The Weekly Spur

Week Twenty-Two: February 8-12, 2016

February is Black History Month

February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week - WE LOVE OUR COUNSELOR!!!!

Lincoln's Birthday is February 12

About Lincoln's Birthday:

Abraham Lincoln was born in Hardin County, Kentucky, on February 12 in 1809. He lived for a time in Indiana before moving to Illinois. He worked on a farm, split rails for fences, worked in a store, was a captain in the Black Hawk War, and worked as a lawyer. He married Mary Todd and together they had four boys, only one of whom lived to maturity.

Lincoln began his political career at the age of 23 in 1832 when he ran an unsuccessful campaign for the Illinois General Assembly, as a Whig Party member. He joined the newly formed Republican Party in 1854 and was nationally recognized during the 1858 debates with Stephen Douglas despite Douglas’ win in the race for US Senator. Lincoln won the presidency in 1860 and, despite being a Republican, rallied most of the northern Democrats to the Union case during the Civil War (1861-65).

Lincoln was known as the Great Emancipator, the Rail Splitter and Honest Abe. He was the president throughout the American Civil War and is known for his struggle to preserve the Union and the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation. John Wilkes Booth assassinated Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre in Washington DC on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. The assassination occurred less than two weeks after the Confederacy surrendered at Appomattox Court House in 1865.

It has been recorded that Lincoln’s Birthday was first celebrated as a holiday in 1866, one year after his death. Many states have a joint holiday to honor both Lincoln and George Washington, sometimes calling it Presidents’ Day.

Word of the Week, Quote & Call back:

W.O.W. – Propriety: standard of what is socially acceptable in conduct or speech.

Quote: “Straightforwardness, without the rules of propriety, becomes rudeness.” By Confucius, philosopher

Call Back: Discipline yourself……Before someone else has to!

What's on tap this week?

Don't forget your Thank You's for Thank You Thursday!

Monday, Feb. 8 - SLT Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 9 -

Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Copeland's Baby Shower

Thursday, Feb. 11 - Thank You Thursday! PLC meetings and LPAC testing Forms

Friday, Feb. 12 - Wear Red, Class Parties at 1:30

Happy Birthday to You - this week!

February 8 - Emily Thune

February 9 - Maria Sanchez

February 10 - Tracey Beale & Miss Sue

February 12 - Debbie Perry

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A look ahead...

Monday, Feb. 15 - Begin Collecting TELPAS Writing Samples, President's Day

Tuesday, Feb. 16 -

Wednesday, Feb. 17 - Vertical Teams, Spring Individual & Class Pictures, TELPAS Monitored Calibration Session 3:00-5:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 18 -

Friday, Feb. 19 -

Monday, Feb. 22 -

Tuesday, Feb. 23 -

Wednesday, Feb. 24 -

Thursday, Feb. 25 - PLC's and PBIS Info., Staff luncheon, Restaurant night at CiCi's

Friday, Feb. 26 - Early Release Day/Staff Development

Pictures for the Yearbook - please share!

The PTA is in need of pictures that you have been taking this year.

Here is the info for uploading pictures to eshare. If you have a flash drive and/or memory card, Jennifer Andrews can take those as well... So far they need pictures from meet the teacher all the way through Christmas parties.

You can also upload your pictures to eShare or use the HJeShare app!

The eShare code is CSESpurs. In the next week, PTA will be pulling pictures and designing pages and would love to have your pictures to choose from, too

PTA Information:

*PTA has created a BOX TOP GARDEN. Depending on how many box tops you have turned in depends on how many petals are on your flower. The first petal represents 25 or less box tops and every petal after represents 10 boxtops. **Just a reminder, SPED will be picking up your box top envelope every Friday, not PTA. **

*If you have any pictures from your classroom that can be shared, please send them to Crystal Barnhill or Jill Wagenknecht. We will forward them to the yearbook committee. Thank you in advance!

Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip

Here is a link for an interesting article entitled:

"Grammar Lessons: Video & Writing Exercises from GrammarFlip"