Happy Lunar New Year! We wish you a very happy new year and a relaxing break! A few announcements from us. Please do not hesitate to email or call the Office if you have any questions.
1.Celebrate the Lunar New Year with us!
The content of the show is made by students but all editing done by staff. It’s over an hour so watch it together over a meal or as a family activity.
All videos are “Unlisted” on YouTube in your student’s inbox.
2. Travelling out of Washington?
We rely on you to tell us about your travels so that we can set up quarantine learning for your student. To help keep everyone safe (and to keep school open!) please let us know your plans early. We invite your student to audit the virtual class while on quarantine so students won’t fall behind. Sometimes students tell teachers about their travels and it’s always better if we hear from you, first, so that we know our channels of communication are open. Thank you for your partnership!
3. Community Café: The Role of Race in an Inclusive Education
Join us in shaping this conversation so that we can remain a culturally-responsive community. We want your voices to help us define our values and goals in educating the students at our school.
What: Share thoughts and exchanging ideas
When: Tuesday, March 2, 5pm-6pm
Where: Zoom Meeting ID: 848 0040 3333
Who: Jing Mei Staff and Parents
Why: We have differences in how we regard the role of race in education but in order to best represent all perspectives we need to listen and learn from each other
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Meeting ID: 848 0040 3333
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4. Phoenix Challenge is here!
For more information on how to participate please check on Parent Square. You can contact the organizers here: Jing MeiPC <firstname.lastname@example.org>)
5.Progress reports are coming home this week
They will be sent on Friday, 2/12, after school.
K-2 Hybrid students will receive paper copies to bring home.
Virtual Teachers and 3rd-5th teachers will email parents.
In this atypical year we have added an indication “NE (Not Enough Evidence)” as one of the indicators. Areas such as “Science practices” that cover hands-on science experiments and engineering design challenges in the classroom are difficult to assess. If you see an “NE” that just means we do not feel that we have enough evidence to give an accurate grade.
6.K/1 iPAD use at school
Teachers have asked students to bring iPADS to school to support learning. Since we cannot share math manipulatives and fluency readers we rely on using the APPs to support learning in those areas. We will be limiting screen time and be sure to only use iPADs minimally. Please charge your iPADS before coming to school! 2nd graders do not rely on the use of manipulatives or fluency readers so the teachers have not asked for laptops at school.
7.Join the Kids Heart Challenge
Dear Families – We are so excited to be partnering with the American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge! We had an awesome kickoff today and now we need your help! I need you to download the FREE Kids Heart Challenge App for Apple or Android or visit our website www.heart.org/khc to register your child on our school team! When registering, your child will take one of three healthy challenges – Move More, Be Kind, or Choose Water! You’ll earn a FREE decoder wristband and you can CLICK HERE to see what other gifts you can earn! Thank you for empowering our students to have happy and healthy hearts!
Best wishes to you and your family in this year of the Ox!
Mrs. B and Ms. Tan
p.s. See you at the Lunar New Year drive through on 2/27!