Principal's Update

September 2nd, 2020

Dear Families,

Congratulations on the completion of another Wednesday. We have now had your children in class for thirteen school days.


You may be sensing the novelty of logging on to class is wearing off, but stay strong and stay the course. While we are in new reality of distance learning, the best thing parents can offer their children is consistency and maintained expectations. Reassure your child that he/she can do a lot of things on their own. If they can't redirect them to the places where they can advocate for themselves and ask for help. And, if you as the parent coach have questions, feel free to use the preferred mode of communication that each teacher shared at Back to School Night.


One benefit of distance learning is that it has allowed me to visit more classrooms than I have been able to in the past. Seeing your children engage in Student of the Week, Morning News, and Class Dance alongs continue to be the best part of my day. I love seeing how the children interact with their classmates and teacher- they are kind, respectful, and always encouraging.

It is quite beautiful to reflect upon where we were 6 months ago, and compare it to where we are today. Our children are resilient, compassionate learners. They have taught me that when provided the tools and support, nothing is outside their reach.


I am grateful for your partnership in this. We still have quite a road ahead of us, but together, anything is possible for our children!


Love,


Annora


Attendance

In the case of an absence, please inform the office by emailing paloverdeattendance@pausd.org of any absence or tardy, even if it is only for one block. Thank you!

Assembly and Minimum Day This Friday

This Friday, September 4th, is our first school-wide Zoom assembly! Please have your child log on to the link provided on Schoology at 8:30. Afterwards, students will be dismissed to their classrooms to begin instruction.


Another note: This Friday is a minimum day. Classes will end at 12:00. Please check your child's Schoology account for details on the abbreviated schedule.

Last Chance to Vote for Your School Site Council Representative

Please click here to vote. The survey will close this Friday at 11:59pm.
Stole this from a fellow colleague: Here's a short video appropriate for all ages. It might be a fun conversation starter with kids about resiliency and perspective. Better yet- watch the video together and let your kids take the lead on what they think the message of the clip is.
"Last Shot " | Animated HD Short Film by Aemilia Widodo

PAUSD Parent Tech Night: Understanding My Child's School Apps

Feeling confuZed about Zoom? Infinite questions about Infinite Campus? Not feeling too logging on to Clever? Help is on the way! Please join Emily Garrision, our district's Ed Tech Coordinator, for an evening of tips and other useful information.



Time and Date: 6:30PM, Tuesday, September 8 and

6:30PM, Thursday, September 10

*same topic both days


Location: ZOOM ID (coming soon)


Presenter: Emily Garrison, Ed Tech Coordinator

Topics will include:


1. Understanding Infinite Campus

2. Navigating Schoology

3. What is found in Clever.

Webinar: Supporting Distance Learning From Home

On Friday, September 4th, from 11-12pm, Stanford University will a free webinar for families of elementary-aged children. Please click below for details.


Supporting Distance Learning at Home: Tips for Caregivers of K-5 Students

Lunch Application Forms

Lunch Application Forms


Many families are experiencing reduced income due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Should you be interested in free or reduced lunch, applications are below. Information can be found here.


Families that received free or reduced lunch during the 2019-2020 school year need to reapply by September 24, 2020, to avoid being charged for meals.