Knights Watch

May 4 - 8

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

I am a collector of quotes. I think I told you all this at the beginning of the year. These are some of my favorite quotes about what we do. Maybe you'll enjoy and appreciate one or two:

  • I am not a teacher, but I am an awakener. - Robert Frost

  • The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth.' - Dan Rather

  • The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad... Several future presidents are learning from me today; so are the great writers of the next decades, and so are all the so-called ordinary people who will make the decisions in a democracy. I must never forget these same young people could be the thieves and murderers of the future. Only a teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all! I must be vigilant every day, lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow. - Ivan Welton Fitzwater

  • One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child. - Carl Jung

  • Compassionate teachers fill a void left by working parents who aren't able to devote enough attention to their children. Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world and to understand themselves. A good education consists of much more than useful facts and marketable skills. - Charles Platt

  • A teacher's purpose is not to create students in his own image, but to develop students who can create their own image. - Unknown

  • There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher.' My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher. - Pat Conroy, Prince of Tides
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Congrats to Heather Gregory, our ToY!

May 5th Lunch Change

Our building will be used as a precinct on May 5th as citizens make a decision about the bond referendum. The challenge with this is that May 5 is a regular school day. We will serve breakfast as normal, but will need to serve bagged lunches so that students can eat in your classroom or outside if it's a nice day. Each class will still walk through the line so that all lunches can be accounted for. This will also be a great opportunity for students to get a look at voting.

We will all need to park on the right side of the parking lot to make room for voters. Please park on the playground side of the parking lot this day.

This Week:

Take a look at the Special Area schedule for Thursday and Friday due to SCPASS.

MAP testing will begin for grades 3-5 on Friday. The lab will be closed to Challenger and Specials from May 8 - May 22. Click or tap here for schedule.


  • Moree meeting at 9am - MGES
  • Moree and Rowley meeting at 12:30 - India Hook


  • Moree meeting at 8:30 - DO
  • Voting at MG - Bagged lunch in classrooms/outside
  • Faculty Meeting - PASS Training (Grades 4, 5, Resource, Patty, Speech, Special Area)
  • Discipline Committee meeting after PASS training


    • Happy National Nurses Day to Barb! We appreciate you for all you do (and put up with)!


    • PTA Lunch and Desserts!
      • PASS - Science - Grades 4 & 5
      • Specials Schedule:

        11:45 – 12:30 – Second Grade

        12:35 – 1:20 – First Grade

        1:25 – 2:00 – Kindergarten
      • PTA Meeting - 6pm



      • Girls on the Run 5K!

      Reading Coach's Corner

      If you haven't already turned in your guided reading data chart, please do so by the end of the day on Monday.

      I will be posting a sign up sheet in the mailroom to complete our "Stamina Challenge" for this school year. With testing and F&P's going on, I thought it would be easier for you to select a time.


      Coming up:


      12 - Faculty Meeting

      14 - Student Leaders Trip to Aquatics Center

      15 - PTA Dance

      15 - Last day to check-out books in the library

      18 - 22 - Porkchop Productions

      20 - First and Fifth Grades to Dutchman for Sound of Music

      21 - Knights of the Roundtable & Gallant Girls Trip

      21 - Last day to take personal leave

      22 - All student books due to library

      25 - Bad Weather Make-up Day

      26 - All teacher books due to library

      27 - Fifth Grade to tour Dutchman Creek at 9am

      28 - Field Trip for Noble Knights, KnightLine, and Student Ambassadors

      29 - iPad Roll-in


      1 - Field Day

      2 - Book Swap for Students (Melisa will send details)

      3 - Kindergarten Promotion

      4 - Fifth Grade Promotion