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!

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