GVES Weekly Announcements

April 17, 2020

Principals' Message

Happy Friday GVES families!

As Spring continues to blossom around us, so do our students in an online learning environment. We heard students practicing instruments, giving feedback to one another on Zoom, and teachers and kids laughing together. We saw super cool aquatic animal drawings, ‘amazing science’ projects, and smiles on faces. We felt the connection between home and school through posts, photos, and ‘socially distanced’ encounters! Again, just another testament to the community we’ve chosen to grow our kids. As we move into the next several weeks we will begin reaching out about end of year plans and events. We will also begin the process of planning for the 2020-2021 school year. Each year we utilize a comprehensive placement process to consider the whole child. We weigh student achievement, observation, and social/emotional data to help us place each student into next year’s classes. We thank you in advance for your confidence in our process!


Warm regards,


Mrs. Jones & Mrs. Conley

GVES FRIDAY LOOM

SCHOOL NEWS

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3RD GRADE IS BETTER WHEN THEY'RE DANCING!

4/17 COMMUNICATION FROM DR. BERTRANDO

Please read this helpful communication (and linked information contained within it) if you have not already:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dEcDVRmackiLte4jqL5a6tNes727JeIxL_Zy4L8Uqbo/edit?usp=sharing

CURRENT SCHEDULE FOR ON-LINE LEARNING

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CURRENT SCHEDULE OF DUE DATES

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YEARBOOK ORDERING INFORMATION!

Online ordering of your yearbooks has been activated. Your student families can now access www.barksdalephoto.com to place their order using the access code: 08050YB

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30!

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HSA Update

YEARBOOK:

Online ordering of your yearbooks has been activated. Visit www.barksdalephoto.com to place your order using the access code: 08050YB

Barksdale School Portraits - Photography High School Photos and Yearbooks

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Full service school photography company established in 1922. School portraits to yearbooks. All in house proce...


Calling all home learners!!! We need your help to make this section of the yearbook. Please send us photos of your child doing their at home learning. Don't forget their fun recess photos!!! Additionally, if you have any pictures from school events such as Band/Orchestra/Chorus concerts, Bingo Night, Math/Science Night, Class Parties, Field Trips, MLK Week, Book Fair, etc. we would love to have them for the yearbook. All photos can be emailed to ashlynvance@gmail.com.


STAFF APPRECIATION WEEK- MAY 4-8:

Our amazing GVES staff is ZOOMing into action to provide online learning for our students. Stay tuned for information as to how you can show them how much you appreciate all of their hardwork!


DISPLAY MY ART:

Get those creative juices flowing! Keep the kids busy and foster their creativity while supporting the school. The entire family can participate! This is a great time to create family collaboration art pieces.

It's easy.


1. Visit http://www.displaymyart.com and print the art paper template (located under "resources"

2. Create your masterpiece (FREE art projects are available on http://www.displaymyart.com)

3. Take a picture or scan your art

4. Email your masterpiece along with your order to info@displaymyart.com (they will contact you for payment once the image is processed). Provide them with our school name, teacher, and grade so the school gets the credit.


Free shipping through April 24 for Mother's Day and Father's Day gift giving!


JAGUAR JOG:

Unfortunately the Jaguar Jog has been cancelled. We look forward to seeing the GVES community next spring at the 6th annual Jag Jog!!

30 THINGS TO KEEP HEADS AND HEARTS HEALTHY

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ATTENDANCE DURING ONLINE LEARNING - UPDATE

Attendance will be reported on a weekly basis. A student in grades K-5 will be considered present when a completed parental verification of attendance is received. The form will be emailed on Mondays following the week of instruction. You will receive the third form on Monday, April 20th to confirm attendance for the week of April 13th to April 17th. This verification form includes a space for you to indicate a reason for missed days of “school.”


If you do not complete the attendance form by Wednesday you will receive a reminder email from Mrs. Centone or Mrs. Smith with the form attached again. If you would like to verify your child's attendance it will be current/accurate on ALMA Thursday of each week.


Our secretary Mrs. Centone will keep track of attendance. If you have any questions, please email her for clarification. tcentone@garnetvalley.org

Garnet Valley CTC Quick Tip #31 Homeschooling Tips

Did you know? As of this week, at least 124,000 public schools in 48 states

and in every US territory have been closed due to Covid-19 according to the

NCSL.

https://www.ncsl.org/research/education/public-education-response-to-

coronavirus-covid-19.aspx

Call to action…You are not alone, but that does not make this change in our

lives any easier. Homeschooling veterans suggest the following practices:1. A

routine or schedule tailored to each child in your home, 2. Remember that you

are in charge and not alone – let your child’s instructional team know what your

child needs and what has helped them, 3. Get organized- a bag or other storage

item to keep each child’s books, pencils, etc., will save time, use a timer for

shared items, 4. Make sure to get everyone outside with social distancing at least

30 minutes a day, 5. Reading time is helpful and you can also read aloud to your

child – your voice and words will fill their minds with something besides the latest

virus statistics and will help to keep imaginations focused on positive things, 6.

Set out simple art and music supplies - expression of feelings doesn’t always

happen verbally, 7. Set screen time limits for phones, tablets, TVs, lap tops, etc.

that are realistic and age appropriate, 8. Give yourself some down time – if you

are calm, they will be too! Check out the links below and find your family’s unique

path through this pandemic. We will get through this together.

Fun headings that you can use with your elementary student for a home learning

schedule

https://cdn.thisreadingmama.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/VSSC-SF-

TRM.pdf

Comic take on home schooling tips

https://www.npr.org/2020/03/27/816575527/comic-how-to-turn-your-home-

into-a-school-without-losing-your-sanity

More tips for home schooling

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/family/in-the-news/homeschooling-tips-

coronavirus-shutdown/

ADJUSTMENTS TO SCHOOL CALENDAR

As we now move online for the remainder of the school year we will continue planning for alternative ways to mark and celebrate culminating events and experiences in new ways. Stay tuned as we continue to learn and grow together!

PARENT PORTAL

The Parent Portal on our district website provides important information to help parents.navigate the GV school experience. Below is the link to the parent portal:

https://www.garnetvalleytechnology.com/parent-portal

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Garnet Valley Elementary School

"A Caring Community of Learners"

Est. 1997


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