Willie Brown Academy Insider

April 17, 2020

Message from Counselor Eubanks

Mrs. Eubanks would like to check in with all families! Please complete this short form to give her some feedback. Thanks!


Check In With Mrs. Eubanks

Staff Parade!

We got the green light to finally be able to do a staff parade through neighborhoods! The WBA Staff Love Train is going to be rolling through on Thursday, April 30 beginning at 5:00. Check out the flyer below for more details. We just aren't able to make it down every street in our attendance zone. If you don't live on the parade route, we hope that you can walk or go by car to the route so that we can see you! Please maintain social distancing!!!
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CAMP Team Distance Learning

The CAMP team has created a website to add weekly activities. Once you click the link, please either create a shortcut on the desktop or add it as a bookmark. New activities will be updated by noon each Monday. https://sites.google.com/misdmail.net/wba-camp

Daily Announcements


Watch the 4/24 announcements (and find out who the winner is from all of the challenge entries!).

Food Drive

Our food drive yesterday was such a success! But several of you mentioned that you venture out to the grocery store only once a week and weren't able to contribute yet. We are going to have another food drive this coming Thursday! THANK YOU to all who contributed...y'all are awesome!!!


During these uncertain times, Willie Brown Academy is committed to continuing its support of families and organizations in need. We will have a canned food/non-perishable food items drive on this Thursday. Anything that you can give to someone less fortunate is greatly appreciated. We are asking that you bring the food items to WBA and leave them stacked at the front door. There will be a form for you to write your name and your scholar’s name for a drawing on Monday……remember to bring your own pen! There are some safety protocols that we must follow while donating and they are as follows:

*If you see another family dropping off please maintain a safe distance away from the family or wait in your car for them to leave.

*We are not to congregate at the school, so kindly drop your donations off and exit the campus for safety reasons.

*We will disinfect, use gloves, and make sure all donations are safe to send on.

Thank you in advance for your support. Please drop off all items by 6:00 PM on Thursday, April 30th.

#WashYourHands #BeSafe #WeMissYou!

Thank You,

Lisa Eubanks

lisaeubanks@misdmail.org

Art Challenge Picture Collages

Check out all of the art challenge entries! Lots of creativity!

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/13-tor3yeTpq_GsFh0O1C337hpySrQo0W?usp=sharing

Tips for Learning at Home

This was shared by a WBA parent. Take a look...there may be something that can help you here too.

Tips for Learning at Home

COVID Book for Kids

Here is a cool book to share with your kids about COVID.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KjbKGy8cDNXKZ4xCuo8-iISXakbyOhN0/view?usp=sharing

Community Resources

Here's a list of free resources being provided to local families (food, clothing, home services, etc.) by our community partners: bit.ly/MISDShutdownResources

Medications at school?

If your scholar needs a prescription that was left at school, please contact our campus Nurse Jill Ricketts via email to initiate the process and to get a time scheduled for pick up. jillricketts@misdmail.org

Need internet access at home?

AT&T - Offering open hotspots, unlimited data to existing companies, and $10/month plans to low-income families.

Charter - Free internet offer for two months for new K-12 and college student households

Comcast - Offering free WiFi for two months to low-income families, plus all Xfinity hotspots are free to the public during this time

Spectrum - Offering 60 days of free internet service to new customers. Call 844-488-8395

Sprint - Providing unlimited data to existing customers, and allowing all handsets to enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge Remote work PDF Flyer

T-Mobile - Providing unlimited data to existing customers and allowing all handsets to enable hotspots for 60 days at no extra charge.

Verizon - No special offers but following FCC agreements waiving late fees and not disconnecting existing service.

Free Lunch Offer

During the COVID-19 shutdown, free healthy and delicious meals will be available to all children ages 18 years or younger and special needs adults through age 21 at the following distribution sites:

The packaged meals will be distributed from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday through Friday in a drive-thru fashion. No one will need to exit their personal vehicles, but all participating children must be in the vehicle. Children do not have to be a student at the campus to qualify for the meal, and families can visit any of the participating sites.

Meals will consist of whole grains, lean protein, fruits, vegetables and lowfat milk. We will include a lot of the kids’ favorites (yogurt boxes, pizza packs, chicken tenders, etc.).

Distance Learning

We are all working hard to keep the learning process going for our scholars even while we are not together physically. Teachers are commicating via email the learning plans each week and are keeping working hours (from home) M-F 8:00-4:00 to support you in any way.

COVID-19 Shutdown: FAQ

https://www.mansfieldisd.org/parents-students/covid-19/faqs

Check out the FAQ's posted on MISD's website for general questions. If you don't see what you are needing here, always feel free to reach out to Mrs. Eastlick @ kynaeastlick@misdmail.org.

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