The Bronco Beat

 April 6, 2020

 

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LOOKING AHEAD - April

April 6: MS Advisory @ 8am (Day 1)

April 6: HS Fourth Quarter Begins

April 6-8: Online Learning Continues

April 8: MS Virtual Spirit Day - See FLYER FOR MS VIRTUAL SPIRIT DAY

April 9&10:  Classes will not "meet" & no online instruction; student work assignments only

April 13: MS Fourth Quarter begins (Day 3)

April 13:  New B*Well Events - see B*Well

April 14:  HS Council Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday @ 7pm (link to come)

April 16: MS Third Quarter grades will be available

April 19: HS Online Mock SAT @ 8:45am-12:30 pm - see flyer

April 24: ES 4th Grade Parent Placement Form Due 

April 26: HS Online Mock ACT  @ 8:45am-12:30 pm - see flyer

April 30: ES Council Meeting - details to come

RESOURCES: 

Link to new B*Well Resources

Link to new BOLD Update & Resources

Link to School UpdatesSchool Psychology Department Resources

See also Remote Learning Parent Guidelines; District website: Online Educational Resources.

PTA CALL TO VOLUNTEER

Although we are in uncertain times, we are still looking to the future so that we are prepared for the 2020-21 school year. In the coming week, the PTA will send out a CALL TO VOLUNTEER for positions on the 2020-21 School Councils or PTA Board. Now, perhaps more than ever, we need the help of our parent body to strengthen our sense of community.

EXECUTIVE FUNCTION TALK

The BOLD Council is working on re-scheduling the Executive Function Talk with Rachel Haddad. It will be offered as a Zoom conference and will focus on quarantine specific strategies for helping your child maintain and build on their executive function skills.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Kindergarten Registration for the 20-21 School Year is underway online. For information and to register please visit this website. Any questions about registration can be directed to smaher@bronxvilleschool.org. Any questions about accessing the form or parent portal (current BXV families only) can be directed to portalsupport@bronxvilleschool.org

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Principal's Update:  Beginning the week of April 13, all classroom teachers will be running sessions on Zoom three times per week. In the event our school closure runs past April 15, ES will be using this platform as a way of maintaining a sense of classroom community. Information on how to access zoom, guidelines for students, and security measures will be forthcoming.  

 

Additional Resources:

MIDDLE SCHOOL

Monday 4/6:

@8am: Advisory will meet tomorrow morning and Mondays going forward @8am.  

@11:30 am: MS e-Newspaper club meets tomorrow. Google Class join code: ra6nhkz

@1pm: NYT Crossword for Beginners:  Zoom Link (password: MSNYT20)

Tuesday 4/7:  

American Sign Language with Mrs. O'Dwyer.

@1pm: Trivial Details:  Zoom Link (password is required: MSTD20)

Wednesday 4/8:

@1pm: Diagramming Class #3 Zoom Link (password if needed: MSCD20)

Thursday 4/9

@1pm: Geography - Zoom Link (Password if needed: MSGC20)

 

To learn more about this week's Mindfulness Challenge, please visit the website:

Middle School Psychology Website

MS Yearbook - Yearbooks can be ordered here.   

MS's Bronco TV Jr.:  click HERE for Food Drive Promo Video & Interviews

HIGH SCHOOL

Quarter End; 4th Quarter & Grades

Quarter 3 ended  Friday, April 3 for HS and the new 4th quarter for HS starts today, Monday, April 6.  Students will receive letter grades for this period, as in Quarters 1 and 2.  The Grades tab in the Infinite Campus Portal will be removed between April 8 and April 16. Quarter 3 grades will be available on Friday, April 17.  Please check your student’s IC Portal status now for completion of all work assigned.  4th Quarter will be pass/fail but grades will be given on assignments. More information on this will follow directly from the school shortly.

Testing:

11th Grade Mock ACT/SAT testing is now being done online and the dates have changed.  See HS page or  this flyer with the new information. 

For the new  AP dates (5/11 - 5/22), see this Google Doc link.

HS Faculty Best of Compilation:

Please see the compilation of Best of...by the BHS Faculty -- if you need ideas for what to watch, listen to, read or do.  Your teachers, counselors and administrators have shared their favorites.

High School Yearbook

Order the 2020 Bronxville High School Yearbook at: https://www.yearbookordercenter.com/index.cfm/job/14190

BOLD COUNCIL​​

Please bookmark our page (https://www.bronxvillepta.org/bold) for updates and resources, including the following:  

  • See School link for Speech/PT/PT service child received services for speech/OT/PT, please visit our related services website.

  • Coach Paul’s Online Adaptive Gym Class” - The Miracle League of CT is collaborating with Oak Hill Adaptive Sports and Fitness to provide 20-30-minute online classes which are posted each Tuesday and Thursday at 1pm on our respective Facebook pages or the website. Coach Paul Weiland, an adaptive PE teacher (and familiar to many of our Miracle League families), leads participants through stretching, warmups, exercises and fun activities that are adapted for children of ALL abilities. The equipment used are items readily available to you in your homes. Your children may participate at any time that is convenient for you.

  • Access Living: Daily updates on Covid-19 resources for the disabilities community.  Click here:

  • Keshet.org Tips for parents of children with disabilities. Click here.

  • From the National Autism Association (naa@nationalautism.org), see here.

  • NYT Article: Outfitting a Home for a Child on the Autism Spectrum

  • Scholastic Resources by Grade

ATHLETICS

Due to Covid-19, the Athletic Department decided to cancel Modified Sports Spring Season for MS athletes. It's unclear when school will reopen and if/when spring sports may begin. Students should try to follow their PE online curriculum so that they can stay active and healthy.

 

- The Apparel Committee (Sarah Pulkkinen, Mariana Mingo and Aslihan Mutlucan) have been working to get some new Bronxville School apparel and accessories in an effort to bring some happiness to the Bronxville community. More updates coming in May.

PERFORMING ARTS

 http://bronxvilleschool.wix.com/performingarts

COMMUNITY NEWS

Other Community Links

Bronxville Board of Education: https://go.boarddocs.com/ny/tbs/Board.nsf/Public

Bronxville School Foundation: https://www.bronxvilleschoolfoundation.org

Bronxville NPC: www.bronxvillenpc.com

More Community News: Flyers & MyHometownBronxville

 

 

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