Dear MCHVF Families,
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I’d like to extend a very warm welcome to the 2021/22 school year at Montessori Children’s House of Valley Forge! I hope you all had a relaxing and enjoyable summer with your families.
What an unprecedented year we had last year. I am so proud of how our community banded together during one of the most challenging times in our school’s history. It was because of our families’ unwavering support that we were able to open our doors and provide in-person learning for our children. I am so incredibly grateful to our amazing staff who worked so hard all year to keep our children safe and learning. I am certain that as a community we will work together to provide another great year at MCHVF for our children.
This year, we welcome our new Head of School Mrs. Jamie Hoffman to MCHVF, who has dived right in and who we are certain will lead our school into its next stage of excellence. On a personal note, my youngest son graduated last year from MCHVF after enrolling my oldest here eight years ago. While I no longer have children at the school, I am dedicated to staying in this role to ensure a successful transition.
In order to ensure the safety of our community this year, we will continue our successful mitigation strategies of masking, reduced class sizes and sanitizing. We ask for your support as we do our due diligence to keep our community safe so that in-person learning is uninterrupted. As a small non-profit school, we relied on the generosity of our families last year to help us bridge the financial gap to accommodate reduced class sizes and we are very grateful for the amazing show of support.
We have some great tentative outdoor events on the calendar this fall including Family Pizza Night and one of my favorite MCHVF traditions, Yaeger’s Farm field trip! I hope you will consider attending as these events are a lot of fun and a great way to meet other families. I am looking forward to seeing many familiar faces and meeting our new families soon.
On a final note, I’d like to thank the Board of Directors for their time and dedication; they are an incredibly passionate and talented group of volunteers who go above and beyond for our school. Thank you Martin Highley, Stephanie McAleer, Annie DeLosso, Jeremy Levy, Andrew Owen, Kathy Justi, Greg Grimm, and welcome to new Board member Jung Lee.
Here’s to a great year!
All the best,
MCHVF Board President