April 10, 2020
***Remote Learning March 30-April 30***
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
Parents: What we are being asked to do is not humanly possible. There is a reason we are either a working parent, a stay-at-home parent, or a part-time working parent.
Working, parenting, and teaching are three different jobs that cannot be done at the same time.
It's not hard because you are doing it wrong. It's hard because it's too much. Do the best you can.
When you have to pick, because at some point you will, choose connection. Pick playing a game over arguing about an academic assignment. Pick teaching your child to do laundry rather than feeling frustrated that they aren't helping. Pick laughing, and snuggling, and remind them that they are safe.
If you are stressed, lower your expectations where you can and virtually reach out for social connection. We are in this together to stay well. That means mentally well, too.
Emily W. King, Ph. D.
- Teacher Communication (NEW)
- Grading (NEW)
- 2nd Grade Material Pick-Up (NEW)
- Zoom (NEW)
- Message from Mr. Gorr (NEW)
- Read to Succeed
- Optional Challenges
One of our main focus points for our educators and students is having a “growth mindset”. A growth mindset unlocks our ability to learn and grow especially during challenging times. Little did we know how important this growth mindset would be for all of us this year! Because of this experience and our growth mindset, I believe we all will be stronger when we come out on the other side of the COVID-19 Pandemic! History is being written! We hold the pen! Together, we will write the BEST story for our children!
Teachers will continue to provide feedback to students on their work and grades will now be documented as Pass or Incomplete. A decision has not been made yet about our 3rd Trimester Report Cards, but we will keep you updated when we make our decisions.
2nd Grade Material Pick Up
The Zoom App will be available from 8:00AM -5:00PM on weekdays.
If you have any questions, please contact your child's teacher, myself, or the tech department.
****Allowing students to use the Zoom platform is a privilege and is safe for students to use if they follow the rules. However, Zoom can be used by students in unhealthy ways. Parents must be aware that students can initiate a Zoom conference through their iPad with any other student on our network, or anyone else if they invite from the outside. We don't yet have the ability to limit this option. Please monitor any Zoom conferences that your children participate in, and we strongly recommend keeping iPads out of students' bedrooms overnight.
We ask that any Zoom meeting being done with a student should have a parent present in the room.
Special Message from Mr. Gorr
Read to Succeed
The Six Flags Read to Succeed program is still in full swing! Any reading your MES student does at home will count towards earning a FREE ticket to Great America this summer. Students who participate must read a minimum of 6 hours, and are able to earn bonus rewards and coupons to use at the park if they read more than 6 hours. Simply go to sixflags.com/books and set up your child's account by entering his/her teacher's unique code. All minutes/hours will need to be entered by April 17th. Six Flags will then email the free ticket directly to parents in May. If you have any questions, please contact your child's homeroom teacher or Renee Marasco at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We had a few families take on the Breakout Room Challenges last week. Each week I'll add a few to our website. Feel free to visit and take on the challenges!
Hands On Algebra
Yes, you can do algebra! I will take you step by step on how to become an algebra master!!
If you are looking for more resoruecs for yoru child, have them continue their iXL path. This is a great way for them to continue to master skills, at their level.
Hands On Algebra
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