Nuts & Bolts
October 8, 2018
Thank you for holding down the fort at school Friday to allow most of us on the support team to attend the UMC Administrator's Retreat and Fall Conference in Cedar City. It was so nice being with other Montessori leaders and hear stories that affirm and confirm that we are not alone in our struggles. Others Montessori schools have screamers, runners, and other behavior struggles. They also have beautiful classrooms, stories of success, and words of wisdom to share. We have some great ideas and strategies to share with you all.
It is apparent that most staff members appreciated and maybe even enjoyed our professional learning about observation. I have seen some of you all try new classroom configurations and we have loved the conversations happening around this topic. Continue to observe your classroom and reflect on your practices, your classroom environment, and your students.
Have a beautiful week!
Observation Professional Learning
Resources from this professional development are below.
Fall Festival from MAPA
MAPA is pretty excited (and going bonkers) for Fall Festival this Friday! I hope you will be able to join all the fun. Thank you for all of your help over the past few weeks. Sending out flyers, sending your students to find out about booths, helping with different projects, posting all of our needs. It all helps so much and is all really coming together.
I have just a couple more things for you all before next week.
- We have one more round of flyers going out tomorrow. I will have them in teachers boxes in the morning.
- We will begin setting up next Friday at 12 pm. We will be having food trucks set up in the parking lot so if you could either park at North Shore that morning or move your car around lunch we would greatly appreciate it.
- We would like to get Rene some help with the dunk tank. If you are willing to sign up to take a turn here is the schedule. I created 15 minutes slots so no one is stuck but you are welcome to take more than 1. This year it will be a ticket required event, so hopefully you won't end up in the water too many times...
If you have any questions please let me know!
Parent Teacher Conferences
Cross Country Championships
Evacuation Drill Wednesday!
Field Trips - Attendance
Counseling Referrals Protocol
As always, if a child is self-harming, discussing self-harm (including suicide), or you suspect that the child is not safe at home or anywhere outside of school - contact Andrea immediately by calling her office or coming to the office and asking the office staff to contact Andrea. If Andrea is not available, you must immediately tell Lana or René in-person about the situation.