The Nugget

GRASSY CREEK ELEMENTARY January 8, 2021

Staff Contact List

We encourage you to reach out to your child's teacher anytime! Please use this link from our school website to find email addresses and extensions. We want to partner with you!

Family Resources for Virtual Learning

Click here for loads of information to support your family during virtual learning!

School Transition

As we prepare for receiving students back to in-person instruction and transitioning students to 100% virtual, you may see changes appear in your ParentVue (Synergy) and your student’s Canvas account. Some possible changes might be seeing a new teacher’s name appear on your student’s schedule or a new classroom dashboard tile in Canvas. Do not be alarmed by these changes. Once your student begins their new schedule on January 19th, you will see their accurate placement and correct teacher connections with Canvas and digital curriculum.


Also, remember when we return in person, students should bring their learning materials, iPad, and charger back to school. We will use these in class!


Finally, if your child will remain fully virtual for the rest of the school year, we have learning materials for you! Please come to Grassy Creek between 8:00-3:30 any school day for those items.

WIDA Testing

WIDA testing will begin on January 11, 2021 for all identified English Learner students. Kindergarten families will be contacted to bring their students into school for testing during the week of January 11, 2021. 1st - 4th students will begin testing the week of January 18th when they return to in-person instruction. If your child’s learning environment is virtual, you will be contacted to arrange a date for testing. You can bring your child to school on their designated testing date or your school can arrange transportation. Please complete this form if your child will require transportation. Please note that if your child will be using bus transportation, they will remain at school for the entire day. If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Kristi Hill at khill5@warren.k12.in.us.

Tech Support

If you are in need of a Hotspot please use the link below to make your request.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1B02rXd5tSfr8mIgpI_--EPObW7lA7MOzEwI47JMqIRQ/edit


If you are in need of Parent Tech Support please use the link below.
https://www.warren.k12.in.us/o/msd-of-warren-township/page/parent-tech-info


Moorhead technology help desk is located at door 11 at the rear of the building near the playground. Please drive through the gate on the west side of the building and, after parking, enter door 11 for assistance. The Technology team will keep the same hours for the help desk: Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 10am to 2pm.

Help for Virtual Learning

If you have any technology needs, you can access one of the following supports:

  • Technology Help Desk at Moorhead Community Resource Center from 10:00 - 2:00, Monday - Friday. iPad concerns should be directed here.

  • All three Intermediate Middle Schools during school hours for chromebook help.

  • Chromedesk at the High School during 1st and 2nd period.

  • Submit a help ticket through IncidentIQ by clicking on Technology under the Explore Tab and then select Parent Tech Info.


If you have any academic needs, you can access the following supports:

  • Contact your child's teacher(s) for support. Teacher contact information is available on each school’s website under the Explore Tab, then select STAFF. (We also have a button below in the Nugget.)

  • Contact your child's school counselor or administrator.

Mrs. Forey, counselor - kforey@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-3100 x3123

Ms. Hardin, dean - mhardin@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-3102

Mrs. Merchant, principal - cmerchan@warren.k12.in.us or 317-532-3101


If you have other needs beyond what is being provided, you can access of the following resources:

  • Contact your child’s counselor or administrator. All of our schools are open during normal school hours. Grassy Creek's office line is 317-532-3100.

  • Share your request through our outreach hotline at 317-608-0545 or email at MSDWarrenOutreach@warren.k12.in.us.

  • Visit our Moorhead Community Resource Center. Monday / Wednesday / Friday - 8:00 - 4:00 or Tuesday / Thursday - 8:00 - 8:00.

Online Learning Enrichment Opportunity

The registration to enroll for the Purdue Gifted Education Research and Resource Institute’s (GER2I) Spring Super Saturday program held in February 2021 is now open! At these GER2I camps, students take challenging classes related to their area(s) of interest. We offer hands-on classes in a wide range of subjects, including STEM and the humanities, all designed to be one to two grade levels above traditional classroom content. These classes are taught by esteemed professors, graduate students, and teachers from Lafayette and surrounding areas.


GER2I's Virtual Super Saturday program provides learning experiences that explore advanced material and develop critical and creative thinking. We offer a caregiver-child format for children in PreK - 5th grades so caregivers can spend quality time and gain experience working with their children. This is required. The participation of caregivers of students in 6th - 12th grades is not required, but parents are invited to our parent interest sessions.


2021 virtual spring Super Saturday program will fall on February 6, 13, 20, 27 in 2021. REGISTER ONLINE at: https://cvent.me/2PdBln The registration fee per student is $145. All the students are eligible to enroll, with no prerequisites.


Our 2020 Spring Super Saturday courses are:

PreK-K:

  • Icky, Sticky, and Fun


Gr.1-2:

  • Kitchen Chemistry
  • STEM at Home: Forces & Motion


Gr.3-5:

  • Colonizing Mars
  • Fun Filmmaking
  • The Magical World of Harry Potter


Gr.6-8:

  • Games with Python®
  • Get Protected from COVID-19: A Biomimetic Engineering Challenge
  • Psychobabble: Let’s Talk Neuroscience!


Gr.9-12:

  • Python® Programming for the Future
  • Brainiacs! Neuroscience Highlights


Please visit our Facebook or email Yao Yang at yang1707@purdue.edu for more information!


For more information about Spring Super Saturday program, please visit our website https://www.education.purdue.edu/geri/youth-programs/super-saturday/

Virtual Learning Schedule for In-Person Students

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

MSD Warren Township will honor the work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by observing the holiday on Monday, January 18th with no school. With that said, we still have so much to learn as a society and there is great work still to be done.


Want to learn more as a family? Here is a great kid-friendly site: Civil Rights for Kids. It explains what civil rights means and has live links to kid friendly biographies of Civil Rights leaders. It also has links to related topics (Little Rock Nine, Jim Crow Laws, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Civil War, Montgomery Bus Boycott, March on Washington, a Civil Rights Timeline, etc.)


Want to learn more about Dr. King? Here's a great video story of a children's biography. Here's also a video from

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Moorhead Community Resource Center

The Moorhead Community Resource Center (MCRC) will remain open during the VIRTUAL window and is committed to providing Warren Township families and students with programs and services in a safe, non-judgmental environment where families feel welcome and supported.


Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.


Main Line: (317) 532-3854


Address: 8400 E 10th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219


Services

  • Support for Homeless Students and Families
  • Housing and Utility Support
  • Foster Care Support
  • Food & Clothing Pantry Services through Sonny Day
  • Nutritional Education
  • Mental Health Counseling for Individuals and Families
  • Registration Assistance for Health Insurance
  • Substance Abuse Education and Support Groups
  • Healthy Relationships Education
  • Latino Support Services
  • Mentoring Services
  • Employment Services
  • Tutoring Services


For more information about the Moorhead Community Resource Center, click here. If you have needs beyond what is being offered, please reach out to your child's home school or contact us through the Community Outreach hotline at 317-608-0545.

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