Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday, April 29th, 2013

Dance Benefit A Huge Success!

Thanks to the entire Arts Team for a job well done. Our singers and dancers were awesome. We had performers from Reynolds HS and Parkland HS as well as Miss Stevenson's Dance Co. SIDELONG DANCE COMPANY.  She is an excellent dancer and the kids loved it. We were also delighted by the beautiful singing of Mrs. Ingram and Ms. Farthing. Mrs. Farthing's students did a great job singing. Mrs. Gordon showcased original artwork created by herself and her students which was awesome and Mr. Powelson played the violin with fire in his fingers! Mr. Sumners showcased his students as they played a few songs. They did a great job.  Raffle prizes were given away and the Fifth Grade Honors Dancers stole the show. They have improved greatly.The event raised about $350.00! Thank you PTA for coming out and assisting with raffle and admissions.  I was very proud of all the faculty members who came out to support the Arts Team and our students. I hope I can remember everyone. If I inadvertently leave you out, I am sorry. I am trying to depend on my aging memory:) Thank you to:
  • Nohorah Martinez
  • Alisha Taylor and family
  • Steve Friel
  • Danielle Friel
  • Katie McGregor and Charlie
  • Lisa O'Brien
  • Susan Asbury
  • Maria Llave
  • Jackie Pullen
  • Ross McNeil
  • Amanda Stevenson
  • Amanda Gordon
  • John Powelson
  • Justin Sumners and family
  • Ann Farthing
  • Solomon Stover and family
  • Julie Magness
  • Melissa Baccari
  • April Washburn and family
  • Mrs. Ingram
  • Mrs. Lewis
  • Mrs. Studevent
I know it means a lot to our students when faculty come out to support them. Thank you again for giving up a Friday Night for a great cause.  We all had a wonderful time.

Our District held Pre-K Registration and Screening here on Saturday. Thank you to Lisa O'Brien and Mrs. Asbury for working the day long event. A special thanks as well to Mr. Holmes for being here. We had a packed house and a lot of smiling faces!

Comprehensive Needs Assessment Data:

Our CNA is due next week so we will need all teams to turn their collected data in no later than Thursday. Have your team choose the top 3 priorities of your research. If you are interested in helping to type the new CNA, please let me know.


  • EOG Training 3:20 tomorrow
  • You should have your PDPs just about finished up as I will start scheduling Summative Conferences this week.
  • All classified employee evaluation information should be put in the brown envelope outside my office by Friday. I will work on those and then begin scheduling classified evaluations.
  • REMEMBER, do not touch EVAAS Rosters until we get the word from Central Office.
  • Are your PEPs updated and almost complete? If you know you will have difficulty getting a parent in, please utilize the social worker and the Home School Coordinator as well as Mrs. Studevent, to make arrangements for transportation. 


Monday, April 22, 2013

Tuesday April 23, 2013

UNCF-Don't forget to donate to UNCF if you are interested. It is a great cause. See Ms. Wynns if you have any questions. Remember that you can donate on-line:)

Progress Reports go home today.

Volunteer Breakfast - Friday - Mayor will be here.

Make sure that your PEPs are up to date.

Be working on your PDPs for EOY.  We will review them at Summative Evaluation

Administrative Assistant's Day is Wednesday:) Show your appreciation to our wonderful Administrative Assistants.

Dance Benefit Concert this Friday Night at 7:00. There will be a raffle.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Star 3 Team to Meet

  Sidonna Brown would like me to notify you that the Star 3 team will meet in room 200 on April 30th for the Star 3 teacher leaders portfolio presentations.

Monday, April 15, 2013

April 22-26, 2013
        Monies have been coming in.  The contest will run through April 30th.  Continue to bring your donations to help children with Leukemia and Lymphoma(Blood cancers). Everyone is a winner that helps with this effort and Olive Garden would love to prepare the pasta luncheon as a means of saying "THANK YOU" to the class raising the most money.
It is time to show our school is a "SCHOOL OF KINDNESS".  During the week of April 22-26, please bring your CHAINS OF KINDNESS to the Guidance Office.  I will display them around the school to see just how much kindness you have shown thus far.  One way of earning a link for kindness  is sharing for PASTA FOR PENNIES CAMPAIGN.
Our school is responsible for 12,500 links to help our entire school system reach 1 MILLION LINKS.  CAN WE DO IT?  YES, WE CAN!!!!!!!!   Thanks to all for what you have done and will do.

April 16th

Teachers, please be sure that students are cleaning up after themselves in the cafeteria.  We really want to make sure that tables are clean and ready for each clas. Please spend a few minutes talking to your classes about this. Mrs. Frazier and I will be monitoring as well. Thank you so much for your help with this:)

ITBS Testing today. 

