Burleson Elementary News

10/08/2020

HOMECOMING DRESS UP DAYS!!

NERD DAY!!

A NOTE FROM MRS. COFFMAN


We sure enjoy seeing your child's smiling face each day! We are blessed and thankful to have the most wonderful families here in Meadow!


Tomorrow, our fifth graders will be interviewing to manage Broncoville, our AR store! Please make sure that your fifth grade student dresses for success! Also, they should practice a firm hand shake and looking people in the eyes. We are teaching and practicing life skills that will help them in the professional world in the future! Lastly, the student leadership team applications are due tomorrow as well.


I have a few friendly reminders for you. It is imperative your students are in class by 7:45 am. We use all instructional minutes and class work begins at 7:45. If you child enters late, they are missing instruction. Five or more tardies results in Monday Makeup School. Also, please be sure your child is bringing a water bottle and mask to school everyday.


¡Seguro que disfrutamos viendo la cara sonriente de su hijo todos los días! ¡Estamos bendecidos y agradecidos de tener las familias más maravillosas aquí en Meadow!


¡Mañana, nuestros estudiantes de quinto grado se entrevistarán para administrar Broncoville, nuestra tienda AR! ¡Por favor asegúrese de que su estudiante de quinto grado se vista para el éxito! Además, deben practicar un apretón de manos firme y mirar a las personas a los ojos. ¡Estamos enseñando y practicando habilidades para la vida que los ayudarán en el mundo profesional en el futuro! Por último, las solicitudes del equipo de liderazgo estudiantil también deben entregarse mañana. Tengo algunos recordatorios amistosos para ti.


Es imperativo que sus estudiantes estén en clase a las 7:45 am. Usamos todos los minutos de instrucción y el trabajo de clase comienza a las 7:45. Si su hijo llega tarde, le faltan instrucciones. Cinco o más tardanzas resultan en la escuela de recuperación de lunes. Además, asegúrese de que su hijo traiga una botella de agua y una máscara a la escuela todos los días.

PRE-K

  • Practice letter and sound recognition.
  • Focus on number recognition up to number 9.
  • Library book due back on Tuesday.
  • Please write books read on reading log.
  • Check snack list.
  • Bring water bottle every day.
  • Attendance is important daily.
  • I will be working on parent conferences. Thank you for all your support! Mrs. A 😊

KINDERGARTEN

I can't believe the year is already one quarter over! We have learned so much and I am so proud of them!!

Reminders...

1. Report cards will go home on October 14th. Please look over the report card, sign it, and return it as soon as possible. The copy is for you to keep.

2. Conference times will go home today in their purple folder.

3. Log into Google Classroom if you haven't already.

4. Please keep in touch if your child will be absent. Daily attendance is important!

1ST GRADE

FYI

  • Spelling Test Friday
  • Sight Word Test over all 40 words on Friday
  • Practice +3
  • Check purple folders for your conference time on Monday.

2ND GRADE

Just a few things to remember....

1. Practice math facts, we are working on +0 through +7 this week.

2. Study the spelling words for a test on Friday.

3. Bring your library book to school every day.

4. Remember to bring a water bottle each day(water only).

5. If you have not done so already, please contact me through Classdojo to set up a time for a parent conference on Monday, October 12th. The available time slots are listed on our class story. If one of those times will not work for you, please let me know so that we can arrange a time that will work for both of us.

3RD GRADE

ELAR/Social Studies


  • Book It starts next week
  • Parent Conferences on Monday. Check Class Dojo messages for time reminders.
  • End of the 1st Quarter! Have a great Homecoming week!
Math/Science

  • I am proud of how much your child has accomplished so far in math!!!!
  • Practice multiplication facts each night

4TH GRADE

  • Keep practicing multiplication facts every night. We test on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays.
  • 4th grade is in the lead for the most words read!!!! Way to go 4th grade. Keep it up! Read at least 20 minutes every night.
  • The first 9 week grading period ends tomorrow. Please ask your child if they have any missing work to turn in or any work they were supposed to correct and return. Tomorrow is the last day to turn in this work.

5TH GRADE

* Broncoville Interviews FRIDAY, be sure they bring nice clothes

*Spelling Test Friday

*AR 9 Week goal end Friday

*Parent Conferences Monday. Oct. 12, Please check Class Dojo

*Math Facts - practice every night and Quiz on Friday.

