As part of a science unit, third graders in Ms. Kelly Wilkin’s class at Remington Traditional are researching and writing a report on an animal of their choice. They are finding basic facts about their animal, describing the ecosystem they live in and explaining adaptations which help them survive.
The Pattonville Community Action Team (PCAT) is offering “Healing the Cove,” a series of free online sessions designed to provide Pattonville families, staff and community members with information and support on a variety of topics related to mental health and well-being. Each month during the school year, PCAT will offer two online sessions on topics facing local families, such as coping with stress, suicide prevention for caregivers, getting control of your finances and helping your child with anxiety. The sessions are free, but require pre-registration. For more information or to register, go online at bit.ly/healingthecove.
We want to make you aware of two important changes to our calendars for the remainder of the first semester. Next week, there are no classes from Nov. 25 through 27. With Monday, Nov. 23, being our normal virtual learning day, we have decided to switch Tuesday, Nov. 24, from an in-person day for students with the last name A-K to a 100% virtual learning day for all students. This will help balance out instruction and allow every student to have two days of instruction next week. We will use this same structure next month for the days leading up to winter break. Monday, Dec. 21 will be our normal virtual learning day, and Tuesday, Dec. 22, will be changed to a 100% virtual learning day for all students instead of in-person for some students. Below is a summary of these dates.
Elementary teachers at Drummond Elementary School and middle school teachers at Remington Traditional School are piloting a new reporting system called Empower. This online reporting tool allows teachers to showcase student growth as they work on developing mastery in their learning standards. Empower supports students, parents and teachers by providing a visible guide showing a student’s progression in learning math and English language arts. This allows teachers and students to identify where a student is on their learning path and set goals for ongoing learning. Elementary schools and Remington will begin using Empower in the 2021-2022 school year with training for staff coming second semester.
Students in Ms. Shannon Fleming's class enjoyed spending time outside at the new playground area at the Pattonville Early Childhood Center. The space was created thanks to the PTO applying for a grant from the Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund.
PTO treasurer and school secretary Laura Wick said they received $4,800 to build it.
Pattonville continues to offer free curbside meal pickup for Pattonville students once a week. Families can pick up meals from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 5 to 6 p.m. on Mondays at Pattonville High School (except for days when school is closed due to holidays, breaks or winter weather). The meal bags contain five breakfasts and five lunches for the whole week and are distributed under the bridge at the high school.