Baltz Sunday Storytime

and Weekly Announcements February 20, 2022

Things You Should Know This Week

Hello Baltz Families!

There is no school on Monday Feb. 21st in observance of President's Day.


We are continuing to focus on spreading kindness throughout the school with Kindness Week.


Staff and students will participate in activities to promote kindness. Students can wear colors each day to help us keep kindness in mind.


  • Tuesday - Rocking Red To Remind Us to Be Kind!
  • Wednesday - Wear Baltz Blue Because Kindness Starts with You!
  • Thursday - Wear Yellow and Say, "Yellow" to Someone New!
  • Friday - Wear Orange - "Orange" you happy when people are being Kind?



Baltz is participating in a Shoe Drive from now until March 18th. The drive is sponsored by DELLTA (Delaware English Language Learners Teacher Association. As you are spring cleaning, shoes can be delivered to school or sent in with your child. Please send in a bag labeled Shoe Drive.


Here are some details about the Shoe Drive and how it is benefitting English Learners heading to College or Careers.

Here’s some information about the Shoe Drive.

· DELLTA will earn funds based on the total weight of the shoes collected.

· The $ goes to the Amanda Sapp Parisi Awards for graduating ELs going on to college or career programs.

· The collected shoes are sent abroad to micro-enterprise (small business) partners, providing economic opportunities in developing countries.

· These micro-entrepreneurs sell the shoes to feed, clothe, and house their families. One woman in Haiti even earned enough to send her son to law school!!

· In the US alone, 600 million+ pairs of shoes are sent to landfills every year.

· Shoes can take 100 years to decompose and release toxic chemicals while doing so.


Please “Shoe Us the Love”!!!


Some Testing Dates Ahead:


  • ACCESS Testing (in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing )began for English Language Learners on Feb. 3rd and will continue throughout February.
  • DeSSA Testing for students in grades 3, 4, 5 begins in May.


Help the Baltz Bears PTA earn money to support programs for our kids! Please download the Box Tops App and scan your grocery receipts to help our school earn money. It is that easy! Please scroll down to learn more details....


Reducing the Spread of Covid

We are committed to reducing the likelihood of spreading Covid. Mask Wearing and Hand Hygiene routines are being reviewed and reinforced at school. Please discuss why these routines are so important with your child(ren) regularly.


New Guidance about Isolation/Quarantine becomes official on 1/31 in Red Clay.

Click here to read more....

Click here for more about how to respond to close contacts.


Mask Wearing-Masks are still required in Schools

It is so important that all students wear their masks properly each day. Masks should cover students' mouths and their noses. Please review proper mask wearing with your child and why it is so important before coming to school.

Click here to read Admin Memo about FaceCoverings


Covid 19- Health Screener

Every day before sending your child to school you must do the Covid-19 Screener! If your child does not pass the screener, they must stay at home until cleared by a physician or until receiving a negative Covid Test.

Click here to review the Health Screener


Reminders:

  • School Doors open at 8:45. There is no supervision outside before 8:45. Walkers should not arrive at school before 8:45.
  • Students will go outside to play during recess, as weather permits. Please send your child with weather appropriate clothing for outdoor play.


Scroll down to learn more about:

  • Coming Soon- Mark Your Calendars
  • Sunday Storytime
  • Check out the Winter Instruction Newsletter!
  • Baltz Bears PTA- Get the Box Tops App to earn money for our school
  • Daily Covid-19 Screener info for Staff and Students
  • Baltz Title 1 School Information
  • Resources for Parents: Dress Code Details, Links for the General Parent Handbook and the MTSS (Positive Behavior ) Parent handbooks and other parent resources

Translation Tools / HERRAMIENTAS DE TRADUCCIÓN

To View this weekly newsletter in Spanish or another language, use these tools:


Para ver este boletín semanal en español u otro idioma, use estas herramientas:

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Click Below to Learn More about Instruction in the Winter Newsletter

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Sunday Storytime episode will be out later Sunday Evening. Access it by clicking on Ms. Personti's YouTube channel, above. Check out other episodes, too!

  • Mrs. Hughes reads Dancing in the Wings.
  • Mrs. Papa and Ms. Uhrick share the strategy of Friendship Breaths for the Mindful Minute.
  • Tune in for the Big Question---Enter the Big Question Raffle! Check out the New Prize Cart.
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  • February 22-Feb. 25 KINDNESS WEEK
  • Tuesday - Rocking Red To Remind Us to Be Kind!
  • Wednesday - Wear Baltz Blue Because Kindness Starts with You!
  • Thursday - Wear Yellow and Say, "Yellow" to Someone New!
  • Friday - Wear Orange - "Orange" you happy when people are being Kind?


  • March 1st- Baltz Bears PTA Meeting- Zoom 5:30 pm

Daily Covid-19 Screener

Every day before sending your child to school you must do the Covid-19 Screener! If your child does not pass the screener, they must stay at home until cleared by a physician or until receiving a negative Covid Test.
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Baltz Title 1 School Information

Baltz Title 1 Parent Involvement Policy, Baltz Title 1 Parent, Teacher & School Compact, Title 1 Brochure for Parents, Red Clay Parent Engagement Policy & Red Clay Federal Programs Complaint Procedures

Resources for Parents

Dress Code Details

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Baltz Parent Handbook (General Info)

Click here to review the policies for Baltz Elementary.

Baltz Parent Handbook (general information) Spanish

Click here to review policies for Baltz Elementary.

MTSS (Positive Behavior Supports )Parent Handbook

Click here to learn more about our supports for positive behavior at Baltz

MTSS (PBS) Parent Handbook- Spanish

Click here to learn more about our supports for positive behavior at Baltz in Spanish!