RHS SMORES SPOTLIGHT, 12/14/2020
Mon, Dec 14 12:45pm

HELLO REDWOOD HEIGHTS COMMUNITY,

PLEASE CLICK BELOW FOR THE LATEST SPOTLIGHT:

RHS SMORES SPOTLIGHT, 12/14/2020

Please reach out by email if you have any questions, concerns or compliments.

Warmly,

Principal Cynthia Bagby

cynthia.bagby@ousd.org

510-879-2148

New RHS TECH SUPPLY PICKUP HOURS : TUESDAYS ONLY 8:30 - 12 noon. No need to call - just come and ring the doorbell.

  • Contact our TECH EXPERT: rebecca.weissman@ousd.org
  • Contact jenniferrhshugs@gmail.com, cynthia.bagby@ousd.org if you have questions.

Part 2: Mrs. Sanders' Distance Learning Work Space

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 This a second picture of Mrs. Sanders space. She updated her work space with her new OUSD monitor to enhance her distance learning home teacher studio. The extra monitor allows teachers to view all students on one screen and the instructional lessons on the other screen. Love the furry friend by her side:).

"No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted." — Aesop

Dear RHS Caregivers,

With a heart full of gratitude and generosity, I want to highlight the loving and compassionate efforts of HUGS Counselor Jennifer Wilson and all of those that have made donations to support our RHS families. Thank you for spreading love, uplifting the spirit of our community and letting others know that we are here for them. You represent the spirit & vision of the RHS school community and the student school rules, "I take care of myself. I take care of others. I take care of the school." We deeply appreciate you!

I asked Ms. Jennifer to write a post to share all that has been donated. Please read below. Please complete the new survey below that includes a new clothing and other needs section. Contact Cynthia.bagby@ousd.org if you have any questions, concerns and/or compliments.

Warmly,

Cynthia

 RHS Distance Learning, TECH, Clothing & Wellness Survey

HUGS Counselor Jennifer in partnership with the PTA is coordinating a food and clothing drive. Complete this new survey and let us know how we can support you.

A Message from HUGS Counselor, Jennifer Wilson

Dear Redwood Heights Community,

I am writing to you with a full heart and abundant gratitude. I also want to honor and acknowledge the grief and sorrow some of us are carrying right now.

Gratitude goes out to our RHS community, the PTA membership and Board, the Redwood Heights Neighborhood Association (RHA), staff and family members of RHS, and to everyone who has donated food in the Food Drive bin outside school.

Over the course of these last few months, the RHS community and beyond has stepped up and stepped in to support members of our community:

  • The RHA chose RHS as their end of year fundraiser and raised $4500 which includes matching grants by their Board and an angel donor!
  • The RHS PTA Board and membership voted to direct money to support the RHS Cares campaign.

And, it doesn't stop there!

  • We have RHS families who are adopting families in our school community during the holidays!

While we have been committed to ensuring no child or family has to worry about having food on the table, having a place to live, and having their basic needs met, we know that the pandemic has created and exposed long term, systemic challenges in our society.

To date, we have distributed:

  • $7400 in cash assistance
  • 60 vegetable boxes
  • 10 turkeys
  • 5 hams
  • 20 bags of food from the food drive
  • $1,500 worth of groceries.

I am humbled to be a part of this effort. I am frequently brought to tears by our families.

As we move into winter break, some thoughts from Institute of Child Psychology :

  • Give Your Child the Gift of Your Undivided Attention
  • Cultivate Holiday Rituals that Foster Connection
  • Discuss with your Child ways of Giving
  • This is a Year to be Grateful for Everything we Have, Not Receive Everything we Want
  • Be Aware of How Other Families are Struggling

May we all create time for connection, giving and gratitude this holiday season.

 
PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR:Winter Break Begins on FRIDAY, December 18th, 2020