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Weekly Principal Message April 26-30, 2021

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April 26-30, 2021

 

Explorer Parents,

 

Good morning!  It’s a beautiful day in Garner!   Here is the weekly update!

 

This Week:  

  • No Asynchronous Day this week:  Have your child login to VA or be present in school if you are face to face daily this week! 

 

Upcoming Events

May 10th:  4th Quarter Interim

May 28th:  5th Grade Science EOG & 3rd Grade Reading

June 1st:  4th & 5th Grade Reading EOG 

June 2nd:  3rd Grade Math

June 7th:  Read to Achieve EOG for select 3rd Grade

June 11th:  Last Day of School & Report Cards Sent Home

 

Positivity Project

Appreciation of beauty and excellence means you value the world's beauty and people's skills. You don't take things for granted.

This is the ability to identify and enjoy that which is admirable in the world. There are three types of goodness in which positive psychology focuses: physical beauty (e.g. a sunset, song, or building); an exceptional skill or talent; and moral goodness (e.g. a character strength). Appreciation of beauty can generate awe; appreciation of a skill can generate admiration; and appreciation of moral goodness can generate moral elevation. All of these feelings (awe, admiration, and moral elevation) help us forget ourselves and find increased joy and meaning in the world.

“Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.“-CONFUCIUS

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

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

1. What are some things that are beautiful and excellent in your eyes?

2. How do you feel when you notice the excellence in things and people around you?

3.Do you think everyone sees beauty and excellence in the same way?

Parents click here for more P2 information, a video, and quotes on Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. Password is P2

1.Why do people have different perspectives on beauty?

2. What is something, or someone, you have taken for granted in your life that you later realized had excellence?

3. How can you practice appreciation of beauty and excellence every day and why is it important?

Parents click here for more P2 information, a video, and quotes on Appreciation of Beauty and Excellence. Password is P2

 

Return of School Materials

This school year we have sent many items home with students to support virtual instruction. Calculators, books, math manipulatives, white boards, etc.  Please return all items if your child is learning In-Person.

 

Virtual Academy students should drop off all materials that are not being used for 4th Quarter instruction.

Please contact your child's teacher if you have questions about what materials need to be returned.

 

That’s It Explorers!  This information has been posted to the school website.  



Explorer Proud, Mrs. Graf