Sand Pine Spotlight
Keeping our Crane families in the know!
2020-2021 School Year, Volume 6
February 4, 2021
We have had a terrific start to the second semester of learning. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions or concerns.
SPES CRANES ARE OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Pictures for traditional students will take place in the morning, and mySchool Online pictures will be taken in the afternoon. Please see the flyer linked below for the schedule to bring your MSOL student to campus. If you have multiple children in different grade levels, please select one time to bring all siblings at the same time. There will be no makeup day for spring pictures.
We will not be doing class pictures this year, as we cannot keep the students social distanced properly. However, we are working hard to include as many great shots as possible in the yearbook.
We look forward to seeing all of our Cranes looking sharp on Thursday!
First, our school building is getting a fresh paint job. After working with the district paint team to narrow down to a few colors, our staff voted last week on the color scheme: gray and teal to match our school colors. Be on the lookout for pictures to document the progress!
Second, our school has been outfitted with security cameras that are now operational. All schools in Pasco County must have cameras to comply with the school security measures mandated by the state in response to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas tragedy. These cameras are in common areas around campus and are not in areas where privacy is an expectation.
Finally, the entrance to the front office now has a video doorbell. The exterior doors will remain locked during the school day, so all visitors will need to access campus through this door by speaking with the office staff before being buzzed in.
JLMS Curriculum Night
In honor of the month of love and friendship AND National Random Act of Kindness Day, February 17, our school will be taking part in a Kindness Challenge. Every day, we will encourage students to perform an act of Kindness towards others. We ask that you also encourage your child to participate in these acts and to recognize that acts of kindness are not only special for the receiver, but also feel good to the doer! It is easy to think of kindness as an innate quality, but that is not the case. Kindness is a skill, and like any skill, it can be developed with practice and repetition. We know that each student, as well as the whole school and community, will increase positive feelings from participating in these simple short tasks. Please see the kindness calendar below for the daily challenges. Also, please visit Mrs. Cortez's bitmoji room for some cool videos and activities here: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/17lfzaOMHFxqyYJduniE7G-dsghoucTrhlyqOmtZoqMY/preview?rm=minimal
Our staff will also be participating in showing each other kindness by posting compliments and notes of gratitude on a heart tree and graffiti wall in the front office!
Happy Student Services Week!
Mrs. Jennifer Cortez - School Counselor
Mrs. Lyn Herbert - School Nurse
Mrs. Michelle Bern - School Psychologist
Ms. Danielle Ahrendt - School Psychologist Intern
Ms. Marissa Witter - School Social Worker
Friday, February 5 - 100th Day of School Celebration
Friday, February 5 - Progress Reports posted in myStudent Parent Portal
Tuesday, February 9 - JLMS Curriculum Night for incoming 6th graders
Wednesday, February 10 - PTA meeting at 12 pm
Thursday, February 11 - Spring Pictures