Ms. Mac's Memos

April 22nd

Mission & Vision

Park Street Mission:

We Learn. We Grow. We Thrive.



Park Street Vision:

Our vision is to provide a collaborative foundation for successful learning and living through:


P- Positive Experiences

S- Supporting all students

E- Engaging with the community and creating

S- Students of excellence

Week at a Glance

No meetings due to packing up the building. Meetings will resume on May 1st. We will be checking in with grade levels about Schoology, but we realize with two people from each team being in the building to pack up each day, it will be difficult to maintain our normal meeting schedule.


Please be sure to touch base with your grade level teams this week.

Weekly Meeting Schedule

Admin Meetings: Mondays & Thursdays at 1pm


SILT Meetings: Thursdays at 2:30pm


Clerical Meetings: Tuesdays at 10:00am


PLC Meetings: Tuesdays

  • Kindergarten- 11:30am
  • 1st grade- 1:00pm
  • 2nd grade- 3:00pm
  • 3rd grade- 9:00am
  • 4th grade- 12:00pm
  • 5th grade- 2:30pm
  • ID teachers- 11:30am


FYI...Mac's Memos will be sent Monday-Thursday

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Frequently Used Links

Staff Shout out Link

Here is the link to add a staff shout out: https://forms.gle/SjUwnFK6Dc3zHbNi6

Zoom Live Lesson Form

We know you have started live lessons and we are excited to see all the amazing things you are doing. Use this hyperlink to access the document PS Live & Recorded Lessons. Log your live lesson(s) schedule. We know many of you store recorded lesson in different areas of your individual or grade level folders. Share where you store your recorded lessons. There is a tab for each HR teacher and additional tabs for ESOL, EIP, IRR, and Specialists.


The document has an “example” tab.

Example 1: If you teach the same subject the same day or days using a recurring Zoom link.


Example 2: If you teach subjects on the same day OR different day using a new Zoom link every time.


Example 3: Ms. Vogt completed her tab for this week.


The document allows administration and coaches one stop access to everyone’s lessons. We will add the link to Mac’s Memo so you may update the document as your lessons progress or as links change.Do not hesitate to ask any questions.

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LEARN

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Assistant Principals' Corner

Teachers, please add your Zoom lessons to the document Mr. Soto sent earlier today. (see post above)

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GROW

Summer School

Earlier today I sent an email about summer school. If you are interested in teaching, please make sure you complete the form.


Additionally, an email went out to families to gauge interest in their child completing online summer school. Please help us ensure every interested family completes the registration form by posting it to your sites and sending communication to your parents.


Below is a copy of the email and text message that was sent to families earlier today. Feel free to reach out with any questions.

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Family Email in English

Dear Park Street Families,

Last night, the MCS Board of Education approved virtual summer learning options for all students currently in grades K-8. You are receiving this email because you have a child in elementary school.

Our priority is to ensure every child is prepared for the next grade level, despite these most unusual circumstances that required us to close our school doors for more than two months. In an effort to support students who may benefit from additional teacher-led online learning, we are offering a free, optional summer learning program to all MCS students.

The program will include the following elements:

  • Virtual learning opportunities Monday-Thursday (June 1-July 2, 2020)
  • Expectation that students will engage with their teacher up to six hours per week
    • Three hours per week: virtual instruction in real-time (one hour per day, three days per week; online sessions with the teacher to be scheduled at set times each week).
    • Three hours per week: additional support and digital learning through Schoology and related videos and activities (student and family can complete this learning at their discretion each week; no set, scheduled times).
  • Low student-teacher ratios (note – we cannot guarantee your child will have their current MCS teacher).

In order for MCS to establish classes and coordinate resources, all students are required to register in order to participate in summer learning. Please complete this registration form for K-5 summer learning by Wednesday, May 6 at 6:00 p.m. If you prefer to complete the registration form by phone, please call Shunte Blue (678-695-7254) for assistance in English or Dora Blanco (470-473-2522) for assistance in Spanish. Please contact Karen Hynninen at khynninen@marietta-city.k12.ga.us with any additional questions.

Sincerely,

Principal McIntire

Family Email in Spanish

Estimada Familia de Escuela Primaria de MCS,

Anoche, la Junta de Educación de MCS aprobó opciones virtuales de aprendizaje de verano para todos los estudiantes que están actualmente en los grados Kdg-5º. Usted está recibiendo este correo electrónico porque tiene un hijo en la escuela primaria.

