Herbert Mills STEAM Weekly News
May 29, 2020
Herbert Mills STEAM Elementary is a globally focused K-4 elementary school that is committed to developing culturally competent, critical and creative thinkers through rigorous STEAM best practices rooted in transdisciplinary problem-based learning. Our program prepares students to be competitive in the 21st century global marketplace, and to be critical and disciplined thinkers who are able to investigate problems thoroughly and effectively to understand their potential to drive meaningful and sustainable innovations.
If you still have your student's Chromebook and charger, please contact us to arrange a time to return them as soon as possible. We will give you any belongings your child left at school in March and any school pictures or yearbooks you may have ordered.
Thank you for making sure all our resources are safely returned to Herbert Mills STEAM for the summer.
Title I Parent Survey
Each year the government requires all schools receiving Title I federal funding to survey parents about their programs. Reynoldsburg City Schools values feedback from parents and uses the information from our surveys to improve future programming in our schools. Please complete this survey to help us create a better Title I program to support our students.
Click here to take this year's survey before June 15. Thank you!
Online Resources Over the Summer
Lexia will be available until July 31
iReady Reading will be available until July 16
iReady Math will be available until July 30
Reflex will be available until July 31
Epic will be available until June 30
INFOhio (Ohio's PreK-12 Digital Library) also has a page full of summer learning resources. Click here to see them all!
RCS Welcome Center Hours
The district enrollment office (Welcome Center) is open! If you have a new address or need to enroll a student, you may stop by to pick up forms to fill out, but you must make an appointment to turn your paperwork in. Please call (614) 501-1033 or e-mail Rachel Bayer to set up an appointment. Due to COVID-19 precautions, paperwork may not be completed on site inside the Welcome Center.
Welcome Center hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Reynoldsburg Library Starts Curbside Pickup on Monday!
The library's online summer reading challenge starts tomorrow (Saturday, May 30). Please click here to learn more and sign up! Information is available in Somali and Spanish.
Summer Reading Recommendations
Looking for book recommendations for your student for summer reading? Check out these resources!
The Horn Book, the premier children's literature magazine for teachers and librarians, has published their summer reading recommendations for 2020. Click on the links below to go to the lists!
Picture Books (c. preschool - 2nd grade)
Easy Readers and Primary Grades (c. 1st - 3rd grades)
Intermediate (c. 4th - 6th grades)
The Association for Library Service to Children also publishes summer reading lists. Click below for their 2020 lists!
The "We Are Kidlit Collective" puts together a summer reading list of books focusing on indigenous people and people of color. This year's list is not out yet, but click here to see 2019's list for all reading levels!
Reading Rockets is a national public literacy initiative honored by the Library of Congress for its work. Click here for their Summer 2019 reading list broken down by age.