Purple Team Weekly Update

Week of 3/23-3/27

A Note from the Team

Purple Team Families,

First off, we miss your kids! We know this is a weird time and thought it was important to reach out to you all. We are working hard to make this time away from school meaningful but also help us stay as connected as possible. Our weekly update will continue to be sent every Friday via Dr. Lee’s blog.

As we move forward students will be engaging in online learning for each of their classes. On Friday, March 27th students will have a few activities to welcome them back into the learning environment. Our first activity back will be a team building activity and can be accessed through Purple team Science Google Classroom. Each teacher will post a video or explanation of their “new” class structure on their own classroom pages.

We have invited each parent to join our Google Classrooms as guardians to monitor what your students are working on in all classes. For families who do not already have access, this invite will be coming from one of their Purple Team teachers. If you are having trouble joining or have not received an invitation, please email a Purple Team teacher.

We are most readily available by email. Below are our school phone numbers if you’d like to contact us by phone. Reaching out by phone only allows you to leave a voicemail that will be returned later.

We are working hard to make this transition as smooth as possible but it is a new learning experience for us, too. Details surrounding teacher “Office Hours”were shared by our Administrative team. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns

-Dane, Eric, Matt, Sheri and Sherri

Upcoming Due Dates

Homework and due dates found here: https://www.webster.k12.mo.us/Page/19268

Classroom Happenings

ELA- Mr. Gasparovic & Mrs. Wells

On March 27, students will have an introduction to online learning including: guidelines for classes and virtual conversations, a lesson on the library page, a purple team assignment (posted in Science) and an online ‘hello!’ Starting next week, students will start the ‘Writing to Remember’ unit which will include daily writing prompts and reminders for reading.

Science- Mr. Geringer & Mr. Hayes

In science, students will be getting used to “virtual” learning as we begin with a wrap-up of the energy unit that we were discussing prior to Spring Break. The wrap-up is divided into 3 required activities that will be graded as well as an additional optional extension activity for those looking for a little more challenge and practice.

Social Studies- Mr. Gasparovic & Dr. Rachal

On March 27th look for guidelines for your online classes and ZOOM conversations, a lesson on the library page, and a Purple team assignment in your Science classrooms. In Social Studies on March 30th students begin their exploration of Civil Rights with a refresher of the 27 amendments to the Constitution. Then we journey through a brief review of Civil War era America to understand the roots of the racist practices that led to the Civil Rights movements of the 1950’s and 60’s.

Contact Us

Mr. Gasparovic: gasparovic.dane@wgmail.org 314-918-4656

Mr. Geringer: geringer.matt@wgmail.org 314-918-4573

Mr. Hayes: hayes.eric@wgmail.org 314-918-4575

Dr. Rachal: rachal.sherri@wgmail.org 314-918-4574

Mrs. Wells: wells.sheri@wgmail.org 314-918-4570