• Mrs. Z's Weekly Announcements

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 4/6/2020 10:30:00 AM
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  • Russell Bear Hunt!

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 4/5/2020 3:00:00 PM

    Hello Russell Bears! Ms. Opstad, our PE teacher, is encouraging your participation in this fun activity!  Check this link out for more information!  Have fun!!

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  • Monday March 30th

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 3/30/2020 10:45:00 AM

    Day 1, here we go! The steps below will help you access the Remote Learning Page where you will find activities and lessons for your child!

    1. Log in to mcpsmt.org/Russell then click on the Remote Learning button

    2. You will find Weekly Announcements (what we usually hear every morning to start our day at school) and Storytime with Russell Bears (You can hear different staff members read you stories!).

    3. To find the Kindergarten Learning menu, choose Kindergarten.

    4. Choose the day’s menu you would like to access. The current day will always be first on the list. Some links are video lessons and some are links to on-line activities. Click around! Many of these menu items will be updated DAILY!

    5. You will need to scroll down to see all of the menu items. Some links are video lessons and some are links to online activities. Click around! Many of these menu items will be updated DAILY!

    6. You can find also find contact information for your classroom teacher here as well. Email your questions or visit the classroom webpage. If you connect to a Zoom session, have your password ready to join the chat! (you will receive this from your teacher)

    We will be posting one day at a time. The lessons for the next day should be up every evening by 5pm!

    Please keep in mind that although instruction is being provided by all 4 kindergarten teachers on the Kindergarten Distance Learning website, each teacher will still have their own personalized timeline for other forms of communication with students and families.

    If you find any link errors or have ANY questions, please let me know! We've got this!



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  • Mrs. Z's Weekly Announcements

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 3/29/2020 4:35:00 PM

    Every morning at school we start our day off by hearing from our lovely Mrs. Z. She gives us a tip for the day, helps us celebrate birthdays, shares shout outs and SO much more! She misses you just like I do and so she put something special together for you! Click below! 

    Mrs. Z's Weekly Announcement

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  • Next Week March 30th-April 3rd

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 3/27/2020 6:00:00 PM

    Phew! We made it through the first week! And I just have to say... I am closing this week very thankful for all of YOU! You all are the reason I love my job and the reason why I accept this challenge with open arms. 

    I hope you all recieved my email/ text regarding my read aloud from today, what's happening next week and information about our Morning Meetings on Zoom. If you did not recieve that email, please let me know!

    Below is a look into next week:


    Please take some time to relax this weekend! Be looking for an email Sunday evening with details on how to access what you will need for Remote Learning next week! This is all new to us. Be kind to yourself as you navigate this new journey with your family. Please don't hesitate to reach out if you HAVE any questions- I got you!! 

    -Mrs. Malchi

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  • Let's Chat!

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 3/25/2020 2:00:00 PM

    In my new techonoly adevenutres I have found Zoom! This will way we can "see" each from our own homes. You will need to downlaod Zoom, create your own account and then use the ID I provide below to join our group meetings! Click the link below for addition help! 


    Let's meet on Zoom at 9:30am Thursday and Friday morning!

    This will something new for us and I don't expect everything to be smooth, but let's try and see what we can do!


    Miss you!

    Mrs. Malchi


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  • Checking In

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 3/23/2020 10:15:00 AM

    Hello Families!

    You have no idea how much I miss your kiddos and how much time I spent thinking about you all over spring break! 

    As we are looking ahead to this next week, I am hoping you all have been receiving Superintendent Rob Watson's emails and most recently Mr. Halloran's email!

    Follow this link for District information about this week: 


    Students will be doing remote learning this week.  Emails from MCPS have included information about "what" to be doing from home.

    Follow this link to find Remote Learning activities: 


    Our Teaching and Learning Department has done a wonderful job of pulling resources for you this week! Please check them out and do only what works for your family! If you run into a place where you are required to enter a usernme and password please, contact me via email (kmmalchi@mcps.k12.mt.us) and I will do my best to provide you with what you may need!

    Please know that I will do my best to keep in contact with you as much as possible. I will be working hard on my technology skills this week, so that if school closure is extended we can make the most of this interesting time!

    Please continue to check my blog and always feel welcome to email me just to say "Hi!" or ask a question. 

    We've got this!I believe in us!


    Mrs. Malchi

    P.S. If you are not getting the emails we are sending or you have friends that have stated they are not getting the messages, there are a few options:

    1. Check your Junk and Spam folders.
    2. Read the messages on our www.mcpsmt.org/covid-19 page. 
    3. Log into mcpsmt.parentlink.net to check your delivery preferences for your own account. Make sure that you haven’t opted out of any type of message.


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  • Information Regarding Coronavirus

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 3/9/2020 2:45:00 PM

    Curious about our School Districts polcies on Coronavirus? Follow this link to get all the information!




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  • Read Across America Week

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 2/26/2020 1:30:00 PM

    Russell Elementary s

    I love to Read Week!

    March 2-March 6



    Pocket Day

    Wear as many pockets

    as you can!



    Sleep Day

    Wear your PJs!



    Wacky Wednesday

    Wear something a little wacky!



    Green Day

    Wear something green!



    Stripes Day

    Wear something with stripes!














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  • Mr. Halloran's Latest Vlog

    Posted by Kelsey Malchi on 2/26/2020 8:00:00 AM

    It's a GREAT day to be a Russell Bear!


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