Gregory Gardens Weekly Bulletin
Sunday October 11, 2020
Update From Katie
Have a great week
Attendance Matters in Distance Learning
Teachers and the school office are keeping track of attendance for our Gators! Make on-line attendance a daily habit. If you think your child will be absent, please call the ATTENDANCE HOTLINE at (925) 682-8000 ext. 7042 Include your student's name, teacher, and reason for absence. Please call everyday before 9:30 AM If you cannot call, please email Lisa at email@example.com to report the absence. Thank you!
Attendance Codes for 2020/2021 Distance Learning
P = Student present for class
4 = Student participated in an online activity
3 = Student/guardian/parent engaged in 2 way communication with Teacher
6 = Services received
MDUSD Transfer Window:
The MDUSD Transfer window for students who are currently enrolled in Grades 5-11 will be open October 15, 2020 - November 15, 2020 for more information click this link https://mdusd-ca.schoolloop.com/transfers
It is important for all parents to have a HomeLink account set up especially with distance learning this year. This is how the district office distributes information to families. All parents will be receiving their homelink login information in the next week. They are being sent via USPS. Your letter has instructions on how to create your account. You can also Click here to begin!
Join our ELAC
English Learner Advisory Committee. ELAC provides parents of English learners a place to exercise their right and collaborate with other school site parents and staff. The main purpose of ELAC is to advise the school on:
1. The school’s program for English Learners
2. The development of the Single School Plan for student achievement
3. The school’s annual language census
4. Efforts on the importance of daily school attendance for academic success
Who can be an ELAC member?
ELAC meetings are open to the public. The percentage of parents of English learners on the committee must be at least the same as that of ELs at the school. Membership includes parents, staff, and community members. All parents of EL students are encouraged to participate.
- The ELAC must elect a representative to the DELAC (District English Learner Advisory Committee)
- Meet virtually Monthly
I have enjoyed reading stories to our students! I hope they enjoy t hem too!
October 22- Coffee With Koontz 6pm https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/7829792149?pwd=T2xpZDM5MTFkL0lHZzZwb2U2bFZuQT09 Meeting ID: 782 979 2149, Passcode: 997890
October 23- Gator Bite Form needs to be completed
October 26- SSC Meeting 3pm https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/7829792149?pwd=T2xpZDM5MTFkL0lHZzZwb2U2bFZuQT09 Meeting ID: 782 979 2149, Passcode: 997890
October 29- Mountain Mikes Dine and Donate 11am-10pm
October 30-Mountain Mikes Dine and Donate 11am-10pm
October 30-Materials Pick up Day 7:30- 3:30
October 31- Halloween- Students are invited to wear their costumes to class
November 11- Veteran's Day- NO SCHOOL
November 20- Materials Pick Up Day 7:30- 3:30
November 23-27- Fall Break-NO SCHOOL
December 18- Materials Pick up Day 7:30- 3:30
December 21- January 4- Winter Break
January 29- Materials Pick Up Day 7:30-3:30
Gator Bites Are Back
Our PBIS team is excited to roll out our Distance Learning Gator Bite Reward System! The team has been working hard to create a system that is efficient and mindful of each child's unique needs. With the help of PTA we have revamped our existing program.
Week of October 18- Parents and students should be on the look out for the Gator Bite Form! This will be posted as an assignment in your child's Seesaw or Google Classroom. Forms MUST be completed by Friday October 23 to ensure your item is ready for pick up day.
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Veteran's Day Project
Gregory Gardens has a long tradition of thanking the veterans by decorating the Veteran’s Day lunch gathering at Denny’s with student-made projects. As the in-person veteran gathering will not be possible this year, we are exploring other ways to show our gratitude. If you would like to have your students participate, they can create a picture, a letter, or another project to thank the veterans and have their families drop these projects off at our next student materials pick up day on October 30. You can also have families send a note of gratitude. We are looking into mailing these to the veterans, having them decorate the veterans’ office, or having them in the background of a virtual veteran gathering. Another possibility is to have your class hold up their projects and take a screenshot on Zoom. Thank you for helping us continue our important tradition.
What's Happening in 2020
Mrs. Miller is looking for new books to add to her 4th grade library
Mrs. Hagstrom would like to add these titles to her classroom library
*Scholastic Book Fair Information
* Hispanic Heritage Month
* 3rd Annual Read a Thon Information
* A Look Ahead – Proposed Calendar of Events
* Box Tops
* Mountain Mikes Dine n Donate
All of this was also sent home with your school materials Friday. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to either message us through Facebook or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you Gators!
Superintendent Friday Letter 10/9
The latest mdusd.org/FridayLetter has been published with the following headlines:
- Superintendent Maintains Weekly Organizational Update
- Free Meals Where You Need Them: District Fleet to Run Food Distribution Routes
- With 7 Minutes, You Can Greatly Help District Programs
- It's Official: MDUSD is Eat REAL Certified
- Free Flu Shots: MDAE to Host Drive-Thru Clinic
- Parent E-Training Continues
- Let Your Voice Count - Register to Vote
- Local Girl Scout Troop Surprises District 4th Graders
- COVID-19 Testing and Free Flu Shots
- "Ladies First" Choir (CHS) Helps Celebrate WWII Vet