CMSN ROARS Newsletter

Monday, April 20, 2020

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Exciting News

MSN Duck Stamp Winners

We are very proud of our Cabot Middle North Junior Duck Stamp Statewide Winners for this year! There are only three 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place winners statewide and several Honorable Mentions awarded each year. Cabot Middle North art students won two of the 1st Place awards, two of the 2nd Place awards, all three 3rd Place awards and seven Honorable Mention awards. The winners are as follow:


Group 2 (4th through 6th grade)

Placements

Place Name School Teacher

1st Nathaniel Rodriguez Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

1st Rin Ali Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

2nd Keeley Shaffer Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

2nd Carter Haley Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

3rd Gabriella Cotroneo Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

3rd Audrey Beard Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

3rd Haley Cunningham Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

HM1 William Fries Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

HM7 Kaitlynn Ford Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

HM8 Brinkley Hill Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

HM9 Zachary Sondheim Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

HM10 Kayla Caldwell Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

HM12 Virginia Chesnutt Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks

HM16 Jericho Brown Cabot Middle North Susan Hicks


Congratulations to these students and to Mrs. Hicks. We are so proud of each of you!!!!

Akansasa PBS AMI

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*Arkansas PBS AMI is also available in the free PBS Video App for Roku and Apple TV. Just enter "Arkansas AMI" in the search section of the PBS Video App to find archived video content for each grade band. New content will be added each day by 10 a.m.

*You can also view PBS AMI on the PBS Engage App on your iPHone or Android. Just download it from the App Store or Google Play Store.

Week 4, April 20-24

Grades 3-5

Grades 6-8 - Only 6th grade students will complete these assignments


IF YOU MISS A LIVE BROADCAST: If your student is unable to watch the shows that morning, all videos will be archived online by 4:00 p.m. the afternoon of their airing. Recording from previous days are available as well. Once the videos are posted, they will be available at the links below.

VIDEO - Grades Pre-K-2
VIDEO - Grades 3-5
VIDEO - Grades 6-8


Additionally, we will have materials available for pickup, by Friday of the preceding week, at our meal locations. If you are unable to come to those locations or do not have digital access, please let your teacher or building principal know and we’ll work to get the needed materials to you. AMI packets are also available in bins in front of many of our schools. Again, connect with your teacher or building administrator and they will be happy to help.

We encourage all families to check their Remind, Class Dojo, email, or any other resource they use to connect with teachers as established, for ongoing communication. Please share all concerns or questions with your student’s teachers. During the week, questions should be answered within 24 hours.

Don't Forget Your Lunch!

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Extended Closure Resources

Free WiFi Access


  • Beginning Monday, April 6th from 7:00 am - 7:00 pm in the parking lots of the following locations:

    • Magness Creek

    • Ward Central

    • Southside

    • CHAMPS Hall & the Courtyard at CHS

      • Some outdoor seating areas will be available at these locations. However, please remember to utilize social distancing practices to help us provide a safe and healthy environment.

  • The Cabot Public Library also has free WiFi in its parking lot. It is available 24/7

AMI

AMI Work for April 6 - April 20 (K-6)

  • Instruction provided through PBS on Channel 2

  • Online Parent Guide Available each week

  • P-2 8:00 am - 9:30 am

  • 3-5 9:30 am - 11:00 am

  • 6 11:00 am - 1:00 pm


  • Archived videos available by 4 pm that afternoon; link posted on district website or access https://www.myarkansaspbs.org/ArkansasAMI

  • Parent PBS Resource Guide packet posted the Friday prior

  • Pickup materials available on Friday of preceding week at meal locations

  • Help Desk Support

    • Having trouble getting the shows on your TV? Technical staff are available to help.

Counselors Corner

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Helpful Information

MSN counselors want our students and families to know that we are here to love and support them always, and especially during this extended school closure! Please feel free to contact us via email or phone if you need anything. We are happy to help connect you to resources as available, and we would LOVE to talk with you or your student over the phone or via Zoom.


Amanda Cross (5th Grade Counselor)

amanda.cross@cps.k12.ar.us

Google Voice Telephone #: 501.492.9094

Mrs. Cross’s Office Hours are each weekday from 8:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm

(Use email or Google voice number to communicate)


Jerry Garland (6th Grade Counselor)

jerry.garland@cps.k12.ar.us

Google Voice Telephone #: 501.725.0034

Mr. Garland’s Office Hours are each weekday from 8:30am-11:30am and 12:30pm-3:30pm

(Use email or Google voice number to communicate)


April is the Month of the Military Child!

