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Corona Virus COVID-19 Update

For information and latest press releases, please visit the ABC WKOW website.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!

March 13, 2020

WI PTA is aware of the current changing information surrounding the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. We are working diligently to respond to all changes and updates to school districts closing around the state due to the self quarantine requests.

As of today, March 13, 2020, the annual WI PTA Convention is still moving forward as we are unclear as to what will happen in the next few weeks. As Tony Evers has declared this a state of emergency, we continue to closely monitor the recommendations for larger events.

WI PTA’s number one priority is to keep our children and families safe. Within the next couple weeks, please visit the WI PTA Facebook page for Convention updates, or look for emails coming through Memberhub.

This is a time of great uncertainty as the Coronavirus spreads throughout the country at an alarming rate. Be prepared to face this virus by frequently washing your hands, cough into your sleeve and use hand sanitizer when ever necessary. Also, it is best to refrain from hand shakes and/or hugs as greetings.

As WI PTA learns more about the situation, we will relay any new information to you, our members.

Sincerely,

Heidi Nicolazzo
WI PTA President
(262) 822-8145


ONLINE RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES 

Many organizations across the world have come together to offer our children valuable fun and educational tools while we wait for our new normal to occur post COVID-19. 
 
The following links will take you to sites not linked to this website nor run or endorsed by the Wisconsin PTA.
 

Educational Sites

Hundreds of educational and fun games for kids Prek-6th grades.
 
A large compilation of free educational resources
 
Activities, tips, virtual field trips for infants through school-age children
 
CK-12: 
Age and grade level interactive lessons in all subjects
 
For high school students wanting AP prep, review, trivia and connection with other students
 
Prek-8th grade games, videos, books and more
 
Daily lessons and activities for kindergarten through 5th grade
 
Jokes, games, activities and more
 
Imagineering in a Box:
Khan Academy and Disney Imagineers join forces to share how they use a wide range of skills – from story development and conceptual design, to math, physics and engineering – that all come together to create immersive experiences. Imagineering in a Box allows you to explore different aspects of theme park design, from characters to ride development, as you design a theme park of your very own.
 
Interactive reading comprehension resource for elementary students and teachers. 
 
“KidLit TV is the place to discover great children’s books and connect with the people who create them.”
 
Free science lesson and activity resources for educators and parents
 
Games, videos, facts and more on subjects ranging from space to heroes
 
National Emergency Library offers over 1.5 million books free to read; textbooks, movies and audiobooks and links to free online courses from professors.
 
Sign-up for daily tips and activities with PBS Kids
 
Reading practice for kindergarten – 3rd grade by Google
 
Day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing
 
Resources for families and teachers
 
PK-3rd grade interactive language arts and math 
 
Read, write, and publish comics, poetry, picture books, and stories. 7-day free trial
 
Children’s books read by actors with illustrations
 
630,000+ educational resources for free to residents of the U.S. Enter code USATWINKLHELPS for  access.
 

Virtual Field Trips

Acadia National Park:
Virtual tour

Arches National Park:
Virtual tour

Badlands National Park:
Virtual tour

British Museum, London:
Virtual tour

Canyonlands National Park:
Virtual tour

Channel Islands National Park:
Virtual tour

Cincinnati Zoo Home Safari:
Live-streaming from the zoo each weekday at 3PM EDT

Death Valley National Park:
Virtual tour

Everglades National Park:
Virtual tour

Georgia Aquarium:
Several live cams 

Glacier National Park:
Virtual tour

Google Arts & Culture:
Collaboration with more than 500 museums worldwide with virtual tours, exhibit specials

Grand Canyon National Park:
Virtual tour

Grand Tetons National Park:
Virtual tour

Guggenheim Museum, New York:
Street View, works of art discovery

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles:
Street view tour

Louvre Museum, Paris:
Virtual tour of exhibits of choice

MetKids:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art videos, map, time machine

Metropolitan Opera Nightly:
‘“Nightly Met Opera Streams” will begin at 7:30pm EDT and will remain available via the homepage of metopera.org for 23 hours’

Monterey Bay Aquarium:
Live cams

Musée d’Orsay, Paris:
Virtual walk-through

#MuseumFromHome:
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art 

National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.:
Two online exhibits

National Museum of Modern & Contemporary Art, Seoul:
Virtual tour

National Parks Service:
YouTube channel featuring national parks

Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Rhenen, Netherland:
Polar bear twin cubs cam

Pergamon Museum, Berlin:
Ancient artifacts virtual tour

Reid Park Zoo, Tucson, AZ:
Lion cam

Rijksmuseum, Amsterdamn:
Street view tour

San Diego Zoo:
Live feed and archived footage

Smithsonian’s National Zoo:
Elephant, lion, naked mole rat, and giant panda webcams

Uffizi Gallery, Florence:
Virtually wander halls

Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam:
Virtual visit of largest collection