Walker Bulldog News

February 12, 2021

Dear Families,

We have made it to the 100th day of school! Our students have learned so much during our first 100 days this year. Each and every one of them are becoming scholars. Today students celebrated with fun, grade level activities and an assembly.

It looks like the cold and snowy weather will be with us for a bit longer. Apparently, Punxsutawney Phil, the groundhog, was correct with his prediction of six more weeks of winter. We hope that you stay safe and warm this week.

As a district we are currently seeking some important information from families to update our records and help in planning for the Spring Trimester. While we know, this requires families to complete multiple surveys, please know that this information is important. Below you will find buttons, which will directly link you to those surveys. If you have already completed them. thank you so much. If you still do need to complete, please take a few moments to do so. Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office.

Monday, February 15 we will no have class as it is Presidents' Day. There will be no meal service on that day, but it will resume on Tuesday. Virtual classes will also resume, on Tuesday, February 16 at 7:50.

Stay warm,

Ms. Amanda Venegonia, Principal

Mrs. Sara Leone, Associate Principal

Family Surveys to Complete

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2/14: Valentine's Day

2/15: Presidents' Day No School (no meal service)

2/16: Remote classes resume at 7:50

2/16-2/26: Erin's Law Presentations with Social Worker

2/16-2/19 (8:30-1:00): Dental Bus in HMS parking lot

2/18: Walker Town Hall Meeting at 6:00 PM

3/1: Board of Education Meeting at 6:00 PM

3/2: End of Second Trimester

3/25: Parent Teacher Conferences

Walker Town Hall Meeting

Do you still have questions about hybrid learning? Administration will host an open Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 18th at 6:00 PM to clarify any remaining questions you may have.
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Congratulations to our Students of the Month from January. We are proud of your hard work and dedication; keep it up!

Mariella L., Jayden G., Tristan B., Alexis T., Adam R., Mason and Madden D., Andrea A., Vivian O., James T. Issac B., and Gavin D.

Celebrating 100th Day with a Science Assembly

Students enjoyed a science assembly, Getting Excited About Science, with Mr. Belliveau. Through exciting demonstrations students learned about sound, electricity, magnetism, and liquid nitrogen. Our students were amazed watching science come to life.
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Celebrating Valentine's Day with the Family

Here are some wonderful ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day as a family.
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Books to Celebrate Black History Month

Tar Beach by Faith Ringgold

It's 1939, and young Cassie Louise Lightfoot is picnicking with her family and friends on "tar beach" — the hot, black rooftop of her family's Harlem apartment. Cassie lays down and dreams that she is soaring above New York City — finding beauty in the views of the George Washington Bridge (which her father helped build) while also noting the signs of social injustice in the crowded city below.

Who Was Rosa Parks? by Yona Zeldis McDonough

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott will always have an important legacy in Black History. This 112-page biography from the kid-friendly "Who Was ..." series shares lesser-known facts about the black woman who bravely refused to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in Alabama in 1955.

Following the Drinking Gourd by Jeanette Winter

This is a folktale about a white sailor named "Peg Leg Joe" teaching a group of slaves a song to "follow the drinking gourd" (the Big Dipper) north to escape slavery. The rhythmic story and colorful paintings help show children the importance of the Underground Railroad — the secret path to freedom for thousands of African-Americans.

The Watsons Go to Birmingham – 1963 By Christopher Paul Curtis

This middle-grade novel is narrated by 9-year-old Kenny — the younger brother in a middle-class African-American family from Michigan. Kenny's older brother, Byron, is a juvenile delinquent who could use some stern discipline from their no-nonsense grandmother, who lives in Alabama. When the family heads south to bring Byron to Grandma's house, unthinkable events happen and shape the family's life forever.

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