Welcome Baby!

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share the exciting news with you that my baby boy was born last Friday, June 12th, on his due date.  His name is Dax. He was born at 9:18 am. He weighed 8 pounds 12 ounce and was 21 1/2 inches long. Mom and baby are both doing well and are healthy and happy.

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Thank You and Have a Great Summer

Hello Everyone,

I apologize for not getting this post/email out to you over the weekend. I decided to give myself the 3 day weekend to do nothing since this final week for teachers is pretty busy.

I want to start by saying thank you, for so many things. Thank you for all your support, especially during our school’s closure. Thank you for your patience while we as teachers figured out all the works and tried to make it work for all of the kids and for you as parents. Thank you for working with your children to the best of your ability. Thank you for having such amazing children, and thank you for trusting Ms. Tiffany and me to guide and teach your children. I am truly sad we did not get the last 2-3 months to work with them daily and be with them. Thank you for filling that void as parents. I know you were all busy and may have felt very under qualified at times, but I can promise you that you are greatly appreciated by all teachers in all that you have done. So thank you!

I don’t really have any announcements or other things to share at this time. I am excited to work with all the returning level 1s and 2s next year. We will have a supply list for you sometime during the summer so you can be prepared for the school year. Level 3 parents, you will know who your child’s upper el teacher is by the end of July.

This will not be my final post until the lists come out. I will definitely update you on the arrival of my baby. I am due June 12 and my doctor won’t let me go past June 19. However, after this week and all the school work is done, I am fine to have him anytime. I will keep you updated and share pictures.

Again, I want to say thank you to you all. Please let your little ones know they are loved and missed! Stay healthy and safe.

Best!

Jalee

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Conferences Next Week

Hello Everyone,

We are finally at our last week of school. School is officially over on May 21. When all this Covid stuff and the school closure happened, the end of the year seemed decades away, and now here it is. Thank you for all you have done to support your students and help them continue learning through this time. And thank you for your support of the teachers and the school as a whole. It has definitely been a trying time and I am grateful for a wonderful team of parents to help get through it all.

Next week we have our virtual Parent Teacher Conferences. These will be held Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday the 19-21. If you have not had a chance to sign up yet, please do so now using this link: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/dazhz. If the times that are left do not work for you, please email me and let me know so we can arrange something else. Also, if you are unable to do a Zoom meeting for your conference, also let me know so we can plan a phone call. The day before your conference I will send you the Zoom invite. Tiffany and I would love to have you and your child on the conference with us. We will be going over progress reports and any work done at home.

Level 3 parents, you will be receiving a separate email from me in regards to the level 3 bridging that will be happening on Monday.

We are still waiting to hear on when yearbooks will arrive. As soon as I have this information, I will email those of you who have ordered one with the information on how to pick them up.

Moving forward as this year comes to an end, we are busy planning for the following school year of 2020-2021 and are trying to be proactive as possible. Please take a few minutes to take this SCHOOL WIDE DISTANT LEARNING SURVEY- so we can use your feedback with Professional Development planning in two weeks. Your voice and your opinion is so valuable to our community and our growth as a school. Please take the survey by next Friday, May 22 by 4:00. Again we will be using this information to help us be more prepared if we do continue Soft Closure another time.
https://forms.gle/R6v9Dqi4aUmdBRez9

As we enter into summer, we will also be working on class lists for next year. Please be looking for these by the end of July.

I am sad that we were not able to finish the school year at school with the children. That has truly been the hardest part of this closure, not being with the kids and working with them. Ms. Tiffany and I truly love all of them and will miss them over the summer.
Again, thank you for all your support.

Jalee

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Last Week of Work

Hello Everyone,

We are on our last official week of work for the 2019-2020 school year. If you have not picked up your last packet, I would still encourage you to do so. Please use any work your child did not complete to continue working and reviewing some during the summer, but also, please allow yourself and your child a break. Also remember that if you have not picked up your child’s personal belongings, this is the last week to do so. You should also check the lost and found. The 15th is the last day to turn in any works/workcharts. After that, please keep whatever you have.

Parent teacher conferences will be taking place virtually Tuesday, May 19; Wednesday, May 20; and Thursday, May 21. Please sign up on the wejoinin link I have created. https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/dazhz. If none of the days or times work for you or if you will not be able to meet via Zoom, please let me know so we can work something different out. I look forward to seeing you and your child during this time. Thank you for all you have been doing to help them in their progression and learning.

