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Concord Community Schools Newsletter

CONCORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FIGHT SONG CHALLENGE

To build spirit and pride in our elementary school, the K-5 staff took on the challenge to teach and perform our fight song. The videos are all in and they are amazing!!! We will share a new fight song video weekly, This week is the winning entry - MRS. HOTCHKIN'S KINDERGARTEN CLASS!!!!! GO JACKETS!! FEAR THE STING!! #ONEHIVE!!!
Mrs. Hotchkin's Kindergarten

MARCH IS READING MONTH

March is Reading Month activities begin Monday, March 1st. Our theme will be “Read S’More at Camp Read-A-Lot” as we celebrate throughout the month with fun dress-up days, weekly prize drawings, special visitors and more.


Children are encouraged to read at home, with a daily goal of 15 minutes for kindergarten-2nd grade, and a daily goal of 20 minutes for 3rd-5th grade. Minutes may include your child reading to self or to others, or you reading aloud to your child. Keep track of minutes on the reading log for all reading done at home, and return it to school each Thursday beginning March 4 for a chance to win some awesome prizes each week. Students meeting the minimum weekly goal will receive one ticket for the weekly prize drawing. Students doubling the goal will receive an extra ticket. The more they read, the more chances they have to win!


Here is the calendar and reading log

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SPRING CONFERENCES

Spring parent-teacher conferences will be held next week on Wednesday, March 3. Please see the information below for information on how each building will handle the conference period.


ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

The Elementary teachers are scheduling their own conferences with the parents of students who they need to meet with. All conferences are being done either through Zoom meetings, phone calls, or emails.


MIDDLE SCHOOL


Spring parent-teacher conferences are to be held virtually on Wednesday, March 3rd from 4-6pm. These conferences are set up to ensure that each child will continue to the end of the school year with the best chances of success. The 4 core Middle School teachers would like to meet with select students as a team. Team conferences are arranged at the request of teachers or parents for students struggling in terms of academics, behavior, or attendance. Please review your child’s grades at ps.concordschools.net/public/home.html. If you do not have your child’s log in information, please contact the front office at 517-524-8854.



HIGH SCHOOL

Parent/Teacher Virtual Conferences are next Wednesday, March 3rd from 4:00-6:00 pm.
Please sign-up with your student’s teachers for either a zoom, email, or phone conference using their SignUpGenius links. This is a great time to meet with your student’s teachers and get grade/credit updates. SignUpGenius links can be found on our website>concordschools.net>select- Concord High School under Site tab> select CHS Parent Conferences Sign-up>select your teacher’s link. Call the high school office if you have any questions at 517-524-8384.

Next Week's Sports Schedule

Monday, March 1st

HS Competitive Cheer at Jonesville Jamboree 5:00 pm

Tuesday, March 2nd

JV/Varsity Boys Basketball vs. Homer HOME 5:30/7:00 pm

Wednesday, March 3rd

JV/Varsity Girls Basketball v. Reading HOME 5:30/7:00 pm

Thursday, March 4th

JV/Varsity Boys Basketball at Reading 5:30/7:00 pm

Friday, March 5th

JV/Varsity Girls Basketball at Jonesville 5:30/7:00 pm

Saturday, March 6th

JV/Varsity Boys Basketball v. Bronson HOME 5:30/7:00 pm

MIDDLE SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL


Middle school boys basketball practice will resume on Monday, March 1st at 3:00. The first game will be Monday, March 8th. Players must have their grades up! Schedule: https://sites.google.com/view/concordathleticdepartment/winter-schedule/ms-boys-basketball?authuser=0

SPRING SPORTS

Spring Sports will begin for baseball, softball, boys' golf, and high school track on Monday, March 22nd. If you are currently playing a winter sport, it will begin when your season is completed. The middle school track will begin on Monday, April 5th. If you have any questions, email the athletic department or coach. Make sure you have a physical on file if you haven't played a sport this school year.

