The CPES BobChat
March 29, 2020
How Do You Recover from an Injury?
This past week, I've been processing two experiences: adjusting to the reality of social distancing and recovering from an injury. I think I've discovered some similarities in working through both situations.Last Sunday afternoon I was elated that on my 51st birthday I ran six miles. I hadn't run that far in awhile and it felt great. On Monday, while exercising with Whitney and Joey, I was nearly in tears from the pain of pulling my calf muscle. (I actually turned to them and asked if one of them kicked me in the calf.) In 24 hours I had gone from the "thrill of victory to the agony of defeat." Immediately, I ran to my local news source (Web MD) to see what I needed to do to "fix it." No quick cures, they said. Cold packs, stretching and some ibuprofen were the remedies. Oh, and it said to rest. It's going to take some time they said. I was (and still am) so frustrated. Exercise was the one thing I could do during this social isolation. Every step I took hurt. I knew there were so many others who were dealing with much more pain than me. Since his accident, Mr. Bartless is having to relearn to walk and still has rehab to go on his shoulder. Others are dealing with major illnesses like cancer and ALS and COVID-19. My situation isn't nearly that life threatening, yet I'm still hurting and hobbling. I'm trying to walk some but it is really slow going. All of the old people pass me at Cherry Park. It takes me twice as long to get something done as it did a few weeks ago. I was made for the fast lane, not the slow lane. I have to be patient. I can only do what my body tells me it can do. I must relearn to take one careful step...then take another...and another. I know I'll eventually get there and I know it will eventually heal but for right now it still hurts...a lot.
My kids have been great this week. They've helped out much more. They've asked how my leg is doing. They've been patient (most of the time.) I hope I'm doing a good job of showing them how to recover well so they will know what to do when they have their own injuries of any kind in life.
Mr. Maness, Principal
“You must never confuse faith that you will prevail in the end…with the discipline to confront the most brutal facts of your current reality.” Admiral James Stockdale (POW in Vietnam)
Click here for a podcast that may be helpful for you as you work from home.
Click here for information from ETV about how you can help your child reduce anxiety during coronavirus.
Here's an article from the National Association of School Psychologists.
Packet Delivery for April 13-May 1--This week, we are working on instructional packets for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade. (Some 5th grade classes will send some social studies materials.) All packets will be mailed home by the end of this week and you will receive them next week during Spring Break. If you have changed addresses, please contact Mrs. Deyerle (see below) by the end of the day on Tuesday to update your contact information. We will print labels first thing on Wednesday to put on packets to be mailed home. We will not have "drive up" packet delivery for these packets like we did last time. We want everyone to stay safe and healthy.
The 20-21 Cherry Park Teacher of the Year Is....Sr. Enrique Saavedra!!! Sr. Saavedra is a fourth grade Spanish immersion teacher. Congratulations, Sr. Saavedra.
Spring Break--Will be observed April 6-10. There will be no E Learning during this time. Lessons begin again on Monday, April 13.
Need Help? If you need assistance, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call our dedicated phone support hotline, 803-980-2016 between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. on weekdays. You can also access resources on our District webpage: https://www.rock-hill.k12.sc.us/
Remote Learning Pictures for Yearbook--There are so many good things happening with our children's E Learning. Please take a picture of your child's activities and send it to mailto:email@example.com for our yearbook. (We will use as many pictures as we can.)
Spring Pictures Refunds--We have decided to cancel Spring Pictures. If you have already paid online with Lifetouch, they will refund your credit or debit card. If you wrote a check, we will give your check back to you.
Refunds for Field Trips that Will Not Be Rescheduled---Know that once we are back in school, we will let you know of the process to request refunds for any field trips that could not be rescheduled. We are not able to process those requests at this time.
Update Your Contact Info
Staff Email Addresses and Office Hours--Can be found in the links below.
Technology Assistance--For technical issues such as logging into Canvas and Launchpad, connecting to wifi, resetting passwords, device troubleshooting, etc., the Rock Hill Schools Technology Department staff will be on-call from 8:00am - 8:00pm and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (803) 985-3531. Technology help tutorials will be published at: https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.rock-hill.k12.sc.us%2Felearning&data=02%7C01%7CPMANESS%40rhmail.org%7C10c38360cc8d442c802808d7cdca73c5%7C57b835c11a6c40088e2fb2a16e5f738a%7C0%7C0%7C637204141727260450&sdata=YuZ8uNvg%2BLbNyY%2FZF9ppuTRY2C1dJRTrYoa2JBVDLSw%3D&reserved=0. Click on the Parents & Students button in the left-side menu for access.
Or your child's teacher can submit a tech request as they normally would. Each school tech is still monitoring tech requests as usual.
French and Spanish Resources--Click on the button below for some helpful resources to support your child in continuing to learn a second language.
Need Wifi Access? See below flyer from Comporium about how to access free Wifi for 60 days.
Free Sites to Assist with Remote Learning (Click the title to access the link.)
Sports Illustrated for Kids- Sports news, just for kids!
Wonderopolis- Reading to get kids to wonder.
Dogo News- Student news site with many images and videos to accompany articles. The articles can be sorted by a subject of interest. Interest levels range from 3rd through 8th grade.
Greg Tang Math- Online math games and teaching games for a variety of skills.
Caregiver Math Resources- Lesley University’s Center for Mathematics Achievement in collaboration with the Kentucky Center for Mathematics have put together this resource
guide for parents and caregivers to be able to support children’s mathematics learning at home during school closures.
SFUSD Math Elementary Lessons- In preparation for school closures, SFUSD has produced 10 days of activities to complete at home. The stand-alone activities are designed for students to do on paper without technology and are available to all under the Creative Commons Attribution License.
Click here for supplemental resources from our District Instructional Coaches to assist you and your child with e learning.
Mr. Jones, our World Language Coordinator, and our French and Spanish teachers gathered some family friendly sites to help continue your child's second language acquisition. Know that these are for enrichment and extension.
Here are additional resources from South Carolina Educational Television to support your child's learning.
PTO and SIC Information
Parent Teacher Organization and School Improvement Council Update
The PTO serves to raise funds, coordinate volunteers and encourage teachers through appreciation activities. Click on the PTO Newsletter button below if you wish to receive the PTO Newsletter: PTO and SIC are tentatively planning to meet on the second Monday of each month next year. School Improvement Council meets at 5:30 (in the Fish Bowl) and our Parent Teacher Organization meets at 6:30 (in the Media Center.) Elections were held in the spring for these organizations but all parents are welcome to attend to help provide input and volunteer. Meetings will be held on March 9, April 13, and May 11 (if needed.)
Calendar of Events
All school events before, during and after school have been canceled until May 1.
March 30-31--Students Catch Up on Work
April 1-3--E Learning Continues
April 6-12--Spring Break
April 13-17--E Learning Continues
May 21--Kindergarten, First and Second Grade Field Day (in AM)
June 1--9:00 AM Fifth Grade Graduation (Sullivan Auditorium)
June 2--Third, Fourth and Fifth Field Day (All Day)