The Hidden Gem

El Carmelo Elementary School November 10, 2020

PARTNERS IN EDUCATION (PiE) CHALLENGE GRANT

Dear El Carmelo Families,


The PiE Challenge Grant is nearing its end and we still need more families to make a donation. To reach our school’s goal, we need 42 more families to make a gift.

Funding from PiE is essential to our school. Because of donations to PiE, we can offer specialized art and music programs that enhance the academics for each student as well as classroom aides and our counseling program.

If you have already donated to PiE this year, many, many thanks. If you have not, I ask you to please consider making a donation now. If you donate or pledge by November 16h, your donation may be matched by a Challenge Grant.

A donation, in any amount that is meaningful for your family, makes a difference to our community and our school.

You can find out all the ways to make a contribution on PiE's website at https://papie.org/donate/.


Thank you!

Danaé

SUPPORTING LEARNING AT HOME

Resource for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers

Earlier this fall a short-term Parent Education/Advisory Committee engaged in dialogue around what would be helpful to parents for supporting learning and wellness at home. The committee, which included parents and teachers on special assignment (TOSAs), discussed the following guiding questions:

  • What support is needed for families to use Schoology, Seesaw, and Zoom?
  • What support is needed to help your student in distance learning?
  • What support is needed to help students become independent learners?


The parent group provided feedback and recommendations that informed the development of a new resource for parents, the Supporting Learning at Home website. The website houses videos, articles, and information related to educational technology “how-tos”; instruction; affective impacts of learning; social and emotional resources; and strategies for fostering independence. Resources on the website are aligned with the professional learning provided to teachers, the SEL summer course for students, and ongoing work to support parents with educational technology. Feel free to explore the website and watch for information about each section in future newsletters!

PARENT TRANSPORTATION SURVEY

The Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Team has created a survey for all PAUSD parents. Please take a few minutes to complete the Parent Transportation Survey to help the SRTS Team create more opportunities for safe walking, biking, and scooting in our community.

CHILDCARE ON CAMPUS

Childcare for PM Kindergarten

Right at School is providing childcare for students in PM Kindergarten right here in the El Carmelo MP Room. Please contact Richard Fuentes for more information at richard.fuentes@rightatschool.com.

CHILDCARE FOR GRADES 1-5 IS AVAILABLE BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL

Right at School is providing childcare for students in grades 1-5 right here in the El Carmelo MP Room before and after school. Please contact Richard Fuentes for more information at richard.fuentes@rightatschool.com.
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El Carmelo Elementary School

An inclusive & rigorous school in the heart of Palo Alto. Thoughtful educators partner with involved parents. We are the Dragons! We learn, play & grow!