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Scotch Elementary Newsletter: Week of March 23, 2020

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

FRIDAY, MARCH 20

  • Staff technology shutdown will begin at 3:30PM today


MONDAY, MARCH 23

  • Student Cloud - Learning Cont...
  • Staff will be back online at 9AM today
  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Breakfast Choice: Glazed Donut, Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choice: Cheeseburger, Vegetables and Fresh Fruit


TUESDAY, MARCH 24

  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Breakfast Choice: Cereal & String Cheese, Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Chicken Nachos, Vegetables and Fresh Fruit


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25

  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Breakfast Choice: French Toast, Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Vegetables and Fresh Fruit


THURSDAY, MARCH 26

  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • 11AM - 1PM Blessing in a Backpack pick up at Orchard Lake Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary
  • Breakfast Choice: Cereal & String Cheese, Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Chicken Drumstick, Vegetables and Fresh Fruit


FRIDAY, MARCH 27

  • 11AM - 1PM Roosevelt Elementary will serve as a Meal Service Site/Curbside Pick - Up
  • Breakfast Choice: Cinnamon Bagel, Fruit and Milk
  • Lunch Choices: Bosco Sticks w/Marinara, Vegetables and Fresh Fruit


Planning ahead...

MONDAY, MARCH 30 - FRIDAY, APRIL 3

A NOTE FROM PRINCIPAL SCRIVO

We made it through our first week of Cloud learning. The students have been doing a fantastic job touching base with their teachers on a daily basis. Thank you to everyone for adjusting to this new way of learning. The Scotch Staff is going above and beyond to make sure students keep up with their curriculum.


Next week will begin our second week of Cloud learning. Students are expected to connect daily and navigate activities provided by the teachers through Cloud learning. Teachers will update lessons, monitor progress, take attendance and assess assignments daily. Be sure your student is signing in daily so teachers can mark them present and not absent. Parents please encourage student engagement. It is also very important to designate a place where your child will work independently on his/her assigned tasks. Maintaining a daily routine is important for all students while they are at home. Take a look at a few of our Cloud learners at home below.


As always, we appreciate our community’s support and cooperation. Our Scotch community is at the heart of everything that is important. We know that each and every one of us will make a difference to keep uplifting one another. We will come out of this even stronger than before.


SOCIAL MEDIA UPDATE: By Josh from SmartSocial.com

At-Home Educational Online Activities For Students and Parents

Staying home from school doesn’t have to completely disrupt the learning process. The SmartSocial.com team rounded up some of the best educational online activities to keep students engaged in learning while away from the classroom. This is a great free resource to enjoy and share!


STEAM Educational Resources

Mystery Science has at-home lessons like “Why do woodpeckers peck wood?” and “Why do we get hiccups?” All ages. NOTE: The website is offering dozens of free science lessons to students who are affected by Coronavirus school closures.


The Smithsonian Learning Lab offers free interactive learning experiences for students using millions of resources from Smithsonian museums and galleries. All ages.


CoolMath4Kids is a free “online amusement park” filled with games that are designed to make learning math fun. Ages 12 and under.


CoolMath.com teaches more advanced math with explanations that are easy to grasp on topics like algebra, pre-calculus and more. Ages 13+.


Science Mom has a kid friendly video feed full of fun at-home science experiments. Ages 13 and under.


Elementari teaches students to create code and turn their stories into illustrations. All ages. NOTE: The company is offering free subscriptions through May 2020 or until your student’s school reopens. Learn more here.


HelloKids offers kids free step-by-step tutorials to draw dozens of animals, objects, characters, and more. All ages.


Nat Geo for Kids helps students learn about animals, geography, science experiments and more. All ages.


Learn to draw, doodle and explore new ways of writing at the Kennedy Center. Just bring some paper and pencils, pens, or crayons to Lunch Doodles with Mo. NOTE: New episodes will be posted each weekday at 1:00 p.m. ET during the Spring 2020 school shutdowns.


ScratchJr, designed by the Lifelong Kindergarten Group at the MIT Media Labkids, teaches kids ages 7 and under how to program their own interactive stories and games. There is a more advanced free tool called Scratch for students ages 8+.

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.

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TAKE A LOOK AT OUR SCOTCH CLOUD LEARNERS AT HOME!

CLOUD LEARNERS AT HOME!

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

CLOUD LEARNING UPDATE

To comply with the regulations established by the Zoom Corporation, we are asking parents to give consent for their child to use Zoom as part of our Cloud Learning Initiative. Our educators have been given clear guidelines about how Zoom conferencing must be used, including always having multiple students in a conference call, using the record feature as needed and to encourage parent supervision. We have found this tool to be very useful and user-friendly for our students and families.


Please complete the form linked here if you DO NOT want your child to use Zoom during our Cloud Learning Initiative. This form is OPT OUT only! Please direct any questions you may have regarding Zoom or our Cloud Learning Initiative to Deanna Barash, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning, deanna.barash@wbsd.org.

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 copying 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.

MEALS FOR CLOUD LEARNERS

We are committed to providing access to the nutrition West Bloomfield students need during their education outside the traditional classroom.

  • Meals are FREE to students.
  • Meals are available to anybody 18 years old or younger.
  • Meals are available to anybody up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a state or local public educational agency.

  • Preorders are REQUIRED
  • Students do NOT have to be present claim their meal. Parents or sibling may pick up meals for all children in the household.
  • Meals should be consumed right away or properly refrigerated to maintain food safety.

Contact the food service department at (248) 865-6732 for more information.

MEAL SERVICE SITES

Meal Service sites will continue at Roosevelt Elementary (2065 Cass Lake Rd, Keego Harbor, MI 48320) and Orchard Lake Middle School (6000 Orchard Lake Rd, West Bloomfield Township, MI 48322).

  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Students will receive lunch for that day and breakfast for the following day.
  • Meal Service will be distributed in the front drop-off/pick-up loop of Roosevelt and OLMS.

BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK

For those students registered for the Blessings in a Backpack food distribution program, food backpacks will be ready for pickup between 11am - 1pm at Orchard Lake Middle School and Roosevelt Elementary on Thursday, March 28th.

*SCOTCH EVENTS/UPDATES*

5TH GRADE FUNDRAISER LITTLE CAESAR PIZZA KITS

ORDER PICK UP

DATE: TBD

Thank you in advance for your donation.

WAY TO GO ALLIE!

Allie Hammerick attended UCA Cheerleading Nationals at ESPN in Orlando. Her team placed first in their division and did amazing! They received jackets, medals, a banner and trophy for their win! We are very proud!

PROUD PARENT MOMENT

If you would like to share a special moment regarding your student, please email elizabeth.bain@wbsd.org

REDUCE/REUSE/RECYCLE CORNER

GOT MARKERS?

Scotch School is participating in Crayola ColorCycle program. We are collecting all types and brands of dried up markers and highlighters to be recycled by Crayola. Please send your markers to school and ask your child to place them in the green marker recycling box in the cafeteria when school resumes. Thank you!

*PTO EVENTS/UPDATES*

PRINTER CARTRIDGES

Donate and recycle your printer cartridges by dropping them off at the Scotch front office when school resumes.

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