W.W.06.11.20
Last Item Pick Up day, June 16
 
PRINCIPALS VIDEO MESSAGE
https://youtu.be/nhc7UkWmIMw
 
REPORT CARDS PROCESS (End of next week)
Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, all PUSD schools moved to Distance Learning beginning March 16. As PUSD transitioned to Distance Learning, your child was provided opportunities to participate in learning activities focused primarily on reading, writing, and mathematics. Though rubric/grading marks were not utilized in Distance Learning, feedback was provided by the teacher to the student. 

Prior to school closures, students had received academic achievement feedback via the Trimester 2 progress report. In all marks for trimester three, “DL” was utilized to denote Distance Learning. 

Parents you will be able to access your child’s Elementary Progress Report at https://sis.powayusd.com/PXP2_Login.aspx
 
*Choose I am a parent
*Login with their PUSD password.  If you do not know your parent password, go to    password.powayusd.com
*Click on your child’s name if you have more than one child
*Click on Report Card on the left
 
Last Day of School
The last day of school is traditionally celebrated, honoring another year of growth and learning.  This year is no different in the cause of celebration, only the way that might look.  Enjoy sharing the FUN memories of this year with your child.  This was our 40th year as SUNDANCE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!  We enjoyed having former students, parents and teachers join us in that recognition.  New friendships were made, academic milestones were met and our students showed how adaptable they can be in our distance learning.  It was a year to remember, and yes……celebrate!  Ice cream all around!!
This downloadable End of School Year Interview may be a fun way to record your child’s thoughts of this last year.  School Year Interview
 
LIBRARY BOOK RETURN
Please check your bookshelves for any library books that may have been overlooked.  Email Joni to arrange a time for dropping off those items.  jgilbert@powayusd.com
 
PERSONAL ITEMS
Thank you to those who responded to the request to pick up items left at school.  If you do not hear otherwise from your teacher, please plan on a curbside pick-up on Tuesday, June 16, 9:00 -11:00 AM. 
 
CHROMEBOOKS
Please hold on to Chromebooks that had been checked out from Sundance in March.  They may be kept at home to use for summer learning. 
 
Food and Nutrition
The district is aware that the impact of CoVid19 is widespread and is affecting our communities.  Even if you did not before, you may now qualify for free or reduced lunch as well at the temporary P-EBT card providing up to $365 per student.    To apply, FIRST complete the lunch application at MySchoolApps and then the EBT application https://ca.p-ebt.org/en/
 If your child has been receiving free or reduced lunch at school already, you may have already received this one time P-EBT card.

All students are now eligible to receive free sack lunches at designated locations.  Please visit the website at https://powayunutrition.com  This lunch distribution will end the last day of school, June 11.
  
2020-21 NEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT
TK/K-5 New Student Online Enrollment Continues. Information can be found at https://powayusd.com/enrollment  
 
NEWS FROM MRS. CARDINALE, COUNSELOR:
Counselor's Corner Newsletter
 
Sundance T-Shirts
Do you have an opinion on what Sundance Spirit Wear should look like for next year?  Come and join the Sundance Spirit Wear team!  Please contact Sonja Thoma at SundanceSpiritwear@gmail.com for more information.
 
2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR
If your address has changed after you have registered, please notify Joni right away.  We will require a new Residence Verification Form and   two proofs of residency to verify your address.  If you will not be attending Sundance for the 2020-2021 school year, please contact us as soon as possible.  jgilbert@powayusd.com   
These updates are very important as we move into planning for the new school year.
 
SDSU K-12 READING PROGRAM
The San Diego State University K-12 Reading Program has opened early, reduced rates, and converted all classes to a live online format, to help parents and schools maintain student education during these unusual times. The classes are live, teacher-led online classes are available now and throughout the summer, for Pre-K through 12thgrade students.  

The curriculum is high caliber and has been taught in a live, online format for 5 years already with over 50,000 school-age students.  The classes are led by highly-trained teachers with many years’ experience teaching effectively in online classrooms.  Skills taught include:
Early Elementary: letter recognition, phonemic awareness, sight words, phonics
Mid-to-Late Elementary: fluency, phonics, long-word decoding, comprehension, textbook reading, writing
Middle and High School: doubling reading speed, comprehension, writing, notetaking, test preparation, textbook strategies

 Many parents are seeking solutions to keep their children productively engaged and ready to hit the ground running when in-person school resumes. Should a parent have trouble opening the attachment they could also visit our website at https://sdsu.readingclasses.org/.
 
MESA VERDE ASES
If you are a current 5th grade parent who is interested in a before or after school program, you are asked to complete an online interest form for ASES for the 2020-2021 school year. The survey link will also allow MVMS to express interest in the ASES program at other PUSD middle school if MVMS is not the intended middle school for 2020-2021.
 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdFrGiMwq18WJnWnqXP-DIM3fXBVgL_wpJOgHkj2aFV358Ndg/viewform
  
 
sundance shutdown support page
A fun way to share ideas is to join the Sundance Shutdown Support group on Facebook!  Again, this is not administered by the school but provides some connection and fun activities during this time.
 
NEW INTEGRATED CALENDAR AVAILABLE
Wouldn’t it be great to have ALL of the Sundance events (PAC and Foundation) on your phone and always up-to-date with the latest info?  This amazing technology (Google Calendar) can be yours by visiting: http://www.twintrailsfoundation.org/calendar and clicking the "Add to Google Calendar" button at the bottom of the page. By importing this calendar to your phone you will automatically have the most up-to-date information at your fingertips. Those with iPhones might also be interested in these instructions for “Seeing Google Calendar events on Your Apple Calendar”.  This will keep you in the loop, do it now and thank us later! 
 
NEW SUNDANCE INSTAGRAM PAGE 
We have a new Instagram Page to go along with our Facebook page it’s: sundanceelementary (all one word.) We have about 35 followers but mostly K parents. We’d love to get some other grades involved. This page will focus more on classroom activities vs. whole school.
 
SUNDANCE PARENT FACEBOOK PAGE
Some Sundance Parents have created a Facebook Page to help build more community within our school.  This group is not administered by the school in any way but provides a chance to connect with other Sundance Parents: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1456800417734747/ 
 

 
 



 

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