MVM Return to School Plans

July 21st, 2020

In the last two weeks, MVM has released its 2020-2021 return to school plans,  Advance Action and Return to School Objective. MVM admin and faculty have been working diligently to ensure we have the appropriate protocols, strategies, and equipment in place for students and employees to safely physically return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. The American Academy of Pediatrics strongly advocates “all […]

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Gifts of Nature

September 18th, 2020

Time in nature is not leisure time; it’s an essential investment in our children’s health (and also, by the way, in our own)    ~ Richard Louv  I would rather see children with a handful of compost or mud than with their hands wrapped around an iPad or telephone and staring at the screen. When I think […]

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2020 Landmark Year for MVM

January 9th, 2020

2020 marks our 50th anniversary! Our school began in 1970 in the basement of Trinity Church at Rainbow and Island Streets in downtown Reno. In 1999 we moved to our south Reno campus. In both locations, over five decades, we have been extremely fortunate and honored to serve a vast number of children and families […]

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Music to My Ears

October 15th, 2019

I had a horrible day, Why? Didn’t you like your lunch? No, I didn’t get to work with my friends. Silence Wait, you worked with me. I’m your friend. Oh yeah, I forgot. Lower El students at dismissal I take great delight in listening to children’s interactions and conversations throughout the day. My office is […]

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Too Much Stuff?

October 3rd, 2019

Lost and Found There was probably a time when Lost and Found was an appropriate name for the pile of clothing, lunchboxes, socks, water bottles, and other miscellaneous items sitting at the bottom of the stairs. As I travel up and down to the Community Room, my attention is often drawn to the growing pile, […]

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Start talking, please!

September 6th, 2019

The development of language is part of the development of the personality, for words are the natural means of expressing thoughts and establishing understanding between people.                                                                                 Maria Montessori Have you noticed people are talking less to one another? Inside (stores, airports, offices, restaurants) and outside (walking to and from buildings, sidewalks, parks, parking lots), […]

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August 29th, 2019

Here we go … back to school! The one thing we can always count on is change. No matter how hard we try to keep things the same, change happens. We begin, we finish, and we begin again. From birth onward, we experience continuous physical change. Mental, emotional and spiritual change occurs in tandem as […]

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When Do We Stop Learning?

August 22nd, 2019


May 14th, 2018

Whether we are parents or teachers, guiding and raising children can prove to be confusing, overwhelming and frustrating. We often believe children require a new or different set of management skills that are outside of our expertise. We feel lacking or limited in our capability and effectiveness.  Sometimes, the harder we try, the harder it […]

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Our Daily Doing

May 3rd, 2018

When I was a child, Saturday was a “doing” day. Everyone had a job (or two or three) and Saturday morning was our designated time to get our work done. What kind of work did we do? Strip the sheets off our beds, vacuumed, emptied the wastebaskets, cleaned the bathroom sinks and counters, ironing, dusting, […]

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