We would still like to honor our students who are military children. We consider them heroes as well! Please consider participating in any or all of the following:


Tips For Parents - Be Sure To click the Tip Link at the Bottom of the page

Heart Bridge SEL: Growth Mindset & Weekly Tips Link


Info Shared by LRAFB Liaison:

Below is the link to the Month of the Military Child Facebook Event hosted by the LRAFB. They will post Wednesday Challenges for families and give away prizes. Of course these are prizes that are for places on Little Rock AFB and winners must be at least 18 years of age, therefore the parent must claim the prize.

https://m.facebook.com/events/645759209334084?sfnsn=mo

Parent & Student Support Resource:

Link to Articles on Emotional Stress & Coping Skills During the Pandemic

U of A Division of Agriculture Research and Extension offers some good advice for “Mourning the Loss of Normalcy”

April 20-24 (Week 3): Pamper Your Palate with Purple Week. There are numerous recipes for purple foods available on the Internet. They range from as simple as adding purple food coloring to a dish to using naturally purple ingredients such as grapes or berries. Families are encouraged to prepare purple foods together and post pictures on social media. Persons posting materials are encouraged to tag DESE and MIC3 and to use the hashtag.

MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD INFO FOR FUTURE WEEK:


April 27-30 (Week 4): Read a Good Book Week. Parents or older siblings are encouraged to read a military-related children’s book to younger children. Pictures may be taken and posted on social media. Videos of the actual reading of the book should not be posted in order to avoid copyright infringement. However, a video describing the book would be acceptable. Persons posting materials are encouraged to tag DESE and MIC3 and to use the hashtag. A partial list of military-related children’s books can be found at http://dese.ade.arkansas.gov/divisions/legal/military-families-and-veterans/resources.

COVID-19 Counseling Lessons for Parents & Students


Choose Love Lessons Addressing Virus

https://www.jesselewischooselove.org/blog/2020/03/free-10-day-live-stream-for-parents-and-children

PBS shared the following...

https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/how-to-talk-to-your-kids-about-coronavirus

Julia Cook shared a book with parent discussion starters for younger students:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZD9KNhmOCV4&authuser=0

(Highlight links, then click "Go to...")

Youthlight Lessons for Parents

www.Youthlight.com

Parents will read over the lesson to have a better understanding of what it is about and how to teach it to their child(ren).

Have the child(ren) complete the activity, if one follows.

Follow up with some questions or examples.

We hope these lessons help children increase their social skills and equip them for when they do return to school. We can all benefit from these skills!

Model Calmness

Children observe adult behaviors and emotions for cues on how to manage their own feelings during difficult times. Maintain a practical and calm approach and follow official advice, particularly around observing good hygiene habits.

Provide Support

When talking with youth about the virus, relay factual information without causing alarm and in a way that is appropriate for a child’s age and temperament.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) has provided a fact sheet for teachers, parents, and caregivers with ideas for helping children manage stress during an infectious disease outbreak. It shares information on potential reactions among youth (broken down by age category) and best practices for adults to provide support. Information can be accessed at: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/pep20-01-01-006_508_0.pdf.

The CDC also provides information on mental health and coping during an infectious disease outbreak. Information can be accessed at:

Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19

Coping After a Disaster

Brain Breaks Link (Shared by Coach Brooks)

https://www.weareteachers.com/brain-breaks-for-kids/

Link to Articles on Emotional Stress & Coping Skills During the Pandemic

U of A Division of Agriculture Research and Extension offers some good advice for “Mourning the Loss of Normalcy”


Mindfulness Resources

Coping Resources from Seed Digging

By clicking on the links below, you will find tips that we hope will bring you and your loved ones a glimmer of hope during this time of uncertainty.

Emotional Support Tips - General Population

Emotional Support Tips - Resident


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Everybody Loves Essentials

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PE with Mr. Brooks and Mrs. Fortson

The links below are some fun and simple activities that students can do. They can even try some of these with parents and siblings!


https://minds-in-bloom.com/20-three-minute-brain-breaks/


https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.teachstarter.com/amp/us/blog/26-brain-break-ideas-classroom-us/

Tech Time with Mrs. Spann & Mrs. Fortson

The links below are some fun tech opportunities for students. If you have any questions please email Mrs. Spann. tammy.spann@cps.k12.ar.us


https://www.teachengineering.org/


https://www.nitrotype.com/


Hour of code.com


https://scratch.mit.edu

Music with Mrs. Whitt

Check out this fun activity that students can do from home! Click on the link below.


https://www.cbc.ca/parents/play/view/activity_musical_instruments

Art with Mrs. Hicks

Look at these super easy and fun art activities that you can do at home! Click on the link below.


https://leftbraincraftbrain.com/40-best-art-projects-for-kids/

Library and Media with Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Haslip

Check out this link to our new CPS virtual Library!


https://www.smore.com/1nfpg-cabot-reads-virtual-library