K-2 Team Newsletter

March 23, 2020

Principal's Message

We are living in an unprecedented time as we haven’t experienced anything to this magnitude before in our lifetimes. While this might be uncomfortable for us, let us think about those who are less fortunate than we, with limited food supplies, little to no wifi/tech, etc… I urge everyone to find two things you are thankful for and keep them close to your hearts. We are not sure what the path forward will look like but we are lucky to be on this journey together.

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School Wide Focus

Coronavirus Teaching Plan

Jim sent out a calendar invite for a conference call on Tuesday, March 24 from 9:00 am - 12 pm. During this time he will introduce our EEP plan moving forward along with Eva. After the first part of the call, our K-2 admin will be hosting grade level breakout conference calls. The following times will be utilized for each grade band. You can opt to call in or join virtually! Check out the video at the bottom of this newsletter for directions on how to access a virtual conference call.

  • 9:30-10:15 → 1st grade

  • 10:15-11:00 → 2nd Grade

  • 11:00-12:00 → Kinder


Grade Level Team Meetings

As we are preparing what teaching and learning will look like moving forward in this new era, we are trying to keep some normalcy for us as well. We will continue our weekly grade level meetings but will move them to during the day. This will be a time for us to check-in on everyone and to also plan out what the next week will look like. See below for our updated meeting times with the first meetings starting the week of March 30th!

  • Tuesdays 1:30-2:30 → 1st

  • Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 → Kinder

  • Thursdays 1:30-2:30 → 2nd

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Deans of Academics

DDIs

Please ensure your DDIs (due 3/20) are updated as if we were going back to school April 6th. We want to ensure we have plans to reteach in place so we continue to serve our scholars and their specific needs. Please contact your coach with any other questions.

Dean of SEL

In order to help us stay mentally strong during this stressful time I’ve linked some cool resources for you all. I will also be working on organizing a schedule to check in with scholars as needed to support. This will most likely start the week of March 30th as we continue to figure out what is most urgently needed for our scholars. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out!




Habit of the Week: This is still important for us to focus on as adults as well!

  • Seek First to Understand, Then to be Understood: Listen with compassion as others talk. Do not spend time waiting to say something, but rather, hearing what others say.
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Upcoming Events

March 24th - EEP Conference Calls @ 9 am (check invites)

March 31st - 1st GLM @ 1:30 pm

April 1st - Kinder GLM @ 1:30 pm

April 2nd - 2nd GLM @ 1:30 pm

VIDEO: How to Access Virtual Conference Calls

How to Access Conference Calls

SHOUT OUTS

Shout Out to Wahidi and Apryl for making over 900+ scholar work packets to support the coronavirus teaching and learning plan….WE APPRECIATE YOU


Shout Out to Ayana and Molly for hopping on the executive planning call pushing our thinking for what’s best for our K-2 scholar babies and then another call with Dr. P to finalize some ideas


Shout Out to Eva and the Executive Team for all their hard work and planning over multiple conference calls to ensure we had a plan to roll out after spring break


Shout Out to Tori for hopping on a call to share some ideas for meditation to ensure our teachers had resources for next week because it might be stressful


Shout Out to Crystalline for sharing info in our admin group and making us laugh because we all needed it


Shout Out to our Teachers for checking in with Ayana and Molly showing LIM Habit #1: Be Proactive...ready to jump all hands in to prep for this week or for reaching out for DDI adjustment questions etc..you ALL are amazing

Reminders

  • Accept Google invites for meetings and ensure technology is working for all meetings

  • Watch the video on "how to access virtual meetings" (see above also emailed)

  • Pick up your laptop & charger from EEP if you left it there as you will need it moving forward

Dr. Tianay Perrault

Lower Elementary Principal