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July 14, 2020

Class Assignments Update, July 14, 220

MRH ECC July 2020

MRH ECC Class Assignment Update:

 

Dear ECC Parents,

 

I am writing to provide an update on the mailing of class assignments for *Preschool, Kindergarten, and 1st grade. 2nd grade students are in the second half of their loop and will remain with their 1st grade teacher.

In an earlier communication, I anticipated that we would be able to send this information to you by July 10th. However, this was not possible due to a number of variables that surfaced during our comprehensive re-entry planning. I anticipate the revised date for mailing class assignments to parents will be Wednesday, July 29th. Soon after parents receive class assignments, teachers will be reaching out to schedule virtual home visits. Second graders that have a new teacher as a result of staffing changes, will also have the opportunity for a virtual home visit.

 

As a district administrative team, we continue to evaluate guidelines set forth by local and national health agencies as they relate to the various facets of district operations in the climate of COVID19. Additionally, we are studying the evolving research regarding the effectiveness of possible mitigation strategies designed to increase the physical safety of all. The results of our collaborative efforts have informed the district re-entry plan, which will be shared on July 20, 2020 via the district website, email, as well as, through other approved social media venues.

 

The goal of our plan is to provide an environment that supports both the physical and emotional well-being of children, staff, and parents. It is of the utmost importance to me that we take great care in planning for your child's return and I ask that you reach out to me with any questions or concerns. Please do not hesitate to contact at 314-568-1257 or click here to email me directly

 

Stay safe & Be Well,

 

Cyndi Hebenstreit, PhD

Principal

  

*If you are a third grade parent, please disregard this information, as you have already received your child's class assignment. We wish you well as you move onto MRH Elementary - you are going to have a great year!

                                                                                                                           

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:

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.

 

 

Click here for link to our website:

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