PRESCHOOL, LATCHKEY, AND SUMMER CAMP OFFERED AT CONCORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS

ABC Academy Concord Location is offering Preschool, Latchkey, and Summer Camp programs at Concord Community Schools! Below you can find all of the information about ABC Academy and the programs they are offering.

Full and Half Day Preschool for children ages 2 1/2 years old to 4 years old.

State-Funded Free GSRP Preschool for Children 4 years of age.

Before and After School Latchkey Programs

Summer Camp Program for ages 2 1/2 to 12 years of age.

Music and Yoga Enrichment programs

S.T.E.M. Curriculum and Technology

Security Access Doors

Electronic Parent Communication Systems

Please contact Cyndi Laeder, Program Director at cynthial@abcacademyjackson.com, or by phone at 517-740-0167 If you would like more information or are interested in enrolling your child in our high-quality programs.

Visit our website for more information and virtual tours of our centers at www.abcacademyjackson.com

ABC Academy- A great place for your child to grow, learn and succeed!

Elementary and Middle School SEL Corner

This week both our Elementary and Middle School wrapped up their focus on kindness; our students showcased their kindness skills in awesome ways across the K-8 building! If you have any last-minute contributions to our CMS Cans for Kindness drive, please bring them in on Monday.


Next week our K-8 students will continue to fine-tune their Relationship Skills. Our CES students will start exploring a new Trait of the Week on Monday (appreciation) while our Middle School students focus on, "I have positive relationships with others by using my communication and social skills.”


Also, be sure to check out our Friday Announcements for a list of fantastic, KIND YellowJackets of the Week!

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REPEATED UPDATES AND REMINDERS SECTION

ATHLETIC TICKET SALES

All ticket sales will be online and money WILL NOT be collected at the door. Tickets will go on sale at 12:00 pm on the day before each game for family and friends of players (4-tickets per participant). Coaches and players will receive an access code that will allow you to purchase tickets. At 8:00 am on the day of the game, tickets will go on sale for ANYONE that would like a ticket and the access code is NOT needed. This will be posted on the Concord Athletic Department Facebook and Twitter page. Tickets will sell out at 250 tickets at HS Gym and 100 at MS Gym. Tickets are $5, plus handling costs.

When you enter the event, you will need to simply show our ticket person your ticket on your smartphone. For those that do not have a smartphone, we will have a printed record of those that purchased tickets. There are no passes at this time, other than game workers that are helping at the event and Concord staff that has a player on the team. This will allow an opportunity for more fans to attend basketball games and allow us to keep track for contact tracing purposes.

Thank you for your patience!

Matt Lehman, Concord AD

matt.lehman@concordschools.net

WIFI PARKING LOTS ARE ACTIVE!!

The district is working to support our families that are struggling with the internet at home. Whether it is spotty service or limited data, sometimes in Concord, we just do not have good access to the internet.


The installation of WiFi antennas on the outside of both the ES/MS and HS buildings has been completed. We now have WIFI PARKING LOTS!!!! Families can access free WiFi 24 - 7 in almost every spot in both parking lots and the ES/MS drive and drop loop. We are beyond excited about the completion of the project. We will continue to look for ways to support our families and this is a big step to making digital more accessible for everyone.


Additionally, the Jackson District Library offers access to WiFi and computers. The WiFi is available outside the library 24-7. Computers and the internet can be accessed anytime during open hours


Hours:
Monday and Wednesday 10-6

Tuesday and Friday 1-6
Saturday 10-2

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. This Friday was the first-ever Facebook live-streamed morning announcements. Don't miss the news - like the page today.


https://www.facebook.com/Concord-ElementaryMiddle-School-593772624020990/

Upcoming Events

3/3 Parent-Teacher Conferences

3/8 Professional Development - No School for Students

3/12 End of the 3rd Quarter

3/24 Local Scholarships Due to Mrs. Otto

3/26- 4/2 Spring Break - No School for Students and Staff

4/14 Kindergarten RoundUp Parent Meeting at 6:00 pm via zoom

5/12 Kindergarten RoundUp from 9 am -6 pm appointment scheduled in advance after parent meeting

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