The Middleborough Mariner

September 2020

A Note from Mrs. Basignani

Dear Middleborough Families,

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! While the start of this school year has been unlike any other, it has been truly amazing! Our students, our staff, and you, our families, have been incredible! We know that students are still building their stamina for the school day, which is typical for the start of any school year. Building stamina in the virtual setting is even more challenging. I've encouraged students to find a time each day to go outside, even if it is just for a few minutes. Fresh air, sunlight, and physical activity make a huge impact on their focus and well-being. Try to take advantage of the school-wide break from 11:45 - 12:45 to allow kids to be kids! :)

Thank you for all that you do to support the success of Middleborough Elementary. I can't tell you how much I appreciate you all and how grateful I am to be a Mariner during this time! Here's to a fabulous year!


Jamie Basignani


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Building Contacts

During virtual learning, our school office will be open at least one day per week. We encourage you to contact us via email for the fastest response time. You may also call using the main office number, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Mrs. Basignani, Principal

Mr. Sands, Assistant Principal

Ms. Jess, Administrative Secretary

Ms. Rhonda, Office Secretary

Hip Hip Hooray!

Please join us in wishing Ms. Jess a safe and healthy delivery of her baby girl, due in early October. Best wishes to you, Jess, and to your husband too! We can't wait to meet her!
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Building Virtual Learning Stamina

Building in "Brain Breaks" during the day for your child is important for their overall well-being. A good rule of thumb is to look away from the screen for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. Brain breaks are crucial for students' focus and mental energy. Check out the graphic below for more tips on managing virtual learning.

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Schoology Assistance

There are several resources that BCPS has created to assist with Schoology. These are great to keep handy!

One-page instructions: Accessing Schoology Through Your MyBCPS Account

Quick video: Accessing Schoology

All of the Schoology help documents can be located here!

Library Printing with Curbside Pickup

Baltimore County Public Library is making printing services available via curbside pickup at all open branches. Color or black-and-white printouts can be sent to the library from any personal computer or device for curbside pickup at any of our locations. Twenty pages may be printed without charge each day and will be held at the branch of your choice for up to seven days.

In order to have your document printed, fill out the Curbside Printing Request Form and upload your document using the provided instructions.

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Upcoming Events

BCPS Schools Closed - Yom Kippur - Teachers on Duty

Monday, Sep. 28th, 9am

313 West Road

Essex, MD

BCPS Schools Closed for Professional Development

Friday, Oct. 16th, 9am

313 West Road

Essex, MD