Creasy Connection

December 9, 2015

Mid-Week Update

  • Glad student pictures arrived and went home today. Mrs. Mikesell will send you a picture retake schedule tomorrow for Friday.
  • Let's Sing is happening, songs chosen, arrangement in the works, rehearsing on Monday after school. Meet in Brown's room.
  • The Tree of Giving is in place in the school office if you would like to help a family with holiday gift needs. We have a great tree and playful menorah in the office, if you have another symbol of the holiday season to share let us know.
  • Hope you read through the Eagle Entries sent last night. It has information on several school related topics that will be on interest to you as well - lice, recruitment of parent tutors, etc.
  • Kinder and 1st grade classes, Tech Tubs for coming Chromebooks are here. So that we are prepared when the devices arrive, Allie and JoEllen will be getting them ready and delivered to you. Consider where you will want to have them in your class? Might be a good idea to check out a couple of 2nd grade classes - most have them mounted to tables or in a cabinet with a power outlet.
  • Revised update of the SIP plan has been submitted for review. Check with your SIT rep if you would like to see it. They have shared Google access to it. Once we get final feedback we will post it on the school website.

Principal Passage...


Admin Meetings
Principal Lunches in January

Sure hope your Thanksgiving holiday has been a time of respite and memorable. It simply flew by for me. We have three weeks before the winter break with many things to accomplish! I think I just heard the starter pistol go off...and we are off to the races.

Rebecca Craps soon to be published educator - so proud! Mrs. Craps wrote an article to be published in National Council for the Social Studies publications. The article will appear in the September/October vol. 29, no. 1 issue of Social Studies and the Young Learner titled "Teaching with Primary Sources." Way to go Mrs. Craps!

Let's sing is coming together. We had 14 positive responses! The most popular day to practice is Monday. Let's have a brief meeting tomorrow, 11/30 after school starting in Charlotte Brown's room. Come if you can. Not too late to join here.

Picture Retakes CHANGE will be on Friday, December 4th - more details below. Hoping that first pictures arrive for Tuesday packets.

I'll be sending out an Eagle Entries newsletter to parents on Monday. If you have suggestions for parent information - please let me know.

Calendar Links


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December Calendar

  • 12/1 1st Grade Planning Day
  • 12/2 Staff Meeting - Raz Kids Webinar
  • 12/3 PTA General Meeting 6:00
  • 12/3 Winter Program - 4th Graders & Chorus
  • 12/4 Picture Retakes
  • 12/5 Wheel Power performs in WS Jaycees Parade 5:00
  • 12/9 Parent Tutor Training
  • 12/10 Login to WES Online Subscriptions 5;45pm
  • 12/14 Deadline to nominate CEY candidate
  • 12/15 Progress Reports
  • 12/15 Hanes MS band to perform - 5th graders
  • 12/16 #3 Haiku Training
  • 12/16 Vote for TOY (Deadline to submit 12/18)
  • 12/18 Last Day of School before Winter Break
  • 1/4 Students Return to School from Winter Break

A few more items...

  • NEW - Eagle Scout project underway near the herb garden on the kindergarten lawn. Benches are not set - do not let students on them yet.
  • Set creation is underway for the 4th grade performance on 12/3 so use of the stage is restricted until after the performance.
  • Emergency Sub Plans should be on file with Mrs. Mikesell or their location in your room listed with her.
  • Please copy me on your classroom newsletters either via email or on paper. This should be at least bi-weekly or weekly if you wish.