Virtual Conferences October 22, 2020

October 15, 2020

Dear Parents/Guardians, 

We would like to invite you to attend a Virtual Parent-Teacher Conference on October 22, 2020. These meetings are a valuable chance to meet with your child’s class teachers to discuss how your child has settled in since the start of year, review their progress, and consider next steps in their learning. 

In order to provide parents with the most convenient conference time possible we use an appointment system throughout the school. Each appointment is 15 minutes long and we would ask all parents to adhere to the set time schedule. This is especially important because this will help keep the conversations  confidential, as parents will be logging off as other parents will be logging on.

All email requests for appointments should be returned to your child’s class teacher by  Monday, October 19, 2020.  Confirmation of appointment times will be issued by Tuesday, October 20, 2020. We will send a conference invitation out so that parents can join at their selected times. Where possible, we encourage students to take part in these meetings with their parents and teacher. 

If you are unable to attend one of the designated times, please email your child’s teacher who will arrange an alternative, mutually convenient appointment to see you. 

The times are listed below.  Please choose three times.  We will do our very best to schedule you during one of your three choices.

4:00-4:15_________________

4:15-4:30_________________

4:30-4:45_________________

4:45-5:00_________________

5:00-5:15_________________

5:15-5:30_________________

5:30-5:45_________________

5:45-6:00_________________

6:00-6:15_________________

6:15-6:30_________________

6:30-6:45_________________

6:45-7:00_________________

We look forward to hearing from you.

Ms. Callahan and Mrs. Honeycutt

Office hours for Ms.Brown-Scott, Ms. Callahan, and Mrs. Honeycutt

The three of us will be available for questions about assignments on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm and on Wednesday from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. Please contact us during our office hours. We encourage students to contact us in Canvas using their email credentials.

If you have any questions and you want to email us outside the Office Hours you are welcome to do so as well. We try to respond to all emails within a 24 hour time period. Our emails are listed below.

Ms. Brown-Scott——–sbrownscott@ccps.us

Ms. Callahan————lcallahan@ccps.us

Mrs. Honeycutt———-choneycutt@ccps.us

Team Callahan and Honeycutt

March Core Value is PATIENCE | Alloway Creek Elementary

We thank you all for your flexibility in these strange times. As educators and administrators across the county and country, we are doing our best to adjust and adapt to the new norm in education. We hope this is temporary, but until then we need to stay positive and work together to project the right message to our children. That will allow them to begin this school year with the right attitude necessary for success, and the belief that they too can overcome obstacles just as we are overcoming the challenges presented with virtual learning.

A look ahead to our 1st day of virtual learning here at LCES.

The Blue Button is the conferencing tool that will be used with Canvas. Students will need to use this daily to access their class meetings and assignments.  This 5-minute video will help students understand how the tool works.

CHECK OUT THE BIG BLUE BUTTON TUTORIAL HERE!

Or just follow these directions:

  1. Students are asked to login 15 minutes BEFORE class begins(so at 8:15 am) using whatever device you chose, log in to the http://my.ccps.us/ website. The early login will allow time to work out any technology glitches before class begins at 8:30.
  2. Find and click on the Clever icon.
  3. Find and click on the Canvas icon. This will take you to the Canvas dashboard.
  4. Click on your child’s homeroom course tab (5th HR – Honeycutt or 5th HR – Callahan). This should open your child’s virtual Bitmoji homeroom.
  5. Follow the directions on our bitmoji whiteboards to join or “start” the homeroom conference meet and greet at 8:30 am.

PLEASE join or “start” the class on time and be seated in a quiet distraction free work area. Have your supplies close by, mute your microphone until directed otherwise, and be dressed appropriately. See you at 8:30.

This main page of our blog may be a regular resource for us as we communicate with you all throughout the year. We will most likely send links to this page using the Remind app, so please check those messages frequently and ask questions. We are here to help make this year a success for everyone that has a stake in this whole process