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Weekly Message 09/21/2020

September 21-25, 2020

Good morning Explorers,

Happy Make It Happen Monday to you! Here is your weekly update.


P2 for Families

This week’s Positivity Project Character Strength is Open-Mindedness. Individuals who are strong in “open-mindedness”, are willing to actively search for evidence that goes against their own beliefs, plans, or goals. They think through all sides of a problem to fight their “myside bias”. They are more likely to make accurate decisions and are often called upon to provide a balanced viewpoint. Open-minded individuals are good listeners, which paired with reasonable and practical advice, are marks of good friends and confidantes. This strength helps form meaningful and lasting relationships.

K-2 parents click here for more P2 information, a video, and quotes on Open-mindedness. Password is P2

3-5 parents click here for more P2 information, a video, and quotes on Open-mindedness. Password is P2

Grades K-2 questions to discuss with your child this week are:

  1. Do you have to be open-minded to use your imagination?
  2. Why is it important to be open-minded and try new things?
  3. Why do you think it is difficult sometimes to be open-minded?

Grades 3-5 questions to discuss with your child this week are:

  1. What is something you think everyone should try and why?
  2. How can open-mindedness help you in life?
  3. What makes it challenging to be open-minded sometimes?



Important Dates

-All students in K-5 should have received an Interim Report from their classroom teacher on Friday afternoon. Please check your email.


9/23 -School Improvement Committee Meeting is Wednesday at 3:00 p.m.

If you completed the survey indicating interest in serving on a committee this school year, the representative should have reached out to you via email or personal phone call. We look forward to your virtual attendance on Wednesday.


9/23 & 9/28: Asynchronous Times and Days are coming! EGES will offer two sessions on Wednesday afternoons to meet with you and students, finish up incomplete assignments, provide instructional support to students, problem solve any issues, and/or answer your questions. Teachers will send out times to their students via Google Classroom.


10/2/2020 Transition to TalkingPoints App

Upon our return from track out we will begin solely using the TalkingPoints app for all communication from teacher to parent. TalkingPoints is directly connected to Powerschool and provides parents with easy to receive messages from teachers. Parents have the option to respond back and ask questions as well.


That's it Explorers! This message will be added to the school website and go out on the School Messenger. As we move into another school week, I want to remind you that we are here and want to be a support to our students and you. Although you can't pop into the building, we can pop into a google meet and conference with you. It's the next best thing to a face-2-face conference! We also have the guidance counselors and school social worker who are here to support you as well. They are an email or phone call away! Please call the school and we can connect you at 919-773-7411.  Explorer Proud, Mrs. Graf