Monday, April 5, 2021

April Newsletter


April 5, 2021


Dear Parents and Guardians,


We continue to work on developing our plans to bring hybrid students back for increased in-person learning after April vacation. As you may recall, Superintendent Botana informed everyone recently that Portland Public Schools has decided elementary hybrid students will attend school in person four days per week beginning on April 26. This means that both cohorts of hybrid students will be coming to school on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesdays will continue to be remote learning days. School hours will continue to be 7:45am to 12:30pm. Breakfast and snack will be served at school and lunch will continue to be sent home with students. Also, please note, students who are not attending all four days will be considered absent for any day they are not in person. Remote Academy students will continue in Remote Academy through the end of the school year.

At Talbot, we will continue to practice the same health and safety protocols that have allowed us to keep our school safe for students and staff thus far this year. Those include: 

·   Wearing masks at all times except when eating breakfast and snack. 

·   Following physical distancing guidelines of 3ft in classrooms

  • When students are eating, they will be 6 feet from others.  We will utilize outdoor spaces and the cafeteria for meals as needed

·   Please continue to do the daily symptom check and do not send students to school if they have symptoms or if they have been tested and are awaiting results.  


We do have large numbers of students in grades 1 and grade 3 which makes it challenging to maintain the distance protocols throughout the school day. As a result, we are hiring two new teachers who will work with the current teachers to create overflow classrooms in grade one and grade three so students will have more room to spread out for small group instruction.  Other changes that will help address the increase in the number of students include the following:


  • Two bus runs. First Bus students will begin arriving at 7:25am

    • Students in grades 1, 2, 5 will enter through the front door and use hand sanitizer before going to classroom. 

    • Students in grade K, 3, 4 will enter their classroom from the exterior classroom door and use hand sanitizer. 


  • Students who are dropped off should be dropped off by the playground and enter through the Community center door as usual. Please see the following drop off times to adjust for the increase in traffic:

    • Cohort A drop off time is 7:25-7:35 a.m.

    • Cohort B drop off time is 7:35-7:45 a.m.

      • If you arrive after 7:45 a.m., you will need to enter through the main entrance

  • Pre- K students will continue to meet their teachers at the Pre-K doors between 7:50-8:00a.m.


  • Bus students will begin dismissal at 12:20 p.m. There may have to be two bus runs depending on the number of students taking the bus home each day.


  • Students who are picked up should be waiting by the playground with their teacher in the grade level spot. Please stay in your vehicle, a staff member will assist the students to your vehicle. To adjust for the increase in traffic, please try to adhere to the following schedule:

o   Cohort A pick up time is 12:20-12:25 p.m.

o   Cohort B pick up time is 12:25-12:30 p.m.

§  If you arrive after 12:30 p.m., your child will be waiting at the main entrance with an adult.

·   Pre- K students will continue to be picked up at the Pre-K doors between 12:15-12:20 p.m.

To give school teachers and staff enough time to prepare for welcoming increased numbers of students in classrooms, we are making schedule adjustments to the week preceding the April break. On Wednesday, April 14, there will be no remote work for elementary students. Also, no elementary student cohorts will attend school in person on Thursday, April 15. Instead, that day will be a remote learning day for ALL students. This will allow teachers and other staff time to set up classrooms and ensure everything is in place for a smooth transition when students return to school the Monday following April break.


Thank you for your understanding and support as we take these steps toward more “normalcy.” We believe they will result in more positive learning experiences for students to close out this year and help prepare them for what we hope will be a full return to in-person learning this fall.



Ann Hanna, principal


Upcoming Dates

April 12: PTO Bingo Night

April 14: No school, no remote work, Teacher classroom set up day

April 15: Asynchronous Learning Day, No Students at School

April 16: April 23- No School, April Vacation

April 26: All Hybrid Students return

Monday, February 1, 2021

February Newsletter 2021

February 1, 2021

Dear Talbot Parents and Guardians,

We are looking forward to seeing you at our virtual parent teacher conferences on Wednesday and Thursday this week. You should have received a link to your child’s conference on their SeeSaw or Google Classroom account. To help the process run smoothly, please login to your conference 5 minutes before it is set to begin. When you login, you will be in a virtual waiting room and the teacher will be able to see that you are there and will let you in for the conference. Students are welcome to attend.

