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Cornerstone Stepping Stones News - 11-20-20 - English
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Friday, November 20, 2020

Dear Families,

I hope that we will see all of you tomorrow at 4:00 for our Inside Out screening!  You still have time to pick up your popcorn (and your child’s materials) - until 5:30 today.  Please email or text Alyssa if you need help accessing your child’s account to watch the movie.


Literacy at Cornerstone

Thank you to Megan for leading a wonderful Parent Partnership on the basics of learning how to read.  Megan’s slides can be found here and her presentation can be watched here (at the very least, please click for some great photos).


Park Gatherings Paused

As you are hopefully aware, Governor Walz has issued an executive order restricting social gatherings with people outside your household.  Accordingly, we will be pausing our biweekly park visits until it is once again safe to congregate with friends.  


Material Making

We are slowly, but surely, making bead bars for Montessori math work for all of our Lower Elementary children.  With your help, and a huge amount of work from our staff, we will have created 12,000 bead bars to send home!  Thank you so much to all the parents and children who have helped with this enormous project.  It’s been so nice to hear how useful this material has been!  And if you haven’t received yours yet, we promise they will be in the next material distribution.


New Covid Resources

There are two new hotlines for Minnesota’s Black and Latino communities.  The MN Black Community COVID-19 Hotline is available 24/7 to support families with resources for Covid testing, food security, physical and mental health, employment, housing, childcare, and more.  The number is 612-254-1145.  The Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment Through Research Hotline provides resources in English and Spanish about Covid-19, primarily.  The number is 651-304-6145 and is available weekdays, 8-5:30.


This coming week is a short one:  there is no school Thursday or Friday.  We are also at school with limited hours this week.  If you need to reach one of us or stop by to pick something up, please contact Alyssa to make arrangements.

Have a wonderful holiday, if you celebrate, and a nice long weekend!


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