The Wolf Tales

Tallwood Elementary School Staff Newsletter

Week of May 16, 2016

Upcoming Events in May

May 17- Progress Reports issued

May 17- Student of the Month/Terrific Timberwolves

May 19-SOL Begins- Grade 4 Reading Part 1

May 20- SOL Grade 4 Reading Part 2

Fifth Grade Field Trip to Yorktown

May 20- Barnes and Noble Night

May 23- SOL- Grade 4 Math part 1

May 24- SOL- Grade 4 Math Part 2

May 25- SOL-Grade 5 Reading Part 1

May 26- SOL- Grade 5 Reading Part 2

May 30- Schools Closed Memorial Day

May 31- SOL -Grade 5 Math Part 1

June 1- SOL -Grade 5 Math Part 2

June 2- SOL- Grade 3 Reading Part 1

June 3- SOL- Grade 3 Reading Part 2

A BIG Thanks To...

Thank you to PTA and Office Staff for our special treats last week…lunch, dessert, treats in our boxes… all made the week special. – Heather Wren

Thank you to PTA and our administration for the treats all week last week! It's so nice to feel appreciated! I love Tallwood!

Gena Edwards

Special thanks to Donna Brennan and Amanda Everton for the beautiful cards your students made for me. They filled my heart. Tammy Schubart, it has been wonderful partnering with you this year on our co-teaching “gounseling” lessons. I look forward to many more in the coming years. – Keisha O’Neal

Thank you to Michelle Klepk and Karen Kaas for putting together the SOL video for the kids. I can’t wait to see the final product! Tammy Schubart

To Karen and Michelle for doing a fantastic SOL-themed rewrite of “Shut Up and Dance.” Sharon Bulger


Kudos to Jane for taking the time to give my students a compliment!

Kudos to Elizabeth for her concern and kindness.

Kudos to Lindley and Stephanie for planning another fun pirate day.

Kudos to Karen for facilitating our collaboration meetings so effectively. MMBrown

A big thank you to everyone who showed their appreciation for School Nurse & National Nurse Day!!!! Jackie

This Week's PINS

Happy Birthday!




21 Liz Duffy

24- Deborah Sopher

26- Tamika Knox

This Week on Twitter

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5 Habits of Exceptionally Emotionally Intelligent People

1. Self-awareness

Although this doesn't seem like a habit you can actually practice, actively being self-aware takes a lot more work than people think. While overthinking is never a positive activity, it is a good idea to take a few moments each day to think about what we're doing and the effect it has on others. It is important to learn ways to improve the way we go about our daily work and relationships so that our impact is positive, not negative.

2. Empathy

This is by far the key to understanding the emotions of others and ourselves. Often, when we form connections with people, it is due to the fact that we share a common emotion. Regardless of whether or not we are bonding over love, hate, or anger, it's important to note that being able to read another's emotions is key to knowing how to react in that particular moment.

3. Be easygoing

While a bit of perfectionism is good for creating quality work, too much of a good thing can sometimes be our downfall. Work on accepting that things don't always go the way we plan. Know that life often happens as it's meant to--so let go and trust the journey.

4. Stay curious

It can be easy to get jaded very early on, but one of the best ways to succeed is simply to continue long after everyone else has given up. This aspect of tenacity applies to curiosity, too. Don't lose your wonder for life--you'll have everything to lose if you do. Stay curious, and the things you'll learn will help your emotional intelligence grow.

5. Find a balance

Don't put in too much time at work, but don't neglect it altogether. Discover the perfect balance between your professional and personal life so that you know when to include or separate emotions, as well as how to best use them in each setting.

Peter Economy

Thanks ROFO ES