We have two days under our belts. I am so proud of your kids! They have demonstrated flexibility and resilience as we’re adjusting to new routines and readjusting as those routines are tweaked and improved. They’ve demonstrated positivity and good humor, and I can tell that we are going to have a great year together. I also wanted to update you on a few topics:
Take Home Folder
- Your child should be bringing home a blue folder each afternoon and returning it to school each morning. I encourage you to make it part of your nightly routine to have them go through their folder to check for homework or other items that need to be brought completed and brought back to school as well as returned work. As kids move into middle school next year, they will be expected to ownership for completing and returning work, so it is beneficial to help kids develop a basic habit of managing their papers.
- Please send your child to school each day with a refillable water bottle. Hydration is always important, but it is even more crucial in the extreme temperatures we’ve been experiencing. We are hoping to use drinking fountains primarily to refill bottles rather than having students drink directly from them when possible.
- Our amazing and generous PTC has gifted each student with a breakaway lanyard (pictured below). This can be used to hold students’ masks when they have opportunities to remove them during the day.
- The fifth grade team typically posts weekly updates to keep parents informed about curriculum and other news. These will usually be posted to our blogs on Friday or Monday for the upcoming week.