Nuts & Bolts

April 29, 2019

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Thank you

Thank you to the restorative practices vertical PLC for sharing your new knowledge at Monday's professional learning session. Your presentation was well researched and presented. Thank you, all, for your engagement Monday afternoon.


Early childhood put on 4 successful plays for parents and friends on Friday. Thank you for your hard work in having all students participate in a fun play.


Thank you for your flexibility and patience as the testing sites went down (more than once) this week. Thank you, Megan, for trouble shooting and spending much time on your phone to get testing up and running again.


Thank you, Sarah, for your dedication and hard work in getting a large group of junior high students excited for and prepared to present a play Monday and Tuesday last week. Sarah was also super proactive in finding a suitable venue for their play as we do not yet have a sound system in our new gym/stage space. Thank you to those staff members who supported the students in this endeavor. The students put on an impressive musical play.


This week we will have the gift of music once again with elementary and junior high musical concerts after school. Teachers are not required to attend these evening performances; and, it would be nice for students and families to see you there supporting.


Have a spectacular week,


René

Restorative Practices Professional Learning Feedback

1 = strongly disagree, 4 = strongly agree
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G&C Challenge - Table Manners

I frequently hear that there is a lack of grace and courtesy in our building. Most recently, this was discussed at our advisory meeting. There were several reasons brought up that could be causing this phenomena. I would like us to try to address this by recognizing grace and courtesy when we see it happening.


Thank you for practicing and recognizing G&C last week.


This week I would like to pose a challenge for you to recognize students, families, and colleagues who use appropriate table manners.
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Upcoming Parent-Teacher Conferences

If you have not already done so, please get your PTCs sign-up on Track it Forward asap.


Students will be presenting their completed portfolios and progress reports will be given out. Please see Lana if you have questions about portfolios or progress reports.

Jr High Parent Open House Week

This year we will be having a JH Parent Open House Week May 13-17th where parents will be invited to come in and tour with a member of the support staff between 9am and 3pm. You don't have to do anything special to prepare. Just keep teaching engaging lessons for parents to observe.

Bridging Ceremonies

The end of the year is fast approaching and that means it's time for bridging ceremonies! I have outlined the schedule below. The support team felt as though the incoming 1st, 4th, and 7th graders should eat lunch with their new cohort and created the schedule below to reflect (what we thought) was the easiest way to make that happen while still keeping track of all students.


Please read this schedule carefully and email René by 4pm Monday if you see any egregious errors or some reason why this schedule would not work. Thanks!


Monday, May 20th - Early Childhood Bridging

LE classes will sit on the sides of the gym on the floor like the winter concert, parents will sit in the middle in chairs, kinders will sit on the stage in chairs.

Location: Addition Gym

Schedule:

  • 10:30-12:00pm - Early Childhood Bridging Ceremony
  • 12-12:30pm - Kinders have lunch in their shadow LE classes; UE goes to recess
  • 12:30-1pm - Kinders report back to EC classroom to do recess; LE has recess; UE has lunch


Tuesday, May 21st - Lower Elementary Bridging

UE classes will sit on the sides of the gym on the floor like the winter concert, parents will sit in the middle in chairs, 1st and 2nd graders will sit on the floor in front of the stage, 3rd graders will sit on the stage in chairs

Location: Addition Gym

Schedule:

  • 10:30-12:00pm - Lower Elementary Bridging Ceremony
  • 12-12:30pm - 3rd graders have lunch in their shadow UE classes; 1st and 2nd graders go to recess
  • 12:30-1pm - 3rd graders and UE go to recess, 1st and 2nd graders have lunch


Wednesday, May 22nd - Upper Elementary Bridging Ceremony

JH advisories will wit on the sides of the gym on the floor like the winter concert, parents will sit in the middle chairs, 4th and 5th graders will sit on the floor in front of the stage, 6th graders will sit on the stage in chairs

Location: Addition Gym

Schedule:

  • 10:30-12pm - Upper Elementary Bridging Ceremony
  • 12-12:30pm - 6th graders have lunch JH, then attend JH advisory; 4th and 5th graders have lunch
  • 12:30-1pm - 4th and 5th graders go to recess

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9th Grade Dance

Thank you, Michelle, for organizing this event with a group of enthusiastic 9th grade students. Thank you, Leigh and Amanda, for chaperoning.

Summer Curriculum Writing - Application

Summer curriculum writing is happening at MMA during the week of June 3rd. If you are interested in this opportunity, complete an online application, which will include you uploading an original lesson plan. The deadline for you to submit an application is May 11th.

Original Works & Reimbursements Due

This week, May 1st, all reimbursement forms are due. You may keep your original receipts and submit a clear copy with your reimbursement form.
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Upcoming Events

4/30/19 - Evacuation Drill

4/30/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm

4/30/19 - JH Musical Concert, 6pm

5/1/19 - Original Works reimbursement forms and receipts due

5/1/19 - Elementary Musical Concert, 6pm

5/2/19 - MAPA Meeting, 7pm, Library

5/5-11/19 - 6th and 9th Grade Field Trips

5/6/19 - Staff Meeting, 3:30-5pm

5/7/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm

5/13/19 - Montessori Monday

5/13/19 - SIT Meeting

5/14/19 - Fire Drill

5/14/19 - PLC Meetings

5/14/19 - Board Meeting, 5:30pm

5/15/19 - Box Top Store

5/17/19 - 9th Grade Graduation

5/18/19 - Staff End of Year Party, René's house, 4pm

5/20/10 - EC Bridging Ceremony

5/20/19 - Advisory Meeting, 3:30pm

5/21/19 - LE Bridging Ceremony

5/21/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm

5/21-24/19 - Early Release, PTCs

5/22/19 - UE Bridging Ceremony

5/24/19 - Last Day of School for Students

5/27/19 - School Closed

5/28-31/19 - Teacher Professional Learning

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