Monday Matters

Thelma Jones Elementary Week of March 23-27

Greetings Shark Families!!

Dear TJE Families,


I hope this newsletter finds everyone doing well, I think it is fair to say that we are in unique times and we recognize how difficult this situation can be for our families. Our wonderful teachers have been working diligently to make contact and to send information out to our families. If you have not heard from your teacher please login to Skyward and update your information. They are also working on lesson plans to ensure our students have meaningful lessons to work on during our time away from the building. I want to assure you that your students’ education is still our number one priority.

As we have been meeting, virtually, we have brainstormed ways to streamline things for our families. We have decided that we would like to house our information in one place. This means if you have more than one student at Thelma Jones, you will be able to access all you need in one place. In addition to this, we have been brainstorming ideas on how to meet the individual needs of our students. Our teachers will be available to you from 8-4, but they will be providing you with a designated time to respond to your questions immediately.

As we continue on this unique journey, please know that the staff at TJE is available to you. We want to support you anyway we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.


Please let your learners know that I miss them and I can't wait to see them again!

Spirit Week

SPIRIT WEEK- This week is Music in Our Schools Week. While we may not be in school, we’d still like to continue with this fun tradition and proceed with our spirit days. We encourage all students AND parents to participate. Send me an email all dressed up so that we can add it to our website and Face Book page. Like us on Facebook @Thelmajoneselementary.
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Parade

PARADE!!! We miss our Sharks. Please look for us this Friday at 2:00 for a car parade. We will be driving through the neighborhood. Stand in the driveway and wave at us. We would love to see you.

Parent Survey

In an effort to better support our families, I am sharing a survey about technology. Please fill out the survey by Friday.

MISD email for Covid19 questions

How to talk to your child about covid-19

Below are some resources to support conversations about COVID-19 and to help reduce fears your child/children may have.

Resources

Students still have access to ClassLink. They should know their logins, but you can email your child’s teacher for more support.

Below is a link to several great read-alouds, “how-to” writing activities by authors, and “how-to” drawing demonstrations by illustrators. The creator organized this collection into categories such as genre (Poetry, Fables & Folklore, Mystery), theme (Kindness & Love, Never Give Up, Friendship), and several more.

https://padlet.com/nordingc/jmwynrie2sln

Below is a Google Doc listing several children’s authors and illustrators that are offering free, online experiences for students. The doc includes the author/illustrator name, type of experience he/she is providing, date/time, platform being used, website info, etc.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/u/0/d/1sxU02heqtCoZgi4HZ_f5f0rtN8S2ZuFFaLKT6S0U19A/htmlview

Below is a list of education companies offering free subscriptions.

http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
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Yearbook orders

Our deadline for yearbooks is still going to be March 30. Please click on the link below.
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Counselor's Corner

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Getting to Know Your Teachers

Are you curious what your teacher's favorite things are or what they need for their classrooms? We have asked each teacher to fill out a Getting to Know You form to help answer these questions. Please download your child's grade level and keep the information on hand during the year.