Week at a Glance

"B" Week- Feb. 9 to Feb. 13

Monday, Feb. 9

Sara out of building for a conference

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Sara out of building for a conference

Tanya at Teaching and Learning Meeting and PARCC webinar in the P.M., at DAC

Grades due into Skyward, by 4:00 P.M.

Wednesday, Feb. 11- PTO/Scholastic Book Fair Preview, during the day, in the LRC

6:00 to 7:30 P.M. Family Book Fair Pre-Sale Night, in the LRC

Thursday, Feb 12-

Battle of the Books!

4th through 6th Grade Battle, in the Gym, 8:45-9:45 A.M.

3rd grade Battle, in the Gym, 10:00-11:00 A.M.

Candy Grams will be delivered to classrooms by Student Council members

Report cards distributed to students

Half-Day for Students and Teaching Assistants

Dismissal times:

Grades 1-6 11:40 A.M.

Kinder AM class 10:00 A.M.

Kinder PM class 11:40 A.M.

Teacher's Agenda: Lunch- 12:00 to 1:00 P.M.

Grade level collaboration and planning - 1:00 to 2:30

Please also remember to complete the 5Essentials Teacher Survey- Thank you!

Conference preparation 2:30 to 3:00

Parent/Teacher Conferences 3:00 to 8:00 P.M.

PTO Scholastic Book Fair

Dinner/Snack food will be available in the Lounge throughout the evening.

Friday, Feb. 13

Parent/teacher conferences- 11:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

PTO/Scholastic Book Fair

Saturday, Feb. 14

Valentine's Day

5Essentials Survey- Teachers, Students and Parents

The 5Essentials survey window is open until March. The 6th grade students are done, and we have about 20% of our teachers' input! Teachers-please use some time during the day on Thursday, Feb. 12th to complete your survey. Thank you!

The next big step is to get 20% of our parents to complete this survey. As an added feature to our Parent/Teacher conference times, I will have on hand coffee and hot chocolate for families and six chrome books for parents to utilize, in Room 3. Teri, Brian and Laura will help to invite parents into what we will describe as the "Chrome Book Lounge," and assist parents to access and complete the 5Essentials survey. Hopefully this will help us reach our parent participation number! I will create a small half-sheet of information that can be left on desks outside each classroom, inviting parents to visit the "Chrome Book Room," especially if they have not yet finished the survey.

It's Random Act of Kindness Week- Feb. 9th to Feb. 13

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Class Meeting Suggestion for Random Acts of Kindness Week (or any week) :)

I have created a short lesson template, using the "Reflecting on Values" class meeting format from CSC. I will be placing this into teacher mailboxes.

I am also hoping to have in classrooms by Tuesday, our February Everybody Reads book that features a message of kindness.

Looking forward to a good turn out for conferences!

I so appreciate everyone's commitment and extra work that I have seen going into ensuring that we will have 100% participation with our families in the upcoming parent/teacher conferences. The time we have with families can seem so short, and please remember the delicate balance of sharing progress and sharing concerns... Sharing academic focuses along with social emotional growth.

Thank you for all of the planning and preparation that is going into your successful meetings with our families!

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Lifesaver mints outside classrooms for conferences.

I have noticed that some teachers have done this in the past for parents during conferences...I will supply the mints for you this time!

Upcoming Things to Note...

Monday, Feb. 16- NO SCHOOL- President's Day

Tuesday, Feb. 17- Follow Monday Schedule

Arabic Parent/Teacher conferences, in Tanya's Office

Friday, Feb. 20th- FAMILY FUN NIGHT, 6:30 to 8:30 P.M.

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