Peterson's News

9/14-9/18

Newsletter Highlights

  • Principal's Message
  • Building Institute Day - No School
  • Attendance/Reporting Absences
  • Meal Program
  • PDAC Meeting
  • Previous Newsletter Information
  • Dates

Principal's Message

Good Afternoon,


I continue to be amazed at the incredible work and effort our students and staff have shown! Thank you to all of you who continue to show your support and provide encouragement. It is greatly appreciated!


As you know, we teach the students to have a growth mindset. A growth mindset is based upon the work of Carol Dweck. Here is a link if you would like more information: https://www.mindsetworks.com/science/. Our psychologist, Jessica Winters, shared the graphic below with staff on Friday. I thought this would be helpful for all of you as well.


Best,

Alli Landstrom

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Building Institute Day - No School

On Monday, September 14th, students will not have school. The staff will be engaging in a day of professional development on topics such as Google Classroom, use of TeacherVUE, Social-Emotional Learning Standards, Pear Deck, and many more. They will also be using this day to continue to plan for the upcoming weeks as well as collaborate with each other.

Attendance/Reporting Absences

Teachers will take attendance every morning. If a student is marked as absent and we have not heard from you, Mrs. Newman will make a call to follow-up.


If your child is going to be absent for the whole day or for a partial day, you can let us know in one of three ways:

Meal Program in Remote Learning

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it is extending the distribution of free meals to students through December 31, 2020. This allows Organic Life and District 204 to continue serving free meals to all children to help ensure children have access to nutritious food as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Organic Life is offering curbside pick-up of grab and go breakfast and lunch at no cost for all students. Pick-up locations are at each elementary school near door 1, from 11 am to 1 pm, Monday through Friday, on days school is in session. No preordering is required.

PDAC Meeting

Parents are invited to the upcoming Parent Diversity Advisory Committee Zoom meeting at 7 pm on September 24. The topic of discussion will be Coping with COVID: Mental and Social-Emotional Health of our Students. Registration details will be announced soon.

Previous Newsletter Information

Remote Learning Google Site

The Remote Learning Google Site has a lot of information that will help you to get started with Remote Learning. The various linked pages at the top will provide support to you. Please click the following link for a "walk through" of the site.


Below is the link to the site:


This link is posted on Peterson's webpage on the Remote Learning page. Here is the link: http://peterson.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx?id=1483

Parent University - Chromebooks

If you are a parent of a student in Kindergarten, First, Second grade, or a new Peterson student, I would highly encourage you to watch the Parent Univesity - Chromebooks video. The topics include an overview of Chromebook basic functions and Google tools students will use during the school year. Here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/vgjqUsxEWh8

Technology Information

If you are having issues with your child's Chromebook, please send an email to Support@ipsd.org and include the following:
  • parent's name and phone#
  • student's first and last names
  • Chromebook Asset tag number (7 digits)
  • describe the problem(s)


If you need help resetting your password, please go to this link: http://www.ipsd.org/news.aspx?id=108029


The top section for the following link contains information specific to technology. http://www.ipsd.org/Subpage.aspx/SchoolReadiness

Dates

  • Sept. 14 - No School - Institute Day
  • Sept 24 - PDAC Meeting - 7pm
  • Oct. 12 - No School - Remote Learning Planning Day

District Calendar: http://www.ipsd.org/calendar/SchoolCalendar2021.pdf

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District Institute Day - No School Monday