We hope everyone enjoyed their break and got to get some rest. I’m sure as the break ends, we are anticipating the need to help our community.
We have been able to keep our school open with minimal disruption, and that is in part to our community trust and volunteers, but we need more support! The more support we have, the more we have the ability to lessen the impact of Omicron as we have seen through our efforts from September to December.
- We need more sign-ups for lunchroom volunteers to help mitigate the potential transmission of covid-19 in our schools. As we all know, Omicron is very transmissible, and we need more dedicated volunteers — especially now that we don’t have Adah* and we need backup people.
- For greater understanding about why we lost funding for our lunch lead please feel free to show up to the next PTA Meeting on January 11th.
- We need a dedicated Friday Lunch Lead. Our Friday person’s childcare facility is closed and our friend is scrambling for Childcare support. If you can be that person, please let me know.
Someone asked if they can be a volunteer in other ways but, to be honest, we have to still maintain a closed school due to all the vector points of transmission
Supporting the lunch room does the following :
- Implement Layered Mitigation Strategies
- Support our overwhelmed Teachers and Staff
- Allows Staff to have a lunch break
- Help our Students have social engagement in their community.
Here is the sign-up for January for Lunch
If you would like to support recess, we are starting that up in January.
Why are we looking at male role models at recess? Besides equity between parents, the behaviors that boys exhibit at recess show up differently every day, but having a male role model who can observe, understand and relate to the dynamics from children can help encourage and identify what is normal, but unwanted behavior vs alarming behavior. The experience that a young boy and the adults who see him can be a positive impact for all involved.