Chartwells Free Meal Pick-up Program (Updated)

 Chartwells Free Meal Pick-up Program:

 

Updated: September 1, 2020

Starting with the beginning of school in the remote model on 9/14, lunch and breakfast for five days per week will be available on distribution schedule (M, W, and F from 10-noon)  at Easthampton High School and Maple School.   This is for children 0 – 18 years.

 

Updated: August 31, 2020

A national waiver allows us to continue the summer meals program for all families until school starts on September 14.  Lunch and breakfast for seven days per week are distributed at Easthampton High School, Maple School, and Pleasant Green Park on Monday (meals for M and T), Wednesday (meals for W and Th), and Friday (meals for F, Sat., and Sun.) from 9-11 a.m.  There is no cost and it is open to all Easthampton children.
Starting with the beginning of school on 9/14, lunch and breakfast will only be available for families that qualify for free or reduced lunch. Distribution will continue at Easthampton High School and Maple School on the same distribution schedule as the summer program (M, W, and F from 9-11 a.m.).   Eligibility for free or reduced-price meals will be determined based on family income unless the national waiver is again extended.
A student listed on the state’s confidential direct certified data base, to which the schools have access, automatically qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.  You will receive a notification from the Business Office if your student was directly certified in the next couple of weeks.  There is no need to fill out an application if you received a notification that your student has been directly certified.
If your student is not listed in the state’s direct certified data base, your family must fill out an application every school year to receive benefits, absent the waiver being extended.  However, the eligibility status of your student had last school year (prior to the shut-down) will apply until October 1, 2020 to allow time for the necessary paperwork to be filed and processed.
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Chartwells Free Meal Pick-up Program:

Updated: June 20, 2020

We are happy to announce a Summer Meals Program!

Breakfast and lunch provided for seven days per week, available free of charge regardless of income for all children from birth to age 18.

Dates of Program:
July 6, 2020 – August 21, 2020

Distribution of Meals:

Pick-up Days:
Mondays
Wednesdays
Fridays

Pick-up Times:
9-11 a.m.

Pick-up locations:
Easthampton High School
Maple School
Pleasant Green Park (122 Pleasant St.)

Rain Day Pick-ups:
All meal Pick-ups will be at EHS

Easthampton School Special Grab & Go Menu (Click Here To View)

We are grateful to our Food Service Program – Chartwells and all of the volunteers who are supporting us to meet the needs in our community.

If your family is experiencing a reduction or loss of income, to determine whether they are eligible for any state benefits, you are encouraged to visit: https://dtaconnect.eohhs.mass.gov/screening

Please Note:

Families currently receiving meals can continue to pick them up at EHS until July 1, 2020.

On Wednesday, July 1st families will receive breakfast and lunch for five days to cover through the Independence Day holiday weekend.

 


 Chartwells Free Meal Pick-up Program:

Updated: March 23, 2020

Beginning on Friday, March 20, 2020, we will be providing a free bag breakfast and lunch for Easthampton children 0-18 years of age in need.

In an ongoing effort to keep our staff safe, we are announcing a shift in our school meals distribution for families during the school closure.

Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020, we are moving to a three day per week distribution schedule. On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays we will distribute meals.

On Mondays and Wednesdays, families will receive 2 days worth of meals and on Fridays, they will receive meals for Fri., Sat. and Sunday.

Easthampton School Special Grab & Go Menu (Click Here To View)

Location and Methods of meal distribution:

Please pull to the back of the Easthampton High School building and remain in your vehicle.  Someone will deliver your meals to your car.

If you are unable to pick up meals and would like them delivered to your home, please call 413-575-1565. We will need to know the number of children and your address when you call.

A volunteer will deliver the meals to your front door. The volunteer will knock or ring your bell and then leave the meals at your door. Please remain in your home until the volunteer has returned to their vehicle. If you are available to volunteer to bring meals to homes around Easthampton at least one morning per week, please call the number above.

We are grateful to our Food Service Program – Chartwells and all of the volunteers who are supporting us to meet the needs in our community. 

If your family is experiencing a reduction or loss of income, to determine whether they are eligible for any state benefits, you are encouraged to visit: https://dtaconnect.eohhs.mass.gov/screening

 

Resources for Home Learning Engagement, Grades 9-12

Key Resources

Literacy/English Language Arts

  • Common Litread grade-level or reading level appropriate texts and answer comprehension and discussion questions 
  • ReadWorks – read articles and stories with reading comprehension questions and vocabulary supports 
  • Read Write Think – Interactive tools, can focus on critical thinking, etc.

World Language 

Science and Technology/Engineering

History and Social Studies

  • Virtual Field Trips – travel to historical sites around the globe
  • iCivics – play games and follow lesson plans to learn about democracy and the United States
  • Seterra – play online quizzes to learn about world geography 
  • Emerging America – Focus on local abolitionist history.
  • Zinn Education Project – History from many perspectives.
  • Teaching Tolerance – Teaching Tolerance.
  • Teaching for Change – Local author and important perspective on European Conquest as we have so many folks with Taino ancestry in our schools and communities!
  • Facing History – Find compelling classroom resources, learn new teaching methods, meet standards, and make a difference in the lives of your students.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science

Mathematics

  • Khan Academy – get a daily schedule with grade-level and specialized mathematics content for your student
  • IXL Math – practice math skills in foundational and advanced mathematics 
  • Xtra Math – practice math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

Arts

Social Emotional Learning

Library Resources

  • Libby, by OverDrive Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. 1. Fish out your library card 2. Open the Libby app 3. Find your local library 4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. Happy reading.
  • Internet Archive- National Emergency Library– a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
  • Unite for Literacy– offers resources in 43 narration languages.
  • PBS Learning Media
  • EHS Library Homepage

Interdisciplinary Resources

Resources for Home Learning Engagement, Grades 6-8

Key Resources

Literacy/English Language Arts

  • Common Lit – read grade-level or reading level appropriate texts and answer comprehension and discussion questions
  • ReadWorks – read articles and stories with reading comprehension questions and vocabulary supports
  • Read Write Think – Interactive tools, can focus on critical thinking, etc.

