Ms. Mac's Memos

March 23rd

Mission & Vision

Park Street Mission:

We Learn. We Grow. We Thrive.



Park Street Vision:

Our vision is to provide a collaborative foundation for successful learning and living through:


P- Positive Experiences

S- Supporting all students

E- Engaging with the community and creating

S- Students of excellence

Week at a Glance

Monday:

  • Admin Zoom Meeting 1:00pm

Tuesday:

  • PLC Zoom Meetings
  • Clerical Zoom Meeting 10:00am

Wednesday:

  • Principal's Zoom Meeting 3:00pm

Thursday:

  • Admin Zoom meeting 11:00am
  • K/1 Principal's Zoom Phonics call 1:00pm
  • SILT (School Improvement Leadership Team) Zoom Meeting 2:30pm

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Admin Meetings: Mondays & Thursdays at 1pm


SILT Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30pm


Clerical Meetings: Tuesdays at 10:00am


PLC Meetings: Tuesdays

  • Kindergarten- 11:30am
  • 1st grade- 1:00pm
  • 2nd grade- 3:00pm
  • 3rd grade- 11:00am
  • 4th grade- 1:00pm
  • 5th grade- 2:30pm
  • ID teachers- 11:30am

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Frequently Used Links

Announcements/ Tips & Tricks

If you have any announcements/ tips or tricks to share with the staff, please use the link below and I will add to the newsletter. We have seen some incredible videos and ideas and we would love to share your great work!


https://forms.gle/hGGWAGq4ooeXW9Yy5

Materials and Supplies

If you are running low on teaching supplies and materials, please fill out the Google form below. We are working on developing a plan to ensure each teacher has the resources they need to teach digitally. Please fill out the form if there is something you need to effectively teach from home.


https://forms.gle/CSaKCPDrAm1y3zC7A


We will be placing an order for read aloud books for teachers.


Orders will be placed on Wednesday. Pick up will be Friday.


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LEARN

Coaches' Corner Part 1

NewsELA has opened their full site to MCS teachers through the end of the school year. Its an awesome resource for grades 3-12 that can be differentiated by Lexile. Articles area also downloadable, so teachers may link from Google Drive to their Schoology pages.

Go to https://newsela.com/and log in using your MCS Google Email. Here is a link to support getting started

Coaches' Corner Part 2

Troubleshooting for Digital Learning:

  • If your students are not able to login onto to Schoology and they are using a phone or tablet they must download the Schoology app. The website will not work
  • Check links to resources on pages; if the link doesn’t work, click on the title
  • If you are doing instructional videos check the audio to make sure students can hear you teaching the lesson or talking through the process
  • Record yourself in video/audio and then listen to it to make sure you can hear yourself
  • Try to organize your topics in folders
  • Add specific directions to lesson pages for parent guidance. This is new for a lot of our parents

Screencast video from Ms. Hatheway- How to create a parent contact Google form

Ms. Hatheway developed a Screencast video to show everyone how to create a parent contact Google Form. View the video below.
Parent Communication Log

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GROW

Gratitude Wall

Taking time to remember what your grateful for can increase self-esteem and positivity. Although we can't be together in person, I thought it could be nice for us to have a digital bulletin board to share things we are grateful for. Here is the link to Padlet board: https://padlet.com/dmcintire2/ytcv0raxlcbu


You can also scan he QR code below.

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Scholastic Learn at Home

Scholastic has developed a "Learn At Home" site for teachers. There are interactive stories, question and answers, videos, virtual field trips, etc. Check it out here: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html


Here is a link to a parent letter from Scholastic in Spanish: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/content/dam/classroom-magazines/magazines/support/scholastic-at-home/LAH-letter-families_ESP.pdf


Link to English parent letter: https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/content/dam/classroom-magazines/magazines/support/scholastic-at-home/LAH-letter-families_rev.pdf

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THRIVE

Device and Technology Tracking for students

Rebecka will be sending out communication and next steps regarding student devices and technology. Please read her email CAREFULLY as the document she will be turning in to Central Office will help assess our student technology needs.

Zoom Tip from Ms. Powell

Change your virtual background!

1. Host a session on ZOOM 2. You can use the "screen share" or "video only" and toggle between the

2. (New Share)

3. Click the down/up arrow beside the "start video icon" and select "Choose Virtual Background" 4. ZOOM has 4 already loaded but you can click the "+" to load more from you Picture folder. I pre-saved backdrop photos from the Ga Aquarium so that I could add them to my folder. I followed these steps to change my backdrop as we took a virtual tour of the aquarium.

5. When you have chosen the desired backdrop, just click the X at the top and it will appear until you change it back.

How to Use Zoom - Free Video Conferencing & Virtual Meetings

Staff Shout Outs... (please submit shout-outs by 3pm)

No new shout outs today.