Have a wonderful day,
Tech and Medicine Pick Up Day - We want to make sure students have what they need to stay engaged while school is not in session. If your student needs a Chromebook or has other needs that we can assist with, please complete the following form (https://forms.gle/nEo1DvmNv4gLkmse9) or reach out to Katie (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Derrick (email@example.com) directly. If possible, please let us know in advance if you plan to pick up a device. Our next tech pick up day will be Tuesday 5/19 from 10:00-11:00.
Tools for Families - We know this time can be a stressful one. Many are trying to balance working from home or being out of work with remote learning and child care. Our Diverse Learner Team and counselor created some ideas for families around boundary setting and sensory breaks. Please feel free to view this at https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WXFCGr-Hvdq67jWWdmfLGUwRakKWXIYlr-AImUN5wWs/edit?usp=sharing
Free eBooks Teachers and Students Can Read at the Same Time - Four engaging eBooks are available on the CPS Libraries website to CPS teachers and students! These books are geared toward grades 5–12, and there is no limit on how many teachers and students read the books at the same time:
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi
- The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo
- New Kid by Jerry Craft
- Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky by Kwame Mbalia
Book Discussion with Dr. Magnuson and Mr. Kimbrough - We are going to read the New Kid by Jerry Craft and want to talk about it :) We invite students to access the e-book (see above) and come to a google hangout to discuss with us. We will discuss chapters 1-5 next week at 2:30 on Thursday. The book is a graphic novel and the interest level of the book is for 4-8th grade. We ask that students sign up at https://forms.gle/UC1yddjPE6cZmhLP6 in advance and we will send the link to them.
Book synopsis: Seventh grade African American boy Jordan Banks dutifully travels from his Washington Heights apartment to the upscale private Riverdale Academy Day School. As one of the few kids of color in his new school, Jordan feels out of place. He doesn't really fit in with his new classmates, and it begins to feel like his neighborhood friends live in a different world. Jordan finds comfort in his art as he tries to navigate both worlds.
Our Google Hangout Norms:
- Be on time and ready to participate.
- After saying hello, please mute your microphone.
- Respect each other and listen when others are sharing.
- Chat is only for discussion related to the topic.
- Have fun!
Principal's Report to the LSC- Please see attached for my report to the LSC.
Virtual Talent Show (Reminder) - We may not be in the Skinner North Auditorium but that won’t stop us from showing off our skills! We are creating a virtual Skinner North Talent Show. Here are the steps to submit: 1.) Set up your camera or find someone ready to film you; 2.) Practice that fun amusing talent you have in your back pocket; 3. Get ready to share! Send your video to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 15 (*all videos will be compiled and shared with our whole community if you do not want your video shared please do not submit.)
Upcoming Dates -
· Virtual Talent Show videos due by May 15 to email@example.com.
· Diversity Committee Meeting - Monday, May 18 at 8:30
· Q and A for Newly accepted parents – Tuesday, May 19 at 5:30