Weekly Launch

Feb. 4-8


Please remember that it is an expectation that you attend the school fair-even if it is for a very short amount of time. PTA does so much for us that we want to show support for them at this important day. Please sign up to work at the school fair if you are able! Sign up is on the whiteboard by Renee's office

5th grade reading benchmark and 4th grade writing benchmarks have been moved to the week of Feb. 25th.

Don't forget to let the cafeteria know how many lunches you will need for Friday-early release day

Make sure your class thanks Mrs. Murray for being our school counselor. Next week is National School Counseling Week!

Please be sure you are communicating often with parents. Thank you to those of you who continue to send your weekly communications to me. You should be sending a weekly communication to parents and replying to parent emails within 24 hours. We will be sharing results soon from our surveys and this was an area that continues to be a weakness for us. Make it a goal for yourself to send out positive emails, notes or phone calls this month!

Please be sure to sign the chart paper by workroom to let us know how you are getting to Grow 360.

Important Dates

February 4-

AMC Combo baseline opens-Kinder


Watch DOG-Mr. Dutta-Durhin/Schillaci

February 5-

Wear your college shirt with jeans

Watch D.O.G.-Mr. Elmore-Tyler/Lauren-Sauer/Fore-Rainbow/Rainbow

Monique off campus all day


February 6th

5th grade field trip

PTA executive board meeting/PTA meeting 11:30/12:30



Watch DOG-

February 7th


1st planning-a.m.

C4-1st grade

Monique out all day

Buckels out all day

Watch DOG-Mr. Gracia-Ryan-Wagner-PE

February 8

Early Release Day

Watch D.O.G.-Mr. Castaneda-Eli-Bartley-no block

Block Schedule-5th/4th/3rd

February 9-School Fair

Character Corner

Word of the Week-Empathy

Word of the Month-Trustworthiness

Morning Announcements-Kramer

Early Release Day PL Schedule

Word of the Week-repetition

Nurse Slips

We had a situation in the clinic last week that reminded me to share with you all that we must send students to the clinic with a slip EVERY time. If it is an emergency, you may send the child without a slip, but you must fill one out and send it with another student. I have asked Kathy to send students back to class if they do not have a slip. It can get very busy in the clinic and Kathy does not have time to fill out the form. This is a district expectation and we must follow it. Kathy assured me that most everyone does fill out the forms but I wanted to make sure that we all follow through with this important step!

Shout Outs

Shout out to Haley Reed, Debbie Joiner, Mallory Davis, Charidy Chancey, Tracey Florez, Shannon Benson and Meghan Bionat for opening their classrooms and letting us bring Laura Adlis in for a visit. She had great things to say about NPE!

Shout out to Susan Rizzo for her Yoga music as the kids entered the gym for Dennis Lee. He couldn't stop talking about it!

Shout out to Terri May for setting up World Read Aloud Day. Our students really enjoy this day!

Shout out to all of you who brought a snack for our Super Bowl Snack day!

Compliment Corner

This compliment is for Nicole Janese because anytime I need a favor, she jumps in without hesitation. Thank you for covering my class while I had to take care of personal business.-Lacey Turrentine

This compliment is for Carla Ryan because she made sure our 5th grade course selection labels were printed and perfect. I couldn't do 6th grade registration without her. Jen Murray

This compliment is for Wende Bach because she unloaded the clean dishes from the dishwasher. I SO appreciated that!-Renee Rain

This compliment is for Leesa Young and Shara Mills because they both helped me with our chinchilla visiting from the LMC. I couldn't have done it without them! Emily Matthew

Check out the link below for our Fab Fridays in February


Love and Logic and PBIS work well together. Some core beliefs of Love and Logic could include the following:

· Maintain dignity for the adult and child

· Whenever possible, share the control

· Whenever possible, share the thinking -- get the child to do more

· If consequences are necessary, use the empathy-with-consequences approach

Learning a little about each student’s interests and personality helps to foster a connection between students and teachers. Once those relationships are established, particularly with difficult students, maintaining compliance is easier. For example, if a student does not take off a hat in class, a teacher could quietly say to that student, “Hey, I’m glad your team won last night. I know what a big fan you are," and then as the teacher walks away, add, quietly, “Would you mind taking that hat off just for me?"

“You have to have relationships with high-risk students," added Guthals. “I have been amazed at how easy it is to build relationships with kids with Love & Logic strategies. When you build relationships, you can say to students, ‘Will you stop doing that for me?’ and they will."

Goal Setting!

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February Kindness Challenge!-please consider participating!