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COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER PICK UP! Parents and students who sold cookie dough may do a drive through curbside pick up of your orders on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 from 3:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Please drive through the front circle drive and a volunteer will ask for your name and bring your cookie dough to you. All volunteers will have a mask and gloves on. Please have someone pick up your orders, as we have no room at Meadowbrook to store the boxes in the freezer. Thank you for your support!
STUDENT BELONGINGS AND SCHOOL PROPERTY EXCHANGE
Good afternoon Bethalto Elementary School Families,
Bethalto Elementary Schools (Bethalto East, Parkside, and Meadowbrook) will be distributing student belongings, school supplies, spring pictures, and yearbooks (should they arrive), and collecting school property on Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th . Each building will be distributing and collecting items at the designated times listed below. Please bring school issued ipads and/or chromebooks, chargers, school and classroom library books, and any other items that belong to the teacher and/or the school to return. Please remain in your vehicle and someone will come to you.
Bethalto East Instructions (SPECIFIC TO BUILDING): Bethalto East families should use the student drop-off and pick-up lane by entering from Winona Street next to Trimpe Middle School, curving around the building near the playground, and stopping in front of the Bethalto East Annex. If you still have your car window tag previously used for student pick-up with your student’s name on it, please place it in your window for easy distribution. Please remain in your vehicle and have school-issued ipads, chargers, and any other materials (school or classroom library books or other items that belong to the school) ready to exchange.
Parkside Instructions (SPECIFIC TO BUILDING): Parkside families should use the rear drop-off/pick-up lane with access from Williams Street. Please remain in your vehicle and your items will be brought to you. Please have your child’s school-issued chromebook, charger, and any other materials (school or classroom library books or other items that belong to the school) ready to exchange.
Meadowbrook Instructions (SPECIFIC TO BUILDING): Meadowbrook families should use the fourth grade pick up line with access to the front circle by the gym. Please remain in your vehicle and your items will be brought to you. Please have your child’s school-issued chromebook, charger, and any other materials (school or classroom library books or other items that belong to the school) ready to exchange.
Pick-up dates and times for all three elementary buildings are as follows: Tuesday, May 26th 8:00am-4:00pm 8:00-10:30 Last names that begin with A-H 10:30-12:00 Last names that begin with I-P 12:00-3:30 Last names that begin with Q-Z
Wednesday, May 27th 8:00am-4:00pm 8:00-10:30 Last names that begin with Q-Z 10:30-12:00 Last names that begin with A-H 12:00-3:30 Last names that begin with I-P
Thursday, May 28th 9:00-1:00 By appointment only- Please email your child’s principal prior to Thursday to schedule a pickup time, if needed.
Bethalto East - email@example.com Parkside - firstname.lastname@example.org Meadowbrook - email@example.com
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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.
April 8th- Papa John’s Night for MB
April 10th- Good Friday No School
April 22- Earth Day
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.