Quail Summit Elementary Newsletter!
The School With A Heart!
SCHOOL CLOSURE- Weekly UPDATE
23330 Quail Summit Drive•Diamond Bar, CA 91765
March 23, 2020
Beginning back on Monday, March 16, and now continuing through Tuesday, May 5, all schools and the District Office will be CLOSED. If deemed safe by Public Health and LACOE, schools and the District Office are tentatively scheduled to resume normal operations on Wednesday, May 6, 2020.
Spring Break continues to be recognized as April 10 – April 17.
From the Desk of Frances Weissenberger
During this time I want to make myself available to our families. I will be working at home planning for when we are all back together.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions. If I don't have the answers, I will do my best to find them for you.
We are in this together and when we come out the other side I want you to know our Quail Summit staff will be here ready to step in and help your children catch up on lost learning.
Grade Level Learning and Enrichment during school closure
Reading Tips for Parents
Parent Friendly Tips on Read Alouds by Frances Weissenberger
Tips for Monitoring Reading by Mary Wendland, principal of Collegewood
After Reading Extensions by Westoff principal Sandra Lee
Listening Comprehension have your child close their eyes and listen while pausing to check for understanding. Ask them if they can imagine the story unfolding in their mind.
Benchmark Advance is our district adopted Language Arts program for elementary students. Follow these steps below to get the online program complete with reading material and consumable pages to print and use at home.
1. go to myportal.wvusd.org (clicking will give you log-in directions)
2. Click on the tab for APPLICATIONS
3. Click on App for BENCHMARK ADVANCE
4. Use your child's log-in information
**IF YOUR CHILD NEEDS TO RESET PASSWORD CALL (909)595-1261 X31200
5. Go to MY LIBRARY which will list all the unit books where students can read articles or listen to articles being read
6. Students should select their grade level library
**YOUR CHILD WILL BENEFIT MOST FROM UNITS 1-6 as review. This is also where essential, critical skills are taught and practiced**
Grade level material your child uses at school will show under MY LIBRARY
Link to QS March School Closure Newsletter with links to additional online resources
This includes grade level resources created by our Quail Summit teachers.
Storytime with Mrs. Weissenberger (Will Continue as planned)
Students can join me via Facebook (with parent supervision) to hear me read a story live from my home to theirs. I absolutely love reading to children and this is my way of sharing my love of reading with all our kiddos.
Please join me on Tuesday, March 24, at 7:00 pm for our Facebook Live story time. If you have not done so yet, please join Quail Summit Facebook Group prior to March , as your friend request may need to be approved.
FACEBOOK LINK: https://www.facebook.com/groups/450184219094148/
The hilarious #1 New York Times bestselling picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings...and the danger in suppressing them.
Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can't understand it--how can he be in a bad mood when it's SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can't take all the advice...and has a BIT of a meltdown. Could it be that he just needs a day to feel grumpy?
Water Dept. Art Contest 3r-5th graders
“Water Is Life” Student Poster Art Contest.
Here is a fun opportunity for your 3rd-5th grade students. Click on the link below for more information.
Pleae note: One main change is that we now require entries to be mailed to the District office at 271 S Brea Canyon Rd., Walnut, CA 91789. Due to the District offices being closed to the public, we no longer allow entries to be dropped off.
Both contest deadlines will be postponed until all schools are back in session to give time for the entries to be mailed.
Community Club News!
Hello Quail Summit Families,
The book fair has been postponed. Please feel free to click on the flyer below. There is a link to Scholastic eWallet. You can still support our school by purchasing books from Scholastic online. Books will be sent directly to your homes.
Support Quail Summit Community Club- Amazon Smile
It's Easy...Shop at Amazon and we will receive a % of the proceeds. To sign up just:
- Sign in to smile.amazon.com on your desktop or mobile phone browser.
- From your desktop, go to Your Account from the navigation at the top of any page, and then select the option to Change your Charity. Or, from your mobile browser, select Change your Charity from the options at the bottom of the page.
- Select a new charitable organization to support: Quail Summit Community Club
Or Click on the link below and use your QR Reader to sign on to Amazon Smile and link to Quail Summit
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