Kindness Challenge - Offer someone your services to help complete a task.
Monday we honor the life and service of a great American, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His life of service gave way to a tradition of the National Day of Service in his name. One of my favorite quotes of his is, "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?" With all the COVID restrictions in our area, volunteering outside the home can be a challenge. Maybe this Monday you can help a family member complete a task, help a neighbor, or pay it forward in some other small way? Post pictures on our IG with the #SumacService and we will repost in our story. Not yet following Sumac on IG? We are @Sumac_lstem. Below is our morning assembly from today for your viewing pleasure.
If you missed the Board of Education meeting on Tuesday, one important point to convey is our optimism to bring back on-campus instruction. As of now, we are hopeful and planning for a February 1st start. Both Mr. Biden and Mr. Newsom have stated their priorities for schools to reopen this school year for K-8th grade. I am still hopeful that us all back on campus will happen this year.
Take care, stay well, and stay local.
With Voyager pride,
Please come drive through the carpool loop daily to grab two days of breakfast and lunch from 11:30 am -1:00 pm.
Smarty Ants Español coming soon to grades TK-2!
Dual and Spanish Language Instruction Right From the Start!
Smarty Ants Español provides young learners with foundational Spanish literacy learning in preschool through first grade. Students from every background enjoy singing songs and playing games while supporting their Spanish literacy growth. We have signed our purchase order and this new adaptive Spanish program will be available soon!
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Hello Voyager Families! I hope you had a wonderful holiday break and wishing you a very Happy New Year! As we find ourselves excited to turn the page and begin a new chapter of 2021 with optimism and hope, we recognize that we still continue to face more challenges ahead with this pandemic as none of us imagined this predicament would be so long-lasting! Therefore, it’s more important than ever to think about our January disposition of Persistence & Grit. I am proud of the work ethic, resilience, and perseverance you and your children have shown in 2020 through these unparalleled times, and encourage you to continue to demonstrate these characteristics throughout life. Grit is the disposition of individuals who demonstrate perseverance to accomplish goals in the face of challenges and setbacks and persistence is the voluntary continuation of goal-directed action in spite of obstacles, difficulties, or discouragement. So, as we navigate through the next few months, remembering to focus on what we can control, keeping mindful of goals, having a growth mindset, staying in the present moment, and remaining vigilant about being positive can help us overcome difficult feelings, help ground our children in these traits, and teach kids that we can stay resilient even when things get very difficult. Here are a couple of articles that may be helpful and please reach out anytime with any questions or concerns you may be having.
“A tree deeply rooted can withstand life’s most tumultuous storms.”