Vol. 2 Newsletter 2- September 25, 2020
Virtual learning continues
Our students continue to amaze us each and every day. They are attending daily sessions with their teachers and participating and learning.
We will continue to encourage students to have a designated work space that will allow them to keep their materials organized and easy to get too. Additional material pick ups are being scheduled by grade level teams. All students received a colored MPS reusable bag at our initial pick up. We suggest adding any additional materials to this bag. This helps students easily know where to get what they need. It also helps our teachers quickly tell students to grab supplies from their MPS bag. Your support with this is appreciated.
As we continue our journey with virtual learning, as a school we are continuing to make improvements to our instructional practice. If you have questions or concerns regarding your child's instruction, please reach out to the classroom teacher to discuss. Having a conversation directly with the teacher is the best way for us to continue to work together as a team during this new school experience.
Our technical support specialist, Mr. Shafer, continues to be available if you are having concerns with your school issued Chromebook. Please know the fee normally charged to cover Chromebooks has been waived. However, there is a fee if the Chromebook is broken and not able to be repaired. We know accidents happen. Please call the school if you need assistance.
We continue to love to see your pictures of our students learning. You can share them on Twitter and tag @PrincipalMPS and include the hashtag #knightpride.
Monday September 28th- Schools are closed- NO virtual instruction will occur
Friday October 2nd- 2 hour early dismissal schedule for students. Teachers will communicate the schedule changes to you. This is a designated teacher work time.
Friday October 16th- Schools are closed for students- NO virtual instruction will occur. This is a teacher work day.
SPIRIT WEEK Oct 5 -Oct 9
MPS can VIRTUALLY do anything!!
Monday October 5th: Marvelous Muted Monday- wear your favorite superhero t-shirt or outfit- stay on mute unless your teacher calls on you
Tuesday October 6th: Terrific Technology Tuesday- wear your favorite T shirt to keep your technology skills strong
Wednesday October 7th: Wellness Wednesday- wear your favorite work-out clothes and when you get a break from the screen time- go for a wellness walk
Thursday October 8th: Thankful Thursday- wear any t-shirt with kind words on it- be sure to thank your teachers, caregivers, parents, siblings that are supporting you through your virtual learning
Friday October 9th: Fired Up Friday- you made it through the week- show your Knight pride and wear orange and black
Our students are doing great at attending their specials block, which includes PE, art, music, and media! Specials are found on Schoology, just like your classroom teachers! Let's keep up the great attendance and participation! Specials is a graded subject for the 2020-2021 school year.
Weekend Backpack Food Program
We will be continuing our Weekend Food Program for any families who are in need. The food may be picked up between 1-3:30pm on Fridays starting September 25th at MPS. If you are interested in this program, please contact Mrs. Police our School Counselor at 240-566-0229 or e-mail Janice.Police@fcps.org for more information.
Parent Resources for Virtual Learning
- Family Supports for Virtual Learning
- Lexia Core 5 Onboarding Video
- Support for Families: Using Lexia Core 5