Month at a Glance...
- November 16th : Board of Education Meeting
- November 23rd & 24th: Shortened Days- Conferences
- November 25th: Shortened Day
- November 26th & 27th: School Closed- Thanksgiving
- November 30th-December 4th: Full Virtual Instruction Week
A Message from Ms. Guidry
It should come as no surprise, that November’s character virtue is gratitude. At home, the Thanksgiving season is often marked by focusing our attention on the many things for which we are grateful. As has been the theme throughout 2020, I find myself challenged to find new traditions this holiday season as our typical celebrations will look different. This year, stealing an idea floating around social media, I have asked each member of my home to jot one message of gratitude. We have been placing these messages in a vase with the intention of revisiting these messages on Thanksgiving Day. Faced with the daily challenges of living, parenting, and educating through a pandemic it is all too easy to lose sight of life’s many blessings. Carving out time each day to reflect, as a family, upon the many things for which we are grateful has been refreshing and inspiring. It’s true what they say, adopting an attitude of gratitude is a true act of self-compassion.
Conversations about gratitude have also started to begin within our classrooms and we have so much to be thankful for here at Millstone Elementary. As principal, I am reminded each day what it is that makes our school so special. There are so many reasons to be thankful that it is hard to even begin listing them all. Simply put, I am thankful for our incredibly talented faculty and staff; our strong partnerships with parents and community members, and the 375 resilient children who continue to adapt to new routines and flourish whether virtually or in-person.
At this time, the Elementary School faculty and staff would like to wish all of our Millstone Families a healthy, safe, and Happy Thanksgiving!
Fully Virtual Instruction: Week of November 30th
Students will participate in live Zoom lessons with their homeroom and related arts teachers throughout the week. Attendance will be taken daily for all subject areas and classes. Please remind your student to attend and actively participate in all his or her classes. All students will follow a virtual full-day schedule, which is linked below, for the entire week.
Students participating in in-person instruction are scheduled to report back to the building on Monday, December 7th. The purpose of providing a fully virtual week following Thanksgiving is to proactively prevent the spread of Covid-19 after the long holiday weekend. Should your child or any member of your family develop Covid-19 symptoms or receive a positive Covid-19 test during the week of November 30th, please contact the main office and refrain from sending your child back to school on December 7th.
We appreciate your continued flexibility and partnership as we work together to keep our community healthy and safe!