One topic that teachers will discuss with you is how to support your child when learning at home. Attending hybrid or remote online classes at home, or a combination of both, can be challenging and stressful for everyone involved. Our PK-2 students have ipads, and the students in grades 3-5 are getting new Chromebooks for at home learning soon. There are many ways you can help children learn at home especially with the new technology. The following strategies are meant to help you support your child with at-home learning while staying connected and engaged with your school community:

Create a schedule and routine for learning at home

• Limit distractions from siblings, television shows or other video games that may take your child’s attention away from learning. Set up rules for everyone at home to try to be as quiet as possible while your child is engaged in online learning.

• Review assignments and expectations from the school, and help your child establish a reasonable pace for completing their schoolwork. You may need to assist your child with turning on devices, reading instructions, and submitting their work. Please do not do the work for them! We want to see what they can do independently.

• Plan for flexibility in the schedule—it’s okay to adapt based on your day! Consider designating an amount of time each week that allows for more flexibility in your child’s learning schedule.

Consider your child’s individual learning needs

• If your child has special or intensive support needs, consider increasing the structure and consistency of the learning routine. Increase the frequency of reminders about expectations and share positive feedback or other rewards when they are met. Consider spending time at the end of each day of at-home learning to talk with your child about the progress they made toward their goals that day.

• For younger children or children who have trouble focusing, allow for more frequent breaks and use a timer to indicate the end of a break. You may also consider providing breaks as rewards for completing more challenging activities.

• For younger children or children with sensory needs, sitting at a table for long periods of time may prove challenging. Consider alternatives such as floor space, floor pillows, or a yoga ball.

Content source: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention.

Friendship Day (AKA Valentine’s Day!)

Due to Covid-19, we have to apply some safety protocols to the tradition of students passing out friendship cards to classmates for Valentine's Day this year. According to the school nurse, if teachers are going to have a valentine’s exchange happen at school on the Thursday/Friday before February vacation it should be handled so that students are not directly passing out cards to each other. Students should bring their signed cards early in the week and distribute into individual designated bags in the classroom. Teachers will set individual bags aside in a safe place to "quarantine" before they are given to friends to take home later in the week. For cohort A students, they need to bring cards in on Monday, February 8 and for cohort B students bring in their cards on Tuesday, February 9. Any valentines that have individual pre-packaged treats attached are allowed, but any unwrapped or homemade treats are not. It is not expected that you have your students participate in a Friendship Day card exchange. Please check with your child’s teacher if there will be a Friendship card exchange happening in their class.

CLYNK for Schools Challenge$ 2021 – Gerald E. Talbot Community School
Raising Funds and Environmental Awareness

The CLYNK for Schools Annual Challenge$ is on and we need your help! During the 2021 recycling Challenge$, February 1 – March 31, our school will earn an additional $.50 for every $1 raised through bottle and can redemption at CLYNK, plus the opportunity to earn other cash prizes while promoting recycling and environmental awareness in our community. Recycle, redeem and raise funds for our school.

It’s easy to help.

1. Discuss recycling and protecting the environment with your child. Sign our Green Team Pledge and commit to increasing your family’s recycling. Pledges may be proudly displayed at school.

2. Fill a CLYNK collection bag tagged with our school’s account information with your cans and bottles.

3. Drop filled bags at the closest CLYNK drop location (at your neighborhood Hannaford Supermarket)

4. Already a CLYNK family?

- Attach our school’s CLYNK tag to your next family’s CLYNK bags

- Assign your family’s CLYNK collections to our school during the Challenge$ (February 1 – March 31) or all year round.

5. Not yet a CLYNK family?

- Enroll in CLYNK online at It’s quick and easy and there is no cost to begin. You will receive ten free CLYNK collection bags with your enrollment.

- Direct your CLYNK account to benefit our school during the Challenge$ or year-round.

6. Ask your family, neighbors, co-workers, teammates, walking buddies, book club… everyone to help.

- Share CLYNK bags or school CLYNK tags with you network

- Offer to collect their CLYNK bags for redemption during the Challenge$

- Post on your Facebook page. Share a picture of your family CLYNKing on Instagram.

Together we can make a difference for our students, our school and our environment and we need your help. Contact our school PTO for additional supplies at Let’s CLYNK for Schools… recycle, redeem and raise funds for our school. Visit or call the CLYNK Customer Service team at 1.866.228.8454 with any questions.

