Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year at Bambini Creativi!
Dear Bambini Creativi Parents and Students,
It is my pleasure to welcome you all back to another special year at Bambini Creativi! The 2020-2021 school year marks the start of an important and exciting opportunity for our students to continue their learning journeys, while further developing their academic and social emotional growth. I acknowledge that we are starting off the year with a unique set of challenges that are far different from any other school experience we have had in the past. At Bambini Creativi, we are committed to our mission and have always believed in and valued the importance of our young students’ overall health and development, right to a meaningful education, and access to quality childhood experiences. Bambini Creativi has always been a place for connection and developmental transformation. To take part in in-person learning during this time is a very special opportunity that comes with highly prioritized responsibilities. As you know, the COVID-19 pandemic has greatly impacted our schools, and in the process, our team has focused on the health and safety of our community as our top priority. Since last spring, we have relied on the guidance and the recommendations of our local and state health officials. We have consulted with medical experts working directly in the field of COVID-19 research and treatment, and we have also diligently sought out the advice of others in the community that could support our efforts in safely reopening our school. We are honored and prepared for any scenario to serve our students and families this school year.
After careful deliberation, we have determined that in-person learning will be our commitment. We know we cannot eliminate the threat of COVID-19, but we do accept there are many measures we can take to mitigate our risks. We believe there are features of our specific context, as a small school community and student body, that will support our efforts to successfully conduct in-person learning. For example, our facility’s design (classrooms, hallways, and multiple entrances and exits) is unique and our school grounds are conducive to spreading out and working outside, while limiting exposure and implementing safety practices and protocol. We are a private school, which enables our ability to effectively and independently make decisions for our school and respond to any scenario in a timely manner. We have a team of committed teachers who are excited to return to school and eager to provide the best teaching and learning experience for our students. We also have a community of dedicated and supportive parents who go above and beyond to ensure they are doing their part to uphold the safety and mission of the school. In short, we are ready for the 2020-2021 school year, and we are optimistic that our Bambini Creativi community can get through anything together!
The start of our school year remains the same, in-person on Tuesday, September 8th at 8:30am. We ask our parents, prior to the school year, to properly prepare, be well informed, and know what to expect as we get closer to the first day of school. Parents must have all paperwork and forms completed and turned into the office, and all current tuition and fees must be paid for your child to attend school. All Enrollment Forms can be found on our website at: https://www.bambinicreativi.com/admissions Please call the office to make payment arrangements.
We also have a couple of really important events you will want to attend before the school year begins. This year, the Mandatory Parent Orientation will be online and via Zoom on Thursday, September 3rd with the Elementary Session from 6:00-6:40pm, and the Early Session 7:00-7:40pm. During our Mandatory Parent Orientation, parents will meet the teacher and specialist team, get an an overview of our school program, safety policies and procedures, and changes to expect for the upcoming school year. The Blessing of the School & Meet your Teacher event is on Friday, September 4th from10-12pm. This event gives parents and students the opportunity to see their classrooms, meet their teachers, and make a wish or blessing for our school year.
This year also requires parents to be in the know and up-to-date in all of our communications. We ask all of our parents and school community to thoroughly review our school’s website: https://www.bambinicreativi.com, and read the updated Safety Reopening Plan below . Your child’s teacher will be sending you an email welcoming you to their class and with the Parent Orientation Presentation/.PDF next week.
My faculty and educational team look forward to welcoming you to the extraordinary learning experience we offer at Bambini Creativi! You all have a place in our community, and we thrilled and excited to begin our journey of learning together as a school family!
As we look out at a world riddled with so much uncertainty brought on by this pandemic, and as we confront the daily challenges of how this circumstance has affected our lives, I believe more now than ever in the urgency of our mission and the power of our community! The world needs education more now than ever, and students who are compassionate, resilient, problem- solvers for a world in need.
We are ready, and we cannot wait to see you all soon!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting and working with each of you throughout this school year.
Ms. Brianne Teevan-Bongiovanni, Head of School