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December 14, 2022 - NEWSLETTER
Hello Centerview Families,
As we hit mid-December, we’re focused on our next steps in learning with a little over a week to go before winter break. As families, you can continue to follow along with the learning on Seesaw (grades K-2) and Schoology (grades 3-4). If you are not already set up, we’ve included instructions for accessing these tools in today’s newsletter. Also, with six days remaining before the new year, attendance is critical as we put the finishing touches on 2022.
We’ve identified the week of December 19 as LOST AND FOUND week at Centerview Elementary. If your student has misplaced or lost apparel, water bottles, footwear, or other items, they will be organized and displayed in the Commons Café. Teachers will be walking students by this area to identify their belongings and parents are welcome to stop in to peruse as well. All remaining items will be donated to charity.
Travel safe over the next couple days. This weather is a challenge for all of us in our commutes.
Parent and guardian access to learning: How to log in to Seesaw and Schoology
As we start Trimester 2, we want to remind families that Spring Lake Park Schools students use Seesaw (grades K-2) and Schoology (grades 3-12) for their learning. Parents/guardians can also access these platforms and follow along with what their children are learning in school. Once a parent or guardian logs on, if you're not sure what you're looking at or where to find something, ask your student to give you a tour!
Seesaw - grades K-2
Seesaw is a learning system intended to give our students in grades K-2 a place to share learning and growth. Seesaw is an easy-to-use platform for our younger learners and provides parents with access and insight into what their children are learning at school.
- If you are logging into Seesaw from a computer, use this link.
- If you are logging into Seesaw from the app, download the Seesaw app and follow the instructions on the invite from your child's teacher. If you already had a Seesaw account you don't need to do anything, you will use the same account as you did in the past - your child's new classes will appear the next time you log in.
- Students need to have both the Clever and Seesaw app downloaded onto the Pad. Students get a QR code from their teacher, scan it in the Clever app and click on Seesaw.
Schoology - grades 3-12
Schoology is our primary learning management system for students grades 3-12. Schoology embeds course content, videos, assignments, quizzes, links and more. Parents/guardians can access Schoology and have total visibility into what their children are learning at school.
- If you are logging into Schoology from a computer, use this link. Watch this video to learn more.
- If you are logging into Schoology from the app, make sure to select Log In through your School and type in Spring Lake Park Schools. Watch this video to learn more.
- Check your parent settings and preferences for the year to receive Schoology updates. Watch this video to learn more.
Find more information on Seesaw and Schoology, parent password instructions, and so many more tips and video tutorials about our technology tools on the Technology Tools, Resources and Log Ins page.
The December PTO meeting has been cancelled. Our next PTO meeting will be Tuesday, January 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Centerview. We will use the January meeting to plan a family movie night and staff appreciation. See you in January!
Creating Conditions to Learn
Second graders sit in a circle on the music room floor. There’s excited chatter, the volume rising. Today, they are creating sound effects. The teacher raises her hand with all five fingers extended. Without saying a word, she is asking them to “give her five,” – eyes on speaker, quiet voices, ears listening, hands free, body still. Slowly, the kids’ hands go up in response. The room grows quiet.
“Give me five” is one common strategy Spring Lake Park Schools teachers are using across all grade levels to quietly and calmly gain student attention. It’s one of several strategies for creating a learner centered environment staff have focused on this school year to support student learning and engagement.
“We’ve gathered a set of common strategies to support all aspects of a student’s development and create safe, positive and welcoming learning environments,” says Kaline Sandven Marinello, director of special education and student services. “Kids need these things in order to learn and we want to support teachers in consistently creating these conditions for learning across our schools and grade levels.”
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