Weekly Happenings at Southeastern Elementary
Welcome to the August 14, 2020, edition of Southeastern Scene.
Dear Southeastern Families:
Thank you so much for your grace, patience and support as we wrap up our first full week of virtual learning. It was a joy being able to hear children's voices coming from the classrooms. It was evident that our students were ready and excited to learn and engage with their classmates and their teachers. The virtual interactions brought so much joy to our teachers and staff. We recognize the commitment that it takes daily for you to engage in this type of learning and we are so grateful to work as a team to build our learning community.
Yours in education,
Mrs. Chastain and Mrs. Monkul
If you would like a longer conversation, or if you would like for your student to meet with Mrs. Smith, please sign up for an individual appointment via the Calendly link here.
Snack Attack Program returns
SES is pleased to announce the return of the Snack Attack program for those students in need. This program, supported by the Fishers Youth Assistance Program, is designed to provide students a little extra nourishment for the weekend until they can receive a hot meal at school on Monday.
Here's how the program works. Your student will pick up a small sack of food to be taken home over the weekend. The sack is filled with individually wrapped snacks such as granola bars, fruit cups, pop tarts, peanut butter/crackers, Goldfish crackers, etc. The type of snacks will vary each week. Please let us know if your child has a peanut allergy as he/she will receive a special bag of peanut-free snacks.
There is no cost to you or the school. If you are interested in having your student participate in FYAP's Snack Attack or have questions, please contact SES School Counselor Jen Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Snack Attack program will start as soon as we return for face to face instruction.
Important Upcoming Dates
- Friday, August 14, PTO Fall Flower Sale begins (additional information below).
- Monday, September, 7th, Labor Day, No School.
- Wednesday, September 9th, PTO Fall Flower Fundraiser order deadline.
- Wednesday, September 23rd, PTO Fall Flower Fundraiser contact free pick up.
All students will be accessing classroom work through Canvas. Canvas is a classroom management system that supports online learning and teaching. Students and parents have access to Canvas. If you have not already done so, please click this link to get started.
Virtual Technical Assistance
Parents, questions about virtual assignments should be directed to your child's teacher. Please visit our Southeastern Elementary website at this link for staff email addresses. Please click the tab at the top that says "Meet SES," and then scroll down to the link that says "staff directory."
If you and your student need further technology assistance, please email our technology specialist at email@example.com with your questions. Also, you can make a ten minute in-person appointment with our building tech by clicking this link. In-person bookings will integrate with the calendars of our Building Technicians to ensure the desired appointment time is available. Please utilize phone calls or emails as the first step for seeking Tech Support.
Virtual Lunchroom information
Parents, breakfast and lunch may be purchased from HSE Food Service during virtual learning. Student Breakfast Meal Deal is $1.25 and Lunch Meal Deal is $2.80.
Please click this link for additional information about ordering lunch during virtual learning, putting money into student lunch accounts, and accessing lunch information via skyward.
Food Allergy Concerns: Contact Cafeteria Manager Beth Verhoestra at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
PTO Fall Flower Fundraiser
The Southeastern PTO is selling 9” mums, asters, and ornamental cabbages for $10 each, or a 12” Fall Combo planter for $30 each.
All items will be available for CONTACT FREE pick-up Wednesday, September 23.
ORDERS DUE September 9.
Please click this link to order.
Additional information can be found in the PTO Newsletter link below.
Teachers In Action
3rd Grade Team
Third grade teachers meeting in the SES courtyard to develop virtual curriculum.
Kindergarten teacher Jaime Howard working with her students to navigate virtual learning.
2nd Grade Team
Second grade teachers collaborating on curriculum in the new SES outdoor classroom.
Kindergarten teacher Frank Jackson shares virtual lesson plans with his students through zoom.
First-grade teacher Holly O'Neill connecting with her students during virtual zoom calls.
Fourth grade teacher Anne Gibson interacting with a student during individual zoom time.
Items left over from last school year
Speech and Hearing Procedures
Virtual Learning (Phase 1) - Speech and Hearing Screening Procedures:
At the start of the year, our school-based Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) conduct hearing screenings for our K, 1, 4, 7, 10 students and a universal speech/articulation screening for our K, 1, 2 students. Due to the need to provide virtual learning in phase 1 of the Reopening Plan for the 2020-2021 year, the SLPs will be waiting to complete our hearing screenings until students are beginning to learn in person (e.g., phase 2 or 3). In addition, we will only be conducting speech (articulation) screenings on a parent/teacher request basis. Please reach out to your school’s Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) if you would like to request a speech screening via virtual Zoom appointment. These procedures are part of our effort to keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for your understanding and flexibility.
HSE Speech Sound Development (English)
Appropriate articulation expected
3-3.5 years old
M/N, P/B, H, W, D, Vowels
4 years old
M/N, P/B, T/D, H, W, Vowels
4.5-5 years old
M/N, P/B, T/D, K/G, F, Y, Lateralization
5-6 years old
K/G, F/V, L, SH/CH, Lateralization
6-7 years old
L, SH/CH, TH, Lateralization
7-8 years old
Fronted S/Z, R, Blends, Lateralization
8+ years old
Should appropriately articulate all sounds
Keegan Koehlinger-Wolf MA CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist
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