Nuestra prioridad es garantizar que cada niño esté preparado para el próximo nivel de grado escolar, a pesar de las circunstancias tan inusuales que nos obligaron a cerrar las puertas de nuestra escuela durante más de dos meses. Nosotros estamos haciendo un esfuerzo por apoyar a los estudiantes que pueden beneficiarse de aprendizaje adicional en línea dirigido por maestros. Por esta razón, estamos ofreciendo un programa de aprendizaje de verano gratuito para todos los estudiantes de MCS. Si un estudiante está en peligro de no ser promovido al siguiente grado académico, el estudiante será inscrito automáticamente en el programa de aprendizaje de verano. La finalización de este programa de aprendizaje de verano puede determinar la promoción al siguiente grado académico del estudiante.

El programa incluirá los siguientes elementos:

  • Oportunidades de aprendizaje virtual de lunes a jueves (del 1 de junio al 2 de julio del 2020)
  • La expectativa de que los estudiantes participen con su maestro hasta seis horas por semana
    o Tres horas por semana: instrucción virtual en vivo (una hora por día, tres días por semana; sesiones en línea con el maestro que se programarán cada semana con horarios establecidos).
    o Tres horas por semana: apoyo adicional y aprendizaje digital a través de Schoology y videos relacionados y actividades (el estudiante y su familia pueden completar este aprendizaje a su discreción cada semana; no hay horarios fijos ni programados).
  • El número de alumnos por maestro será más bajo (aviso: no podemos garantizar que su hijo tenga el mismo maestro de MCS que tiene actualmente).

Para que MCS pueda establecer clases y coordinar recursos, se requiere que todos los estudiantes se registren para poder participar en el aprendizaje de verano. Por favor complete este formulario de registro para los grados Kdg-5º del programa de aprendizaje de verano antes del miércoles 6 de mayo a las 6:00 p.m. Si usted prefiere completar el formulario de registro por teléfono, llame a Shunte Blue para recibir asistencia en inglés al (678-695-7254) o llame a Dora Blanco para obtener asistencia en español al (470-473-2522). Por favor póngase en contacto con Karen Hynninen a khynninen@marietta-city.k12.ga.us si tiene alguna pregunta adicional.

Sinceramente,

Gaspar Rodriguez
Parent Community Strategist
Marietta City Schools
404-655-9972

Reminder from Ms. Vogt

Hello Park Street Family!

Some of you may remember this from the beginning of this year, but if not, here it goes! Crayola has a recycling program called ColorCycle where they take any brand of markers, dry erase markers, and highlighters and recycle/repurpose them FOR FREE! All we have to do is collect the markers! I have already placed boxes in the break room in the main building and the Panther Den in the back for you to place your unwanted markers as you clean/pack up your rooms over the next few weeks. As of right now, the program is temporarily on pause due to the Coronavirus, but I will still be collecting the markers and will send them to Crayola when they are back up and running. So, instead of throwing them away, please place them in the cardboard boxes in the Panther Den and the Teacher’s Lounge in the front building (I will be putting out more boxes when I get to school on Monday). I just need any and all plastic markers, dry erase, and highlighters (but please NO CRAYONS OR COLORED PENCILS) placed in the boxes, then I will do the rest! Thank you for your help in saving the planet, one marker at a time :)

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Learning Tip from Ms. V

Michelle Obama will be reading a story every Monday on Youtube PBS KIDS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyhgubvRYF4

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THRIVE

Our new playground and furniture

Some of you may have seen on the Board notes that our new furniture was approved. Special thank you to Chuck Gardner our COO for all of his hard work on our school.


We were not able to keep the second storage cabinet, but there is still a chance we can add this or other items back in at a later date.


We selected colors for our new playground. Below are renderings of what the playground will look like. The playground still needs to be approved, but I wanted to share what will be proposed.


Thank you to the design team for all of your hard work!

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Staff Shout Outs... (please submit shout-outs by 3pm)


1. Martha williams

Thank you for calling the last bit of my kids whi are not on Schoology and walking these parents through using the platform in Spanish

2. Caitlin Celidonio

Thank you for being an absolute expert at differentiating and supporting our students. You can take a simple reading passage and turn it into a fun and engaging document that gets right to the heart of the standard. Our whole team has learned so much from you and we truly appreciate you.

3. Ms. Vogt & Mrs. Olusegun

Thank you both for answering the phone =). Your feedback and teacher perspective was very useful and helpful!

4. Device Delivery Volunteers

Big THANK YOU for waiting in line, picking up a device, and then delivering the devices to our kiddos and families in need. #SpecialDifferentBetter

5. Mrs. Varner

You are an ALL-STAR. Your support of me, our teachers, & our kiddos does not go unnoticed. We are so fortunate to have you at Park Street.

6. Ms. Bagwell & Ms. Kern

I would be lost without the two of you. Quick - Efficient - always ready to roll up your sleeves and tackle a task.

7. Diona

We see how you stay up at night thinking about our teachers, students, and families. Figuring ways to make things better for all of us. Two-words: THANK YOU!