Magic in the Middle

Arcola, 12/20/20

Dear Arcola Families,

We are a few days away from the end of 2020 and ready for the holiday break. I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a peaceful, restful and healthy holiday. Winter season can be a tough time in general as the days are dark and cold but with each day we get closer to brightness! I am hopeful for these brighter days ahead and will look for the light and small gifts each and every day.


Please enjoy your families and stay safe, and healthy. Thank you for your support and patience.


My love to all,

Dr. M.

Zoom Reminders!

This week I reminded staff and students about Zoom protocols and expectations. Please know that students must use their own names and be "on camera present" during attendance so that the teacher can match a face with a name prior to entering the class. Only students assigned to that class will be permitted to attend. Zoom chat will also be locked to the teacher and not open for everyone. Any questions, please ask your teachers, counselors or principals.

Thank you for your support!

Food services

We have updated the distribution schedule for no cost student meals through January 7, 2021.


Tuesday, December 22

4:00PM-6:00PM ONLY

1 Breakfast

1 Lunch

*Single Pick up Location: Pull around to Planetarium entrance at rear of Arcola

Wednesday, December 23

4:00PM-6:00PM ONLY

1 Breakfast

1 Lunch

*Single Pick up Location: Pull around to Planetarium entrance at rear of Arcola

Monday, December 21

4:00PM-6:00PM ONLY

1 Breakfast

1 Lunch

*Single Pick up Location: Pull around to Planetarium entrance at rear of Arcola

Monday, January 4

4:00PM-6:00PM ONLY

1 Breakfast

1 Lunch

*Single Pick up Location: Pull around to Planetarium entrance at rear of Arcola

Tuesday, January 5

4:00PM-6:00PM ONLY

1 Breakfast

1 Lunch

*Single Pick up Location: Pull around to Planetarium entrance at rear of Arcola

Wednesday, January 6

4:00PM-6:00PM ONLY

1 Breakfast

1 Lunch

*Single Pick up Location: Pull around to Planetarium entrance at rear of Arcola

Thursday, January 7

4:00PM-6:00PM ONLY

2 Breakfasts

2 Lunches

*Single Pick up Location: Pull around to Planetarium entrance at rear of Arcola

Kindness , Compassion and Empathy- continuing to cultivate a peaceful and accepting environment

While we may not always know the road or path that each one of us travels, let us all be reminded of how we can be kind, compassionate and show empathy for one another. While we may make mistakes along the way, it is what we learn from it that matters. Sometimes our intent is not the outcome but understanding the impact of our decisions on others and then learning from that is what counts in the end. This is our mantra daily and we will work with all students so that we can truly appreciate everyone- you all matter, you all belong and you all are special!

Join me for a Virtual View/Chat!

On Tuesday, 12/22, please feel free to join me for a parent zoom!

Two offerings: 11:30am-12:00pm and 5:30pm-6:00pm

An opportunity to connect, chat and support one another. For student specific concerns please contact your teacher or grade level counselor as this is not the forum for such.

Thank you!


Join Zoom Meetings:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88489107979