The Meerkat Memo
May 4th - May 8th
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What's Happening This Week
Tuesday, May 5th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12pm
Wednesday, May 6th - Food Distribution - 11-12pm
Thursday, May 7th - Learning Material Distribution - 9-12pm
Distribution of Learning Materials
New lessons have been updated on the "At Home Connection" site for the next two weeks. They will also be posted in your child's Google Classroom.
The distribution of learning materials is still happening. If you have not already received paper copies or in need of a Chromebook Distribution Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9-12 pm. YOU DO NOT NEED AN APPOINTMENT!
SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE
A Message from the Principal
Next week is Teacher Appreciation Week! It goes without saying that during these troubling times our teachers have been incredible. They continue to instruct, mentor, and counsel our students in ways unlike what they are used to. But because they know "The Show Much Go On" they continue to do what they love which is to interact with your children. I am truly blessed to work with a remarkable group of educators that will go the extra mile to do what is needed for each child.
In order to show them your appreciation, please go to our Facebook page here and participate in our Teacher Appreciation activities.
Calming Your Child's Fears
In times like these, it may be hard to explain to your children what is actually happening right now. If you are not talking to them about it, they will hear about it from those who are misinformed. If you need ideas on how to talk to your child and clam their fears about Coronavirus use this brochure for some guidance.
Mrs. Malesh has shared here website which has resources for students and parents.
Let her know if there's anything she can do to support you!
Feed a Meerkat Family
Teacher Office Hours
Xfinity WiFi Free For Everyone
Xfinity WiFi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free – including non-Xfinity Internet subscribers. For a map of Xfinity WiFi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi. Once at a hotspot, consumers should select the “xfinitywifi” network name in the list of available hotspots, and then launch a browser.
Xfinity is also offering free educational resources that can be accessed with your remote control. Just say "educational" into your remote.
At Home Connection
Our Media Specialist has put up Google Classroom "fun extra" assignments for grades 2-5 in her Media Google Classroom. Here is how to access those assignments: On district-issued Chromebooks - the students log in and the Google Classroom icon should be at the top of the toolbar.
For students using parent devices, go to the link below.
Select “Go to Classroom.” Students will need to log in with their CCPS log in credentials. All the classrooms that the student is a part of will show up.
Library Media: I’ve posted several “fun” assignments for students to do over this furlow! With these “assignments,” students may comment to me privately, and I can help them with whatever issues they may encounter with tech or assignments.
Bounce Pages App for Elementary Math Activities
We now have unlimited access to BrainPop while our school remains closed. We can log in to any of the BrainPOP sites: BrainPOP, BrainPOP Jr., BrainPOP ELL, BrainPOP Français + Español. Our login is cmesstudents and our password is meerkats2020. Click on the logo or click here to get to BrainPop. Enjoy!