If you would like to participate in the teacher appreciation “parade”, please come to the school at 3:15 with your child. Due to social distancing, you will not be allowed to stop and get out of your care but you will be able to wave and say hi as you go by. I will be there and hope to see many of you and especially your child there.

For our Zoom meetings this week our theme will be rocks and the rock cycle. I did not get to cover this as much as normal this year so we will do some this week. If your child has any rock they love or find, have them bring them to the meetings and based on what we learn about rock types, we will try to identify their rocks. We will have our morning meeting on Tuesday at 9:30 as always. Our evening meeting will be Friday at 6 pm. The reason we will not be doing it Thursday is because that is the time of the MMA Community Meeting. I was able to watch the last one and loved it. If the one this week is like the last one, it will help you get to know Mr. Hirokawa. I truly feel he is amazing and just what our school needs. Here is the info for the community meeting:
Dates: April 30, May 14, and May 26, 2020 at 6 PM
Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/93455570459
Phone: +1 669 900 9128
Meeting ID: 934 5557 0459

Level 3 parents: Level 3 bridging will be the evening of Monday, May 18th at 6:30. We will be doing this via Zoom, so you will get an invite for that soon. If you have not yet, please send me a picture of your child by Monday morning. If I don’t get a picture from you, we will use your child’s yearbook picture for the slideshow that will be presented.

As always, a huge thank you to you all. I think you are all amazing and so appreciate you all and miss your children dearly.

Take care. Stay healthy and safe.

Jalee

 

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Parent Teacher Conference Sign Ups

Hello All,

Here is the link for our Parent Teacher Conference Sign ups. I hope you will be able to find a time that works for you. If not, please email me and let me know so we can work something out. These conferences will be held via Zoom Meetings. If you can’t do a Zoom meeting, please let me know and we can do a phone call.

https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/dazhz

I also wanted to remind you of the Zoom meeting tomorrow, Thursday, evening at 6:00 pm. To prepare for this, students can go outside and look for patterns or neat things they see in nature. We will be talking about patterns in plants at the meeting.

As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Take care.

Jalee

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Zoom Meetings for this Week

Hello,

I got my weeks mixed up. There will be no community meeting this Thursday. That will be next week. We will plan on having our Thursday Zoom meeting this Thursday evening at 6 pm like we did last week. We had great attendance and want to do it at the same time. We will still have our morning one tomorrow, Tuesday at 9:30. This week we will be talking about leaf patterns and geometric shapes you can find in nature.

Also, when you pick up your next packet you will probably notice that it contains much more than 2 weeks worth of material. Please use any extra work as you see fit through the rest of the month or even into the summer.

Take care and thank you!

Jalee

Jalee Schofield is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Ms. Jalee’s Class meeting TH
Time: May 7, 2020 06:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
May 7, 2020 06:00 PM
May 14, 2020 04:00 PM
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May is Here

Welcome May! And it starts off rainy and a bit chilly. We have been having wonderful spring weather lately. Not terribly hot and with some showers. My kids and I have been enjoying some wonderful walks around the neighborhood and they have loved running through sprinklers already.

As we enter into our last couple weeks of school, here are some important dates coming up. The last day that any assignments can be turned in is May 15th. Please make sure your hard copy work charts or emails with work details are turned in by this date. If you did not email me and request not getting a packet, your hard copy work for your student is at the front of the school in my basket. These baskets are at the front of the school across from the office. If you have not picked up the bag with your child’s personal belongings (slippers, waterbottles, etc.) please do this by the 15th. All things left behind will be given away or donated.
All works will be kept the same for the remaining weeks of the school year.

I will have a sign up on wejoinin.com for parent teacher conferences by the end of this coming week. These conferences will be held virtually via Zoom. If you are unable to do it via Zoom, we can do a phone call. Progress reports will be sent through the mail. These conferences will be help Tuesday-Thursday, May 19-21.

Level 3 Parents
We will be holding our level 3 bridging ceremony the evening of Monday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m. We are hoping by doing it in the evening and telling you about it this early, you will be able to make it work with your schedule. We will be holding this celebration virtually. We will have a Zoom meeting with all level 3s. Parents are of course welcome to attend, but please make sure your level 3 child is there and able to watch. We will be doing a slideshow to honor all level 3s and announcing their names like if we were doing it in person. For this, we are asking that all level 3 parents send a picture of your child to me by this coming Friday, the 8th.

