From the Board

Dear FVMS community: At our recent meeting, the board of directors received and then approved the last steps of the legal process of acquiring the parcel of land behind the playground that we have been working to acquire for the last few years.  This land had been owned and maintained by the homeowner’s association of…

From the Desk of Denise

October has been a very eventful month here at FVMS. Thank you to everyone who participated in all of our October fundraisers. Our for Small Hands, Holiday Plants, Children’s Resale, SCRIP and Colonial Cafe events were all profitable and fun for everyone! We all appreciate you supporting our school. Thank you to Jan DuRall and…

Upper Elementary News

  The Upper Elementary classroom has enjoyed a very productive start of a new school year. The students are all adjusting well to the rhythm of the classroom. We have been busy covering many of our beginning of the year favorites such as Maria Montessori’s great lesson presentations: the Coming of the Universe, the Archeozoic…

Maple News

Hello, families!   Children are formally instructed in social skills they will use throughout their lives, for example, saying “please” and “thank you,” interrupting conversations politely, requesting rather than demanding assistance, and greeting guests warmly.     As most of the children are here for lunch each day, they have been able to set their…

Magnolia News

The children have settled into the routine of the class and they are choosing their work independently now. Some of the favorites are table scrubbing, parts of the horse, handwriting, and sounds. As the children continue their work on social skills, they are forming relationships with their friends and discovering their similarities. The children are…

Toddler Classroom News

Welcome back to our toddler program! We have a new, big, and beautiful classroom this year!   The school year begins with simply learning how to follow the daily routine at a pace that allows each child to take in the new experiences. There are new children to get to know, routines to figure out,…

From the Desk of Denise

Hello Everyone,   With the warm weather it is hard to believe we are already in October, and yet, we are seeing the classroom communities start to come together as a cohesive group, which signals that the school year is well underway.   We have already had several successful fundraising events at FVMS. Thank you…

Maple Classroom News

Each classroom environment is prepared with purposeful tools and resources to help guide the child’s innate desire to learn and grow, while the adults work to not be an obstacle in their path. The adults in the classroom are present to show the children how to use the tools and resources and then serve as…