🐬 Week of January 18, 2021

Hollinger's Island Elementary School

Kindness Counts.... Always. Thank you, Kendrick Agee, for making sure little sister Kali's mask was just right. :-)

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This newsletter is dedicated to the memory of our school nurse, Mrs. Trish Roser. We will miss her terribly. Please keep her family in your thoughts and prayers.

"NURSE TRISH"

December 27, 1952-January 16, 2021

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We will not make a school-wide announcement concerning the loss of Nurse Trish in order to avoid upsetting the children. As parents, please use your discretion as to what you would like to say to your children. We will have counselors available should any student need to talk about their feelings or concerns. ❤

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Second quarter ends January 22, 2021.

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Attendance Updates

  • Please make sure you submit a note for any absence a student might incure. This includes both face-2-face and remote students. The state department will still be issuing the school report cards in spite of a pandemic, so we need our records to be as accurate as possible.
  • If you are doing remote and are having technical difficulties which kept you from joining remotely, please send a note via email or Remind.
  • We also need notes if your child is quarantined due to a family member or the student being ill with COVID.
  • Once again, we need notes for all absences, whether face-2-face or remote. You can send them to your child's teacher, or email them to Ms. Jackson at kjackson2@mcpss.com

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Pre-K Online Registration opened on January 15! Please use the links below to learn more and to register. Registration ends on March 31!

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Remote students must be on time to class, keep their cameras on, and take all assessments with their class.

  • Parents, please use the chat feature when you have a question for a teacher during class time, and not interrupt the teacher while he or she is teaching.
  • We cannot stress it enough... please allow your child/ren to do their own work! Helping your child rather than allowing them to experience productive struggle will impede their progress and cause them to fall behind.
  • Please make sure your child is dressed appropriately, fed, on time, and ready for school before signing on! This is remote learning (in real time, just like face-to-face) as opposed to virtual learning (where you sign on when it's convenient.)

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Chalk art with Mrs. Allen's class, pandemic-style.

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