What a month!
Dr. Cruz was here on Thursday morning (just in case you forgot;). He was terrific with leadership group and in his talk with the kids. His message was spot on and hit the college career focus. Each of the kids got a business card with their year of graduation on it. It was quite cool. After the 35 minute talk, he toured PK3 and met the Teacher of the Year and how inclusion works in her room. He was headed to the Ewing to see AVID but got distracted by the helicopters, motorcycles, horses and SWAT. He was very impressed with the school, the art work, our No Place for Hate work posted. He said the school had a nice feel to it. Thanks everyone for your help in getting ready for his visit.
Nicole helped parents with their focus on college readiness on Wednesday. A college recruiter from Iowa State talked to parents about how to start thinking about college, not just finances/costs, but scholarships, applications, etc.
Commitment forms: Marisa sent an email Friday with the information about the districts "commitment forms" to help determine who will be returning to Boone next year. It is critical we get as many back as possible. It helps with projects and staffing. Of course, 5th you don't need to do this. Please provide as many incentives as possible to get 100% back. Please send emails to those families who don't get hem back to you quickly to get them back in.
Questions about CLI on the calendar: You might see CLI on the on line calendar with your name on it. It is not a separate meeting with anyone just Ruthie. She asked we put them on the calendar to help with reminders.
We are screening 24 students for GT this spring. If you got a packet of information from me, please start collecting samples, inventories, etc.
K-2 teachers, thanks for turning in your DRA score sheet to me.
This week is Counselor Appreciation week and Heart Health Awareness Month. Don't forget to wear red on Friday. 100th day of school is Wednesday.
Evon helping to lead the GAPS girls after school group
Erin, Stephanie, Nicole and Jennifer are also helping
Looking large and in charge of science fair
Ginger is the 15-16 TOY!
Congrats for this honor!
Dr. Cruz starts in the "green room" with the 5th grade leadership team
Dr. Cruz' asks about the kids favorite ice cream and pets
Calendar for February
As much as possible, here are the events we know about.
Feb 1-5 Heart Health Awarness Month
Feb 1 New teacher meeting
Feb 2 ARD/CST
Feb 2 Legacy of Giving assembly for 5th 8am
Feb 3 Principal meeting
Feb 3 100th day of school
Feb 3 PTA board meeting
Feb 3 Data day 1st grade
Feb 4 MOY II writing benchmark 4th
Feb 4 Data day 2nd grade
Feb 4 Thinking Thursdays
Feb 4 Climate Committee
Feb 4 5:30 Literacy Night
Feb 5 Wear Red
Feb 5 Veteran's Valentine Cards due (thanks to those who have gotten them to me)
Feb 5 DRA score sheets due to Kathy
Feb 8 Faculty meeting: CSH - Mike, technology- Stephanie (bring computers)
Feb 8 Art Fundraiser begins
Feb 8 Conference window beginns
Feb 8 Susan's birthday
Feb 9 PK3 and PK4 data day
Feb 9 ARD/CST
Feb 10 5th grade MOY II reading benchmark
Feb 10 Data day kinder
Feb 11 Thinking Thursdays
Feb 11 Progress Reports go home
Feb 12 TGIF
Feb 12 Parent coffee 8-9
Feb 15 Conference day
Feb 15 NO MEETINGS WEEK
Feb 16 No ARDS
Feb 16 DAC for Kathy and Beth Ann
Feb 17 Principal meetingup
Feb 17 GAPS after school group
Feb 18 Mindpop visit to Ramos 10-11:15
Feb 18 Paul's birthday
Feb 19 CVT meeting 9-10:30
Feb 20 Mike's birthday
Feb 21 Stacey's birthday