Concord Community Schools Newsletter
PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES
Parent-teacher conferences are an outstanding time to strengthen the home and school partnership. We are a team, so this is the perfect time to discuss your child's progress. This connection is critical. I have bolded the word discuss because we do not want this to be a one-way conversation. We need to hear your voice so we can better educate your student. We look forward to seeing you there!!
CONCORD IS THE FIRST MODERN CLASSROOM PARTNERSHIP SCHOOL IN MICHIGAN
This morning, our district entered into a Partnership Agreement with the Modern Classroom Project. Concord Community Schools is the first school in the state of Michigan to be a Partnership School with the Modern Classroom Project. You can find out more information about the Modern Classroom in the infographic and video below.
Becoming a partnership school means that almost half of our staff has agreed to an additional 30 hours of training and 6 months of coaching from a Modern Classroom mentor. This is an incredible commitment from our teachers. It is also a unique experience for our teachers because they are not typically afforded such in-depth and rigorous training. I am really proud of our team and cannot wait for the Modern Classroom Project Launch on Wednesday, November 11 at 3:00 pm.
Elementary and Middle School Facebook Page
Have you liked the Elementary/Middle School Facebook Page?
If you have not yet, this week is a great time to start. The Elementary and Middle School use the Facebook page to post many updates and announcements. Plus, beginning Friday, October 23, 2020, Mr. Arbuckle and Ms. Jessica will be live-streaming morning announcements.
Don't miss the news - like the page today.
Elementary and Middle School SEL Corner
After this week we are officially finished with our first Learning Area (Self-Awareness)! So far this year, the Elementary School has explored the YellowJacket Traits of observant, honest, grateful, confident, grit, and growth mindset. In the Middle School, our students have explored: “I know how I am feeling,” “I have strengths and supporters,” and, “I have a growth mindset.”
To wrap up Self-Awareness, next week will be a “Self-Awareness Review Week.” In the Elementary School, this means that each day on the announcements we will be revisiting our first six traits and learning a little bit more about what ‘self-awareness’ really means. In the Middle School, I will be releasing a new slide deck on Monday that also reviews the “I-statements” we have learned and encourages students to complete any Challenge Activities they haven’t already done to earn some last minute ‘Character Points’ before we announce a winning cohort!
REPEATED UPDATES SECTION
CP FEDERAL CREDIT UNION IS OPENING SOON IN OUR K-8 BUILDINGS
Jackson Early College Information Meeting
Jackson Early College will be hosting virtual informational meetings for Parents of 8th, 9th & 10th Graders. At the meeting, parents will learn how your child could earn a certificate, an Associate’s degree, or up to 60 transferable credits at little-to-no cost to families. The meetings will take place on October 26, November 4, November 24, and December 3 at 6 p.m. If you are interested in taking advantage of this unique educational opportunity and have questions prior to the parent meetings, speak to your child’s high school counselor or contact Jean Logan, JCEC administrator — firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 581-2003.
PLEASE RSVP: email@example.com In your response, please indicate your child’s name & school district. A link on how to join the virtual meeting will be sent to you.
In addition to the wifi in the parking lot, we will be sending hot spots out into our district on Wednesday. If you are in need of wifi access, you can go to the location listed below at the scheduled time and access the internet. This will give families the opportunity to download or upload an assignment, easily attend a zoom meeting for additional support, and watch videos that are tough to stream and/or download at home.
Burger King Parma, 12301 W Michigan Ave 11am-12pm
Tractor Supply, Albion 12:20pm-1:20pm
Pulaski Free Methodist Church 1:50pm-2:50pm
10/19 No School for Students
10/20 HS PSAT (9TH grade)
10/27 SAT Makeup (12th Grade)
10/29 HS PSAT/NMSQT (10th grade)
11/4 Parent-Teacher Conferences 1:00-7:00 p.m.
11/17 Picture Retakes
11/25 -11/27 No School for Staff and Students - Thanksgiving Break