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Concord Community Schools Newsletter

HOMECOMING!!!

We are going to have HOMECOMING!!!! It may have a different spin, but we had to celebrate our seniors as they wrap up their last fall in the HIVE!!!


On Monday, October 26th, we will honor our senior fall athletes & parents in cross country, sideline cheerleading, and football. The game will begin at 6:30 pm. The cross country and sideline cheer athletes will be recognized at about 6:15 pm (line-up at 6:00 pm). The football seniors will be honored after the 1st quarter. We will also recognize our senior homecoming court at halftime. Parents, athletes, and the homecoming court will need to line-up at the north end of the football field. We will allow 4 spectators per participant.


The high school celebrated Homecoming this week by dressing up. The Middle School will be celebrating with dress-up days next week to show their Concord pride. The days are listed below. We encourage everyone in middle school to join in!


Middle School

Monday - Pajama Day

Tuesday - Favorite Sport Day

Thursday - Twin Day

Friday - Purple and Gold Day

Concord Youth Flag Football Experience

Concord Youth Flag Football Experience. October 24th and 31st. Any Concord Student(Boys and Girls) in grades 3rd through 5th are invited. The Varsity Football players will be working with our yellow jacket larvae to teach them the fundamentals and love of football! Each event will last from 9 am - 12 pm. For the first half players will get a chance to work on all aspects of football in stations. For the second half, we will split up teams and play flag football. Doing something like this during the time of Covid does not come without regulations to keep us safe. All parents must complete an assumption of risk form for their child. All participants must bring their own water source. All participants will be required to wear a mask throughout.

We would ask all parents to pre-assess their child for a temperature and any symptoms before bringing them to one of these events. IF YOUR CHILD DOES NOT FEEL GOOD KEEP THEM HOME!!
Hope to see you there!

Pumpkin Picking

The entire Elementary School was able to pick pumpkins this week courtesy of a generous donation from Blossom Farms. Each student, from Jr. Jacket to fifth grade, got a chance to explore the "pumpkin patch" and select their just-right pumpkin. Many classes used the opportunity to explore different concepts from math to science. Mrs. Lamb's fourth-grade class measured distance and speed in their great Pumpkin Rolling competition.


Thank you Blossom Farms!

VOCABULARY DAY

Concord Elementary’s Third Annual

Vocabulary Word Dress Up Day!!!


On October 30, Concord Elementary will be having our third annual Vocabulary Word Dress Up Day! Students can choose an interesting word and dress-up to match its definition. The words students choose do not have to be a spelling word. For example, I could choose the word “swarm” and dress-up as a beekeeper, or I could choose the word “mixed-matched” and dress up in mixed-matched clothing. Students must come to school already dressed in their vocabulary day outfit. Students should also wear a sign of the vocabulary word they are dressed up as (see picture below).

Students are not allowed to bring or wear the following:
-No Costumes** -No Halloween Props -No Face Paint

(Masks, weapons, etc.)

****Student’s outfits should be made and put together with things they already have. Outfits should not be store-bought costumes.****

There will not be a parade for Vocabulary Word Dress Up Day. The day will be treated just like a normal spirit day. Please feel free to be creative and have fun. If you need additional ideas, search: “Vocabulary Word Parade” on Pinterest.

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Elementary and Middle School SEL Corner

Our students did a fantastic job learning about Self-Awareness skills this year! In both buildings, students have reported that they enjoyed learning about "grit" the most.


Starting next week we are transitioning from our Self-Awareness Learning Area to a Self-Management Learning Area. This means that the ES will begin working on traits within a new Focus Area, starting with: self-control. Our MS students will begin a new Good Human Focus Area, "I control my own emotions and behaviors."

Elementary School Morning Announcements 10.23.20

REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES

Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2020, from 1:00-7:00 pm. These conferences will be held virtually. Please, look for communication from your building administrators for more information.


Parent-teacher conferences are an outstanding time to strengthen the home and school partnership. We are a team, so this is the perfect time to discuss your child's progress. This connection is critical. I have bolded the word discuss because we do not want this to be a one-way conversation. We need to hear your voice so we can better educate your student. We look forward to seeing you there!!

Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page

Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page?


If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle School use the Facebook page to post many updates and announcements. This Friday was the first-ever Facebook live-streamed morning announcements. Don't miss the news - like the page today.


https://www.facebook.com/Concord-ElementaryMiddle-School-593772624020990/

CP FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IS OPENING SOON IN OUR K-8 BUILDINGS

This year COVID-19 has impacted the way we provided services. However, we are doing our best to make sure our families still have access to all of the services and programs that are important to them. One program is CP Federal Student Credit Union. The credit union will still be running, however, there won't be any students helping or people coming in the building. Therefore, there will be a dropbox in the office where students can deposit their money. More information will be coming about this later. If your student does not already have an account, please see the flyers below for more information.

Jackson Early College Information Meeting

Jackson Early College will be hosting virtual informational meetings for Parents of 8th, 9th & 10th Graders. At the meeting, parents will learn how your child could earn a certificate, an Associate’s degree, or up to 60 transferable credits at little-to-no cost to families. The meetings will take place on October 26, November 4, November 24, and December 3 at 6 p.m. If you are interested in taking advantage of this unique educational opportunity and have questions prior to the parent meetings, speak to your child’s high school counselor or contact Jean Logan, JCEC administrator — info@jxncec.org or (517) 581-2003.


PLEASE RSVP: info@jxncec.org In your response, please indicate your child’s name & school district. A link on how to join the virtual meeting will be sent to you.

WIFI ACCESS

The district is working to support our families that are struggling with the internet at home. Whether it is spotty service or limited data, sometimes in Concord we just do not have good access to the internet. The work has begun on the installation of WiFi antennas on the outside of both the ES/MS and HS buildings. When this is finished, there are spaces in the parking lot where families can have access to free wifi 24 - 7. We anticipate the antennas to be completed by the end of next week. In the meantime, The Jackson District Library offers access to WiFi and computers. The WIFi is available outside the library 24-7. Computers and the internet can be accessed anytime during open hours Hours:

Monday and Wednesday 10-6
Tuesday and Friday 1-6
Saturday 10-2


In addition to the wifi in the parking lot, we will be sending hot spots out into our district on Wednesday. If you are in need of wifi access, you can go to the location listed below at the scheduled time and access the internet. This will give families the opportunity to download or upload an assignment, easily attend a zoom meeting for additional support, and watch videos that are tough to stream and/or download at home.



Burger King Parma, 12301 W Michigan Ave 11 am-12 pm

Tractor Supply, Albion 12:20pm-1:20pm

Pulaski Free Methodist Church 1:50pm-2:50pm

Upcoming Events

10/27 SAT Makeup (12th Grade)

10/29 HS PSAT/NMSQT (10th grade)

11/4 Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:00 p.m.

11/17 Picture Retakes

11/25 -11/27 No School for Staff and Students - Thanksgiving Break

12/ 14 End of the 2nd Quarter/Semester

12/18 Half Day for Students and Staff

12/21- 1/1 No School for Students and Staff - Christmas Break

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