2021 Square One Art

It’s time for Square One Art!
This year, consistent with most other activities, we are using our online tools to offer special art activities.
Square One is an activity typically done in our art classes at Scribner, where students create special artwork, send it to Square One, and then offer parents the opportunity to purchase items with your son’s or daughter’s art work on it.
This year, our students will have the chance to create special artwork, not in school, but at home!
With your help and the resources on the Square One Art website, valuable artwork you will cherish for years can still be enjoyed despite the restraints we face this year.

To begin the process, we encourage you to visit the parent portal: https://www.square1art.com/parent-portal/

Follow These Simple Steps:
Create Art (see theme suggestions below)
Use 8×8 paper provided or visit Square1Art.com for additional suggestions

  • Photograph and Upload Art by 2/12/21 at Square1Art.com or Send Back to Classroom Teacher by 2/12/21
  • Shop for Keepsakes

Themes From Past Years (Feel free to create outside of these themes):

  • K = Cupcakes
  • 1st = Rainbow/Self Portrait
  • 2nd = Sunshine Faces/Warm and Cool Colors
  • 3rd = Giant Bugs
  • 4th = Outer Space/Crazy Hair Day – Black and White
  • 5th = Self Portraits

Additional Ideas:

A Day in Your Favorite Season
A Picture of Your Favorite Flower(s) Alone or in a Garden or Vase
Draw Your Favorite Farm Animal or Pet
Draw a Fairytale House

Important Points to Remember:

Make your drawings super colorful!
Use mediums like markers, oil pastels, and construction paper.
Colored pencils and crayons are not bright enough or are too messy for the project.
Please contact Michelle Gibbs with any questions.

PCSD to Move to 100% Remote Learning as of Tomorrow (12/17/2020)

From Penfield Central School District –

Dear Penfield Families,

As cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in the community, we have seen an increase in the number of students and employees who have contracted the illness outside of school. Specifically, our transportation staff has been significantly impacted due to four confirmed cases of COVID-19. Due to the overall shortage of drivers we have been experiencing (even before COVID), we are currently unable to transport all students to and from school. We have used every available person, including bus mechanics and dispatchers, to fill routes, but have reached the point where we will not be able to complete all runs.

Therefore, we will be temporarily moving to 100% remote instruction for all students starting tomorrow, Thursday, Dec. 17 through Tuesday, Dec. 22. Please watch for emails from your building principals and classroom teachers regarding specific instructional plans. This change is temporary, and we plan to return to our hybrid schedule as of Jan. 4.

While we recognize that some families are able to transport their children to school, as a public school district we are required to provide transportation for all students and cannot maintain in-person school for some families and not others.

We realize that this sudden change in schedule will create difficulties for some families, but unfortunately it cannot be avoided. We appreciate your efforts to ensure that your children continue to attend school remotely through Tuesday, Dec. 22.  Please reach out to your principal if you have any questions or concerns.

For those families who need school meals, breakfast and lunch will still be available for pick up at each school from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm on Dec. 17, 18, 21 and 22.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to face this challenging time together.

 

Thomas K. Putnam, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Starting today: PikMyKid app for daily health checks

Just a friendly reminder –

Starting today, please use PikMyKid app to complete daily health checks before sending your kids to school!

From PCSD –

Dear Penfield Families:

This is a reminder that we will start using the PikMyKid app as of tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 19th, for students’ daily COVID health checks.
Please download the app now if you haven’t already done so and set up your account, using the instructions below.

After downloading the app and completing your registration, click here for instructions on completing the Health Check In: Health Check

The steps to register are listed below and are available on our website at: PikMyKid  Resources

  1. Download the app in the App Store or Google Play:
    1. Mac – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pikmykid/id877617948
    2. Android –https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pickmykid.main
       
  2. Click on the “Register” button to start the registration process.
     
  3. After you complete the registration information and click “submit,” you will receive a text with a one-time pass code. Enter the code and your registration will be complete. A video tutorial on how to register is available here: https://youtu.be/LAn1VejKxZk
     
  4. The app is based on your cell phone number.
    If your child(ren) does not show up in the app after you have registered, it means we do not have your cell phone number in Infinite Campus or it is incorrect.
    To connect your number with your child(ren) in the app, please contact PikMyKid at 
    support@pikmykid.com or (813) 864-7627.
    After you set up your app, please remember to login to your IC Parent Portal and update your information there as well.
     
