Mondays @ 12:00 Noon

Hi everyone!

Based on the form responses Mondays at 12 Noon works well for the majority. I do want to remind everyone that even if you are unavailable to make the live meetings our school community will still be able to see and interact with the posts you make to padlet.

Meetings will take place on Zoom, for security purposes I will email out the code and post it to google classroom at 8AM the day of the meeting.

If you are not familiar with Zoom please check out the instructions below you will need to download Zoom prior to the meeting 🙂

New Form Link

It has been brought to my attention that some of you were having trouble accessing the form. I forgot to uncheck to box that only Dearborn School Accounts could access the form so if you were not logged in through your student’s account you were not able to fill out the form. Forgive me, I still have summer brain right now.

Here is the new link – https://forms.gle/zbDEeXUkhRPD2cr66

I am hoping to post the new meeting time/days tomorrow morning along with instructions for using Zoom.

Help me pick a new meeting time!

Good Morning,

Unfortunately, we ran into tech issues this morning but I really appreciate those of you who logged in to google classroom for the meeting you are so awesome!!

I would like to select a new meeting time that works best for the majority of the class. If you could please help me by completing the following form by 2PM tomorrow so I can select and post the new meeting time!

From now on we will use Zoom for our online meetings, I will post instructions for using Zoom when I post the new meeting time.

https://forms.gle/MdcCm7bzpSpoUZ5e7

Thank you!

Mrs. Davis

Monday Meetings

Hello,

I sent invites to subscribe to my iblog, you will need to confirm so you continue to receive updates. If there is a different email you would like to receive updates to please let me know so I can send you an invite or you can enroll yourself by typing the desired email address under ENEWSLETTER SIGNUP.

I set up google classroom for students this is where I will post the links to complete reading activities and information for live meetings. Students were sent an invite to our google classroom to their student emails.

All students need to do is log in to google classroom on Monday at 9AM to access information for the live meeting (information is not posted to iblog in order to keep it secure). I have also scheduled an email to go out to parents tomorrow morning at 8AM with the google hangout information.

If you were unable to attend the Kickoff event I can make arrangements for you to pick up a physical copy of the book and will also email details for you to access the book online.

If you have any questions please let me know.

I look forward to working with you and your student this year!

Mrs. Davis

One Last Thing :)

We had ordered “Officially a Middle Schooler” signs for all of the fifth graders back in May. Unfortunately, because of delays in shipping they did not arrive until the afternoon after the promotion ceremony. I will be running around Dearborn the next few days to deliver those to your yards. I hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far!

RSVP’s

It has been brought to my attention that some families are having trouble with the RSVP form. If you cannot complete the RSVP form then please email me with the total number of people that will be attending by 3PM today.

Thank you!

Fifth-Grade Promotion Ceremony

Dear Fifth-Grade Families,

I am excited to announce we will hold a small, outdoor, fifth-grade promotion ceremony on Thursday, June 11th at 11:00AM. While this won’t look like a typical fifth-grade promotion ceremony, I felt it was important for the students to be able to celebrate their time at Howe one final time as a class. In order to receive permission from the district there are a few health and safety guidelines we request that you follow.

-maintain social distancing 6 ft apart with people whom you do not live with. 

-wear face masks 

-limit of 1-4 family members per fifth grade students (not including your student) 

-no access to the school building

Chairs will be set up in groups for each family following social distancing guidelines in the grassy area next to the drop off parking lot. 

A huge thank you to Mrs. Fournier for helping to make this promotion ceremony a possibility! 

Below is a form to RSVP and ensure there is enough seating. If you can please submit by 3:00pm on Tuesday.

https://forms.gle/d4XezovkjGYfZZ3H9

Thank you!

Item Pick Up & Instrument Drop Off

Hello,

If your student has a library book or instrument to return please drop off at the school on Tuesday or Wednesday from 9-2. If your student has items they left in their locker or the classroom they can also be picked up at this time. You will not be able to enter the building, items have been bagged for you to pick up.

Please remember to check out the middle school website where your student will attend this fall and subscribe to their blog. Middle schools are posting need to know information. Your student may also get an email to their student account asking them to choose electives. I spoke with students about this on Friday and some had already received the email and some had not.

Because we still cannot gather safely for a promotion ceremony I will be passing out certificates and end of the year gifts sometime the last week of school. I will let you know the date and a time frame beforehand so hopefully, I can see students through the window while I do porch drop-offs.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Have a great week!

Almost Middle Schoolers

Take a moment to subscribe to the school blog where your student will be attending middle school. Middle schools have begun posting important information regarding summer assignments, scheduling electives, and virtual tours. Each school is different so please see their site for more information. If you have questions please reach out to the middle school where your student will be attending.

We are beginning to wrap up our year. I was able to get into the building today to bag up any student belongings that were left behind. I will keep you posted on when you can pick up your items next week. I have eased up on new content to allow students time to work on any late or unfinished work as well as creating their personalized end of the year memory books. Students still need to continue to complete daily activities these are individualized to student levels.

If you have any questions please let me know.

Quick Updates

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I just wanted to say a huge thank you to those who reached out with kind messages and thoughtful gifts for teacher appreciation week! I am incredibly blessed to work with such wonderful students and families. It truly means to world to be part of such a great school community!

I have been returning assignments with feedback to students through google classroom. Overall I am so impressed with the quality and consistency of work students are doing!

I will continue to work on updating the “Student Progress Distance Learning” document I shared with all of you. If you have any questions about the progress you see please let me know.