From the Eagle’s Nest

Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy

Welcome to the new school year!

While we have all endured and persevered through this strange time, we still have a way to go. Looking back to March 18, 2020 when SUIMA closed, we have learned to be strong, resilient and safe. As the students have been looking forward to seeing their teachers and classmates, things will definitely be different.

The Southern Ute Indian Montessori Academy will begin school on Monday, Aug. 31. Even though all students will not be on campus, while getting lessons through Remote-Learning, the teachers are excited to see them. With our Montessori curriculum, the staff have been fabricating hands-on learning materials to send home. They have also been getting trained in the online platform that will be used to deliver academic lessons.

Our kitchen crew has also been working hard for the students. Breakfast and lunch will be provided every school day through a pickup service outside of the SUIMA dining hall. With lots of good food, great snacks, and face covered smiles, the cooks will hand every student their meal. Please call 970-563-2770 to sign up so that we can have an accurate count.

As we begin this school year, SUIMA would like to acknowledge the retirement of Ms. Edwina Watts. Between the head start and SUIMA, she has served the children of Ignacio for 40 years! Good luck Ms. Eddie, stop by and visit when things get back to normal! We will miss you.

“Children are human beings to whom respect is due, superior to us by reason of their innocence and of the greater possibilities of their future … Let us treat them with all the kindness which we would wish to help to develop in them.” – Maria Montessori

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