Dear EVCS Students,
How great was that to see so many different people contributing to School-Wide Morning Meeting today! I want to give a massive shout out and THANKS to Yaeli, Yonatan, Yuval, Manuel, Annabel, Ellie, Craig and Terry for sending in videos to use in this week’s SWMM. Our next SWMM will be on June 1 – and then we will have one every Monday until the last week of school. If you would like to be included please record yourself singing and/or playing any of the SWMM songs and send the video to email@example.com.
And if you would like to participate in this year’s talent show, the deadline to submit performances has been extended to this Sunday, May 24. We have so many talented students at EVCS – I can’t wait to see what you do. Submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep up the incredible work everyone! You’re doing great and I’m so proud of all of you for staying focused and staying positive throughout this unusual time. Don’t forget, whatever happens…
Thanks again to everyone who led us in the singalong today, and a big thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud from their homes! Have a great day and great week everyone.
Dear EVCS Families,
First, I want to thank you for your collaboration throughout each stage of the process of updating our remote learning framework. From the survey you filled out in April to the grade level Q&A sessions last week, your voices were heard and I think the plans that were developed through this process represent this collaborative effort well. If you weren’t able to participate in the Q&A in real time and would like to see the recording, they are all archived here. And as a reminder, you can read the overview of our remote learning plan for the next two months here.
Ordinarily at this time of the year we would be organizing our annual evening open house, when families get the chance to meet the teachers in the next grade level and get a preview of the classrooms, curriculum and expectations for next year. Given all the ways that we are restricted in our ability to do that now, not to mention the unknowns about exactly what next year will bring, we are instead going to use this as an opportunity for parents to have an individual check-in with their child’s teacher. Think of it as an abbreviated version of the parent-teacher conferences we just held at the beginning of March. The intention is to make sure we have clear, actionable goals and next steps for every student, so that we can finish this school year strong. Your child’s teacher will be reaching out this week to schedule a time for your check in, which will happen via phone or video conference.
I hope you are all feeling and doing well. I miss our school so much, your kids most of all. You’re all very much in my thoughts and I just can’t wait until we are all back together again. Please give your kids a squeeze for me.
May 4, 2020
Dear EVCS Students,
It’s been 7 weeks since we were all together at school, and I miss you guys so much! I’ve also really missed our School-Wide Morning Meetings, and even though it was fun to sing the songs by myself for you, I really want to hear your voices and share the music – because that’s what SWMM is all about. So, for the next SWMM I would like to ask YOU to please video yourself singing one of our SWMM songs – it can be alone, with your family, with instruments or acapella (just singing voices). Of course it’s optional – but if you send me a video of you singing a SWMM song, I will try to include it in next Monday’s School-Wide Morning Meeting!
And I have some exciting news to share. Even though our Multicultural Share was cancelled this year, we are still going to have a talent show! Any EVCS student who wants to participate will be able to share a 3-4 minute video recorded performance. We will be sending an email home this week with the details of how it will work and when you have to submit your video by, but please start thinking about if/what you would like to share. Fun!
Also I will be starting a read aloud this week of one of my all-time favorite chapter books, Jenny and the Cat Club. I will place a link in everyone’s Google Classroom starting this Wednesday, so look out for that.
I can’t wait until the time that we can be together again. I’ve been visiting your remote classrooms and I see how hard you are working, and I feel so proud of all of you for your persistence and determination. I know it hasn’t been easy, and that nothing compares to being in school together, but it won’t always be like this. Stay focused and keep up the great work, and we’ll be back at school one day soon!
I want to say a big thank you to everyone who sang loud and proud from their homes! Have a great day and great week everyone.