Box Tops

Box Tops! Clipping Box Tops is now a thing of the past. Box Tops makes it easy to earn for our school. All you need is your phone! Download the Box Tops app and link up to our school (still listed as Riverton Elementary), shop as you normally would, then use the app to scan your store receipt within 14 days of purchase. The app will identify Box Tops products on your receipt and automatically credit our school’s earnings online. If you have any questions, reach out to the Talbot PTO at Follow us on Facebook as well @ Gerald E. Talbot Community School PTO for videos and earnings promotions!

Upcoming Events

February 3 and February 4: Parent Teacher Conferences

February 15-19: February Vacation, NO SCHOOL

February 24, PTO, 5:00

Thank you for all you do to support Talbot School! Please remember to call us at 874-8210 if you have any questions.


Ann Hanna

Friday, January 8, 2021

January News 2021


January 8, 2021

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a chance to relax and enjoy some quality time with family over the break. At Talbot Community School, we are so pleased to be able to begin the new year by returning to school in our hybrid learning mode. Thank you for doing your part to help keep our school open by sending your child to school wearing a mask, reinforcing hand washing, and keeping your child home if they are sick. We appreciate your cooperation in helping to keep our school community safe.

Outdoor Learning

Teachers at Talbot plan to continue to use our outdoor classrooms over the winter, in addition to taking students outside for wiggle breaks. Students should come dressed for the weather and to be prepared to learn and play outside. Generally, we will not go out if the temperature is below 13 degrees. We do have extra winter gear available at school, so please let your child’s teacher know if they need snow pants, a jacket, hat, gloves or boots.

Technology Update

iPads for K-2 students have arrived at our school and will be sent home with students to use for virtual learning soon.  We are currently working with students to teach them how to use these devices. Please read and sign the Technology Use Form that will be sent home next week, and return the signed form to school. Once we receive the signed form, we will send the ipads home. Google Chromebooks are also on their way for grades 3-5 students and will be available for students soon.

Remote Schedules- Three Scenarios

There are three schedule scenarios for us to follow if we had to close the school for in-person learning and go into just remote learning:

·  Schedule 1: Inclement Weather Remote Days (due to bad weather)

·  Schedule 2: Hybrid Short Term closure (up to 2 weeks)

·  Schedule 3: Full Remote Closure (beyond 2 weeks)

If it is a Remote Learning Day due to Inclement weather, you will get a robo-call from the superintendent announcing that it is a Remote Learning Day. This means that instead of attending in-person school on their cohort day, your child would log on to synchronous classes with their teacher for lessons with their cohort group for that day, or do work from their “storm packs” or “checklists” sent home from their teacher.   If the closure happens on your child’s regular cohort remote day, they will follow their usual schedule for that day of asynchronous work.

 If we were to have a Short-Term Closure (up to 2 weeks) due to a COVID outbreak at school, teachers will follow the current hybrid schedule for remote learning. This means that instead of attending in-person on their cohort day, your child would log on to synchronous classes with their teacher for lessons with their cohort group for that day. If the closure happens on your child’s regular remote day, they will follow their usual schedule for that day of asynchronous work. In both scenarios, Wednesdays will continue to be a day for students to log on to morning meeting, meet in small groups with their teacher, and catch up on work that needs to be completed from the week.

If we were to go into a Long-term Closure (beyond 2 weeks), both cohorts will be combined and your child will follow a daily schedule of synchronous learning with their teacher on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Wednesday will continue to be a day for students to log in to morning meeting, meet in small groups with their teacher, and catch up on work that needs to be completed from the week. In this scenario, teachers will hold office hours each day.

For all of these three scenarios of remote learning, teachers will provide remote learning lessons to students in reading, writing and math in daily synchronous or asynchronous meetings. In grades PreK-3, students have a virtual classroom on SeeSaw and will have times and links to activities that should be done during the day. Students in Grades 4-5 will use Google Classroom as a launching point. There will be links for students to access specials as well. We will provide a link on our website that will take you to your child’s teacher’s schedule and access information.


Please call the school at 207-874-8210 if your child will not be attending school for any reason. It is extremely important that parents notify the school if their child(ren) will be absent. If a student is going to be absent, arrive late or miss a portion of the day, please let us know, whether it is an in-person or remote learning day. As a reminder, Excused absences are defined by Maine law and School Board policy as follows:

·   Personal illness;

·   An appointment with a health professional that must be made during the school day;

·   Observance of a religious holiday when the observance is required during the regular school day;

·   A family emergency; and

·   A planned absence for a personal or educational purpose which has been approved in advance by the school.

