Newsletter November 16 202011/13/2020
Dear Families and Caregivers,
Thank you to you and your children for all of your effort and engagement in distance learning! It is such a joy to see children’s faces, or even their little icon when their cameras are off, as I join classes. I am so appreciative of the way our teachers are working together to design processes and content that will be meaningful and effective for children. Please let teachers, or any of our staff, know what is working and what you wonder or need.
Parent-teacher conferences are coming up November 23 and 24. Please check Remind or your email for an invitation to sign up through SignUpGenius that arrived this week (or in some cases, last week). Or sign up with this link through the Beach website Parent Teacher Conference Sign up Link. During conferences, we really want to hear and learn from you! We also have ideas and progress information to share with you. We are eager to learn strategies from you or develop them with you. We so appreciate your partnership. Please think ahead about what is going well, what your main hope or goal is for your child, and what you need from us.
On that same note, our office staff and several other staff and community partners will hold two (virtual) Topic Talk/Listening Sessions for families ~ one evening and one afternoon. We hope you will join us for either that works best for you! Spanish speaking staff will break out to meet with any Spanish speaking families who attend. Please simply click the date below to join the Topic Talk.
Schools can find their immunization reports for Spring 2020 on the PPS Health Services page under Immunizations: Student Success and Health / 2019-20 Immunization Rates. We will update again in Spring 2021. It’s important that your school makes this information available either by sharing a link on your school webpage or sending this information with the link out to parents.
Have you heard about the Beach PenPal Program? Ms. Mo is organizing this opportunity for any family to sign their student up to send letters back and forth with a Beach Buddy. This is such a great opportunity for students to connect with other students either within or across classes, grade levels, or programs. And, to practice communication and letter writing skills (drawing, too!) at the same time. We hope your child will join the fun! Rules: Once you fill out this form, please wait 3-5 business days to receive your Pen Pal Supply Pack with everything your student will need to write and send letters to their Buddy! Please send at least 1 letter per month. If you have questions, email- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sign your student up at: https://forms.gle/RbBokyDue31CR1ZV8
Here is some information from our school librarian Ms. Hughes:
You can provide input about the books that you receive in your bag by filling out this Google Form:
The Online Scholastic Book Fair has begun! It runs through 11/24. Proceeds benefit the Beach Library, there is free shipping on orders over $25, and all items ship directly to you! Check out the Book Fair Homepage for more information or Shop the Store directly.
ParentVUE Online Yearly Verification Reports
Dear Parent/Caregiver, Each year parents and/or guardians are asked to review and update the information on file for their children (students). This information can be reviewed, edited and submitted online via PPS ParentVUE. The Yearly Verification form is an Online process. We have a report that shows families who already Finished the Process, Started the Process, Changes Pending, Accepted and Not Started. Please visit the links above to to update your student/family information.