Through your generosity and concern for the children in our school district and community, over 200 children were given gifts of clothes, toys, toiletries, and food baskets during the holiday season last year.
Christmas Adopt-A-Family Program is a community effort to make everyone’s Christmas a special time. If you could benefit from additional assistance this year, Please complete the attached form and send to Missy Marshall at Trimpe Middle School, or any district employee by November 9, 2020.
Student Drop Off/Pick Up
Fourth grade parents will need to drop off and pick up their students on the East side of the building (by the gym).
Fifth grade parents will drop off and pick up their students in front of the cafeteria.
How to Work From Home With KidsPublished March 17, 2020 by Christine Cyr Clisset
Get outside, if you can
Kids cooped up can become crazy kids. When I’ve been deep in a work project and neglected taking my daughters outside, I’ve paid for it later with cranky, overactive kids in the afternoon. You’ll likely buy yourself time later in the day if you build in an early break. There’s a reason day-care centers and schools do recess in the morning. Getting outside, especially in a green space, can also help you deal with your own anxiety levels. Of course, follow the most current safety advice. That likely means staying away from public spaces and playgrounds, where kids will be too inclined to touch surfaces that others have recently touched. You may need to get creative: Take the kids out for a bike or scooter ride away from other people; if you have a yard or deck, consider a hula-hoop or jump-rope session.
Strategize screen timeLet’s be real, your kids will likely watch shows or play games on the iPad, especially if you don’t have anyone else at home to help. I’ve found it best to schedule that screen time for when I’m on video calls or when I need to focus with less distraction.
Take breaks with your kids
My mom once told me that taking intermittent five-minute breaks to read a book with my daughter during the workday is sometimes enough to let her know that I love her, and to recharge her batteries to go off and play by herself. I’ve found this to be true over the years. Read a book with your kid, sit down for lunch with them, or whatever else you can fit in. Try not to check your phone, social media, or emails during that time.
Be kind to yourself and your kidsThis is an unprecedented situation. No one is going to be perfect. Try to keep the vibe at home calm, and avoid bingeing on coronavirus news (consider removing tempting social media apps from your phone, or just banish your phone to a drawer!). You are very likely not going to get everything on your list done. Your home may become a wreck. That’s just a reality when you’re working two jobs! If you don’t get to something in the day and it can wait, great. If it needs to get done, then try to get your kids in a calm state of mind so they can handle it when you really need to focus on something else.
October 9th - NO SCHOOL - District Institute
October 16th - End of 1st Quarter
As a reminder, families are now allowed only one daily pickup and drop off location. If you need to report a change in your child’s afternoon transportation (parent pickup or bus), please make every effort to report the change to our main ofﬁce, prior to 1:00pm. Half days, the time is 10:00 a.m.
Driver’s License Photo ID
Is Required When Signing Out Students
DURING The School Day.