Published weekly since August 2017 and now daily during the Coronavirus school shutdown
Thursday, April 2, 2020
Kudos to Officer Rob Johnson of the Manchester Police and others involved the AFD prank that gave people a laugh and a lift yesterday. Scroll down for more on that as well as our usual array of news, notes etc., which today includes a candid piece by MHS junior Aislinn Gara Grady about the toll that the pandemic is taking psychologically. By the way, our subscriber list continues to grow and if you want this newsletter sent to you by email each morning you can sign up by clicking here.
'Nobody is safe' said Gov. Lamont as he announced that a 6-week baby had died in Hartford from COVID-19. One model is projecting that the pandemic will peak in Connecticut in mid-April with about 40 deaths per day and that more than 1,000 state residents will die by June, when they virus will be gone -- at least for the season.
School nurses will be at schools next Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon for parents who need to pick up student medication.
Learning the Home Way
The gallery of photos of students learning from home continues to grow on the district FB page and we'll add yours if you send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pick And Choose
Students in grades preK-4 are playing “music bingo” in Google classrooms this week, choosing one activity from each column and clicking on links to reach a video of one of our music teachers teaching a song, rhythm, dance, or other music activity.
The Journal Inquirer and Hartford Courant both have regular town news coverage but monthly free-read limits -- although the Courant has removed the paywall from its main daily Coronavirus story. You'll also find stories in Manchester Patch.
Free Meals For Students
The menu is here and starting on Monday, Verplanck will begin distributing three meals each day using the same times as Bennet, MMA and Waddell. Meals will not be distributed at Squire starting on Monday.
OTHER FOOD AVAILABILITY: For info about the MAAC community kitchen, the Salvation Army and the Second Congregational Church food pantry, please click here.
This Black Mouth Cur (a 'hunting and cattle dog that has its origins in Southern United States" according to Wikipedia) likes watching TV or sitting at the table as the "teaching assistant" to a mom with two children learning from home.
Is he named Buckets ... or Sullivan ... or Kemba?
Click here to find out his name, owner and more and click here to learn how to have your pet featured.
Just Droppings By
Ahhh, branta canadensis, the Canadian goose. They are recognizable by the distinct white cheek patch, or chinstrap, that covers the throat ... and by the souvenirs they leave behind. This pair was at Union Pond yesterday.
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