Willie Brown Academy Insider

May 1, 2020

WBA Talent Show

Every spring, PTA hosts a talent show for our scholars. With schools being shut down, our amazing PTA wanted to find a way for our scholars to still participate in a talent show event. So...we are going virtual! Look for details to come next week. In the meantime, be thinking about a talent that you have that can be shared with others.

CAMP Team Distance Learning

The CAMP team has created a website to add weekly activities. Once you click the link, please either create a shortcut on the desktop or add it as a bookmark. New activities will be updated by noon each Monday. https://sites.google.com/misdmail.net/wba-camp

Daily Announcements


Watch the May 1st daily announcements (and find out who the winner is from all of the challenge entries!).

Family Game Challenge Picture Collages

Check out all of the family game pictures from this week's challenge!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1H0tzJ5bpwnNWrf3nJy5SIQcimat5XfNd?usp=sharing

Tips for Learning at Home

This was shared by a WBA parent. Take a look...there may be something that can help you here too.

Tips for Learning at Home

COVID Book for Kids

Here is a cool book to share with your kids about COVID.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KjbKGy8cDNXKZ4xCuo8-iISXakbyOhN0/view?usp=sharing

Community Resources

Here's a list of free resources being provided to local families (food, clothing, home services, etc.) by our community partners: bit.ly/MISDShutdownResources

Medications at school?

If your scholar needs a prescription that was left at school, please contact our campus Nurse Jill Ricketts via email to initiate the process and to get a time scheduled for pick up. jillricketts@misdmail.org

Need internet access at home?

AT&T - Offering open hotspots, unlimited data to existing companies, and $10/month plans to low-income families.

Charter - Free internet offer for two months for new K-12 and college student households

Comcast - Offering free WiFi for two months to low-income families, plus all Xfinity hotspots are free to the public during this time

Spectrum - Offering 60 days of free internet service to new customers. Call 844-488-8395

Sprint - Providing unlimited data to existing customers, and allowing all handsets to enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge Remote work PDF Flyer

T-Mobile - Providing unlimited data to existing customers and allowing all handsets to enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge.

Verizon - No special offers but following FCC agreements waiving late fees and not disconnecting existing service.

New Time for Free Meals Program Starting May 4

For the safety of Mansfield ISD staff and volunteers as temperatures begin to rise, MISD's free meals program will soon operate at a new time.

Starting May 4, all kids up to age 18 and adults with special needs up to age 21 will receive the free food from 9 to 10 a.m. on Monday through Friday at the following distribution sites:

  • Glenn Harmon Elementary School
  • D.P. Morris Elementary School
  • Annette Perry Elementary School
  • Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
  • Della Icenhower Intermediate School
  • Lake Ridge High School

Mansfield ISD wants to ensure that all students will still be provided a nutritious meal while schools have been closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus virus (COVID-19). An average of 9,000 meals per day are distributed through the program.

The packaged meals are distributed in a drive-thru fashion. Walkers and bike riders are also welcome to grab a meal to go.

View the menu.

No one will need to exit their personal vehicles; and if the child is not present, a form of ID or proof of enrollment will need to be presented on site.

Examples of ID and proof of enrollment are:

  • • An official Letter/email from school that shows children as enrolled
  • • An individual student report cards
  • • An attendance record from parent portal of school website
  • • A birth certificate for children not in school
  • • A student ID card

Children do not have to be a student at the campus to qualify for the meal, and families can visit any of the participating sites.

The final scheduled day of meal distribution will be Thursday, May 28, the last day of school.

Distance Learning

We are all working hard to keep the learning process going for our scholars even while we are not together physically. Teachers are commicating via email the learning plans each week and are keeping working hours (from home) M-F 8:00-4:00 to support you in any way.

COVID-19 Shutdown: FAQ

https://www.mansfieldisd.org/parents-students/covid-19/faqs

Check out the FAQ's posted on MISD's website for general questions. If you don't see what you are needing here, always feel free to reach out to Mrs. Eastlick @ kynaeastlick@misdmail.org.

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