Rankin Elementary

Weekly Bulletin #15

Weekly Events...

Monday: 5th Grade visit to high school for Shrek; Parent Club dinner @ 5:00

Tuesday: I will be out of the building from 8 - 10; Middle School visitors to 5th grade in Media Center at 1:30; Steering Committee 4:15 pm

Wednesday: Late/Early Start 8:20

Friday: Staff Breakfast begins at 8:00 am; Secret Santa Final!

Time to Relax and Enjoy your Colleagues!

Friday night was a great time for those in attendance. A special thanks to CIndy for making the arrangements. The white elephant gift exchange was entertaining for those that participated and dinner & conversation was wonderful. Tonight is the parent club dinner which I know will be a great meal! Please stop in Friday morning to enjoy breakfast on our last day before the Winter Break!

Middle School Visit

We are hosting middle school teachers on Tuesday to visit our 5th grade students. This will result in the media center being closed from approximately 1:30 - 2:30. We are beginning to talk with students about Carman-Ainsworth Middle School and the many opportunities that are available within the CA district. We loose many students in the transition from Rankin to CAMS. The middle school is working to provide students with information about CA opportunities. Enrollment is critical to CA maintaining staff and programs. If parents share concerns, feel free to let me know, particularly if a call might be helpful. My children attended CAMS and had wonderful educational and social experiences. CA does provide many opportunities that other districts do not provide.


On Monday I will be "assigning" everyone their Pre-observation questions as part of your Announced Observation. I will address this at Late Start on Wednesday. These will be used as evidence for Domain 4 within your TeachScape evaluation. My goal is to complete the TeachScape training as well as complete some domain 4 portions of teachers' evaluations over the Winter Break. I can only complete Domain 4 if you have completed your Pre-observation Questions. Please complete these no later than Wednesday, January 7th.

Holiday Party

Please notify the office of your party plans so that they can answer any questions from parents. They receive MANY calls and it makes their job easier to have everyone’s information.