Strong School's Weekly Update

September 14th - September 18th

Message from Ms. Barbuto

The first week back to school was a huge success! I am so proud of all of our students who did an amazing job transitioning back to school. Students have been busy learning and practicing all of our new procedures and rules. Even though school may feel a bit different with all of these new rules, students are still enjoying time socializing with their friends and getting to know their teachers and classmates. Take a look below to check out our students in action!
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Important Announcements and Reminders

  • Arrival Reminder - Please make sure that when you are dropping your child off in the morning you pull all the way up past the main doors and to the end of the front loop to allow as many cars as possible to pull into the school driveway. Also, please be sure all children are exiting the vehicle on the passenger side.
  • Dismissal Reminder - Please be advised that when we are dismissing “Walkers” and “bike riders” we are referring ONLY to students who have permission to leave school WITHOUT a parent. We will be dismissing them as "independent walkers and bike riders". All other students who have a parent/family member picking them up at school (even if they are walking or riding their bikes) will need to be dismissed via our car tag number system.
  • We understand that arrival and dismissal are taking longer than usual with the increase of car riders and we thank you for your continued patience with this.
  • Don't forget to send your child with a mask and water bottle to school every day.
  • Open House - Be on the lookout for our Virtual Open House Date.

Important Dates to Remember

September 22, 2020 - Early Dismissal (Dismissal begins at 1:30)

September 22, 2020 - PTO Virtual Meeting at 7:00

Emotional Intelligence Update


During the month of September, we will be focusing on creating classroom Charters. The classroom Charter is a tool that can help us create the positive, supportive social-emotional environments that we know are best for learning. The Charter is like a promise we make to one another, or an agreement. The Charter describes how we want to feel at school and what we can do to ensure that everyone has those feelings more consistently. Your child's teacher will be sending home more information in regard to their classroom Charter once it is created.

Mood Meter

Students are also checking in on the Mood Meter daily. The Mood Meter helps build awareness of emotions in ourselves and others, expands our emotion vocabulary, and helps us manage our emotions.

Self-Awareness Leaders

As part of our continued work around Emotional Intelligence, each classroom in grades 1-5 will identify students within their class to be “Self-Awareness Student Leaders”. These students will be responsible for the following:

· Leading daily Mood Meter and Charter check-ins within the classroom

· Leading refocusing movements throughout the day

· Monthly virtual training sessions

· Leading virtual presentations around Emotional Intelligence

We will be announcing our Self-Awareness Leaders at the end of the month!

Morning Announcements

This year our morning announcements will look a bit different. Classroom teachers will show students a pre-recorded video with our announcements each morning. Check out our morning announcements from this week by clicking on the links below.