the Winskill Weekly

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Happy New Year!

I hope that your break was just that.... a break. A time to refill your tank, catch up with friends and family, read those books you've been meaning to read, watch the movies everyone's been talking about, just relax.... There's much to consider as we look at 2016 What are you looking forward to accomplishing?


Rather than New Year's resolutions, I've been considering what my "One Word" for 2016 will be... the idea is that rather than making multiple resolutions for the New Year, choosing One Word to be the focus of your attention. My biggest hurdle is narrowing it down to just one word- this is going to take me a bit of time.


I've included two links to sites that tell a bit more about choosing your One Word, in case you are interested in finding your own.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephenie-zamora/choosing-your-guiding-word-for-2016_b_8885498.html


http://oneword365.com/

#HighFives & #FistBumps

#HighFives to Jim, Karly, and LouAnn for taking care of my students when I had some unexpected visitors. I truly appreciated the way they took care of things so that I could focus on the moment- Margaret

#FistBump to Denise Vesperman for going above and beyond with maker stations in the library! The snowball catapult is a hit! - Micki

#HighFives to Leah for letting me teach her something new. -Miranda

#Fistbumps to Miranda for teaching me how to create an app on my phone! -Leah

#Highfives to Leah for being so flexible in lunchroom coverage. She is always willing to swap days or times if something comes up .- Niki Thanks, Niki! I appreciate how flexible you are as well! #PartnersInCrime

#Fistbumps to Karla, Jerry, Donna, and Joe for their work to make Winskill look so good for our return! From scrubbing floors, moving furniture, cleaning rugs... they worked hard to make our school clean and ready for the New Year!

Looking Ahead at January and beyond....

January

Monday 1/04/16

K-5 RtI meeting

Specials Team Mtg @11:20

4K PLC @1:00

FOW Wild West Planning meeting @6:30

Tuesday 1/5/16

Spec Ed PLC mtg @8:15

Admin mgt @9:00

1st gr PLC @11:00

5th gr PLC @2:15

Homework Club @3:15

Behavior Team mtg @3:30

Wednesday 1/6/16

4th gr PLC @8:15

3rd gr PLC @9:15

Kdg PLC @11:45

#WinskillPride Assembly @2:15

Staff mtg @3:15

Thursday 1/7/16

K/1 Thoughtful Thursday @8:15

2nd gr PLC @10:20

Homework Club @3:15

Friday 1/8/16

Monday 1/11/16

Specials Team mtg @11:20

4K PLC @1:00

K-2 RtI mtg @3:30

FOW mtg @6:30

Tuesday 1/12/16

Admin mtg @9:00

1st gr PLC @11:00

5th gr PLC @2:15

Homework Club @3:15

Wednesday 1/13/16

4th gr PLC @8:15

3rd gr PLC @9:15

Kdg PLC @10:45

POPS mtg @3:30

Thursday 1/14/16

2/3 Thoughtful Thursday @8:15

2nd gr PLC @10:20

Homework Club @3:15

Friday 1/15/16

Kate McGinnity autism workshop at CESA 3