• Remington Elementary School E-Learning

  • To my dearest 5th graders,

         This has truly been my favorite 5th grade class!  As we prepare to move you up to the middle schools, it is natural to reflect on your elementary experiences.  I bet many of you remember your first day of kindergarten and my goodness, the time has flown by!  Now, you are beginning your middle school journey!

         You have learned how to read and to write; you have become proficient at math, learned how to think like scientists, and have become acquainted with many of the world’s regions, customs, and history in your social studies lessons. You have created beautiful pieces of art, performed musically, and learned much about physical fitness and wellness. Along the way, you have made new friends, and have been taught by many outstanding teachers. Most importantly, you have persevered through many challenges academically, emotionally and socially. Due to your hard work, perseverance and success, YOU ARE PREPARED FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL!

    Most importantly, you are kind to others, forgiving of others and respectful to all. You have a very mature understanding that everyone is different and you respect those differences by your kindness. 

    I have some advice as you embark on your journey;

    1) Work hard. Things won’t always come easily to you, and they shouldn’t. What is worth learning is worth working hard for. You will get in that pit, persevere and always ask for help! You will succeed!  
    2) Be humble. You are smart. You are creative. You are athletic. You are a lot of great things. But so are a lot of other people. Be humble about your accomplishments and be quick to compliment others’ on theirs. You will be respected and appreciated by others for this attitude.
    3) Smile. You will always be beautiful, you just need to smile.  Your smile may make someone else who is greatly struggling, feel a lot better. Always have a positive and “can do” attitude.

    4) Be courteous and respectful. To everyone! Teachers, peers, your family and other will always think positively of you. Say, “Thank you, please, I appreciate you and is there anything I can help you with?

    1. Get involved.This is so important as you begin middle school and go on to high school. Don’t worry if you are the only one of your group of friends interested in joining a particular club or activity. GO FOR IT! You are likely to meet new friends who love what you love.
      6. Follow the “golden rule” – do unto others what you would have them do unto you.  You may have heard these words before and that is because they are very true!

     

    The most important advice I can give:  HAVE FUN AND STAY OUT OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL DRAMA! 

    Before you close your school year, PLEASE thank the many teachers that have loved, cared and supported you through these formative years!

     

    I will miss you so much!

    Love, Mrs. Fillo


    miss you


    Check out a new video from Mrs. Todd:  https://youtu.be/hB24rR6XvEE


    Message from School Leadership

    Dear Remington Families, 

     

    First, let me say I hope this note finds you and your family safe and healthy. I continue to reflect on the many challenges our Remington families endure every day. To add to that challenge, we recognize the trials of E-Learning. Our goal is to provide our learners with the standards-based curriculum and effective instruction they are accustomed to in the classroom. We strive for this goal while being sympathetic to the many challenges our families face and to minimize additional stress to our students and parents. Please reach out to your child’s teacher, myself, Mrs. Ancell, Ms. Padilla or Mrs. Russell, if you need anything! We are very sympathetic to these challenging times. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we have been adjusting, like you, to the drastic changes in life during the last few weeks. We could not do this without your support.

    I am very appreciative of our students, parents, teachers, and staff for their positivity, flexibility, resilience and perseverance during these trying times. While it is our responsibility to continue to educate our learners, we also want to compassionately take into consideration the variety of difficulties that our families and employees are enduring during this time. I cannot stress enough; please reach out to us for any needs!

    We have truly embraced the meaning and actions of “Growth Mindset.” Our students have a great understanding of Growth Mindset, and now we (staff and parents) are living it through E-Learning!

     

    Answers to frequently asked questions:

     

    Yearbooks, class pictures and personal items.:

    Our staff is making plans to pass out in May via a drive-thru process. Dates will be announced by May 1st. We will bag all your student’s belongings along with yearbooks and pictures. 

     

    Kindergarten/5th Grade Continuations:

    We are in the planning stages. More information to follow.

     

    Can my child only participate in Lexia and ST Math?

