Letter from Dr. Perano

Posted by Sally Perano on 4/14/2020

Dear Parents of K - 2nd grades,

 I hope you all are doing well and staying healthy.  I know I speak for the McNair Staff when I say that we are deeply saddened that we are not connected with your children on a daily basis.  Please hug your child(ren) and let them know that we all miss them! 

The Hazelwood School District is committed to getting instructional materials in your hands.  By the end of this week, I should have all workbooks for Kindergarten - 2nd grade organized, packaged and ready for mailing.  Our primary students will have workbooks for reading, math, science & social studies.  Kindergarten and first grade will have 2 reading workbooks and 1 each for math, science & social studies, while second grade will receive 1 workbook for each content area.

 Each grade level is planning instructional activities one week at a time.  Each teacher will continue to share the upcoming week’s activities through email or Dojo or Google classroom, but you can also find them posted on our school website.  For our students receiving additional support for various reasons, you may also reach out to those teachers for academic support.

To help balance the academic learning provided by the content workbooks, we are encouraging students to also:

  1. Read or be read to for at least 20 minutes each day.
  2. Choose a special area activity to participate in or complete each day.  (You can find these activities on the MCnair Elementary School Website)

I am aware that what we are all experiencing can be stressful for adults and for children.  While we want students to participate in learning Monday-Friday, please help support your child’s learning by also providing daily brain breaks of fun, preferred activities.  Classroom teachers will continue to provide support through Google Classroom, Dojo, email, and for some, Google Meets.  We are all in this together...and together we will come out better and stronger than ever!

Your partner in education,

Dr. Sally Perano



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