·   Educational disruption as defined in Maine law.  


Absences for other reasons are considered unexcused and may result in disciplinary consequences. If a student is absent because due to quarantining, they must continue to engage in their remote work according to their hybrid schedule. Students will have access to their Seesaw or Google Classroom, in addition to other materials and tech platforms or programs teachers have provided. Teachers are not expected to replicate in-person days for these students. Teachers may (but are not required to) send work home or support students in these situations, but it is not an expectation.  If we go full remote, attendance will be recorded each morning at the virtual morning meeting. Students who have not logged in to class by 10 AM will be marked absent and parents will receive a call alerting them of the absence. If an absent student comes later to do work or attends later meetings, they will be marked as Tardy (late).


School Records

Please notify the school if there are any changes in your child’s information (such as your work numbers, home address and emergency contact numbers). It is extremely important that we maintain current contact information in the case of an emergency.


Dates to remember

January 18 No School- Martin Luther King Jr. Day

February 3 and 4, Zoom Parent Teacher Conferences (teachers will be scheduling soon!)

February 15-19, February Vacation Week


As always, please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns about your child’s learning by calling 874-8210.



Ann Hanna


Thursday, December 3, 2020

December Newsletter, 2020

 December 3, 2020

Dear Parents and Guardians, 

Welcome to December! How quickly the school year is flying by. Before we know it, 2021 will be here! The first trimester ends this Friday, December 4, and report cards will be sent home with students next week.  Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about how your child is doing in school. 

At Home Learning Expectations

As we get ready to start the second trimester, we remain deeply appreciative of everything parents and guardians are doing to support your child(ren) in our Hybrid Learning model.  We know the remote days of learning require a lot of time and support on the part of families and we appreciate your commitment to your child’s education. To help all families understand the learning expectations for remote days, here are a few reminders:

  • Students are required to attend live meetings scheduled for remote days and  watch video recordings teachers post in SeeSaw or Google classroom.

  • Students must log onto Google Classroom or SeeSaw on remote days and will be responsible to submit all assignments posted. Attendance is tracked on remote days through students’ responses to online questions. 

  • Students must complete any paper/pencil work that the teacher sends home and bring the completed work back to school on their next cohort day.

  • It helps to keep a schedule for remote days. The closer this is to a ‘school schedule,’ the easier it will likely be on everyone. We understand that this isn’t always possible, so please let us know what you need for support.

Thank you for supporting your child(ren)’s participation and engagement in Remote Learning days. Please continue to let your child’s teacher know when you need materials or help with the work. 

Safety in the Parking Lot!

Thank you to all of our families who have helped make morning “drop off” and after school “pick up” safe. The morning “drop off” time before school and “pick up” time after school has students and parents negotiating a very busy parking lot. PLEASE DRIVE SLOWLY AND CAUTIOUSLY and put the safety of our students first. The drop off lane is a “kiss and go lane,” so please pull all the way forward and to the right, stay in your car, give your child a kiss goodbye and send them out to the sidewalk. Please make sure your child gets out on the right hand side of the car since other cars may be driving around your car. We would like the drop off and pick up line to move efficiently. If you need to get out of the car, please pull into a parking space to park, but please remember not to come near the staff or students waiting to be picked up on the sidewalk. 

Daily Symptom Check 

December marks the time of year when we start to see more illness caused by colds and the flu. In order to have the best chance at staying in school the longest, we need your help to keep any illness from spreading. Just a reminder that if your student has any of symptoms of illness, you should keep them home. Please contact Nurse Lynn if you have any questions.With the current rise in COVID cases, it is very important for parents and guardians to take the time to  check your children for COVID-19 symptoms each day before sending them to school. The symptoms to check are:

  • Fever 

  • Chills

  • Sore throat

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath

  • Loss of taste or smell

  • Nausea-with vomiting or diarrhea

  • Nasal congestion with runny nose

  • Body aches

If your student or anyone in your family tests positive for COVID, or have been identified as a close contact for a positive case of COVID, or have any signs or symptoms that are consistent with the COVID virus, please call your physician. Then, please contact Nurse Lynn (874-8210).  We will start the designated protocols in accordance with the Maine CDC and PPS and be in touch with your students' teacher to give them an accurate reason for your students’ absence and arrange for any work to be sent home. 


