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We Did It - Week 4 of Distance Learning Complete!
Hello Bobcat Families!
We made it through Week 4 - thank you for posting videos, pictures, sitting by your child, and most of all, for staying strong as parents first and foremost. We are reminded every day when things get tough, that we are here for one another, as families, as a community, and as a team. We have loved "seeing" you this week through Virtual PTA Meetings, small group Google "Hangouts," pictures on dojo, Seesaw, Padlet uploads, and more! Who knew how connected we could stay through technology. Please also remember to take a break from technology when you think it is appropriate for your child. We know screens can be overwhelming at times, and breaks are crucial to keeping us ALL healthy and happy!
We are kicking off SPIRIT WEEK and READ-A-THON next Tuesday - so use this weekend to get ready for both. All of the details about these two BIG annual events are below, so be sure to keep on scrolling!
As a reminder - there is no school (Distance Learning) on Friday or Monday. School starts again on Tuesday!
Below are a few fun things to do over the weekend that we have come across during the week.
The Greenwich Police Department is putting on a Bear Hunt in town. Take a walk or a drive and try to spot bears in our local shops and home windows. There is a rumor you might be able to spot one at Western Middle School as well! Greenwich Bear Hunt
Check out this Virtual Visit to Disney World: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYyJUEtYv-ZW7BgjhP3UbTg.
Be Safe, Be Well, and We Love You!
Ms. B & Mrs. Monaco
from your teachers at new leb:
Important Upcoming Dates!
Monday, April 13th: Easter Monday, NO SCHOOL (No Distance Learning)
Tuesday, April 14th - Friday, April 17th:
- Distance Learning Days (no longer Spring Break)
- Spirit Week!!!
- Read-a-thon Kicks Off!!!
Looking for a calendar to keep track of the days? Chcek out this awesome one!
Placement for 2020-2021
kindergarten registration is live!
If you need to register an incoming Kindergarten Student, or know someone who does (neighbor, friend, family member!), please go to https://www.greenwichschools.org/new-lebanon-school and click on Kinder Pre-Registration - forms are available in English and Spanish.
This will serve as a pre-registration - we will let you know at a later date when to bring us all of the forms (in person). Thank you and please reach out to Christina Gorbal in the main office with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEXT WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK!!!
Watch this video to see how to upload your spirit week pictures to our New Leb Padlet!
read-a-thon kicks off tuesday - start reading, bobcats!
Families as Partners in Distance Learning - A Message from our Consultant, Patti Jomo
Patti Jomo has created a second message for our families and community - updated to reflect what we need now as we finish Week 4 and head into Week 5 of Distance Learning. Families are at the center of Distance Learning, and this NEW video will guide you through what that might look like for you!
Continue to scroll down for additional resources from Patti Jomo - helpful tips in the form of a video about how to speak with our children about their feelings.
Click the image below to learn more via video (select English or Spanish at the top of the website)
The PTA Needs us - can you help?
Now, before you keep scrolling past this...read below...the time commitment could be less than one hour per month!
Please let Ms. Bartholomew or PTA Co-Presidents Clare Kilgallen or Dawn Zimmerman at NewLebanonPTA@gmail.com know if you will consider this. Remember, many hands make for light work! Nominations for 2020/21 begin now because NL PTA Elections are April 28, 2020. Please send all nominations to Ms. B. or NewLebanonPTA@gmail.com.
Open positions: Co-President, Secretary, Co-Treasurer, VP Fundraising, VP Curriculum Enrichment
The positions of President, Secretary, and Treasurer must be filled because they are required in order for the PTA to exist.
Position descriptions and exact time commitments to come!!!
There are playbooks of how events have been run so you aren't starting from scratch!
Second Step at Home!
In Greenwich Public Schools, we use a social emotional learning curriculum called Second Step. They recently came out with many resources for parents to use at home!
Scroll down to On-Demand Second Step Lessons and click on your child's grade level (see picture below) to watch excellent videos of Second Step lessons! We hope you enjoy these as a family! You do not need a login - all materials are available to everyone!
