Monday, February 8, 2016

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School Counselors Week

Next week we will celebrate our two amazing school counselors!!! I ask that each classroom recognize their counselor in a special way. Alina & Ginny have developed a comprehensive school counseling program that is now nationally recognized. It is time for us to celebrate their commitment & dedication to all of us.

No Place For Hate Week

"Linking Lives in Learning!"

  • Special activities for this week include:

  • Canned Food Drive - As our service project, we will be collecting non-perishable canned food items for the Lilburn Co-op. Collection will be from Monday, Feb. 8 - Friday, Feb. 12.

  • Heart Grams - Students can buy them for friends and teachers for $1.00 each. Heart grams will be sold during arrival time from Feb. 8 - 12.

  • Authentic Cultural Dress Day - On Friday, Feb. 12, we invite students and staff to wear clothes to represent their cultural heritage. We are very excited to see our students wearing their cultural dress. We plan to take lots of pictures to post on our school website.
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    Flashbulb Moments

    We have 110 students who have been recommended for a mentor. We understand that many of you will want to review the list and select your own student. The list will be on the wall outside Ms. Young's office. Please sign up for a student mentee on or before Wednesday, Feb. 10. We are counting on all staff (classified and certified) to mentor. If you do not sign up a student will be selected for you.

    Once you select your mentee you can get going. Remember our focus for the month of February:

    Meet & Greet with your mentee

    Call home and introduce yourself to the parent

    Make one additional connection with your mentee- 15-30 minutes of your time getting to know each other

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    Mid Term Progress Reports go home Monday



    Staff Development Day Agenda - February 15

    Staff Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM

    8:15 - 9:15AM STEAM in the Cafeteria

    Focus: Planning Stage

    9:30 - 10:30AM Technology

    Focus: Safari Montage

    K/1- All Star Lab

    2/3- Technology Lab

    4/5- Panda Lab

    10:45AM - 12:00PM Collaborative Planning

    Focus: Build common assessments that reflect the rigor of the standards

    (B.10 & Math Power Standard)

    Lunch on your own

    Rest of the day will be to work in your classrooms