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Principal Message Feb. 1-5, 2021

Parent Smore Message

Week of February 1-5, 2021

 

Happy Monday Explorers! Here is our upcoming week and a preview into next week.  

 

A Look at Our Week

 

This week ALL students in Plan B Transition are remote.  Virtual Academy students remain virtual of course.  Asynchronous day is this Wednesday.  Students will complete assignments and no live sessions are scheduled. 

 

Next Week

We will continue to be in remote instruction for all students.  

Join us for our Family Academy:  How to Protect Your Child Against Bullying from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on 2/3/2021.  

 

Looking Ahead

2/8-12/2021:  Remote instruction continues for all students/cohorts.

2/15/2021:  Welcome back Cohort 2 Grades 4-5 students!  Welcome back grades PreK-3rd and regional special education classroom students.  

2/22/2021:  Cohort 3/C Grades 4-5 return.  Students in PreK-3 and regional special education programs return.

2/24/2021: Asynchronous Day.

3/1/2021:  Cohort 1 Grades 4-5, PreK-3 Transition B. 

3/8/2021:  Cohort 2 Grades 4-5, PreK-3 Transition B.

3/15-16/2021:  Teacher Workdays- No School.

3/17-19/2021:  Student Vacation Days- No School.

3/22-26/2021:  Student Track Out

 

Positivity Project

The Positivity Project focus this week is Integrity.  People with integrity are honest and speak the truth. Integrity is doing the right thing when nobody's watching. They practice what they preach and maintain a consistent pattern of behavior aligned with their values. They have the courage not to follow the crowd if it means going against their beliefs. Integrity is closely aligned with the terms of honesty and authenticity. People with integrity tell the truth and have alignment in their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. 

Integrity is vital to individual growth. It is correlated with a multitude of psychological well-being measures. Harmony in your feelings, thoughts, and actions makes you better able to personally grow and achieve goals. Authenticity, and a lack of pretense, also makes you more likable and trusted by others, meaning your relationships will benefit.

 

On a group level, integrity is a cornerstone of high-functioning and sustainable teams, organizations, and societies. If you’re constantly wondering about your coworkers’ intentions, you will have a hard time working with them. This is why we look for politicians and leaders with integrity. We need to believe that they’ll keep their word – or at the very least, readily admit it when they must break a promise. If they don’t, trust and performance fail.

 

“You’re looking for three things, generally, in a person: intelligence, energy, and integrity. And if they don’t have the last one, don’t even bother with the first two.”

-WARREN BUFFET

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

  1. What do you do and say that shows integrity?
  2. Is it always easy to show integrity?
  3. How can a lack of integrity hurt others?

Parents click here for more P2 information, a video, and quotes on Integrity. Password is P2

 

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

  1. Why do you think circumstances can affect your integrity?
  2. How is showing integrity important to building relationships?
  3. How do you show integrity in your life?

Parents click here for more P2 information, a video, and quotes on Integrity. Password is P2

 

PTA Dues

If you haven’t already, please support our PTA. Membership is $6.50 and can be paid by going to this website: https://egespta.new.memberhub.store/stor

 

TalkingPoints:  Please be sure you are receiving our school messages from TalkingPoints.  The platform will migrate over the weekend and some contact information may be lost.  We want to keep you connected and informed, so if you have not been receiving any messages from your child’s teacher or Admin, please contact the school and we will check your contact information.  

 

That’s it Explorers!  Please feel free to contact me at 919-773-7411 or cgraf1@wcpss.net with any questions or concerns.  

 

Your Partner in Education,

Mrs. Graf