Welcome Gifted Students and Families of Belleview, Belleview Santos, Harbour View and Stanton Weirsdale Elementaries!
Please be sure to check in with me at least once each week. Here are your options for contacting me:
Phone or text: 352-462-1235
Or message me on ClassDojo!
If you call during these hours and don't get me, I am on another call. I will return your call a.s.a.p. within 24 hours. Please note the best time to call in your message. You can also text or e-mail me. If you need a live phone call outside of these hours, please let me know. I am VERY flexible. I understand that many of you are working and may be sharing devices with your kids. I will do all I can to work with you during this time.
Marion County Public Schools may record online classroom sessions utilizing third-party platforms (Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.). These recordings will only be used for educational purposes and may be shared on other learning platforms. If you do not want your child’s image or identifying information recorded, utilize your device/platform controls to stop the camera feed from your device.
Parent Technology Helpline: 352-867-2100
Open M-F, 7:30-4:30
Parents may call for help logging into programs or general technology questions.
If your child is having issues with logging into any of their programs (SeeSaw, Khan Academy, Code Combat, etc) please remind them to FIRST log into the MCPS portal in a separate window, and then open a separate window to log into the program. After clicking on "login," look for the button that says "Login with Google" or "Continue with Google" or something to that effect, and click on that. It should then offer to use their MCPS login to begin. If you're still having trouble, please let me know!
I have been sending out messages to parents via the ClassDojo app, and I will continue to do so throughout this strange new situation we are in. Many of you have not joined my ClassDojo group. If you think I have the wrong e-mail address or cell phone number for you, please contact me and let's get you connected. You can send me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text 352-462-1235.
Here are some fun activities that might occupy busy minds! Just click on the title to open the new site.
I got to see this in person, last July, and I literally spent ALL DAY there and couldn't begin to see it all! This is one of the coolest places on the planet! They're closed to regular visits now, but you can see it all online. Check it out!
The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction has created this game where you play and prevent and/or deal with disasters - like SIM Disaster! It's pretty cool!
The Monterey Bay Aquarium has an amazing jellyfish livestream that's guaranteed to soothe your nerves!
The guy who writes the Captain Underpants graphic novels will be giving drawing lessons at this website!
This museum in New Zealand has turned amazing artwork into jigsaw puzzles that you can solve online!