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Featured news and information by and for the Campbell School of Innovation community.

Updated Mon, Mar 30th

Spirit Week

Before school closure, our student leadership team had planned a Spirit Week for next week. We are launching that as scheduled. You can watch the Monday Launch video on our new Distance Learning site to learn more. 

Monday - Crazy Hair Day

Tuesday - Pajama Day

Wednesday - Wolfpack  Spirit Day

Thursday - Dress Alike Day

Friday - Neon/Tie-dye Day

Go Wolves! 

Updated Tue, Mar 31st

 Hello CSI Families,

Congratulations! You’ve made it through two weeks at home, combining working, parenting, and teaching! Whew! Take a moment and celebrate all you’ve done and accomplished so far!

We are working hard to build out our distance learning system to best meet the needs of students and parents. We would like to share a draft with you for a central CSI Distance Learning website that will act as a portal to all grade levels, lessons, and resources.  You can find that located here:

https://sites.google.com/campbellusd.org/csi-distance-learning

Flexible Learning Resources for next week can be found by clicking here.

Library Books

We would like to give our students access to our library as I’m sure you’ve read your books at home more than a few times. 

Alexandria Researcher (the library's online catalog) can be accessed from home by going to csi.goalexandria.com/researcher Students may log in using their Google username and password. The username is the first four letters of their first name and the first four letters of their last name (do not add @campbellusd.org to the end).

Once logged in, students may request up to 2 books by placing them on hold. Requested books can be picked up during packet pickups at the regularly scheduled time. Books may also be returned during packet pickup time. There will be a box for returned books and they will be put in isolation for a day or two before being sanitized and returned to our shelves. You must request your book online, the library will NOT be open.  Book pick up and return will be Monday, Tuesday, and Friday between 11:00 am and 12:00 pm.

Needs Assessment

As we move further into April, we know that some of you may need some additional learning supplies. Please fill out the Needs Assessment form by clicking here.

Spring Break is still happening  - April 6-10

While we know no one is actually going anywhere for awhile, all staff will be on our official Spring Break through the week of April 6-10. Please be respectful of the teacher's time off during this week and we will be rolling out more great stuff starting April 13! 

Stay well, stay safe, and keep learning!

Kami Thordarson

 

Updated Tue, Mar 17th

We hope you are staying well and are safe at home during this time away from school. Our district and staff have been working to support students in various ways. Please remember to check the district COVID-19 Resource Page for the most updated information. Should you need support with school lunches or need to check out a chromebook for your 2nd -5th grade student (3/18 and 3/19), those schedules are listed under “Support for Students.”

Our district has currently shared a Flexible Learning Resource list that has many online learning options. We know this can be overwhelming and our CSI teachers are currently putting together more detailed learning supports for each grade level. Teachers will be sending these out by the end of this week to help guide you through the upcoming weeks. Each week we will update our plans with a few new learning suggestions. We are also working on ways to help students stay connected to teachers and to each other through this time.

My first suggestion for all families is to take a breath. During chaotic times we tend to rush to solutions. It is alright for families to slow down, find appreciation and gratitude in your time together, and spend some time playing board games, weeding the flower beds, or having an interesting conversation. Learning happens in many different forms and doesn’t stop outside of the school building. Our staff appreciates your support during this time and we will continue to develop and communicate our academic guides as we move ahead.

With much gratitude,

Kami Thordarson and the CSI staff

 

Updated Fri, Mar 6th

Each Monday morning, we are starting our day as a community in our Town Square. We are beginning our week with the Pledge of Allegiance, announcements for the week, and then a short discussion around a topic. We started our first launch with the question, "What does it mean to be part of a learning community?" Students discussed this question in their morning meetings and in other conversations throughout the week. The following Monday,  students shared some of their individual thoughts and their class answers to that question. We then learned a new CSI cheer - "Three cheers and Wolfpack" - and headed into start our day. Parents are welcome to stay and join our Monday gatherings.

Updated Tue, Jan 7th

Come join us for a presentation and tour beginning in January!  See our calendar for the dates and times. 

Updated Tue, Jan 7th

Morning Meetings build a climate of trust, academic growth and positive behavior!  Great way to start the day!

Updated Tue, Jan 7th

Congratulations to our awesome basketball medalists.  They showed both their athletic ability and their great sportsmanship!  Way to go Wolves!

Updated Sun, Nov 3rd

Thank you to our partners at Stanford d.School Laura, Maureen, and Milan for an amazing day of learning!

Updated Sun, Sep 29th

Hundreds of books to choose from.  Proceeds will benefit the Think Tank!

Updated Sun, Sep 29th
The CSI Bistro was buzzing as parents attending the Principal's coffee experiened a design thinking activity led by Kami Thordarson, Director of Innovation and Digital Learning.  About 50 parents worked together on redesigning someone's morning routine. "It inspired my creative senses" said CSI parent Angelina.
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The parents worked on prototypes, just as our students do!