Thursday, February 9, 2017

Week of Feb 13

Happy Friday, all!  Thank you so much for your attention at Wednesday's staff meeting.  If you are interested in joining me at CPR class, there is one on Wednesday.  Thank you for your Innovator's Mindset tweets last week- they were AMAZING!  You continue to knock it out of the park in your spaces and being out in the building is still one the BEST parts of my job.  I'm looking forward to the sharing that happens from our Math Academy attendees.  Your tweets and note sharing have already piqued interest and questions. 

  • that the Fun Run is quickly approaching?  I will be forwarding an email from APEX so that you are informed of how you can help support this fundraising effort.  Remember you get 10% of what your class earns for use on items of your choice!
  • that we have had three pieces of technology damaged this nine weeks alone?  At about $200 a repair, we MUST be vigilant in making it a HABIT that our learners carry ALL technology correctly and handle it properly (ex: no food or drink while using).  Please help with this endeavor!
  • there is a GREAT article on school gardening?  Check this out! Thanks for retweeting it Stacey.  Please help get our onions planted and beds ready for Spring.

This week is RAOK Week.  Please join our Community Action Club show unity by participating.  Also, please remind learners about Kindness Candy that will be on sale on Valentine's Day.

Our Dads want to say thanks for ALL that you do for our learners.  Please join them on Wednesday morning in the school cafeteria starting 7:00 am.  They will be preparing pancakes, sausage, and bacon (YES, BACON) for us.


Enjoy your one hour on Wednesday where you learn about a topic of YOUR choice related to YOUR goals, and earn Flex credit for it.  This is a time for learning.  Please post to Today's Meet after 4:30, but before 5:00, on Wednesday and share what you learned during your time in order to get credit for your hour. 

We will have a DLC hosting our session on Apple Teacher.  We will NEED everyone to get a badge in AT LEAST ONE PLATFORM before August 31 in order to secure our Apple Distinguished School designation.

By the end of the week, most teams have reviewed their middle of the year data (THANKS JACQUE!)  Please keep in mind that the Learning Framework states that we will provide tutoring for learners who are not meeting standard.  Please turn in extra duty pay forms for the time outside of your day that you spend tutoring your learners.  Thank you!

Did you know that on average there are 100+ copies left in the workroom?  THIS REALLY ADDS UP!  Please send learners down to get your copies if you are unable to leave your space.  The excessive copying happening is not good for our "Net Zero" school!  Before "running copies" please consider whether or not your children can create or make the product using construction paper, butcher paper, or technology.  THANK YOU!

The Elementary Facilities Committee had its final meeting Tuesday night and will make the following recommendations to the board for their consideration:
  • Short Term Solution
    • #1  Rezoning
    • #2  Adding classroom sections where available & utilizing overflow process for campus sections with waivers
  • Long Term Solution
    • New School
Again, these are recommendations.  The board might elect to do any and all of these, none of them or come up with their own plan.

As your house completes the MOY Behavior Screener, please put a copy in Ashley or Angela's boxes.  We will look over those and use them to guide RtI discussions.  Thank you! 


Please be aware that we are looking for choice in learner experiences and scaffolding to meet varied needs in your classroom.  Think about the Team Time question: How do you know they know it?  What do you do when they do?

Generosity- freely giving of time or resources.

Surprise others by performing random acts of kindness.  Go out of your way to do something surprisingly kind and generous for someone at least once a month.

"We make a living by what we get and a life by what we give!" -Winston Churchill

Random Acts of Kindness Week
Spring Book Fair Week
February 13- TELPAS Calibration (Media Center 3:30)
February 14- Community Action Club Candy Sale
       Valentine Parties (2:00-3:00)
February 15- Bethany's Birthday
       Convocation Shirt and Jeans
       Dad's Club Breakfast for Staff (7:00 Cafe)
       Fed Ex Day (3:30)
February 16- World Read Aloud Day (#wrad17)
       Buffalo Wild Wings Night
       Blue House Music Performance (8:15 and 6:30)
February 17- Spirit Stick Sales (Recess time)

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