K-2 Team Newsletter

April 6, 2020

Principal's Message

We made it through our first week of distance learning with lots of wins! I was so excited to hear all the awesome things going on in your google classrooms and hearing your “scholar stories” which made us laugh. We are so lucky to work with such an amazing and resourceful team. You all have been doing a fantastic job engaging our scholars in some awesome teaching videos and continuing morning meetings etc.. As we know, not all school districts are doing what EEP is doing so our scholars are blessed to have you working so hard on their behalf. Thank you for showing up for our scholars and bringing a sense of normalcy in these trying times!!!

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School Wide Focus

Distance Learning Plan

Remember this week we only have google classroom work Mon-Thur as Friday is a holiday. Here is our team recap for Week 2. Please check out the academic section for more updates!

Q3 Grades & Report Cards

All grades must be final in Illuminate by 11 pm on Wednesday, April 8th. Rhodes has a call scheduled for Monday about our K-2 IA issue so be on the lookout for an email once it gets figured out.

Report Cards will be sent electronically to families on April 30th.

Retention Tracker

As discussed in our grade level team meetings the retention tracker can be found here. This is due next Sunday, April 12th. The admin team will review and submit the final names to the executive team. Once the list has been approved, the admin team will reach out to the teachers and families to set up meetings. DO NOT CONTACT FAMILIES until you have heard back from your principal.

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Deans of Academics

As we head into Week 2 of Distance Learning, here are some reminders!

Organization: Please ensure your assignments are…

  1. Labeled with the date and the subject (Ex: Math Monday, April 13th)

  2. Put in chronological order...drag assignments to be in order (Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs., Fri., Mon., etc.)

  3. Take off your due dates and archive the previous week’s videos on Sunday at 5 pm.

  4. Feedback is given by 5 pm the next day no matter when students turn in assignment

Recap...What’s Due this Week???

  • Your Office Hours

  • Grade Team Meeting

  • Check in calls with your scholars (update on communication log)

  • Plan, record, and upload the videos and assignments to all grade level classrooms for the content for which you are responsible for

April 10th

  • DUE: All Teacher Videos and Student Assignments for week of April 13th uploaded and assigned in Google Classroom by 5 P.M Friday, April 10th

  • DUE: Phone calls to all scholars and special comments if needed --> Week 3 Log

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Dean of Culture

Dean of Culture Google Classroom Assignment

I will post an assignment this week on google classroom due April 17th. Scholars can write/type a short letter of encouragement to the healthcare workers who are now on the frontlines of this battle vs COVID-19. Our healthcare professionals are working so hard while showing strength, love and wisdom in the mist of some of the hardest times they ever had to face. So many are tired, and at times scared. This battle is unpredictable and may last much longer than any of us want to consider, so letters from the children would provide much needed nourishment to their souls. They would love to know that while they are working in such uncertain times, someone else is thinking about them.

  • Scholars may draw pictures, take silly pictures, create sidewalk chalk drawing, upload poems, etc.

  • When you talk to scholars, encourage them to get creative and put love into what they produce because it will be sent to healthcare professionals in our local area hospitals.

Scholar of the Week

Teachers you will choose the scholar of the week if it is your will to choose like we do leadership tee. You will have them send you a picture by Friday and email the picture and brief description of why they are the Scholar of the week.

For the week of April 6th

Kinder- Skidmore

1st- Oneonta

2nd- UT

WIG Goal of the Week

Grade team with the most scholars on Google Classroom will win the WIG!!!

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Dean of SEL

Thanks for your amazing support over the last few weeks! We have greatly appreciated it! I have uploaded the first SEL lesson in each of your classrooms, and scholars have begun to respond! Additionally, Sesame Street has a pretty great resource about health emergencies located here. It is age-appropriate for at least kinder and first graders. There are videos and activities as well. I will be creating a lesson or video for next week about mindfulness to help scholars with our sharpen the saw habit!

Habit of the Month

Sharpen the Saw: fuel your body and mind at the same time. Eat to nourish your body and be mindful of all you do. Pay attention to how often you are moving your body, growing your brain, and resting at night. It’s hard to balance all of these things from home, but you can ask someone else to make sure that you are doing these things together. You may even need to help grown ups make sure that they are doing these things!

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Tori Meal Train-

If you are interested in supporting Tori through meals, here is the link to sign up. Please see the link for her address and other information. Remember, if you are physically dropping off food, please do not knock or open the door. Text Tori when you have dropped off! Thanks for helping to support and love on Tori!
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Upcoming Events

April 7th

  • 1st GLM 1:30-2:30

April 8th

  • Kinder GLM 1:30-2:30
  • Grades due in Illuminate by 11pm

April 9th

  • 2nd GLM 1:30-2:30

April 10th

  • NO SCHOOL: Good Friday

April 12th

  • Retention Tracker due by 8pm
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Shout Out to the Kinder Team for winning our connector last week

Shout Out to Dr. P for including those quick links at the bottom of the weekly SO HELPFUL

Shout out to Shelly, Tiffany, Yolanda and Olivia for reaching out for support with scholars/families

Shout out to Jaquandria and Jaleela for jumping into distance learning and supporting while balancing family life

Shout out to Danielle and Olivia for adding their resources to the good idea spotlight

Shout out to Melanie for keeping her 100% goal and sending virtual sea shells to scholars

Shout out to Kelley and Rebecca for adding some awesome videos in their google classrooms

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  • Reach out to Dr. P and Rhodes if you are ill and will not be able to work
  • Accept all Google calendar meeting invites and communicate with your coach and Dr. P if you are not going to make it
  • Review the quick find docs below for any documents/resources you may need
  • Remember to smile...WE GOT THIS

Quick Find Docs

Scholar Communication Log click here

Family Call Script click here

Translation Services Needed click here

EEP Distance Learning FAQs click here

K-2 Distance Learning PPT click here

K-2 Week 1 Wrap Up PPT click here

Staff Office Hours click here

Scholar Email Addresses click here

Parent Email and Contact Info click here

Daily Expectations for Teachers click here

Weekly Scope and Sequence click here

Good Idea Spotlight click here

Dr. Tianay Perrault

Lower Elementary Principal