CENTRAL SHINES

Week of May 4, 2020

Davison Community Schools - Central Elementary

"Where Kids Come First and Futures Begin"

A Note from the Principal

Hello Central Families!


This is Teacher Appreciation Week, a week to thank and celebrate all that our teachers do to support the learning and growth of our students. I am so proud of the work that our Central teachers do on a daily basis and couldn't be more proud of all they have done to transition to this distance learning format without much lead time. Our teachers are working to provide valuable experiences and authentic connections with their students even though it is from a distance. Above all, Central teachers genuinely care about their students and want to see each of them reach their greatest potential. They miss their students!


Along with thanking our Central teachers, I feel it is very important to extend a sincere thanks to all of you, our Central families, who have stepped up during this unique situation to become full partners in the education of your children, our students. You have created spaces in your homes to accommodate learning; you are getting a crash course in some educational terms, standards and expectations; you are diving into new technologies and sharing technology with your children for school; and you are creating educational opportunities for your children while juggling work and home responsibilities. You are doing amazing things and we are so grateful for your partnership in this distance learning endeavor!


Please see the graphic below with some ideas to help shower our teachers with some extra love this week. Thank you for your participation!


Kindest regards,


Mrs. Kuzinski

email: ckuzinski@davisonschools.org

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Week 7 Family Check-In

We recognize that this is a difficult time for many for an assortment of reasons and we care about our students and families. A "Family Check-In" is linked below. Feel free to fill it out to let us know how you are doing. It is not required, but a simple way to touch base and let us know if there are ways we can help support your family.

https://forms.gle/oG72V6CDSw3TXWMZ6

Counselor's Corner

Talking to Children About COVID-19

Guidance from the National Association of School Psychologist states, ”When sharing information, it is important make sure to provide facts without promoting a high level of stress, remind children that adults are working to address this concern, and give children actions they can take to protect themselves.” Find additional information at Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus) A Parent Resource


GISD Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Distance Learning Info

Supplemental Learning Packets

The District will continue to provide supplemental learning packets for those desiring hard copy materials. They will be available each week on Mondays at our Food Distribution sites and during the week at the Cardinal Center (in the plastic bin under the canopy). Links to the grade-level packets are below and will continue to be available online at http://www.davisonschools.org.

MEAL DISTRIBUTION

Just a reminder that we will be distributing meals Monday, Wednesday and Friday again this week from 12:30 to 2 p.m. (or until food runs out) at Central, Gates, Siple, Hahn and DHS. Hard copy learning packets will be available at food distribution sites on Mondays and Wednesdays and at any time at the Cardinal Center (located in the bin under the canopy).

As a reminder, volunteers will now be placing food in your vehicle trunk or truck bed. This will further reduce contact between individuals. Please be prepared to open your trunk when the volunteer approaches your vehicle.

SPREAD JOY

Heartland Home Health Care and Hospice has invited Davison families to write/ make cards and/or pictures for their patients. This is a wonderful way to be involved in our community while still respecting the Stay Safe Stay Home order. In addition, this is a win-win for all; our kids will feel good about doing something for others (which is critical in a time like this) and our senior population, who are the most fragile right now with the pandemic, will feel supported and loved. A box to collect these letters will be placed outside Central in the Parent Pick up loop and can be dropped off during the food distribution times (Monday, Wednesday and Fridays between 12:30-2).

News From the Library

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A Picture's Worth A Thousand Words!

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Friday, May 8: Your Future's So Bright, You Gotta Wear Shades! (Wear sunglasses today)

Submit your photos for our Central Shines newsletter by emailing them to ckuzinski@davisonschools.org with "Central Shines Photo" as the subject.

Community Resources

DID YOU KNOW.........

There are many great resources for families in the area. This section of Central Shines is dedicated to introducing you to a FREE resource each month.


Many families are now without health insurance for their children due to recent unemployment.


In Genesee County, contact the Greater Flint Health Coalition at 810-232-2228, and they will connect you to someone who can help you. More information can be found at Special Edition of Whole Child Quarterly. Free or low-cost health coverage for children under the age of 19, or pregnant women of any age.




Call the MI Child and Healthy Kids hotline at 1.888.988.6300 or apply online at www.michigan.gov/mibridges

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