Principal Message

Principal Sheri Warrick

I hope you are all in good health!  We all miss you so much!!

I can not count how many times I have heard "these times are unprecedented" in the past week.  Truly beyond anything I have experienced in my life.

I wanted to reach out to just say hello.  I worry that you may feel panicked about how your child will continue to learn and grow in spite of not going to school.  The packets that the district has shared with families will support you in helping your child retain levels.  I know they will not be graded by teachers but I am sure you can create accountability at home to let your child know that you will be correcting it because you care about the expectation of maintaining and growing.

At my house, I have a 9 year old and a 16 year old.  While I am at work now, they are working on the lesson plan (check list) I gave them.  Each day I have also created a schedule for them so they have routine in their day.  Many times, if we don't have that schedule, our mental health and sense of  purpose can decline.   My biggest hope for you as parents -- is that you set up a schedule for the day.  Be careful to not overwhelm yourself with all the available resources/social influence on what every parent should do.  Be realistic and do what you can.

I know you are all doing the absolute best you can in these circumstances.   If you as a parent are feeling overwhelmed, try to connect with friends and family to talk-- even its just a phone call.  If you need a phone call from me -- I will call you.   This unique time requires us to stay connected to each other in creative ways.  I am sure you are aware of the daily lunch stops  and packets that are available each week.  We have extra copies if you didn't pick one up or print it off the website in addition to the science and reading textbooks that were checked out to students on Monday. 

If there is anything I can do to support you in these times, please let me know.

Try to get some sunshine each day-- take care and know we care about each one of you at home.

Sheri Warrick, Principal of Idlewild Elementary
swarrick@cloverpark.k12.wa.us
253-583-5292

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