NOTE FROM MR. DOVER

After careful consideration and input from teachers, administrators, and district families, the Meadow ISD Board of Trustees has voted to suspend virtual instruction effective on Tuesday, October 13. This means that all students currently receiving virtual instruction are expected to report for school on campus on Tuesday, October 13.


The decision to end virtual instruction was not taken lightly; however, administration believes it is in the best interest of Meadow ISD students. The district is currently serving 8% of the MISD student population virtually. While some students have been regularly engaged and successful, the vast majority of our virtual students are suffering educationally and are not showing learning progress. Our teachers and administrators have made numerous attempts to reach and engage virtual learners but have seen minimal improvement or success. As a school district, it is our job to serve students and provide them with the best possible educational opportunities.


The virtual instruction program was developed with the intent that families with health concerns regarding COVID-19 could keep their students at home and off campus while monitoring the public health situation. Reopening schools had the potential to correlate with significant COVID-19 case increases. Fortunately, Meadow ISD was able to implement several elevated health practices which have helped us limit student and staff cases. To date, 1 student out of our total enrollment of 265 has experienced lab-confirmed case of COVID-19. This is less than 0.003% of our total enrollment, and the student has made a full recovery and has returned to school following quarantine. It is important to note that contact tracing investigations have determined that no cases have been spread at school. Heightened health practices including social distancing, increased cleaning and sanitization, and use of face coverings (as directed in Governor Abbott’s Executive Order GA-29) will remain in place.


Many families may have chosen virtual learning for their children for reasons including concerns about COVID-19, scheduling issues, the preference of a less traditional learning environment, and more. These families have options moving forward should they wish for their children to remain off-campus:

· You may unenroll your child from Meadow ISD and homeschool your child.

· You may transfer your child to another school district which offers virtual instruction.

· You may unenroll your child from Meadow ISD and enroll your child in an online school, several of which are listed below:

o Texas Tech ISD http://www.depts.ttu.edu/k12/

o Texas Connection http://www.connectionsacademy.com

o Texas Virtual Academy http://www.k12.com/txva/

o iSchool Virtual Academy of Texas https://ischoolvirtual.com/

o Resolute Academy www.resoluteacademy.com

Please know that selection of any of the options listed above will require official documentation provided to Meadow ISD in a prompt manner to avoid the pursuit of legal action related to compulsory attendance.


When students return to the campus, they should bring their district-owned technology to school. If you plan to unenroll your child, please make arrangements with your child’s campus to return all district-owned technology.


As the COVID-19 public health situation continues, we expect that some students will be required by the Terry County Health Department or other medical officials to quarantine. Take-home school work will be provided to these students for the duration of the quarantine period in accordance with the district’s absence policy. (At no point during the school year have quarantined students been required to transition into virtual instruction; quarantined students will not be affected by the suspension of virtual instruction.)


Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we continue to navigate this unprecedented situation. We appreciate your support as we work to reestablish the safe, familiar, and balanced learning environment our students deserve.


Después de una cuidadosa consideración y aportes de los maestros, administradores y familias del distrito, la Mesa Directiva de Meadow ISD ha votado para suspender la instrucción virtual a partir del martes 13 de octubre.


Esto significa que se espera que todos los estudiantes que actualmente reciben instrucción virtual se presenten a la escuela en el campus. el martes 13 de octubre. La decisión de poner fin a la instrucción virtual no se tomó a la ligera; sin embargo, la administración cree que es lo mejor para los estudiantes de Meadow ISD. El distrito actualmente atiende virtualmente al 8% de la población estudiantil de MISD. Si bien algunos estudiantes se han involucrado regularmente y han tenido éxito, la gran mayoría de nuestros estudiantes virtuales están sufriendo educacionalmente y no muestran progreso en el aprendizaje. Nuestros maestros y administradores han hecho numerosos intentos para llegar e involucrar a los estudiantes virtuales, pero han visto una mejora mínima o un éxito. Como distrito escolar, nuestro trabajo es servir a los estudiantes y brindarles las mejores oportunidades educativas posibles.


