Black Bob Staff Memo

Week of February 1-5, 2016

Quote of the Week:

"The best thing about being a teacher is that it matters. The hardest thing about being a teacher is that it matters every day." Todd Whitaker

This Week:

Happy School Counselor Week, Jessica!!


Monday Feb. 1 B Day

Collaborative Team Meeting Day (SIT)

Apple Trainer LuAnn will be here. (see schedule attached to email)

9:30 4th grade ePLC

10:30 3rd grade PLC

1:30 5th grade ePLC

4:00 Appy Hour: iMovie and ideas on how to use it in the classroom


Tuesday Feb. 2 C Day

Apple Trainer LuAnn will be here (see schedule attached to email)

4:00 Appy Hour: Polling Students for exit slips, formative assessments, etc.

BB Culver's Night


Wednesday Feb. 3 D Day

10:00-11:30 Trisha at Crisis Management Meeting

12:30 2nd Grade PLC

2:30 1st Grade PLC

I want to encourage you to attend both of our appy hours--so Staff meeting will be cancelled.


Thursday Feb. 4 E Day

2:30 Kindergarten PLC


Friday Feb. 5

No Students

8:00-11:30 Building Professional Development-

PM Conference Prep Time


Next Week:

Monday Feb. 8 A Day

Happy Birthday Coleen!


Tuesday Feb. 9 B Day

Collaboration Meeting Day (SIT)

2:45 Class Parties


Wednesday Feb. 10 C Day

No Kindergarten and EC students

4:00 Dinner provided by PTA

4:30-8:30 Parent Teacher Conferences


Thursday Feb. 11

Happy Birthday, Ruth!

No Students

11:00- Parent Teacher Conferences


Friday Feb. 12

No School

Classroom Websites

Classroom websites are a valuable communication tool and can be an essential piece of connecting with your students’ parents. Thank you to those of you who utilize these in your classroom.

With that being said please keep in mind that your website is only as valuable and benefi-cial as it is up-to-date and maintained. Please take a few minutes to review your site and make sure the information contained on it is up to date and pertinent to your students and their parents.

Teachers, please keep in mind that if you are using a Word-Press website for your classroom you should be using the school-theme templates.

Finally, resources are available for anyone who has questions about maintaining their WordPress site. Lori Franklin and Kathy McDonald (IRC) can assist you with any needs in this regard.

Our new mascot, Thunderbird!!

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Why is Math Different Now

A great explanation--one of my favorites.

Repeat Information

Please make sure you have sent the sign up genius link for Parent Teacher Conferences to your families. Reminders can be sent via link or notes home. Thank you for all that you do to prepare for this important time.

http://www.signupgenius.com/tabs/33776DC01A2CAECC60-parent