Monday Memo

September 28, 2015

TJ Updates

Did you stay up to watch the lunar eclipse last night? What an amazing site!

This week brings us to the 20th day of school and the end of September. Hopefully, you have set up good routines in your classroom, are completing your assessments and are starting to plan out your first guided reading lessons. As you begin, you may be wondering what strategies to start with. Click to read an article, "Strategies to Start With: 6-5-4-3", from "The Daily CAFE" for some ideas of where to start.

Kid President has released a new pep talk video! See Inspiration section for the video!

This week Special Area SLO exam begin and Math exams continue.

We will have another Wildcat Way Assembly on Friday. This one will be at 2:00 and we will begin calling for you to come to the cafetorium at 1:45.

Here are some pictures from the last week...


Yates, Giroud, Day

PM: Meyer, Gronemeyer, Bayer

Monday, September 28

  • Math and ELA SLOs begin - please refer to separate schedule
  • Richmond Library Field Trip

Tuesday, September 29

  • Math and ELA SLOs begin - please refer to separate schedule
  • SST, 10:00, Reading Room
  • Teacher Center Policy Board Meeting, 3:30 pm, Teacher Center

September 30
  • Math and ELA SLOs - please refer to separate schedule
  • Meyer Library Field Trip
  • Lee Livermore - Parent University presentation for TJ Staff, 3:30, TJ Library
  • Parent University, 6 pm, MS/HS Library

    Thursday, October 1

          • Math and ELA SLOs - please refer to separate schedule
          • ALL Staff Meeting, 3:30 pm, TJ Library

            Friday, October 2

            • Kindergarten Stokoe Farm Field Trip
            • Wildcat Way Assembly, 2 pm


            Kid President - A Pep Talk for the World

            Websites, Blogs or Twitter accounts worth checking out

            Below are some websites or blogs I have found that I thought might be of interest to some of you. I will also add some interesting people to follow on twitter.

            Celebrate Science

            This blog is written by Melissa Stewart, an award-winning author of nonfiction books for children. Her blog contains list of STEM related titles. Each week she highlights one of her own books. She also talks about here writing process.