February 2021 Hornet Connection
PCS Parent & Family Engagement Newsletter
In February we often think of Valentine's Day, candy hearts, cupid, and love in general! How awesome that we have a special day marked for the expression of love for others. February also marks the celebration of Presidents' Day, when we remember the birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln; Black History Month, when we celebrate African Americans heroes; and Random Acts of Kindness Day, when we celebrate kindness!
I am excited that our schools are getting involved with the sentiments of this month by decorating for Valentine's Day and Black History Month and participating in Acts of Kindness challenges! Maybe we can support some of the same activities at home this month...if you do, please share them with me by emailing/texting (see my contact info below) me a picture! I look forward to the fun we can all have loving each other this month!
Words to Remember: "You can never do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late " -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Resources for Student Learning at Home
Math.com: This site has specific and doable home activities that will help children learn and enjoy math. <http://www.math.com/parents/articles/mathhome.html>
Scholastic.com: This site has worksheets, activities and book recommendations by grade level. <http://www.scholastic.com/parents>
SchoolFamily.com: This site contains links to tips for helping students at home for grades K-8. <http://www.schoolfamily.com>
Exploratorium: The famous science museum in San Francisco shares hands-on resources for parents. <http://www.exploratorium.edu/explore>
Khan Academy: This site provides free online video tutorials in all subject areas. <http://www.khanacademy.org>
GADOE Parent and Family Digital Learning Guide <https://www.pelham-city.k12.ga.us/userfiles/221/my%20files/parent-and-family-digital-learning-guide.pdf?id=6020>
*Parent Resource Center (www. CISGA.org/ParentResourceCenter)
* GADOE @ https://www.gadoe.org/Pages/Home.aspx
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February Reading Fun!💖
For young readers, here is Read Aloud of an all time favorite, Guess How Much I Love You?
For middle school readers a book suggestion is, New Kid, by Jerry Craft
From the publisher: “Seventh grader Jordan Banks loves nothing more than drawing cartoons about his life. But instead of sending him to the art school of his dreams, his parents enroll him in a prestigious private school known for its academics, where Jordan is one of the few kids of color in his entire grade.
As he makes the daily trip from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale Riverdale Academy Day School, Jordan soon finds himself torn between two worlds—and not really fitting into either one. Can Jordan learn to navigate his new school culture while keeping his neighborhood friends and staying true to himself?”
For high school a book suggestion, Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen
Though she knows that 18th-century women must — above all else — marry well, Elizabeth Bennet is a spirited thinker put off by social conventions. She’s happy when her sister Jane falls for the wealthy Mr. Bingley, but Elizabeth and Bingley’s prideful friend, Darcy, clash. As the tale unfolds, several of Elizabeth’s other sisters experience the highs and lows of relationships. Meanwhile, debates and misunderstandings fuel Elizabeth’s distain for Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. When she finally learns the truth about Darcy’s character and discovers that his actions have restored her family’s honor, Elizabeth overcomes her prejudice against his pride and realizes she loves him. -Plugged In Reviews
Upcoming Events ❤
February 15-19 - Winter Break
March (TBA) - PCS Virtual STEM Night!