Weekly Announcements from Mrs. Bedard

Weekly Announcements from Mrs. Bedard

We miss you, Dolphins! Please copy and paste this link to view a video message from LCM!

https://youtu.be/oVcDh5Q0ZNM

Reminder: 

Due to COVID-19, our campus will remain closed through Friday, April 10th.  School is scheduled to resume on Monday, April 13th. Information about the closure is available on the District website: 

https://www.smusd.org/coronavirus__covid-19_

Our District has also compiled a list of Optional Resources that families can access for digital learning.  The resources can be accessed via this link:

https://www.smusd.org/coronavirus__covid-19_


New Message from 3.26.2020

Hello Dolphin Families,

Below are a few updates for our families:

READ ALOUD

Today's read aloud is brought to you by Mrs. Sandoval.  She read the book, Wish.  Copy/paste this link to enjoy today's story: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Yn_vIxpl1g&feature=youtu.be

 

STAFF MESSAGE TO LCM FAMILIES

Our staff misses our students!  Please follow this link to access a video created on behalf of our LCM staff for the entire LCM community: 

https://youtu.be/oVcDh5Q0ZNM

 

Weekly Update for the Week of 3.29.2020

Hello Dolphin Families,

This is Mrs. Bedard, principal of La Costa Meadows, with your weekly announcements. I hope that all of our families are continuing to stay healthy.

DAILY READ ALOUD Below is the link to Monday’s read aloud. The read aloud was hosted by Mrs. Berning and she read the book, This is Sadie. Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6mcMZEOgbQ&feature=youtu.be

ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND DAILY PLANNER

Tomorrow, Monday, March 29th, a new daily and weekly planner for this week will be available on the District website for each grade level. This planner provides families with specific activities that students can complete within the different subject areas. The intent of these activities and the resources available on the Student Learning Activities tab is to provide students the opportunity to practice, enrich, apply and maintain skills learned to date. Our teachers are available so please feel free to contact your child’s teacher if you have questions about the content of the optional resources. We are happy to help! You can access the planners via the link below:

https://www.smusd.org/student_learning_activities/elementary_optional_resources

Try this link for Week Two resources if needed:

https://sites.google.com/smusd.org/smusd-optional-learning/grades-tk-5?authuser=0

If your family is not able to access the online resources on the District’s webpage, paper packets will be available, and can be picked up on Tuesday, March 31st, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at La Costa Meadows. Please note, these packets are only for families who do not yet have a device or internet access.

MEAL DISTRIBUTION

Meal distribution sites across our District are being condensed. Beginning tomorrow, Monday, March 30th, meal service will no longer be available at La Costa Meadows. The closest distribution site will be at San Elijo Middle School. LCM Families are welcome to visit any of the meal distribution sites throughout our District and those sites will continue to distribute meals to any children 18 and under, Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. each day. Each meal includes lunch and a breakfast item for the next day. For more information and a list of the school sites where lunch distribution will be taking place, please see the attached flyer. Our amazing CNS staff will be supporting lunch distribution at the other sites in our District!

SPRING BREAK

Our District’s official Spring Break begins next Monday, April 6th and extends through Friday, April 10th. During this week, I will not be sending any daily read alouds out via email. I know that many of our families had travel plans for the week that had to be canceled or postponed. I hope that all of our families are able to make the most of this week at home and perhaps some backyard campouts are in order!

DISTANCE LEARNING

In her last communication to the community on March 23rd, Dr. Garcia shared the following information, "In anticipation of a prolonged school closure (beyond that of April 10th), and further magnified by Governor Newsom’s recent comments and accompanying Executive Orders, our district has been brainstorming, planning and collaborating on the development of our second prong approach--a Distance Learning educational model we project will begin upon our return from Spring Break.

This new instructional delivery model highlights the importance of students having access to a device (computer, laptop, tablet) as well as reliable internet in order to fully engage in learning activities." As a result, we are anticipating moving to a distance learning model upon our return from Spring Break.

Here at LCM, our focus last week and this week will continue to be on ensuring that all of our students have access to a device and internet at home. We have been working with our families to make sure that our students have the tools they will need to move to distance learning. Our teachers have started accessing some professional development opportunities that will support them in launching distance learning. The final details of the distance learning plan are still being worked out at the District level and once those details are finalized, Dr. Garcia will communicate next steps to the entire SMUSD community.

As we prepare to move to distance learning, I’d like to remind our community of the importance of being patient and extending grace to one another during this time. Distance learning will be new for staff, students, and families. We will encounter challenges along the way but as long as we approach the speed bumps with positive, solutions-based mindsets, we will overcome the challenges that we encounter together because we are LCM strong.

TIPS TO STAY HEALTHY ALL YEAR LONG

One of our amazing LCM parents who works in the medical field put together a resource with tips to stay healthy throughout the year. The resource is attached to this message. Thank you, Coastal Family Urgent Care, for this valuable resource.

Ways To Stay Well.pdf

LCM CARAVAN

Wow! There are no words to convey what an amazing experience the staff caravan was this past Friday. Our staff needed to see our students just as much as our students needed to see us! We appreciate that the vast majority of our families adhered to the social distancing guidelines. While we were excited to see our families, maintaining safety remained a primary goal during the caravan. For those families who were unable to come out in front of their homes, we hope that you still felt our love and that you were able to participate virtually through the Facebook live feed. I’d like to give a huge shoutout to Mrs. Cherveny and Ms. Pacino for planning and organizing the route. Jeff Zevely, a former LCM parent and journalist for CBS 8, covered the caravan. The link to his story can be found below:

https://www.cbs8.com/article/news/local/zevely-zone/teacher-caravans-hit-the-streets-to-cheer-up-students/509-5660cbaa-cc60-44b5-b22d-949baff6acb2?fbclid=IwAR007KD773JBv9VDuBcx91848YRQofAukRIGnoB1

Additionally, imagine my surprise when I woke up on Saturday morning to find a communication sent to me from a reporter for Yahoo News! She saw the coverage of the caravan and wanted to write a story about it too! Here is the link to the article that she wrote:

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/teachers-organize-50-car-parade-for-students-during-the-coronavirus-pandemic-there-were-a-lot-of-tears-234800826.html

As I drove home from LCM on Friday evening, my heart was full. We have an amazing community that exemplifies teamwork and love. Thank you, LCM Superheroes, tall and small! 

Thank you and have a wonderful week!

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