By now, you have likely heard the news that Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker ordered all Illinois schools to remain closed for the remainder of this school year, and remote learning will continue. Like you, we are heartbroken that we will not be able to meet with our students in person before the school year comes to a close. This is not the end to the school year that they or we could have ever imagined. There are so many questions on how this will all work out and CPS is planning to answer those questions as quickly as possible. As I receive information, I will share it with you right away.
With that being said….You did it! You made it through our very first week of Remote Learning! Our educators have been working tirelessly to provide meaningful, differentiated instruction for each of our students but we recognize that there is no way we could accomplish this work without each of YOU!
All of us at Beaubien want to take a special moment to say Thank You for the hard work you are pouring into your children right now. We know that no two families are experiencing the same thing throughout this pandemic. This is a very unique time that comes with a myriad of emotions. Some of you may be experiencing loss, balancing new work schedules, trying to teach your children, and much more. Trust us – we see you. We hear you. We’re feeling it, too.
Each of you deserve a big “A” for such a successful first week. You each deserve an A for:
*Helping us achieve over 95% engagement with our students!
*Picking up technology from the school!
*Reading a book with your child!
*Encouraging your child to play outside!
*Responding to your child’s teacher!
*Giving your child (and yourself!) a break when things get overwhelming!
We acknowledge that you are receiving communications from the district around grading policies and we’ve been addressing these initiatives with our teacher teams to ensure they understand what grading looks like for Beaubien. Rest assured, Quarter 3 grades at Beaubien are only representing your child’s progress up to March 17th and the work that students have been completing remotely will only help their grades. We know that no grade right now is truly reflective of content mastery and want to ensure you that there is more communication forthcoming.
What to expect for next week:
*Teachers will be reaching out to check in with you for *Report Card Pick Up on or before Wednesday, April 22nd.
*Report cards will be mailed to the address you have on file with us
*You will receive next week’s Remote Learning Plan from your child’s teacher by Monday morning
*Specials Plans will be in a Google Classroom for each student
*There will not be remote learning on Wednesday, April 22nd to reserve the time for Report Card Pick Up
Please take the time to reach out to your child’s teacher if you need anything at all. We are all here to work together and support one another.
The staff at Beaubien encourage you to try some of these fun activities below.
Earth Day Poster Contest!
Create your poster over the weekend! Each school will have one poster chosen! Email your creation to your teacher by Monday, April 20th!
Heal Documenting Memories
Looking for a fun way to capture this historical time? Click below for a fun Time Capsule to work on over the weekend with your child(ren)!
Let’s Get Outside this weekend!