September 4, 2020

Posted by Marie Palmer on 9/4/2020

Brooks Families,

 

We have completed another successful week of learning! I’m hopeful that things went well for your children as we began full live instruction this week.

 

Instructional Time

 

All teachers have begun presenting live instruction for all academic areas this week. Hopefully your child was present and engaged. I know that schooling at home may be difficult with all the other potential factors you may be dealing with, but it’s important that our students are getting the instruction that is being delivered. If they were not logged on due to not having a device or other reasons, please make sure you are communicating with the teacher.

 

Technology Needs

 

I know we had some technology and internet issues this week, but thankfully nothing too major. If you are continuing to experience technology difficulties or something arises throughout the day, please don’t hesitate to contact the WCPSS Technology Help Desk at 919-694-8100. WCPSS Technology Services has also created a support page for families experiencing difficulties or needing support to learn new tech tools. You can access their website here.

 

Technology Training for Parents

 

Our technology facilitator, Ms. Leab, is in the process of creating parent tech sessions to build the capacity of parents to use the digital tools that students will be using. She wants to make sure that the sessions meet your needs, so to do so, she needs your input! Please take a moment to respond to this brief survey so she knows what topics would be most helpful for you.

 

http://bit.ly/bestrain

 

Counselor Meet & Greet

 

At Brooks, we are very fortunate to have two amazing counselors serving our students and families. Ms. Roberts and Ms. Berreth have already begun meeting with classes to support the social emotional needs of all our students. However, they would love the opportunity to meet you and share their counseling program with you. They are holding a “Meet the Counselor” event on September 8th at 10:00 am and 5:30 pm. They are offering two sessions to allow families to choose which works best for their schedule. If you’d like to attend, you can access the meeting link here: https://meet.google.com/vhi-bgzv-mgo.

 

Join Memberhub

 

If you’re looking for ways to get connected with the PTA and other Brooks families, join Memberhub! The Brooks PTA uses Memberhub as a means of communication with families throughout the year. This platform is used to send out the PTA’s weekly newsletter, provide fundraising updates, provide information regarding volunteer opportunities, and other school-wide information. Please join so that you can be connected.

 

As always, please reach out to either Ms. Taylor or me for support. We are more than happy to answer questions, address concerns, or provide guidance when needed.

 

Thanks, and have a great weekend!

 

 

Marie Palmer, Principal

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