El programa de instrucción virtual se desarrolló con la intención de que las familias con problemas de salud con respecto a COVID-19 pudieran mantener a sus estudiantes en casa y fuera del campus mientras monitorean la situación de salud pública. La reapertura de escuelas tenía el potencial de correlacionarse con aumentos significativos de casos de COVID-19. Afortunadamente, Meadow ISD pudo implementar varias prácticas de salud elevadas que nos han ayudado a limitar los casos de estudiantes y personal. Hasta la fecha, 1 estudiante de nuestra matrícula total de 265 ha experimentado un caso de COVID-19 confirmado por laboratorio. Esto es menos del 0,003% de nuestra matrícula total, y el estudiante se ha recuperado por completo y ha regresado a la escuela después de la cuarentena. Es importante señalar que las investigaciones de rastreo de contactos han determinado que no se han propagado casos en la escuela. Se mantendrán las prácticas de salud intensificadas, incluido el distanciamiento social, el aumento de la limpieza y desinfección, y el uso de cubiertas faciales (como se indica en la Orden Ejecutiva GA-29 del Gobernador Abbott).


Muchas familias pueden haber elegido el aprendizaje virtual para sus hijos por razones que incluyen preocupaciones sobre COVID-19, problemas de programación, la preferencia de un entorno de aprendizaje menos tradicional y más. Estas familias tienen opciones para avanzar si desean que sus hijos permanezcan fuera del campus: · Puede cancelar la inscripción de su hijo en Meadow ISD y educar a su hijo en el hogar. · Puede transferir a su hijo a otro distrito escolar que ofrezca instrucción virtual. · Puede cancelar la inscripción de su hijo en Meadow ISD e inscribir a su hijo en una escuela en línea, varias de las cuales se enumeran a continuación:

o Texas Tech ISD http://www.depts.ttu.edu/k12/

o Conexión de Texas http://www.connectionsacademy.com

o Academia Virtual de Texas http://www.k12.com/txva/

o Academia Virtual iSchool de Texas https://ischoolvirtual.com/

o Academia Resolute www.resoluteacademy.com

Tenga en cuenta que la selección de cualquiera de las opciones enumeradas anteriormente requerirá documentación oficial proporcionada a Meadow ISD de manera oportuna para evitar la persecución de acciones legales relacionadas con la asistencia obligatoria.


Cuando los estudiantes regresen al campus, deben traer a la escuela la tecnología de propiedad del distrito. Si planea cancelar la inscripción de su hijo, haga arreglos con el campus de su hijo para devolver toda la tecnología propiedad del distrito.


A medida que continúe la situación de salud pública de COVID-19, esperamos que el Departamento de Salud del Condado de Terry u otros funcionarios médicos requieran que algunos estudiantes se pongan en cuarentena. Se les proporcionará a estos estudiantes trabajo escolar para llevar a casa durante el período de cuarentena de acuerdo con la política de ausencias del distrito. (En ningún momento durante el año escolar se ha exigido a los estudiantes en cuarentena que hagan la transición a la instrucción virtual; los estudiantes en cuarentena no se verán afectados por la suspensión de la instrucción virtual).


Gracias por su flexibilidad y paciencia mientras seguimos navegando en esta situación sin precedentes. Agradecemos su apoyo mientras trabajamos para restablecer el entorno de aprendizaje seguro, familiar y equilibrado que merecen nuestros estudiantes.

FRIENDLY REMINDER

  • Please be sure your child is bringing a water bottle to school everyday.
  • Please be sure your child brings his/her mask.
  • If you arrive to school after 7:45 please come in the office and sign your child in.

PEP RALLY THEME

This week's pep rally theme is: WEAR YOUR PURPLE & GOLD!!

BRONCO FOOTBALL NEWS!!

Homecoming Game Friday, October 9, 2020

Meadow Broncos - vs - Wellman-Union (HERE)

7:30pm

WEDNESDAY SNACK SHACK

Every Wednesday snack shack will be open right after school!!

Cotton Candy, Dippin Dots, Popcorn or Sno - Cones

MEADOW PTO

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SNACK/CANDY CART FRIDAYS!!! EVER FRIDAY MEADOW PTO WILL HAVE A SNACK CART AFTER SCHOOL FOR YOUR CHILD TO MAKE A PURCHASE. WE WILL HAVE A VARIETY OF THINGS AND PRICES WILL VARY FROM .25 CENTS AND UP. ALL ITEMS WILL BE WITHIN THE COVID REQUIREMENTS.
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Celebrate your child's birthday with their name on the marquee in front of the school!!

$5.00

Your child's name will be displayed on the day of their birthday. If their special day falls on a weekend their shout out will be displayed on the Friday before. This is open to ALL Meadow students and staff.

OCTOBER LUNCH MENU

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