MCE Staff Newsletter for May 13
- Wow! So impressed with our entire staff and MCE students during testing. A big thank you to everyone!
I hope you enjoyed some time of reflection during our Staff Meeting. As we close out this school year begin thinking about your goals for the upcoming school year.
You do NOT have to turn in lesson plans for next week.
Let me know what you need as we finish out the year!
Cap and Gown Parade on Monday!
Strike up the band! (well, sort of!
GCHS graduates will be making a county-wide tour on Monday sporting their caps, gowns, tassels and SMILES! Their first stop is MCE around 8:30am.
No special action required by us...Just enjoy the brief but momentary pageantry that several hundred young adults earning a high school diploma and heading off to the next phase of life. Several familiar faces in the crowd (hmm...Saylor and Collinsworth and Switzer to name a few)...and several MCE graduates too.
Never been done before but excited to see them and to be able to celebrate with them.
Monday, May 16
Speech ARC Ms. Kingsbury @ 8:20am
ARC Mrs. Anglin @ 11am
Intermediate Track & Field (see schedule in your mailboxes)
Awards Night....1st and 2nd @ 6:00pm/3rd and 4th 7:00pm
Tuesday, May 17
Election Day...No Students.
Dress for packing up/moving around/closing out.
AM: Packing Up/Work in your rooms
PM: Staff meeting/planning/Work in rooms
Wednesday, May 18
ARC Mrs. Dunn @ 8:30am
ARC Mrs. Lengle @ 11am
COGAT Testing for 3rd Grade
4th Grade Field Trip to Nature Academy (Mr. Gregg)
5th Grade Departs @ 5pm for Overnight Trip to Museum Center
Thursday, May 19
PreK ARC Mrs. Crupper or Mrs. Keith @ 8:30am
PreK ARC Mrs. Crupper or Mrs. Keith @ 3:30pm
3rd Grade Field Trip to Georgetown Theaters
4th Grade Field Trip to Nature Academy (Mrs. Dunn)
5th Grade on Overnight to Museum Center
Friday, May 20
ARC Ms. Caldwell @ 9am
PreK ARC Mrs. Keith or Mrs. Crupper 10:30am
4th Grade Field Trip to Cinemark Theaters
Monday, May 23
Students' Last Day
Kindergarten Celebration @ 9am
Fifth Grade Promotion @ 1pm
Tuesday, May 24
Closing Day...Technology Checklist, Writing Folders, Student Records/Cum Folders, Packing Checkout...More details to come!
Wednesday, May 25
It has been a busy week...You haven't seen a routine schedule or had a regular day in a long time. Next week isn't going to be "normal" either but at least you won't have to whisper all day or worry about bubbling/erasure marks!
End of year should really be called "Beginning of Construction". You will have some time on both Election Day and Closing Day to purge/box/label your classrooms but please don't wait til then to take home personal items. Refrigerators, personal furniture, novelty items, personal books...please take them home soon so you don't have as much left to do that last day.
Looking back on the last five days, have to be thankful for the nice cake and thoughtful words at Mr. Jerry's gathering. Appreciate all his hard work and wish him a happy retirement (even though some of us aren't there yet!).
Loved hearing from each team about the progress their kids had made and it is so interesting to hear you sharing ideas about what worked and how your practice was changed using something new this year. Whether it's Number Talks or Dojo or Mini-Formatives, it's so, so exciting to hear the strategies that worked and how you support each other. Having good ideas and sharing them with teammates and then the idea grows and expands from there...such...exciting...stuff!
During the KPREP test sessions this week, I could not have asked for a better team. Make up testing was..."How can I help?" "Who can I test?" "What forms do I need?" "What's next?"...You were tucked into every nook and cranny. Kids worked with folks who encouraged and praised and tried to make connections. Classroom teachers wrote extra notes, handed out snacks, walked a couple million miles and quietly stressed while kids worked on showing a year's worth of learning over a five day period.
KPREP can be hard on kids, hard on the adults...But we are up for the challenge and I'm proud of the support and effort that was evident in every classroom. We have done the work. We'll learn and grow and be even better next year.
Proud of our staff. Proud of the work you do for our kids. Thank you.