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Celebrating Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week is on Monday, March 1 through Friday, March 5. Here are some ideas to celebrate this special week:

  • Monday, March 1 - Green Eggs and Ham - Scramble up some eggs with a touch of green food coloring.
  • Tuesday, March 2 - Dr. Seuss's Birthday - Grab your favorite hat or make a crazy hat to wear while reading The Cat in the Hat.
  • Wednesday, March 3 - Let's Get Silly - Wear your clothes inside out, backwards, and wear crazy mismatched socks.
  • Thursday, March 4 - Random Act of Kindness - Make a card for someone or do an extra chore to help out.
  • Friday, March 5 - Story Night - Put on your favorite pajamas, get a snack, grab books, a soft blanket and pillow, and have your own cozy family story night.

Please see our Read Across America Week flyer for more great ideas.

Baseball

Baseball registrations are due on Saturday, March 13. We hope to have a season this year even if it may look a little different than in the past. We want to stress that at this time nothing is set in stone. Since the registration process and the formation of teams takes a considerable amount of time, we need to move forward as if the final decision to play has already been made. In an effort to streamline the process and make it easier for parents, we have created an online Google form for registration. No registration fee is necessary at this time. If we do play, we will collect the fee at a later date. Fee’s will be $80 per baseball player or $70 each if two or more kids are playing from the same family and $30 per tee ball player.

Absences

Please make sure you notify either the front office or your child's teacher if your child is going to be absent for either the virtual part or the in-person part of the day. This helps everyone to plan and carry out the learning for the day. Thank you!

Resources to Help

This year has been incredibly difficult for many. It has also been a time in which there has been a great outpouring of generosity. We have several resources available to help, especially with issues of food scarcity/insecurity. If you need some extra help, please reach out. Everything will be strictly confidential. Please let us help.

In Case of a Two-Hour Delay

If a two-hour delay occurs, it would be a 10:30 a.m. start for all students, remote and those in our high needs program. There would be no in-person preschool that day. From 10:30 a.m. on, the day would follow its regular schedule. Hybrid students would still log off at 11:00 a.m. to get ready to come in person.

Transitioning to Hybrid

We will be transitioning to our hybrid model beginning next week, January 18, 2021, for our students in grades PK–2. Students in grades 3–6 will transition on Monday, January 25. While we are super excited to be welcoming students back in person, there are a lot of changes that we made in order to comply with the COVID guidance from the state. We want to make you aware of a few of the more major changes so that you know what to expect if your child is returning to in person learning. These include arrival/dismissal routines, entrance into the building, room re-assignment, bathrooms, and end of day changes. Please view our January 15, 2021, newsletter for more information specific to these changes.

Bus Routes

Bus routes have been developed to accommodate those students who indicated on the registration forms that they would need transportation. The routes are different and the buses have a reduced capacity due to COVID-19 requirements. If you have a change in your needs that will require transportation, please contact the office to have them added. 

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