News from Paris Elementary
December 18, 2020
2020 has been challenging for all of us to say the very least. Nothing about this year has been "normal" or easy or what any of us had probably hoped for. School and learning has been challenged in ways we never could have expected. We know this has put a hardship on our families, our students and our educators. Yet, despite the uncertainty of what school will look like from day to day-whether we can be in-person or need to shift to remote instruction with little notice-a few things have remained unchanged:
- Parents and families continue to offer their support and positive feedback
- Teachers continue to work hard to engage students in learning
- We continue to teach the curriculum and focus on new learning as best we can
- Parents and care givers have been flexible with helping their children figure out Zoom School and all the unknown challenges that come with this
- Families have supported the arrival and dismissal changes implemented this year
- Children continue to amaze us with accepting and following the additional health guidelines we have implemented
- Relationships continue to be at the heart of all our work each day
While I wish I could say the new year will be different, I don't anticipate much will change for a while. However, I do wish for all of you a healthy and happy holiday season. May you find time to relax and cherish the many gifts you do have-your children being the most precious gift of all.
Where is Snowflake the Elf hiding?
SECOND STEP SOCIAL EMOTIONAL CURRICULUM
We want your child to be successful in school and that means supporting and encouraging their whole development. While excelling in academic classes is important, students also need skills to take on learning challenges, make good decisions, handle strong emotions, and get along with others.
This year, all PreK-8 schools in our district are implementing Second Step®, a research-based social-emotional learning program designed to improve students’ social-emotional skills, such as emotion management, impulse control, problem-solving, and empathy. Second Step skills and concepts are designed to help students both in and out of school. Please see the infographic below to learn about the areas of focus.
We are very excited for this opportunity for our students to learn skills that will support them at school, at home, and in the community. If you have any questions about Second Step, please don’t hesitate to contact your child's teacher for more information. Thank you for your support as we work to build a safe and supportive school community.
Request for Feedback
A few months ago, we asked for feedback about the emergency learning in the spring. We used that information to design what we hope is a much better system this year. We would like your feedback on how we are doing now that we are back in school. Our goal as a district is to continue to move our students forward with learning. Please complete a survey for each of your children.
Please click the button above to complete a feedback survey for PES. We would love to know how we are doing and how we can improve. Thank you in advance for your time.
- Progress Reports will be emailed to parents
- Remote Learning Day- 8:30-11:30 for all MSAD17 Students
- January 1 -- Holiday Vacation
- Students return to school
- Picture retake day from 9 am- 12pm
- Martin Luther King Holiday- NO SCHOOL