September 21 - September 25
Monday, September 20
All School Read Aloud Kick-Off, Finding Perfect by Elly Swartz, our Author in Residence
Tuesday, September 21
Picture Day & Virtual Back-to-School Night on Tuesday, 6:30pm
Virtual Back to School Night
Tuesday, Sep. 21st, 6:30pm
This is an online event.
6:30-7:00pm Meet the Specialists (PE, Art, Music, Spanish, Technology)
7:00-7:30pm Teacher Presentations
7:30-8:00pm School Administration & Guidance Counselor Q&A/Optional Meet
Please remember that this is not a time for individual conferences, but rather a chance to learn about the educational program and classroom expectations.
A document with all the meeting links will be shared in an email next week.
October 4-8, Week of Respect
October 5-6- Start Strong Assessments (more details will be shared)
October 12- Elly Swartz, Author in Residence, Kick-Off Virtual Assembly
"To twelve-year-old Molly Nathans, perfect is:
―The number four
―The tip of a newly sharpened No. 2 pencil
―A crisp white pad of paper
―Her neatly aligned glass animal figurines
What’s not perfect is Molly’s mother leaving the family to take a faraway job with the promise to return in one year. Molly knows that promises are sometimes broken, so she hatches a plan to bring her mother home: Win the Lakeville Middle School Poetry Slam Contest. The winner is honored at a fancy banquet with white tablecloths. Molly is sure her mother would never miss that. Right…?
But as time passes, writing and reciting slam poetry become harder. Actually, everything becomes harder as new habits appear, and counting, cleaning, and organizing are not enough to keep Molly's world from spinning out of control. In this fresh-voiced debut novel, one girl learns there is no such thing as perfect."
Mrs. Loew will introduce "Start With Hello" Week this week by pushing into classes and working with students and teachers. It's based on the premise of promoting a culture of connectedness and inclusion. Teachers may also continue having students practice ice breaker role-plays in their classrooms.