Abbett All-Star News

11-13-15

A Neat Site to Share

We can do it...5 more days until Thanksgiving break! I know we are all ready for a little rest and relaxation!


The following link does not have much of a school connection, but I think it is worth sharing. This website was started a few years ago by a man who was interested in life in New York. He takes a picture per day and writes a story about the picture. I follow this site on Facebook, so it will show up in my feed, and it gives me a chance to learn about other people and reflect on the many blessings in my life. I hope you enjoy it!

Take a look at this short write up of Abbett's TEA Awards! Way to Go! We will have a special surprise at the staff meeting on Tuesday!

ITunes U

I attended an IPad training last week, and they let us browse the many resources provided in iTunes U! Take a look at these screen shots and then explore your iTunes U app. I look forward to seeing how you can use these ideas with the use of the iPads in your classrooms. My plan for the new iPads is for them to have apps than can be used across grade levels and checked out for meaningful learning experiences.
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Thanks to the staff members who have started using Twitter! Isn't it a wonderful digital tool?!!

Jeans! Jeans! Jeans!

You can wear jeans Tuesday-Friday next week! It will get you ready for the relaxing mode of Thanksgiving break!
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First Holiday Treat of the Season!

We are working on planning some fun holiday treats and activities for our staff during December! The first one is a lunch off campus together as a team! These days are scheduled for December 1 for K-2 grade teachers and December 3 for 3-5 grade teachers. Specials teachers and other staff can plan a day that works for your schedules. The PTA is working on volunteers to cover your class so that you can go offsite with your team to have a relaxing lunch! We will have recess at another time during the day so that the volunteers are not responsible for all the students outside. Mark your calendars and I will follow up with more details next week!
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There's a Chill in the Air

Tuesday, November 17

Lockdown Drill at 8:30--discuss procedures with your students

Staff Meeting 3:30-4:30


Wednesday, November 18

Yolanda's Bridal Shower at 3:30 in the library


Thursday, November 19

Jam the Gym Grades Kinder-1st from 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Betsy Off Campus PM


Friday, November 20

Tim Tingle during Specials time in the library--Use new spirit rally schedule

Turkey Trot


Tuesday, December 1

K-2-Team Lunch Out during regular lunch and recess (we are working on parent volunteers!)


Wednesday, December 2

Betsy and Ralph Off Campus AM


Thursday, December 3

3-5-Team Lunch Out during regular lunch and recess (we are working on parent volunteers!)

Campus Improvement Team Meeting 3:30-4:15


Friday, December 4

Betsy Off Campus PM