Thayer Elementary News

April 24, 2020

Learning from home with Mrs. Justice, Principal

It is my fondest hope that our students and our families are healthy and learning. I have enjoyed seeing some of our students in the Zoom meetings with their teacher this past week. I want to encourage all of you to have your students meet with their teacher if they are having ZOOM meetings. It is a good time to connect with your student to see if they are having any problems with their learning or ask clarifying questions. Thank you for helping your students learn from home. We want each child to continue their education so they are prepared adequately for the next grade level. The governor has declared that all school buildings are closed for classes for the 2019-2020 school year and that Missouri will finish this quarter using virtual learning.

From Mrs. Vega in the Office

Mrs. Vega will be in the office on weekdays during school hours to answer any questions you may have. Please call for an appointment if you need to come into the office or check out a Chromebook. Summer School forms were due by April 6th. Late forms can still be dropped off in the Lending Library in front of the school. At this point, it is unknown whether summer school will be in the buildings or online.

Please keep posting those positive messages on the front doors! We have had some really great ones!

Kindergarten registration will be May 12, 13, & 14. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.

We do need to have all families fill out their annual intent to return forms. It should be filled out whether you are returning or not returning. It can be reached at the button below.

2020-2021 Parents' Annual Intent to Return

Please click the button above to go to the form. Please fill out as soon as possible with what you expect to happen for the next school year. One form per family. Thank you to all the families that have already filled this out!

A shout-out from some Thayer teachers!

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It is National Library Week!

From Mrs. Caldwell in the Library

April is National Library Month! Since you can’t visit one in person, check out the great online libraries to which we have access on the Thayer Library web site Virtual Learning Resources Page.

Also, don’t forget I am doing a live online storytime on the Thayer Elementary Facebook page every Tuesday and Thursday at 3:00. If you can’t make it to the live story time, you can always watch them later at your convenience.

Thank Mrs. Caldwell for all she does!

Mackin Via and Sora link to free online books to read.

For students, their username and password are both their student id #

From Mrs. Pershing in the Reading Room

Check out my teacher page.

There are virtual field trips to go on, books you can read online, games you can play to practice reading skills, and strategy games for my LEAD group - or anyone who wants to print out games to play. If you email me, I can send you a code for a free EPIC subscription (online reading books). If any parents of my reading students want individual reading together online, please email me.

Scholastic Book Orders: I will continue to place book orders. When they come in, I will bag them and leave them in the office lobby and let you know they are there. My code is GKK4J

Accelerated Reader is now available! Remember that your login is the six-digit number and the password is "abc".

AR link:

Mrs. Brown in the Resource Room

I wish I could be there to help you all out with our private groups, think happy thoughts. I’ve shared a few ideas with a few of the teachers on some fun things to do once you have completed their assignments. Air hugs to you all. I’ll be able to help via Google email, my school webpage, or my school email.

From Mrs. Crawford and Miss Bladdick in the Counselor's Office

You can find resources at my Thayer Teacher site or you can email Mrs. Crawford or Miss Bladdick.

Thank you for everyone who took part in Spirit Week!

Do you need individual assistance? Check-in with us and let us know how we can help. Fill out this brief (and private) Google Form. Only Mrs. Crawford and Miss Bladdick will see them. We will get back to you as soon as possible. This is still available!

Mrs. Reed and MFLC are here to help!

Video and Telephone Counseling Now Available

Continue your progress at home so you can keep moving forward

The Military and Family Life Counseling Program is here for you during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. We now offer telephone and video non-medical counseling in addition to face-to-face non-medical counseling.

Who is eligible?

Free and con dential non-medical counseling is available to service members, Department of Defense expeditionary civilians, their families and survivors.

Child and youth behavioral counselors are available to support children and youth up to age 18. They also offer guidance to families, staff and support personnel.

What can I expect from non-medical counseling?

Your Military and Family Life counselor can help with:

• Managing stress and changes at home due to COVID-19 • Adjusting to deployment and reintegration
• Preparing to move or adjusting after a move
• Strengthening relationships

• Managing problems at work
• Grieving the death of a loved one or colleague

Schedule an appointment with a Military and Family Life Counselor:

Your point of contact: ____Kelley Reed_____ Phone number: __573-337-1641____

Call Military OneSource anytime, 24/7 at 800-342-9647 or visit

The specials rotation schedule

This is to remind you that everything does not need to be done every day. The special teachers have lessons planned for the week and each student should try and complete at least one lesson for Art, P.E. and Music each week.
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From Mrs. Akery in the Art Room

Lots of art lesson ideas and tutorials are on my Thayer page. I know that some of you do not have your art boxes at home and maybe low on supplies. Do what you can do, when you have time to do it. Show me your artwork! Click here to find directions to upload your work to Artsonia or you can take a photo and email it to me directly.

From Ms. Smith in the Music Room

Music Bingo items are going well. Please continue to submit items through FlipGrid (My code: MusicSmith1964) and Music Google Classroom (Each Classroom has its own code that was sent with Remind but if you need it, feel free to contact me). I am communicating through Remind, some of you are sending pictures through that. I am posting Assignments on My Google Classroom page, so I hope students will start posting there. It accepts video and pictures. Please take a picture of handwritten work to post. Students are allowed to do some performance items with their siblings. That is acceptable, please post on each child’s page. You can contact me through Remind or email me.

From Coach Rowland in the gym

See the lesson plans on my school page. If you need to contact me, send me an email.

From Nurse Wendy in the Nurse's Office

I miss seeing all of you. Stay safe and healthy.

Please wash your hands well. Click here for an excellent hand washing video.

The Waynesville nurses want you to STAY STRONG!

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From Mrs. Zollman and Mrs. Dean in the ESL Classroom

Hello ESL students! We miss seeing your smiling faces each day. Be sure to check out our Google Classroom for activities that Mrs. Zollman and Mrs.Dean are posting daily. Be safe and take care!