A Word From Your Principal

Paoli Community Schools and the Coronavirus 2020

As we learn to navigate the new territory in which we find ourselves, I want to stress how Throop Elementary staff is committed to making every effort to meet the needs of our students and families: academic, social, emotional, and physical.  This situation is very fluid and changes with every decision made.  I will do my very best to keep all stakeholders updated with the most recent information available.  For now, please stay home and keep your families safe.  Take advantage of the eLearning packets that have been sent home with your students AND the plethora of online opportunities available.  

All students K-6 at Throop Elementary have access to IReady lessons in reading and math targeted to your student's current ability level.  They require a username and password, and I would be more than happy to get that information for you.   

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My daughter and I have enjoyed the Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems (author and artist)!  Mo has a new video daily at 1:00 pm (EST) that offers students exposure to literature and art.  

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Of course, many of these opportunities require internet access and that is not a reality for many of our households.  Continue to read to your students.  Have meaningful conversations to model thinking.  Teach your child how to cook.  Teach your child how to maintain a vehicle, do laundry, etc.  Get out in nature.  There are so many authentic learning opportunities! Every moment is an opportunity to write.  Have your students begin journaling about this pandemic.  After all, we will be talking about this many years from now.    

Please reach out to me if there is anything I can do to help during this time.  I am proud to be a Paoli Ram and am extraordinarily proud of the community support that I have seen in the last week.  We must continue to Work Hard and Be Kind.  Most importantly, I encourage you to STAY HEALTHY! 

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Please feel free to contact me at 812-723-3537 or email at crewsa@paoli.k12.in.us.