Level 1 and 2 Parents
For any level 1s and 2s who will be returning to my class next year, I sent home your child’s notebooks. If they are not filled up, please feel free to send those notebooks back when requested next year. I did not send home your child’s binders. We will keep these for next year and continue adding works to them.

We will have our Tuesday Zoom meeting at 9:30 a.m. as always. I am debating what to do for our Thursday meeting. We had an awesome turn out doing it at 6 p.m. However, that is the same time the school is doing a community meeting so I am need to talk to Ms. Tiffany about when to do it instead. I will keep you updated on this.

As always, thank you for your support. Thank you for all you are doing during these uncertain times. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Best!

Jalee

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End of April

Hello Everyone!

Can you believe that this is the last week of April? I am so glad we are getting nice spring weather. We are supposed to get in the 70s next week. I hope you are all able to get outside with your families, go for walks, play in the yard, whatever you can while still practicing social distance and safety.

Thank you all for all you are doing to work with your child or children. I know it has not been an easy adjustment. Even as a trained teacher, teaching my own child is hard. I really appreciate all that you are all doing to work with your own families. Thank you all!

I wanted to let you know about our plan as a lower el team for the reminder of the school year, starting May 4th. Thank you to everyone who was able to take the survey. As a team we used the information given on it to make our decision for May. We are going to move forward with the final weeks of school in May the same way we have been doing distance learning thus far. We will provide paper packets for all who would like them, and continue using our digital resources for all who use those as well. I will be making a paper packet for everyone unless I hear from you. If you do not want a paper packet for the final weeks of school, please send me an email as soon as you can. These packets will be available to pick up starting the first week of May. I will remind you again next week.

We will be doing Parent Teacher Conferences the same week we had it scheduled for before school was closed. We will do it via Zoom meetings. Sign ups will be available first part of May. We will also be doing a celebration of level 3s bridging to upper el. When we have a definitive plan, we will let you know.

I have greatly appreciated all who have been able to join our Zoom meetings. Ms. Tiffany and I love seeing and interacting with the kids. Thank you for helping make that possible. We will still have our meeting on Tuesday at 9:30. However, our Thursday meeting will be changed to 6:00 pm. I am changing it this week because I know there are many who have a hard time getting on earlier because of things like work and whatnot. I want to try it in the evening and see if we can get more wonderful faces on. Thank you for your flexibility with this. This past week we talked about flowers and pollination. This week we will be talking about vertebrates and invertebrates. If possible, I would like students to pick a living thing that is an animal and share with us if it is a vertebrate or invertebrate and 3 facts about it. For example, if a student chooses a lobster, they could share that it is an invertebrate, they are part of the crustacean family, they eat live food such as fish, and they never stop growing until they die. They can share this on Tuesday or Thursday and they can also share twice if they would like.

Just a reminder that Heggerty videos are on the lower el blog. Here is the link for the videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqKLeUeLT5s4n9cJemOGDlQ You will need to register to Ms. Mikaela’s Youtube to see them all. Ms. Tiffany and I did them again for this coming week, so get on and your child can do Heggerty with us. They are short videos, between 5 and 10 minutes long. I highly encourage you to have your child do them.

My husband’s knee recovery is coming along. He is able to move around a lot more and in a lot less pain. The swelling is going down as well. I am doing well, also. I think my little one is trying to grow faster than my stomach though. He is a wiggler and gets hiccups a lot. I like feeling his movements though, unless I am trying to sleep. I feel well, other then lower back pain on occasion and heartburn. These are minor things though and I will live. I have 7 weeks left, and really want to make it to my due date, June 12. I am in no rush to get him here, but excited for it to come.

As always, thank you and please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and your families.

Take care.

Jalee

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With Love

My son’s preschool teacher shared this with me. I wanted to share it with all of you. Education and learning are super important, but so is our children’s emotions well being. Just some food for thought.

“Dear Parents,

Don’t stress about schoolwork. In August, I will get your children back on track. I am a teacher and that is my superpower. What I can’t fix is social-emotional trauma that prevents the brain from learning. So right now, I just need you to share your calm, share your strength, and share your laughter with your children. No kids are ahead. No kids are behind. Your children are exactly where they need to be.

With love,

All the teachers on the planet Earth”

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Survey Link

Hello All,

Please take a couple minutes to fill out this survey to help us better meet your distance learning needs come May.

https://forms.gle/TUuK5HZZLCQF9cz48

Jalee

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