I hope you all are enjoying this weekend time together. It sure is different from all other years when I would be practicing my flute to march in the Memorial Day Parade and then enjoy a family cookout with all of our favorite delicious food dishes. We’d even have a pool filled and have great fun splashing everyone. Then we would all pile in cars to take flowers out to the cemetery where we would honor other family members. This year we will create a new day, still honoring and celebrating family. I would love to be with my grandchildren but we will FaceTime at some point. Next year will be different.

All of the teachers are putting in grades each week, reflecting participation with assignments. The grades will tabulate in:

M=Meets Completes all assignments

P=Progressing Completes most assignments

LP=Limited progress Shows little or NO participation with assignments

Most of my class is doing exceptionally well with turning in their work and it is of good quality. (Good job parents!!)

The special area teachers are also inputting grades and mentioned yesterday that about 250 students of Howard student population, have not completed any of the assignments in ART, MUSIC, or GYM. Those students would then receive a grade of LP. So, at this point, I would suggest that you choose 1 assignment in each of the special areas (ART, MUSIC, GYM) and submit an assignment. Grab one this weekend and submit it to Mrs. Thomas (ART). Mrs. Bagnell (Music), and Mr. Haliburda (Gym). The special teachers have asked for help with this so that they don’t have to give out 250 grades of LP. Speaking for them….THANKS!

If you have not yet submitted work for 5/18-5/22 please submit assignments. I have next week’s calendar all ready but will wait to post on Monday so you will take a break! Otherwise, I know you’ll be right at it. 🙂

Thanks for all you are doing. I really appreciate each of you. You are amazing. Hug my kids for me please.


Mrs. Smith