Easley Weekly Update

Everything You Need to Know For The Coming Week

December 13, 2020

A Note from the principal

Hello Easley families,

I hope everyone enjoyed the gorgeous weather this weekend. It is hard to believe that Winter Break is just a week away!

Plan B - Action Needed

Thank you to everyone who has competed the survey indicating your preference for Plan B in January. We currently have a completion rate of 75%! If you have not yet completed the survey, please take a few minutes and access the survey by clicking on the following link: Spring ‘21 Learning Preference Form Classroom teachers have already started making phone calls to families who have not yet completed the survey and will continue to do so this week. The sooner we have this information the sooner we can begin planning for the possible return of students in January.

I will be compiling an FAQ document that will be sent out at the end of the week based on the conversations I've had with numerous parents over the last couple weeks. While there is a great deal we don't know just yet, I am happy to share with you what I do know at this time. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.

The District has put together a COVID-19 Data Dashboard <https://www.dpsnc.net/Page/5339> with updated information regarding COVID cases in our district.

Notes from Mrs. Hartley

As winter break approaches, we want our students to be reading as much as possible. As an incentive, anyone who comes to a library book pickup between now and December 17th can pick up one free book per student to keep. These are brand new, high interest titles donated by Book Harvest. Library book pickups are on Monday and Thursdays. For information on how to do library book pickups please see Ms. Hartley’s website at http://easleymedia.weebly.com/distance-learning-physical-books.html or email her at caroline.hartley@dpsnc.net.

Holiday Food Drive

This holiday season the Easley staff will participating in a food drive. If you wish to donate any non-perishable items, we will have bins available during the school day at front and back entrances to the school. If your family could benefit from the food drive donations, please reach out to Principal Hauser and we can arrange for you to pick-up donated items.

PTA and SIT Meetings

Our next PTA meeting is Monday at 6:30 PM via Zoom. We will be discussing the Apex Fundraiser that will take place in February. You can access the Zoom link in the Sunday email.

Specials Grab Bag Sessions

Kindergarten Specials Zoom at 1:30 PM on Monday

First Grade Specials Zoom at 1:30 on Tuesday

PTA Information

To purchase PTA memberships or make a donation, please visit: https://easleypta.new.memberhub.store

Family Academy a DPS Virtual Class Series

The District is hosting a series of family academy events with helpful topics such as getting familiar with your digital tools, learning about the new reading curriculum, and positive behavior supports just to name a few.

How May We Help You?

Do you have a question, comment, concern, and aren’t sure who to ask? Please use this form to communicate your needs and we will get back to you ASAP. Front office staff will be monitoring this form throughout the day and will direct your questions to the right individual. Of course you can always reach out to Mr. Bugajski or myself as we are here to support you and our students.

Monday, December 14

  • Kindergarten “Grab Bag" Session at 1:30 PM - Optional Zoom session with all the specials teachers.
  • Library Book Pick-up 4:00-6:00 PM

Tuesday, December 15

  • First Specials "Grab Bag" Session at 1:30 PM - Optional Zoom session with all the specials teachers.

Wednesday, December 16

  • Wellness Wednesday

Thursday, December 17

  • Library Book Pick-up 11:45 AM-12:45 PM, 3:00-5:00 PM

Friday, December 18

Have a wonderful holiday break! School returns for students on Monday, January 4th as a Remote Learning Day.
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