Saturday, October 6, 2012

Fall Is In the Air!

Happy Monday, October 8, 2012

This is the week of ITBS Testing, Fall Festival, Bully Prevention Event, Maria's shower, United Way KickOff, and the Book Fair and that is only half of it:) 

Grades 3-5 Teachers, I have sent you the link to Science Fair Materials.  We have to have our winners identified and sent to Central office a day or two after we get back from winter break therefore, we are having our fair in December.  It is also the best time for WFU school of Medicine to work with our kids.  Our Science Fair projects will be due on December 4th.  The projects are mandatory for fifth graders and strongly suggested for grades 3 and 4.  Tryla is in charge of the fair and has a committee who will get the applications printed and out this week. We have already ordered the tables.

We need you desperately.  The district has required that we put together a team of at least 10 people to represent our school at a Rachel's challenge Anti-Bullying Walk at Joel Coliseum this Saturday at Joel Coliseum.  There will be a short walk and then Rachel's brother will speak inside.  I have put the word out to kids but we need staff support.  This should not take more than a few hours at the most from what I am told.  We need to wear orange and I really need you!!!!!!!!  The event starts at 8:30 am at Joel Coliseum.  Mrs. Gordon has made a Diggs-Latham banner for us.  There will be media coverage so we need a lot of participation so Diggs-Latham can stand out.  I do realize it is the morning after Fall Festival:(  You can bring your own kids and husbands and neighbors for that matter.  We just need a big showing.  Please try to come out for a little bit to support our school and to show our support for anti-bullying campaign.  Let me know if you can come.  We all need to wear orange.  They will be sending orange rubber bracelets out for everyone to wear.  I need you to show your support to stop bullying.  Please help.

ITBS Testing Window is October 8-19th.

Faculty Meeting
I will send out the agenda for Tuesday's faculty meeting.  Please note that it is jam packed.  We will have the Flexible Benefits Rep, a workshop on Getting Started with Differentiation, United Way Kickoff and a Book Giveway Project Information.  Connie sent you a link to fill out a quick survey for Tuesday.  Be sure to complete it, print it and bring it with you.

Thank you Stephen for representing us so well as Diggs-Latham's TOY for 2011-2012.  We know you are an outstanding educator!  Stephen will be a guest at a reception honoring all TOYs throughout the district on Monday, September 8th in Old Salem.

There will be a shower for Maria this afternoon.  I know everyone is excited to congratulate her on her recent marriage.

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