Cougar Weekly Update

September 11, 2020

This newsletter can be translated into different languages!

¡Este boletín se puede traducir a diferentes idiomas!

اس نیوز لیٹر کا مختلف زبانوں میں ترجمہ کیا جاسکتا ہے!

يمكن ترجمة هذه النشرة الإخبارية إلى لغات مختلفة!

ይህ በራሪ ጽሑፍ ወደ ተለያዩ ቋንቋዎች ሊተረጎም ይችላል!

این خبرنامه را می توان به زبان های مختلف ترجمه کرد!

Bản tin này có thể được dịch sang các ngôn ngữ khác nhau!



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Pre-K Distribution Day

All PreK students will have a Distribution Day on September 15 from 9 to 11 and 5 to 7. Students should attend with their parents to meet their teacher and to pick-up supplies and information for Pre Kindergarten. We look forward to seeing our PreK families on the 15th!

Principal's Message

Dear Cougar Community,


Wow! I am so impressed with the hardwork that went in to making the first week of school a success! Figuring out how to connect was a challenge that both families and teachers worked hard to achieve. Thank you to all of our families for continuing to support your learners at home. Helping students learn will truly take a strong partnership this year! Looking forward, we will continue to put out videos to help support you as you navigate through Canvas and other programs students are learning.


Synchronous lessons, those that are live with a teacher, and asynchronous lessons, those that either involve a video or independent work, are both part of school. Just as students would complete indepdendent activities in school they will be doing so at home. Reserch shows that the best learning occurs in young students when they are in a small group with a teacher. To facilitate small group learning other students are completing independent tasks such as reading a book, writing a story, playing on Smarty Ants, Dreambox, Starfall, PebbleGo, or doing other educational tasks.


Monday is our first predominately asynchronous day. Students will meet early with their teacher for a morning meeting. The remainder of the day will involve activities that students will complete independently. There is still a plan for the day for students to follow. Look for a video on Sunday to help you log in to Smarty Ants and Dreambox.


As each day unfolds we are all learning new things and utilizing different programs to promote learning.



Sincerely,


Mrs. Gwynn

Logging in to Starfall

Starfall - A web-based resource specializing in reading, phonics & math - educational games, movies, books, songs, and more for children K-3.

1. Go to www.starfall.com

2. Click on the Sign In/Authorize button link at the top of the page.

3. Enter CES@mpcs4learning.com as the user name

4. Enter "CESStarfall" as the password.

Logging in to PebbleGo

Getting Your Students Started:

Visit www.PebbleGo.com

Instruct your students to log in with their student credentials:

  • Student Username: cougares
  • Student Password: school
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Need IT Support?

Please email it.support@mpark.net.

Please make sure the student includes their name, the device type, and a detailed description of the problem.

Cougar Bell Schedule 2020-2021 for September

8:00 - Start of School

11:00 - 12:00 Kindergarten Lunch/Recess

12:30 - 1:30 1st Lunch/Recess

1:00 - 2:00 2nd Lunch Recess

3:30 - End of School


Specific Teacher's Schedules will be shared during Virtual Orientations.

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MAP Clinic Manassas

Manassas Park Community Center

99 Tremont Street

Manassas Park, VA 20111

Free School Physicals for Uninsured Families
(Exámenes físicos escolares gratuitos para familias sin Seguro)

Manassas MAP Clinic

(99 Tremont Street, Manassas Park, VA)

Every Tuesday/Cada Martes

9:00am

No appointments/Sin Citas

Maximum 20 Patients Each Day

(No mas de 20 pacientes por dia)

Internet with Cell Phone Companies

Some families have expressed that they may not have high-speed internet access at home. If you have a cell phone, your carrier may have provided you with additional hotspot data for free, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check with your cell phone provider to see what options are available to you.


Verizon Wireless - https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/covid-19-faqs/#hotspot

AT&T - https://about.att.com/newsroom/2020/att_consumer_connected_together.html

Sprint - https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/covid-19.html

T-Mobile - https://www.t-mobile.com/support/account/covid-19-updates

Cricket Wireless - https://www.cricketwireless.com/newsroom/blog/cricket-health-and-safety-update.html

Algunas familias han expresado que no tienen acceso a internet de alta velocidad en casa. Si usted tiene un teléfono celular, es posible que su proveedor le haya proporcionado datos de puntos de acceso adicionales en forma gratitua, con respeto a la pandemia de COVID-19. Por favor consulte con su proveedor de celular para ver qué opciones tienen disponible para usted.


Verizon Wireless - https://www.verizonwireless.com/support/covid-19-faqs/#hotspot

AT&T - https://about.att.com/newsroom/2020/att_consumer_connected_together.html

Sprint - https://www.sprint.com/en/landings/covid-19.html

T-Mobile - https://www.t-mobile.com/support/account/covid-19-updates

Cricket Wireless - https://www.cricketwireless.com/newsroom/blog/cricket-health-and-safety-update.html

Stay Connected

So many exciting things happen during the school year! You can follow Cougar and Manassas Park City School on many different platforms:



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School Board Meetings and Work Sessions

All School Board Meetings and Work Sessions are taped and available for viewing the day after the meetings take place. To view, visit the Manassas Park School Board Channel on YouTube. Type “Manassas Park School Board” into the YouTube search engine or visit the channel here – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD7dQVX8-0Awc7AVgF3RSMQ.
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Upcoming Dates


September 15th PreK Distribution Day 9 to 11 or 5 to 7

October 12 Indiginous People/ Columbus Day No School