Road to RE-Opening Update
Hopefully you have read our letter (read that here) sharing that Creative City will be re-opening for in person learning on April 12 for families who choose. Later this week, we will post a way for you to indicate your interest in this option if you wish.
Meanwhile, our Re-Opening Committee had its first meeting yesterday, February 8. WE NEED MORE MEMBERS – both parents/family members as well as staff. Contact Ms. Canino at MCanino@bcps.k12.md.us if you are interested.
The Re-Opening Committee meets every Monday afternoon from 3:30 – 5:00pm. Each Monday, part of the meeting will be working groups in the following focus areas, and part of the meeting will be full group to make sure that all of our work is coordinated. Working groups include:
· INSTRUCTION: Refining the way that we teach to make sure we are meeting the needs of students both in-person and virtual, while ensuring teachers are supported and have what they need.
· SCHOOLWIDE PROCEDURES & ROUTINES: Adapting the ways we move through parts of the day including (but not limited to) arrival, dismissal, hallway transitions, meals (and more) to ensure health and safety.
· FACILITY: Preparing our physical space to safely receive students in this new environment.
· COMMUNICATION & SUPPORT: Proactively providing useful, accessible information to families, selecting ways to share this information that will reach the most people. Also, working to find creative solutions to barriers that staff and families may be experiencing. We recognize and care about the many human needs, questions, and concerns embedded in this transition.
Our next meeting will be Monday, February 15 at 3:30pm (yes, it is a day off from school) – Ms. Canino will share the meeting link with those who express interest to her.
Community School Corner
Produce Boxes Every Tuesday at 1pm. Available at the school
Park Heights Renaissance Virtual Homebuyers Workshop is on 2/20/21 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - PHR Homebuying Workshop
Rental Assistance Available: www.bmorechildren.com/eviction-prevention
No School Monday
Please join us on February 17th at 3:30pm for an Outreach Committee Meeting. If you love Creative City and are interested in spreading the word about us, this is the committee for you! Zoom link: https://bcps-k12-md-us.zoom.us/j/85858351967?pwd=SXFtOHZqWjVncTZDS3hBamJ2MVcvZz09
Also, though the lottery season is over, we are still accepting applications. Tell your friends, family and networks. www.creativecityschool.org/enrollment Our next Open House is March 11th at 6pm.
CCPCS Board Meeting: February 22, 2021, 6PM
Board Meetings are open to all. We hope to see you there!
Parent-TEacher conferences STart Tomorrow. Contact your Child's teacher.
Progress Reports &
As a community, we have various ways we experience the winter season. Wear/display something connected to how your celebrate/embrace winter. Be creative!
This could be:
A) Seasonal Wear/Images
B) Holiday Wear/Images
D) Something else!
Tomorrow there is also one more opportunity before break to pick materials.
The hours tomorrow are form 9-11am ONLY.
Have a safe and enjoyable winter break.
See everyone back in class on Monday, January 4th, 2021.
Traci Johnson Mathena, Principal
Mariska Lee, Community School Coordinator