Happy Independence Day! – Casa di Mir Montessori

Happy Independence Day!

Community Update

4th of July Fireworks

Dear Casa di Mir Families,

In considering the imagination of our community, I have no doubt that each of our families is making the most of a holiday weekend during our physically distancing era! I’ve heard stories of hills being camped upon for viewing the Bay Area, homemade fireworks, hikes planned, and virtual family barbeques. Truly, it brings warmth to my heart hearing how our community is connecting and making the most of an abnormal time.

For this week’s Community Update, I’d like to plant some seeds for our next Community Check-In. Each Wednesday, we’ve been hosting an online gathering for further updates from our school, while also sustaining a very real and on-going conversation about planning for August. I am grateful for those of you who’ve brought ideas and questions to those gatherings, as I trust that providing regular, real-time conversations about updates is essential to maintaining clarity and transparency of how our dynamic situation evolves.

For this upcoming Wednesday, we’re planning to share more about how our operational practices are adapting to manage the new circumstances. In a school, under normal scenarios, of course, it is expected that children and families fall ill and recover! In this era, new lenses and protocols are needed to tend to illness during the school year. We’ll be sharing more about how we manage these circumstances as they may rise up during ‘20-21 on Wed. If you’re interested and have specific concerns, please do send questions about the handling of illnesses in our community so we can work to answer them on Wed. Please send such questions to anguyen@casadimir.org who is our gatherer of such questions.

Now, let’s turn the page to a non-COVID19 topic… On Wed., we’d like to present the first showing of our… Cultural Night performance for Europe ‘19-20! Cutting back our weekly meeting a bit (Primary will be focused from 5:00-5:30 and older age groups from 5:30-6:00), we are going to showcase our finalized video performance of Cultural Night at 6:00! As each week, we’ll send out a separate invite for that event next week, but please do put that on your calendars. Again, Casa di Mir Montessori’s European Cultural Night will be broadcast at 6:00 pm, though popcorn and snacks will completely fall to your responsibilities. Personally, I will be preparing lefsa, and my stomach will grumble loudly for the treats that I can visualize all of you snacking on during that time. The presentation is shorter than normal, yet still a creative triumph over the separation we’re experiencing. Please tune in, and I look forward to seeing your face and food!

Take care,
Tyler Bourcier
Head of School
Casa di Mir Montessori

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