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May 18, 2020 Update to JBS Families
May 18, 2020 Update to JBS Families
Dr. Maria Clark
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

May 18, 2020 

Dear JBS Parents and Families, 

I hope that you are all doing well, healthy and enjoying learning at home and virtually.  We continue to work as a school community to provide all of our students with “educational opportunities that meet students’ diverse learning needs to the greatest extent possible.”  We appreciate all your support and flexibility as we navigate through these challenging times.  

Here’s my weekly video message:  5/18/20 Dr. Clark's Weekly Video Message.  

Warmly, Dr. Maria Clark, Principal  

Special Message from the BPS Elementary Art Teachers:  

Greetings! 

We are having an absolutely beautiful spring, and usually for us in the art department, spring means art show season! While we are sad that we can’t have an in-person art show with all of you, we are very excited to announce that we will be having a Celebration of Art week, starting May 26th through the 29th! Hopefully you have seen our announcements in your child’s art google classroom and are getting excited! 

We have been busy assembling a virtual art museum that will be interactive and feature each child who has submitted art to us during this Flex Learning time. We will be choosing art from each child to showcase. The virtual art museum will be unveiled on May 26th. You will have the opportunity to view your child’s artwork and the artwork of every participating child in the district!

In addition, each of the elementary art teachers will be hosting a Live Art Class that week. We are hoping this will give our students the opportunity to do some creating with each of us, something we truly miss! The link to our Live Art Classes will be posted on your child’s art google classroom that day. The schedule and lineup of activities are as follows:

Tuesday, May 26
At 2:00 pm Mr. Dormer will
be doing a LIVE lesson on
collage! 
You will need:
 Paper
 Scissors
 Glue or tape
 Colored paper Markers
and crayons are good to
have too

Wednesday, May 27

At 2:00 pm Mrs. Riehl will be
doing a LIVE lesson on Kumihimo
 Braids!

You will need:
 Cereal Box
 4" or 5" Bowl
 (7) 24"  pieces of Yarn     
(if you don't have yarn, String or Ribbon with work).
 Scissors Pencil


Thursday, May 28

At 2:00 pm Ms. DeNicola will be
doing a LIVE hidden surprise drawing
 lesson!
You will need:  
Paper
 Something to draw and color
with like a Sharpie, pencil, crayons,
markers, etc.

We hope you join us during our Celebration of Art Week for one or all of these activities! In the meantime, keep sending us art! Tutorials on how to upload art to google classroom are posted on the stream of your child’s art google classroom page. Thank you and feel free to reach out to us with any questions!

-Mr. Dormer, Mrs. Riehl, and Ms. DeNicola

Parent Groups

The district elementary schools will be offering weekly parent sessions broken up by grade through google meets in which parents can meet as a group with facilitated discussion on strategies to continue student engagement, non-compliance with home and school, and routines and schedules.  Parents can share strategies that have worked for them as well as get suggestions.  Meetings will be 30-45 minutes in length. These sessions will be facilitated by the Elementary Behavior Intervention Coordinator, Lisa Verzella.

Schedule:

·  Tuesday at 4- grade prek/k/1

·  Thursday at 4-grade 2/3/4

To Access these Groups:

·  If you are interested in joining a session please email Lverzella@branfordschools.org and an invitation will be emailed for you to join.

Hello Sliney Students!   

We hope you are enjoying the Flat Gary adventure as much as we are.  We are excited to see what next adventure Flat Gary goes on in his search for the Sliney Students.  

 Click on this link to see his newest adventure:  Flat Gary