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Scholastic Books: Note from Miss. Aguiluz

Dear Family,

Now more than ever it is so important for your child to have books in the home. Plus our class gets FREE books with every order!

All books ship to the school, and I will coordinate with you for book pick up.

Thank you for encouraging the love of reading!

Miss Aguiluz

How to Order…

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Scheduling

We are following our regular master schedule (attached below and posted on PSL). There were some changes to Friday’s schedule, so please take a look. Note that Friday’s snack is from 9:45-10am – classes start again at 10am unless you have a break. Optional Enrichment classes use the whole group zoom link. Schedules specific to each homeroom have also been created and are attached to this email as well.  We created two options so that your family can choose the one that works the best for you.  All schedules have embedded zoom links so that students can click directly on the link to join the appropriate Zoom. We have also included visual icons that are embedded with the Zoom links to make it easier for you and your kindergarteners!
Please take some time this weekend to show the schedules to your child.  It is our hope that with some initial adult guidance and continued student practice, a routine will develop.  The goal is for all children to be able to independently move from class to class without assistance.    

 

Tech Issues

If you are experiencing tech issues, please email helpdesk@sp-apostle.org for assistance (PSL, Seesaw, Classlink, etc).

 

Mystery Readers Wanted!

Surprise our students by being a “Mystery Reader” this year in our classroom. All Parents, older siblings, grandparents, relatives, or other family members/special people are welcome to be our “Mystery Reader”! Students LOVE having someone they know come visit their classroom to share in our learning by reading a favorite story aloud to our class. Mystery readers must bring a book or two from home. Each Friday slot can have 2 readers, one from 8:45 – 9:00 and another from 9:00-9:15. Please review the available time slots on our signup genius page found on PSL. Thank you in advance!

 

Adventures with Jesus

Each week, two students will be selected to embark on Adventures with Jesus! Every student received a laminated Jesus in their Kinder supply bag. If you cannot find yours, please email your homeroom teacher. When students are selected, their special job will be to document any fun things that they do with Jesus throughout the week. Then, students will have the opportunity to report back to the class and share all about their adventures with Jesus. Some things you can do with Jesus are: reading, going on walks, going on bike rides, etc. We ask that students document a few of their favorite things they have done with Jesus by drawing pictures, writing about their experience, taking photos, etc. Be creative and have fun! We look forward to hearing all about your Adventures with Jesus!
 
Blessings,
Kinder Team
 

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Hi 2nd Grade Families!

A message from your 2nd grade teachers:

We wanted to send you the list of items families will need for their Optional activities so that you have more time to get the materials. Next week we will be doing Shadow Art in STEAM so families will need the following materials:

Shadow Art:

Necessary Materials:

-Sidewalk chalk (different colors!)

Optional Materials:

-A poster or butcher paper

-Flashlight

 

Additionally, Mr. Sanchez is planning to start our first experiment/exploration/investigation which will involve growing plants. We wanted to give all the families a heads up and a list of materials they’ll need for that as well:

Plant Growing Activity:

-Lima Beans (at least 3)

-3 small plastic cups (should hold 5 oz minimum)

-Measuring cup that measures in mL(milliliters)

-Soil

-Marker

-Ruler

-Masking tape

Finally, we will be making some minor changes to the learning schedules to allow for longer Spanish lessons. So if you could please check the schedule for next week on PSL, we’d appreciate it! We’ll have the new schedule finalized by the end of the week 🙂

Thank you,
Mrs. Amos, Ms.Portman and Mr. Sanchez

4th Grade Summer Scrapbook


 

The 4th Grade Summer Scrapbook is here!  

See your friends happy faces and check out what they were up to this summer.  

Thanks to EVERY family for sending photos.

– Liz & Devony

(It may take a moment to load:)

4th Grade Scrapbook (1) 2

 

 

Outreach Concern Counseling Services

We are pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year, Outreach Concern Inc. has contracted with SPA to provide counseling and support services to help our students meet their potential. Ms. Mandi Duncan and Ms. Eri Ashlock will be available to work with our school community beginning today, and will remain with us through June 2021. Counseling can provide a student support and direction with their academics, develop an understanding of the behavior they demonstrate and how it may impact themselves or others, help a student control their emotions, or improve social skills. Sometimes a child’s behavior can impact their ability to succeed both in and outside the classroom. This is where counseling can help both the student and their parents focus on meeting whatever needs are identified to support their success. Students may need to see one of the Outreach Concern counselors:

  • If the student feels sad, confused, shy, angry or anxious.
  • When changes in the student’s environment affect their well-being.
  • When a student’s family circumstances change.
  • When influences distract or cause a student to feel anxiety, fear or concern.
  • When a student experiences a loss of a family member, friend or pet.
  • When home stressors affect school performance, behavior or social life.
  • When a student is consistently absent from school.
  • When a student struggles academically.

Partnering with parents and teachers, the school counselor’s goal, much like yours, is to support your child in identifying whatever problem or concern is keeping them from achieving success, enhancing their self-esteem, confidence and motivation. If you would like to request the services and support of our counselors, please note the following guidelines:

  • Parents can go online to outreachconcern.org
  • Complete the online Consent Form below. Forms at the moment will be in English and Spanish.
  • You will be asked for your first name, last name and email address, then hit submit.
  • You will then receive an email with a document from “doc u sign.”
  • At that point you should complete the necessary information on the Consent Form and be able to submit the form.
  • An email will go to the Outreach Concern office and they will update the google doc with the student’s information under the tab “Consent Forms 20-21”

Please use the following “referral links” if you would like your child to have access to the SPA School Counselors this year.

 

 

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