Buenos dias, Bateman students, parents and staff!
Today is Friday, April 17, 2020.
Dear Bateman Families and Friends,
You did it! You made it through our very first week of Remote Learning! Our educators have been working tirelessly to provide meaningful, differentiated instruction for each of our students but we recognize that there is no way we could accomplish this work without each of YOU!
We want to take a special moment to say Thank You for the hard work you are pouring into your children right now. We know that no two families are experiencing the same thing throughout this pandemic. This is a very unique time that comes with a myriad of emotions. Some of you may be experiencing loss, balancing new work schedules, trying to teach your children, and much more. Trust us - we see you. We hear you. We’re feeling it, too.
That being said, we want to give each of you a big “A” for such a successful first week. You each deserve an A for:
Helping us achieve over 95% engagement with our students!
Picking up technology from the school!
Reading a book with your child!
Encouraging your child to play outside!
Responding to your child’s teacher!
Giving your child (and yourself!) a break when things get overwhelming!
Speaking of grades…
We acknowledge that you are receiving communications from the district around grading policies and we’ve been addressing these initiatives with our teacher teams to ensure they understand what grading looks like for Bateman. Rest assured, Quarter 3 grades at Bateman are only representing your child’s progress up to March 17th and the work that students have been completing remotely will only help their grades. We know that no grade right now is truly reflective of content mastery and want to ensure you that there is more communication forthcoming.
What to expect for next week:
Teachers will be reaching out to set up a time to check in with you for Report Card Pick Up on Wednesday, April 22nd via sign up genius or google forms
Many grade level teams are surveying families and students to check in on the workload of Week 1
You will receive next week’s Remote Learning Plan from your child’s teacher by Monday morning
Specials Plans will be emailed to you by your child’s teacher and links will be provided in Monday’s Broadcast again
There will be no plans for Wednesday, April 22nd to reserve the time for Report Card Pick Up
Please take the time to reach out to your child’s teacher if you need anything at all. We are all to work together and support one another.
We encourage you to try some of these fun weekend activities, shutdown the technology for a bit, and enjoy time together.
Georgia & Kate
Happy Birthday! We would like to wish a "feliz cumpleaños" this weekend to...
Sikander in Room 126
Samantha in Room 307
Sophie in Room 206
Come down to the North Office when we return to school for your birthday pencil!
Student Shout Outs
We are proud of each of our students! Keep up the great work!
To Camila C in Room 106! Camila successfully completed the Sense of Touch lesson for Health class! She even uploaded a video of her blindfold activity and worksheet! From Ms. Walsh
To Natasha R (304) and Milliani C (301)! Way to go Natasha R. and Milliani C for completing the rhythm activity on Pear Deck for Band! From Ms. Soto
To Nicola C. in Room 201! Wonderful job composing on the Song Brush activity! I loved hearing you composition! From Ms. Soto
To All of 6th Grade! Way to go, you have answered over 3,000 questions on ixl this week. KEEP IT UP! From Ms. Helminski
Teacher Shout Outs have been individually delivered! Keep them coming!
If you have any questions or concerns during this time, please do not hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any resources, please pass them along so we can send to share with the community!
Also, if you have pictures with your Blaze Bucks, please send them so we can share them on social media!