Jordan/Jackson News You Can Use
May 15, 2020
Contacting J/J During the School Interruption
I hope you are all well. As with everything in life, we continue to move forward in the here and now, while preparing for the next transition. This week and moving forward, the remote learning plans have and will focus on a blend of new material and previously learned concepts, in order to address the Prerequisite Standards. As the plans evolve to meet those grade-level requirements, we are mindful of what remote learning means to families at home. Just prior to the updated guidance, the majority of families who responded to the Remote Learning Survey felt the workload was “just right” or “too much”. As we have been introducing new learning we are trying to strike the right balance between expectations and workload management.
If the workload is a concern for your family, please make your student’s teacher(s) aware of your challenges. As a staff, we are in routine communication, focused on how to best support families and students and guide them to ensure the learning is manageable. Student and family overall well-being is most important.
We will be providing communication regarding more routine, annual transitions, such as second to third-grade and the overall placement process for the 2020-2021 School Year. We are working through that planning and making necessary revisions to some procedures.
Mr. McGovern has asked us to add a letter to this newsletter regarding transition for our Fifth-Grade Students (see below).
Speaking of Fifth-Grade Students - we are “workshopping” some ideas of how we can have some fun with them to celebrate their transition. Just like all planning, we have to remain flexible. Stay tuned!
Take care and stay healthy.
A Note from C.H.A.M P.S.
In order to give families time to prepare for childcare for the upcoming school year, we would like to let you know the C.H.A.M.P.S. program for the 2020-2021 school year is full. After registering current families and their siblings, we had limited openings available. We currently have a waiting list; however, with turnovers being very rare, we will not be accepting any more names for our waiting list at this time.
~ Shawna Leary, Director"
PLEASE CLICK ON THE BUTTON TO VIEW PRINCIPAL McGOVERN'S LETTER REGARDING ORIENTATION FOR FAMILIES OF CURRENT FIFTH GRADE STUDENTS
HOW ARE OUR FRIENDS KEEPING BUSY?
SHOUTOUT TO MRS. FRANKLIN'S CLASS FOR COMPLETING 100,000 QUESTIONS ON IXL!! CLICK THE BUTTON TO ACCESS MRS. FRANKLIN'S SLIDESHOW
IN OUR READING CORNER
Mrs. McCarthy's Weekly Booktalk
Last Week's Estimation Station Winners
The estimation station had 323 students guess the number of apples in the bowl and we had 45 winners! Answer: 15 apples
Every week, your child can look for it on the remote learning site in their weekly learning plans. Estimates will be accepted until 3PM on Fridays; winners will be announced the following week.
Oh Baby, Look How Big They're Getting!
Check out how big the babies are getting and how they're beginning to explore their surroundings!
Polar Bear Cubs in the Netherlands Live Webcam (Cubs almost 6 months old)
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