A newsletter for the Faculty and Staff - Week 12/17-12/21
Put Students First • Seek Growth • Be Open to Change . Do Great Work Together • Value Differences
Principal's Message for the week:
Colts Pride in Action
All first-time Coders! Participating in "Hour of Code" can seem like a daunting task, but BRAVO to YOU for trying it out with your students! Coding has many benefits, one of which is helping students sharpen their executive functioning skills (e.g. sequencing, organizing, if-then, etc.). Thank you to Mr. Doss for all of the support to get make coding approachable to all of our classrooms!
PBIS tip of the week
Make time to "play". Holiday time can make students a little more giddy or silly. Let's channel that "silliness" and bring some purposeful #joy into our classroom group activities this week !
This link will, also, be in our handbook along with our flowchart!
Schedule for upcoming weeks
Responsibility is our Character Trait
Dec. 17th - Dec. 21st
* Please note, we will be collaborating this week and when we return from break. Also... make sure you don't wear the same pair of jeans every day next week. Happy Jeans Week!!!!!
Monday, December 17th
- 2nd Grade PLC - Math focus
- 7:00 am - Parent Coffee Hour with Admin and Mrs. Yoshida - Digital Citizenship and Study Habits Focus
- 8:30 Coaches Meeting
- Ms. Backer out in the PM
- 2:40 - 4:20 - Girls on the Run
- 3:30 - 5:00 Meet the Teacher - Ms. Frierson (1st Grade)
- 5:00 pm - Parent Coffee Hour with Admin and Mrs. Yoshida - Digital Citizenship and Study Habits Focus
Tuesday, December 18th
- 9:00 Gifted Info Meeting (Innovation Lab)
- 8:00 SPED TA PL
- 3rd Grade PLC - Math Focus
- 1:30 - 2:20 5th Grade Electronic City Expo (Cafeteria)
- 3:00 - Faculty Meeting (All Teachers and Staff) (Cafeteria)
Wednesday, December 19th
- K PLC - Math Focus
- 1st Grade PLC - Math Focus
- 8:20a - 9:05a - AM Winter Concert (Cafeteria) (AM-K, 1,2,3)
- 1:30p - 2:15p - PM Winter Concert (Cafeteria) ( PK, PM-K,4,5)
- 7p - 8p - Evening Winter Concert (Cafeteria)
Thursday, December 20th
- Gifted Testing
- 5th Grade PLC - Math Focus
- Holiday Parties
- 2:40 - 4:00 - Stem Club Meetings (Rm 34, Rm 34a, Art Room)
Friday, December 21st
- PJ Day for Staff and Students
- Adjusted Dismissal @12:10
- Winter Break begins!!!
Diligence is our Character Trait
Dec. 31st - Jan. 4th - Only collaboration will be on Friday - Katie and Molly will be here for content collaboration during PE Blocks.
Wednesday, January 2nd
- Welcome Back! Winter Break ends.
Thursday, January 3rd
- Citizen Recognition Lunch (All Lunches)
- 2:40 - 4:00 - Stem Club Meetings (Rm 34, Rm 34a, Art Room)
Friday, January 4th
- You made it through the 1st week of the new year. Way to go!!!
- Katie and Molly will be here for content collaboration during PE Blocks
Grade levels should plan to host their classroom winter celebrations on Thursday unless you have already communicated with admin. Celebrations are limited to an hour. Feel free to invite parents. If you are asking parents to send in edible items, please ask for the ingredients. Classroom teachers are responsible for checking ingredients for allergies for food brought in for the classroom celebrations. Note that it is a winter celebration rather than a Christmas party as we must be mindful of students whose families do not celebrate Christmas or any other holiday during this season.
Holiday Spirit Week
Monday 12/17 - Festive Accessory Day
Thursday 12/20 - Festive Sweater Day
Friday 12/21 - Pajama Day
Shout out to all the teachers and staff that have "caught" students being respectful, responsible, and ready! - Robyn and Patti
Thank you to Patti Csenar for tracking data this week while we were at trainings! - Patti and Robyn
Mrs. Pleasant, you are an awesome substitute and a great friend. - Eddie
Mrs. Goodman, Thank you for helping during centers on Tuesdays. - Eddie
Ms. Mercy'd, Thank you for your cheerful greeting each morning. - Eddie
Mr. Richardson, thank you for cleaning up after my first graders each day and making sure I get to my truck safely in the evening. - Eddie
Thanks Damien for the quick clean up on aisle 3! Glass and pot roast made quite a mess! - Michelene
Katie Burok, thanks so much for your support. You have been very professional. I appreciate you for being my daily source of positive energy , enthusiasm and laughter. - Sra. Otero
To all the Christopher Farms staff, thanks so much for making me feel welcome since the first day. - Sra. Otero.
Mrs. Pleasant, you guided my first step at CFE and were always very supportive. You are a rock star! Thank you. - Sra. Otero
Thank you Mrs. Mercy and Mr. Ortiz for being an on time help! - September
Shout out to Nurse Jill for always taking care of my boo-boos! - Al
Thank you to everyone who supported the Hour of Code! I know it is not everyone’s thing, but just think, the next Mark Zuckerberg could have just found his life’s passion while paying with code in your room! - Al
Shout out to Mrs. Cannuli for being so great to work with during Santa’s Workshop! - Al
Shout out to my amazing, loving and supportive 2nd grade team! Love y'all! - Claire
Shout out to you, Alisha, for being awesome! - Claire
Shout out to Patti C. for being my mentor as a first year teacher and as an old teacher. - Claire
Shout out to my TRIBE - Claire
Shout out to Al for helping with the virtual gifted K lesson when I was snowed in at Wintergreen. - Debbie
Shout out to Mrs. Armstrong for having the Menu’s back and keep the calm. You’re the best! Thank you! - Colleen
Shoutout to the many amazing teachers I visit each day! It’s super cool to see the collaboration within grade levels and throughout the building! You guys are awesome and your hard work shows! - Heather
Patti, thank you for an awesome lesson! - Danielle
Shout out to Fatima Dorbin! Thank you for always taking your time to collaborate in a joyful respectful way. Thank you for watching my group for five minutes because of personal illness. You always make time to meet with me and answer questions related to the program. You always offer suggestions and your honesty is what makes you a great person. Keep it up! - Karla
Thank you Jennifer P. for always being willing and able. It's so appreciated! - Ceci
If you have any shoutouts, please send them to Ms. Backer and Mrs. Jacobs by Thursday.
Important Links from the principal packet
Modeling, Modeling, Modeling
Our instructional leadership team mapping out action steps..
Whoville Court is now in session1
Santa Sleigh STEM activity!
Keep these coming!
Please check out our form below to see how Mrs. Porter and myself will be celebrating our students and continuing our positive culture and environment.