PVMS February News from the Office

This is sent home on paper, but parents have requested that it also be sent via email.  So here it is!



Tuesdays seem to bring us a tiny bit of snow each week, and it’s wonderful that the children can go out and play in it every day. 

Just a reminder about possible snow cancellations: 

Go to:

and set up an alert to avoid missing out on cancellations or delays.  Enter Pioneer Valley Montessori School on the list, and you will get a text alert as soon as I advise them of a delay or cancellation.  Also, TV channels 40 and 22 carry the info (I’m having trouble with channel 3), and I also send an email.

COMMUNICATION: We do most of our communicating by email, but also mail items and, of course, may need to contact you by telephone, especially for a sick or injured child. We find that parents forget to tell us that they have changed their telephone number or address. If yours has changed, please be sure to let us know.

Each family should have received a new enrollment contract, where you have the opportunity to let us know your plans for next year. If you have not yet returned yours, please do so as quickly as possible to help us in planning for next year.  If you can't find yours, please contact us and we will print a new one out for you.

For families interested in applying for financial aid for the 2017-18 school year, please go to our website, under ADMISSIONS/Financial Aid, to read about the process. The deadline is March 1st and awards will be granted March 15th. If you have any questions, please call to set up a time to meet with Margaret.

20 – 24  School Vacation Week                                                                                                                                             14 Valentine’s Day- Most children bring Valentines to share with their friends.  Please do not address the Valentines as it becomes a sorting nightmare!  Please avoid sending candy. 


2     PTO Meeting

9     Movie night (information to follow soon)

10   Teacher Professional Development Day, no classes


-To  Emma L.’s Mom, Debra, who has been willing to take our collected non-perishables to the Food Pantry.  Please let me know if you are willing to take the food items once in a while.

 -To the families who donate to the food collection every Friday and save aluminum can tabs;

-To  all who donated to the HUGS collection- the Jefferson Ave shelter is always appreciative of our donations.                                                                                                                                                                    

-To the anonymous donors of 10 chairs for the children’s house and for the toddler room classes.  One parent started this by donating, and it caught on to another parent and a grandparent!  Thank you so much!  We have beautiful wooden chairs in the classroom, but they do not hold up at the joints with little people sitting in them (and trying to turn them into rocking chairs!).  The new chairs are shaped from mostly one piece and are curvy and comfortable and don’t need the maintenance of the older wooden chairs.   And the toddler ones have arms, so the very little ones don’t fall out while eating lunch!

-To all our parents and families for all the little extra things you do to make PVMS the wonderful school it is.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns about anything, please call or email me (
Margaret Bagge

Pioneer Valley Montessori School, 1524 Parker Street, Springfield, MA 01129 • 413-782-3108

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