The Hidden Gem
El Carmelo Elementary School November 18, 2020
COFFEE WITH THE PRINCIPAL
The fall break is just a few days away. I hope that you are able to spend some time with your child reading real books that they can hold, smell, and share with you. Have some conversation about the book after reading it together. You might talk about the characters, the theme, or the new information that your child or you may have learned or now understand better. Reading over the break and every day is significant to your child's academic growth and development. Thinking and talking about what has been read, reinforces your child's comprehension and vocabulary. If you catch your child reading during the break, please send me a photo!
Tomorrow is Thankful Thursday at El Carmelo. Here is my Wednesday version:
I am thankful for my husband, Milton Reynolds, who creates healthy meals for me when I get home from work, who reminds me that it's getting late and I need to log-off so that I can be refreshed for school the next morning.
I am thankful for each of our dedicated staff and faculty for their flexibility and willingness to learn new practices to support the social, emotional, academic, health, and safety of our students.
I am thankful to each El Carmelo student for their resilience, their joy, their understanding, and their effort.
Thank you, parents, for working in partnership with the El Carmelo staff and faculty this school year. Teaching and learning in a pandemic have challenged us all. We are continuously refining, and growing our practice to provide each student with the best education we can in this environment. I am thankful for your understanding and cooperation. For your volunteer hours, generosity, and care.
Our community truly is special. It is our collective work to create a socially, emotionally, and academically nurturing environment for our students even in a pandemic that makes El Carmelo the Hidden Gem in the Heart of Midtown.
CAUGHT YOU READING
PTA SEE'S CANDY YUM-RAISER
PARENTING DURING COVID-19 WEBINAR
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 12:00-1:00 PM
The Stanford Parenting Center is offering another 3-part Positive Parenting During COVID-19 Webinar series starting Thursday, November 19, 2020, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM. These webinars are free and open to the public. Click here to register for these free webinars and for links to previous webinars: https://med.stanford.edu/childpsychiatry/clinical/parenting/webinars.html
Palo Alto Reads
Take part in this “one book, one community” program that encourages the reading and discussion of a selected book around themes and topics relevant to our city.
SUPPORTING LEARNING AT HOME: What is Instruction?
Resource for Parents, Guardians, and Caregivers
The first module in the new PAUSD website, Supporting Learning at Home, is entitled “What is Instruction?”. To learn, human brains need time to interact with and apply new skills and information. Effective instruction is organized to provide time for students to practice, collaborate, and receive feedback about their progress. The module includes an overview of the elements of instruction, how those elements fit with synchronous and asynchronous instruction and ideas for supporting learning at home.