César E. Chávez Elementary School
A MESSAGE FROM MS. PEARSON
Dear Chávez Families,
On March 2, you will receive an email notifying you of your student’s teacher and cohort for the remainder of the year. It is important to know that some students' teachers and all students’ schedules will be changing.
To accommodate and honor each family’s pathway choices, we have identified a teacher at each grade level to teach the same school online (SSO) students. We will also have two teachers per grade level teaching to our students who will be learning in the Hybrid model.
Kinder: Ms. Mariah will teach SSO. Ms. Tracy and Ms. Bridges will teach Hybrid.
1st grade: Ms. Kehe will SSO. Ms. Schurman and Ms. Eide will teach Hybrid.
2nd grade: Mr. Callahan will teach SSO. Ms. Danielle and Ms. Lucas will teach Hybrid.
3rd grade: Ms. Vendrasco will teach SSO. Ms. White and Ms. Julia/Ms. Coyne will teach Hybrid.
4th grade: Mr. Swanson will teach SSO. Ms. Whittaker and Mr. Joe (Ms. Kim’s long term guest teacher) will teach Hybrid.
5th grade: Ms. Kristin will teach SSO. Ms. Amanda and Ms. Maggie will teach Hybrid.
Students will begin learning with their new Hybrid or same school online (SSO) class on Monday, March 15. Your student’s teacher will send out more specific information about your student’s daily schedule and activities soon.
Thank you all for your patience and grace as we make the transition to in-person learning. We are so excited to see many of you soon, and continue our online journey with all.
Ms. Deirdre Pearson, Principal
MARCH DATES TO REMEMBER:
DATES TO KNOW:
Feb. 22 - March 5: Virtual Book Fair
March 5 & 12: Elementary asynchronous learning days; teachers prepare for hybrid transition
March 6: Virtual Childcare Open House. See flyer for details.
March 15* Elementary classroom changes implemented
March 15 week*: Grades K–1 attend on-site orientation events
March 22 - 26 Spring Break
March 29: Grades K–1 begin full hybrid learning schedule
April 5: Grades 2–5 begin hybrid learning model
June 17: Last Day of School for Students
*Tentative dates, pending vaccine availability & local COVID metrics.
SPOTLIGHT ON... OUR NEW SCHOOL SECRETARY
CHILDCARE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES
- Click here for Youth Development Page
- Click on Registration Hybrid Learning Care
- Click on How to register
Financial assistance is available; register first and email us with regards to assistance.
For other local childcare options including full-day care, we’ve compiled some options for you. Please click on the Childcare Resources attachment below.
KIDS HEART CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES
WELCOME FAMILY RESOURCE COORDINATOR MS. ANGIE!
FREE LUNCH DELIVERY FOR ALL SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN. CLICK ON THE FOOD RESOURCES LINK BELOW.
WELLNESS & SELF-CARE
TITLE ONE NEWS:
HELPING YOUR CHILD BECOME A STRONG READER.
Are you wondering how to best support your child's reading at home? Wouldn't it be great if there was a website that offered tips, family activities, videos and other resources on helping your child become a strong reader? Great news! It's right here: https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/edlabs/regions/southeast/foundations/index.asp
This website offers recommendations, by grade level, kindergarten through 4th grade. Each recommendation includes a brief explanation, a short video modeling how to help your child with an aspect of their reading as well as fun activities to practice these vital skills. Feel free to contact us if you have further questions or would like more resources on how to support your readers at home.
From Alice, Debra, and Steve
Title One Coordinators
SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR FEB. 22-MARCH 5TH.
"Reminder that Ms. Shannon, our School Social Worker, is here for you as well as your students. Check out her Parent/Guardian Corner for resources and inspiration!"
ATTENDANCE: EVERY DAY MATTERS
KINDNESS AND FINE MOTOR ACTIVITIES FROM MS. BREEYA
This month, teachers are continuing to dive into goal setting, and classrooms are working on some amazing things! For example, first and fourth grade classrooms are setting goals around organization and being prepared with their materials each day. Second grade classes are currently working on writing reports on famous Black historical figures for Black History month, including Bessie Coleman, Frederick Douglass, Booker T Washington, and many others. Third grade is working on the Zones of Regulation and being in the Green Zone, recognizing emotions, as well as learning about how to manage strong feelings and calm down using the Second Steps curriculum. "5th grade is using planners to track their goals". Let's give an AVID "hip-hip-hooray!"for our students and teachers who work hard everyday!
SITE COUNCIL NEWS
THREE TAKEAWAYS FROM OUR FEBRUARY MEETING:
Reading scores are looking great, especially 2nd - 5th fluency!
Hybrid/SSO - lots of planning and preparation happening
School-Family Communication - continuing to work on streamlining
CHAVEZ DAILY SCHEDULE BY GRADE
Library Checkout is Happening Now!
To check out a book, visit the 4J Virtual Library and click on Follett Destiny. Select "Chávez Elementary" and log in with the username and password on your Clever Badge. Click "HOLD" to check out a book. The book will be here waiting for you at the next library book pickup day. See your teacher for more information.
BOOK PICKUPS WILL BE THE 1ST AND 3RD THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH.
DURING BUILDING OFFICE HOURS: 8 A.M.- 4 P.M.
NEW LIBRARY NEWS. CLICK THE LINK TO SEE WHAT'S HAPPENING!!
PARENT TECHNOLOGY SESSIONS
- Parents and students, go to https://technologysupport.4j.lane.edu/ to view online materials and instructions for iPads, App Troubleshooting/Tutorials, and Internet/Hotspots.
- To get help with a technology issue, click HERE to submit a Help Request ticket to our 4J Tech Team. Someone will read your message and contact you.
- To leave a voicemail at our support line, call 541-790-7770 or 541-790-7531 for Spanish.