Family Update - 9/11/2022
Scott Dual Language Magnet
Dear Scott Families,
It was another great week at Scott DL! In this week’s newsletter, we have news of upcoming events two great volunteer opportunities! H.O.P.E. (our returning after-school program) begins this week, as well as National Hispanic Heritage Month! Pay close attention, September is going to be a great month!
The Latest from Scott DL
Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month begins this week on September 15th. The Hispanic and Latinx Community is full of diverse cultures and vibrant stories. We at Scott DL can’t wait for a month full of celebration!
The H.O.P.E. after-school program begins this week on Tuesday, September 13th and runs until Thursday, May 11th. Check backpacks for important program guidelines and information. The H.O.P.E. program runs on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 4pm to 5pm. We are excited to Help Outstanding Panthers Excel!
We are Proud of our Panthers!
PreK and 1st grade students settle in to their routine
Picture Day is Coming Soon!
Individual Picture Day is coming up on Tuesday, September 27th. Ordering information coming soon!
School Garden TLC
We are kicking off our volunteer opportunities with a project in our school garden. It has become overgrown and could use some TLC. There are plenty of tomatoes, tomatillos, jalapenos, and a few poblanos out there that you are welcome to. If you are interested and able to help in the garden, please sign up here!
Panther Pay Store Helpers
We are looking for a team of volunteers to help with the Panther Pay Store. This is a fun and rewarding way to engage with students at Scott DL! The store opens every Friday in blocks of 2-hours, from 1:30-3:30pm. You will notice the end of the store hours are aligned with pick-up time for your convenience. Sign up here if you can help!
Your help is much appreciated!
Did you know? Learn about Scott DL
The Gomez & Gomez Dual Language Model
The Gómez & Gómez Dual Language Enrichment Model focuses on the importance of students learning in the first language to learn grade-level content and skills while "adding or developing" a second language through content and transferring skills to the second language.
At Scott Dual Language Magnet School, all students learn in two languages:
Students learn to read and write in their first language PreK-1st grade.
Students receive Language Arts instruction in both languages grades 2nd-5th.
English Language Arts and Math are always taught in English.
Spanish Language Arts, Science and Social Studies are always taught in Spanish.
Students learn content together through bilingual/pair groups.
Staff and students follow the Language of the Day (M/W/F: Spanish • T/R: English).
TPS 501 District News, Announcements, and Resources
Topeka Salvation Army Asking for Help From the Community
Starting, Thursday, September 1, 2022, through, Tuesday, November 1st, 2022, The Topeka Salvation Army is asking for the community's help collecting items for three low-income nursing homes:
Countryside Health Center, 440 SE Winfield
Providence Nursing Home, 1112 SE Republican
Advena Nursing Home, 2015 SE 10th Ave.
Items needed include puzzles, coloring books, crayons/colored pencils, reading books, shampoo/conditioner, and body lotion. These items will be put together along with other items during the holiday season to create baskets for those individuals in the nursing homes. Often, they are the forgotten segment of the population during the Christmas season!
Items may be left at Topeka Salvation Army, 1320 SE 6th Street, at the front desk – hours of operation for The Salvation Army, 9a to 11a and 1p to 4p., you may also call, 785.233.9648 if you have any questions.
Contact: Shelley Robertson, development director, Topeka Salvation Army, 1320 SE 6th, firstname.lastname@example.org
Discovery Education New and Favorite Channels:
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Vooks: Enjoy this collection of storybooks brought to life through animation and voice narration.
Arcademics: Boost learning and engagement with skill-building multiplayer math and ELA games.
Minecraft: Education Edition: Explore the unique connections between DE content and five Minecraft worlds dedicated to SEL, science, and math.
PhET Interactive Simulations: These simulations bring math and science concepts to life in a game-like environment.
News and Current Events: Follow emerging stories from around the globe.
Early Learning Channel: Jump start your young learner’s knowledge and skills.
Marzano Academies Channel: Explore an ever-growing collection of micro-learnings based on Dr. Marzano’s research.
Mobile Drive-Thru Clinic ***Canceled
The mobile vaccination clinic scheduled for Saturday, September 10, 2022, at Jardine Middle School has been canceled due to minimal interest. Families needing help finding a COVID-19 vaccine or booster may call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 888-720-7489) or visit vaccines.gov.
The Shawnee County Health Department (SCHD) has walk-in vaccination hours at their Immunization Clinic (2115 SW 10th Ave) during morning and afternoon business hours:
Monday/Thursday/Friday – 8:00 - 11:00 AM & 1:00-4:00 PM
Tuesday – 10:00 -1:00 PM & 3:00-6:00PM
Wednesday – 8:00 - 11:00 AM & 2:00-4:00 PM
FFFN is just around the corner, September 21.The day of FFFN, all schools will have an ALS Walk. Elementary schools will have an awareness walk at 9:30 am.
Breakfast & Lunch 🍽️
If your family does not qualify for free breakfast and lunch, your student will need to pay for breakfast and lunch. Please complete the Free and Reduced School Meal Application form through the Required E-forms on TylerSIS to find out if you qualify.
Breakfast cost: $1.50
Lunch cost: $2.50
Milk only: $.60
Meals will be charged to your student's school account. Find out more info about our district's online meal payment system: MypaymentsPlus. You may also pay with cash or check at the school.
Check the Lunch Menus here.
Arrival & Dismissal
All students in a family will arrive and be dismissed from the same location, which is the pod of the youngest child, including preschool! If you are dropping your child off your child at Pod 100 and need to exit your vehicle, please pull all the way forward and park as to not block the flow of drop-off.
How to check for Busing
1. Log in to TylerSIS
2. Look at the menu under student information, there is a section called "transportation"
3. Your bus route, time, and information will be there.
Also, don't forget to download Here Comes the Bus App!
If you know that your child is going to be absent, please call the school at 785-235-7480.
If you need to pick your child up early, please be advised that we will call them down to the office once you arrive at the school.
If you need to change the way your child goes home, please call the office by 1:00 for us to have time to communicate those
9/14/22 - 9/30/22 Penny War Competition (More information to come)
9/15/22 Hispanic Heritage Month Begins!
9/17/22 Constitution Day
9/21/21 Family Fitness Fun Night at Hummer Sports Park (More Information to come)
9/27/22 Picture Day
9/28/22 4th Grade Kanza Trip (More information to come)
9/28/22 PTO Meeting (Contact Igi Retana to find out how to join!)
9/30/22 Field Day
10/18/22 4th Grade Symphony Trip