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Principal Message 09/14/2020

Happy Monday Explorer Parents and Guardians!

 

It's a busy week here at EGES and I want to share information about upcoming events and activities with you.

Positivity Project

Last year we adopted the Positivity Project to support our work with Capturing Kids Hearts as it provided specific lessons, resources, and the parent component to compliment our work. So here we go! Positivity Project builds on and strengthens our instructional program and gives parents resources to use to compliment school. Read below to learn about the character trait of the week and view the resources available to you and your child.

 

This week the Positivity Project Character Strength is Teamwork. Individuals who are strong in “teamwork”, work well as a member of a group or team. They are loyal and sacrifice their own individual desires for the greater good. The ability to work effectively within group structures is tied directly to the group’s ability to succeed.

 

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

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

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

1. When is a time that you used teamwork?

2. What are some challenges that can come up when working as a team?

3. Why is teamwork important?

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

1. How does building a relationship with others help build a stronger team?

2. Can you name a time when you faced a challenge alone, that you would have benefitted from using teamwork instead?

3. How do families use teamwork?

We hope that you find these resources helpful for you and your child.

 

Parent Engagement Opportunities

Are you ready? We are! Join us for this at any or all of our parent engagement opportunities. Tuesday and Thursday, Ms. Anderson and I will be leading sessions to get input on the revisions of our school mission, vision, and values. All sessions will be offered at 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday.

 

Our first collaborative parent engagement opportunity With our school year looking so different, we are planning differently to be sure we can continue to share valuable information with parents and families. We have partnered with the Office of Equity Affairs and Family Engagement to offer quarterly sessions focused on important topics to support students and families. Our first session is next week on 09/16/2020. This event will last approximately one hour and will take place virtually. Please complete the RSVP by clicking here: Family Engagement RSVP.

 

09/16/2020 Virtual Family Engagement Session: 6:30 p.m. Parent Advocacy and Engagement in Your Child’s Education presented by the WCPSS Office of Equity Affairs and Family Engagement.

 

09/15/2020: Virtual Coffee and Conversation: Principal Review of School Mission, Vision, and Values for Parent Input 12:30 & 6:30 Please join me and select staff in reviewing our school mission, vision, and values and give input as we draft our upcoming school improvement plan. Click here to RSVP and Google Meet information will be sent to you.

 

09/17/2020 Virtual Coffee and Conversation: Principal Review of School Mission, Vision, and Values for Parent Input 12:30 & 6:30 Please join me and select staff in reviewing our school mission, vision, and values and give input as we draft our upcoming school improvement plan. Click here to RSVP and Google Meet information will be sent to you.

 

09/23/2020 Virtual SIP Committee Meeting: 12:00 Noon Interested in attending and working on a committee? RSVP here and a link will be sent to you prior to the meeting.

 

Want to give feedback to the Whole Child Committee, click here to take our survey:

 

English: https://forms.gle/kbpe6R35CNMbEA2WA

Spanish: https://forms.gle/n9HKLbpNLtvx9cQ27

 

Lastly, we recognize that this time in our lives is full of challenges and needs. We are here to help. If you need to speak with a counselor or social worker, need a referral to outside services, or need assistance during remote and virtual learning, please contact us.

 

Toron Brown, Counselor tbrown18@wcpss.net  

Alice Buckner, Counselor abuckner@wcpss.net

Jennifer Pappalardo, Social Worker jpappalardo@wcpss.net

 

As always, you are our partners in learning. #togetherwearestronger is our motto for the year. Please do not hesitate to reach out should you need me at cgraf1@wcpss.net.

 

Explorer Proud,

Mrs. Graf