The Friday Feature!

News and Notes for the Madison Staff (9/24/15)

Tomorrow's Institute Day!

Please join us in the LLC at 8AM so we can start and end on time. Have your laptop charged and ready as you will need it throughout the morning.

Here are your afternoon options:

K-2, Music and PACE Sessions at Pleasant Hill:

3-5, LLC, Art, PE Sessions at Bower:

Aides will be attending training at the Community Center.

How Do I Keep Up With Everything GOOGLE?!

Here is a great post from one of my PLN twitter friends. She shares great hashtags to use to learn more about Google! But you could type these hashtags into ANY social media. Try it on Facebook or Pintrest and learn from your "friends". Try: #googleclassroom, #GAFE, #eduHangout and more! Read this:
Student-Led Conferences: Empowerment and Ownership

Flocabulary offers Hip-Hop/Rap videos aligned to CCSS!

Try and find tons of fun music videos to teach Common Core standards! Everything from Ancient Egypt and Civil Rights to Adding 2, 3, and 4! There are some videos offered for free. After that have each team member register for a 14 Day Free Trial at different times throughout the year. Watch "Five Elements of a Story" or Dividing Fractions right now and see if you can get it out of your head!

Important Dates

Thu, Oct 1: 9-11:30AM 3rd Grade field trip

Fri, Oct 2: 10:30-11:30 and 2-3:00PM Birthday Books (Sep and Oct)

Wed, Oct 7: 8:30AM Staff Meeting

Thu, Oct 8: 9:30-11:45AM Kindergarten field trip

Wed, Oct 14: Shift Day to Monday

Wed, Oct 14: Vision and Hearing Screanings

Wed, Oct 14: 9AM-12PM Faith and Dept Walk-Thrus

Thu, Oct 15: 7:00PM PTA Meeting

Fri, Oct 16: Lunchroom Wellness Skits

Wed, Oct 21: 8:30AM Staff Meeting

Mon, Oct 26: Book Fair Week Begins

Tues, Oct 27: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wed, Oct 28: Names of Pawsitive Behavior Coin winners to office

Thurs, Oct 29: Parent/Teacher Conferences

Wed, Nov 11: 9:30AM Veterans Day and Coin Assembly

Thu, Nov 12: Multi-Cultural Day

Fri, Nov 13: Teacher Work Day