Thursday, September 17, 2020

Curriculum Nights

Thank you for the tremendous turnout and show of support during our three Curriculum Nights! 

To reiterate the message of every team, we are committed to ensuring this year is special, meaningful, and impactful for your child; thank you for partnering with us to undertake this endeavor together!

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Our youngest panthers are thriving!

Wanting to ensure as impactful and typical an early learning experience as possible, our preschool and kindergarten teams have worked hard to create small group in-person educational opportunities, while also supporting at home learning. 

Being mindful of screen time and the importance of peer interactions the team has structured activities that prioritize social-emotional development, essential learning for literacy and math, as well as, exposure to fine arts. 
Thank you to our teachers and families for working together to offer the very best opportunities to our kiddos.  Our youngest panthers are rocking their opening weeks! 

Monday, August 31, 2020

Panther Pride Padlet Wall

 Last spring our shared EPS Padlet wall was a phenomenal way to keep us connected, updated, and learning alongside one another.  As such, we want to build on this fabulous foundation for the year ahead.  Here is a link to our new wall, Panther Pride, for the 2020-21 school year.  Help us get started by posting a picture showing your school space.  Whether everyone is hard at work at a desk, under a table, or in a pillow fort we would love to connect over the newfound classrooms in everybody’s homes.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Meeting & Greeting

And we're off!  The 2020-21 school year is officially underway!
It has been absolutely amazing to see and connect again with our families during our meet-and-greets.  We appreciate the tremendous teamwork it takes for everyone to come together and make this a positive and child-centered experience!

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Remote Learning 2.0 Guidebook

Here is a link to our Remote Learning 2.0 Guidebook for Families.  Our guidebook from last school year has been updated and enhanced, just like our remote learning program.  A PDF version is attached below as well.  This comprehensive guidebook provides families with in-depth information and updates on our remote learning plans, as well as, shares a multitude of resources for supporting learning at home.

This guidebook will help support families with the following topics:

- establishing routines and schedules

- financial assistance

- food & nutrition information

- social-emotional learning

- mindfulness (for kids and adults)

- active movement and breaks

- strategies for supporting reading at home

- math games for the whole family

- self-care and mental health

-and much much more...

Our intention is to learn, grow, reflect, revise, and improve the Remote Learning 2.0 model day-by-day and week-by-week until we are fully back to in-person instruction.  Please use this form to share your feedback, suggestions, and ideas for how we can improve this model to ensure we are meeting the needs of children, families, and community to the fullest extent possible.  The form also has room to ask questions;  we will put together a full response for all of the questions shared.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

PreK at the Park

 Our preschoolers took advantage of the beautiful day to get together for a before school meet and greet at Hamlin Park today.  They read books, sang songs, and danced!  Much to the amusement and entertainment of one another, as well as, those passing by!  Thank you to Ms. Hernandez, Ms. LaPata, and our PreK families for coming together (while also staying safely apart)!