Mr. Miele Messages 2020-2021

Messages from Mr. Miele

October 9, 2020:

Good evening,

Here is a link to Ward School's Parent Information Session regarding hybrid learning. It can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GqA6nq1DOPIxL3kurQTWcnkFK40Z6BDB/view?usp=sharing

Have a wonderful long weekend,

Ward School

 

October 5, 2020:

Good morning, Ward Families,

Here is this week's morning announcement from Mr. Miele. His video can be located at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/11LyR22SJQAPO6MPmkh7pgc9Er93LdmH6/view?usp=sharing.

Have a wonderful day,

Ward School

 

September 29, 2020:

Good morning,

Here is a video version of Morning Announcements from Mr. Miele. The video can be found at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GgPwhltRYEtgaPldUWmjONx-M7zUJXgg/view?usp=sharing

Have a great day,

Ward School

 

September 25, 2020:

Ward Families,

Here is an update from Mr. Miele for September 25th:

1. The good and the bad of the first few weeks of school

2. Upcoming parent informational recording about the hybrid model, presented by Ward staff 

3. A&B cohorts to be mailed out either October 2nd or 5th

4. Covid Screening Flow Chart available on the Ward website 

Mr. Miele's video greeting is located at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1btbQBIsTRw57r1b-T0yvSTRxHWblr2rn/view?usp=sharing

Thank you,

Ward School

 

September 14, 2020:

Good morning,

Here is a flyer to the Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle Distance Learning Centers.

Boys and Girls Club flyer 

Thank you,

Ward School

 

September 12, 2020:

Good afternoon,

Attached please find the notices regarding Zoom Meet The Teacher Nights schedules. 

Meet the Teacher Night - English 

Meet the Teacher Night - Spanish 

Thank you, 

Ward School

 

September 9, 2020:

Ward School Parents & Guardians,

Please see attached letter from Mrs. Peluso: Material Drop-off and Pick-Up 

Have a great day,

Ward School

 

September 4, 2020:

 

Good afternoon,

Here is a video message from Mr. Miele. It can be located at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ZNHBlRUJl9rRthzRHUjaVEVYuHSP02Kz/view?usp=sharing.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Ward School

 

August 31, 2020:

Good morning,

This is a message from Mr. Miele:

  1. Chromebook pick-up will be on Wednesday (September 2nd) and Thursday (September 3rd) from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Families who signed up for a chromebook will receive a separate email, along with a form to be filled out prior to pick-up.  
  2. Kindergarten Parent Orientation (Change)  We will be recording our Kindergarten orientation and will have it available for viewing on our website by this Friday evening, September 4th.  The PTA will be sending out an email to our Kindergarten families to collect questions to be answered on the orientation video, similar to our school wide parent forum.  
  3. We will be hosting a Hybrid panel and virtual tour of Ward School before we go back to “in person” school.  We will tour socially distanced classrooms, the cafeteria etc.  
  4. My email is fmiele@nredlearn.org  Please only use this email address. 

Here is a video message from Mr. Miele which can be viewed at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1mauyPLkdIIxe2cGYMofcqGKzL5qcM10_/view?usp=sharing 

Thank you,

Ward School

 

August 28, 2020:

Good evening,

This is a message from Mr. Miele:

1. The recorded parent forum is available on our website. It is located under the “Parents and Community” heading. We believe that it has valuable information.

2. Please be on the lookout for an email that will include the date and times of chromebook distribution for families who have put in a request.

3. There will be a Kindergarten parent orientation on September 1st from 9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m and 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Both presentations will be the same. This is to replace our Kindergarten punch that was canceled in June.

4. Google classroom information and the first zoom link will be emailed to families no later than September 8th.

Thank you,

Ward School

 

 

August 27, 2020:

Good evening,

Attached please find a letter from Mr. Miele to update our Ward Community.

Ward8-27-20.pdf 

Thank you,

Ward School

 

August 25, 2020:

Good morning, 

This is a message from Mr. Miele:

1. Tentative schedules for each grade have been posted on our website under the “Parents and Community” tab.  Please click on the link for “September Schedules Virtual.”  
All schedules are subject to change.  

2. Please look on our website for our taped question and answer forum with our staff.  We hope to have it up by Thursday night.  

3. First Day of School

The first day of school for students is Wednesday, September 9th. Your child will have the opportunity to meet his/her teacher through a Zoom call on the morning of Wednesday, September 9th. The heart of the instruction will take place asynchronously, after your child's initial meeting with his/her teacher. Our goal is for students to engage in literacy, mathematics and social and emotional learning modules, asynchronously, on September 9, 10, 11. These modules will set the stage for the start of the school year, and help support classroom teachers in building necessary routines and structures for learning.

First Day, Schedules, Zoom
Your child will be sent the link to his/her teacher's Google Classroom AND a Zoom link for your child's first meeting with his/her teacher. Your child's first meeting with his/her teacher will take place on the morning of Wednesday, September 9th.  Your child will receive his/her schedule, which includes CAMPEL class time, prior to Monday, September 14th. Synchronous instruction begins on Monday, September 14th. Synchronous instruction includes instructional time with the CAMPEL teachers.  

Thank you,

Ward School

 

August 21, 2020:

  1.  I would like to thank all of the families who have been sending me positive feedback and encouraging emails.  It is truly appreciated.
  2. The PTA has already sent out a form to gather questions for the Ward informational session.  Please submit your questions by August 24th as per the form.  
  3. Teacher placement letters are being mailed out today.  It will only include teacher assignments.  As I have stated multiple times, no changes will be made.  Thank you for your understanding.
  4. As this continues to be an ever-changing situation, the first day of school will now be September 9th.  More details will be forthcoming as they are available.  

This is a video greeting from Mr. Miele: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1K90azaa04HLbyM7JWgjcuchVTNjDscTa/view

 

August 17, 2020:

  1.  My email is fmiele@nredlearn.org  Please use this email address if you need to reach me.  
  2. Teacher Placements for students will go out this Friday.  No changes will be made.  
  3. A general schedule will be posted on our website for each grade level at the latest next Monday afternoon.  
  4. If you are in need of a chromebook, please email fmiele@nredlearn.org and kpirone@nredlearn.org.
  5. We will be hosting at least two parent information meetings.  The PTA will be sending out an email to collect questions.  The panel will be myself, Mrs. Peluso, Mrs. Tamas, Mrs. Zaccagnino, Mrs. Bynum, Mrs. Hofstetter and Mr. Fox.  We will communicate meeting dates in the near future.
  6. Please go to the New Rochelle school district website to find helpful parent workshops to help you with the virtual learning process.  As the workshops are completed, they will be posted to the district website and available for you to view at any time.
  7. My videos will be available on Ward’s website under parents and community. 

Here is a video greeting from Mr. Miele it can be viewed at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KfKFT_dhinLAfXVk8wjrWxbtl6h6By-z/view?usp=sharing.

 

August 14, 2020:

Good morning,

Here is a video greeting from Principal Miele to parents at Ward School. You can view the video at https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UusqyMvjovFr5U9_rRx-W1YmOnCKy-b6/view.

Have a great day,

Ward School