Storey Spartans Weekly Update

September 20th - September 24th

Principal's Message

Hello Storey Families,


Students will return to school on Tuesday, September 21st. Please remember school begins at 8:25 am.


We want to recognize the start of Hispanic Heritage Month which started last week. National Hispanic Heritage Month traditionally honors the cultures and contributions of both Hispanic and Latin Americans.


Also a friendly reminder, morning supervision and breakfast begins at 7:50 am. Please do not drop your children off before 7:50 as there will not be adult supervision available prior. When your child arrives, please direct them to either line up to eat by the cafeteria or stand in the line waiting to be lead to the blacktop area. Students are not to be running and playing in front of the school prior. We want to ensure the safety of our kids.


Storey Spirit Wear is now on sale. A flyer will be going home with your child tomorrow. If you would like to purchase an item please return the flyer to the office or your child’s teacher. Exact change is necessary as the office will not be able to make change. Spirit Wear sale will run from Tuesday September 21st through Friday, October 1st.


Lastly, don’t forget. Prior to coming to school Monday morning, please utilize the procedure for our COVID self-check. If you child is showing any symptoms, please keep them home and call the office. We all want our kids here at school, however right now we do need to be very cautious for the safety of everyone. So again, thank you all for following the district COVID self-check guidelines


We look forward to a great week. Thank you for your support of Storey Elementary. And remember together we are Spartan Strong!


Respectfully,

Mrs. Shirley

Principal

Important Dates:

9/21: Start of Spirit Wear Sale

9/22: Football and Volleyball Practice 3-4 pm

9/23: Wear the Character Pillar Color - Green (Responsibility)

9/17: Spartan Spirit Wear

9/24: Football and Volleyball Practice 3-4 pm

9/24: Fall Pictures

10/1: End of Spirit Wear Sale

10/8: Quarter 1 Ends

10/13: SST Day

10/18: Parent Teacher Conference Week

10/26: Awards Assembly 1st and 5th

10/27: Awards Assembly 2nd and 4th

10/28: Awards Assembly 3rd and 6th

Need Storey Spirit Wear?

Order forms will be going home with your child on Tuesday, October 21st. If you are interested in purchasing spirit wear please fill out the order form and send exact change with your child. If you have questions please call our office.
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Parents, we know this subject is not easy. So if you are need of support please contact our school psychologist at nancy.lee@fresnounified.org or our office at 253-6530 and ask for Mrs. Lee. We are here for you!


Please read below for some helpful information that can help support you through this difficult area.

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Fundamental Sports for grades 5th and 6th

Even though sports are on hold right now, we will be holding intermural sports for football and volleyball here at Storey. Students will be practicing Wednesdays and Fridays with scrimmage games in October with only Storey students. Please see Miss Cruse or Mr. Sasso for more information.
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The pandemic has increased the level of stress in homes, schools, and life in general. Learning about stress can help us deal with it better. Here are 5 general facts about stress:

  1. Stress affects everyone.
  2. Not all stress are bad.
  3. Long-term stress can harm your health.
  4. There are ways to deal with stress.
  5. If you are overwhelmed with stress, consult a health professional.

Read more at source: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/stress

Here at Storey, our teachers use mindfulness programs such as Mind Yeti and Class Dojo Mindfulness to help students deal with different stressors. In order to learn how to be calm, focused, and make better decisions for the self and others, mindfulness teaches our students to be more aware of their thoughts and feelings in the moment. However, mindfulness can help adults too! I encourage every parent to practice mindfulness with their children at home. You can access lessons through the following links:


Mind Yeti Youtube


Mind Yeti Vimeo


Mindfulness Class Dojo

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Semester 1 Storey Schedule

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Child Care Tax Credit

The federal government has an expanded Child Care Tax Credit available this year, and millions of eligible parents have not signed up! Check out this info and sign up at https://www.whitehouse.gov/child-tax-credit/
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Fall cohort of parent learning modules start on Monday! All sessions are virtual, are available at all different times during the day and evening, and are available in English, Spanish or Hmong!
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We want to clarify our current quarantine protocol for all students and staff, which you can find in these attached graphics. If you're fully vaccinated, that's going to keep you safest and keep you from having to quarantine outside of your classroom or workplace.
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Technology Support

FLATS Technology Service for Families


Family Learning and Technology Support (FLATS) centers are open to support elementary parents needing help with a district tablet, laptop, WiFi, or charging cords . Visit FLATS at the following school sites open weekdays for walk-up service, 8 a.m-4 p.m. No appointments are necessary. For more information call 559-457-3939.


FLATS – Burroughs 166 N. Sierra Vista Ave.
FLATS – Homan 1602 W. Harvard Ave.
FLATS – Tioga 3232 E. Fairmont Ave.

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e-Learn Academy

e-Learn academy will provide quality instruction at every grade level in an online environment. At Fresno Unified we are committed to providing equal access and opportunity for all our students.


Program Highlights

  • Exceptional certificated teachers trained to teach online
  • Highly engaging, standards-based curricula designed to assure grade level content and growth
  • Computers and hotspots available for all students
  • Designated time for individualized student support
  • Online, student collaboration experience
  • Extra-curricular and co-curricular options
  • Summer enrichments opportunities
  • Scheduled classes with fully online or online/in-person options


Click on this LINK for more information about e-Learn Academy.

Taking Care of Our Kids

Storey is here to support your child with their Social and Emotional needs. Please inquire within our office if you are seeking counseling services for your child or family. Our Restorative Practices Counselor, Mr. Moua is here to help. Call us at (559) 457-3200 for additional information on the services we provide.

Health & Safety Guidelines

General Safety Practices:



  • Daily Health Screening Tool - Prior to Arriving on Campus


  • Masks/Face coverings required indoors

  • Our District is asking us to pause on having any volunteers in classrooms with students until further notice. Paid staff and contracted partners are permitted to support student learning, but unpaid volunteers, including Fresno Unified student volunteers are on hold for now. Examples of paid partners would be California Teaching Fellows and Fresno County after school program staff.

School Menu Breakfast/Lunch (click on the link below)

Morning Snack Schedule

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Storey Updates

For current updates please like our Storey Elementary School Facebook page, Twitter page, or Instagram page! You can also visit our Storey Elementary School Website or Storeyschool.org Website and dont forget to subscribe to Peachjar!