February 14, 2016
Mission & Vision Statements:
Our vision is to ensure that students SOAR to the highest level of success because "college and career readiness" begins with a strong academic foundation.
4th Grade In-School Field Trip- Mr. Bond & The Science Guys
"Big shout out to Carolyn Rolan for teaching her students that our special needs kids are amazing. Whenever one of our students answers a math problem or reads out loud in class - her students are cheering and clapping for them. They are also quick to pick one of our kids to be in a group they might be forming to work on some activity. AWESOMENESS!"
"A shout out to Ms. Walker for demonstrating sock knitting for my students, helping them to better understand the connection between the text they were reading and real life."
- Helena Jones
"A shout out to Carolyn Rolan for coming up with great ideas and purchasing items to decorate the computer lab. I also want to give a shout-out to Kelly Robinson for staying at work late on Thursday, and helping Carolyn and I decorate the lab! It looks great!"
- Lauren Finley
"A BIG shout out to Hilda for getting all of the Title I orders processed. Thank you!!"
- Kim Flint
1. iPads - The iPads that are available for individual checkout will be stored in the computer lab (on the counter). This will make it easier to locate the devices when they are needed for progress monitoring. Thank you to Mrs. Rolan for donating a rack for organizing the iPads. :-)
2. Family Fun Night is scheduled for March 22, 2015. Please make sure your committee is prepared for activities that night.
10 Day Forecast of Upcoming Events
2/15/16 - President's Day, make-up day for school
2/17/16 - Zaxby's Spirit Night
2/17/16 - Maintenance Day
2/22/16 - Progress reports go home
2/29/16 - Leap Year
3/1/16 - Election Day; Faculty and Staff Inservice, No Students
What’s the most rewarding thing about what you do?
Helping students to reach their full potential.
Why did you choose this profession?
To have a positive impact on the lives of students.
What is one thing people might not know about you?
I have a memorabilia collection from the Harry Potter films, including 13 different wands, the Marauder's Map, a quill, and parchment.
What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?
Professional hunter or an actor.
What is top on your bucket list?
See a Knicks game at Madison Square Garden.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
Ability to shape shift into an animal of my choice. An "Animagus" in the Harry Potter series.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
I enjoy theater and have participated in numerous plays and one musical.
Recently, a good friend of mine (Ms. Johnson) thanked another friend (Ms. Oliver) for introducing her to a the wonderful site TED Talks in a Facebook post! How could I forget about such a brilliant resource? This site makes the flipped classroom option look possible — even easy. TED-Ed has thousands of lessons that you can customize with your own questions and resources. If you want to start from scratch, you can upload your own video to YouTube and then use TED-Ed to add written material. (http://ed.ted.com/lessons)