Full-Year Distance Learning (FYDL)

Wednesday Newsletter #23 February 24, 2021

FYDL Parent Virtual Coffee on Wednesday, March 3rd from 2:00-2:45 pm

Our next parent coffee is on the calendar for Wednesday, March 3rd, from 2:00-2:45 pm. During our time together, we will welcome Jeong Choe, the Director of PAUSD's Innovation and Agility. She will be facilitating the conversation regarding the Full-Year Distance Learning program and asking for your input as we plan for the 2021-22 school year.

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 918 3112 7204

Passcode: FYDLMarch

I look forward to seeing you on March 3rd!



Upcoming English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC)

Our next Greendell/Full Year Distance Learning English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2nd at 5:00 pm. ELAC is a committee made up of families of English Learners, school staff, and other school community members to promote school activities and provide information on the PAUSD English Learner program and the needs of English Learners.

The topic of our ELAC meeting will be a discussion on the upcoming Summative ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments for California) assessment and how remote testing is done.

Families are invited to join us on Tuesday, March 2nd beginning at 5:00 pm by clicking on this Zoom link.

Please let us know if you require translation at the ELAC meeting.

We look forward to seeing families there!

Nikole Manou and Shannon Coleman

Black History Celebration Family Fun Night on Friday, 2/26 at 6:30pm

Join us for a high-energy, district-wide, professionally led celebratory online event where our

elementary students will keep the learning and fun going beyond the Black History

Celebration Newsletters and Bedtime Story Night with Black History-focused Bingo, Kahoot, and more with prizes!

Check out this welcome video from our Event Emcee DJ Will Gill (NFL Super Bowl, The Voice, The Kelly Clarkson Show, and recently ranked as the best virtual DJ by the Wall Street Journal) and make song requests here. All PAUSD Elementary School families are welcome to join us on Friday, February 26th, from 6:30 - 7:30 pm. You don’t want to miss this!

Want to participate in Bingo during our Family Fun Night? Please pick up a Bingo Card (one card per student please) on the bench on the front porch of 3138 Flowers Lane in Palo Alto after 10AM on Wed, 2/24.

Zoom link for this event: https://zoom.us/j/98794822028?pwd=N0ZndkRxUUpQT24wWWVHZklpelVTZz09

Meeting ID: 987 9482 2028

Passcode: BHC2021

Prep Rally Video - PAUSD Elementary PTAs Black History Celebration Family Fun Night

Black History Celebration Bedtime Story Night on Wednesday, 2/24 at 6:30 pm

We’re delighted to host children’s author Patrice McLaurin for a district-wide elementary

school-focused virtual author evening visit. Patrice will read from her wonderful picture book

“Have You Thanked an Inventor Today?” At the end of the presentation, there will be a 12-book giveaway with a signed book going to a student participant from each of the 12 PAUSD elementary schools. Books can be purchased before or after the event for a special PAUSD discount as well. Patrice McLaurin’s presentation will take place on Wednesday, February 24th, from 6:30pm - 7:30pm for all elementary school students in PAUSD.

Event Details: https://www.smore.com/z7w82

Zoom link for this event: https://pausd.zoom.us/j/91455422038

Greendell/Full-Year Distance Learning School Site Council Adds a Social-Emotional Goal

Greendell School and the Full-Year Distance Learning Program's Site Council met to finalize our school and program's goals for this year. After reviewing the goals, the site council felt strongly about adding a social-emotional learning goal (SEL) for our students.

Below is the SEL goal that was developed:

"Focus on student and family connectedness in our Full-Year Distance Learning School community. Provide students with social-emotional learning that builds a school culture that is positive and supportive for all students and their families."

In order to measure our progress on this important goal, we adapted a survey for our families to complete now and again at the end of the school year.

Please help us by completing the SEL survey included in this Newsletter.

Thank you very much!

Nikole Manou and Shannon Coleman

Social-Emotional Learning Survey for Families

Lunch Activities


March's Mindfulness Theme: March- Finding Rainbows: Looking for Goodness in the World.

The sessions for K-2 students: Tuesdays from 12:30-12:50

The sessions for 3-5 students: Thursdays from 12:30-12:50

More Lunch Activities

Art Sessions with Kathryn will be "drop-in." No sign-ups needed.

New Sessions begin the week of March 1st!

For grades 1-2:

Tuesday Noon Art

Meeting ID: 81982322718

For grades 3-5:

Thursday Noon Art

Meeting ID: 88365665432

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2021 Black History Celebration!

You’re Invited to Celebrate Black History with Your PAUSD Elementary Friends and PTAs!

Join the Full Year Distance Learning as we team up with the other PAUSD Elementary PTAs to celebrate Black History! There are three ways for you to join in the learning and fun as we honor and explore ways that Black leaders have improved our lives and made the world a better place.

Link to the informational Newsletter sent out on Friday, February 19th.

Upcoming Dates:

March 1st is the end of the trimester. Please look for an email regarding Progress Reports in the coming weeks.

March 15th- Local Holiday. NO SCHOOL!

Reminder! Greendell for Attendance

The attendance email is greendellattendance@pausd.org. This is the best way for a parent to report an absence.

The office phone is (650) 856-0833. Voicemails left on this phone number will be forwarded to the Greendell office staff.

FDL What'sApp Group

Some of the families immediately created a WhatsApp FDL group. To join, please select the following link: https://chat.whatsapp.com/C8VDj4cbM79IA4PFZHTS4d

FDL on Facebook!

Another great way to meet other FDL families is by joining the parent sponsored FDL Facebook group called "FDL parents community." Contact Corinne Haböck at corinne.haboeck@swissonline.ch or for more information.

Nikole Manou

Full-Year Distance Learning Facilitator

Instructional Coach K-5

Distict Office

Direct Link to your Home elementary site

FYDL Social-Emotional Learning Survey for Families