World Language

Science and Tech/Engineering

History and Social Studies

  • Virtual Field Trips – travel to historical sites around the globe
  • iCivics – play games and follow lesson plans to learn about democracy and the United States
  • Seterra – play online quizzes to learn about world geography
  • Emerging America – Focus on local abolitionist history.
  • Zinn Education Project – History from many perspectives.
  • Teaching Tolerance – Teaching Tolerance.
  • Teaching for Change – Local author and important perspective on European Conquest as we have so many folks with Taino ancestry in our schools and communities!
  • Facing History – Find compelling classroom resources, learn new teaching methods, meet standards, and make a difference in the lives of your students.

Digital Literacy and Computer Science

Mathematics

  • Khan Academy – get a daily schedule with grade-level and specialized mathematics content for your student
  • Prodigy Math Game – choose your student’s grade level and they play a game by solving math challenges
  • Xtra Math – practice math facts (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division)

Arts

Health and Physical Education

Social Emotional Learning

Library Resources

  • Libby, by OverDrive Did you know your local library has thousands of ebooks and audiobooks? You can borrow them, instantly, for free, using just the device in your hand. 1. Fish out your library card 2. Open the Libby app 3. Find your local library 4. Search, sample, borrow, enjoy It takes just a few taps to find and borrow a book. Libby has a ground-breaking built-in ebook reader, and a beautiful audiobook player. Happy reading.
  • Internet Archive- National Emergency Library– a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship, and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers, and libraries are closed.
  • Unite for Literacy– offers resources in 43 narration languages.

Interdisciplinary Resources

6th-8th Grade Prompts (offline learning)

  • Read
    • *What did you read? What was your favorite part and why?
    • *Rewrite a story you read from a different character’s point of view.
    • *How would you change the ending to a story you have read?
    • *Continue a story you’re reading and write what you think will happen.
    • *What is the theme of a story you read? Think of an event or direct quote that supports the theme.
    • *How has the main character changed throughout the book you’re reading?
    • *Read an article about a topic of your choice, summarize it, and find the main idea.
    • *Take some time to look around your house and see what books are available to you. Find a type of book that perhaps you haven’t had time to read in the past. As you read, create a reading goal for yourself.  What space will you choose? How much will you read in a day? How often will you reflect on what you’ve read? Would you recommend this book?  Who would you recommend it to?
      • Write/type, draw, talk about, and or use a digital creation tool such as Google Slides or Google Drawing to answer any or all of the questions.
  • Math Practice
    • *Make your own addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division flashcards and practice.
    • *Create your own real world word problems (such as calculating tip, total grocery bill, or driving distance) and give them to your family members to solve. Then, have them do the same for you.
    • *Draw a picture using as many shapes as you can. The challenge is to make them 3D shapes and build a structure using them.
    • *Calculate perimeter, area, surface area, and or volume for items in your house.
    • *Help your family cook a meal and write down any fractions you notice. What would the amounts be if you doubled the recipe or even tripled it?
    • *Think of your dream vacation and plan a budget around travel, stay, gas prices, etc. How much money will you need for your trip? Make sure you can prove it.
      • Write/type, draw, talk about, and or use a digital creation tool such as Google Slides or Google Drawing to answer any or all of the questions.
  • Write!
    • *Create a Google Document to record all of your writing!
    • *Write a poem.
    • *Write a fictional story.
    • *Research a topic of interest and write an informational response about the new information you learned.
    • *Write about a place that you’ve visited or a place you’d like to visit.
    • *Write an opinion you feel strongly about such as: Do you think kids your age should have cell phones? How much homework should you have? Should school start earlier? later? Provide reasons to support your claim.
      • Write/type, draw, talk about, and or use a digital creation tool such as Google Slides or Google Drawing to answer any or all of the questions.
  • What’s the weather?
    • *Look outside. What do you notice?  Is it sunny or raining? Cloudy?
    • *How would you describe it?
    • *Do your best to create your own weather report for today.
    • *Research the climate of another city, state, or country. How is it different from our own? How is it the same?
      • Write/type, draw, talk about, and or use a digital creation tool such as Google Slides or Google Drawing to answer any or all of the questions.
  • Interview a family member.
    • *Talk to an adult in your family in your house or over the phone and ask them the following questions.
    • *What was your favorite thing to do when you were my age?
    • *What did you enjoy learning at school?
    • *What did you want to be when you grew up?
    • *Create your own questions based on what you’re curious about learning.
    • *How are your lives different? How are they similar?
      • Write/type, draw, talk about, and or use a digital creation tool such as Google Slides or Google Drawing to answer any or all of the questions.

Do at least one of the following activities:

  • *Exercise! (For example, dance, make up your own circuit training stations, run in place, or with permission from an adult, play outside!)
  • *Sing three of your favorite songs and see if you can make up a new one.
  • *Help cook a healthy meal with your family.
  • *Play a musical instrument and if you don’t have one, get creative! Can you play the spoons? Tap some tupperware? Make an instrument from scratch?
  • *BUILD. Cup tower? Legos? Again, get creative!
  • *Create your own design challenge such as making a game, obstacle course, or marble run. Reflect on how it went.