Staff Weekly Update

For the Week of November 16th, 2015

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WOW! This is going to be a busy week! Stock up on an extra dose of Wheaties, coffee, or whatever you take in order to keep you going!!!!

Regardless, we will all get through it and thankfully, our Thanksgiving Break is on the horizon! :-)

In honor of just how busy we all are - I will keep our Staff Weekly Update short and sweet!

Also, due to the two day week next week, there will be NO Staff Weekly Update for the week of November 23rd. Instead, the next one will be for the week of November 30th.

Meet Senna! She was born with multiple, life-threatening food allergies and asthma, which she now loves to teach others about dealing with in a positive way. Take 5 Minutes to View This incredible Ted Talk! It's sure to make you smile!

One more thought . . . it's also a great video to show other students in order to discuss their public speaking skills for when they have to present projects! This makes me think of Specialty Fair, Insect Expo, Famous Hoosiers, etc . . .
Lemons to lemonade | Senna | TEDxEncinitas

ZCS 2015-2016 District Priorities

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PTO Notes from November Meeting


  • Final amount raised = $20,700!!!! HOORAY! Our goal was met.

Ladies & Lil' Gents Dance

  • This is our next PTO event, formerly known as the Mother & Son Dance
  • It will be this Friday, November 13th from 6:30 - 8:30 PM.
  • There will be a DJ, games, popsicles, popcorn, and water
  • There will also be a Giant Slide!
  • Martha will attend this event for supervision and support

Reminders & Additional Information

  • 11/9 - 11/13 - PTO Food Drive starts THIS week! They have a high need for individually packed items that children can open on their own.
  • 12/11 - Dessert Dive in Staff Lounge
  • 12/18 - SGE Pacers Night - organized by Steve Strecker. Forms are due this Friday, 11/13.
  • PTO Scrip forms were due this past Friday - they may extend the date!
  • Planning and fun ideas are underway for the Silent Auction! Mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 27th @ The Cardinal Room!!!

Future PTO Dates & Times

  • December 2015 - NO meeting
  • Thursdays - January 7th, February 4th, March 3rd, April 7th - 3:45PM in Room #127 and childcare will also be provided.
  • May 2016 - NO meeting

Last but not least . . . PTO approved a Fall Enrichment Grant for $15,000!!! Email will be sent out soon regarding getting input for this fund.

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ABM Desk Cleaning Schedule:

  • Remember, on desk cleaning days student chairs are left down.

  • On all other days, please have student chairs up on top of their desks

  • Mondays: Preschool & Art

    Tuesdays: Kindergarten

    Wednesdays: 1st Gr. and 3rd Gr.

    Thursdays: 2nd Gr. and 4th Gr.

Alison Maxey is SGE's new webmaster & Social Media liaison! - So what exactly does this mean??!! First, she will be in charge of our web page now that Breanne Tisch is at UE. However, she will ALSO be in charge of our Facebook & Twitter account. Don't be surprised if she attends special school events in order to get pictures or even a brief statement from you. Also, if you have a special event coming up that you'd like to showcase - let Alison know! She will be happy to come by and take a quick picture to tweet out & post on FB. Thank you, Alison!

Important Message Regarding Storage Spaces

If you have any items you need to save and you absolutely cannot keep it in your classroom, please know that it CANNOT be stored in the following two areas:

  • boiler room/mechanical room downstairs near the custodial office
  • upstairs in the air handler room/mechanical room near the elevator.

The item(s) could be anything from boxes, shelving units, furniture, bulletin boards, etc.

If you have something you need to store in the building and it cannot be stored in your classroom or planning room, please speak with Alison, Martha, or Connie for an appropriate and approved location.

We must be compliant with rules set by the fire marshall. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation!


Friends, we are running low on K-cups, as you can probably tell! If you'd like to donate some for our K-cup holder, we would greatly appreciate it, but please don't feel obligated. You are welcome to continue to bring your own.

The office staff will be asking parents for K-cups on our "holiday wish list" and we will also add this item to our Staff "Favorites" List during the week of Teacher/Staff Appreciation Week. As they are gifted to us, we will be happy to donate them to our K-cup holder to share with everyone!

2015-2016 SGE & PTO CALENDAR

Please refer to the second Smore email right after the Staff Weekly Update has been sent out. This email will soon have our entire 2015-2016 Calendar of Events for SGE & PTO!

Please read the information on the "Smore SGE Calendar" for further details. Thanks!

Here are our beautiful birthday friends for November!

*If you are NEW and we do not have your birthdate, please email Alison so we can recognize you on your special day! Thank you!*


9 - Cindy McKinney (SO sorry your name was accidentally left off for the first two weeks!!!)

13 - Hailey Twitty

21 - Melissa Rent

23 - Deb Milam

2015-2016 Lifelines

August - Cooperation

September - Respect

October - Flexibility

November - Gratitude

December - Generosity

January - Responsibility

February - Friendship

March - Perseverance

April - Self-Control

May - Integrity