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June 9, 2020

MRH ECC Family Update, June 9, 2020

MRH ECC June 2020

MRH ECC Summer Express Newsletter:

Thank you for all of the wonderful signs along the ECC/Elementary parade route!!

 

Dear Parents,

 

I am writing to share that my staff and I, along with district administrators, are working hard to determine how to open school in August with the safety of all in the forefront of our minds. As a district administrative team, we are reviewing guidelines, available research, and studying ways to create safe spaces for children and adults. The district will be communicating information as decisions are made about re-opening via the district website, other approved social media venues, and I will be communicating through the mail, as well as, through Constant Contact newsletters.

 

Over the weekend or yesterday, K/1/2 report cards and preschool narratives for kindergarten eligible preschoolers should have arrived in the mailbox. Typically, a newsletter is enclosed with these reports with information about opening of school events. Given the current situation, I am not yet able to provide information about when events will occur or exactly what they will look like. Be assured that when we are able to announce our welcome back events with dates and times, I will send comprehensive communications to all of our families.

 

Class placements for Preschool, Kindergarten, and First Grade will arrive in the mail by the end of the first full week of July. Third grade class placements should be mailed by the elementary school this Friday, June 12th.

Currently, our office staff is working remotely and only come to the office to complete identified tasks. If you should need to contact my office staff, please call the office number at 314-644-4405 and calls will be forwarded appropriately. You can also reach me directly at 314-568-1257.

 

Wishing you a healthy & safe summer,

 

Cyndi Hebenstreit, PhD

Principal

                                                                                                                              

PTO NEWS & NOTES:

MRH ECC PTO wants to thank all of our volunteers, committee members, officers, parents, teachers, administrators, and school staff. We raised over $25,000.00 this year that went towards students and teachers! Please keep an eye out for online officer voting information for the upcoming school year and keep in touch with us by:

Home Space 6: Owl Project

Home Space 6 embarked on a year long study of owls that continued with the support of families when we moved to

"Remote Learning!"

 

Preschool teachers said good bye to students and families with special porch drop offs. There were smiles all around!!

 

 

 

Click here for

Metro Theatre Virtual Camp Opportunities:

Deadline for signing up incoming kindergartner girls for the Girl Scouts'

Summer Launch Program is extended to

Wednesday, June 10, 2020:

Web Sites for Summer Learning, STEM Challenges

?& 2 Math Apps:

Check out Ms. Justus's Library Home Page

It is packed full of great websites!!

Click Here to access all websites:   

 

 

?   Maplewood Public Library:

https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/kids-summer-reading-club

o  This website has information about the summer reading program.

?    Richmond Heights Public Library:

http://www.richmondheightslibrary.org/children/

o  This website has information about the summer reading program.

?     Bookflix:

https://bookflix.digital.scholastic.com/home?authCtx=U.600069635

o  This reading website has pairs of books on the same topic.

o  Username: earlychild / Password: bkflix

 

?     Tumble Book Library:

https://www.tumblebooklibrary.com/Default.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2f

o  This is a reading website where students can listen to books read aloud.

o  Username: early / Password: books

 

?     PebbleGo:

https://site.pebblego.com/modules

o  This is a great reading resource for nonfiction text and text related games.

o  Username: mrh / Password: read

 

?     Scholastic Magazine:

https://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/support/learnathome.html

o  Choose the Prek and K curriculum. This is a free website.

 

?    ABCYA

https://www.abcya.com/

o  This website has lots of educational games for all content areas.

 

?     Starfall

https://www.starfall.com/h/index-kindergarten.php

o  This website has lots of educational games for literacy.

?     Dreambox Teacher Tool:

https://www.dreambox.com/teachertools

o  This website has great math games.

?     Khan Academy:

https://www.khanacademy.org 

o  This website has a variety of personalized, mastery-based math learning activities.

 

?     Brain Pop, Jr.:

https://jr.brainpop.com

o  This website has short videos that introduce a variety of topics.

o  Username: mrhecc / Password: ecc

 

?     MySci STEM Challenges

https://schoolpartnership.wustl.edu/distance-learning-resources/stem-challenges/

o  This website (part of MRH’s K-6 science curriculum) gives directions for different STEM

challenges. You can submit your design, and they’ll share your creation on their website!

 

?     Everyday MySci:

https://schoolpartnership.wustl.edu/everyday-mysci/

o  This website is part of MRH’s K-6 science curriculum that provides many different

science investigations you can do at home.

?     Code.org:

https://code.org/student/elementary

o  This is a coding website for children who want to further their science learning.

 

?   Kahoot:

https://kahoot.com/

o  Your child can be sent a fun challenge to complete as review. This is very engaging

for students.

 

?     Cosmic Kids Yoga:

https://www.youtube.com/user/CosmicKidsYoga

o  This website has great storytelling yoga videos that can be wonderful for brain breaks.

 

?   Drawing Geek:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKfdhiF29bi_O5yTgK8IbIw/videos

o  This is an excellent channel for step-by-step sketching lessons.

?     Art for Kids Hub:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5XMF3Inoi8R9nSI8ChOsdQ

o  This is an excellent channel for art lessons.

 

Apps

?     Math Slide 100, Math Slide +-, and Math Slide Place value 

o  These are great apps for math practice. Students can play by themselves or with others.

Activities are timed so students try to beat their fastest time. These apps have a free

version as well as a paid version (with more games).

 

?     Khan Kids

o  This app has a variety of reading, math, and logic games. It also has books that

students can read themselves or have read to them.