The Ripple

September Issue

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Dear Parents,


What a start to the new year. We know this is a difficult time and we appreciate all you are doing to support your child(ren) and our school. Virtual learning is challenging for everyone. Please know that the teachers are working hard to provide engaging and rigorous lessons. Please reach out to the teacher if you and your child are experiences challenges completing work. Every teacher has live office time daily. Outside of that time, the teachers are great at responding to emails.


Please note that midterms will be coming home Friday. They will look different as they are more narratives. You will receive an email with your child's midterms. Be aware that teachers have placed the number of missing assignments that students have on Skyward on this midterm. Take time to go into your child's Skyward account to figure out what the assignment is and have your child complete it. Remember that this should be the child's work and not work done by others. We need to get a true idea of what a student is capable of.


I am sure that being virtual has opened many of your eyes. Parents have shared that their students need help with the work and get many answers wrong. That is what teachers need to be able to see so they can pull them into small groups and help support. I also many parents have gained a greater appreciation for what teachers do on a daily basis. That is greatly appreciated. Send your love to the teachers. They could use that extra encouragement.


Take time to review the information in the newsletter. There is valuable information that everyone needs to be aware of. Enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Have fun with the kids. Relax and rejuvenate yourself as well. We know the challenges and want to make sure you all are taking care of yourselves as well.

Thanks,

Keana Parquet

Important Dates to Know

September 7-Labor Day-No school

September 24-Early Release Day-No Social Studies/Science Lessons

September 25-Crazy Hat Day

October 2-End of 1st Quarter

October 5-9-Fall Break

Dr. Ibram X. Kendi: Creating A More Equitable Society Is In White Americans' Self Interest

Take some time to watch this video. The staff is working on building their knowledge and awareness as we delve into our implicit biases and differences between not being racist vs. antiracist. This will be continued professional development for our staff and we will have continued conversations about equity. The resiliency team led by Mr. Bolles will do professional development with the staff during our early release times as well. My plan is to share that information with you in the monthly Ripple so you know what is being discussed.
Dr. Ibram X. Kendi: Creating A More Equitable Society Is In White Americans' Self Interest

Crooked Creek Library Book Online Check Out

PTO

Trash Bag Sales-Ends Sept 7

Our largest fundraiser of the year has just begun!!! Trash bag sales are BACK and we are going completely virtual this year! This fundraiser helps a number of important projects throughout the year so your participation is very much appreciated, especially during this difficult time. Please share the following website link and school code with friends and family via text, email, and on social media. We encourage you to sell only to your bubble, as the safety of our children and school community are the most important!


The sale runs today through Monday, September 7th. Any child who sells more than 10 items will receive a mystery fun bag!


To order: buybags.trashbagfundraiser.com

Use School Code: CROOKD

PTO Count On Me Form

We're excited to welcome families back to the 2020-2021 school year!! Did you know, as a parent/caregiver of a child at Crooked Creek, you're automatically a member of the PTO? We'd love to engage our members as much as possible, especially in this tricky year. If you're interested in getting involved in some way (big or small), please take a moment to fill out the following form. Please fill out the form even if you've filled it out before, as there are a few additional questions this year. We can't wait for a great year!


Fill out this form: http://bit.ly/CCPTOsignup


Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/crookedcreek.pto/

Crooked Creek Reopening Flyer

Crooked Creek Reopening Parent Forum

Crooked Creek Reopening Meeting

Crooked Creek Reopening FAQ

Marion County Health Dept. School Guidance Dashboard

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Virtual Learning Tips For Families from the IDOE

Great Reading Ideas-Importance of reading daily!

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