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LETTER FROM THE PRINCIPAL
January 8, 2021
Happy New Year! I trust you had a quiet and low key holiday (how could you not, right?). I know I did. It was nice to just be at home with the kids. As we start the new year, we are still making plans to switch to the hybrid model when the Covid numbers come down and the County Health Officer allows us to open up. In the meantime, hang in there. I appreciate all you have done with your children. Please review the note below in regards to Monday holidays and Wednesday instruction.
FRIDAY’S ASSEMBLY VIDEO
No assembly this week, look next week.
MONDAY HOLIDAYS/WEDNESDAY INSTRUCTION
I just want to remind you that over the next two months we will have 3 Monday holidays (1/18, 2/8, 2/15). Since these are lost instructional days, and we are already behind due to Distant Learning, we will have regular instruction on Wednesdays of those weeks. Teachers will have at least one zoom meeting that day and students will have classwork to complete.
ENROLLMENT FOR 2021-2022
Our District has started accepting online applications for all grades next school year, which will begin next August. You are now able to visit the district website to start the process. Click on this link to begin. https://markwestusd.asp.aeries.net/air/
ART FOR MR. COSTA
As some of you may already know, Wendy Costa’s (lunch lady and office assistant extraordinaire) husband, Mr. Costa (the friendly man with the white Mickey Mouse hands who directed traffic in the morning) has been ill. He loves art, and is an artist himself. He would be thrilled to receive any drawing, coloring, or painting that your child might want to create. They can send in their artwork with their completed schoolwork and we’ll be sure he gets it.
A NOTE FROM COACH BRE
PE Video & Worksheet for the week. https://youtu.be/N6kTX1pM-1s
This week’s worksheet Winners of last week’s Challenge
Dylan Saheli- Mrs. Gonsalves 5th grade, Riebli
This is the 2nd week of the Chinese Jump Rope Unit that will extend another week into January. Please encourage your students to practice it each day! If a student happened to not get a rope, please let me know. There are extras!
Breanne Bush ‘Coach Bre’
MATH WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS
The district is sponsoring a math workshop for parents in order for parents to better support their children at home. There will be one in English on 1/13 and one in Spanish on 1/14. Click here for the flyer in English, Zoom link, here for the one in Spanish, Zoom link.
LUNCH DISTRIBUTION LOCATION CHANGE
Due to the upcoming winter weather, lunch distribution will now be occurring at the entrance of the Multi-purpose room beginning 12/2/20.
TK AND KINDERGARTEN ENROLLMENT FOR 2021-2022
Our District has started accepting online applications for TK and Kindergarten classes which will begin next August. You are now able to visit the district website to start the process. Click on this link to begin. https://markwestusd.asp.aeries.net/air/
A NOTE FROM THE MUSIC TEACHER
Want to support music and arts education in the Mark West Union School District? Consider joining the Mark West Education Foundation! We are currently seeking volunteers for the positions of president, secretary and treasurer. Please contact Shannon Duffy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested or have any questions.
1/11/21 – Site Council meeting 3:00
1/13/21 – Lunch Distribution
1/13/21 – Math Workshop for Parents – English
1/14/21 – Math Workshop for Parents – Spanish
1/18/21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday, school holiday
1/20/21 – Student materials pick up day
1/20/21 – Lunch Distribution
1/21/21 – Kindergarten Zoom Info night 6 pm
2/8/21 – Lincoln’s Birthday
2/15/21 – President’s Day
2/26/21 – Non Instruction day (unused emergency day)
MW DISTRICT SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS
Visit the Districts’ Facebook and Instagram pages for more information!