January 29, 2016
To the Amazing JBD Staff,
We have made it to the half way point! You ALL have outdone yourselves so far this year with innovations, adaptations, adjustments, differentiation, positive attitudes and flexibility. We are ready to rock and roll in quarter 3, where as you know, the rubber meets the road for the kids. This is the quarter that truly shows what they have learned, what they need to learn, and the quarter that predicts future success in school. Thank you for continuing to seriously look at the data to inform your instruction, provide student choice, and developing personalized learning experiences around student needs, strengths and interest.
Speaking of interest, #VB PL Empower, our own EdCamp will definitely peak your interest! A glance at the preliminary sessions can be found at the link below. Check it out! This professional learning is all about choice! You will get out what you put in. I know the JBD staff and you will make the most of it, because that is who you are!
Remember to wear your STEAM shirts, bring your devices, and charge your coffee cups at Starbucks or home as we will not have coffee available.
Congrats to you all for your report cards. Valda has reported that most of you sent the email that your report cards are complete! WOO HOO! What a relief that is. Valda, thank you for all you do to help us with this task and stay totally calm in the process!
I would like to close with a special thank you to the custodians and the office staff for the assistance in helping us to prepare for our EdCamp, to the office staff and Debbie Cathey for your assistance with our pancake breakfast today, and to the entire staff for going that extra mile every day on behalf of our children. As your principal, I am forever grateful to have the opportunity to know and work with each and every one of you. Every day I am amazed by the compassion, determination and dedication that you demonstrate as you do your jobs within the walls of John B. Dey.
Have a great weekend!