GCIS Friday Focus 2/24/17

We're Not Here to be average; we're here to be AWESOME!

Weekly Duties

Special thanks to all the duty teachers and your efforts to keep our spaces in the morning and afternoon safe! Please let me know if there is anything that we may need to adjust.

Link to AM/PM Duties

What's Happening This Week!

Monday: 2/27 Day 3

  • PM principal meeting in Ames

Tuesday: 2/28 Day 4

  • 7:30am Collaboration
  • Mtg. w/ Rhonda
  • Mtg: Brenda O. 2:00 pm
  • IEP Mtg 3:00pm

Wednesday: 3/1 Day 1


Thursday: 3/2 Day 2

  • Admin Mtg 2pm

Friday 3/3 Day 3

  • Winter Bash: Leave 11:00am (announce when we leave)
  • Mtg w/ Tim 9:30 am

Staff Shout Outs!

I wanted to give a shout out for everyone that has been using the walkie talkies! They have been awesome to support us with ensuring communication between the office, Collabratory, Recess, and Lunchroom! If anyone needs them for anything other than the mid day busy time, stop by and use them as the weather becomes nicer.
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Things Coming to Add to the Calendar!

Future Dates (This is the doc that was shared at the beginning of the year)

PBIS Winter Bash Friday February 24th

  • 7 oaks sledding
  • Skateland Jefferson
  • Hidden Acres

No School March 1st

Spring Break: March 13th-17th

GCIS Spring Conferences: March 21st & 23rd

  • 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Shadow a Student Challenge


I am hoping to shadow a student challenge (found on twitter) before spring break. This is a unique look into the day and life of our students through their lens. I have always wanted to do this and have heard of it for a few years now. HERE is the link of you want to explore more into the reason behind this and what it has done for other principals that have taken on this challenge. If you have a student in mind, and wouldn't mind me hanging out one day shoot me an email with some suggestions. Also, if you are interested doing something like this, let me know and I can see what we can arrange.

Last year 1,765 principals took on this challenge in 50 states and 15 countries around the world. I'm excited to join this group of passionate educators this year.

Weekly Links...

Awesome Students of the Week (Due Thursday by Noon)

Newsletter (Due Thursday Noon)

Lunchdates w/ Van Cleave

*Postcards Due to Heather by noon on Thursday

  • Our goal is to drop in mail Thursday afternoon. If you need more cards see H. Hadley

PD Calendar for Year Link

Below is the link for the PD Calendar for the year. Hopefully this is helpful in your planning and also let's you know of additional learning happening around the district. Time spent collaborating with all of you around this was AWESOME! Brenda and I work with amazing people! Let us know how we might help as we kick off the 2nd part of the year!

2nd Semester Re-Set Building Goal & PD Calendar

GCIS Information Hub

If you are looking for a doc, remember they are a click away! Happy Hunting!

Link to GCIS Information Hub