Nuts & Bolts
April 15, 2019
Happy Tax Day
It was a perfect spring weekend so far. I hope you all got out and about. From my perspective, this first week back after spring break was pretty tame, knock on wood. I believe that is because you all jumped back into meaningful work and routines right away, for which I appreciate and thank you.
Thank you for engaging in our staff meeting Monday. I appreciate very much how you were both vulnerable and worthy of your colleagues' vulnerability. I have included follow-up resources as well as your collective feedback results below. I enjoyed the conversations many of you had with me that were related to Monday's meeting.
Thank you for being so accommodating during this "tour season." Potential and new parents to our school are amazed at what they see happening in your classrooms and fall in love with our Montessori philosophy immediately. Keep up the great work!
RISE and Aspire Plus testing begins this week. I'm sure there will be some bumps in the road this first time implementing the assessments on a new platform; and I am confident that we will work everything out and the experience be overall smooth.
Have a productive and positive week,
Trauma Sensitive Schools PL Feedback
G&C Challenge - Speaking in a Low Voice
I frequently hear that there is a lack of grace and courtesy in our building. Most recently, this was discussed at our advisory meeting. There were several reasons brought up that could be causing this phenomena. I would like us to try to address this by recognizing grace and courtesy when we see it happening.
Thank you for practicing and recognizing G&C when excusing themselves with grace and courtesy.
This week I would like to pose a challenge for you to recognize students, families, and colleagues who speak in a low voice.
Click this link to read about 11 Things You Can Do Right Now to Build a Trauma Sensitive Classroom.
Student Council Revamp
End of Year Pool Party
Save the Date - Staff Party
9th Grade Graduation
From our Friends in HR
Please note, employees will need to re-register in order to setup their new account through the following site: https://tools.helpside.com/IdentificationRequired/. Employees are welcome to contact Helpside directly at (800) 748-5102 for any questions or logging in. Helpside has setup a customer service team that will help employees navigate the new employee portal. Let us know if you have questions.
We are excited to announce the release of our new Helpside Employee Portal, which will replace the existing ESS Portal on our website.
This new employee portal will give employees easy access to the information that is most important to them such as paycheck stubs, benefits information, and annual pay summaries. It will also allow employees to make updates to their personal information online, such as their address, phone number, W-4 tax withholding, direct deposit account, and email address.
All employees will need to re-register for the new Helpside Employee Portal the first time they visit. To do this, employees will simply need to enter some basic information and then a registration link will be sent to them via email. Clicking on the registration link will allow employees to choose a username and password and get started using the new portal right away.
4/15/19 - SIT Meeting, 3:30pm
4/16/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm
4/17/19 - Pizzapaloosa, 3:30-5pm
4/22/19 - Early release, Professional Learning
4/22/19 - JH Musical Performance, 6pm at Southwest Library Branch
4/23/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm
4/23/19 - JH Musical Performance, 6pm at Southwest Library Branch
4/30/19 - Evacuation Drill
4/30/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm
5/1/19 - Original Works reimbursement forms and receipts due
5/3/19 - MAPA Meeting, 8:45am in Conference Rm
5/5-11/19 - 6th and 9th Grade Field Trips
5/6/19 - Staff Meeting, 3:30-5pm
5/7/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm
5/13/19 - Montessori Monday
5/13/19 - SIT Meeting
5/14/19 - Fire Drill
5/14/19 - PLC Meetings
5/14/19 - Board Meeting, 5:30pm
5/15/19 - Box Top Store
5/17/19 - 9th Grade Graduation
5/18/19 - Staff End of Year Party, René's house, 4pm
5/20/10 - EC Bridging Ceremony
5/20/19 - Advisory Meeting, 3:30pm
5/21/19 - LE Bridging Ceremony
5/21/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm
5/21-24/19 - Early Release, PTCs
5/22/19 - UE Bridging Ceremony
5/24/19 - Last Day of School for Students
5/27/19 - School Closed
5/28-31/19 - Teacher Professional Learning