Monday Message for February 19, 2018

Happy Presidents Day!

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In observance of Presidents Day, we will be closed on Monday, Feb. 19. Happy Presidents Day!

This Week in the Village

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Dear Village,

You should have your semester 2 learning plan and be ready to get started. Please note that all work for learning cycle 1 this semester is due March 19. Our focuses this week are getting started in online classes and finalizing your passion project this learning cycle. It is important you attend campus two days a week from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Please click HERE for the Semester 2 bell schedule.

Upcoming Events

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  • Feb. 19: No School for President’s Day
  • March 19: Presentation of Learning
  • March 24: Progress Reports
  • March 26-30: Spring Break
  • May 11: Registration for 2018-2019
  • May 18: Junior/Senior Prom
  • June 4-9: Portfolio Defense Presentations
  • June 12: Senior Graduation
  • June 15: End of School

Staff Spotlight: Lynne Nirattisai

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Lynne is our math guide. Her passion for math, learning and parenting inspires our learners to develop mathematical mindsets and work to complete complex math work on site and at home. Lynne goes above and beyond to work to meet each learner’s need and create a program suited for our unique learning environment. Lynne has also developed an amazing car safety project for our learners this semester, including a carseat component, creation of test cars, and a field trip to the car crash site.

Lynne’s Learning Manifesto:

I believe you are valuable.

No matter your past, you can have a future. You are in control of your own destiny. If you need something, ask for it, and keep working until you get it. Don’t back down from a challenge, because even if you fail, you will learn and grow.

“He that will not sail ‘til dangers are over must never put to sea.” –Thomas Fuller

I believe you can do math.

Math is beautiful and nontrivial, and it is within your grasp. There is no such thing as a math person or a non-math person. You may never do algebra again, but learning math will make you curious and logical for the rest of your life.

“When people tell me they don’t like math, what they’re telling me is that, in a sense, they’ve never really done math.” –Unknown

I believe in quality work.

Don’t practice until you can get it right; practice until you can’t get it wrong. Take pride in what you put your name on. It doesn’t matter if you get it right the first time or the hundredth time. It only matters that you use mistakes as stepping stones to get to where you want to go.

“Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” –Henry Ford

Parenting Corner: Rainy Days

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Cold/rainy days can often be difficult with a curious/active toddler or preschooler. As we experience rain and cool weather, HERE are some great activities that you can set up at home with little or no cost. Which is your favorite? Any other favorite rainy day activities?