eLearning Updates for Ames Families

 
 
Parent Communication
 
eLearning Information
 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

 

Hello Ames Families-

 

This is a reminder that our eLearning materials and Chromebook distribution is taking place today. 

 

Please make sure you stop by Ames TODAY at the following times:

 

11:00am to 12:30pm or  5:00pm to 6:30pm 

 

We need you to stop by Ames TODAY.

 

To better mitigate contact with one another, we will not be permitting our families to enter the building.  The health and safety of our Ames families is of the utmost importance.  My expectation is to adhere to social distancing recommendations, while facilitating a quick and easy pick up for parents.

 

I will be posting updates regarding our school closure and eLearning on the Ames Twitter Page. 

Connect with us on Twitter for the latest updates: @D96Ames

 

-Todd

 

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

 

Hello Ames Families-

 

This is a reminder that our eLearning materials and Chromebook distribution is taking place tomorrow at the following times.

 

Wednesday, March 18 

  • 11:00am to 12:30pm

                    and  

  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm 

 

To better mitigate contact with one another, we will not be permitting our families to enter the building.  The health and safety of our Ames families is of the utmost importance.  My expectation is to adhere to social distancing recommendations, while facilitating a quick and easy pick up for parents.  

 

Here are the REVISED pick-up procedures as of today: 

 

  • All parents will pick up their child's materials at the front entrance of Ames.
  • Ames staff will have a table right outside the front door and will place your child's materials on the table for you to take.
  • Due to the chance for rain, please make sure to bring an umbrella or wait in your car for a few minutes if there is a line of parents waiting to pick up their child's materials.
  • The line should move quickly, as all materials are labeled with your child's name and we have several staff members in the building distributing the materials.
     

Here's who needs to stop by Ames to pick materials and Chromebooks up: 

 

  • Parents of students who were absent on Friday, March 13.
  • Parents of 3rd and 4th grade students will be picking up their child's Chromebooks. 
  • AM & PM kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade parents need to pick up eLearning packets, which include teacher packets, art, music, PE and library materials. 
  • 5th grade band or orchestra instruments need to be picked up as well.

 

Please make every effort to pick up your child's materials on Wednesday, March, 18 from 11:00am to 12:30pm and 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  We are hoping that ALL of our families can pick up their materials on Wednesday.

 

If you want to pick up a packet for one of your neighbor's children, we can allow that.  We cannot allow parents to pick up another child's Chromebook, other than their own. 

 

Thank you, and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. 

 

-Todd 

 

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Monday, March 16, 2020
 

Hello Ames Families- 

 

Welcome to our virtual learning community at Ames Elementary School.  I anticipate posting updates to the eLearning Updates for Ames Families website as new information becomes available.  I will send a communication through School Messenger as I update our eLearning website so you know to check for new information. 

 

Click the eLearning Updates for Ames Families website. 

 

Here's what you need to know to get your child started with eLearning at Ames. 

 

All of your child's teachers will be available between the hours of 8:30am and 1:30pm on Monday through Friday, with the exception of Spring Break (March 23 through March 27).  This includes your child's classroom teacher and any other teacher your child has been working with this school year.  Please reach out to them at any time between 8:30am and 1:30pm so we can better support your child's learning at home.  Our staff will be reaching out to you on a regular basis so we can stay connected during this time of eLearning at Ames. 

 

We will be distributing eLearning materials and Chromebook's for pick-up on: 

 

Wednesday, March 18 

  • 11:00am to 12:30pm
and 
  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm 

 

The health and safety of our Ames families is of the utmost importance.  My expectation is to adhere to social distancing recommendations, while facilitating a quick and easy pick up for parents.  The Ames paraprofessionals and our office staff have been coordinating this process all day.  I am optimistic that it is going to run smoothly.

 

Here are the pick-up procedures: 

 

  • Parents of students who were absent on Friday, March 13 will pick up their materials in the Ames Office. 
  • All other parents enter through the main entrance of the building to pick up their child's materials. 
  • We have pick-up set up through the main entry hallway of Ames.  We will only be letting in 5 parents at a time to visit the table (by grade-level) to pick up your child's materials. 
  • You will enter through the front door and exit though the side door of Ames. 
  • Staff will be available to move the flow of traffic along quickly. 
  • We will be letting in about 5 parents in the building at a time.   
  • The pick-up only takes a minute, so we anticipate the line will flow quickly.   
     

Here's who needs to stop by Ames to pick materials and Chromebooks up: 

 

  • Students who were absent on Friday will pick-up their materials in the Ames main office. 
  • Parents of 3rd and 4th grade students will be picking up their child's Chromebooks in the main hallway. 
  • AM & PM kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade parents need to pick up eLearning packets, which include art, music, and PE materials, in the main hallway. 
  • 5th grade parents need to pick up their child's band or orchestra instrument in the main hallway. 

 

Please make every effort to pick-up your child's materials on Wednesday, March, 18 from 11:00am to 12:30pm and 5:00pm to 6:30pm.  If you are unable to pick up your child's materials on Wednesday, please call the Ames main office at 708-447-0759 to request another pick-up day/time.  We are hoping most, if not all, of our families can pick up their materials on Wednesday. 

 

Thank you, and please feel free to reach out to me with any questions. 

 

-Todd 

 

Todd A. Gierman, Principal 

A.F. Ames Elementary School 

[email protected]