I found this article with tips for how to handle social media issues with children really helpful. It is not easy to navigate setting limits and boundaries for children with screen time and internet use.
“Positive Internet Comment Etiquette for Kids: 14 Experts Weigh In”
Cameras On!! It is really important for students who are signed up for the Classroom Connection or Online Learning with a designated Angell teacher, to keep the camera on so the teacher can see each student. This maximizes teaching and learning. There should be a very compelling reason to keep a student’s video camera switched off. If there is a concern about the camera being obtrusive, then have a child sit so a wall is the background. This will eliminate any concern about visibility that is not wanted.
State and AAPS Outcomes/Standards
Parents have asked where to find the grade level curriculum outcomes. Here are two websites, one for our district and the other from the State of Michigan.
The AAPS Curriculum outcomes
Michigan Academic Standards (MDE)
Reminder: For Halloween, please send your child(ren)’s costume photos to Mrs. Ryan at email@example.com She will put together a virtual Halloween parade for the website.
For families still in need of a device for students, there will be an additional device distribution Please fill out this 1:1 Form to select the date and time for device pick-up that works best for you. We plan to continue to schedule device pick-ups regularly in the coming weeks as necessary until all student needs are met.
Families in need of a hotspot for connectivity can fill out this 2020-21 Student Mobile Hotspot Request Form, and a member of the IT Department will call to discuss the best option for each family.
For questions about device distribution or other technology issues, please call 734-997-1222 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
New to Angell? Take a tour of the school!
This link to Tender Press will permit you to download a coloring book for young kids. The coloring book is titled, "Georgie and the Giant Germ" and it may help students understand more about the Covid-19 virus. Tender Press is in part supported by the UM School of Social Work and focuses on relational health.
The Ann Arbor Public Schools Library Department has compiled a list of free resources (audiobooks, E-books, etc.) for students.Check it out!
Angell School in the News:
Mr. Kelly's Class visit to Cobblestone Farms was featured in the AAPS District News.
Enrollment at Angell Elementary School
We eagerly welcome registration and enrollment of students who live in the Angell attendance area.
Please consult the AAPS website if you have questions about your residency and assigned school.
Normally, the window for in-district transfer requests is from the third week of February to the third week of March. Based on enrollment numbers, it is very unlikely that Angell will have openings for in-district transfers.
After our Kindergarten / Young Fives Round-Up, we will know if there is a possibility of any in-district transfer requests. Schools with space available are determined annually based upon capacity and projected enrollment.
Please note that requests applications are accepted anytime within the application window timeframe.
Applications are NOT processed on a first come, first served basis.
Mr. Court, principal, welcomes meeting with parents seeking an in-district transfer request once it is determined that there are openings at Angell.
AAPS has more information about in-district transers here.
The Angell PTO is an active and fantastic organization. Please watch for a note from the PTO in the opening packet. They will be sending home a letter asking for an enrichment fee from every student.
This money will go towards school supplies and field trips for all students.
Click for upcoming meetings.
NEW ENROLLMENTS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR ONGOING ONLINE
Enrollment for the 2020-2021 school year is ongoing for families living in the Ann Arbor Public Schools attendance area: to begin the enrollment process, click on “Applying Online for 2020-21” below.
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