Since September,  we have focused on maintaining a safe and healthy environment for staff and students in our Hybrid Learning model.  The vast majority of our students have done an amazing job complying with mask wearing and social distancing. Please pack a few extra masks if possible so students can change them out as needed. Also, please remember to wash masks after they are used. Please note that students are required to wear a mask when riding the bus. 

New Specials

Monday, December 7 and Tuesday December 8 mark the first days of the new rotation of  Specials (Garden, Library, Art, Music, or Physical Education) for your student! Our Specials teachers are wonderful and provide a variety of great activities for your students in spite of the restrictions. Students will be in their new Specials class until the end of the trimester. 

December Break

December Break is coming. There is no school from Dec 23 - January 3rd. Classes resume Monday,  January 4th.  All the best over the holidays and Happy New Year!


Upcoming Events

Tuesday, December 15, PTO meeting, 5:00

Wednesday, December 23 to January 3: No School, Winter Break




Ann Hanna




Thursday, November 5, 2020

November 2020


November 2, 2018


Dear Parents and Guardians,


It is hard to believe that it is November already! How quickly the last few weeks have gone by. November is the time of year we normally start to prepare for Parent/Teacher Conferences. However, due to COVID-19, Parent/Teacher Conferences have been pushed back to February, 2021. First trimester Report Cards WILL be sent home the week of December 7. Please feel free to reach out to your child’s teacher if you have any questions about how your child is doing in school.


Report Cards

You may be wondering how teachers will be grading student work for the first trimester during our Hybrid Learning model? Portland’s elementary schools have identified a few high priority learning standards for teachers to focus on at each grade level. The high priority learning standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in Math and English Language Arts from kindergarten through 5th grade. Teachers will be marking your child’s progress on report cards relative to where we would expect them to be at this point in the year based on what we taught. The reason we are reporting this way is so that you and your child are really clear on how they are doing and where they might need more support or challenge. We understand that all students are different and some students might take longer to become proficient in a standard, especially when learning is disrupted due to COVID-19.  It is our goal to support ALL students so they are at or above grade level by the end of the year. 


PPS will use a "met/not yet met" system to assess the progress of our PK-5 students attending the Hybrid Learning model this trimester. Teachers will mark “met/not yet met”  on report cards to show how your student is progressing toward learning the key grade level standards. We believe this system is more developmentally appropriate for elementary school students and more in line with what we believe about teaching and learning. Also, especially in this time of hybrid learning and pandemic-related stress for children and families, we believe a “met/not yet met” system is most fair for children given the equity impacts of the virus. 


Remote Learning Expectations

We are deeply appreciative of everything parents and guardians are doing to support your child(ren) in our Hybrid Learning model. Every day your child is remote there is still school work that must be completed and turned in to the teacher.  We know the remote days of learning require a lot of time on the part of families and we value your commitment to your child’s education. To help all families understand the learning expectations for remote days, we have developed the following guidelines:


  • Students are required to attend live events scheduled during their assigned class time, or watch video recordings of any live meetings. Students must keep their cameras and audio ON throughout the lesson or until the teacher releases the class. 

  • Students should log onto Google Classroom or SeeSaw daily and will be responsible to complete and submit all assignments posted. Attendance is tracked on remote days through students’ responses to online questions. 

  • Students will complete any paper/pencil work that the teacher sent home and bring the completed work back to school on their next cohort day.

  • Please let your child’s teacher know when you need materials or help with the work Please communicate concerns with teachers, related service staff, and/or support staff.

  • Thank you for supporting your child(ren)’s participation and engagement in Remote Learning each day.


Garden Special 

As you may have heard from your students, this year Garden has been added as a NEW special to the existing rotation of Art, Music, and PE specials. Together, Anna Franceschetti, the new garden educator and Lilly Kendall, the Food Corps member at Talbot, have created an engaging, creative Garden curriculum that is tied to Next Generation Science standards. We are excited to welcome all of your students into the Garden at some point this year. With our current students, the educators have been covering a broad range of topics, from how plants grow, preparing our garden for winter, why our leaves change color in the fall, how our food scraps decompose and much more! 


