Hope Valley School WEEKLY UPDATE
Friday, October 16, 2020
Calendar of Events
10/19 - Remote Learning for students - State Professional Development Day for all staff
10/19 - Online Parent Support/Open Forum (see more information below)
10/19 - SIT Meeting (Virtual) - information on the Hope Valley webpage
10/23 - Mid-Trimester Report Cards are Issued
10/26 - Online Parent Support/Open Forum (see more information below)
11/2 - Online Parent Support/Open Forum (see more information below)
11/3 - Election Day - No School
11/5 - School Picture Day
11/9 - Online Parent Support/Open Forum (see more information below)
11/9 - PTO Meeting at 6:30pm (Virtual)
11/11 - Veteran's Day - No School
11/16 - Virtual Learning for All - State Professional Development Day for all staff
11/16 - Online Parent Support/Open Forum (see more information below)
1125-11/27 - Thanksgiving Break
Parents and Guardians: As a reminder you must use the parent account for the daily self-check. Click Here for more details. You can now find the link for the daily self-check on the Hope Valley School website.
Message from Mr. G
Parents must complete attendance for their child on Monday, October 19th. All you have to do is complete the Google Form by clicking on the link: https://forms.gle/gc7LmFYSyZ2y1HSu9
Teachers will be emailing students the day's learning plan by 8:30 AM on Monday. As a reminder this is a day of asynchronous learning where students will follow the plan set forth by the teacher with no live meetings. The teachers will be part of professional development. If you have any questions, please call the school at 401-539-2321. Please avoid emailing teachers on Monday because they may not be able to get to emails during the day.
Exciting News! Preschool teacher Jeanine Mankoff and Kindergarten teacher Tricia Abbott have both been nominated for Life Changer of the Year award. What a tremendous honor for these 2 amazing teachers. There was an article in the Westerly Sun about them both. Click HERE to read it. To support a nominee, anyone can submit a comment on the nominee's profile at: http://app.lifechangeroftheyear.com/nomination_list.cfm?NominationYear=2020. One may also write a letter to their local newspaper or share their profile on social media (Please use the hashtag: #LCOY so the organization can see it).
Online Parent Support/Open Forum
I received this information from a colleague and friend at URI. She will provide general support to parents who are parenting children in the early childhood years. We will answer questions, offer resources, suggest guidance and discipline strategies, bring up topics, summarize competing opinions, discuss COVID-19 regulations, etc. Please click on the attached for more information and scheduled meeting dates.
Host: Phyllis Penhallow, MS, Certified Family Life Educator, University of Rhode Island
Reminders for Families
- COMPLETE THE ATTESTATION SELF-CHECK EVERY MORNING BEFORE YOUR CHILD COMES TO SCHOOL. HERE IS THE LINK AGAIN: https://ps.chariho.k12.ri.us/public/
- PLEASE BE SURE YOUR CHILD'S DEVICE IS COMING INTO SCHOOL CHARGED EACH AND EVERY DAY.
- Some parents are requesting that their child transition to distance learning for a day when things are busy, such as when their child has medical appointments. Teachers will only be transitioning students when they 1) have possible Covid Symptoms, 2) are in covid related quarantine, or 3) have approval from the Principal. If your child is home with covid symptoms, it is your choice whether they participate from home. Keep in mind that we want them to feel better and they will have very limited items at home. Please communicate your decision with your child's teacher. If your child has a medical appointment, we ask that they still come to school and leave for their scheduled appointment. They are also encouraged to return to school after the appointment so they miss less instruction in the classroom.
- Please ensure your child has a water bottle with them every day. Remember, the water bubblers are inactive, so it is important that students have water bottles.
- If your child has inexpensive headphones or ear buds, please have him/her bring them to school. Please do not have them bring in expensive ones in case they get misplaced or lost.
- As the weather gets cooler, please be sure to dress your child in layers. Please remember that windows will be open for fresh air. Also, PE will likely be outdoors unless inclement weather and teachers will continue to bring students outdoors. Lastly, buses will have windows open to circulate the air all year long. So, dressing appropriately will be important to keep your child comfortable.
- As a reminder, student masks must meet the CDC guidelines. It is a good idea if students have a back-up mask in their back pack just in case.
REMINDER: Our entire school is Peanut & Tree Nut free
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About Hope Valley Elementary School
The mission of the Hope Valley Elementary School is to work in partnership with our colleagues, students and families. We are committed to creating a learning environment where children are expected to achieve their full potential.