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    December 22 Special PD Day!http://cre.bvsd.org/About/Lists/Global Announcements/Announcements Display.aspx?ID=97http://cre.bvsd.org/About/Lists/Global Announcements/Announcements Display.aspx?ID=97{bb9ea5bd-51eb-4046-b4c3-272094f6a2d3}December 22 Special PD Day!<p>​<span style="font-family:arial;font-size:9.5pt;white-space:pre-wrap;background-color:#ffffff;color:#222222;">Dear Creekside Families,</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">With the support of district leadership, we are moving forward with our plans to alter our school's calendar to provide staff with an additional day of professional learning centered around making the most of our new building. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-2 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><strong>On </strong><span class="aBn ms-rteForeColor-2 ms-rteFontSize-3" data-term="goog_1893667272" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ ms-rteForeColor-2 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;"><strong>Friday, December, 22, 2017</strong></span></span><strong> (the day before winter break) there will be no school for students . </strong></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Now that we have spent a few months in these new learning spaces, the time for reflection, refinement and improvement of norms and practices is a critical next step. This work will inform instruction at Creekside moving forward for the rest of the school year and beyond.</span></p><br style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">This added professional development day will provide us with much needed time to facilitate conversations with teams of teachers who share instructional spaces and students. We plan to discuss the usage of space in the new learning communities and will assist our amazing educators with specific curricular conversations necessary to optimize the use of our new building spaces.</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><strong>Again, please mark your calendars:</strong></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;"><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6 ms-rteFontSize-3" style=""><span style="font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><span class="aBn ms-rteForeColor-6 ms-rteFontSize-3" data-term="goog_1893667273" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ ms-rteForeColor-6 ms-rteFontSize-3" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;"><strong>Friday, December 22, 2017</strong></span></span></span><span style="font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"><strong> –</strong><span class="ms-rteForeColor-6 ms-rteFontSize-3" style=""><strong> Professional Development for Staff (No school for students, Preschool through 5th grade)</strong></span></span></span></p><br style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Instructional Minutes</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Please know that we have ensured that Creekside Elementary will still meet the required number of hours of instruction for students in K-5, ,satisfying the state requirement for instructional minutes.</span></p><br style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Preschool Only:</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> To meet the minimum requirement for instructional time, preschoolers will need to make up this time.  </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">January 26, 2017 </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">will be the make-up day for Preschool and all preschoolers will be in school that day.</span></p><br style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Childcare Available</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">We understand that this additional day off for students may be inconvenient for some families. For this reason, we have worked to ensure that childcare for grades K-5 is available on that day for families that need it. </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">If you plan to utilize this service please contact Amber in our front office by <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1893667274" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">Friday, December 15, 2017</span></span>.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;"> Unfortunately, transportation and lunch will not be available that day, so parents/guardians will need to drop off students at the school and students will need to bring a sack lunch.</span></p><br style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:10pt;font-family:arial;font-weight:700;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">Afterschool Programs</span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">The YMCA  program will be available, as normal, on <span class="aBn" data-term="goog_1893667275" style="border-bottom:1px dashed #cccccc;top:-2px;z-index:0;"><span class="aQJ" style="top:2px;z-index:-1;">December 22</span></span>. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="color:#222222;background-color:#ffffff;line-height:1.38;font-family:arial, sans-serif;font-size:12.8px;"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:pre-wrap;">On behalf of the staff at Creekside I want to thank you for your understanding and flexibility in providing this day of learning for us.  </span></p><p><br></p>

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