September 2nd, 2020
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!
Assembly and Minimum Day This Friday
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.
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.
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.