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Remote Learning - March, 23rd - March, 27th

March 23, 2020 - Remote Learning Kick off 


Good morning Cavallaro families,

I hope this morning finds you and your families well. We are as prepared as we can be for the weeks ahead as we transition into Remote Learning.

Expectations are as follows:

- Each Monday I will send you a summary of what your child will be learning in each of their subject areas for that week through Pupilpath. It will also be posted on our website. In addition, I will be communicating with you on Pupilpath throughout each day…make sure to monitor.

- Students will log on daily to their teacher’s Google classroom, where they will find their daily digital lesson with work to be completed. Please be advised that each day will have a new lesson, therefore they must complete their assignments by the end of that day because a new lesson will be posted the following day.

- Homework will be given and graded twice a week in each subject area. Due dates will be posted in Google Classroom.

- Teacher’s work day is 7:50 AM-2:10 PM, Monday through Friday. You can contact your child’s teachers during these hours on Pupilpath or at your child’s teacher’s is281 email. Please stress student expectations when it comes to homework and assignments. All homework and assessments will be graded and posted on Pupilpath. If students do not complete work, they will receive a zero. Usual homework policy applies.

As I said before, I understand as a parent, you have a lot of responsibility on your hands in monitoring your child's remote learning. We will do everything we can to assist and support you in this endeavor. Again, if you need to contact Ms. DiMatteo, our Parent Coordinator, please do so by emailing her through Pupilpath. If it is an emergency, you can contact her at (347) 237-3087.

I am completely confident that we will get through this trying time together, reconnecting as a stronger and more resilient Cavallaro community through the continued support and care that we provide for one another.  

“You have the power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” – Marcus Aurelius

Ms. Bender  

Principal’s Educational Philosophy: 


“I believe that it is crucial to provide students with a safe and nurturing learning environment, whereby consistent goals are set and monitored, pedagogy is coherent, standards-based and data-driven, activity is motivating (relevant), engaging and measurable, and education is equitably distributed to promote the success and progress of each and every child.”


 Reflection Quotes:



Reflection Quote #24:

“Try to be a rainbow in someone else’s cloud”

- Maya Angelou


Reflection Quote #23:

“There are no limits to what you can accomplish, except the limits you place on your own thinking”

- Brian Tracy


Reflection Quote #22:

“Respect for ourselves guides our morals, respect for others guides our manners”

- Laurence Sterne


Reflection Quote #21:

“Among the things you can give and still keep are your word, your smile and a grateful heart”

- Zig Ziglar


Reflection Quote #20:

“Stay true in the dark and humble in the spotlight”

- Harold B. Lee


Reflection Quote #19:

“You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Reflection Quote #18:

“The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.


Reflection Quote #17:

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done.”

- Thomas Jefferson


Reflection Quote #16:

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

- Carl Bard


Reflection Quote #15:

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving”

- Mother Teresa


Reflection Quote #14:

“Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.”

- William Arthur Ward


Reflection Quote #13:

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

- William Arthur Ward


Reflection Quote #12:

“Not what we say about our blessings, but how we use them, is the true measure of our Thanksgiving”

- W.T. Purkiser


Reflection Quote #11:

“Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where others see nothing.”

- Camille Pissaro


Reflection Quote #10:

“I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.”

- Frederick Douglass


Reflection Quote #9:

“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.”

- Thomas Paine


Reflection Quote #8:

“If you are going to achieve excellence in big things, you develop the habit in little matters. Excellence is not an exception, it is a prevailing attitude.”

- Colin Powell


Reflection Quote #7:

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see”

- Mark Twain


Reflection Quote #6:

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Reflection Quote #5:

“Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity …. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble.” 

- Yehuda Berg


Reflection Quotes #4:

“Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service and character.”

- William Arthur Ward


“Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”

- Abraham Lincoln


Reflection Quote #3:

“A great man is always willing to be little.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson


Reflection Quotes #2:

“Treat everyone with politeness and kindness, not because they are nice, but because you are.”

- Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


“Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.”

- Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart


Reflection Quote #1:

“Being humble means recognizing that we are not on earth to see how important we can become, but to see how much difference we can make in the lives of others.”

- Gordon B. Hinckley