Schmitz Newsletter Algebra 1

April 3, 2020


Happy April Families - I hope this message finds you well.

As I am sure you are aware by now the Governor has extended our time out of school until May 1 and has clarified that our educational efforts (packets) will be counted in our school year - I know that sounds overwhelming but don't fret we have a plan! Over the last few weeks, we have worked hard to gain as much information and perceptive as to the struggles and successes of learning from home.

Next week from 10:30-12:30 on M, W, F we will be asking families to participate in a drive thru work swap where you will bring us your completed work and we will swap you for your next learning packet that includes explanations from teachers, notes and examples, schedules of online check-ins and opportunities for the arts! Over the next few days we will communicate more of the particulars but for now -finish work in packet 1 if you haven't already !! Any questions please email us at

Be safe and enjoy the SUN !

With gratitude,

Elizabeth Lewin M. Ed

School Leader


I am doing office hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm for any questions and to check in. Below are the links to find the meeting. These are also sent as an invitation in the student's email. Once again, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

April 7 2:00PM

Brianne Schmitz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Alg 1 Office Hours Tuesday

Time: Apr 7, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 774 867 467

Password: 120879

April 9 2:00PM

Brianne Schmitz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Alg 1 Office Hours Thursday

Time: Apr 9, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 350 044 615

Password: 013284

April 14 2:00PM

Brianne Schmitz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Alg 1 Office Hours Tuesday2

Time: Apr 14, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 329 700 783

Password: 953072

April 16 2:00PM

Brianne Schmitz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Alg 1 Office Hours Thursday2

Time: Apr 16, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 720 277 156

Password: 807463

April 21 1:00PM

Brianne Schmitz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Alg 1 Office Hours Tuesday3

Time: Apr 21, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 113 559 204

Password: 931750

April 23 1:00PM

Brianne Schmitz is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Alg 1 Office Hours Thursday3

Time: Apr 23, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 251 164 578

Password: 820112

Facebook Live Sunday at 5pm!

Please join Mrs. Lewin on facebook with any updates for Wildwood on Sunday at 5pm.

Below is the link of March 22 facebook live.

Below is the link of March 29 facebook live.

Food Service!

We are providing food for families in need on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11am to Noon at the Dartford Building.

Staff emails!

Ms. Brianne Schmitz:

Ms. Kendra Boger:

Ms. Ashley King:

Mrs. Martha Neeper:

Mrs. Adranne Blaze:

Mr. William Portteus:

Mrs. Zoe Hill:

Ms. Katherine Hicks:

Mr. Brandon Fitch:

Mrs. Amy March:

Mrs. Diane Lauer:

Mrs. Sarah Melchiorre:

Mr. Doug Sanders:

Ms. Brianna Lindway:

Mrs. Kathleen Belsole:

Mrs. Katie Mantel:

Facebook and District Emails!

Please follow us on facebook and to email us at if you want to be added to our district email list if not already on it, these are the emails our secretary Mrs. Orns emails out!


Please check PowerSchool regularly. It is a great tool that allows you to see in real time how your student is doing. Login information and directions was sent home with midterms. If you have any problems or questions please see Mrs. Fisher

News From the PIE Guy!!

Enews and Updates

March 2020

College and Career Ready, Set, Go (CCRSG) is a program for middle and high school students focusing on career exploration, career preparation and family involvement.

Scholarship Opportunities for Middle School Students and Older

All About Education Scholarship

This scholarship is open to students ages 13 and up. Students need to describe why scholarship money would make a big difference in their lives in 250 words or less.

Amount: $3,000


Deadline: April 30


Attention Parents and Caregivers of High School Seniors and College Freshman

Ruth E. Roach Memorial Scholarship Fund

Th deadline for this excellent scholarship opportunity is April 1st of each year. Each applicant may apply for only one award per year. To be eligible to receive an award you must be:

- a U.S. citizen

- accepted at an accredited, post secondary level school in an accredited program at that institution.

Current college students may apply as well. Award amount is determined by the number of eligible applicants. The scholarship is renewable.

Learn more at:

Community Partner Spotlight

FirstEnergy of Toledo's 10 regulated distribution companies form one of the nation’s largest investor-owned electric systems, based on serving 6 million customers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic regions. Stretching from the Ohio-Indiana border to the New Jersey shore, the companies operate a vast infrastructure of more than 269,000 miles of distribution lines and are dedicated to providing customers with safe, reliable and responsive service.

First Energy of Toledo has generously granted Partners in Education funding to develop and facilitate It's Electric Parent Engagement events in a number of area schools.

Thank you First Energy!

Thank you funders and business partners!

CCRSG is funded by Lucas County Job and Family Services, FCA Foundation, The Mark Makulinski Family Foundation, Marathon Classic Foundation, Auto Dealers United For Kids Foundation, KeyBank Foundation, First Federal Bank and First Energy Foundation and by schools receiving programming.

Additional resources provided by a host of businesses including Rouen Automotive, Taylor Automotive, Principle Business Enterprises, ProMedica, PTI, Inc, Association of General Contractors NW Ohio, IBEW Local #8, Keep Toledo Lucas County Beautiful and more.

