MoES Quarter 4 Newsletter
April 13, 2020
I want to extend my deepest and most sincerest gratitude to each and every one of you. During these unprecedented times you are faced with more and more challenges in an ever-changing world. In addition to the adversities you face, you are now providing a structured environment where your child can access learning. Although we may not be able to come in close contact with you, we are here to support you. If there is anything we can do, please contact the school 240-236-1400 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are in this together.
We currently do not know the extent of school closure beyond Friday, April 24th. As we receive more information, we will be sure to communicate the details with you. Please stay connected during these times with your child's teacher, the school, and members of your community. It may be through email, phone calls, or virtually but we all need the support of each other to rise up during these trying times.
Since communication is through various modes it is critical that we have updated phone numbers and email addresses in our system. If you recently changed any of your contact information, email email@example.com.
We want to ensure that everyone is provided with the information as it pertains to school closure, continuity of learning, and most importantly to stay connected to you and your child.
We are in this together and we will RISE UP!
The Kids are Home.....Now What? Making the most of school closure
Work Packets: Available in the cafeteria Monday-Wednesday from 8:30 am - 9:30 am and 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Packets can be scanned or pictures taken and emailed to the teacher at the end of each week.
Online Learning: This is still the BEST format. If you have the means, I strongly encourage you to utilize the continuity of learning through the internet. If you are having technical difficulties, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are still in need of a device, please email me at email@example.com or call the school at 240-236-1400.
Report cards for Quarter 3 will be mailed out on April 22nd. Grading criteria for Quarter 4 will be released by FCPS in the upcoming days. Please be on the lookout for this F.O.F message.
Although we are sending home work for your children, the days are long when school is canceled. We also wanted to put together some suggested schedules and resources for you to help the days pass more productively.
PATHS Students of The Month
Huether: Kheira Barro and Samuel Carmack
Kraft: Ethan Sanchez
Zamora: Faith Wilson
Fields: Devine Sosoo
Loomer: Brielle Williams
Irons: Anthony Trejo
Wells: Brian Bruchey
Henry: Sanique Raby
Dowd: Savannah Masser
Legg: Grayden Lake
Higgins: Sophie Thomas
Douds: Jordan Kane
Poland-McMahon: McKayden Roseby
Moore: Hamzah Wangabi
Katsifis: Marianni Mejia
Berg: Eli Diggs
Magolon: Razhlee Thompson
Baugher: Ryan Clary
Sinclair: Roman Singletary
Hargett: CJ Beaucage and Gianna Shippey
Soward: Isiah C
Wise: Jonas Hubner
Greene: Jacob Jackson
Neverosky: Angelique Barrera Menendez
Grade 5 Students
2020 Summer Camp: FCPS World Languages Department--> Crestwood Middle School
July 6th - 9th and July 13th - 16th 8:30 am - 2:00pm
Learn basic phrases, numbers, colors, and names of foods in ASL, French, German, Latin, and Spanish.
Registration Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020
Limited to 100 students
A Sample Day with Ideas to Help Fill the Time
*Disclaimer: what follows is a pretty packed day with a lot of transitions. The purpose here is not to impose a structure but to offer ideas for how to break up the time. Think of it as a menu of options; pick and choose what works for your children and your family.
8:00 Make breakfast together and watch morning announcements
9:00 An hour of schoolwork (ELA and Math)
11:00 Exercise/Yoga/Mindfulness Activities
12:00 Make lunch together
1:00 A half hour to an hour of schoolwork (Science/Social Studies and Specials/PATHS)
2:00 Exercise/Yoga/Mindfulness Activities
3:00 Healthy Snack
4:00 Family Time (Movie, TV, Game, Activity, Reading)
Baking = great STEM learning
After you've done all the measuring, then you can think about the chemistry of cooking. At what temperature does butter melt? Or water boil? You and your child can generate hundreds of questions and answers about math and science by the simple act of making cookies.
Then, once those cookies are made, there are all kinds of story problems! If everyone in the family gets an equal number of cookies, how many cookies does each person get? What about the ethical dimensions of cookie-making? Who should get the most? The person who cooks? Who cleans? Who buys the groceries? Or should everyone get an equal amount? Or should we freeze them and give them to Mr. Barnes when we see him?
Great topics for studying together
1) Finish our unit of study for Women's History Month: research a woman and define the contribution she made to you, our society, and/or our world.
2) Research various board games and how they were designed/created. Design your own board game and play with your family.
3) 50 years ago Apollo 13.....check out the relentlessness that the crew had to have in order for them to return home.