Hodgkins Summer Newsletter

August 2, 2020

A Message from Mrs. Swieckowski

Hello Hodgkins Families,

It is hard to believe, but August is here! We continue to prepare for the arrival of our Levels 1-7 students on August 20th and then welcoming in our youngest leaders (Preschool and Kindergartners) on August 24th. We are taking recommendations from Tri-County health and government officials in regards to opening safely. As recommendations are given, we will make adjustments to our reopening plan to help minimize the spread of the virus and to keep our students and staff safe. I encourage you to review our reopening plan (here) and please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions that you may have. I would like to take a moment to praise our amazing Hodgkins staff. Our staff are not only experts in the field of education, but they are amazing people who love your children and will take every precaution to help keep them healthy and safe. Please join me in celebrating their genius and most importantly...their leadership. Have a wonderful week!


With Kind Regards,

Mrs. Swieckowski

Let's Be Proactive: How to Explain Social Distancing to Your Child

Grover and Social Distancing

Social distancing can be a difficult concept for children to understand, especially for our youngest students. Watching videos like the one above helps explain the concept to young children in a simple way with a "kid friendly" demonstration. This is a teaching technique that we regularly use when teaching a new concept, modeling. We ask that you discuss social distancing with your child prior to the beginning of school. Due to social distancing we won't be able to hug or high five one another. This will be difficult for some children (and adults) because they are used to greeting us and one another with one of these methods. Please help them understand that we are staying our distance to keep them healthy and we look forward to the time when we can give them a big hug! Below are a few resources that may help you when speaking to your child about social distancing.


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Community Resources: Have a Heart

Have a Heart Project is a non-profit organization serving the needs of school age children and their families in Westminster Public Schools. Their mission is to give students a better chance at a good education by providing for the basic needs of them and their families. All of their services are free. They provide:

food

clothing

school supplies

English lessons


Click here to visit their website

Family Fun Ideas: 10 Easy Science Experiments

10 Easy Science Experiments - That Will Amaze Kids

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