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Scotch Elementary Newsletter: Week of May 4, 2020

VIRTUAL STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK

Below are a few updates/reminders for our upcoming week.

MONDAY, MAY 4

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...MISS YOU MONDAY!
  • Tell/email your teacher something you miss the most about them.
  • Student Cloud - Learning Cont...Staff will be back online at 9AM
  • Check off the student daily Google attendance form
  • Complete the activities/assignments in Google classroom
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up


TUESDAY, MAY 5

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...TA - DA TUESDAY!
  • Show off your creativity and draw a picture for your teacher.
  • Check off the student daily Google attendance form
  • Complete the activities/assignments in Google classroom


WEDNESDAY, MAY 6

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...WHY I LOVE MY TEACHER WEDNESDAY!
  • Let your teacher know what you love about your class the most.

  • Check off the student daily Google attendance form
  • Complete the activities/assignments in Google classroom
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up


THURSDAY, MAY 7

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...THANK YOU THURSDAY!
  • Write/email a note to your teacher to thank her/him for all their hard work this school year.

  • Check off the daily student Google attendance form
  • Complete the activities/assignments in Google classroom


FRIDAY, MAY 8

  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT...FAVORITE FRIDAY!
  • Let your teacher know what your favorite subject is and why.
  • NO INSTRUCTION OR ATTENDANCE on Fridays
  • Staff participate in a day of professional development and planning for our WB Cloud Learning Initiative...Teachers will not be available to students via technology
  • Student Catch Up and get ready for next week day!
  • Enrichment and review activities available online
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up


Planning ahead...

MONDAY, MAY 11

  • Student Cloud - Learning Cont...Staff will be back online at 9AM
  • LET'S STAY CONNECTED AND SHOW OUR SCHOOL SPIRIT CONT...

*A NOTE FROM PRINCIPAL SCRIVO*

Scotch Elementary School Receives a Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase SchoolsTM Award

We are honored and truly excited to announce that we have received a Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ National Showcase Schools award for the 2019 - 2020 school year from the Flippen Group. This is the third year in a row that Scotch School has received this honor.


Four years ago, we began an initiative to transform our campus into an emotionally safe and relationally connected place for students, staff, and parents to come together with a love for learning. Capturing Kids’ Hearts is a process that builds and strengthens relationships with students. This process provides a consistent framework throughout the school where all teachers and students feel a connection with one another, creating a sense family.


Through the Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ National Showcase Schools awards, the Flippen Group recognizes and celebrates schools that go the extra mile each day, building an environment where students and staff feel safe and connected. The Flippen Group is proud to recognize the outstanding teachers, staff and administrators who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of our children. They believe the unsung heroes who produce exemplary outcomes in schools and pave the way for other schools to follow need and deserve recognition for a job well done. Please celebrate with us on becoming a Capturing Kids’ HeartsⓇ National Showcase School again this year!


Celebrate our Staff!

Continue to stay connected by celebrating Virtual Spirit Week with us. The school building may be closed, but we can still show our school spirit. We will be celebrating Staff Appreciation this week. I would like to take this moment to thank the entire Scotch Staff for all the hard work they have put in to this extraordinary year. Each and every one of them is incredible. Please take a moment and have your student reach out to their teacher and affirm their hard work and dedication. Continue to share your student/s photos so we can post them in our weekly newsletter and show off our school spirit!


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE: By Josh from SmartSocial.com

Click here to read SmartSocial.com's TikTok App Guide for Parents and Educators

Up until recently, there were few ways for parents to keep track of (or control) their kid's TikTok activity. That just changed! Click here to learn how to restrict content and set time limits with TikTok's new, free Family Pairing feature.

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Scotch Elementary School 2019 - 2020 School Improvement Goals:

  • 60% of students will demonstrate growth in reading and math based on NWEA MAP by June 16, 2020.

  • 60% of students will meet or exceed their projected growth goal on the NWEA MAP assessment in reading and math by June 16, 2020.

  • 90% of students will be proficient in informational writing.

