April 24, 2022 Dear SES School Family,
SCOTLAND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
PRINCIPAL NEWSLETTER (Biweekly)
DATES TO REMEMBER:
Tuesday, April 26th ZOOM School Readiness Council
Meeting at 6:30 PM
We return from spring vacation tomorrow Monday, April 25th. I hope that you enjoyed some much needed rest and relaxation during vacation. It has been a nice time to rejuvenate and prepare for the blossoms of spring. April showers have brought us flowers and fresh new scenery of spring.
We are excited to actively continue our final stretch to summer. This last marking period of school will provide a wonderful learning time for all students. We will be challenging them to complete their work at a higher level since three-quarters of the year is behind us and they have learned so much up to this point. Our 6th graders will be getting ready for middle school academics and our preschool 4 year olds will be getting ready for kindergarten. We will make sure that all students are ready for their next level of achievement.
I ask that you continue to encourage your students to be the best version of themselves. We understand that this has been a challenging year with starting out with COVID protocols like wearing masks, to easing up constraints, to bring us closer to our new normal. Our wonderful staff and families are appreciated since we would not have been able to make it this far without you. Your support and perseverance to attend school full-time has been a commitment to education and normalcy for all. We have successfully managed in-person learning since the start of this academic year. We have had a few bumps in the road with sicknesses, but continued to persevere in providing the most consistent educational journey possible with the least amount of risk to one’s health. We appreciate our school community for your continued support to a healthy school environment.
Lastly, I want to express my gratitude for our teachers and staff at SES. What a wonderful job they have been doing keeping students engaged, learning, and excited about school each day during this academic year. We are so lucky to have such a hardworking group of individuals.
Finally, if you have traveled please make sure that you take all the necessary precautions before returning to school tomorrow. Feel free to take a COVID test to make sure that your children are free
from COVID. As always, do everything you can to stay safe and healthy throughout our springtime.
Ann Knowles, Principal
Wednesday, April 27th
• Author Visit with April Jones Prince for all grades prek-6
• Sign language with Ms. Shaleen Gr. prek-2nd • Administrative professional day celebration of Ms. Deb Wright & Ms. Ashley Kammer
FUTURE DATES TO REMEMBER:
Monday, May 2nd – Friday, May 6th
Tuesday, May 3rd – 7:00 PM Board of Education meeting in the school library and on Zoom
Sunday, May 8th
enjoy your day!
Monday, May 16th – Thursday, May 26th SBAC Testing Window for Grades 3 – 6
Wednesday, May 18th PTO Meeting at 7:00 PM in the cafeteria & on ZOOM
Friday, May 20th 10:00 AM High School Music Concert presented by Parish Hill High School
Monday, May 30th Memorial Day No School
Tuesday, May 31st ZOOM School Readiness Council Meeting at 6:30 PM
*NEW SES INSTAGRAM PAGE* @SES ROAR. GO FOLLOW!
AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE Scotland Elementary students in grades prek – 2nd grade are
excited to be learning sign language from Ms. Shaleen. She visits weekly to teach our students sign language. Our lower school students are learning ways to communicate effectively through signing. It will be a nice skill to learn for the remaining of this academic year.
Please contact Deb Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org for a registration packet.
Please help keep our school healthy. If your child has any symptoms please keep them home from school. COVID is still around through our community and we want to make sure not to spread further through our school.
Reminder: Please keep your child home if any of these symptoms are present: Fever or chills
Shortness of breath/difficulty breathing Fatigue Muscle or body aches
Headache New loss of taste or smell Sore throat Congestion or runny nose Cough Nausea or vomiting Diarrhea
We are working hard to keep our school running smoothly. You can help us by doing the following: Keep your child home when sick and please call or email (email@example.com) if your child will be out.
Our region can experience a positive rate of infection for COVID. Please continue to adhere to safety protocols for the assistance in spreading the virus.
School Counselor’s Corner: (Mrs. Chelsea Alejandro) Mrs. Alejandro is always available to any student that needs support. Please feel comfortable reaching out to Chelsea directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if your student is struggling academically or socially.
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OFFICERS: UPCOMING EVENTS President: Selene Sullivan. April 30th – Paint Night Vice President: Brandy Blish Register NOW for Paint Night!
Secretary: Jenn Ladd May 2nd –Teacher Appreciation Treasurer: Brittany Santiago. May 20th – Family Bingo Night Communication
Coordinator: Jayme Horton
NEXT PTO MEETING Wed. May 18th at 7 PM in the School Cafeteria will be Zoomed
Thank you to Sophie
a therapy dog, and her
handler Jan for visiting
A special visitor came to visit briefly. His name is Gizmo a therapy dog. He is the main character in the book Gizmo’s Pawesome Guide to Mental Health. Each student is unique and sometimes we need a little help from a friend like Gizmo. Every student received the book Gizmo’s Pawesome for their own enjoyment.
more than that day for ice cream.
SES. Their brief visit was welcomed and enjoyed, as we learned about Sophie’s work as a therapy dog.