Dear Walls Family,
If you read about mammals and what they typically do in the winter, you will notice that there are three choices… migrate, hibernate, or ADAPT. With all that has occurred during this last year, most of us feel like migrating or hibernating (and in many ways, we are). As humans, we learn to adapt. No one is better at this—at being
resilient, that is—than our children. They learn to adapt and to keep moving forward even when things feel hard. It is a life skill that most of them are fortunate to have, and it is further reinforced by the strength they draw from you. Thank you for all that you are doing to
support your child at home.
We want to let you know that we are here for you, as a school community and as a resource. January, February, and March are times of heavy instruction and increased curricular difficulty, and we know it can be challenging to maintain stamina! Please continue to encourage your student to TRY his/her best, even when things feel hard. Communicate with us whenever you feel help is needed, either academically or social-emotionally. Don’t EVER feel like you need to simply “hang in there,” especially if you have questions or concerns. The only way for us to get through this challenging school year is to stick together!
Beginning in February, and throughout this month, we are celebrating Black History in our school community. Keep an eye out for posts on social media, highlighting our various activities around the building. We begin each day with a student-read “mini bio” highlighting many Black Americans and their contributions to our world. Students are also doing various levels of research and discovering ways that our lives, both past and present, have been shaped by the contributions of these individuals.
Valentine’s Day will look different than it has in the past, but we never pass up an opportunity to celebrate the word LOVE. All students, remote and face-to-face, will receive a Valentine’s treat and craft to make. For students coming into school, we encourage parents to send a 4 x 6 photo of your child prior to 2/11 (A) or 2/12 (B) to use in his/her craft. If you forget, don’t worry… they can still do the craft (photos just increase the cuteness factor). PLEASE DO NOT SEND FOOD, VALENTINE’S, OR OTHER ITEMS FROM HOME FOR DISTRIBUTION DUE TO COVID-19 SAFETY PROTOCOLS. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US STAY SAFE!!!
As always, call our office or send a REMIND message to your child’s teacher if we can help you in any way. We can’t wait to see everyone’s smiles in the future!
Heidi B. Singer
Principal, Walls Elementary School