Good morning 6-9, 6-8, 7-5 and 7-6 Families!
I hope everyone is well and has figured out some sort of a routine for our new situation. I will continue to email to my distribution list daily, and it might be helpful if you could point your students in the right direction as well by forwarding the email to them daily OR EVEN BETTER having them go to the teacher webpage to simplify communication routes. .
For today, Tuesday, March 17th:
Has your student joined the Specials Teachers Google Classroom pages? Please ask them to do so if they have not already.
Is your student working on Snowflake Studies? Do you have questions? Do they have questions? Bueller? Bueller?
Over the next few days, communication on Google Classroom will increase as Snowflake Studies finishes up and we move forward to new modes of communication. More on that tomorrow in my daily email.
New business from Monday, March 16th:
Did you need anything from school? If you do, please email me. Fairfax has closed entry to all of their schools. So far Arlington has not, so if there is something you need, I will be happy to meet up with you!
Does your student want a screenshot of their Reading or LA grade? If so, please have your student email me and I'll send a screenshot snipped from PowerSchool. We generally review grades with students prior to report cards so that grades are not a surprise. I have entered a few graded items since the portal was closed.
Old business from my big asks from last week:
-tech agreements sent to your student's homeroom teacher. The homeroom teacher is tasked with collecting and reporting that we have received them. I hope that the technology is working for everyone - so far I have not heard that the devices and/or wifi isn't working for anyone. I will email 6-9 families that I have not heard from at this time (underground bunkers?)
-Snowflake Studies - the students were to work T,W,Th on Snowflake Studies. We will begin new "school assignments" on Friday. I did not receive any emails from any 6-9 students that their Snowflake Studies folders were lost and/or needed to be replaced. The Snowflake Studies matrix of work can be found under your student's Homeroom Google Classroom page. IF your student cannot locate their Scholastic Storyworks, we have a digital subscription for each of them which will be shared on our Google Classroom for 6-8 and 6-9 Reading and Language Arts.
-On the topic of webpages
, I requested that everyone navigate to that page and bring it up by going to "About Us" on the www.stmschool.org
homepage, click "Faculty and Staff", scroll to my name, tap or click on the name, and that will bring you to the webpage.
Last, I wanted to thank the parents for their positive emails and positive comments. It makes a huge difference. We miss the students as much as you (maybe not they) miss school!
Have a great Tuesday.
6-9 Homeroom Teacher
Sixth Grade Reading and Language Arts/ Seventh Grade Reading Teacher
St. Thomas More Cathedral School
105 N. Thomas St.
Arlington, Virginia 22203