    While these highly-researched programs increase student understanding of math and reading, they are not our Zone curriculum. CKLA and Eureka meet the rigor, CDE Standards and preparation for next year’s curriculum. Your teachers have shared, these are the mandatory lessons students need to engage in. Your child has engaged in this curriculum since their time at RES. If they have any questions, please encourage your child to reach out to their teacher. We do not expect you to teach the content. I hope this is helpful to you.

     

    May I please stop E-Learning and retain my child?

    No. Please do not consider this option. Please have your child reach out to their teacher for instruction and help. We understand the many challenges of working from home and the uncertainty that families are facing. Please allow teachers to do the teaching! We want to support our parents by allowing or staff to handle the educational needs.

     

    Our RES Team greatly appreciates your support! You have recognized our hardworking teachers! The feeling is mutual! You are very much appreciated, respected, and highly valued. 

     

    With deep gratitude for our partnership,

    Lisa Fillo, Proud Principal (4/17)


    Check out Mrs. Stephanie Peterson reading "A Creepy Pair of Underwear"! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqi1tq86ClQ&feature=youtu.be (4/2)


    Our Spring Break has come to an end. It was a very tough break for all. These are unprecedented times for students and families. During these ever-changing events, the one constant is our staff’s dedication to preparing e-learning lessons for our learners. They have dedicated many hours to prepare for E-Learning, while maintaining high standards for learning and fidelity to our standards-based curriculum.  They are preparing for direct instruction via videos and virtual meetings. During this time of preparing, our teachers greatly miss their students. Trust me, they would rather be with their students in their classrooms. Each and every staff member is doing everything we can to continue quality learning for every learner at Remington Elementary School.  To support our teachers’ efforts, I kindly ask for your support. Below are expectations that will support us.  

    In closing, I greatly appreciate the love and support you have shared!  Saturday was a great day!  Many came to pick up supplies for their students. Our staff received so many kind words, signs of support, donuts, bagels, coffee and homemade hand sanitizer!  It warmed our hearts to see so many of our families. We miss you and we hope to be back in our building very soon! Please be patient as we begin our new e-learning!  As always, we value and appreciate your feedback. It helps us to be better!  Please share with us all that is going well and areas for improvement. 

    With gratitude,

    Mrs. Fillo

    Remington Principal (3/30)

    Expectations For Teachers

     

    • E-Lessons begin Tuesday March 31: Teachers will be delivering to students e-lessons. They will contact your student, if they have not already done so, through DOJO. They will use a variety of platforms for teaching.  
    • Teacher schedules:Teachers will maintain 8:00am - 3:00pm work day. Please reach out to your child’s teacher at any time during the “Work Day.” They will respond to you at their earliest convenience. 
    • Technology: I understand the frustration that many have experienced in obtaining a computer. If you have not received a loaner computer from the District, please know that you will soon. Please watch for the email for the new schedule of loaners. Please let your teacher know if you do not have a computer in time for your e-learning.
    • Safety: Please do your very best to monitor computer use. I have already received notifications of student’s attempting to visit unauthorized sites. So that you are aware, I will notify you if any of these notifications come to our email. 
    • Social/Emotional:  Please know our counselor, Ms. Padilla is available during the school days from 8:00 – 3:00 for any student’s needs. Her email is rpadilla@d49.org She will be posting social/emotional lessons on DOJO.
  • E-Learning for Students

    • Student schedule: Our students will be on a Tuesday through Friday (4-day learning week) schedule.  Teachers will be using Mondays to plan, attend virtual meetings and refine our E-Learning process. Students will be expected to complete daily assignments Tuesday through Friday.  Every day, there will be lessons, assignments to complete and turn in, or a discussion to participate in. Enrichment Teachers will present lesson plans on a weekly basis. It is very important that your child engage in their learning.
  • Attendance

     

    • Students will be considered "In Attendance" if they engage in their learning.  They will be considered "Absent" if we do not hear from them in any way.
    • Sick students:If your child is ill and cannot participate in their e-lessons, please notify the teacher. Most importantly, please email Mrs. Tee at tchristian@d49.org  Please encourage your child to make-up any missed assignments.
  • Frequently Asked Questions