Weekly Update - November 15, 2020

Thank you so much to everyone who brought us soup on Friday!  What a lovely and unexpected treat.  We are so grateful to be part of such a generous and caring community.  And Ms. Denise loved all of the cards for her birthday, too.  Our students continue to bring us such joy.  Thank you for sharing your children with us.

This week is conference week.  Monday will be our normal schedule.  Then, starting Tuesday, we will begin each day at 9:00 in our Yellow Cluster Whole Group zoom, with our usual read aloud and check in.  From there, students will have a variety of activities to participate in.  We included a print out of the schedule in the bag on Friday and will be posting it in Google Classroom and on Remind as well.  In addition, here is a link to it: conference week schedule

The schedule lists the activities, times, and which zoom to join.  All of the zoom links are in Schoology.  Please help your child make it to the zoom activities on time and ready to participate as needed.  Ms. Cass and her conference committee have worked really hard to create this schedule and there are a lot of fun events planned.  

The gray boxes are asynchronous work times, and we also put a list of work that our students should be working on during conference week in the bag on Friday.  That list will also be posted in Google Classroom and is here.  Please help your child remember to stay on top of these assignments so that no one feels that they have to work on schoolwork during Thanksgiving Break or ends up too far behind when we come back.

For your child’s conference, we will be using the parent meeting zoom link.  Please try to arrive a couple of minutes early and know that we will bring you in from the waiting room when the conference before you ends.  We will be doing our best to stay on our schedule, (which is here), so please help us by paying attention to time, both before and during your conference.  If it seems like it would be good for us to spend more than 20 minutes with your family, we’ll schedule a second appointment.  

As part of our usual Conference Week tradition, there is still a Book Fair, just a virtual one.  If you purchase $25 worth of books, they will be shipped free to your house.  Purchases support Ms. Pam’s ability to buy books for our library.  In lieu of the normal cluster wish list, they are offering people the chance to purchase e-gift cards for us to buy books for the classroom.  Students always love going to the book fair, and they have created a fun 3D virtual book fair experience.  The link was in Thursday’s Backpack.

Info From Open Hearts: November 18th is the next Open Hearts meeting! If you've never been, Open Hearts is a volunteer group that gives back to the community and lifts people's spirits. Everyone is welcome. Next week, Adrianne Robertson and Rocki Davidson have three projects for you. They are making pet toys out of toilet paper & paper towel rolls. Please gather these materials or pick some up at the office: paper towel or toilet paper rolls, and dry pet food or small rocks. The dynamic duo will also show you how to write letters to Santa through Macy's Make A Wish. Finally, they will teach you how to decorate placemats for Thanksgiving Meals for Culver Palms Meals on Wheels to help uplift and support them during this challenging time. The link to join is in your Schoology course called After School Fun. On Wednesday, grades K-2 will meet from 2:30 -3:00pm & grades 3-5 will meet from 3:00-3:30. 


Expiration Date: 
Jul 30