A MESSAGE TO OUR STUDENTS...WE MISS YOU!

A Special Thank You to Michael Nafso for producing this video.
Scotch Elementary Misses You...

SCOTCH ELEMENTARY VIRTUAL SPIRIT WEEK/MONTH

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SCOTCH CLOUD LEARNERS AT HOME

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CLOUD LEARNERS AT HOME

If you would like to share a picture of your Cloud learner, please email elizabeth.bain@wbsd.org

SCOTCH SPIRIT WEEK...SHOW YOUR SPIRIT!

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MASK MONDAY

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*WBSD CLOUD LEARNING RESCOURCES*

MEALS FOR CLOUD LEARNERS UPDATES!

Over 47,268 meals served as of April 24th! Thank you to our meal service team!

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The website links below are continually updated throughout the week.

NETIQUTTE

When anyone engages online, it's essential that everyone behaves appropriately. West Bloomfield students and staff must comply with the Student Code of Conduct and Staff Handbook when it comes to communicating online. As a quick reminder, when you're online, be sure to:

  • Use respectful behavior and language.
  • Stick to appropriate topic discussions.
  • Send only appropriate video transmissions.
  • Use only appropriate icon, emoji, and avatar submissions.
  • Wear school appropriate clothing if you are attending meetings via video.
  • Be honest and do not plagiarize or copy others’ work -- in other words, use academic integrity.
  • Not falsify information about yourself or impersonate others online.

When everyone remembers to act kindly, show consideration for others, and treat one another online as you wish to be treated in person, we'll all be able to focus on learning.

CLOUD LEARNING FAMILY RESOURCE NIGHT FOR K-5

The Teaching and Learning Team invites the families of our elementary students to a Cloud Learning Family Resource event on Thursday, May 7th at 6:30PM for K-2 parents and 7:45PM for 3rd-5th parents via Zoom! The Team will lead parents through the many instructional resources available to our students to support reading, math, writing, science and social studies at home.


We will demonstrate a small group guided reading lesson, lead families through a Bridges math lesson and show the numerous websites available to our families.


Parents will also have the opportunity to ask questions about Cloud Learning.


Please complete the Family Resource Event form to RSVP for the event and receive your Zoom invitation!

*SCOTCH EVENTS/UPDATES*

ART, MUSIC, GYM AND iCENTER

Parents and students please make sure you follow up with your Specials Teachers. You can find activities posted on your classroom teachers Google Classroom page.

*WELLNESS CORNER*

MAY & JUNE ONLINE ENRICHMENT WB COMMUNITY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

West Bloomfield School District Community Education continues to provide online enrichment and fun educational opportunities in this virtual environment.

FREE RESOURCE: Michigan Virtual – Michigan Cares

Free digital lessons designed to help students in grades K-12 develop the skills required for social, emotional, and mental well-being. Click here


MAY & JUNE ONLINE ENRICHMENT, RECREATION & EDUCATION

NEW CLASS: CHALLENGE ISLAND

You’re invited on a virtual trip around the world with Challenge Island! Weekly 1-hour STEAM challenges from your home every Wednesday at 6 p.m. All materials can be found in your home.

$10 per challenge, price covers entire household.

Click here to register, World Tour Island Challenges begin May 6 Challenge Island Flyer


MUSICAL THEATRE CLASS

Back by popular demand, Sunset Theatre Company presents 101 Dalmatians Musical Theatre Online Workshop. Learn musical theatre, acting, singing, dance and more! Excellent for both boys and girls 5-12 years and students of all levels!

Click here to register, Tuesday or Thursday classes Musical Theatre Flyer

CHESS WIZARDS

Online Chess Classes for Beginner, Intermediate and Strong Intermediate - Private and Group Lessons - Safe and Secure

Click here to register, online classes begin the second week in May Chess Wizard Flyer


NEW CLASS for Young Adults, Teachers and Parents
Author Talk with Kimberly Wyman

Have you thought about publishing a children’s book? Let’s talk about the pros and cons.

