POSTPONED DUE TO TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES – MOVIE NIGHT TUESDAY, JUNE 23RD AT 7:00 PM

UPDATE: Thank you to our friends that were so patient while I tried to get the movie to work. Please check our Teams page for updates about the Movie Night. My deepest apologies that it did not work out tonight.

 

Hello Division 8,

Join us tonight at 7:00 pm on Microsoft Teams to help celebrate the end of our unusual school year.

WHO: Division 8 (your families are welcome, too!)

WHAT: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

WHERE: From the comfort of your home; find somewhere comfy to watch.

WHEN: Movie will start at 7:00 pm, if you join us later just remember to mute your mic. If you want to chat before the movie begins you can join the class chat at 6:45 pm.

WHY: Let’s celebrate the end of the school year and beginning of Summer Break!

HOW: Join us on Microsoft Teams on the Chit-Chat channel.

I hope you can join our class celebration!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YEAR END

Hello Division 8,

As the school year winds down there are some important dates and pieces of information that you will need to know.  An email from the school was emailed out to families last week.

IMPORTANT DATES

  • Last  student package pick-up for all students (student work from the school year to be picked-up):
    • Friday, June 19th 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • Last day for students attending class in school as well as class video-chats on Microsoft Teams:
    • Tuesday, June 23rd
  • Report card pick-up:
    • Wednesday, June 24th 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
      • I will be handing out report cards in-person on Wednesday, June 24th from 9:00 – 10:30 am. If you are able to make it at that time it would be great to see you.
    • Thursday, June 25th 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Last day for Hot Lunch:
    • Thursday, June 25th

BORROWED LAPTOPS

  • We ask that you keep the device safe and secure for the duration of the summer. Students can continue to use the laptops for either personal or school-related (summer session) purposes; there is an expectation that students care for their devices as they will play a crucial role in learning in the fall.  If you have any plans to move, please let me know, as any borrowed devices would need to be returned to the school.  If you no longer have use for the device please let me know. More information will come in September.

I hope you are able to make it for the report card pick-up next Wednesday, from 9:00 – 10:30 am, as it would be lovely to see you before the Summer break.

 

WEEKLY CHECK-IN SURVEY

Hello Division 8,
Last week I was able to have weekly check-ins by phone or video-chat. Moving forward, I would like to have group weekly check-ins so that our class can see each other, if only online, to connect. June is a month that we celebrate the year and the community our class built together over the year.  This is even more important as we have been learning from home since Spring Break.  You have mentioned that you miss your friends and classmates, and I do, too.  I’ve been trying to think of a way we can connect with each other as a class for the rest of the school year.
I have put a survey up on our class Team, on the Circle Time page, asking for feedback from students about how they would like to connect with me for the remainder of June. You can access the poll here. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and will help decide how we move forward, together, for the remainder of the school year.
 If you have not already gone on Teams, please do so. If you need any assistance do not hesitate to let me know and I can help with the process.

RETURN TO SCHOOL – MONDAY, JUNE 1st

Hello Division 8,

As you may have heard Edmonds will be opening on Monday, June 1st for students to return to class. This is completely optional and families are asked to make the best decision for their family. Students will not be penalized in any way if you decide to continuing learning at home. All students will complete their year and move on to the next grade. I have had some students quite worried about this.

If you are in grade 3 right now you will be in grade 4 in September.

If you are in grade 4 right now you will be in grade 5 in September.

If you are coming back to school it will be not the same as when you left for Spring Break, it will be different. Areas of the school may look different and our classroom will look different.  The school district, and Edmonds, will update you on most of these changes while other changes that are classroom specific you may not learn about until you return.

If your family has decided that you will be returning to school on Monday, June 1st it is extremely important that they let the school know. You can call the school at 604-296-9012, email Ms. Cappelletti, or Mrs. Postulo to let us know. We have a lot of work to do this week getting our school and the classrooms ready for returning students and it is important that we know exactly who is, and who isn’t, returning.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to inform the school. Your information allows us to keep students and staff safe.

STAYING CONNECTED

Hello Division 8,

If you haven’t had a chance yet to check out Microsoft Teams with a parent or guardian, try and find some time this week. Teams provides you the opportunity to talk to our friends from class, share funny  jokes and riddles, participate in Circle Time, and write our journals online. We have about half of our class on Teams right now and it would be great to see our whole class.

Announcements will be made through email, our class website, and on Teams. If you aren’t on Teams you will still receive important information.

Our class website is meant to be a ‘home base‘ where you can access links, resources, fun activity ideas, as well as our calm music and fireplace.

Our class Team  is meant to be a place to connect with each other,  chat, share a laugh or photos of fun things we’ve been up to. If you are having any trouble signing up for Microsoft Teams click here to watch a helpful tutorial video Ms. Van Poele created for Divisions 1-3.

 

DEAR DIVISION 8

In February, we learned about self-affirmations.  We discussed how hard it can be to remember all of our wonderful, positive qualities when we are feeling down.   On Valentine’s Day we didn’t write Valentine’s Day cards for others, we wrote them for ourselves. We put our self-affirmations on the front of our lockers, or inside our lockers, as a positive reminder to see every day.

Just in case you forgot, self-affirmations begin with “I am ” and you can chose a positive word that describes you, such as I am peaceful. 

While we are unable to be together as community right now, it is really important to me that you remember your self-affirmations and believe them.  Remember that I believe them, too.

 

Dear Division 8,

You are AMAZING

You are KIND

You are CREATIVE

You are SMART

You are LOVING

You are UNIQUE

You are KINDHEARTED

You are ASTONISHING

You are PATIENT

You are ENOUGH

You are THOUGHTFUL

You are THE BEST!

 

I miss you all terribly.

From,

-Mrs. Postulo

WELCOME TO OUR CLASS BLOG, DIVISION 8!

I’m so glad you are here, I’ve missed you! 

It has been so nice to talk with you and hear your voices.

So many things have changed since we last saw each other. Before Spring Break we talked about what school would be like when we got back: you would be in the same class and I would still be your teacher. Even though we haven’t been able to go back to school the way we used to, those things have not changed. You are still in the same class and I am still your teacher. 

I hope you and your families are taking good care,

 

-Mrs. Postulo