March 27, 2020
Distance Learning - Week 1 - We made it!
As we conclude our first full week of distance learning, I would like to extend my thanks and gratitude for your support, patience, and engagement. As I expressed this morning at our very first Zoom Morning Assembly, BJAMS is a community and we are not defined by our building. We are still singing with Mrs. Wright, learning with our classroom teachers, exercising with Coach Bu, being fed by Mrs. Gentle, Mrs. Fisher, and Mrs. Z, and praying with Fr. Schnobrich. We are moving forward with our learning and we are learning very important lessons beyond the classroom, such as care for the community and the need to be flexible and accommodating. These are trying times, but we are in this together.
Look out below...for distance learning videos, pics, posts, and more!
Remote Study Buddy Program!
Has your child exhausted your knowledge of Algebra? Could your child use an extra set of eyes on a paper? Rice students are volunteering as tutors for elementary and middle school students from our Catholic partner schools who may need extra help navigating their online learning assignments. Please contact Sarah Smith Conroy and Kim Hill if you would like your child to be paired with a Rice Remote Study Buddy. Tutoring sessions will be limited to 30 minutes per child per week to allow our Rice tutors to tend to their school and home responsibilities. All tutoring sessions will be held online in our effort to learn while staying safe!
Jameson learning through Spelling City
Vivianna - virtually
Fully engaged despite the distance
Set up at her work station and focused
From Zoe James to her 6th Grade Classmates
Like so many, Zoe has been hearing how the elderly and those with chronic health conditions are more susceptible to the corona virus and are also more likely to suffer from more feelings of isolation and loneliness associated with social distancing. Zoe learned from Heidi Scheuermann, manager of the Westbranch Apartments in Stowe, that there are 48 residents living there in small apartments, and many have no family or friends outside of the building. Now, they can no longer congregate in the community rooms, take exercise classes, or chat with friends on the benches because of concerns surrounding Coronavirus.
In response, Zoe is inviting her entire 6th Grade Class to join her in writing letters to all 48 Westbranch residents.The hope is that through reading the letters, they may feel less isolated and alone during this difficult time. What do you say 6th Graders? Please consider joining Zoe in writing two letters: one entitled "When I'm lonely I...." and the other "When I'm bored I...." Feel free to include a picture or drawing as an added bonus! Zoe will coordinate with Heidi to safely distribute the letters. Thank you.
Please mail letters to:
272 Thomas Lane
Stowe, VT 05672
Hyde Park Helpers and Mutual Aid
Contact Hyde Park Helpers if you need assistance, or to find out how you can help
Helping Local Senior Citizens and Families in Need
Please email Mrs. Morrison or Mrs. Wilson with the details so those in need can be included in this outreach program.
Distance Learning for ALL - it's not just for K-8!
Universal Class is an online learning platform offering over 500 continuing education courses on a diverse array of topics. Through VTLIB, all Vermont public libraries can provide remote access to their patrons. Any Vermonter can use their Vermont public library card barcode to create a Universal Class account. State employees can use the barcode number on their State Library card.
A big shout out to Mrs. Kohl for sharing this information. Thank you for continuing to think about and care for us at BJAMS!
4th Grade Sugaring Operation
Boiling away is their sap under the watchful eye of a very skilled Mrs. Boucher
as the water continues to evaporate, the sap is well on its way to becoming liquid gold!
A sweet reward!
Amazing how God's creation - trees - give so much to us: shade, oxygen, beauty in all seasons, limbs for tree swings, and sap for syrup!
4th Grade Sugaring Operation
Meals Program Info
We will have a few extra meals prepared daily for those who weren't able to pre-order. Keep in mind, families have the option to participate in the meals program of any of their local schools, no questions asked. Please contact your local district for details on their meals program, as they may differ slightly from ours.
* This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Yearbook production wrapping up!
Please email Mrs. Curran if you wish to order a yearbook, and please mail your check to the school. We are unable to accept cash or checks delivered in-person.
Coming Up Next
Remember every Tuesday and Friday we'll be attending morning assembly online through Zoom. We'll see you all there! Please use the link provided in the original email to join.