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School Supplies for 2020-2021
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 18, 2020
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Minimalist collection of school supply icons including yellow, red, and blue composition books, yellow, red, and blue pencils, calculator, apple, scissors, compass, backpack, and paint set

Get a head start on school supply shopping!  All grade level supply lists are available here:  WSES Supply List

        
TWSES@home
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 6, 2020
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Phase 3 of our spring distance learning is now available. 

Grades K-2 includes worksheets.  Packets are being mailed home and will arrive this week.  You can also print your own using the link on the TWSES@home page.

Grades 3-5 lessons are all online. 

Click here to access all of the information:  TWSES@home

        
ONLINE LEARNING AT TWSES
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 6, 2020
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Phase 2 and Phase 3 of Cumberland at Home is here!

All of our teachers are offering virtual office hours to students and parents through Google.

Teachers offer face-to-face interactions in real-time for students and parents to ask questions about assignments and continue online classes.

Please contact your child’s teacher for directions on how to join their class on Google Meet.  If you are not already connected to ClassDojo, ask your child’s teacher for that information as well.

        
Welcome to our Virtual Media Center!
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 5, 2020
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Icon drawing of a keyboard plugged in to a bookshelfThe goal of The Walker-Spivey Media Center is to teach you to find your answers!  Please check-out all of the resources available in our new virtual media center!  You can find help on academics, enhancements, or just for fun!  

TWSES Virtual Media Center

        
Parent’s Guide to Google Classroom
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 5, 2020
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Icon graphic of a computer screen with a green background and the Google Classroom logo and the words Google ClassroomMany of our teachers use Google Classroom.  If you have access to the internet, please have your child sign in and check-in with their teacher.  Use the links below for information on how to access and use Google Classroom on your devices.

2020 Parents’ Guide to Google Classroom

Access Google Classroom on PS4 (Video)

Access Google Classroom on Xbox (Video)

        
Free Subscriptions to Education Company Websites
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 5, 2020
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Each of these websites will allow you to sign-up for FREE and help your child along with their education. It is perfect for homeschooling which is something we are all needing to do right now.

https://bit.ly/33LXIuT

        
Free Resource for Education at Home
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 5, 2020
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Cumberland County Schools has been granted free access to the tools of ABC Learning.  No credit card information is needed.  Use code SCHOOL5853.  

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ABC Mouse –for Children Preschool through 2nd Grade

www.abcmouse.com/redeem

 

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Reading IQ – for Children Preschool through 6th Grade

www.readingiq.com/redeem

 

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Adventure Academy – for Children in 3rd through 8th Grades

www.adventureacademy.com/redeem

 

        
21 apps parents should look out for on their kids’ phones
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 4, 2020
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Infographic showing icons of 21 apps parents should be aware of including Plenty of Fish, HILY, Zoosk, Mocospace, Best Secret Folder, Monkey, MeetMe, WhatsApp, Bumble, Live.Me, Ask.FM, Grindr, TikTok, Snapchat, Holla, Calculator+, Skout, Badoo, Kik, Whisper, and Hot or NotPolice around the country are reminding parents about potentially dangerous apps including Plenty of Fish, HILY, Zoosk, Mocospace, Best Secret Folder, Monkey, MeetMe, WhatsApp, Bumble, Live.Me, Ask.FM, Grindr, TikTok, Snapchat, Holla, Calculator+, Skout, Badoo, Kik, Whisper, and Hot or Not.

Read more about them here:  21 Apps Parents Should Look Out for on Their Kids’ Phones

Here is an article specifically about TikTok:  TikTok is Unsafe for Kids

        
Be sure your child is getting enough sleep to be successful.
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 4, 2020
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Young girl sleeping while holding a tan teddy bear.Is your child getting enough sleep?  Kids are physically and emotionally affected when they are sleep deprived.  Sleep loss can also lead to emotional instability, which can cause behavioral problems among children and adolescents.  Children in elementary and middle school, ages 6 to 12, should get between 9 and 12 hours of sleep.  

Get more information as well as tips for getting a good night’s sleep by reading “Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep on School Nights?

        
School Cash Online is Now Available
Published by Amanda Hunt on May 1, 2020
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Informational slide with title of School Cash Online is Now Available and text of Sign up now to enjoy the convenience of paying online for field trips, yearbooks, graduation packages and more! with SchoolCashOnline logo in the bottom corner next to the text of Visit http://bit.ly/2LoOwoh to learn more with a multi-colored swooshing on the side