Central Elem. Counselor Newsletter

March 23, 2020 - March 27, 2020

A Note from your Counselor

With the news of public schools statewide being closed for in-person instruction to May 15, 2020, parents are suddenly faced with the challenge of educating students at home. I would like to provide a couple of tips to assist parents and caregivers who are working with students in an effort to continue their education during the COVID-19 outbreak.

1) Have fun - find "outside-the-box" ways to promote learning. For example, parents can use items that are around the house do crafts or art projects.

2) Implement breaks and downtime - students are provided with breaks and downtime during the regular school day so the same can be granted at home. Outside time, like the time that students are given at school for recess can also be utilized at home.

3) Create a schedule - students are accustomed to following a schedule at school so having a schedule at home can help with the transition.

4) Resources - Many free resources are being made available to parents to help children continue learning while they are out of school. I have included a few links below.

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html (Scholastic)

https://www.abcmouse.com/abt/homepage?8a08850bc2=T2926379385.1585340883.2888&cjevent=75096700706911ea81c900dd0a240612 (ABC Mouse)

https://time.com/tfk-free/ (Time for Kids)

Resource: https://www.newsobserver.com/news/coronavirus/article241333056.html

Public Service Announcement (Google)

How can you help stop the coronavirus. Do the five.

1. HANDS. Wash them often

2. ELBOW. Cough into it

3. FACE. Don't touch it

4. SPACE. Keep safe distance

5. HOME. Stay if you can

Central Elementary Pennies for Patients Update

The Pennies for Patients campaign ended March 27, 2020. Thank you to the students, parents, family, friends and community members who donated to this worthy cause. A total of 332.00 was collected and will be sent to the Leukemia and Lyphoma Society. Thank you.