Moline-Coal Valley School District No. 40

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School Secretary - Jennifer Ekstam

Eagle Information

    • Bicentennial's school colors are blue and white
    • The school mascot is an eagle named "Spike"
    • The Moline YMCA offers an after school program to students attending  
      Bicentennial. Contact the YMCA for more details
      at (309) 797-3945
 

School Hours

M-T, Th-F: 7:55 AM - 2:40 PM
Wed: 7:55 AM - 1:30 PM (Early Release for Collaboration)

PTA Staff

  • President - Amy Schatterman
  • Vice President - Heather Schmooke
  • Vice President 2 - Lisa Urban
  • Secretary - Reghan Merry
  • Treasurer - Meghan Kipp
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 A Message from Mr. Etheridge: Remote Learning

Greetings Bicentennial Families

I hope this message finds you all safe and healthy! It is April’s Fool Day today, but it’s hard to think about joking around during these difficult times. This pandemic has forced everyone out of their comfort zones and is forcing us to adapt to a new normal. I want you to know that your family’s health is at the forefront of everything that we are doing and I cannot emphasize that enough.  That being said, I will be sending home updates weekly, on Wednesdays via our various sites that include ClassDojo, PTA Facebook and Twitter.

Over the past couple of weeks, our District has been busy working on preparing a Remote Learning Environment for our teachers to share learning activities for our students.  We are preparing to release those activities through Learning Hubs on Monday, April 6th. We will be communicating with everyone on how to access our Bicentennial Hub once it is live. It is important that moving forward all Parents and Students are using Classdojo,  Google Classroom, or checking their email to communicate with Bicentennial Teachers. All activities will be released to you and your children via the learning hub. Guidelines have been prepared for them and I want to reassure you, the intent is not to overwhelm you with “busy” work. The intent is to move our students forward with purposeful engagement and activities that keep them interactive with instructional objectives based on State Standards. We are following the State of Illinois recommended guidelines for daily minutes. These guidelines suggest that remote learning activities should encompass between 30 – 120 minutes daily, depending upon your child’s grade-level. Our teachers will provide recommended minutes for each activity. Remote learning activities will be scheduled for every day that we are scheduled to be in school.  We understand that you may have multiple students and some of you are also trying to work from home. Please be patient as we navigate through these difficult times together. I would love to post pictures and videos of Bicentennial Students engaged in e-learning activities. Please feel free to email me or our teacher’s pictures and or video of Bicentennial students!

 

As far as student materials are concerned, if your child has left something at school that is considered essential; glasses, medicine, 5th-grade ChromeBook.  Please email me and you can make an appointment to pick those up. 

 

Sincerely,

Steven Etheridge

Principal

Bicentennial Elementary