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  • Welcome back, so excited to start the continuation of learning.  I really miss your children!! I hope everyone has been reviewing their reading and math concepts. I know this is an unusual situation happening in the world right now, but please know I have an empathetic heart and understanding to help you and your child, emotionally and academically this difficult, scary time.  

     

    On that note, please know I am available to help, listen ,and teach both you and your child.  With that said My staff and I will be offering office hours. If you those times do not work for you or your family, I am always available through email, bloomz app, or phone (via text or call).  During our office hours myself orTAs will be readily able to help you. If it is confidential you can let me know and I can go into a separate google meeting or phone call with you.

     

    Also, as a reminder, we will be starting new lessons on Friday, April 3, 2020.  The format I would like to follow is a daily morning meeting live on google meet.  In this meeting I will say good morning to the children and continue our daily school routine with calendar time.  If your child is not able to meet during this time it is ok, I will record the session and he/she can watch at your leisure.  If your child can make that time once or a couple of times a week that is okay too. If your child just wants to say hi to me and the staff alone we can arrange a time to do that also. 

     

    Our lessons will consist of NO more than 20 minutes of a lesson or activity per subject in the following reading, math, social studies or science.  The children’s special area teachers and related service providers will post information on my google classroom as well. If at any time you are feeling overwhelmed please reach out to me.

     

    I will be emailing all the parents a google form to be filled out on topics of technology, worksheets, printers, and surveying what times are best for you.  After the first week, if my office hours are not conducive for all I can always be flexible for times.  

     

    You will be getting a follow up letter/email from me  with your child’s passwords and usernames for google and apps we may be utilizing in our continuation of learning.  I can not stress more that your child needs to log into their accounts daily. I have added an assignment called “Daily check in” that will let me know that your child is attending and looking at the google classroom.  For the first week the check in questionnaire will remain the same, for structure. I will switch up the questions once the children become familiar.

     

    Office Hours:  10 - 11 am daily , and 2 - 3pm daily

    Morning meetings will start at 9:00 am daily, and will run for about 15-20 minutes.  

     

    You can reach me during office hours via phone (you all have my cell), email: michelle.costabile@wcsdny.org, bloomz app, and google meet

     

    Google meeting information for office hours:

    To join the video meeting, click this link: https://meet.google.com/swf-uyoo-qdj

     

    Otherwise, to join by phone,  dial +1 608-571-2821 and enter this PIN: 341 040 587#