Staff Memo

January 17, 2014

What Can You Do with a Sticky Note?

Show this one to your students. They'll be amazed.
EepyBird's Sticky Note experiment

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Our Number One school rule is Be Kind. I think this is one that Dr. King followed each and every day. As we celebrate his messages, share his quotes with your students. It doesn't take long to do a Google Image Search to find all kinds of things he said. His message was often about taking care of others, loving and not hating, and hope.


This is good stuff 365 days a year.

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The Science of Neglect

Lately my husband and I have begun to read and learn about neglect. We attended an all day conference about adopted children who have experienced trauma in their lives. Oftentimes that trauma is neglect. You might be surprised to learn that neglect is more damaging than abuse.


Children don't have to be adopted to be neglected. They can come from seemingly ordinary homes. The short video below is worth watching as the results of neglect often look like ADHD, the lack of cause and effect thinking, and a host of other struggles.

InBrief: The Science of Neglect

Looking Ahead

Monday, Jan. 20
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No School

Tuesday, Jan. 21 Day 3
  • Pledge - Beall
  • 8:00 Wonder book club in Teachers' Lunch room
  • 9:30, 10:00, 10:30 Chaucie's Place classes for K, 2nd, and 4th
  • 10:15 Fire Drill - rescheduled for Jan. 28 at 9:40
  • 1:00-3:00 Elem principals' mtg - Lisa gone
  • 3:10 Collab - Team 1 - NWEA testing
  • 4:00-4:30 Math Workshop Study Group mtg - Chap. 5 - PD room

Wednesday, Jan. 22 Day 4
  • 9:30-11:00 Budget Committee - Lisa gone
  • 3:10 Collab - Team 2

Thursday, Jan. 23 Day 1
  • 8:00 Office mtg
  • 3:10 PD Collab - Team 3

Friday, Jan. 24 Day 2
  • $1 Hat Day
  • 8:00 Discussion mtg - Lisa's office
  • 3:10 PD Collab - Team 4
  • 6:00-8:30 Dad's Club Movie Night

Monday, Jan. 27 Day 3
  • Pledge - Turner
  • 1:50 Stakeholder - KG
  • 3:10 Collab - K

Tuesday, Jan. 28 Day 4
  • 8:00 Interest Group PD - Group Participation Structures with Meg
  • 9:40 Fire Drill
  • 10-11 ISTEP Stress Test
  • 3:10 Collab - Team 1
  • 7:00 PTO Executive Board meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 29 Day 1
  • 3:10 Data collab - Team 2


Thursday, Jan. 30 Day 2

  • 8:00 Office meeting
  • 3:10 Collab - Team 3


Friday, Jan. 31 Day 3

  • Super Friday - Wear your favorite football shirt
  • 3:10 Collab - Team 4


Saturday, Feb. 1

  • 6:00 Daddy-Daughter Dance