Stefanik Elementary Weekly Update

Wellness Week and The Rainbow Project

Dear Stefanik Elementary School Families,


I hope this email finds you and your families healthy and well. Just a few updates and reminders for our upcoming week.


This Monday, April 20th through Friday, April 24th Stefanik will be having a “Wellness Week”. During this week we will be focusing on our health and taking care of ourselves and those we love. I have attached a calendar of activities, websites, and projects for you to explore with your families.


Also, we would like you to create something like the children in Italy, Spain and some local towns are doing to send messages of positivity and hope to others. You can write your message in English, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Chinese or any other language of national origin. You must include the following in your work:


❏ Pick a phrase, put it in any language you choose, or use the samples

below:

  • Todo saldrá bien:​ Everything will be alright

  • Juntos Podemos:​ Together we can

  • Venceremos:​ We will overcome


❏ Pick one hashtag: #stefanikstrong #shinebright #weareinthistogether


❏ Create a rainbow: You can make the rainbow using any material you wish. Here are some options of what you can create:


  • Make a drawing on paper and hang it in your window

  • Make a banner and hang it outside

  • Do a chalk drawing outside on the concrete

  • Use yarn, beads or Play-Doh

  • Make a decorated dessert


  • Take a picture or a screenshot of your work and upload it on Google Classroom under the assignment entitled “El arcoíris” - Everything will be alright!- by Monday, April 27th.. You should ​not​ be in the picture.


  • Some of your rainbows will be selected to be displayed at Stefanik. Let’s share positivity with others! I look forward to seeing what you come up with!


*Adapted from project by Shari Hws and Rebecca Lewis, HWRSD

Stefanik Wellness Week Calendar, Remote Learning Packets, and Espark / Lexia Contest Winners.

Check out our "Wellness Calendar" posted below. This calendar is full of activities, videos, projects and links to focus on your health, happiness and reducing stress.

This upcoming week the Chicopee Public Schools will continue remote learning. Our focus will be on wellness. Monday, April 20th is a Holiday- Patriots' Day.


Materials for the next two weeks of work will be posted online and paper copies will be available Tuesday (4/21), Wednesday (4/22), and Friday (4/24) from 9:00AM-1:00PM. Please use the front door of the school. There is also some instructional materials, free books and board games on the shelf for those in need.


Teachers and counselors will be available next week in all capacities to engage with your students to ensure we keep learning alive, in a holistic way! Students’ last day of school is now Monday, June 15th.


A BIG Congratulations Stefanik Stars- we have been named an All-Star eSpark School! Keep Shining Bright! I am so proud of you!


Also, posted below are this past week's Espark and Lexia Weekly Winners! Congrats! Keep checking out our Stefanik Facebook page for updates and pictures of our Stefanik Stars!


We hope everyone is safe and healthy! Any questions please call the school M/W/F from 9:00-1:00 or email Mrs. Theriault anytime at atheriault@cpsge.org.


Have a great day and weekend!

Educationally Yours,


Mrs. Amanda Theriault

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