Elementary News

May 2020

Hello!

What a strange time this is! Who could've imagined the fourth quarter of the 2019/2020 school year looking like this! While this is an unprecedented time, it can also be confusing and uncertain. Governor Parsons has started the reopening of Missouri, but that does not change the current situation in schools. Students will finish their 19/20 school year at home via distance learning.


By now I hope you have read Mr. Probasco's message and update, shared on Facebook and in the Tri-County Weekly Newspaper. Some key points from Mr. Probasco were:


  • Free meals from the school for those under 18 will continue through May 18th.
  • School work completed and turned in during this time will not hurt your child's grades but can help them.
  • Laptops have been distributed to those who said they did not have any device (tablet, computer or phone) to access online content.
  • The district is considering offering summer school, but is still waiting on state guidance.
  • Dates to turn in work, and pick up your student's supplies have not been set, but will be.


As with everything as the world has shut down during this quarantine, things can change. We will continue to try to do our best to keep you in the loop. We miss our students immensely and are eager to see them and return to school this fall.


Pamela Cox

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Self Regulation in These Trying Times

As adults, we set the tone for our students. Whether at school or at home, children take their lead from us. Helping them process their emotions, helps them learn to regulate them. A routine is important for teaching self regulation, as well as movement and interaction with your student. Playing games, and getting outside is just as important. Our students need all of us, and I look forward to seeing them again!

Below is a good visual for talking to students about their feelings and actions.

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Upcoming Events

May 4 -8th is Teacher Appreciation Week. Please find a way to share with your child's teacher how much you appreciate them. We will have a virtual, Facebook teacher appreciation week. They have been working from home to continue to provide our students with appropriate work in these uncertain times and would love to hear from you via email, phone call, snail mail, or Facebook.