The Challenger Dispatch

Nov. 4-Nov. 8, 2013 Week 2

Veteran's Day Assembly & Behavior

We have an important assembly on Thursday, Nov. 7 in honor of Veteran's Day. The assembly begins PROMPTLY at 9:00. In order to get all 600 students in, we will start calling you down at 8:45. In order to make sure everyone knows expectations clearly, please make note of the following information:

1. Teachers PLEASE LEAD your classes into the lunchroom. Be at the FRONT of your line as they come into the lunchroom.

2. Teachers LOOK for directions on where to sit from Mrs. Henson. Direct your students to that area, and make sure they are seated only in that area.

3. Students DO NOT sit in the aisle.

4. Actively supervise your students. Misbehaving students need to be removed or moved to your side.

5. Discuss appropriate behavior with students ahead of time - how to sit, how to keep hands to self, how to listen, how to applaud, how to follow your directions the first time given.

6. Wait for dismissal procedures.

I am looking forward to Challenger making an excellent impression for our important visitors, and anticipate an inspiring assembly.

Collaborative continued

Monday, Nov. 4th 2013 at 8am

Deana's Room

Continuing to look at SchoolNet data

Self Contained Classroom Teachers PRO Board Training

Wednesday, Nov. 6th 2013 at 8am

Deana's Room

Bring your laptops

8-11 am





11:30-2:30 pm





Staff Meeting

Wednesday, Nov. 6th 2013 at 2:45pm

Media Center

EL Plan

Writing Prompt overview

Math Night Work

Veteran's Day Assembly

Thursday, Nov. 7th 2013 at 9-9:45am


Please have your banners hung up around the room.

School Wide Writing Prompt

Thursday, Nov. 7th 2013 at 11:30am

Each classroom


1. The prompt will be given out on Thursday morning

The prompt is timed. 30 minutes for k-2, and 45 minutes for 3-5

2. No prewriting

3. No brainstorming

4. No help with spelling

5. No help with punctuation

6. Write it cold

7. Papers need the student first & last name, date, and teacher name on them

8. Put in Belissa's box

No Place for Hate Assembly & Silly String Reward

Friday, Nov. 8th 2013 at 9am

The Track out front

Wear jackets.

We will form a circle to say the No Place for Hate Pledge.

After the pledge, we will get ready for the Silly String Assembly.

1/2 Day for Students

Monday, Nov. 4th 2013 at 11:30am

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Dismissal will be at 11:30 a.m.

Lunches will begin at 10:15. Please use the schedule from the last 1/2 day.

Please make sure all parents are notified in your newsletters as well.

Professional Development Meetings - unwrapping the Standards

Friday, Nov. 8th 2013 at 1-3pm

Various Schools

Details to follow!

Thank you for your continued work to encourage ALL children to learn and grow!!