Thank you to the following

school partnerships:




Family Time Career Exploration

Science You Can Practice At Home from the Paper and Pulp Industry

Toothpick Star Experiment

Toothpick manufacturers steam birch logs to make them easier to cut. This is a simple yet interesting table trick courtesy of Steve Spangle that you can do at home to experiment with wood fibers. Using simple and easy to find materials, follow the video and directions below and see if you get the same result they do. After completing the Toothpick Star Table Trick make sure to read why you got the results that you did.

Click here for Toothpick Star Table Trick Instructions

Environmental Science You Can Practice at Home

Landfill and Recycling Experiment

Have you ever wondered what types of things decompose when they are sent to a landfill and what types of things don't? Our landfills are filling up fast and it is important to recycle whenever we can to avoid land pollution.

On the first link below you will learn about land pollution and the second link will introduce you to an experiment to show you how fast things biodegrade when they are in the earth.

Click here to learn more about land pollution

Click here for landfill experiment from NASA SciFiles

Learning at Home

Educators will tell you that continuously practicing skills in math, writing, reading, and other subjects help students retain knowledge. Here are some resources you can access electronically.

Check out this Khan Academy link. It was provided specifically for school closures and makes a schedule for learning for each grade level:

Click here to go to Khan Academy website

This is a document from the National Parent Teacher Association that will allow you to assess what your child should be working on in each grade along with suggestions of what to do with them at home:

Click here

Finally, learning should be fun! How about taking a tour of a world renown museum to broaden your child's horizons:

Thank you Terry Crosby and Taylor Automotive Group!

Learn more about our College & Career Ready program

Dave Conover of Northwest State University shows Horizon Science Academy 5th graders the way hydraulics work.

Students at Whittier Elementary learn how to work as a team in a problem solving activity called "Crossing the Peanut Butter River."

Adam Cassi of Keep Toledo/Lucas County Beautiful speaks to a class of Rosary Cathedral students about recycling and careers.

Rick Jimenez of IBEW Local #8 works with one of our Sunbridge Schools families. They are making a flashlight to understand how electricity works at the "It's Electric" Parent Engagement event.

Field Trip Fun!

Every year the College and Career Ready, Set, Go program takes students on field trips to work sites or colleges. Once students are enrolled in the program they are eligible to go on these field trips.

During field trips, students get real-world experiences at places of work and in college and university departments. Students speak with managers, workers, faculty and staff to learn details about the work involved in specific jobs and what to study in school to be prepared for careers or college upon graduation.

Classroom Learning

Our classroom lessons are 45-60 minute sessions during the school day. We go into classrooms twice per month from October through May to deliver Ohio Standards-Aligned Lessons to get students high school and career-ready.

Lessons focus on communication skills, goal setting, financial literacy, time management skills and much more.

Career Mentors

CCRSG connects students with career mentors. These volunteers come into our school-day sessions to share their career journey plus resources and information about how to be successful in well-paying, in-demand careers in our region.

Some of the Career Mentors this year were Mike Smith of Promedica, Adam Cassi (see photo on left) from KT/LCB, and Terry Cosby from Taylor Automotive. Each speaker brought their unique message to the students

Family Fun Festivals

College and Career, Ready, Set, Go provides hands-on Parent Engagement event for our school partners. One of this year's themes is It's Electric and our hands on activities included static electricity, circuit boards, power sticks, creating a flashlight, and a making lighting with a Tesla coil.

Our goal is to get families to learn about career opportunities together by engaging in real world, inquiry-rich activities with area experts and career educators. We had volunteers from the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #8 (see photo on left) working with families on electricity projects.

Helpful Community Resources

If your family could use some extra assistance due to changes in your children's school schedule or your work schedule because of COVID-19, United Way 2-1-1 is a comprehensive, accurate, up-to-date community resource for all non-medical related questions.

Community Resource Advisors are available 24/7 to answer any and all questions. Just dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898-211, or chat online at

And United Way 2-1-1 has begun taking food reservations from parents or guardians can call 2-1-1 and reserve meal packs for children in their household. Meals will be distributed by Toledo Public Schools or at Connecting Kids to Meals sites.

Resources for Educators

The AMLE Collaboration Mini-Grant

Sponsored by the AMLE Foundation Fund

The Association for Middle Level Education Foundation Fund is awarding two $3,000 Collaboration Mini-Grants in 2020 to middle school educators who have taken leadership roles in developing collaborative projects both within and outside of schools. Recipients of this grant will receive funds to enhance an existing collaborative program or to institute a proposed program. Recipients will be recognized at the AMLE Annual Conference and must present about their collaborative project at a concurrent session. Each grant winner will receive one complimentary conference registration and up to $1000 of the award funds can be used to defray the expense of attending the AMLE conference.

Any professional member or school that has been an AMLE member for 12 months or more may apply. To download the application and view submission criteria, visit

Applications are due April 15, 2020. Contact Reed Steele if you would like to submit a grant with Partners in Education's College and Career program.

CCRSG is a program of Partners in Education |