A weekly newsletter for Walden Families
March 27, 2020
Walden Upcoming Dates
March 23 - April 24th - no school, social distancing
May 27th - 7th grade Awards Ceremony - All Students 1:30pm
May 28th - 6th grade Awards Ceremony - All Students 9:00am
May 28th - 8th grade Awards Ceremony - All Students 1:30pm
May 29th - Last day of school 10:35 dismissal
This is a week that will go into the history books. I hope all of our students and families are healthy during this time. The Walden staff miss you dearly.
We hope the students are watching the announcements each day. They are sent in an email at 9:00am. Next week we are going to have other guests on the announcements and more riddles from Mr. Phillips.
Remember during this time to give yourself as a guardian some grace in distance learning. It has only been one week and we are all still trying to understand how this works.
Students are not bound to the teacher's office hours. If it works better for the family to stop doing work at 1:00 and go outside and get some exercise and do the work later, that is fine. We have sent suggested schedules, but you need to find what works best for your family.
I have received several emails from parents asking clarifying questions. Please continue to do so. If I don't know the answer, I will try and find it for you. If you need any tech help you can always call the Park Hill Helpline at 816-359-5000.
Walden will still be a location that students can come and get FREE lunch. Students will not be allowed to stay and gather. They will need to take their lunch and go home. We need to try and maintain social distancing as much as possible.
The Park Hill District website (link) continues to provide updated information.
This link provides an opportunity to let us know your questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Walden Student Services here to help
Your school counselors and social worker are here to meet your needs! We have some information for you as we all adapt to distance learning:
*If your student visited with either the school counselor or social worker regularly this year, we will be reaching out to them via email to check-in. Parent emails are also copied on this communication.
*We will be posting Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) lessons for students to complete each week. Look for these from teams.
*School Social Workers across the district are working to collect the most up-to-date resources that are available across our community. If you have any concerns about food, utilities, or housing, please contact Katherine Kraai.
*If your child is experiencing any emotional distress due to distance learning, social distancing, or the coronavirus, any student or parent can contact us at:
Falcons, Cyclones, Thunder School Counselor
Eagles, Comets, Monarchs School Counselor
School Social Worker
Family Assistance and Free Meals
Orchestra students working from home
Art students sharing their work and thoughts
The Media Center Virtual Library is Always Open!
Don’t worry - the Walden Virtual Library never closes! Remember, we have so many resources on the media center website including a tutorial about how to check out eBooks and audiobooks on Overdrive. You can access ebooks on the homepage of the website: https://walden.parkhill.k12.mo.us/contact_school/media_center
Don’t worry about your actual library books. Ms. Holt will renew the books until the middle of April. She will also be available via school email if you need help finding a good book or if you need resources for your class projects.
Walden Parent Orientation for 2020-2021 School Year
Box top Mobile App
Walden families, we are kicking off our next box top contest. The team that collects the most box tops will receive a “Popculture” popcorn party. Our contest will run until Friday, February 28th. Please send in your box tops and upload your box top receipts for the scanable box tops. If you prefer I will scan your box top register receipts for you. Be sure to write your team name on the receipt so your team will get credit. Your receipts must be uploaded within 14 days of purchase. We appreciate each of you who continue to save box tops and scan your receipts to earn box tops for our school. Moble App Instructions Click Here (Link)