Walker School - Principal's Update

eLearning 3/27/2020

Dear Walker Families,

Happy Day 10 of eLearning!


Thank you to all our students, families, teachers, support staff, and administration for putting in endless hours to create the best eLearning experience possible at this time. While we await further details and watch the news to plan for an eventual return to school, I am certain most everyone is looking forward to the change in routine that spring break will offer next week--even if it's not quite the spring break we imagined for ourselves weeks ago.


The Walker staff has shared many positive experiences with me these past two weeks, and I have heard from several families and seen many pics of our Walker community making the best of this quarantine, taking advantage of the extra time and finding ways to support those in need. I am humbled by our community's efforts to recognize the health care professionals with notes of encouragement and gratitude for their amazing service. What a teachable moment for our children as we navigate this historic time together!


I hope your family will consider some un-plugging during this spring break. My family plans to adjust our routine with activities like camping out in the family room together, experimenting in the kitchen, and playing lots of games.


Keep in mind that our teachers, while remaining at home over this break, are not expected to answer emails and assign further lessons till we resume eLearning April 6 - 9. Thanks in advance for your patience and understanding in the next week. Optional spring break learning activities are available for each grade and should be shared with you through their communications today.


So many of us have been learning new technologies like video conferencing, recorded instruction tools, and educational-social resources to enhance our teaching lately...including me! I created a short movie to document our collective eLearning experience thus far. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed putting it together!


Stay healthy and keep up your spirits!


Mr. C

E-Learning from My Family to Yours

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4TTG6aa4CiY

A Note from Mrs. Marshall re Kids Heart Challenge

Walker School students participated in the Kids Heart Challenge at the end of February in their PE classes. All month in PE students learned about heart health and practiced ways to keep their own heart-healthy through exercise. Many students also choose to raise money for the American Heart Association. Our event was a huge success! Our students raised $5,788.39 and many students were excited to share that they choose to donate some of their own money. Congratulations to our top fundraiser, Kellen Walker, who raised over $530! Please join the PE team in thanking all of our students, parents and Walker staff for helping to make the Kids Heart Challenge a success this year.
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Walker eLearning Lessons

Teachers will be posting lessons prior each day's eLearning.