Principal's Newsletter

Week of: April 13-17

Dear Cunniff Families,

If you are celebrating Passover or Easter this weekend, I hope the holiday is a meaningful and enjoyable one for you and your family.

I am proud to share a Cunniff community slideshow titled Dedicated to Our Cunniff Students.

I think you will enjoy viewing this testament regarding how much we miss being present and in the midst of our students each day. Special thanks to Lidia DiIeso for organizing this project from start to finish.

Here is a list of upcoming events scheduled for this week:

I will begin a daily (Monday - Friday) Principal’s Morning Message tomorrow at 8:15 AM. If you would like your child to attend this 5-minute introduction to the day please follow: Join Zoom Meeting

On Wednesday evening Rashmi Pimprikar (K-12 District Coordinator for Digital Learning/Library and Computer Science) will host a Cunniff Family Technology Support Session from 6:00 - 7:00 PM. During this time, she will answer questions that may have arisen regarding how you can support your child as s/he interacts with technology during this period of remote learning. If you would like to attend this Zoom session please follow:

Join Zoom Meeting

On Thursday evening, a PTO meeting is scheduled from 7:00 to 8:00 PM. If you would like to attend this Zoom meeting, please follow:

Join Zoom Meeting

Grade level teams continue to work together in order to establish routines that will enable students to access weekly learning plans with greater ease and independence. Teachers are working to create schedules and menus for students that are connected to previously established routines. If your child receives special education services, related services, Tier II support in reading, or English-as-a-Second Language instruction, we have scheduled these services during a school-wide intervention block that will take place from 12:30 -1:30 each day. Your child’s service provider will be in touch if s/he has not done so already. Additionally, we added specials to the daily schedule. You will also see art, library, music, and physical education scheduled in during a recommended time. Having all of this in place, enables us to provide students with a schedule that somewhat mirrors what was offered during each school day, within the parameters outlined by Dr. Galdston in the Community Overview of the Extended Learning Plan.

On another note, here is a message from Bob Quinn - Chief of the Watertown Fire Department. If you would like to get Emergency Alerts from the Town of Watertown text WATERTOWNMA to 888-777. Your cell phone number will then be in the system without having to establish an Everbridge account. You also have the opportunity to add your email address into the system at this time. You will then receive all emails and/or texts from the system. If you already have an Everbridge account, this is not necessary, as you will continue to receive the notifications sent by the town.

Wishing your family good health.

Kindest regards,