Astro October Update #2
Dream big. Reach for the stars. Together we achieve success!
We are looking forward to seeing you at our virtual Back to School Curriculum Night. The evening will start with an all-school presentation by me. You can then attend the classroom presentations. All of the presentations will be recorded so if you have more than one student you don't need to try to go to all of the presentations. The recording will be posted in your child's Google Classroom. If you are unable to attend for any of the portions you can watch the recordings later as well. The teachers will have time to answer general questions. If you have questions that are specific to your student, please send those directly to your child's teacher via email.
Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are here to help.
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Oct. 12-16: Start collecting sponsors. Join Ladd Acres Read-A-Thon Facebook group.
Oct. 16-30: READ and continue to collect sponsors.
Oct. 30: Dress up as your favorite book character.
Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Turn in reading log.
Nov. 2-5: Turn in any cash or check donations to the school.
Letter to Parents:
Bingo Sheet - Assignment in google classrooms with no due date:
Reading Log - Each student will have this as an assignment in google classrooms due November 2nd:
Immunization and Exemption Rates
Support for Comprehensive Distance Learning
Learning right now has its own unique set of challenges (to say the least). Your child may be exhibiting extra challenges focusing, experiencing strong emotions or may even be reluctant to participate in learning. Things may go from being totally awesome to full on tears in a matter of seconds. You may even be experiencing something similar yourself. Now that school is at home, it can be hard to separate the role of parent from the role of supportive at home teacher. This is all normal and it is all hard! To help support you and your students during comprehensive distance learning, we've created a website full of resources, tips, and ideas to help, especially for the times when staying positive can feel impossible. Just like in our brick and mortar classrooms, students can access a calm corner to help them self-regulate, look through options to develop their own self-care or coping skills kit for managing large emotions and explore our tips for family collaboration to make distance learning successful. Need some extra support? We're a team, reach out so we can help!
School Counseling Website: https://sites.google.com/hsd.k12.or.us/ladd-acres-school-counseling/home
Student Success Coach Website: https://sites.google.com/hsd.k12.or.us/sscresources/home
School meals will be delivered by our school buses. Please use MyBus Student Route Look up to find your assigned stop and delivery time. You will use your student's school id number as the login and their birthdate (in MM/DD/YY format) as the password.
Oct 12-30 Obtain Read-A-Thon Pledges
Oct 14 Back to School Curriculum Night
Oct 15 is our next PTA meeting @ 2:15pm (virtually)
Oct 16-30 Read-A-Thon Read every day!
Nov. 6. No School- Conference Prep
Nov 11 No School - Veterans Day
Nov 13 No school - Conferences
Nov. 11 - 24 Scholastic Book Fair online
Nov. 26-27 No school - Thanksgiving and Non-contract day.
Ladd Acres PTA News
Our school-wide Read-A-Thon starts on Friday. Please see the linked letter for details. This fundraiser will support virtual activities for students and provides funds to support teachers. This event is open to everyone, you do not have to fundraise in order to participate. It's a great chance to motivate students to read a story or listen to a story.
Easy ways to support Ladd Acres
This is a list of a range of resources that are available in our community to support families.
Nurturing Hope - an online class focused on parenting strategies and child-centered activities. See registration information below.
The safety and well being of our students is our number one priority and we are here to help, as well as our community partners. We know that the global pandemic has been challenging in many ways, including mental health of those in our community. Therefore we want to acknowledge Mental Health Awareness Month (also referred to as "Mental Health Month"), which has been observed in May in the United States since 1949. Many national organizations such as NAMI, Mental Health America, and other affiliates spotlight Mental Health Month to raise awareness about the importance of mental health and to stop the stigma associated with mental health. The Hillsboro School District also wants to spotlight and thank our local resources and organizations that continue to be available for support during COVID-19. Please go to https://www.hsd.k12.or.us/coronavirus for more information or for immediate access please call the agencies listed. (Admin: See above Support Sticker to post with this message). Our school staff are available Monday-Thursday for any assistance or questions that you or your student may have and we appreciate your partnership during these unprecedented times.