EC and LD Weekly Update

St. Richard's Episcopal School ~ 16 May 2016

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Student Spotlight

Mrs. Boerger's students recently studied the lifecycle of a ladybug. They learned that in the spring, female adult ladybugs lay tiny, light yellow eggs in groups of 10 to 50 on the bottom of a leaf. The eggs hatch in three to five days, feed on aphids and other insects for two to three weeks, and then start their adult lives.

NEWS YOU CAN USE...

1. Chapel and Tentative Indianapolis Public Library Visit - Tuesday, May 17 @ 8:15am

JK-Grade 4 chapel service will look a little different as Cheryl and the Singing Dragons will provide a preview of Tuesday evening's concert. Tentative: Immediately following chapel service, all JK-Grade 4 students will proceed to the Fortune Room for a 15-20 minute visit from the Indianapolis Public Library to learn about the summer reading program. LeeAnn will confirm with us ASAP that the library visit is a go.


2. EC/LD Faculty Meeting - Tuesday, May 17 @ 3:35pm

In lieu of an all faculty meeting, please plan on EC and LD meeting this Tuesday in the Fortune Room to discuss students and class lists for next year. Teaching Assistants are welcome, but are not required to attend this meeting. We will following the below agenda/schedule.

  • Opening Comments and Yearend Prep - KC
  • Teacher Meeting Rotation 1 (Gr. 3-4, Gr. 1-2, JK-Kindergarten, PK-Kris) @ 3:45-4:15pm
  • Teacher Meeting Rotation 2 (Gr. 2-3, K-Gr. 1, PK-JK) @ 4:15-4:45pm


3. Spring Forward - Thursday, May 19

As we discussed during our faculty meeting this past Tuesday, the Spring Forward event for PK through Grade 3 will take place on Thursday, May 19 starting at 8:30am. Please coordinate what this will look like with the teachers one grade level above and below you. :) Ms. Debby is aware that EC will not have chapel on May 19. Grade 4 students will meet with Grade 5 teachers and a few Grade 5 students on Tuesday during 10th period for their Spring Forward meeting. (Location TBD)


4. Apple Pin Recipients - Monday, May 23

The final unveiling of Grades 1-4 Apple Pin honors will take place after chapel service on May 23. Therefore, please be sure to identify a student in your class who exhibits exemplary academic, civic and/or emotional performance in the classroom. Please print off and share your certificate to me by 6:00pm on Sunday, May 22. CLICK HERE to download the Apple Pin certificate.


5. Term 3 Grades and Comments Schedule

* Last Day to Take Grades for Term 3 - Thurs., May 26

* Submit Term 3 Comments via Backpack – Friday, June 3

* KC to Return Suggestions/Corrections to Teachers - Monday, June 6

* Teachers Enter Final Comments/Updates into Backpack - Monday, June 6


6. Service Day - Wednesday, May 25

If you have shelves to cleared, boxes to be packed, papers to be sorted, student desks or lockers to cleaned, or another job that grade 8 students may help you with during their service day, May 25, please let ROD SMITH know. The two service sessions occur between 9:00am and 11:00am and 12noon and 1:15pm.


7. Visual Thinking Strategies Training

Cynthia Mallinger has graciously offered to provide a VTS refresher course for anyone in EC or LD interested in participating. She is available to do so in June. Please email me if you are interested in participating and of any dates that work better for you. PGPs will be earned for participation. :)


8. Important Yearend Dates

  • EC Promenade a Velo @ 8:15am ~ May 16 NEW DATE
  • MD IISL Athletic Tournament (after school) ~ May 16, 18
  • Choir, Strings, Woodwind Concert Rehearsal @ 8:15am (Chapel Service) - May 17
  • Public Library Visit in Fortune Room (after chapel)
  • EC/LD Faculty Meeting @ 3:35pm ~ May 17
  • Choir, Strings, Woodwind Concert in Trinity Sanctuary @ 7pm ~ May 17
  • LAST All School Chapel @ 2:30pm ~ May 18
  • Kindergarten Field Experience @ 9:30am ~ May 18
  • Gr. 8 MD Teacher Appreciation Lunch @ 11am ~ May 18
  • Spring Forward (PK-Gr. 3) @ 8:30am ~ May 19
  • Children's Museum Security Team Site Visit @ 8:30am-9:30am - May 19
  • Gr. 1 Field Experience @ 10am ~ May 19
  • Spring Forward (Gr. 4-5) @ 2:35pm ~ May 19
  • Kindergarten Breakfast @ 8am – May 20
  • Gr. 8 Finals/11:30am Early Dismissal ~ May 20, 23, 24
  • Board Reports Due to Jessica ~ May 20
  • Memorial Day Assembly @ 2:30pm ~ May 20
  • PlayWorks Leadership Essentials Training for Aftercare Counselors and Any Interested Faculty/Staff (all day) ~ May 21-22
  • Back to Back French Students Departure ~ May 22
  • Apple Pin Presentations after Chapel ~ May 23
  • Gr. 2 Field Experience @ 9am ~ May 24
  • Gr. 3-4 Field Experience (all day) ~ May 24
  • Headmaster's Luncheon for Gr. 8 @ 11:30am ~ May 24
  • Headmaster's Parent Social for Gr. 8 Parents @ 7pm ~ May 24
  • Gr. 2 Field Experience @ 9:15am ~ May 25
  • Talent Show @ 1:15pm ~ May 25
  • Gr. 8 Community Service Project ~ May 25
  • Commencement Rehearsal @ 8am ~ May 26
  • End Term 3 ~ May 26
  • EC Field Day @ 10am – May 26
  • Awards Day Ceremony (Gr. 1-8) @ 10am ~ May 26
  • Field Day (after Awards Day) ~ May 26
  • Alumni Basketball Game @ 2pm ~ May 26
  • Gr. 8 Alumni Breakfast @ 8am ~ May 27
  • Commencement @ 10am ~ May 27
  • Memorial Day (No School) ~ May 30
  • Post-Service (All Faculty and Staff) ~ May 31

8:30am-9:00am (optional breakfast)

9:00am-3:30pm (meetings and lunch)

  • Summer Dragon Camp Begins ~ May 31
  • Post-Service (All Faculty and Staff) ~ June 1
8:30am-9:00am (optional breakfast)

9:00am-11:30am (meetings and lunch)

11:30am-? (Indians Baseball Game)

  • Post Service (All Faculty and Staff ~ June 2

8:30am-9:00am (optional breakfast)

9:00am-2:00pm (meetings, lunch, checkout)

5:30pm - 7:00pm (Pizza on the Playground)

5:30pm - Fly Into First Parent Meeting

  • Grade Due ~ June 3
  • David Amstutz's Official Last Day ~ June 30
  • Peter Harding's Official First Day ~ July 18


Have a peaceful week! (Please pray for an open heart and calm spirit in each of our students and parents in the week to come...especially those who test our patience most.)


Fondly,

Kris :)