Steppingstone Family Blast

Thursday April 16, 2020

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Last Day for Chromebook Distribution at Duckrey

Today, Thursday, April 16, is the last day for chromebook distribution at Duckrey. The chromebooks will be distributed from 9 AM - 2:30 PM. Mr. Cohen added: Parents and guardians are expected to pick up their child(ren)'s chromebooks. Please have your child(ren)'s name and your ID ready. Parents are to enter the Kindergarten playground on Diamond Street (to the left of the front door). Our School Police Officer will be directing the crowd and explaining all procedures.
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Steppingstone Virtual Clubs

We want to see you at our daily Virtual After School Clubs! They are every day at 3 PM and 4 PM.

Here are the directions for how to join our virtual clubs:

Go to

Go to login in the top right-hand corner

Click MGA Virtual Academy

Password: step12345 (all lowercase)

On the left-hand-side of the screen click “after school clubs”

Click button for the desired day and time at the bottom to join zoom

Ms. Jasmine's Weekly Exercises

Every morning, I start my day off with stretching my entire body to improve my workout capabilities and to engage my muscles. Check out this video on some simple exercises you all could do at home too! It can especially help you all who like to dance, play sports, and/or workout.
How to get Flexible Legs for Beginners

Ms. Jasmine's Women in STEM Highlight

Here is another pioneer in the STEM field currently. Check out these articles on Kimberly Bryant, the founder of Black Girls Code.
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Neon in Nevada

This is a virtual tour of the fabulous and colorful Neon Signs all through Las Vegas. Students can visit the Neon Museum on Instagram at @theneonmuseumlasvegas, and also on Youtube #NeonMuseumFromHome. It's an electric tour about the history of Las Vegas through neon. The signs are so pretty, colorful and HUGE!!! Especially the flamingo!

--Ms.Daniel, Dunbar Elementary

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Worlds Smallest Dinosaur Reading

And many other dinosaurs on this site!

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

Ms. Diana's Rice Krispies Recipe!

Make sure to get your parents' approval before doing this yourself! You will need butter, marshmallows, and rice krispies cereal! First, in microwave-safe bowl, heat butter and marshmallows on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring after 2 minutes. Then, add rice krispies cereal. Stir until well coated. Finally, using buttered spatula or wax paper, evenly press mixture into a pan coated with cooking spray or butter. Cool and then carefully, cut into 2-inch squares. Enjoy!
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Parent Resources

Attached below is an article regarding how parents can help their children cope through COVID-19. There are links for fun virtual activities that can be done as a family!

--Ms.Mia, Dunbar Elementary

Learn About Myths from Around the World!

In many other countries, the stories that children are told which explain the world around them may be very different from our own. In this very cool animated video, the historians from TedED tell the Indian story of Annapurna, a goddess who is still celebrated for her ability to bring good harvests and happiness.

--Ms.Naomi, Duckrey Elementary

The legend of Annapurna, Hindu goddess of nourishment - Antara Raychaudhuri & Iseult Gillespie

Boston Children’s Museum Virtual Tour

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Unicorn Craft

Ms. Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
Bobble Head Paper Unicorn | Paper Crafts for Kids

Charlie Brown Silly Comic

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!

---Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
Squish the Fish | A Cosmic Kids Yoga Adventure!
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Miss Julia's Spooky Stories

"Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark" is a classic book of spooky campfire stories, perfect for students who like a little scare. I loved this book as a kid, and now all of the original tales are online for everyone to read!

Catching the Moon:

The Story of a Young Girl's Baseball Dream

--Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary

Catching the Moon read by Kevin Costner and Jillian Estell
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Bubble Art

---Ms.Lexi, Dunbar Elementary
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Joke of the Day 😂

What is Beethoven's favorite fruit?

Answer revealed in the next blast!

Previous joke: What do bus drivers put on their morning pancakes?

Answer: Traffic jam

Do you have a joke suggestion? Email it to and you might see your joke featured in the newsletter!

Student Spotlight

Shout out to Solange, from Duckrey, for consistently joining and actively participating in our virtual after school clubs! We hope to see even more students join us!


How are you staying active during the school closure? Reading a good book? Trying a new hobby? Working on your homework? Getting physical activity? Let us know! Submit a picture and a short statement about how you are staying active and you could be featured in our next newsletter!
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Steppingstone Scholars Inc.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions you may have!

Director -Hannah Clements,

Bethune Coordinator - Chris Bulman,

Duckrey Coordinator- Jhanae Mahoney,

Dunbar Coordinator- Rasheeda Williams,

McMichael Coordinator- Robin Eli,