Happy November!!

Giving Thanks-November 2021

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Dear Makowski Families-

We are back to business here at Makowski. The children are busy and the classrooms are full of engaging activities and learning! Everyone is working together as we redefine our version of "normalcy". Which leads nicely into our next IB Unit of Inquiry-How the World Works. Our theme is teaching students how we as humans use our understanding of the natural world to improve our quality of life. Seeking balance in our lives everyday, and seeing how forces set things in motion is key for this unit of study. We continue to encourage our students to ask questions, take risks and try new things, think outside of the box, and solve problems.

As the holiday season approaches, we give thanks for parents -- like you -- who help keep that balance with us, as you give your hearts into doing for your children and for the collaboration and team work each and every day with the teachers and staff here at Makowski. We appreciate your patience and cooperation. We see you and we are grateful for you. Thank you for helping us all stay balanced.

Wishing you and your family a very Happy upcoming Thanksgiving!

Principal DiNatale

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Reminders for the month of November

November 2- Election Day, NO SCHOOL

November 10- School Picture Day

November 11- Veteran's Day, NO SCHOOL

November 13- Saturday Academy-Celebrate World Kindness Day

November 25th-26th, Thanksgiving Break, NO SCHOOL

Saturday Academy November 13th

Join us for our World Kindness Day November 13th

Please join us for our next Saturday Academy on November 13, 2021 from 10am to 1pm.

We will be celebrating kindness with one another.

Many fun filled activities are planned for the afternoon.

Please remember to bring your mask, and join your family for the afternoon to participate in the activities together! Breakfast and lunch will also be provided!

You may contact the main office 816-4180 or your child's teacher with any questions.
Hope to see you all there!!

U.S.A. For Africa - We Are the World (Official Video)
Tim McGraw - Humble And Kind (Official Video)


We wanted to extend a huge thank you to our families who have been patient and flexible through our transition this year with our lack of bus drivers. We know that it has been difficult and frustrating at times so we appreciate you working with us!!
Library Updates

Click on the title for our Newsletter from our Librarian, Ms. Riccio!!

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Cybersecurity Newsletter for November

Drop Off and Pick Up Reminders

As a gentle reminder, if you are dropping off your child in the AM, you must use the Jefferson Side doors. They OPEN at 9am and CLOSE at 9:20. If you come after that time, you will have to use the front door entrance on Best St to sign in.

PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR at the CURB. Your child's temperature will be taken at the curb in your car and escorted into the building.

If you feel the need to get out of the car you will need to park your car across the street at the Wiley lot and cross at the corner with the crossing guard.

DO NOT park on Jefferson on the opposite side of the road to cross the street. It is EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. Please stop alongside the curb in the drop off line closest to the building.

Thank you again for all that you do. We appreciate your cooperation in working together with us during this time to keep you and your child safe!!

Teaching About Thanksgiving

The Story of the First Thanksgiving

Check out this truly fascinating article chronicling the history of the Thanksgiving story, and how schools are now approaching this history differently.

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Getting kids in the Spirit

Speaking of Gratitude...

Here's a 5-minute film festival for your children on the theme of giving thanks & being grateful.

Want to have your children do something for others?

Here's a very simple activity that works for any age group, and that will mean a lot to the folks who are on the receiving end.

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eat, drink, and be merry

Bringing a side dish to the meal?

Take a look at these! You're sure to find one that works for you.

COVID Safety-Now That We are Back!

COVID-19 School Safety: Preventing the spread of germs
Back to School: COVID-19 Safety for Kids