At VMS we strive to offer a variety of educational speakers, parenting workshops and community building activities to better inform parents and cultivate the community of families here at Valley Montessori School.
What's Happening with the Edible Schoolyard
+ Read Ann's Update
Grandparents & Special Friends Day -
May 9 & 10, 2013
We are looking forward to having grandparents and special friends visit our school in May! The students always enjoy sharing their work and classrooms with their loved ones. Click here for the schedule. Invitations will be going out in the mail in the coming weeks.
We will also be hosting our Art Show and Boof Fair on these two days!
The Madden children wanted to know: exactly how high is space? how cold does it get up there? and what are the different layers of the atmosphere? So they sent a balloon up to the stratosphere to find out! The balloon reached somewhere around 90,000 to 112,000 feet (17 to 21 miles high) and the entire flight took about 2 hours and 20 minutes. And talk about cold... it was -60 degrees Fahrenheit up there! Watch this amazing video of their experiment.
November 8, 2012
This event was hosted by our 8th grade students supporting Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
October 6, 2012
September 7, 2012
"The Wizard of Oz"
July 3, 2012
Congratulations to our summer camp students for an amazing performance!
Valley Montessori School and Los Positas College have jointly organized a TEDx Livermore conference scheduled for June 8, 2013 at Los Positas College.
Click here to learn more about this exciting event!
Mommy & Me Classes
Mondays in April 2013
This class is being lead by Vicki Sartori, the Assistant Administrator for our Toddler Program. Click here to learn more about Vicki.
Dyslexia Seminar with Susan Barton - February 7, 2013
Susan Barton, an expert in dyslexia, gave a FREE 3 hour talk on dyslexia. This information was most useful to Reading Specialists, Special Ed teachers, Primary and Lower Elementary teachers, and parents who have a child that struggles with reading, writing or spelling. She discussed signs & symptoms of dyslexia, tutoring that works and accommodations needed to help support each child.
The Journey & Discovery
February 9, 2013
November 2, 2012
This workshop gave parents tips, tools and strategies for effectively parenting their toddler/preschooler.