• December's Message From Mrs. Zaccarine

    Posted by Elizabeth Zaccarine on 12/2/2021
    Welcome to December! Our first trimester has ended, we celebrated our first WIGs, had a successful fundraiser with our Night Out books, honored our Veterans in a small ceremony, and we welcomed in our families for Celebrate Reading Night. November was a great success all around, and we are so thankful to all of our students, families, faculty, and staff for making these things possible.

     

    Celebrate Reading Night brought in 66 families, and students left with handfuls of books. We tell our students to read for at least 20 minutes each night, but it is so important that they really have material to read. Our library is a great source for these books and we have books at all reading levels for our students. Make sure your child is reading these at home with you each day. It is really great if you can ask questions about the story or have your child read their favorite part out loud to you.

     

    Parent-Teacher Conferences are tomorrow, 12/2. If someone at home is sick or you do not feel well, please contact the teacher so we can set up a remote conference in place of the in-person contest. Please park in our back parking lot off of Reiman (bus loop entrance) and enter through the main door in the back under the Woodrow Wilson arch. We will be there to help give you directions to the classroom once you check-in. You will receive your child's report card at your conference. We hope these discussions provide a good picture of what we are seeing in school and also what you can do at home to help support your child's growth and progress for the remainder of this school year. Again, if there are any changes in your schedule for conferences, please contact your child's teacher directly. If it is during conference times, you may call the office so that we can assist.

     

    Our Scholastic Book Fair has been a HUGE success so far and will be open all day tomorrow during conferences. Please stop by the library to see Mr. Wiesmore and shop for some books. These make excellent presents for your children and there are great deals.

     

    Our 'Lil Shopper's Shoppe opens next week. 3rd Graders will be shopping on Tuesday, 4th graders on Wednesday and 5th graders on Thursday. We received the shipments of items in this week and are very pleased with the quality. The items are also very good pricing to allow your children to shop for the family for the holidays, if you choose. If your child cannot shop that day, please reach out to your child's teacher to let us know and he or she will have an opportunity to shop the following week on 12/17.

     

    I will be here tomorrow to meet with parents, answer questions, or share information about Woodrow Wilson with anyone who comes to our conferences. If you are not attending conferences in person, and would like to discuss anything, I am always available by phone or email. Please do not hesitate to reach out. Our open communication will help everyone have the best possible school year.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Mrs. Zaccarine

     
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  • WW Remote Learning Letter November 20, 2020

    Posted by Elizabeth Zaccarine on 11/20/2020 4:00:00 PM

    November 20, 2020

    Dear TR and WW Families, 

    The purpose of this letter is to provide our elementary families with our learning plan as we temporarily pivot to remote instruction beginning on Monday, November 23, 2020.

    The District's priority is to resume in-person instruction as soon as we are able to do so in a safe manner and in a way that complies with COVID-19 testing should we move back into the yellow zone.  Knowing that this shift to remote learning is temporary, our priority is to maintain the current schedule for both our remote and hybrid learners that we worked hard to put in place for our children since September.  Our goal is to minimize confusion and promote consistency.

    The current programming for our 100% Remote Students who have been learning remotely since September will remain unchanged as we anticipate this pivot to be short term.  In addition to our hope of returning to in-person learning as soon as possible, we wanted to respect the decision that our parents made who selected and committed to remote learning for the first twenty-week period of time.  We did not want to disrupt the schedule that our current remote learners have been following so again, please note that our current remote learners will not need to do anything differently. 

    The synchronous schedule that we have used on Wednesdays for all remote and hybrid students will continue to be followed for all students as it has been all year.

    To keep the schedule as clear, simple and consistent as possible for our elementary students who have been learning in the hybrid model, the following will take place:

    Cohort A Students:  Students will log into ZOOM following the enclosed schedule on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. 

    Cohort B Students: Students will log into ZOOM following the enclosed schedule on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of each week.  

    On the remote days for Group A (Thursday/Friday) and Group B (Monday/Tuesday), students will continue to log into their Google Classroom and complete their daily work no later than midnight each day.  This is the same process that students have been following all year.  This should continue and is unchanged.

    In addition, special areas will remain part of your child’s schedule using Zoom as well. Please continue to follow that schedule, which will be posted in Google Classrooms. 

    Teachers have been preparing our students on how to join and work remotely for synchronous/live Zoom instruction using their school Chromebook for the past few months.  We did this to best prepare all students should we need to pivot to remote learning.  We are confident that all students are comfortable and prepared for this temporary transition.

    We want to also reassure you that despite the change in venue, we will do all that we can to make sure your children continue to learn and grow.  Our goal is to encourage the children to function as independently as possible at home, and to reduce the stress as much as possible for you and your families.

    Please reach out to us directly if you need any assistance or help navigating this temporary shift to remote learning.  We are here to help all families and support our students so that all learners can continue to grow and shine.

    Sincerely,

         Mr. Jeffrey S. Mochrie                                                        Mrs. Elizabeth Zaccarine

    Principal of Theodore Roosevelt                                            Principal of Woodrow Wilson

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