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A message from Lower School Director Erin Nemetz:

Mrs. Zeimetz making a Distance Learning Home Visit

Greetings Lower School Families,

I know how difficult the news was for you on Thursday that we will not be back in school to finish the year together. It was deeply saddening news for our Visitation Lower School team and myself. We are making plans to honor our 5th grade graduates and to finish the year strong with our Lower School traditions, connections and celebrations in a virtual format. We will communicate these events in the upcoming editions of e-news.

I want to thank all of you for your partnership in educating our Visitation students during this time. We appreciate the continued support. I spent some time at school this week and it is not the same without our wonderful students and teachers. I miss all the students' smiles, stories and energy at Visitation, but we are feeling connected with our amazing kids during Google Meets, through sharing photos and video, teacher check-in calls, emails and even some home visits. It is truly an honor to partner with all of you in such an important area: educating our children.

Here are some recent highlights of our Distance Learning program:

  • Our classroom teachers have been doing "check-in" calls to all of our families.
  • Mrs. Zeimetz and Mrs. Parenteau visited students at home (socially distancing) and delivered educational materials.
  • Mr. Wright hosted a "drive-by" event where students had the opportunity to drop off and pick up learning materials at school.
Mrs. Parenteau making a Distance Learning Home Visit

Here are some upcoming fun events:

Spirit Days-- To add a little fun to our days, we have spirit days planned for Wednesdays during Distance Learning.

  • Wednesday, April 29 - Spirit Wear Day
  • Wednesday, May 6 - Hat Day
  • Wednesday, May 13- PJ Day

All Lower School Virtual Convocation - Google Meet
We are excited to join together as a school community. All students are encouraged to join us on Wednesday, April 29 for a virtual LS Convocation. Thank you Mrs. Zeimetz for organizing this fun event. To learn more about this wonderful event and how to access this Google Meet, click here.

Vis Pets Flipgrid -Sharing a little joy!
Thanks for participating in our LS Vis Pets Flipgrid. As of Friday, April 24, we have had 46 responses and over 2,000 views. It is not too late to add your video. Click here to view (Password: Vispets). Please connect with me if I can do anything to support you!

You are all in my prayers.

My best,

Erin Nemetz
Director of Lower School