Statesville Road Elementary's Weekly Newsletter

Principal's Point to Ponder

"Custodians of the Culture"

In class this past Saturday, I learned one of the mantras of the Compass Group Corporation. The mantra is that "Everyone is a custodian of the culture." How true this statement is! As we begin this new school year, we know that we have laid the groundwork to strategically address our school's culture....both the student culture and the staff culture. We have worked on the relationships among our whole staff and within teams. We have developed a new and improved school wide discipline plan. We have committed to following the expectations in our staff handbook. We have beautified our campus and our classrooms, and we have adopted a school wide character development curriculum. Whew! But, why are we doing all of these things? We are doing these things so that we can create the optimal learning environment for our students. After all, student learning is our top priority. So, as you cross the threshold of Statesville Road's door on Monday morning, remember that the adults in our building shape the school's culture. Therefore, each one of us is personally responsible and a custodian of the culture. So, do your job as a custodian well this year and be awed as Success Takes Flight!!

What's Happening This Week?

General Reminders
  1. Classroom Teachers: Please eat with your class for the first two weeks of school. Duty free lunch will begin on Monday, September 9th.
  2. Be sure you know how each student is getting home by 12:00 noon each day this week. We will support you with making any necessary phone calls if you do not know how your students are getting home by 12:00 noon.
  3. Classroom Teachers: Turn in your dismissal roster to the front office every day this week when you come off of the bus lot. Your roster will be in your box the next morning.
  4. Sign in on the staff roster in the front office each day.
  5. Staff reports to work at 7:15am.
  6. Certified Staff: Please refer to email sent on Friday, August 23rd with date and time for your grade level's Teacher Evaluation training. This training will be held in the computer lab.

Monday, August 26, 2013

  • First Day of School!
  • Focus on building relationships and teaching procedures today :)
  • Send all forms, letters, information, and blue cards that were placed in your boxes home with students today.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

  • Lungarini @ Testing Coordinator Training (all day)
  • Special Area Classes and grade level planning blocks begin today. Planning will be held in the book room in the back of the Media Center. Please follow the master schedule.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • 10:00 Third Grade Assembly (multi-purpose room)
  • 10:30 Fourth Grade Assembly (multi-purpose room)
  • 11:00 Fifth Grade Assembly (multi-purpose room)
  • 3:30 STAFF MEETING (media center) [Agenda Items: Project Lift Community Engagement Team presentation, Nuts and Bolts, DDI - time provided for teams to work on common assessments for the first unit.]

Thursday, August 29, 2013

  • 9:00 First Grade Assembly (multi-purpose room)
  • 9:30 Second Grade Assembly (multi-purpose room)

Friday, August 30, 2013

  • made it through the first week and you made a difference in the life of a child!