Comet Chronicle, Jr.
April 16, 2021
Talking About School
- "Let's see what you worked on today." Look at finished work to find out what your child is learning.
- "Show me what you have for homework." While it's your child's job to do their homework, you play a part too. Make sure they know what they're supposed to do and then check to see if it's complete.
- "Tell me about a book you read." This gives you an idea of what your child prefers to read.
- "Tell me what you learned that you would like to know more about." Encourage your student to extend their learning and stress that learning is a continuous and lifelong process.
I hope you and your family had a wonderful break. In April, students will begin using the climbing wall in the CES gym. The climbing wall is used to promote upper & lower body strength. Students will also overcome fear, and gain confidence in their own ability to maneuver across the wall. Students get very excited about it. We will be working on horizontal jumping and vertical jumping. I plan to have stations for students to reinforce prior skills learned this year. We now have 3 water bottle fill stations at CES. Students are allowed to bring a water bottle and utilize these stations. As the weather becomes better, some students wear flip flops or sandals. Please remind your child to have shoes for physical education class.
Art Room Update
We have made it to Spring! All the students (except 3rd grade) have been working on some spring flower garden drawings, and learning a little about Claude Monet and his paintings. The third graders and I have been working on an amazing dragon eye. They have been using pastels and paint, and learning a little about color relationships and the color wheel! 3-D projects are coming up next.
In accordance with Board of Education policies, our Return to Learn plans and direction from local, state, and federal health officials, if your student has any of the following symptoms, you must keep them home from school.
Temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher
An uncontrolled cough that causes difficulty breathing
The onset of a severe headache
Diarrhea and/or vomiting
Unusual belly pain
New loss of taste or smell
Based on Board policies and written guidance from local, state, and federal health official, in order for your child to return to school after experiencing one or more of the above symptoms, a parent/guardian must provide the school with:
A negative COVID-19 test result
A doctor’s note releasing the student to attend school
Exclude from Coloma Community Schools for ten (10) days from the first day they had symptoms. They must also be fever free for 24 hours and/or their symptoms have improved after the ten (10) day exclusion period before they can return.
Reading At Home
Dropping Off and Picking Up Reminder
- Pull all the way forward so that we can unload/load as many students as possible. This will make the process more smooth and efficient.
- Do not attempt to make a left turn into the car rider lane. Traffic is often backed up down S. West St. for drivers making a righthand turn into the lane. Instead, join the back of the line and make the righthand turn.
A safe and smooth process is our priority. Thank you for your support!
Late Start Wednesday
24 Hour Rule
- Come ready to learn
- Always respectful
- Exceptionally safe
Expectations for the hallway, bathrooms, cafeteria, playground, arrival, and dismissal are posted throughout the school. We teach the expectations and review them throughout the school year. Students also earn CARE tickets when they follow the expectations. The office does a ticket drawing where students pick a prize from the CARE Box.