Walker Bulldog News

December 18, 2020

Dear Families,

It is the most wonderful time of the year! While this year our celebrations may look different, we know there is still much to celebrate. Over the holidays, take a moment and celebrate all that we do have.

Today, students enjoyed their holiday parties and even had a special visitor via Zoom. We were so lucky that Santa could stop by as we know he is very busy this time of year! The games and activities the children played were engaging, and it reminded us as adults to smile and have fun.

We can't thank your families enough for the support they have provided this year. Your efforts do not go unnoticed, and we appreciate all you do. This break is for you as well.

Virtual classes will resume, on Tuesday, January 5th at 7:50. Please make sure students have a fully charged computer and school supplies ready, so that they can have a great first day back.

May everyone have a joyous holiday season, and a happy and healthy new year. 2021 is full of oppportunites and better days!

Best wishes,

Ms. Venegonia, Principal

Mrs. Leone, Associate Principal

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December Spirit Week

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Hi everyone!

It is so great to be able to say hello even if it is on our newsletter rather than in person. I miss each one of our students here at Walker. Huge shout out to all our Walker students, their parents and/or guardians for doing an excellent job staying engaged during remote learning. It is a difficult task but I am glad to know we are doing the best we can and that is awesome! I love being your school nurse so I wanted to include a few tips and reminders about how we can all remain healthy during this time.

1. Wash your hands! You know the drill boys and girls. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water to stop the spread of infection.

2. Wear your mask. Make sure you are wearing a clean mask each time to not only protect yourself but also the health of so many others.

3. Keep active! It is almost officially winter season so it can become more difficult to remain active but try your best to do so. Try a few sets of jumping jacks, sit ups, or maybe take a walk around the block with an adult when the weather permits.

4. Drink water daily instead of high sugar beverages. This keeps you healthy and hydrated.

5. Healthy portions of fruits and vegetables with each meal. Healthy foods make us strong and ready to learn.

6. Screen time. I know I know; you already spend so much time looking at a screen during the school day. Maybe after you log off, read a book, or simply rest your eyes and your brain by putting on some relaxing music and taking a minute to breath in and out slowly. Try it for 10 minutes.

Thanks so much and keep up the great work!

-Bianca Vazquez MSN, RN, PEL-CSN

After School Clubs

School District 104 and Walker School is excited to offer a variety of clubs starting in January of 2021. Clubs will meet virtually. Register using the links below. Teachers will share additional specific program information after registration is complete. The week of January 11th is the anticipated start date.

S.M.A.R.T. Literacy will meet Mondays and Wednesdays (3:00-4:00)

Grades 1 & 2 (Mrs. Klug) Grades 3 & 4 (Mrs. Galvan)

S.M.A.R.T Math will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays (3:00-4:00)

Grades 1 & 2 (Mrs. Manzke) Grades 3 & 4 (Mrs. Galvan)

Moving Maniacs will meet Mondays (grades K-2) and Wednesdays (grades 3-4) (3:00-4:00)

Mrs. Manzke will get kids up and moving to improve their fitness level.

Yoga Club will meet Tuesdays (3:00-3:30 grades: K-2) and Thursdays (3:00-3:30 grades: 3-4)

Mrs. Torringa will practice the art of yoga with a splash of socialization for students.

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