Greeting parents, teachers, and, most importantly, students. We hope you are all enjoying your much deserved summer vacation. At Cornerstone we take education very seriously and believe that learning should be fun and interactive. However, when the sun comes out and the beaches fill up, even we have a hard time staying indoors! Thus, as the first homework assignment of the 2013/2014 school year, every student is appointed the task of going to the beach and touching our beautiful Pacific Ocean. Be sure to put on lots of sunscreen, and don’t forget to bring your favourite book (there’s nothing better than relaxing under the sun with a great novel ).
Now, as you have probably noticed, we have a new website online which we are very excited about, but, like you, we are experiencing a little bit of “information overload.” So, as a quick learning exercise, let us briefly review some of the features and functionality of the new site.
Among our many endeavours in creating the new website, first and formost was the ability for parents, teachers, and students to experience easy and unlimited connectivity before, during, and after school hours. How did we accomplish this? Well, naturally we did what any one of our tech-savvy students would have done–we signed up for social networking! This means that in conjunction with our website, you may now stay connected with Cornerstone via Facebook, Flickr, Instagram, and Twitter.
In addition to social networking, we have also installed an expansive Google calendar plugin meaning that you can now stay up to date with Cornerstone’s numerous monthly events. Just scroll up, locate the grey header menu, and click on “Schedule” to find the green link for our widescreen calendar view. Teachers will also be pleased to note that we have enabled an “undercover” staff calendar that will be visible to you when you are signed in to your personal Gmail account.
Last but not least, parents may now sign up to receive our weekly newsletter. Simply submit your email into the orange band above this post and hit “Go.” As always, if you have any questions feel free to shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org–or, better yet, ask one of your children… after all, they’re the smart ones, right?