Thursday, March 31, 2016

Week of April 4

"It takes a village" is a phrase I found myself using this week.  It truly DOES each and every day, but it is especially noticeable during testing season.  Many thanks go out to each and every one of you for helping to pull off our first round of state testing.  

OUR GUIDING PURPOSE: We empower learners to positively impact the world by designing learning experiences that promote relationships, risk taking, and collaboration in a flexible environment.
What YOU are doing to do to LIVE out this VISION at Lee?  

Please focus this last nine weeks on the FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT part of this statement.

  • that we had a delivery of Makey Makey, Vex RoboticsLittle Bits this week?  Your learners will have extra exposure to these learning tools during Enrichment Hour, and so will YOU at our next Staff Meeting! Get ready for some hands-on FUN on Wednesday!
  • we are putting the steel walls to the cafeteria down after dismissal duty?  This will prevent YMCA learners and parents from reentering your spaces and keep our building secure.  THANK YOU, Julie L, for adding this to your dismissal routine!
  • that we will have Cultural Sensitivity training the last week in April?  Stay tuned as we arrange April 25 or April 28 for half day training. 
  • there is a great (and short) blog about learners designing their own learning.  Check it out!
  • if you are injured at work that you MUST fill out an Employee Incident Report?  If the injury is serious enough, then you MUST go to our Worker's Comp doctor.  We do NOT want anyone to be out of pocket and not reimbursed if injured.  Campus administration must be informed when anyone is injured!
  • that our district just enrolled their 12,000th learner this week?
  • PTO REALLY needs our help?  I would ask if you could PLEASE take 10 minutes out of your day, on Friday,  to upload some pictures to the site in the email I am forwarding you.  This is one way you can ensure your class is represented in the yearbook.  They have tried to use your pictures off Twitter to avoid bothering you, but they need them in original size.  THANK YOU!  Perhaps next year we can have a weekly class historian that submits pictures.

We have already covered the ASSESSMENT portion of the Learning Framework at the beginning of the year.  As a house, please revisit the graphic hanging in your design studio that supports this topic.

Flexibility- the ability to make adjustments or alter plans.

"Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what come." Zig Ziglar

A leader is able to change and adjust to different situations and settings with a positive attitude.


April 2:  Meghan's Birthday
              World Autism Awareness Day (Wear Blue)
April 5:  Red and Black Attack shirt with Jeans
April 6:  College shirt w/ Jeans
             Walk at School Wednesday
             Purple Music Performance (8:30 and 6:30pm)
             Staff Mtg. (3:30)  
             Chapter 9 PLC Book Study Due
April 7: Spurs Savings (7:30-7:50)
             LEEdership Council (8:00)
April 8: Megan's Birthday
              Jennifer's Birthday
April 9: PreK Exploration Fair (9:00-1:00)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you to the littles in Purple House! They were so quiet during our two days of testing! Never heard a peep! We really appreciate you!