Monday Matters

Thelma Jones Elementary Week of March 16-27

Greetings Shark Families!!

I hope this message finds you and your family healthy and well. As you know, MISD has extended spring break for 2 additional weeks (March 16-27) to combat the spread of the Coronavirus. In light of this decision, our district is working diligently to provide campus administrators and our teaching staff guidance and direction on our next steps regarding our instructional delivery plan. Later this week, you will receive information about lessons and other resources that will keep the educational experience in motion for our students.

The district has provided a lot of helpful information via email. You can also find information on the district’s website. Please know that I am also available to you and your family. You can email me at micorhines@misdmail.org, should you have any questions.

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/

Student Nutrition

Starting today, March 16, 11AM-Noon Monday through Friday, free healthy and delicious meals will be available to all children ages 18 years and younger at the following distribution sites:

· Glenn Harmon Elementary School

· D.P. Morris Elementary School

· Annette Perry Elementary School

· Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School

· Della Icenhower Intermediate School

· Danny Jones Middle School


Food will be distributed through a drive-thru fashion. No one will need to exit their vehicle but all participating children must be in the vehicle. Families can visit any of the participating sites.

MISD Coronavirus Inquiries

MISD is continuing to work with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) and other authorities to determine how this extended break will impact the rest of the school year. Frequently asked questions (FAQs) are being developed right now for families, which should be posted early this week. In addition, the district has established an email address specifically for inquiries about the impact of the extended closure. You may send your questions and comments to coronavirus@misdmail.org. A staff member will respond to you as quickly as possible.

Yearbook orders

Our deadline for yearbooks is still going to be March 30. Please click on the link below.
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Field Trip information

Our Second Grade field trip to the Zoo was to take place on March 31st. We are in the process of rescheduling this for later in the year. More information to follow.
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Counselor's Corner

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Looking for After School Care?

If you are looking for after school care, please glance at the flyer below. QUEST will be at Thelma Jones!
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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.