Concord Community Schools Newsletter
COMMERCIAL LAUNCH THE ART PROGRAM
Over the next year, we will be sharing more information about each of these new structures. The commercial we share today features our art pathway. This pathway has flourished at the high school under the guidance of Mr. Couling. Over the last two years, our families and students have been requesting art for our K-6 offerings, and we were so excited to answer the call. On Monday, May 17, we hired a teacher to take on the task of building an art program K-6. OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS GET ART NEXT YEAR!!!! GO JACKETS!!!!
MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL YELLOWJACKETS ART STUDNTS SHATTER EXPECTATIONS!!
You can view all of the work and the awards at the website below! Plus, Julie Evers speaks to our rock star teacher Brian Couling and his students in her JTV interview on the 2021 Virtual Art Show.
K-8 LOGO CONTEST WINNERS!
LOGO CONTEST HONERABLE MENTIONS
ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL SEL CORNER
As you may have already heard, we are done with new ES Trait of the Week traits and MS Good Human Skills Challenge Activities for the year (awesome job, Jackets!). So, for the remainder of the year, we will be posting weekly feedback questions for students on the K-8 Morning Announcements about the Traits we've explored, and self-care suggestions on Fridays.
To kick off your weekend, here's a self-care recommendation to try:
CHILD TAX CREDIT INFORMATION
Child Tax Credit
As a part of pandemic relief, there is a new Child Tax Credit that is worth $3,000 per year, per child ages 6-17 and $3,600 per year, per child under 6 years old for families making $150k/year or less. In addition, this includes families with no income at all (for which the “regular” tax credit is not available).
These funds will be paid out in regular payments directly to families. However, for families to be eligible, they MUST file their 2020 taxes. This is designed specifically to address child poverty and is expected to lower childhood poverty by at least 45%.
Please share this information widely with families participating in your programs.
Families may be eligible for $50 per month off of their high-speed internet. Please widely share the link below!
REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION
CHANGING TRAFFIC PATTERNS
We were told we will be able to use the high school entrance for the remainder of the year. There will be a day in the coming future where the pavers put down a layer of topcoat asphalt. When that occurs we will do our best to notify our families as that will change traffic patterns again. If anything changes, we will do our best to make sure you know.
NOMINATE YOUR TEACHER FOR TEACHER APPRECIATION MONTH!!!
CONCORD IS GRATEFUL FOR THEIR TEACHERS!! The work our teachers have done this year has really been incredible, and we are very thankful for them! Therefore, we are sharing two different ways you could help us honor them.
You could nominate your teacher for the Shaheen and WILX Teacher Appreciation Contest
Calling parents & students! Recognize & celebrate your AMAZING teachers in our community by nominating them for the Shaheen & WILX Teacher Appreciation contest between 5/1/21 and 5/20/21! Enter by emailing your teacher’s name, school and how they’ve inspired you to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If selected, they could win a pizza party for the entire staff of their school ($500 max). Two teachers/schools will be randomly selected to win. Some entries will be featured on Studio 10 & News 10. Click HERE for official rules and terms.
You could also nominate your teacher for JACKSON MAGAZINES TOP TEACHER AWARD
Parents and students: Jackson Magazine is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Top Teacher. If you know a teacher that is an outstanding leader, is dedicated to students, and has gone above and beyond to help students and parents, especially during the pandemic, please visit their website at www.jacksonmagazine.com, go to the events tab, and select Top Teachers. The due date for 2022 nominations is October 15, 2021.
SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN ROBOTICS
MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARBOOK INFORMATION
Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page
Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page?
If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle School use the Facebook page to post many updates and announcements. This Friday was the first-ever Facebook live-streamed morning announcements. Don't miss the news - like the page today.
5/26 AP English Language test at 12 pm
5/31 Memorial Day - No School for Students and Staff
6/10 LAST DAY OF SCHOOL - Half Day