27 Mar
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Building the Fourth Floor Begins…

Spring is here and with it comes new beginnings! We are very excited to announce the beginning of construction for our fourth floor. With the extra space created by this addition, we will be adding three additional classrooms to our school. This will allow our children to learn in a calmer environment, reducing crowding and […]

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08 Jan
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UPAVIM goes to Chicago!

The women of UPAVIM would like to extend a huge thank you to First United Methodist Church of Illinois for organizing such a wonderful trip for five of our UPAVIMA’s to the beautiful city of Chicago. The women were invited on a week long experience, and had the opportunity to meet many different people and visited […]

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02 Jan
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Meet Tirsa

This month we introduce you to Tirsa, who is in charge of our shipping area, and also an acting assistant to Angela, Director of Crafts. A very happy and fashionable woman, Tirsa is distinct at UPAVIM and within the wider La Esperanza community. Never to be caught in flat shoes, she teeters her way around […]

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29 Dec
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UPAVIM Year in Review

[one_third] [framed_box bgColor=”#FFFFFF”] UPAVIM Community Development Foundation (UCDF) Board of Directors Barb Lorraine President UPAVIM General Advisor Ellie Friedland Vice President Education Advisor Linda Wiley Secretary Janessa Landeck Treasurer Health Advisor Greg Norman Board Member Mary Joan Ferrara-Marsland Board Member Crafts Advisor Darlene Dombroski Board Member Fundraising Evie Vendermeer Board Member Fundraising [/framed_box] [framed_box bgColor=”#FFFFFF” […]

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23 Oct
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The Heart of UPAVIM

Meet Dina There is only one real reason why UPAVIM’s Montessori pre-school is so successful, our devoted teachers. One of these outstanding teachers is Dona Dina. The first thing you will notice about Dina is the overwhelming motherliness she exuberates, you can not help but want to hug her, and she will hug you back! […]

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21 Oct
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Independence Day!

September 15th was Guatemalan Independence Day, and UPAVIM took part with the rest of the country, with a full week of events. The children and teachers marched in parades through the community, along with other schools from the surrounding areas. They waved flags and many of the girls spent weeks practicing their baton twirling. The […]

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