Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Thursday, January 3, 2013

I wanted to give you Mrs. Crookshank's address if you would like to send your condolences.  Her address is 336 Worthland Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27103.  There will be a visitation on Sunday night at Hayworth Miller on Silas Creek Parkway from 6-8.  The funeral service will be held at Our Lady of Mercy at 11:00 on Monday.  This is all the information I have as of now.  Please continue to keep Liz and her family in your prayers. 

Happy Birthday to Mr. Holmes!!

Our second Curriculum Night of the year is on our calendar for January 31.  As you requested, we will hold two sessions so that parents are able to attend either session if there are siblings.  The first session will be from 6:00-6:30 and the second session from 6:40 to 7:10.  There is 10 minutes built in for travel time.  Remember our focus is on Math. Please plan a hands-on activity in which the parents can learn about a common core objective or strategy as their children do.  You could also plan centers or games, etc.. that teach the objectives. You may be as creative as you like.  Each grade level teacher will host the parents of their homeroom children, with the exception of fifth grade as they team teach. I will ask Mrs. Pubantz to create a flier to send home to parents and we will put out an Alert-Now closer to the date.  The class with the highest attendance on each grade level will win a prize TBD.  Make sure you have a sign-in sheet.

Mrs. Kennedy will be working with grade chairs to schedule your two 1/2 day planning days. We will schedule two grade levels a day so that we can use one sub.  If grade chairs want to work together and come up with a common day to share, see Ms. Kennedy and she will check the date for approval.  Each grade level will get two 1/2 days for planning to be taken before Spring Break.

We will have two drills coming up.  The first will be a lock-Down Drill which will be held on January 10th at 1:00.  This drill is announced but we will hold others where there is no prior notice.  Please review the procedures for lock-down with your children.  The second drill will be held later this month.  It will be a fire drill in which we block some of the exits.  They will be clearly marked: Do NOT Enter or there will be cones in front of the door. You will need to orderly take your students to the closest available exit.  It is good practice for the students to have a drill in which their routine is changed. 

I hope you have a great day. You are so important to our students.  Many of them told me today that they couldn't wait for the break to end so that they could come back to school. You all are the reason. Thank you for caring about our children and for your dedication.

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