The Bobby's Run School Bulletin

Friday, December 4, 2020

Principal's Message

This month students are working hard to demonstrate what taking responsibility looks like. Our guiding principles in our school community for taking responsibility are:
  • Acknowledge that all of us are teachers and learners
  • Communicate openly about our needs
  • Welcomes challenging opportunities to grow
  • Self assesses and takes ownership of words and actions

The ways that students could demonstrate responsibility, both in remote and in person learning, were reviewed. Staff members will be looking to nominate a Star Student for the month for December.


As we transition to fully remote learning for all students and staff, we want to stress the importance of working together. Students can demonstrate responsibility by logging in to their classes on time and participating in lessons. Students need to be logged in for the entire academic period to demonstrate understanding and interact with their teacher. Help your student with the following tips:


  • Create a visual schedule of times that Google Meets and classes take place
  • Use a timer for screen breaks
  • Set an alarm to signal when the next class begins
  • Ask questions about online requirements and expectations if unsure

Fully Remote

As a reminder, all students and staff will be fully remote through January 15th. School will reopen for hybrid in-person learning on Tuesday, January 19th. Thanks for your attention to this.

Reporting Period

The first trimester concludes on Friday, December 4th. The second trimester will begin on Monday, December 7th. Report cards will be available to view on Genesis on Wednesday December 9th. Related arts will report progress on the second and third trimester report card.

Upcoming Events

Conferences

Thank you to those families that have already participated in conferences. Teachers are committed to scheduling and conducting conferences through mid December. Instead of live conferences scheduled on certain dates, the teachers will be setting up their own conference dates and times which will happen either through Zoom/Google Meet or on the phone.


If you would like to request a conference with a special area teacher, please contact them through their e-mails below.


Music K-5 - jnaylor@lumberton.k12.nj.us

Art K-5- pscacco@lumberton.k12.nj.us

Health/PE 3-5 - jgigger@lumberton.k12.nj.us

Computers K-5 - wday@lumberton.k12.nj.us

Library/World Culture K-5 - rgiansanti@lumberton.k12.nj.us

Save the Date: Virtual Parent Workshop, Social Emotional Learning Tools for Parents

Our guidance department has organized a live virtual parent workshop on social emotional learning. The workshop is hosted by Box out Bullying and is called "SEL Tools for Parents." The workshop will take place on January 7, 2021. Discover how to use certain solution-focused techniques, the Peace Table, that will have an immediate impact on a child's behavior, achievement, and social emotional intelligence. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. We will get additional information about the time and log in access when we get closer. We hope to see you there!

Spirit Days & School Closures

Friday December 4th: National Sock Day, wear your favorite or craziest pair of socks

Friday December 11th: Wildcat Spirit Day, wear blue and yellow
Friday December 18th: Holiday Spirit Day, wear holiday colors to celebrate the season

Wednesday December 23rd: Ugly Sweater Day

Thursday December 24th-Monday January 4th- School Closed Winter Break

PTA Holiday Drive

Holiday Drive:

Food, Clothing, Coat and Gift Donations are still VERY much needed. If you haven't donated yet, you can still do so by dropping or shipping to Lyndi Cole at 5 Brynnes Ct. in Lumberton, or by electronic payment to the information on the homeroom letter. If you are going to drop or ship something, please call or text Lyndi at 814-404-6390 or email her at lyndigillespie@gmail.com. Please label your items with Homeroom Teacher, Family Number and Child Number.

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated. All items are still due to Lyndi by Friday, December 11th.

Here is the link to all of the homeroom's adopted children and the electronic payment details: Home Room Adoptions

Thank you so much to all who have donated so far!

Lyndi Cole and Caitlin Staiano

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