Patriot News

October 10, 2016 - October 14, 2016

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Important Info

DE Science Techbook Mini-Institute

  • 1:30-2:50 DE Techbook Session 1/Mini Institute 3 sessions
  • 3:00-4:20 Techbook Session 2/Mini Institute 3 sessions
  • Location: South for K-3 on October 12th

* Techbook Model Classroom experience for teachers in grades K-5 to help them think about how to incorporate stations into their daily practice that supports literacy, writing and science.

MGSD Flu Clinics

October 11th 2:00-5:00

Sign Up Times

Lockdown Drill

Please review your lockdown procedures before Friday, October 14th....hint...hint.

Nominate someone for Staff Member of the Month

We're Going on a Trip...In our Favorite Rocket Ship...

Virtual Field Trip

  • Mrs. White's and Mrs. Creech's class headed to deep space! On October 4th at 1pm Discovery Education took classrooms worldwide on a live virtual field trip to the Lockheed Martin Spacecraft Operations Simulation Center in Littleton, CO where students will met Lockheed Martin experts and learn how space flight leads to innovation here on Earth.

Great Experience for our Students.

Data = Understanding

Teams Collaborating for Data Talks

This what great to watch. Our TEAM really embodied the definition of COLLABORATION. Each grade level meet with administration, Title I team, Guidance Counselor and EC Team. During this collaboration the team discussed our TRC data and what support our students needed to ensure they receive the appropriate instruction to be successful.



Welcome to the Family!

With new people joining our Park View family, I will share and highlight them as the year goes on.

Welcome Samantha Johnson to the family. She comes to us from Troutman Elementary where she taught 2nd grade for the past 2 years. She's a graduated of UNCC and has a passion for students and teaching.

If you are new to the school this year, please stop by to see Mr. Hobbs for your photo opp to be introduced to your Park View Family (includes all staff).

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Disability Awareness Month

October is Disability Awareness Month

  • This is an interview of Liz Aston's husband's cousin who has Spina Bifida. He's a really inspiring guy! At birth his parents were told he would only live to be 15 years old and would have multiple learning disabilities. He's currently working on his Doctoral degree in psychology. He is the Executive Director of a nonprofit organization that builds handicap accessible playgrounds in NJ called Build Jake's Place. Please take a moment to watch this video of his inspiring story!

Acceptance, Awareness and Words of Encouragement: This is Arthur Aston's Story


Conference Week

  • ALL Classroom Teachers must conference with the parents of every student
  • During the conference you will review the students progress through the 1st quarter. Share positives with the family and areas of improvement.
  • Student Led conference: If any teacher is interested in conducting student led conference please see Ms. Johnson for info.
  • We will host conference week over 2 weeks this school year - October 31st - November 11th
  • Conference Night will be on November 9th until 7:00.
  • October 31st & November 1st are Optional Workdays: If interested you may conduct conferences during the day

PLEASE be FLEXIBLE with parents and there schedule to meet with them during the best time possible.

October M-Powerment Strategy Focus


#2 High Expectations

Teachers set high expectations for learning and believe all students are capable of achieving success.

What's this look like in the classroom?

  1. Set high expectations for all students
  2. Reach Beyond Comfort Zone
  3. Accountability
  4. Rigor
  5. Modeling
  6. Data Walls
  7. Collaborations
  8. Building Confidence in Students
  9. Intrinsic/Extrinsic Motivation
  10. Building on Student Strengths
  11. Taking Risks (Allowing for Failure)
  12. Parent Communication
  13. Reach Beyond Students Comfort Zone


Staff Absence Request

  • Reminder...if you are taking an annual or personal leave you must submit to Mr. Hobbs 2 weeks prior to your leave.

Upcoming Events

Week of October 10th-14th

Monday, October 10th

FBA/BIP Training (MTSS/EC/Grade Level Co-Chairs Only) 3:30-5:00

Tuesday, October 11th

Flu Shot Clinic 2:30-5p

Wednesday, October 12th

Early Release 1:00

Thursday, October 13th

SIT Collaboration 3:30

Friday, October 14th


10/20 Leadership

10/21 All-Pro Dads

10/25 3rd grade ELA EOQ

10/26 3rd grade Math EOQ

10/27 Trunk or Treat 5:00-7:00

10/31 No School - Optional Work Day

11/1 No School - Optional Work Day