Happy Friday Tenacity families!

I’m truly impressed with the commitment Curley Rookies and Beasts have shown to our program, even as we continue to learn from home. Our Book Club hangouts on Zoom this week had great attendance (17 students made it to their sessions), and getting together for these group video chats has definitely been a highlight for us as a staff.

The ‘Styx Malone’ Book Club members blew Ms.Lipsey away with their excellent memory of the characters. Students spent an hour playing Pictionary on the Zoom whiteboard, listening to four chapters of the audiobook and competing in a Kahoot! quiz. And they’re already looking forward to the next meet up. Elijah wanted to know, “Can we do this again?,” and the answer is YES! 

Ms. Li’s ‘Sidekick Squad’ already has done it again, meeting up twice this week for their Book Club hangouts. Ms. Li says her highlight was having students come up with scenes for the final project and seeing their “future” cloud on PollEverywhere. Even Landy came out from under the covers for that one!

Keep watching the Solo Tennis videos and encouraging anyone else in the Curley community to follow as well. I am planning a Gael Monfils sneaker giveaway contest for when we reach 100 members, so keep spreading the word and we can get the contest started. I’ll keep doing some of the workouts indoors so anyone that can’t leave the house right now can still get fit.

Parent Survey: To better understand how we can support students and families during the school closure, we are asking that parents/guardians complete a quick three minute survey. Responses will help our staff communicate at times that are most convenient and help direct families to additional supports and resources during this time if needed. Please fill out and submit when you have a chance!

Tenacity MSA Family Support Feedback survey:  click here

Tennis Links:
Competition Thursday Reaction Speed Challenge: click here

Literacy Links:
In case you missed anything… Tenacity at-home materials and resources are now available at the Curley K-8 Resources section of the Tenacity website-

Click here to view the At home Scavenger Hunt. Send photos of the items you find to Ms. Lipsey for a chance to win tennis gear!

Keep checking in on The Real Ms. Li’s Instagram for daily riddles, quotes, and Tenacity memories

Thank you and have a great weekend,

Coach Payne