Our school Garden is located at the edge of the Talbot parking lot and is shared with the Riverton community gardeners. Additionally, we have a small fruit tree orchard located behind the garden, six raised beds located in the front of the school, as well as five apple trees located on the hill near the bus loop. Throughout the year students will explore all of these spaces to learn about food systems, nutrition, and the natural world. In the winter, we will use the Community Room to hold our class and continue to teach students about food systems. Some of our winter lessons will include exploring worm bins, seed saving, and nutrition. We are so excited to work with your students to dig into how food grows and explore the phenomena of our natural world. If you are interested in supporting maintenance and other school garden projects, please email about joining the Talbot School Garden Team. 




Art Special

4th and 5th graders have been studying Abstract Expressionist artists and use of color blending, brush strokes and emotion in painting. They have been studying the artist Jean-Michel Basquiat and his Neo-expressionist artwork and figures. Students have created a mixed media project that includes acrylic painting, collage and oil pastels to portray a figure displaying emotions, thoughts and identity.  We are now beginning another mixed media project that includes embossing techniques, collage and paint markers.  In this project, students are learning about Pacific Northwest Native American culture and art, along with the Ancient Mesoamerican cultures of Mayans, Aztecs and Incas and their artwork and symbolism.  Through this knowledge, they are creating artworks that are inspired by these cultures.  Pre-K have been doing line and shape projects with crayons and watercolor paintings. They have made shape faces, and pattern pumpkins from these earlier lessons.


Scholastic Virtual Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be online this year. The dates for the Virtual Book Fair are November 19 through December 2nd. Shop online for some wonderful books for your child and/or your child’s class. Thank you to PTO volunteers for organizing the Virtual Book Fair. More details about how to log in and shop will be coming soon. Just a friendly reminder that a portion of all sales from the Book Fair goes directly into supporting Talbot School!


Flu Clinic

One of the best ways to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot every year. Talbot will be holding a Flu Clinic on Monday, November 16 for Cohort A and Tuesday, November 17 for Cohort B students. If you would like your child to have a flu shot at school, parents need to fill out the form completely and return it to the school.  Please be assured that if you have not returned the form, your child will not be given a flu shot. Teachers will remind students to pass in the returned flu permission forms, but be aware that sometimes the forms do not get passed in.  Please feel free to call and check to make sure your child's form has been turned in. Our goal is for every child to be protected against the flu this year!



The school office uses an automated robo call system for when students are marked absent from school without a notification from a parent/guardian. Parents/Guardians are expected to call the school office at 874-8210 or email Andrea Manuel prior to 8:00 A.M. if their child will be absent or tardy for in person AND remote days.  Parents/Guardians who have not called in for an absent or tardy child will receive the automated phone call as a reminder to call the office to provide the reason for the absence. Excused absences are defined by Maine State Law and the Portland School Board of Education as:


  • personal illness;

  • an appointment with a health professional that must be made during school hours;

  • observance of a religious holiday;

  • a family emergency; or

  • a planned absence for a personal or educational purpose that has been approved in advance by the principal/assistant principal. 


Maine Law (20-A MRSA 5001- A) requires that children attend school every day.   In cases of excessive unexcused absences (7 or more!) for which the parent is responsible, the school department may refer to the Department of Human Services and law enforcement. Therefore, it is extremely important to notify the office whenever your child is absent from school, including Remote Days.


Cold Weather Gear

One feature of the Hybrid Learning Model that we embrace at Talbot School is the opportunity to bring students outside to our beautiful outdoor learning spaces every day, even in the colder months. We urge you to do your best to send your children appropriately dressed for learning outside as we move into colder seasons. We have students go outside every day throughout the winter, unless the temperature drops below 13 degrees with wind chill. Students need jackets, hats, snow pants, boots and gloves/mittens in order to be safely protected from the cold when they are outside at wiggle break or learning in the outdoor classroom. If you need help getting any of these items for your child, please contact the office at 874-8210. 


Curriculum Information

Please be sure to check out our new slides and videos that give information and overviews of the instructional program happening at each grade level in our Hybrid Learning Model. You can visit the Curriculum Information Videos on our webpage at



Important Dates in November

November 11 - No School Veterans Day

November 11 - Last day of PTO Charleston Wrap Fundraiser

November 25, 26, 27 - No School Thanksgiving break


With appreciation,


Ann Hanna



April Newsletter

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