The MJT Weekly
Friday, June 11, 2021
(Please note the links can be clicked on the electronic versions of this newsletter):
Hello Parents and Guardians:
With summer beginning to be in sight, we have closed our Summer Academy registration and we have a very positive turnout. Look for more information in the future.
Items to note:
-As usual, with any hot weather, we will monitor the heat index, for students when it comes to outside activity.
-There is no school for students on Friday, June 18.
-Students will receive ice cream from our PTO in school on Monday, June 21. Thank you to our PTO!
-Report Cards and Supply Lists will go home with students on the last (half) day of school.
-If you have a hotspot and are NOT a remote learner, please return the item to our school.
A huge THANK YOU to Tyler McClure for donating soil for our garden project with Cornell Cooperative. I also want to thank Dan Daigle and our buildings and grounds for making this happen for our school!
National Flag Day is Monday, June 14. We will honor this day as a school at our PBIS Ceremony this week on Thursday, June 17.
As always, feel free to reach out with any questions. Stay well!
Updated Mask Breaks:
Mask Break Time Allotments and Procedures from now until the rest of the year:
-Morning Breakfast/Morning Routine time
-At the conclusion of each lesson or independent work, students may take a formal drink/mask break for a min of 15 minutes
-Snack time for 15 minutes
-Lunch 30 minutes
-After Recess during drink time 15 minutes
-Before they pack up at the end of the day-15 minutes
Mask breaks can only occur once everyone is seated AND all individuals are maintaining 6ft. Students may also remove their mask when drinking or eating.
At all other times, we are expected to be wearing our masks, students included. The only time you would not have a mask on is when eating and/or if you are alone in your classroom/work area.
- No School on Friday, June 18 and Friday, June 25
- Half-Day Dismissal on Thursday, June 24. Students that want a lunch will receive one.
MJT students (K-2) will be as follows for the half-day:
-Busses at noon
-Parent pick-ups at 11:55 a.m.
-No UPK AM or PM classes this day
-Grade 3 at GES-busses will be dismissing at 11:50 a.m. and walkers at noon.
-PRE K Moving-UP Ceremonies:
-AM classes Tuesday, June 22 at 10:15 am (no outside recess)
-PM Classes Tuesday, June 22 at 1:30 pm (no outside recess)
-Kindergarten Reverse Moving-Up Parade:
-Thursday, June 24 from 10-11 a.m. in bus port
-Please see any updates from the district regarding these procedures. Please note, we follow NYS guidance accordingly. The state has been very active regarding this. Thank you for your patience and flexibility.
PBIS Ceremony (9:20 start)
Thursday, June 17th, 9:15am
This is an online event.
Google Meet joining info
Video call link: https://meet.google.com/upj-udxk-zfp
Or dial: (US) +1 937-770-4067 PIN: 264 218 549#
May, June and Summer Birthdays all included
*Please note that these are just some of the skills that students are learning during the past few weeks.
Letters U, V, W
Retelling a story, identifying the main character, and the setting
Writing last name
- Addition and Subtraction stories within 5
- Comparing objects for heavy and light
- Dictating sentences
- Sight words (completing K list)
- Mixed addition and subtraction
- Word problems
- Weight and measurement
- Main idea
- Word problems
- Writing paragraphs
- Sentence structure
- Descriptive words
- Facts review
Compare and contrast stories and write an essay about them
- If your child is absent and they are able to log into the teacher's Google Classroom for the core subject areas, they are eligible to receive attendance credit for the day. Please make arrangements with the classroom homeroom teacher.
- Given the timing of the absent notification (i.e. child is sick that particular day), the teacher may or may not be able to send you the paper activities that support the lessons until a later time as they will be in the middle of instruction or preparing for it.
- If your child is in a situation where remote learning pertains to them, has internet capability, and is not logged onto the teacher's Google Classroom physically at their specified time(s)-they are marked absent.
Please have materials picked up and returned upon their due dates to ensure timely feedback.
COVID Repeated General Announcements:
Emergency Activity Lessons/packet GRADES UPK-2: In the event of a brief (24-48 hour) closure, an emergency hard copy packet was sent home with your child at the start of the school year with an attached letter explaining this process. These activities arranged by grade level are now also posted on our MJT Webpage for easy access. You may have received updated materials from the classroom teacher. These activities are only for a 24-48 hour closure. After this duration, we will activate our Chromebook deployment and each child will receive their Closure Class Schedule from their teacher for full online/remote learning. Faculty and Staff will be checking in with you and your child during this time.
GRADE 3: In the event of a brief (24-48 hour) closure, grade 3 will use the full remote schedule that was sent to families by their respective teachers. This is due to students traveling with Chromebooks each day.
In some cases, the re-closure work below has been updated by your child's teacher and you have been notified. Please check the Website.