Friday Focus

November 1, 2013

Brown Out

Note to self...during a brown out you should turn off lights, unplug everything, and never stand in front of the electrical panel when you throw the main power switch back on.

When you return to your classrooms, many of you will find your classroom computers unplugged. Sorry for any inconvenience.

Parent Teacher Conferences

* For those who have students-English Language Learners, Clemencia would like to attend conferences to aid in communicating with parents. Touch base with her on your conference times, thank you.

* Parent Compact will be distributed by teachers during conferences. We will get you a copy on Monday. Teachers are asked to sign their name, make enough copies for EVERY student, have students sign a copy and then have their parent sign as well. All compacts should be submitted to the office after conferences.

* We are asking parents to complete a Perception Survey during conferences. The computer lab will be open and for students whose parents complete the survey, their name will be entered into a drawing for a variety of prizes.

No recess on half days

Due to lack of personnel on the playground, we will not offer recess on half days this year. November 7 and 27 are both half days.

Energy Managers

I would like to challenge each of you to ensure that the lights are turned off whenever a room is empty, perhaps recruit a student to be the Energy Manager for the classroom.

Dates to Remember

November 4 Leadership Team Meeting at 3:45 and PTA meeting at 7 pm

November 5-7 Book Fair

November 6 Conferences from 6-9 pm

November 7 Dismissal at 12:07, conferences 1:15-3:30 and 6-9 pm



FYI...I have several meetings this month that will take me out of the building. Do not hesitate to call or email if you need anything.