Trantwood Times

"Captivating Every Student, Every Day!"

Kudos - singing the praises of our staff :)

Kudos to Gr. 5 for learning SeeSaw and to Brooke for helping them to learn how to use a powerful, free digital tool!

Many thanks to the IPT leaders - Terri, Brenda, Nancy L., Jan, Kathy, Deb G., and Jenny M. for helping us to dig through the IPT data so we can adjust our learning plans to meet the needs of our society!

Kudos to Brooke and Jan for collaboratively presenting Core Clicks to Gr. 2 and Kg during collaboration. Teamwork rocks!

Our highest compliments to Gina and Robin for the outstanding Holiday Program. Your elves Megan, Jen, Kim, Karin, and Karen did an outstanding job as well. The students were adorable and the parents/grandparents/families loved Jingle Bell rocking!

December 21-23, 2015

Mon., Dec., 21:

Staff Luncheon, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm, Community Room

Safety Patrol Holiday Gathering, 2:40 – 3:15 pm, Community Room

Chick-fil-a Cashola Night, 5:00 – 8:00 pm, Hilltop Location

Wed., Dec., 23:

Early Dismissal


Winter Break – Happy Holidays!

December 24 – January 1

January 4 - 8, 2015


Mon., Jan., 4:

Welcome Back!

Tues., Jan., 5:

SCA Officer and Homeroom Rep Meeting, 2:40 – 4:00 pm

ILT Meeting, 3:00 pm

PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm

Wed., Jan., 6:

STEM, 2:40 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, Jan., 7:

GRT, PLP-Laskin Rd Annex, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Due Dates and Reminders



  • Please take time to relax. You so deserve it!
  • Jan. 4 - 22: Winter RI (formerly SRI) window for gr. 3, 4, 5

  • Jan. 4 - 22 Winter MI (formerly SMI) window for gr. 5

  • Kindness COM name due to Lisa Lee on Monday, January 4.

Happy Birthday


Sue Jerasa - December 19

STEM Site

Kudos to Kindergarten for exploring during collaboration and discovering this awesome STEM site. On this site, they found learning plans that supported their content instruction and were able to begin to answer one of the most important questions that should be answered during collaboration: How will we know they learned it?

http://www.mcsstem.org/

ODU program offerings

Dear Educational Professional,

We wanted to make you aware of the special education endorsement, certificate, and degree programs offered by Old Dominion University, many with grant funding. Please post or forward this email with attached flyers as necessary. Please utilize the links below for direct contact information for the program you are considering.

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Eagle eye Carrington spotted a pumpkin seed that has begun to sprout. Can you locate any others?

I Make A Difference


Recipients so far this year:

Pam Jacobs/Gina Howes

Bernette Owens

Lisa Lee

Stephanie Piron

Becky McCallum

Karen Francis

Nancy Lambert

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