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October 18, 2019

Words of Inspiration

"The best teachers are those that show you where to look but don't tell you what to see."
- Alexandra K. Trenfor

A Special Applause to...

I want to give a special thanks to our math and language arts teachers for engaging with us on MAP data. I learned so much from meeting with you that was shared with your colleagues. I applaud your efforts to use the information to help every student grow. The time you spend with them conferencing and setting goals strengthens the relationships you have spent so much time building.

PD on the Fly...

Soliciting students for answers can be a misleading practice. Authors Pérsida and Bill Himmele share, “Who can tell me?” Though it may come in different forms—“Does anyone know the answer?”—the results are the same: Typically only a few students raise their hands, and their responses serve as a barometer for gauging the progress of the entire class." So what do you do then? The authors go on to share three strategies to ensure you have an accurate gauge of student understanding. They then go on to provide perspective on how to determine who gets, it, "A better way to gauge students’ understanding is to embed techniques that ensure that all students are engaged and interacting with the content that matters most in any given lesson." Enjoy!



https://www.edutopia.org/article/3-ways-ask-questions-engage-whole-class

Information for the Staff

Harris the III -Wednesday, October 23.

Illusionist and storyteller, Harris the III, will be giving two performances at E.H. Greene on Wednesday. This assembly will align to the work you do around PBIS. Harris the III will motivate students to wonder as well as question what they see. 5th graders will attend this magical performance from 8:25 - 9:10 in the Cafeteria and 6th graders will see the show from 9:25 - 10:10. We are pleased to be able to host this event!


Picture Re-take(2nd) day has been rescheduled to Monday, October 21st, from 9:00 - 11:00 am in the cafeteria. Please refer to schedule that was sent earlier this week.

For the Week of October 21, 2019

Monday, October 21 - CPI Training - 7:20 - 8:00 am - Cafeteria

Monday, October 21 - Picture Re-take (#2) - 9:00 - 11:00 am - Cafeteria Stage

Tuesday, October 22 - Subject Leader Meeting - 7:20 - 8:00 am - Multi Purpose Room

Wednesday, October 23 - Assembly "Harris the III" - Illusionist - Cafeteria- 8:25 - 10:10 am

5th grade: 8:25 - 9:10; 6th grade: 9:25 - 10:10

Thursday, October 24 - Books and Bagels -Kick-off to BOOK FAIR - 7:20-8:00 am - MC

Thursday, October 24 - Green Team PBL Debate -8:30 - 10:30 am - Cafeteria

Thursday, October 24 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm (dinner for staff in Lounge)

Friday, October 25 - No School - Parent Teacher Conferences - 7:30 - 3:00 pm


Looking ahead...


Monday, October 28 - CPI Training - 7:20 - 8:00 am - Cafeteria

Monday, October 28 - Friday, November 1 - BOOK FAIR in the Media Center

Tuesday, October 29 - Gifted Training - 7:20 -8:00 am - MPR

Tuesday, October 29 - STRIVE FT to Matthew 25 - 2:45 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday, October 30 - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm (dinner for staff in Lounge)

Thursday, October 31 - Listening Session with Frank Forsthoefel - 7:20 am - Cafeteria

Friday, November 1 - STAFF MEETING - Health Benefits Open Enrollment! - 7:20 am - Cafe

Friday, November 1 - "First Friday"

Thursday, November 7 - CogAT testing - 8:30 -10:45 am


Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Announce to Students

Monday, October 21 - "B" Day - 2nd Picture Re-take Day - 9:00-11:00 am - Cafeteria Stage

Monday, October 21 - "B" Day - Greene Machine - 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Choir Room 66

Monday, October 21 - "B" Day - Girls Scouts - Mrs. Dentinger - 6:45 - 8:15 pm - Ms. Combs Art

Tuesday, October 22 - "C" Day - Spelling Bee Club - Mrs. Marks - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Rm. 43

Tuesday, October 22 - "C" Day - Greene Lightning Girls Running Club - 3-4 pm - Old Gym

Tuesday, October 22 - "C" Day - STRIVE meeting - 3:00-4:00 pm - Room 57

Tuesday, October 22 - "C" Day - Art Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room

Tuesday, October 22 - "C" Day - Chess Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Media Center

Tuesday, October 22 - "C" Day - Student Council - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Room 53

Tuesday, October 22 - "C" Day - Lego League - 3:00 - 6:00 pm - MPR

Wednesday, October 23 - "D" Day - "Harris the III" - Illusionist - 8:25 - 10:10 am - Cafeteria

Wednesday, October 23 - "D" Day - Lego League - 3:00 - 6:00 pm - MPR

Thursday, October 24 - "A" Day - Greene Machine - 3:00 - 4:00 pm - Choir Room 66

Thursday, October 24 - "A" Day - Parent Teacher Conferences - 3:30 - 7:30 pm

Thursday, October 24 - November 1 - Book Fair in the Media Center

Friday, October 25 - "B" Day - No school for students - Parent Teacher Conferences

"A" Day - Lego League - 4:30 - 6:30 pm - MPR

Happy Birthday!

Bridget Johnston - October 21

Heather Potter - October 23

Cheryl Borden Thomas - October 24

Louis Sandor - October 30

Matt McCalla - November 6

Tricia Constable - November 8

Nick Niehaus - November 9

Shelby LaBarbara - November 9

Sarah Clark - November 9

Deanna McKeown - November 10