Sunday, September 30, 2012

Monday, October 1, 2012

Happy October Birthdays to Amanda Gordon on October 3rd, Stephanie Dulin on October 7th, Jaymie Almaguer on October 13th and Ann Farthing on October 21st!! We send warm birthday wishes their way.

Dixie Classic Fair-Amanda worked very hard to choose, set up and display student artwork at the fair so I hope you are able to get out to see it:)  The kids are so very proud.  Thanks Mrs. Gordon!

Curriculum Night- Thursday-I sent you an email with information concerning Curriculum Night.  This is our chance to showcase strategies and reading curriculum.  An Alert Now message has gone out and we will send a flier home Tuesday.  All specialists should plan on helping to direct parents to their classrooms and answer questions.  Classified employees are not expected to attend.

Mid-Term Reports go home on October 2nd.  Ms. Pullen will send out an email concerning a ClassScape training for those who need it.  Contact her for more information.

Phone Calls Home-Mrs. Bostian gave me the name of 8 students who were showing great character, behavior and academic progress on Friday. With the help of Mrs. Martinez, in some cases, we called all of these parents and they were thrilled.  A positive phone call from you or me goes a long way.  I encourage you to call home when you can to reward students.  Each phone call only took a minute or so but meant so very much to the student and parent.  I would be happy to call any parents of students that are showing great Tiger Pride in their work and behavior.  Just give me names and phone numbers.  It warmed my heart to make these calls.  Be sure to add any calls you make to your communication log.

PTA-Ms. Robinson will be sending in a t-shirt order this week.  Please do your best to join the PTA and Hospitality.  We have a very motivated PTA Board this year. They will meet 15 minutes before Curriculum Night in the gym to approve the budget.  It should only take a few minutes.

Monitoring-We have been in school for a month now and I am very impressed with your attitudes in motivating your students.  You know their strengths and weaknesses and this will truly help you in planning for their academic achievement.  Specific targeting and focused interventions in planning is key to their success.  Way to go!

Book Fair-We will hold our Book Fair to coincide with Fall Festival Week.  The children always look forward to this.  Mrs. Uhrig and Mrs. Piper work very hard to get this set up.  I am sure they can use a lot of volunteers.

Faculty Meeting-Tuesday, October 9th-We will have a representative for Flexible Benefits, the United Way Kickoff and Connie will present on Differentiation, and if we have time, we will discuss our Teacher Working Conditions Survey. If you need to be on the agenda, please email me.

Hospitality-Thank you Mrs. Hayes and the hospitality committee for all your great work.

Fall Pictures-Just an early reminder that Fall Pictures will be taken on October 18th.  We will have a faculty picture taken in the gym at 7:30 sharp.  Everyone, please plan to be in the gym on stage, ready to go at 7:30.

Chair Massage-Massage-Mrs. Jackson will provide discounted $8 chair massages for those interested.

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