Sunday, September 19, 2021

Hello Golden Goats -- 

As we get further into this school year, we start adding back in some of the events and opportunities that are "typical" for our school year. But it's good to remember we're still operating under the cloud of a pandemic - and with a community alert level still set at Level 3 with masking and limitations needed, there are certain things we are putting on hold at this time. One of those things is, sadly, the annual Fall Festival that we would have at the end of October. But we are brainstorming other ways to have fun together safely - stay tuned!

Be on the lookout for mail headed your way if you had a student in grades 3+ last year. The results from last spring's state assessment (PEAKS - Performance Evaluation for Alaska's Schools) have arrived and if your child participating in the assessment we'll be sending results your way in the mail.

One of our most important mitigation pieces is if your child is sick, please keep them home! We know it's inconvenient, but it's the way we can keep doing what we're able to currently do. If you do have a sick child and/or you learn that your child is a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID, please do follow the guidelines and get tested -- I've included a list below of places that are testing.

If your student does test positive for COVID-19, please reach out to notify me, our school nurse, or your student's child's teacher as soon as possible. That will allow us to do contact tracing and make decisions in the most timely fashion. Thank you! 

THIS WEEK - we are excited about a number of things, including...

Wednesday - It's the annual "Sing for Peace" celebration where Montessori schools around the world sing a common song of peace. You can learn the song with your children here. Usually, the Children's House students have traveled throughout the school singing this with each class - I think it will look a little different this year, but we'll be singing from behind our masks in some fashion on that day!

As always, please feel free to reach out to me!

Kristin Garot,
MBPS Principal     907 523 1848
Maybe you remember seeing this packet of paperwork come home? Or maybe it's still tucked away deep inside someone's backpack? Or maybe it's crumpled on the bottom of someone's locker? 

In any case, we'd love to get this paperwork back from you! We want updated contact information as well as some additional paperwork required by the district that we need your signature on! We only have about a third of them back so far and we need them back from EACH and EVERY student! 

If you're not sure where your packet is, please ask your kiddo and then ask Beccah or Bonnin in the office to send another one your way if needed.

Thank you for getting this back to us!
Montessori 101: Reading with your child

Big thanks to our elementary guides Becca, Callie, Lupita, and Rick who shared their presentation about helping your emerging readers at home.

You can check out their slide show HERE and look on our website this coming week for the zoom recording of the presentation. There are great suggestions and ideas for helping your young reader!

What Montessori lingo do YOU want to know about? Let me know!
Supporting Montessori in our community!
Two ways you can support Montessori programs in Southeast Alaska!

Become a member of Southeast Alaska Friends of Montessori (SEAFOM). This local booster organization supports Montessori programs throughout Southeast, and MBPS receives a lot of yearly support from this organization in the form of grants that support E1 literacy interventions, AMP augmentors, all of our Montessori materials, and professional development for our staff. We'd love for every family to be a member - membership is $10 a year; it might be time for you to renew here!

Amazon Smiles - 
When you shop at AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Click the link above to automatically make Southeast Friends of Montessori (SEAFOM) your designated charitable organization!

The other way you can make your current purchases count for even more is to follow this link to connect your Fred Meyer rewards to SEAFOM!

Looking to get a COVID test for someone with symptoms? without symptoms but is a close contact? no symptoms and not a close contact but unvaccinated and you want to screen?

Here’s the rundown of places in town you can get tested. My personal fav is the CCFR drive-through - it’s quick and I usually get my results later the same day.

Remember, if your child is home sick from school and has any covid-related symptoms, we’re going to ask that you get them tested. You can help us keep the school going in person by testing!

Where to get a COVID-19 test in Juneau (see more details here

• 𝐂𝐁𝐉’𝐬 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞-𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐮 𝐭𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐭𝐲: Open to public for symptomatic or asymptomatic testing not related to travel. Register online When you register, pick a date for the test. After you complete the form, a COVID-19 Hotline staff member will call you to confirm a time. If you don't have access to internet or don't feel comfortable registering online, call 586-6000.

• 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐮 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐢𝐫𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭 (𝐂𝐚𝐩𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜): Open to public for travel-related and asymptomatic testing. Walk-in only 8 a.m. – 11 p.m. 7 days a week. IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS, DO NOT TEST AT THE AIRPORT.

• 𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐇𝐂❜𝐬 𝐄𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐥 𝐋𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐌𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐂𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝟏𝟐𝟎𝟎 𝐒𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐤 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐞: Open to public for symptomatic or asymptomatic testing. Call 907-364-4451 to schedule a test.

• 𝐒𝐄𝐀𝐑𝐇𝐂❜𝐬 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞 𝐔𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜, 𝟑𝟐𝟐𝟓 𝐇𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐢𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐃𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐞, 𝐒𝐮𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝟏𝟎𝟐: Open to public for symptomatic or asymptomatic testing. Walk-in only from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 7 days a week, call ahead at 907-463-6677. If you are not already registered as a SEARHC patient, you will need to complete registration when you arrive at Urgent Care and before testing.

• 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐮 𝐔𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐧𝐭 & 𝐅𝐚𝐦𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐞, 𝟖𝟓𝟎𝟓 𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐃𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐲 𝐑𝐨𝐚𝐝: Open to public for symptomatic or asymptomatic testing. Call 907-790-4111 or make an appointment online at

• 𝐏𝐫𝐢𝐯𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐫/𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜: Contact your health provider and ask if their office provides COVID-19 testing and what the parameters are for getting tested. and set other styles.
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Kristin Garot, principal

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The City and Borough of Juneau School District complies with all federal and State rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the District’s Title IX Coordinator Timothy Bauer 10014 Crazy Horse Dr. Juneau AK 99801 907-523-1710 or Section 504/ADA Coordinator Shawn Arnold 10014 Crazy Horse Dr. Juneau AK 99801 907-780-2050

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