Wrightsboro e-News

November 22, 2020

Updates and Reminders

  • All Zoom times will begin at 8:00. K-2 will Zoom until 9:00 and 3-5 will zoom until 9:20. Students are expected to log into Zoom each day as well as completing the asynchronous lessons on remote days. This is important towards each child's success and mastery of grade level expectations.
  • Please continue to contact your teacher or the school nurse if your child has been sick, exposed to COVID, or tested positive for COVID. Students who are exhibiting symptoms or have been exposed to COVID are not permitted to attend school.
  • Please try to schedule your child’s appointments (doctor, dentist, etc.) on one of their remote days so that they do not miss in person instruction.

Tree Donations Needed

If anyone has a 6 foot artificial tree that you are willing to donate to the school, please contact your child’s teacher or call the school at 910-815-6909. We look forward to decorating and spreading some cheer at school!

Thanksgiving Break

Thanksgiving is November 26th. There will be no school November 25th-27th to celebrate the holiday. Take some time with your child to talk about gratitude and the things you are thankful for!

Winter Break

The last day of school before winter break is December 17th. Students will be on winter break from December 18th-January 1st. We look forward to seeing Group AA students back in person on January 11th and Group BB students back in person on January 14th. January 4th-8th are remote learning days.

Remote Learning Days on January 4th-8th

The district has designated January 4th-8th as remote learning days. All students are expected to complete asynchronous assignments on Seesaw or Google Classroom this week. There will be no live Zoom instruction this week.

Spotlight On - Kindergarten!

The Kindergarten Team is proud to announce the beginning of our new math unit, SHAPES! We have many hands-on opportunities for play-based learning that our young students are sure to enjoy. However, please continue to provide many opportunities for your child to count, because we want number sense to come easily to our students. In reading, we are wrapping up our rhythmic and lyrical study of POETRY! We have started assessing reading comprehension and basic print knowledge. We are so happy that our children are engaged in the lessons, and eager to learn! We encourage every child to join our Zoom lessons each morning that are not in class, as it builds knowledge, friendships and confidence! Kudos to all of the kindergarten students and families for making school a priority. Remote learning may seem tough, but so are we!

What's Happening in the Media Center

The Wrightsboro Media Center has been very busy during the past weeks! Every AA and BB reader has checked out 2 library books, one fiction and one nonfiction. All students are welcome to put books on hold in Destiny Discover to be checked out. Parents/4-5 students may email stephanie.tew@nhcs to let her know that they are ready for the books to be checked out. Books should be returned in 7 days.

We have been enjoying Read Alouds via Zoom each day (M, T, Th, F at 3:15 and W at 11:00). You can find the Zoom information to join in Seesaw Inbox and Google Classroom Classwork Material.

During our media lessons, 2-5 students have learned to use Destiny Discover to shop for books. K students have learned more about poetry and rhyming words and the difference between fiction and nonfiction. 1st - 3rd students have learned more about traditional fiction - folktales. 4th grade has consumed and created media to learn and share more about erosion and weathering of our earth. 5th grade has consumed and created media to learn and share more about the effects that humans have on our earth. We have also traveled the world via Google Earth, been challenged to Breakout, created our own stories, and have begun to learn how to create and share Google Slides and Drawings to share knowledge.

During the next rotation in media class, students will continue to learn more about who they are as readers as they select their own fiction and nonfiction library books for checkout. They will also learn about how to access more online books to read. K-3 students will learn how to use the app Doodle Buddy to create and share what they know. 4-5 students will learn more about the features of Google Slides so that they can effectively communicate knowledge with others. Speaking and Listening skills will be developed as students present their slides to an audience.

Be sure to check Ms. Tew's website and Seesaw or Google Classrooms for media information and email with specific questions or suggestions: stephanie.tew@nhcs.net.

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Our School's Why

School Mission:

The mission of Wrightsboro School is to establish and promote a caring, engaging, and supportive environment that enhances learning and leadership for all.

School Vision:

Today we learn. Tomorrow we lead.

School Beliefs:

We believe children want to learn and lead and will take responsibility to actively meet goals that will help them succeed in the future. We believe teachers inspire success, and encourage a love of learning by providing a supportive environment that fosters leadership through instruction to meet the unique needs of each child. We believe families that work together with our school contribute to successful learning for every child.