Corbat Chronicle

Week of September 27

September 27, 2015

Dear Friends,


The start to the school year is such a busy time. Hopefully, everyone was able to take advantage of the unplanned day off on Friday by having some time to sharpen the saw. As a leader and your teammate, it is important to me to be transparent with you. With the recent cases of viral meningitis, I plan to provide some facts and information to you. Therefore, there will be a BRIEF staff meeting Monday morning at 7:45 in Martie Piechowski's room. This is for ALL STAFF. If you cannot attend because of your work schedule, please see me at some point Monday. I have been doing my best to keep everyone up-to-date on the most recent information and will continue to do so.


Our book fair will be open Monday from 9-11 ONLY. Mrs. Hartley's class will be there at 9:00 since they did not have an opportunity to go on Friday. If any students would like to purchase books, please send them. The fair will be packed up Monday afternoon.


Our fall data meetings will take place next Wednesday and Thursday, October 7th and 8th. All fall testing should be completed by that time. Please be sure that you are following the STAR testing guidelines which are available on the button below. An agenda and what to bring list is coming. If you have specific concerns about any students that should be discussed at a Student Assistance Team Meeting, please complete this form: CLICK HERE FOR SAT FORM


We have a busy week ahead and our summer-like weather should continue for the events:


  • Monday: Hat Day! Our #COLchat special guest is Randy Speck. Join us at 9PM! Please let me know if you are willing to be a guest moderator this year. We need more Morrish voices because you have so much to share.
  • Tuesday: Silly Sock Day! MTSS/school improvement meeting 7:45 am in Amy Paul's room! CLICK HERE FOR THE AGENDA Teachers can earn SCECH hours for participating on the school improvement team. 4th Grade Field Trip to Ligon Nature Center (9-3)
  • Wednesday: Red and White Day! Our Homecoming Assembly is 9:15-9:45. If it is nice, we could hold this on the blacktop. This is also the day for our first Leader In Me Book Study. This is for ALL staff who can attend. 7:45 in Amy Brimmer's room.
  • Thursday: Dress Like a Hero/Leader/SuperHero Day!
  • Friday: Morrish Theme Shirt Day! Walk-A-Thon. Please CLICK HERE for the schedule of when each grade level walks.


Announcements and reminders:

  • We are still taking pictures for swipe keys. These are for staff who are brand new to Swartz Creek, have lost their swipe key or want a new picture. Please let Judee know.
  • A quick note on P.D. forms: Please be sure to fill out the amount of the workshop. If it is free, enter $0. Also, please call switchboard the day prior to being absent for a workshop to ensure a substitute has been arranged for you.
  • Please add your name and the activity you are planning for your classroom on this link: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VXix7Olt9BQmRO7gD-j4o3WJWiuj8a8G2uIs6CCltOE/edit?usp=sharing We will serve lunch as normal and begin the festival in the afternoon at 1:00. WANTED: Ideas for Fall/Halloween Leadership Activities. Please add ideas on the Google link.



Save the dates:


I'm sorry that I was unable to visit classrooms last week to pull Treasure Chest slips. I plan to visit classrooms this week to do this and to read aloud to your students. The THIRD person to send me an email that says: "I read the Corbat Chronicle" will get a special gift this week!


Fondly,

Michele

Swartz Creek Community Schools

MISSION: Swartz Creek Community Schools inspires our learners to embrace challenges, set goals, grow their talents, and realize their dreams for success in a global society.


VISION: Swartz Creek Community Schools provides a world class education through innovative experiences while developing the unique talents of our learners.

BELIEF STATEMENTS:
- We believe in a culture of learning.
- We believe that student learning should be the primary goal for all decisions made affecting the school district.
- We believe the climate and culture of the school is engaging, nurturing, challenging, and inspires students to express their personal ideas.
- We believe curriculum is integrated, differentiated, meaningful, and pertinent to life.
- We believe in culturally relevant education that provides the knowledge and skills to meet the global challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century.
- We believe in continuous improvement informed by critical evaluation and reflection.
- We believe expanding technologies enrich how teachers teach and students learn.
- We believe in building relationships and sharing resources with our community, parents, and staff members.