Endeavour Intermediate News

JANUARY 2019

WELCOME TO THE NEW YEAR

- JANUARY 2019 -



December was a busy month for Endeavour Intermediate! We hope that you were able to take some time during the winter break to be with loved ones, relax and rejuvenate.


This past month your teachers spent some time planning and working on our newly adopted English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum, Reach for Reading. Teachers collaborated and prepared lessons that are centered on student engagement, student growth and alignment of district and state standards. The new curriculum has brought our elementary schools a fresh new lens, working with and supporting our districts strategic Goal #1, Academic Excellence. We are looking forward to seeing the outcomes of this hard work with and for our Endeavour students!


Currently, we are in the second year of our adopted Math curriculum, Bridges 2. Our teachers have also continued the important work that goes along with implementing "new" curriculum. Teachers have spent their Late Start Mondays (LSM) on refining the previous years work on this important math content, along with splitting this time on ELA content and collaboration. We were also able to celebrate math with another fun night at our district building, playing math games, eating pizza and learning as a family how to play with math. It was such a fantastic evening!


We also had some fun family events such as our annual Family Portrait Night! Families were able to visit our school gym, meet Santa, create a variety of arts and crafts and of course eat LOTS and LOTS of sugar. Fun was had celebrating with our community and Santa!


Our PBIS 100's Chart was filled AGAIN! Students do this by turning in their Explorer tickets that eventually fill our buildings 100's chart. Once this chart has been filled, we do a school wide celebration. We celebrated with a Pajama Day and also had a bonus celebration for our door decorating contest. Mr. Neufeld was our guest visitor, who played holiday melodies with his violin, as I handed out 600+ candy canes! Our classroom doors were so AMAZING, we couldn't just pick one, so EVERYONE received a special treat!


Thank you to our PTO for supporting our staff and students, along with feeding them lots of yummy meals and treats. If you are interested in finding ways to support our school or just simply want to know what's happening, stop in and visit our next PTO meeting, January 8th @ Uptown Koffee & Koffee @ 6:30 pm.


Finally, we ended our last day together for the month of December with a school wide sing a long! Mr. Adams, Mr. Neufeld, Mr. Krotzer, Mr. McCarrey and several of Mr. Adams musician friends led our school with one of the BEST sing a longs in town. You should have heard the students squeal with excitement as our staff amazed us with their musical talents!


As always, we appreciate teaming with each and everyone of you. Please don't hesitate to contact us at any time. Open communication is key to establishing great partnerships with our families and community!


Your Principal,

Amy Mittelstaedt


WE HAVE AN AMAZING COMMUNITY & DISTRICT!

212 CHILDREN WERE ABLE TO HAVE

A BLESSED HOLIDAY BECAUSE OF ALL YOUR GENEROUS DONATIONS AND SUPPORT!

THANK YOU!!!

Upcoming Events:

JANUARY 3RD:

  • Back to School!

JANUARY 7TH:

  • Late Start Monday

JANUARY 8TH:

  • TapRoot Theatre Presentation - Anti-Bullying Assemblies
  • PTO Meeting @ Uptown Koffee & Kafe from 6:30-7:30

JANUARY 14TH:

  • Late Start Monday

JANUARY 18TH:

  • Early Release Day @ 12:00
  • MLK Assembly

JANUARY 21ST:

  • MLK DAY - NO SCHOOL

JANUARY 28TH:

  • NO SCHOOL - TEACHER PLANNING DAY

JANUARY 31ST:

  • PBIS ASSEMBLIES - CHARACTER TRAIT RESPECT
  • SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY SHOWCASE @ Columbia Jr. High from 6:00-8:00 (See Attachment Below and/or speak w/ your classroom teacher about details!)

If you are interested in having your child participate in the District Science and Technology Showcase, please check out this link below. If you have specific questions, please ask your child's teacher. It will be held on January 31st from 6-8 PM at Columbia Junior High.