Adie Weekly News

Week of 12/14-12/18

Dates to Remember:

Dates to Remember:

***Schedule change due to the shift to remote learning the week of 12/21.



-Wednesday, 12/16, Polar Express and Pajama Day and early release, students dismissed at 1:30.

-Friday 12/18, UGLY HOLIDAY SWEATER/SHIRT day!, last day for in person instruction until 1/4.

-Monday, 12/21-Wednesday, 12/23. All students participate in remote learning.


****School Winter Vacation: closed 12/24-1/1, students return on Monday, 1/4/21

Curriculum Corner:

Students in many of the classrooms participated in a hands on science lesson. Students created "snow" using baking soda and hair conditioner. Here are a few pictures from the project....

Donations:

Hats and Mittens

Thank you to Shon and Suki Teicheira for their generous donation of hats, mittens and scarves to our program. Now all of the students will have the clothing they need to stay warm when they go outside for fresh air each day!
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Holiday Fun:

Every year we practice holiday events in school in an attempt to prepare students to be able to successfully participate in activities with their families in the community. A seasonal activity such as holiday photos can often be difficult for our students and their families. We practice taking the photos in school hoping that the students will be better prepared to participate successfully when they visit with Santa at such places as the mall. We weren't going to let the pandemic prevent us from practicing this event! It looked a lot different this year but it was an amazing day and both staff and students enjoyed every minute of it.

In order to maintain the safety of the students (as well as Santa), the pictures were taken outside in the fresh air and Santa sat behind a thick plexiglass shield while wearing a mask. Students were seated at a safe distance in front of Santa one at a time. Once they were seated and all other staff and students were out of the area, the students were allowed to briefly remove their mask for the photo. Students enjoyed talking to Santa and taking their pictures. We would like to thank Patricia Landers for taking the time to photograph the students, Santa (Joe Socorelis) for his patience and the Woburn Glass Company for creating and donating the plexiglass shield for the photos. Here are a few of the awesome pictures that were taken....

Shift to remote learning week of 12/21-12/23


Information provided by Lowell Public Schools last Friday, 12/11......

All substantially separate special education programs that are currently on campus will shift to remote learning during the partial week leading up to the winter break (December 21, 22 & 23). These students will continue to attend school in-person for the upcoming week of December 14-18, and we plan to return these students to in-person instruction as soon as possible after the conclusion of the winter break, with the first day back to school currently scheduled for Monday, January 4.

See attached link for the official letter sent home by the Superintendent:
https://www.lowell.k12.ma.us/cms/lib/MA01907636/Centricity/Domain/4/In-Person%20Substantially%20Separate%20Special%20Education%20Programs%20Shift%20to%20Remote%20Learning.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1lV26pfPfW_1WytSNxxclg463DtZMwXffcgXHB52Al4g7aDyxQ3EB79Xs


****Parents, teachers will be reaching out to each of you to discuss what remote learning will look like for those 3 days (12/21-12/23). Student learning devices will be sent home with the student on 12/18 and must return with them on 1/4 so we can continue to use them during work sessions in school. Devices are ONLY to be used for online work activities. Please do not allow them to use them for leisure while at home. If you need assistance logging on or navigating the online learning websites (Boomcards, Seesaw), please let your teacher know. We will also be scheduling times for parents to stop by next week to meet face to face with program staff to assist you in operating the device and navigating the online learning websites. Dates for the in person check ins will be shared soon!

News from Nurse Lea:

Check out Nurse Lea's creative door decoration! Reminder to all to stop the spread of germs...use a tissue.

Just a reminder.....all students (in person as well as remote) need to send Nurse Lea proof of the student's flu vaccination by 12/31/20. Please reach out to Lea with questions/concerns.