I hope you had a wonderful weekend and enjoyed the beautiful weather we had! It was so warm that Antonia got to run through grandpa’s sprinklers and play in the small pool he has! She was in heaven 🙂 This week as we head into our remote learning, the most important news I have is our materials distribution day tomorrow! I am re-posting the message from Mr. Attee just in case you missed it last week! I have put all the math journals I have left in each bag for the kids as well as the writing journal for them to complete social studies,science and writer’s workshop writing assignments in! Yippee, no more printing and rewriting math!
This week, I will be attending an online training session for our new meeting format called the “Big Blue Button.” I am hoping to learn how to navigate the site this week and try our first class whole group meeting again next week on Wednesday at 12:0pm! Fingers crossed 🙂
I also have more info from my staff meeting this afternoon. Below is a copy of the ABC Countdown to Summer! There is no picture requirement for this because it is just for fun. However, it is a DuVall tradition, so we wanted to make sure we continued it this year! We hope you have fun!
ABC Countdown to Summer!
|A||May 5||Wear your favorite athletic shirt OR make a paper airplane|
|B||May 6||Blow bubbles or play a game with a ball|
|C||May 7||Make cookies with an adult or decorate your sidewalk with chalk|
|D||May 8||Design a card or picture for your mom or aunt or grandma. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10th!|
|E||May 11||Exercise by doing something you learned from your physical education teacher.|
|F||May 12||Facetime or call a Friend|
|G||May 13||Play a board game with someone|
|H||May 14||Wear your favorite hat|
|I||May 15||Eat ice cream or play I-Spy or wear your clothes inside out|
|J||May 18||Jump rope for at least two minutes or do 20 jumping jacks|
|K||May 19||Tell a knock knock joke or kiss your mom or dad and thank them for everything they do|
|L||May 20||Write a letter and mail it to a friend|
|M||May 21||Make something (legos, cooking, blocks, fort, art)|
ABC Countdown to Summer!
|N||May 26||Do something nice for someone or take a nifty trip to a virtual museum https://www.romper.com/p/10-museums-with-virtual-tours-for-quarantined-kids-who-need-a-field-trip-22628260|
|O||May 27||Do something outside or eat something orange|
|P||May 28||Have a picnic or eat popcorn|
|Q||May 29||Quick! Run! Create an at-home obstacle course or go on a quest to find flowers that are blooming|
|R||June 1||Read your favorite story or rock out to your favorite song|
|S||June 2||Wear silly socks or sing a song that you learned from your music teacher.|
|T||June 3||Tell a story to someone|
|U||June 4||Think about 4 things that are Unique about you and make a list|
|V||June 5||Offer to vacuum for your parents|
|W||June 8||Go for a walk outside or do water play outside|
|X||June 9||Do something Xtra special for someone that is Xtra special to you|
|Y||June 10||Eat something yellow or do yoga.|
|Z||June 11||Do Zig Zag art or draw your favorite zoo animal|
In order to assist families with the continuation of remote learning, our staff has gathered student math books that we are planning on distributing on Tuesday, May 5th. At this time, the math books along with some specific grade level supplies (and registration information for next year) will be distributed for each student. Personal items that were not picked up on March 13th will not be distributed at this time. Parents and students will not be allowed to enter the building as the learning resources will be brought to your vehicle by a staff member. We are going to follow the same safety protocols that were used with the chromebook distribution.
Parents will drive up to the bus lane on Francis Street near the preschool door (door 4) on Tuesday, May 5th. Please follow traffic rules and allow for distance between vehicles while the materials distribution is taking place. If your family has multiple siblings in our building, please indicate the names of the students so that you can make one trip.
9:00 – 9:20 Ms. Shapas
9:20 – 9:40 Mrs. Ross
9:40 – 10:00 Mrs. Grahl
10:00 – 10:20 Mrs. Alabakoff
10:20 – 10:40 Ms. Sims
10:40 – 11:00 Mrs. Burke
Break (JIC we are behind)
11:30 – 11:50 Mrs. Morrison
11:50 – 12:10 Ms. Cibasek
12:10 – 12:30 Mrs. Moon
12:30 – 12:50 Mrs. Ranka
12:50 – 1:10 Mrs. Courtright
1:10 – 1:30 Last call if you missed your time spot
I would like to thank our staff for making this possible as they have spent time preparing on-line lessons as well as gathering and preparing these materials to help remote learning continue at home.
DuVall Elementary School
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