed $5.
    IMPORTANT
    -Transaction must be completed with Ms. Marni’s register 
    -Monday through Thursday after school ONLY 
    -NO discount will be given on Thursday evening
    See the flyer in your child's Friday folder for a complete list of items we are looking for. 

    Every purchase from the book fair earns rewards for our school, so please stop by and support us!

    Your Friendly BV Librarian,
    -Ms. Marni

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  • New School-Wide Service Learning Project Beginning at BV 

    Moving forward from our successful Empty Bowls events of the last two years, we’re beginning a new composting project where all of our students will have direct, ongoing involvement. This new project approaches the food waste issue from a different angle with a more concrete, long-lasting impact—a different approach than an Empty Bowls event. 

    Upper Elementary students got us started with a great lesson from Dr. Mary Mauzy on the history of garbage, along with the why’s and how’s of composting. We’ll continue with lessons on food separation, then collecting and depositing food waste from lunch. We’ll also be gathering and re-purposing water from the water bottles served at lunch for the composting process, then recycling the water bottles and sporks. We’ll keep track of the amount of food waste we’re composting, and see if it reduces the overall amount of garbage we produce from school lunches. 

    Once Upper Elementary students are proficient and running the project independently, we’ll involve Lower Elementary and Primary students. Upper Elementary students will be teaching, modeling, and coaching younger students on the process. 

    We hope that by starting small, we’ll build a sustainable foundation that ultimately becomes a part of the BV fabric. We’re already excited about the growth potential and the opportunities this project provides! 

    Stay tuned for more details, and opportunities to participate at BV and at home.

    Carrie Delius

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