Gregory Gardens Weekly Bulletin
Sunday September 26, 2020
We recognize how hard this is for everyone and we are grateful for your perseverance. Please do not struggle in silence. Reach out to the front office, myself or neighbors for support. It takes a village to get through this and we all want to help.
I have enjoyed reading stories to our students! I hope they enjoy t hem too!
Click here for information on how to use the garden kits you received at material pick up day.
Spread The Word
Did you know that Food & Nutrition Services provides free homemade, nutritious meals 7 days a week to all children 18 years and younger?! You can find information about pick up sites and times, as well as, menus, nutrition, and allergens on our website: http://mdusd.org/foodservices. Give us a call if you have further questions at 925-682-8000 ext. 4124.
September 23- October 14 Read-A-Thon
September 25- October 8 - Online Scholastic Book Fair
September 28- SSC Meeting 3pm https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/7829792149?pwd=T2xpZDM5MTFkL0lHZzZwb2U2bFZuQT09 Meeting ID: 782 979 2149, Passcode: 997890
October 22- Coffee With Koontz 6pm https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/7829792149?pwd=T2xpZDM5MTFkL0lHZzZwb2U2bFZuQT09 Meeting ID: 782 979 2149, Passcode: 997890
October 26- SSC Meeting 3pm https://mdusd.zoom.us/j/7829792149?pwd=T2xpZDM5MTFkL0lHZzZwb2U2bFZuQT09 Meeting ID: 782 979 2149, Passcode: 997890
October 29- Mountain Mikes Dine and Donate 11am-10pm
October 30-Mountain Mikes Dine and Donate 11am-10pm
October 30-Materials Pick up Day 7:30- 3:30
October 31- Halloween- Students are invited to wear their costumes to class
November 11- Veteran's Day- NO SCHOOL
November 20- Materials Pick Up Day 7:30- 3:30
November 23-27- Fall Break-NO SCHOOL
December 18- Materials Pick up Day 7:30- 3:30
December 21- January 4- Winter Break
January 29- Materials Pick Up Day 7:30-3:30
Gator Bites Are Back
Our PBIS team is excited to roll out our Distance Learning Gator Bite Reward System! The team has been working hard to create a system that is efficient and mindful of each child's unique needs. With the help of PTA we have revamped our existing program.
Collecting Data during zoom
Each teacher will keep track of bites earned by students. There will be no phisycal rewards during distance learning. We will reward for- digital citizenship, on task behavior in breakout rooms, positive peer interactions and more.
Sharing Bite counts with students and parents
- The 3rd week of every month will be used to share bite totals with students and parents.
- Students CAN use last year’s Gator bites and will need to add that to their count ( honor system will be enforced)
o Teachers will tell parents how many bites their student has via seesaw or email.
o Parents will work with students using the menu to complete a form assignment posted in seesaw.
o Teachers will support students via google classroom or email
o Students will use their totals to purchase items and will record it via google form assignment.
Distribution of Prizes
Students will receive their physical rewards at our monthly material pick up day or rewards will be sent via email.
With all of our extra time at home, we know families are making extra yummy meals for your families.This month share a family recipe and we will feature it in the newsletter each week. Recipes should be easy sand affordable! We hope students can help their adult make the dish at home. Happy cooking!
Hispanic Heritage Month
Of our 359 students 110 identify as Hispanic or Latino. 30%
Check out these wonderful resources
- Explore Latin music and painting online with Música del Pueblo: A Smithsonian Virtual Exhibition.
- Study baseball great Roberto Clemente, whose life was cut short by a tragic plane crash. Read Roberto Clemente: Pride of the Pittsburgh Pirates by Jonah Winter or visit Beyond Baseball: The Life of Roberto Clemente, which features four 45-minute lessons about him.
- Study Hispanic artists, such as Diego Rivera, Salvador Dalí, Pablo Picasso, and Frida Kahlo. Read Jonah Winter’s Frida or Laurence Anholt’s Pablo Picasso and the Girl With a Ponytail.
Parent Education- MDUSD Parent Academy
Study up to help your student at home. MDUSD has curated and prepared a wide variety of resources to assist parents in preparing for the school year at home. Need support not provided here? Let us know.
Vape Pens and Teens What our Community Needs to Know
Date: Tuesday, September 29
Time: 5:30-7:00 PM
This webinar will provide an overview of the latest tobacco products used by young people. Adult and youth presenters will discuss the history of electronic smoking devices (vape pens), as well as the current products on the market. We will cover how they work, how the tobacco industry targets young people, health effects, and what we are still learning about these popular and dangerous devices.
What's Happening in 2020
We are so excited to add these amazing titles to our classroom libraries! Thank you to our parents and community members for donating to our Donorschoose project.
Materail day is my favorite day! I love getting to see so many students and families! This month students got a garden to go kit.... don't forget to share your new plants on social media!
Birthday phone calls are the highlight of my day! Parents be on the look out for a text from me to set up a chat with your kiddo!
Mrs. Miller is looking for new books to add to her 4th grade library
Mrs. Hagstrom would like to add these titles to her classroom library
*Scholastic Book Fair Information
* Hispanic Heritage Month
* 3rd Annual Read a Thon Information
* A Look Ahead – Proposed Calendar of Events
* Box Tops
* Mountain Mikes Dine n Donate
All of this was also sent home with your school materials Friday. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to either message us through Facebook or email us at email@example.com.
Thank you Gators!
Superintendent Friday Letter 9/25
This week's MDUSD.org/FridayLetter is published, including the following headlines:
- Superintendent Maintains Weekly Organizational Update
- Distance Learning Continues Amidst Pandemic
- For Local Consideration: Governing Board Candidates
- Governing Board Candidates to Attend Virtual Forums
- Hispanic Heritage Month
- Registration Open for 8th Annual MDUSD College Fair
- Half-Staff Flag in Recognition of R.B.G.
- A Victory: Senate Bill 793