Happy Friday Ardmore Families,We are moving right into the swing of things! Every morning, we begin our day by partaking in Social Emotional Learning (SEL) time. This time is intended for students and educators to build trusting relationships and learn social skills that will enable them to experience positive learning outcomes. At the beginning of each school year, teachers and students collaborate to develop a classroom charter during SEL time. A CLASSROOM CHARTER:
· Is a document developed jointly by students and educators for how they want to feel in their classrooms.
· Accomplishes the same primary goals as rules- classroom emotional and physical safety as well as clear expectations. However, it supports these goals by focusing on the feelings that everyone wants to experience in the classroom and what everyone can do to cultivate these feelings.
· It provides students and teachers with an opportunity to co-create a positive emotional climate for their learning community, fostering a mindset of empowerment and shared accountability.
As I visited classrooms, I had the opportunity to see many of the classroom charters already developed! In many of the classroom charters, I read students want to feel safe, heard, supported, seen and be able to learn new things, make friends and have a good school year. Having trusting relationships and feeling safe at school is very important for students to engage in learning. We want our students to receive a rigorous education that challenges them and pushes them to be responsible for their learning. When they have trusting relationships with adults and their peers, we can assure students will have a positive learning experience! This is one of our goals at Ardmore and I see our students are off to a great start!
Ms. Arroyo, Ardmore Elementary Principal
|Mark your calendars for Curriculum Night: September 14 at 5:30 pm|
This year we will hold our Ardmore Curriculum Night via a Live Teams Event. Curriculum night will be on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 5:30-6:30 pm. Curriculum Night is an opportunity for families to learn of Ardmore’s School-Wide Focus for the year, family engagement events, and introduce key people at our school. This night also provides an opportunity to meet your children’s teacher and learn about the class curriculum, class routines, how to stay in communication and more.
You may access the Live event via your children’s school laptop, or another device by using the link below. We hope you will be able to join us!
Click here to join the live event: Ardmore Curriculum Night 2021-2022
|Breakfast and Lunch:|
This is a friendly reminder that the Breakfast and Lunch program is free to all students this year.
**Families that choose to send a lunch from home, please know that children can still have a free milk, a side of fruit and a vegetable side. You may let your know child know they may have one at school if they would like.
|Stay Home, When Sick!|
Please continue to help us maintain a healthy and safe community at Ardmore. We ask that you please keep your child home if they are experiencing any illness symptoms. Please follow the guiding chart below if you have any questions of when to keep your child home:
Students should stay home if they have-
Headache; Fever/Chills; Sore Throat; Nausea/Vomiting; Cough/Shortness of Breath; Loss of Taste; Muscle Aches; Runny Nose/Congestion; Tires; Diarrhea.
• Parents should call a Provider for the following:
• Fever over 100.4
• Loss of taste or smell
• Shortness of breath
• Runny nose
What happens is my child presents symptoms at school?
· Student will go the CARES room
• What happens there?
• The student’s temperature is checked
• The Student will remain masked and stay seated or lay down if needed
• Student will be asked about current symptoms and when they began
• Family member will be contacted to come pick up the student as soon as possible and be provided guiding instructions when student can come back to school
• A staff member will stay with the student until picked up by a parent/guardian
• Going to the CARES room does not mean the student has Covid19. However, we are taking preventive measures as guided by State’s Department of Health.
Thank you to all families for your understanding and helping us keep each other healthy at school!
|Family Games Night – October 1|
Bring your family for a night of fun, friends, and food from around the world! The Ardmore PTSA is hosting a multicultural games night featuring Tambolo (Indian), Loteria (Latin), and Bingo (Italian) on Friday, October 1, from 5-7 p.m. on the Ardmore basketball court. Bring a blanket and get ready to picnic!
· Game kits will be provided to each family.
· Prizes will be given to top winners.
· Tasty treats from local businesses will be available for purchase.
This event is open to all, no purchase or donation required (but any donation to the PTSA is always greatly appreciated). Masks will be required, and we’ll have plenty of space to socially distance yet keep everyone in on the action. We hope to see you there!