Announcements - Week of April 27th - May 1st, 2020
K-2 Riddle : Natalia Casagrande
3-5 Riddle: Skyler Parkin
Make sure to go to eastwoodelem.org on Mondays for Riddles from the Principal to be eligible for the next drawing. Winners are announced on Wednesdays during the livestream assembly.
Kids Heart Challenge - Zoom Assembly Mon. 4/27 @ 11am
Join the virtual version of our annual Kids Heart Challenge to help students “Kick Cabin Fever to the Curb” and promote staying active and healthy while learning from home.
Rick Keaton from the American Heart Association is kicking off Kids Heart Challenge just for Eastwood Elementary on ZOOM!
This coming Monday, 4/27 at 11am, please join at: https://heart.zoom.us/j/96147068828
Please register your child HERE! We want 100% of our students taking the online pledge to MOVE MORE, BE READY, OR BE KIND (it’s FREE)! Students who register before the assembly will even get a SPECIAL SURPRISE from the American Heart Association during the live presentation! See you all there!
Device Distribution for K-2nd Grade
The iPad program at Eastwood has been expanded to Kinder-2nd Grade. If you have Wifi in your home and your child needs access to an iPad, please complete this device check out form http://bit.ly/nlmusd-device by Tuesday, April 28.
We will reply to you by Thursday, April 30 with information on picking up the device.
FIBO Art Class - Zoom Wed. April 29th 11:30 - 1:00pm
- Oil Pastels, Watercolors and Markers on paper. If you don't have any of those, just use whatever you have! If you don't have Oil Pastels or Watercolors, we suggest using just markers with water and a brush!
- Links to the supplies Fibo will be using: Water Color Paper , Markers , Oil Pastels
About the Assembly and Art Class
- We will be learning about the Artist, Robert Wyland. Wyland is most famous for his ocean-life murals and conservation.
- We will start with a short video about Wyland followed by a quick review. Then we will create a project inspired by Wyland.
- We will practice drawing 3 different types of fish. Then you will choose your favorite to draw on your final picture. Then we will demonstrate how to finish your picture!
Tips for the Best Experience!
- When you log into Zoom, change your screen name to your child's name. To do this, hover over the video of yourself, click on the 3 dots in the upper right corner, click rename, and type your child's name in.
- Try to log-on about 15 minutes before the start of the party, so that you can make sure you are able to connect successfully, then the class will start at the same time.
Hosted by Fibo Art: https://www.facebook.com/groups/FiboKidsArtAcademy/members/
NLMUSD CV-19 Grading Policy
Email Sent: April 24, 2020
Dear NLMUSD Community,
As a reminder, all our schools will remain closed through the end of the 2019-2020 school year. This decision is in alignment with all public school districts in Los Angeles County. Considering this pandemic and the limitations associated with distance learning, after consultation with our principals, teachers’ union, instructional leads, and district administration, we have decided to transition all secondary students to credit/no credit grading for the second semester of 2019-2020. In fact, we just agreed to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with our teachers’ union regarding this temporary grading policy. We plan to take this resolution to the Board of Education on May 4th.
Moving to credit/no credit grading will benefit our students without negative consequences for students during these unprecedented times. In addition, Public Universities in California and many throughout the country have made it clear that students will not be penalized for missing traditional standardized tests or for posting credit/no credit transcripts for this semester. This change in policy will be temporary only until students and faculty return to school in the Fall of 2020 or later. However, any secondary students who are interested in submitting a petition to receive letter grades, must submit their request no later than Friday, May 22nd. Information regarding site specific procedures will be posted to your child’s school website in the coming weeks.
On the other hand, Elementary students will not receive marks in the General Learner Outcomes (GLOs) or formal grades in the Academic section for Trimester 3. They will only receive personalized comments from their teachers. Every report card will also include a general statement explaining why students did not receive formal grades for Trimester 3.
On behalf of the Board of Education, please accept my sincere appreciation for your support and patience during these trying times. Let’s stay safe, positive, and connected.
Sincerely, Hasmik Danielian,
Music Classroom At Home
A Message from NLMUSD Nutrition Services
Beginning Wednesday, April 1st, we will be providing five breakfast and lunch meals weekly on Wednesdays only, for our Norwalk-La Mirada children, 1-18 years of age, at the following locations:
Los Coyotes Middle School – 14640 Mercado Ave, La Mirada
NLMUSD - Central Kitchen – 12244 Rosecrans Ave., Norwalk
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Meal Pick-up Instructions
Directions for drivers will be provided at the sites. When at the beginning of the line, the parent or student will exit the car and stand 6 feet from the table. Indicate how many children are in the household and provide the student ID number(s) and/or name(s). The Nutrition Services team member will gather your food and place it on the table or cart. At that time, you may step forward and place the bags of food in a box that you bring. Gather the food quickly and exit promptly.
Social distancing is required. Please stay 6 feet from others. If you are sick, have a temperature, cough or are sneezing, please stay home.
Food safety instructions will be provided. The NLMUSD is not responsible for food once it leaves the property.
Thank you for your patience as we adjust to a new distribution method. Updates will be posted on www.yourchew.com.
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