Orchard Gardens Family Newsletter

January 28, 2021

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Upcoming Events:

  • February 5th - Middle School Report Cards Distributed

  • February 10th - Food Pantry

  • February 15th-19th - February Vacation

Important: Change to Learning Model

All families should have received an email from BPS on Friday, January 15th with information about making updates to your child’s learning model. Please make sure to complete this survey by TOMORROW (January 29th) if you want to make a change for your child. This will be the last opportunity to make a change for the rest of this school year. You do not need to complete the survey if you want to keep your child in their current learning model.

  • A change from hybrid to remote will be approved automatically.

  • BPS will notify you prior to March 1st if your change request from remote to hybrid is approved.

If you have any trouble completing the survey or if you did not receive the survey, please let your child’s teacher or Emily (ebekenstein@bostonpublicschools.org) know and we can complete it for you.

The survey can be found in many languages here: https://www.bostonpublicschools.org/reopening2020

Family Cartooning with Jorge Santiago Arce!

We will be holding a Family Cartooning Night for all families in grades 2-5 on Thursday, February 11th at 6 p.m. Jose Santiago Arce is the artist who will lead the hour.

One child + one adult = one family

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The chromebook that your child has right now will be theirs to use for the next four years. Please make sure you are teaching your child safe chromebook habits to ensure that the chromebook is ready for learning.

  • Keep all food and drinks away from the chromebook

  • Close the lid on the chromebook and hold it with two hands when walking around

  • Power it all the way off at night so that it can update

  • Charge the chromebook in a safe space where no one will accidentally trip over the charging cord

Orchard Gardens Technology Site

This site includes strategies for troubleshooting chromebook issues. We can also send out your child's chromebook if it needs to be fixed. You are not guaranteed an additional touchscreen Chromebook if your child's Chromebook can not be repaired.

Story Time - Wednesday Night!

Please join us every Wednesday night for Story Time! K-2 is at 6:30PM and 3-5 is at 7:00PM. Zoom link:


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We know that many things are new this year and you might have questions. Please submit any questions here!