Panther Updates

February 15th-19th

Engaging. Relevant. Personal. Every Learner- Every Day

This seemed fitting for our 3rd quarter grind:)

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Week at a Glance

Monday 15th -

No School- President's Day

Tuesday 16th -

BrightBytes Survey Opens

Tynker Time @ Weller @ 4pm(stop motion animation will be featured, anyone who signs up and attends gets a FREE kit for their classroom) Sign-up is in Employee-Self Service

Wednesday 17th-

Mr. Holt at #SPSTEACH Recruiting EVENT in KC (I have been asked to attend a career fair in KC to assist in recruiting quality teaching candidates to apply with SPS), Literacy Team Meetings

Thursday 18th-

Friday 19th-

Please include the following in your newsletters home:

  • No School February 15th- President's Day
  • Applications for the Academy of Exploration, Health Sciences Academy @ Mercy and WOLF will be available Monday, February 8th and will close Friday, March 4th at 5:00 p.m. (4th Grade Only, Mrs. Eaton and Mrs. Meyer)
  • Enroll for EXPLORE! sessions in June and July
  • Kindergarten registration for 2016-2017 school year now open
  • 2nd and 3rd Grade Music Program Postponed (new date when Mrs. Acklin returns)

Rick's Ruminations

From Love & Logic:

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Schlueter's Station

Project Help

If you have any students needing help with creating presentations or conducting research for projects send them my way. I am happy to assist. I have helped groups this year with various types of presentations for their projects, and I have really enjoyed the opportunity to work with small groups. Just send your students down to schedule a meeting time.

Ponder's Possibilities

TEAM MEETINGS THIS Wednesday, 2/17/15! SEE EMAIL FOR TIMES AND CONTENT! First grade TM is the following Monday!

One of the strategies that can be modeled with Reading and/or Math is a "Think-aloud"

The teacher reads a passage and models how he/she thinks about the story.

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Nurse Rachel's Notes


SPS has many community partners such as Care to Learn, Kid's First, Ozark's Food Harvest, Help Give Hope, Jordan Valley, Tooth Truck, Give a Kid a Smile Day, Trudi's Kids and many others that work together to ensure that the health, hunger and hygiene needs of our students are met. If you have concerns in any of these areas, please contact Mr. Greiner or myself for us to make the appropriate referral. Thanks for always keeping our children's needs a top priority!! And if in doubt, just ask...we can always try.


Call 888-8888 ASAP to schedule your Health Risk Assessment that will be at Portland on Feb. 25th from 6:45 am- 8:15 a.m.

2nd and 3rd Grade Music Performance is being rescheduled

3rd, 4th, and 5th Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Night Feb. 25th from 5pm-6pm

4th and 5th Grade Music Performance- March 3rd @ 6pm

ChromeBook Checkout

If ChromeBooks do not come back (are forgotten) or come back uncharged the student may not take the ChromeBook home for one week.

LEXIA Usage Goal Window of Fame

When your students reach their weekly Lexia reading goals please send them to the office with a buddy (for supervision). Students will get to sign their name to the window of the interior doors with an expo worker. (We will clean the windows weekly)

Upload Your Classroom Photos Please

I have shared a link via Google and in the link below. Any time you take photos of your class please upload them below when you have a chance. We will use all of these photos to upload and share on our hallway tvs, at Panther Pride Assemblies, on Portland's facebook, and for our year book.

The link to our Portland Photos is below.