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Here are links to the most updated information from the San Diego County of Health and Human Services Agency: The newest version of the COVID-19 Symptom Decision Tree (1/11/21) Quarantine Timelines Based on the Decision Tree Isolation Timelines Based on the Decision Tree Parent/Family Guidance on Symptom Checking The Centers for Disease Control's Latest Travel Advisory Guidelines Thank you for your continued support in trying to keep us safe....

I wish each of you family time and lots of “game-on” fun as we head into the Holiday Break. Below are resources shared by parents at our Early Childhood and Elementary check-ins. Some of these bring out the competitive edge while others require a team effort (for example, see games by Peaceable Kingdom). In addition to your great suggestions, our fifth and sixth graders, as our on-campus experts, added a few of their favorites. Besides their choices listed below,...

Thanks to the nearly 30 parents (and grandparents!) who participated in yesterday's webinar with Professor Seth Lerer. It is not an understatement to say his presentation was riveting, and the ensuing discussion quite lively! A recording of his webinar was sent out for you all to enjoy. Professor Lerer will be joining us for a second session on Dec. 2, at 10 a.m. to share ways that children's literature can serve as a tool for having difficult discussions...

This article is written by Anna Gonzalez’s (Maple classroom) high school daughter and is dedicated to all committed and passionate preschool teachers everywhere!     In comparison to coming home from work and being on long, constant phone calls, my mother comes home to plan what I refer to as "meaningful arts and crafts".  Preschool teachers are constantly trying to find a way to make learning as fun and effective as possible, and being in the midst of it,...

For parents electing not to enroll their preschoolers in an on-campus program this year, Gillispie School in La Jolla has launched a new virtual learning program called Gillispie at H.O.M.E. (Hands-On Mindful Exploration.) Gillispie at H.O.M.E. will provide an interactive community and unique home learning adventure for children ages 2 through Prekindergarten. The program will offer nine 4-week sessions that can be taken one month at a time or through a subscription plan beginning August 24 and is...

Dear Parents,  Our hearts are heavy with the historic and ongoing injustices and tragedies of racial disparities that have been highlighted over the last several days. As educators, we are compelled to provide you with resources as you lead your young children through the complex issue of race. Gillispie’s Mission Statement includes the language, “We value a nurturing environment that fosters kindness, respect, and individual commitment to the larger world,” and our Philosophy Statement includes, “We focus on...

Hello EC Families! We hope your second week of being at home has gotten off to a great start! We have a few extra ideas for you to check out:   ACTIVITIES Using Kitchen Scraps to Learn About Plant Science https://www.funathomewithkids.com/2017/08/using-kitchen-scraps-to-learn-about.html   Easy and Colorful Ice Painting Art https://www.powerfulmothering.com/ice-painting/   RECIPES Taste Safe Slime Recipes https://littlebinsforlittlehands.com/edible-slime-recipe/   Berry-Banana Cauliflower Smoothie http://www.eatingwell.com/recipe/265882/berry-banana-cauliflower-smoothie/   HELPING KIDS UNDERSTAND COVID-19 Hello, My Name is Coronavirus https://660919d3-b85b-43c3-a3ad-3de6a9d37099.filesusr.com/ugd/64c685_319c5acf38d34604b537ac9fae37fc80.pdf   LIVE STREAM CLASSES There are two great local small businesses offering free live stream classes (a small donation per class is requested): Movers & Groovers with...

Hello EC Families! As you continue to embark on your stay-at-home journey, I present to you the first volume of Gillispie EC Ideas & Resources (an email that I will send out periodically). The content has been curated by our EC team and our goal is to encourage you during this unpredictable time and offer resources for your family to utilize while you are at home. We hope you find this helpful! ACTIVITIES Go Take a Hike! Kid-Friendly Trails in...

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