  5. If you do not have a smartphone, you can complete the form online at: https://parentapp.pikmykid.com/#!/
     
  6. You will need to complete a form for each child every day before school. If there is a check mark next to your child’s name, it means the form has already been completed (i.e. by your spouse or the school).

If you have any issues setting up the app, please contact PikMyKid directly at the email address or phone number listed above.

Thank you for your cooperation as we look to improve this process for everyone.

 

Thomas K. Putnam, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Register for PikMyKid app

Starting tomorrow, 11/19/2020, PikMyKid app is required for the daily health checks.

Please register for the app!
If you don’t have a cell phone and need a Google voice number, Sae Park is offering help (saepark@gmail.com)

From PCSD –

Dear Parents:

As we recently shared with you, we have made the decision to move to an app called PikMyKid for our daily COVID health checks. It’s important to note that while this app originated as a student dismissal app, we are not activating that piece of it at this time. Any links regarding dismissal should be ignored. We will only be using this app for the daily health checks.

We will begin using this app as of Thursday, Nov. 19th. To prepare for this transition, you will need to download the app and register. Please take the following steps to download the app and prepare it for use (these steps are also available on our website): PikMyKid Resources

  1. Download the app in the App Store or Google Play:
    1. Mac – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pikmykid/id877617948
    2. Android –https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pickmykid.main
       
  2. Click on the “Register” button to start the registration process.
     
  3. After you complete the registration information and click “submit,” you will receive a text with a one-time pass code. Enter the code and your registration will be complete. A video tutorial on how to register is available here: https://youtu.be/LAn1VejKxZk
     
  4. The app is based on your cell phone number. If your child(ren) does not show up in the app after you have registered, it means we do not have your cell phone number in Infinite Campus or it is incorrect. To connect your number with your child(ren) in the app, please contact PikMyKid at support@pikmykid.com or (813) 864-7627. After you set up your app, please remember to login to your IC Parent Portal and update your information there as well.
     
  5. If you do not have a smartphone, you can complete the form online at: https://parentapp.pikmykid.com/#!/
     
  6. You will need to complete a form for each child every day before school. 

Please download the app and register today. Please contact the PikMyKid support team at the email or phone number above if you have any questions. We are excited to make this a faster, easier process for parents! Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Thomas K. Putnam, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

Join the Scribner PTA for a conversation with Nicole Doyley

Join the Scribner PTA for a conversation with Nicole Doyley

Topic: United Way 21 Day Racial Equity Challenge
Date: Thursday, November 19th
Time: 7:00 PM
Format: Virtual Presentation and Q&A Session
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88461937476?pwd=US9TY0t6T3FoU24xcnFsOFYvS1RkUT09

Nicole Doyley grew up in Brooklyn, New York and attended Dartmouth College, earning a Bachelor’s degree in English.

She worked in church ministry for almost 25 years, authored three books, and published numerous articles in the Huffington Post and The Witness: a Black Christian Collective.

She currently hosts her own podcast (Let’s Talk: conversations on race), speaks in conferences, and does consulting work with organizations on the topics of diversity, racial sensitivity, and racial equity.

She lives with her husband and two sons in Rochester, NY.

Find her at www.nicoledoyley.com.

Nicole Doyley PTA Conversation PDF

PikMyKids Registration Assistance

If you need assistance registering for PikMyKids without a cellphone, you can contact them at support@pikmykid.com or (813) 864-7627 (Thanks to Eric Blask for the info)

If you want to sign up for free Google Voice number so you can register for PikMyKids or for any other reasons, Sae Park is offering his assistance.
With Google Voice, you will get a real phone number that you can receive text messages (sorry no pictures).
Please contact Sae Park at saepark@gmail.com if you are interested.

Final Weekend for Scribner Fall Fundraiser!