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 15th through April 19th

UNCF Kick-Off!  

Firstly, Thank you so much to Ms. Wynns for being our representative. She is going to be placing information in your boxes explaining the campaign and the process for donation.  This is such a great cause and one that is important to the students of our district. Look for more information to follow.

Family Affairs-Please keep Shakila Faqih in your thoughts and prayers as she will be on medical leave for the next month due to her worsening physical condition. Also, please send happy thoughts and prayers to Mrs. Winsor-Porter who will have surgery on her knee on the 22nd. She will also be out til the last week of school.  Both these family members need your support.

Testing Week is April 16-18th and then Friday 4/19th AM only. There will be no specials during this time. Specials will resume after testing on Friday. A schedule to give teachers a break each day will be worked out by specialists.

STAY BANQUET- Monday April 15th  Congratulations to all of our STAY participants. Allison, Ross, Diana, Julie, and Elena. We are proud of you all!

Please be sure to work on completiing your end of year PDP and to sign ip for READING FOUNDATION Choice on Survey Monkey.

 Betty Weyker proposed an opportunity to shift the Technology in our school by joining the "MLC." We have a choice to be a part of this. There is training involved. If you are interested, let me know.

Read the information below from Dr. Weycker and follow the link to be informed Intent Forms are due April 19 for schools wishing to allow students and staff to bring their own devices to school for instructional purposes. This form is on the Technology Department’s webpage and can be found at This is not a pilot (this is not a test…it is the real deal!)! We are providing this opportunity for schools who express an interest in providing instruction in a mobile setting with students bringing their own devices. The training to help teachers prepare themselves in preparation for the school year is extremely important. We are willing to flex times and work with schools but the amount of training we are requiring is minimal to the amount we believe it could be to be successful. After April 19 and the forms are collected we will begin the process of determining the training schedule. Schools who are interested in becoming a MLC campus will be able to schedule the training at their site. Others may require pairing with another school or coming to a common ground for training.  This is an exciting opportunity but truly requires teachers making adjustments such as going from being the deliverer of instruction to the facilitator.



  • Awards Day-Monday April 15th 1:30
  • Custodial and Cafeteria Appreciation Day is Wednesday, April 17th. Think about what your students could do to show appreciation for our cafeteria staff as well as for our custodians.  This might be a great writing opportunity or Art or Music, etc....... Little thank you cards from kids would be nice too!

  • 4th Grade Trips to Raleigh on the 18th and the 19th

  • The week of the 22nd is Volunteer Appreciation Week and April 22nd is Staff Luncheon: South of the Border Theme!

  • April 24th is Administrative Assistants Day to honor Ms. Kennedy, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Brown and Mrs. Wolfe.  They are all amazing and deserve a special day.

  • April 25th-Kindergarten Screening and all day K Registration

  • April 26th-Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast (Mayor Joines to speak) 9:00-10:00

  • April 26th-Dance Benefit Concert 7:00 Come on out and support our Dance Program!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Happy Wednesday!


Important Notes:
  • All Reports Cards are due to Administrators
  • Mrs.Cannon to US Dept. of Education Star 3 Meeting
  • Congrats to Miss Hess' class who did an outstanding job while sub was here:)
  • Thank you for the hard work you did during yesterday's faculty meeting.
  • Transfer Fair tomorrow at North Forsyth HS

Monday, April 8, 2013

Tuesday-April 9 2013

Please let Mrs. Brown know when you are ready to print your report cards.  Thank you to all those who have alredyturned them in. Remember, report cards will go home this THURSDAY in order to give you time to make any necessary corrections. All report cards should be given to administrators today. Thank you:)

Faculty Meeting this afternoon. Cheryl will run the meeting. Beth, Gloria, Linda, Julissa and Shakila are all part of the Differentiation Team and will conduct the Staff Development.  There will also be time for Comprehensive Needs Assess. Teams to meet after Differentiation Training to work on Data. This is optional but several of you asked for a little time during mtg.

I have a Joint Principal's Mtg. in the morning followed by a Title I Mtg. in the afternoon.

Welcome Back from Spring Break!

Happy Birthday APRIL Babies..............
  • April 1- Kim Bersch
  • April 1- Joanne Lewis
  • April 8- Justin Sumners
  • April 10- Tanya Smith
  • April 17-D'Lisa Smoot
  • April 23- Audrey Brown

Family Affairs- Welcome Back Mrs. Roane. We are so glad you are back.  Mrs. Croookshank sent an email over spring break that her surgery went well and she is expecting to be back in May.
Once again, please keep Mrs. Faqih in your thoughts and prayers as her father passed away in India yesterday.  Many school family members are going through difficult times, your compassion and kindness will go a long way to comfort our colleagues.  Thank you.

Busy, Busy, Week Ahead.