Random Acts of Kindness

For October's random act of kindness, the PTA gave all teachers free tickets to spend at last Saturday's Fall Fest. The tickets had another purpose too, they were entered into a raffle for a gift certificate to Amber Day Spa. Congratulations to our winner, Helen Sidiropolous, we appreciate you and all the hard working teachers at VIMSIA. Thank you! 


First General PTA Meeting


On Wednesday, September 26, 2018 the VIMSIA PTA held it’s first general meeting led by President, April Baynes. Special guest speaker Mara Brownell helped provide behavior tips and strategies to VIMSIA parents.

Parenting With Grace, Presented by Patricia Ludick

Elementary parent night guest speaker, Patricia Ludick.

Elementary parent night guest speaker, Patricia Ludick.

Montessori Directress, Norma Bolinger and Patricia Ludick.

Montessori Directress, Norma Bolinger and Patricia Ludick.

Even in torrential downpour, Virgin Islands Montessori School & Peter Gruber International Academy parents pushed through and made their way to the "Parenting with Grace" seminar presented by Montessorian and guest speaker, Patricia Ludick. Parents were thankful and re-energized with feelings of optimism for the school after hearing various tips and tricks on parenting with Montessori values. Watch Ludick's presentation on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VIMSIA/videos/249649962421712/

Patricia Ludick with daughter Kate Ludick.

Patricia Ludick with daughter Kate Ludick.

VIMSIA staff with Patricia ludick.

VIMSIA staff with Patricia ludick.

Introducing the 2018-2019 VIMSIA PTA

Introducing your 2018-2019 PTA Board! We want the PTA to work for you, so please contact us with any ideas, questions, concerns, suggestions for projects, volunteer opportunities, or anything else you think the PTA should know about. We look forward to a great year!

President - April Baynes ptavimsia.pres@gmail.com

Vice President - Sarah Smith Williams ptavimsia.vp@gmail.com

Secretary - Mone Taylor ptavimsia.sec@gmail.com

Treasurer - Darian Hairston ptavimsia.tr@gmail.com

Public Relations Officer - Aldeth Lewin ptavimsia.pr@gmail.com

PTA Liaison to the Board of Trustees - Enrique Rodriguez ptavimsia.lo@gmail.com

General Board Members - ptavimsia@gmail.com

  Jennifer Lazuka, Kichael Miller, Jeanne Walters, Andrew Brown, Marcela Ferreyra

The Three Legged Stool


Written By: Melissa Bump

As Mr. Bornn loves to remind us, student success is like a three-legged stool. The three legs are the student, the teachers, and the parents. When these three are working well together, the student will reach their maximum potential! 

The "teacher" leg can mean the school as a whole. Everyone working at VIMSIA - the administration, the teachers, the office staff, the maintenance and custodial staff - are dedicated to creating an environment that will be welcoming, safe, and academically rigorous for each student. 

The "parent" leg can refer to the family as a whole. Everyone in a student's family has an impact on that person's growth. If the family is supportive of the goals set by the school, and lovingly reminds the student of the family's expectations in regards to behavior, classwork, and homework, it will have a dramatic impact on that student's success in school. 

The "student" leg needs the other two legs to be standing strong in order to be successful! Imagine a stool with only one leg - very wobbly. For his part, the VIMSIA student is urged to be attentive in class, kind to his peers, and diligently completing every assignment honestly and to the best of his ability. Of course, this is sometimes a daunting task, and that's when the student needs their support system the most. 

Last week, there was a welcome back night for the PGIA - it was wonderful to see so many parents in attendance, excited to learn about any new changes for the school year. This week, there are numerous back-to-school nights taking place. This is an opportunity for the family and school legs to join together in support of all of our students!