Although this year looks very different, the PTA is still very active in supporting school programs and needs.
With your help the PTA has been able to provide white boards, teacher stipends for classroom needs, teacher treats, books, t-shirts, and so much more.
We can’t do that without your invaluable support both in time and finances this year!
We are so appreciative of everything our community is doing to keep our students, teachers, and administrators going.
If you haven’t yet, please consider supporting our PTA this year through our fall fundraiser or a donation on the Scribner PTA website – https://www.scribnerroadpta.org/
 
Simply register at: www.ShopFund.com to have the ability to share your link with family and friends!
All orders will be shipped directly to the home and will arrive 10 – 14 days after purchase.
 
We couldn’t do this without the support of our Scribner Families!
Thank you for all you do to support our great school!
Stay Safe and Healthy!
Scribner PTA Fall Fundraising Committee

COVID Health Checks – Set Up Your PikMyKid App Now!

From Penfield Central School District —

Dear Parents:

As we recently shared with you, we have made the decision to move to an app called PikMyKid for our daily COVID health checks.
It’s important to note that while this app originated as a student dismissal app, we are not activating that piece of it at this time.
Any links regarding dismissal should be ignored.
We will only be using this app for the daily health checks.

We will begin using this app as of Thursday, Nov. 19th.
To prepare for this transition, you will need to download the app and register.
Please take the following steps to download the app and prepare it for use (these steps are also available on our website): PikMyKid Resources

  1. Download the app in the App Store or Google Play:
    1. Mac – https://apps.apple.com/us/app/pikmykid/id877617948
    2. Android –https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pickmykid.main
       
  2. Click on the “Register” button to start the registration process.
     
  3. After you complete the registration information and click “submit,” you will receive a text with a one-time pass code. Enter the code and your registration will be complete. A video tutorial on how to register is available here: https://youtu.be/LAn1VejKxZk
     
  4. The app is based on your cell phone number. If your child(ren) does not show up in the app after you have registered, it means we do not have your cell phone number in Infinite Campus or it is incorrect. To connect your number with your child(ren) in the app, please contact PikMyKid at support@pikmykid.com or (813) 864-7627. After you set up your app, please remember to login to your IC Parent Portal and update your information there as well.
     
  5. If you do not have a smartphone, you can complete the form online at: https://parentapp.pikmykid.com/#!/
     
  6. You will need to complete a form for each child every day before school. 

Please download the app and register today.
Please contact the PikMyKid support team at the email or phone number above if you have any questions.
We are excited to make this a faster, easier process for parents!
Thank you for your cooperation.

Thomas K. Putnam, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools

SEPTA presents Inclusion Opportunities Presentation

Providing Inclusive Opportunities & Activities for All Students

Provided by: Penfield Special Education PTA
Wed., November 18, 7-8pm
6:30-7pm – SEPTA Community Update

Presenter: Anita O’Brien, MA, CTRS.; Executive Director of Rochester Accessible Adventures
Rochester Accessible Adventures visualizes a world where people with disabilities are physically and socially
included in sports and recreation throughout their lifetime. RAA contracts with municipalities, schools and
recreation businesses to provide on-going support that takes them from training to implementation so they
operate inclusively whenever their doors are open. Anita will discuss RAA’s work, including the
#WeWillInclude movement which is pushing out an Inclusion Ambassador Training to provide a common
understanding of Inclusion in Recreation and can be used to invite communities to embrace action-oriented
implementation which connects children, youth and adults with disabilities to accessible and welcoming
recreation and sports.

Presenter: Lindsay Jewett; Area Director for Rochester Best Buddies
Best Buddies in New York offers One-to-One Friendship, Integrated Employment, and Leadership
Development programs for individuals with and without disabilities. Though Best Buddies was founded to
provide more opportunities for those individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities we have
discovered that our Peer Buddies (students without disabilities) are provided with just as many opportunities
for growth and impactful change. Lindsay will share how the Best Buddies program helps to create inclusive
opportunities for students k-12, college and beyond.
For more information contact Christa Knaak at cmknaak@aol.com
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