Updates from Principal Pam

Greetings to all of the Gardner School Parents,

I keep getting many positive updates from the staff that most of the students and parents are taking advantage of the open hours to speak with staff and that more and more students are logging in to the prerecorded class videos and/or the zoom lessons.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to me with any frustration that you may be having and I will do my best to point you in the right direction. The Gardner School phone dials directly into my home line, so do not hesitate to call the Gardner School at 746-2446.

Most teachers are contacting each of their students prior to the live lessons, and we hope that you are blocking out time to participate. Your children will be more successful with their lessons if they attend the classes. The schedules are as follows:

Kindergarten with MS Pagnotta-                   prerecorded lessons to access at any time

First Grade with MS Jody-                            prerecorded lesson
Second Grade Reading with Pam-               Google Meet Thursday 2:00, with the ability to view the meeting later
First and Second grade with Ms Jody-         Google Hangout Wednesday 11:00

Third  Grade with Ms Camilla-                      open hours for email/remind  zoom 10:00-11:00 Monday
Fourth Grade with Ms Camilla-                     open hours for email/remind and zoom  11:00-12:00 Monday
Third and Fourth Grade with Ms Camilla-      zoom 10:00-12:00 Wednesday

Fifth and Sixth Grade with Ms Hanlon-         scheduled appointments M-TH,/ google hangout 9:00-10:00 Tuesday  

FIfth and Third Grade with Ms Tanzy-           Monday 9:00-10:00 google hangout  for reading
Fifth grade with Ms Tanzy-                           Prerecorded Reading lessons through Google Classroom
7th and 8th Grade with Mr. Vialpando-        open hours for text/email, zoom 1:00 Tuesday
5th-8th Grade with Mr. Crosson-                open office hours email, prerecorded weekly lessonsESS with Ms Fogel-                        open office hours phone 1:00-4:00
7th Grade Geography Ms Fogel.                 zoom 3:00 Thursday
8th Grade Civics Ms Fogel                         zoom 2:00 ThursdayCounseling with Mr. Bobian-                       Will respond M-F when you reach out on Google Classroom

If you phone the school and no one is available, the calls get transferred to my home line. Call anytime between 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM.
Here are some links that you may find useful:

webpage for resources on COVID-19 and staying physically and emotionally healthy at home.

And here are top tips for at-home learning:
Maintain a schedule
Motivate your students
Communicate with multiple tools
Choose the best tools, and stay with them!
Support independent learning
Recognize the emotional impact of the pandemic and lack of social interaction

I hope that you and your children are making the best of a tough situation. Try to make time for a lot of breaks so that your children will find success, and when you notice your child is frustrated, put the work away for a while. I hope that this helps. I look forward to hearing from you.

All my best,

Principal Pam

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