I continued to be thankful to serve a school community that supports each other, is helpful and looks for the best in all people. I wish you all the very best this week and hope that you take a few moments and share with those that you are thankful for having in your lives!
VA/Plan A In-person and Asynchronous Info Wind Down Wednesday: Ms. Kronen, Mrs. Judge-Lenkeit, and I did a presentation about Asynchronous days, Virtual Academy and Plan A (in-person) to provide information about both options. Recordings found at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OES4Ad4kC9GN_nGFc3Fhp-g3XlkXfp4H/view?usp=sharing
WCPSS Wellness Training --- Open to all families, caretakers, and students - What? Supporting educators, parents, and caretakers by exploring the concept of resiliency and how to utilize wellness skills to restore balance to the mind and body. Wellness Training days and times.
2020 Book Fair!
Underwood Families, your mission if you choose to accept it is . . . . to get ready for the 2020 Mission Possible Book Fair! Our first ever virtual book fair will begin Monday, November 30th. Be on the lookout for information on how to set up your family account, book fair themed events and ways to donate.
This week on Wednesday will be our first district asynchronous day. Teachers will be taking attendance three times: morning meeting, Math (students are to do Dreambox for at least 30 minutes) and Reading (iStation for at least 30 minutes). Teachers have created a schedule for the day that could be followed, but for them to be counted at school these three things will need to be completed for attendance for the day. We use this data to make instructional changes and plans to support your child in ELA and math. November 23 and 24 will be the next two days for your child(ren).
Foundation - Be sure to connect on Facebook: Underwood GT Magnet Elementary Foundation for a surprise announcement to come! We will be showcasing Underwood’s 35 year magnet history as we set our intentions on raising $10,000 between now and Giving Tuesday. All donations are tax deductible as the Foundation is a 501c3. The funds raised go directly to Underwood and provide flexibility in hiring/retaining needed staffing positions that aren’t provided by state and local funds. VisitUnderwoodGives.givesmart.com to donate!
PTA -- Thank you to all those that have donated to the PTA. Some of the funds raised by this event (and other donations) will be used to provide additional PPE for in-person, additional technology tools to be used for in-person and Virtual Academy, and additional items for individual use. To donate or find out more information about the PTA -- https://underwood.new.memberhub.store/.
Wishing you well!
Travis Shillings, Principal