In this class, Amazon’s #1 best selling children’s author, Kimberly Wyman, will take you through some of the main elements that go into creating a children’s book. We’ll talk about some of the reasons to create a book, the benefits of being a published author, and the work it takes to get there. Click here to register, ONLINE on Saturday, May 9, 2020 from 1-2 p.m.


EdREADY MATH & ENGLISH

Summer EdReady Math

June 8-August 31, 2020

EdReady Math is a personalized online program to help incoming 4th-8th grade students master a range of mathematical concepts. For more information and to register, click here. Only $50 per student. EdReady Flyer


GRASP 2020
Greater Retention & Achievement through Summer Practice

GRASP is a home-based program consisting of 9 weekly modules to help students maintain or improve their math and reading skills over the summer. Workbooks provided, this is not an online class.

More info and to register, click here. GRASP Flyer

For registration information please contact:

andrea.foglietta@wbsd.org

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KEEP IN TOUCH WITH OUR SCOTCH PTO

Keep in touch with our Scotch PTO while you are at home by joining the Scotch Facebook page.

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*WBSD EVENTS/UPDATES*

SAVE THE DATE - KIDS KLUB REGISTRATION BEGINS MAY 22, 2020

KIDS KLUB 2020 - 2021 ONLINE REGISTRATION

Due to high enrollment numbers this year, enrollment will be capped for the 2020-020201 school year. Once the cap is reached, we will be unable to accept any more enrollments. After the cap has been met, you may leave your information on a placement list. Please note that a placement list does not guarantee that there will be available space in the near future.


Please do not wait to sign-up...

For more information:

· Go to https://www.wbsd.org/departments/community-education/kids-klubtween-time

· Click on KIDS KLUB/TWEEN TIME, on the right of the screen, the green rectangle. Any questions please contact Collette Goestenkors at collette.goestenkors@wbsd.org

ENROLLMENT FOR 2020-21 open NOW!

Our Central Enrollment Office is open and currently enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. This includes kindergarten students starting in the fall of 2020. Please complete the registration gateway found at www.wbsd.org/enrollment.


Appointments are taking place over the phone until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please call (248) 865-6453 or email marcia.eden@wbsd.org for more information.

ENROLLMENT FOR 2020 - 21 IS NOW OPEN!

Our Central Enrollment Office is open and currently enrolling students for the 2020-21 school year. This includes kindergarten students starting in the fall of 2020. Please complete the registration gateway found at www.wbsd.org/enrollment.


Appointments are taking place over the phone until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Please call (248) 865-6453 or email marcia.eden@wbsd.org for more information.


UPCOMING SOC/STEAM POOPRTUNITY FOR WBHS!

The West Bloomfield School District will be accepting applications for STEAM/Schools of Choice starting on May 4 through Aug. 3 for incoming 9th-12th-graders only.


Please visit www.wbsd.org/steam during the application period and apply.

LEARN AT HOME WITH YOUTUBE

Resources and activities created for parents and families. These resources are not meant to replace homework assigned by teachers, but meant to complement that work.

LOOKING FOR MORE HOME EXTENSION RESOURCES

Rivet is a new reading app with over 3,500 free leveled books designed for children who are learning to read. Kids can practice independently with real-time feedback and word help.


Khan Academy is a free resource that offers exercises, quizzes and tests to help students practice, learn and review math, science, grammar and more.

Educators around the world are encouraging better reading practice with Rivet. With Rivet’s real-time feedback and word help, kids can practice independently without getting stuck. Encourage your students’ families to download Rivet for free today!

XFINITY FREE SERVICE

Xfinity is providing FREE service for qualifying families for 60 days.

West Bloomfield School District and COVID 19

FIND OUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN WB

COMMUNITY RESOURCES:

  • In order to stay up to date on all events, resources, and programs, please access the district website, www.wbsd.org. Join in the conversations by connecting with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Contact Dan Durkin, Public Relations and Marketing Coordinator daniel.durkin@wbsd.org, (248) 865-6454
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