December 12, 2020
Back In Person!
Having the students back in school and in our classrooms has been something we have been hoping for and will be a reality as long as there are no positive cases for our school this weekend. School has just not been the same without the children!
Returning to school from winter break will continue to be our hope for the new year and it will take everyone's cooperation and commitment to keep our community healthy and safe. This is especially important with the upcoming holidays since social gatherings that do not follow recommended safety protocols may result in large numbers of staff and students being placed in quarantine and at risk for COVID-19.
We encourage you to review the stay at home advisory and the amended public mask mandate issued by Governor Baker in November, the limits on gatherings mandate issued on December 8 and the MASS Travel Advisory Guidelines.
The holidays are typically a time we are accustomed to spending time with our loved ones and continuing family traditions. While this year may be unlike any other, we thank our community for taking individual responsibility seriously to keep everyone healthy and safe.
Wednesday, December 16
December 16 is a full day of learning for students in grades kindergarten through second. Students have a half day of learning with the teachers and in the afternoon will be given teacher assigned work. Teachers will not be available after 12:00PM.
Regular parent drop off time in the morning is 8:45-9:00 AM.
Regular parent pick up time in the afternoon is 3:00-3:15 PM.
This week there will be no AM Preschool.
Afternoon preschool students will have class 12:30-2:45 PM.
PM preschool pick up time is 2:45.
Let's End This Year With Some Holiday Spirit!
Changes for Families Needing Technology Support for School Devices
Beginning on Monday, December 14, if your family is having technology issues, please call the school's secretaries who will file a technology request on the family's behalf.
Engaging the Students!
Mrs. Ashe-Dickinson, a paraprofessional in grade one, shared an idea she came across that she thought would be a fun way to engage our remote learners, especially as we near the winter break. Mrs. Fydenkevez tested it out with her students on Friday. She put a sticker on her face for when the children showed kindness towards one another and demonstrated expected behavior! Her students said this silly approach helped them keep their eyes on the screen and Mrs. Fydenkevez reported that her students' engagement did increase! Win, win!