February 8th-12th, 2016

Why are we so concerned with being "future ready", when we're not even "present ready?"

Thoughts from Kim...

Dr. Anderson recently shared two interesting reads that challenged my mindset. One is by Will Richardson (article above), and the other is a KQED article around making personalization of learning authentic (article below). I hope you find them of value as



Monday, February 8th

Book Fair

Tuesday, February 9th - Staff Meeting

  • I'm looking forward to learning with you on Tuesday. We will meet right after dismissal in the commons where Mrs. Dorsey will share words of wisdom for the first shopping day, and will give you a sneek peek at the NEW Westport Warehouse! We will then go to the Library, where Mrs. Terry and Mrs. Redman will be leading your learning around IGNiTE (please bring your devices).
  • Book Fair

Wednesday, February 10th

  • Book Fair
  • First Grade Music Performance Rehearsal 2:00 - 2:30 in the Gym

Thursday, February, 11th

  • Book Fair
  • Student Council 7:30 - 8:00
  • Westport Warehouse Shopping Day - As Scheduled
  • RIF Distribution - Grades 1 & 2 - Library
8:00 - 8:15 Johnson

8:15 - 8:30 Haverstick

8:30 - 8:45 Allworth

8:45 - 9:00 Golay

9:00 - 9:15 Young

9:15 - 9:30 McBroom

9:30 - 9:45 Cramer & Terry 2nd

  • First Grade Music Program 6:30 p.m. in the Commons

Friday, February 12th

  • Students of the month get to have lunch with the Mrs. Sublett.
  • Valentines day Parties will be the last hour of the day, unless you have specials, then it will be before scheduled specials class.
  • Book Fair
Staff of the Month (for December and January)

Place your order with Stacy Mantel for a free drink from McCalisters (to be delivered on Friday!!

  • Lindsay Dingus, Kelsey Brabo, Bethany Owens, Cammie Hunsaker, Nancy Johnson, Peggy Young, Meghann Elwood, Sarah Brown, Wes Zongker, Rhonda Blankenship, Ginny Keenan, Cheryl Shealy

There are so many amazing things going on at our school!

Have a fantastic week! (this includes the Valentine/Friendship/Laughter)

Thoughts from Wes...

I remember when the very first computers were purchased for Springfield schools. They were IBM PCjrs with one 5 ¼ inch floppy drive. The computers were purchased for kindergarten classrooms in the early 80’s to implement a program called Writing to Read. Used electric typewriters, hand-me-downs from high school business classes, were also used in the Writing to Read program. Kindergarten students had electric typewriters before our elementary school secretaries did.

Thought for the Week: Nothing is permanent but change. - Heraclitus

Highlights from last week!

Imagine SPS Grant awarded to Kelsey and Jen!
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