Weekly Updates

New Lebanon School

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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:

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NL Misses You!!!

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!

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Placement for 2020-2021

If you wish to provide information for our team to use in placing your child in a classroom next year, complete send an email to Ms. B at alexandra_bartholomew@greenwich.k12.ct.us by May 15, 2020. While you cannot make requests for a particular teacher, please provide any information about what type of environment best suits your child's learning style. We do not keep a record of information from previous years, so if you had specific concerns from previous years please share them again. Questions? - Just reach out!

kindergarten registration is live!

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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 christina_fedyn-gorbal@greenwich.k12.ct.us.

NEXT WEEK IS SPIRIT WEEK!!!

Dress up each day and take a picture of yourself! Scan the QR code below to access the Padlet, and upload your picture to your grade level. Be sure to check out all of your friends and classmates!
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Watch this video to see how to upload your spirit week pictures to our New Leb Padlet!

NLS Spirit Week

read-a-thon kicks off tuesday - start reading, bobcats!

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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.

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Families As Partners In DISTANCE Learning - VIDEO 2

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!

We need your help! Please consider volunteering for a PTA position for next year. All of the executive board positions will be open and we desperately need people to fill them. We are very fortunate that our current executive board members will remain active participants in our PTA and will offer continued support and training for those willing to take on the leadership positions. Maybe you want to partner with a friend to hold a position to split some of the work.


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!)

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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.
For additional information read the list of Frequently Asked Questions the agency created related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Click the link below to hear your New Leb teachers read to you!

Looking for More Books?

Greenwich Public Schools has wonderful resources for reading books online. Please click on the link below and scroll down to "ebook collections." We like the Tumble Book Library - there are so many wonderful books you have read yourself or have read out loud to you!


Looking for a specific book? Once on Tumble Book Library, Click on "index" and you can search for your favorite book alphabetically.


https://www.greenwichschools.org/teaching-learning/academics/digital-literacy-lms/research-tools

Greg Tang Math Challenges!

Do you want to check out one of Greg Tang's Math Challenges? He currently has a Spring Break Challenge and a March Madness Challenge. Check them out here: https://gregtangmath.com/challenges.
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Below are links to log into your students’ grade level lesson plans. All future days will be in the same place for Distance Learning!

Click on each link to access your child's lesson plans for each day...these are the same Google Docs as you accessed in the past!


Kindergarten link


Grade 1 link


Grade 2 link


Grade 3 link


Grade 4 link


Grade 5 link

Check out the video below to see how you get to each day's lesson

Using Bookmarks In Google Docs

Need Help Logging into Google Meet?

Check out the video below if you need support logging into Google Meet with your child's teacher.
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: kaitlin_cyr@greenwich.k12.ct.us

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:

203-622-7865

203-622-7703

203-622-7614

203-622-7842

203-622-7836


COVID-19 Testing at Murphy Medical Associates:

1 East Putnam Ave, Greenwich 06830

30 Buxton Farm Road, Stamford, CT 06905