March 20th, 2020
Please see the following email, shared earlier this afternoon:
Thank you for your kind messages and your support this week. I miss the students greatly, but have loved hearing from so many of you. Today's Classroom Book a Day selection is "Fin M'Coul: The Giant of Knockmany Hill" retold by Tomie dePaola. I shared another Tomie dePaola book, "Jamie O'Rourke and the Big Potato" earlier this week and thought it would be fun to finish this week with another Irish folktale. Grade 3 spends time looking at and discussing different genres and we have discussed folksongs and folktales throughout the year.
As shared earlier from our admin. team, please know that we miss you all and our thoughts are with you as we all deal with our current reality. The school is eerily quiet without our students and families in it. We can't wait for the time when the halls ring again with the sounds of our students. The sounds that many of you may be wishing you had a little less of right now.
Our Term 2 report cards were finalized by staff this week and placed in the mail today to be delivered to students' homes. However, if you would like to see or print them sooner you can do so through parent portal. Go to: fmpsd.powerschool.com/public on either your computer or the browser on you mobile device and click on report card.
We realize that many of you may have questions about educational continuity in these uncertain times. You may be aware that Alberta Education issued a press release this morning with some general guidelines in this regard. Please know that our division is currently working hard to respond to that announcement and will provide an update late next week on a plan to move forward. We truly do appreciate your continued support and patience in these unprecedented times. In the meantime, please make the most of the time you have with your children. This is a time that they will recall many years from now. Our hope is that, rather than remembering the fear caused by the virus itself, they will remember the quality time they spent with their families and the community spirit and support that they saw as we all pull together in the face of adversity.
Remember that you can continue to share photos of your student's play and learning from this and in upcoming weeks with me to share on our classroom's Instagram page. It has been very comforting to see students and I know that our students and families would love to see more of each other. Remember to tell your students that I like them, I love them, and I miss them! If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me,
- Ashley Barrington, Grade 3 Teacher
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