Distance learning presents us all with formidable challenges. We are all learning how to do things differently for a while. Distant learning can present new and different opportunities that don’t exist in our traditional classroom setting. While the approach to teaching and learning will be different, our goal is to continue to support all students, administrators, teachers and parents. This is my third year at MEIGS and my third year on the PTO Board. I said it before, and I will say it again…I’m grateful to take this unchartered journey of the unknown with my MEIGS FAMILY. The principal, the administration, the teachers, the PTO, the parents and the students are amazing!
While no one is sure yet how long distance-only learning will continue, we know that it won’t last forever. Children and young people take cues from adult behavior and attitudes, so it is important to communicate calm, confidence and optimism that we will pull through the crisis together. Managing our own emotions will help our children stay focused on learning and looking forward to another school year.
Managing stress and make the most of an unusual situation sounds easier than it is. We are going through a time of major upheaval to our normal routines and ways of life, and there’s a great deal of anxiety in the world right now. Emotions may be running high, and children may be worried or fearful. Parents may be stressed as well and children are often keenly aware of trouble. Children benefit when they get age-appropriate factual information and ongoing reassurance from trusted adults. MEIGS has put in place layers of support for MEIGS students, so please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher, counselor, leader or support team if you need assistance or help. In these circumstances, it’s often possible to reframe challenges as opportunities.
We, the PTO want to hear from you! Send us emails with specific questions, concerns, and/or needs. We will work hard and do our best to help. Mark your calendars…AUGUST 13TH AT 6PM. We will send out an invitation for a PTO ZOOM MEETING for everyone to attend. We will try to answer your questions, provide needed resources and support.
Please follow our PTO WEBSITE and PTO FACEBOOK PAGE for updated information. It is our goal to communicate often on both these platforms. We are in this together, we will help each other, and we will conquer these challenges together. MEIGS STRONG is more than words – it’s our reality!
MEIGS PTO PRESIDENT 2020/2021