CLICK HERE: https://www.secondstep.org/covid19support (There are also many other resources on this page!)
looking for a way to begin and end your day for your child?
From First Selectman, Fred Camillo
Below are some helpful resources that came out to the community from Fred Camillo. You can subscribe to his weekly newsletters which include important updates such as these here: https://mailchi.mp/greenwichct/signup.
How to file for unemployment benefits:
To speed up the processing of claims, unemployed residents who have not yet filed should:
- Visit www.filectui.com
- Click the link that says “For quicker payment of unemployment benefit, please follow these instructions”
- Information will be provided on filing claims as a “Temporary Shutdown” option and provide guidance on entering a return to work date.
Free, On-Line Tax Preparation Available
VITA, the IRS’s companion to the AARP volunteer income tax program, has initiated a virtual (on-line) option for the free preparation and e-filing of your taxes. For those who have been coming to the Greenwich Library or Town Hall, this is the equivalent program. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance has opened an online option to offer assistance with the preparation of your taxes. You will need between 20 to 30 minutes to complete and submit the form. VITA will then schedule a one-hour time slot on the portal to have a phone or video interview to complete and review your return. Please click here for answers to frequently asked questions and further information (en español). Begin the process now.
Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry relocation
Neighbor to Neighbor food pantry operations have been relocated to the Arch Street Teen Center because its space allows for more social distancing among staff and volunteers who are now organizing weekly food baskets that will be delivered to clients. Drop-ins to pick up food are suspended for the time being. If you need food assistance, or know of someone who does, please call the Department of Human Services at 203-622-3800.
Health Department info lines
The Health Department continues operation of dedicated phone lines to receive residents’ calls and answer concerns. The health line phone numbers are: 203-622 -7865, 203-622-7703, 203-622-7614, 203-622-7842 and 203-622-7836. For more information on limited services during this time please visit the Department of Health’s webpage.
Reporting Non-Emergency COVID-19 Activity Concerns
If you are concerned about an activity or an organization not following guidelines issued through COVID-19 related Executive Orders and emergency declarations, please call the Greenwich Police Department’s non-emergency phone number at 203-622-8004.
If you are experiencing mild symptoms of illness and are not in a high risk group that you contact your personal physician rather than call 911. If you have mild symptoms, do not go to the emergency room before contacting your doctor for direction. If you have any serious symptoms, please do not hesitate to call 911. Please save 911 for real emergencies.
Looking for More Books?
Looking for a specific book? Once on Tumble Book Library, Click on "index" and you can search for your favorite book alphabetically.
Greg Tang Math Challenges!
Below are links to log into your students’ grade level lesson plans. All future days will be in the same place for Distance Learning!
Check out the video below to see how you get to each day's lesson
Need Help Logging into Google Meet?
Is your child under the weather?
If your child has a reported illness, fever, or other symptoms, please email Nurse Pat so we can keep track just like we would when we are in school: Patricia_Bleuher@greenwich.k12.ct.us
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF HELP/SUPPORT WHILE WE ARE OUT OF SCHOOL
Our School Social Worker School Psychologist will be available during school hours (8:00am-3:00pm) via email if you need any support.
Kaitlin Cyr: email@example.com
Sandra Saavedra: Sandra_Corrente@greenwich.k12.ct.us
In case of an emergency, please call 911 or 211 (Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services or EMPS).
Dial 2-1-1 or 1-800-203-1234 if you or someone you care about is experiencing a crisis or are concerned about someone who might be.
Kids in Crisis - 24 Hour Hotline - (203) 661-1911
Need help? Not sure? Any time of the day or night, there is always a live counselor on the end of the phone. These trained Crisis Counselors are available to provide immediate help and assess services needed to address and work through any situation.
INFORMATION ON THE CORONAVIRUS
INFORMATION ON THE CORONAVIRUS:
Hotline Numbers for residents who have questions about COVID-19:
COVID-19 Testing at Murphy Medical Associates:
1 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich 06830
30 Buxton Farm Road, Stamford, CT 06905