The Weekly Spur

Week Sixteen: December 14-December 18, 2015

Candy canes and Christmas Cards?

What does the Candy cane represent? Recent explanations of the candy cane’s symbolism hold that the color white represents Christ’s purity, the red the blood he shed, and the presence of three red stripes the Holy Trinity. While factual evidence for these notions does not exist, they have become increasingly common and at times are even represented as fact.

Why do we send Christmas cards? A form of Christmas card began in England first when young boys practiced their writing skills by creating Christmas greetings for their parents, but it is Sir Henry Cole who is credited with creating the first real Christmas card.

Word of the week, Quote & Call back:

W.O.W. – Curiosity: desire to learn, to explore, to investigate

Quote: “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” By Albert Einstein

Call Back: Merry….Christmas!

What's on tap this week?

Don't forget your Thank You's for Thank You Thursday!

Monday, Dec. 14 -

Tuesday, Dec. 15-

Wednesday, Dec. 16 - Administration Holiday Open House 9:00-4:00 in the board room

Thursday, Dec. 17 - PV Band performs for 5th grade 8:00-9:00; PLC meetings, Faculty Luncheon

Friday, Dec. 18 - Holiday Sing a Long after InSPURations, Holiday Parties 10:30-11:30, Early Release 11:40

Happy Birthday to You!

Tuesday, Dec. 15 - Linda Fargo

Friday, Dec. 18 - Lisa Bryant

Saturday, Dec. 19 - Laura Martin

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A look ahead...

December 21-January 3 Holiday Break!!

Monday, Jan. 4 - Back to school

Wednesday, Jan. 6 - Vertical Teams

Thursday, Jan. 7 - Thank you Thursday, PLC meetings, PTA General Meeting 6:00pm

Monday, Jan. 11 - SLT Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 13 - Faculty Meeting

Thursday, Jan. 14 - Thank you Thursday, Spelling Bee, 5th Grade Spinal Screenings

Friday, Jan. 15 - end of 2nd Nine Weeks and First Semester, Early Release 11:40, Staff Development

Pictures for the Yearbook - please share!

The PTA is in need of pictures that you have been taking this year.

Here is the info for uploading pictures to eshare. If you have a flash drive and/or memory card, Jennifer Andrews can take those as well... So far they need pictures from meet the teacher all the way through Christmas parties.

You can also upload your pictures to eShare or use the HJeShare app!

The eShare code is CSESpurs. In the next week, PTA will be pulling pictures and designing pages and would love to have your pictures to choose from, too

PTA Information:

*PTA has created a BOX TOP GARDEN. Depending on how many box tops you have turned in depends on how many petals are on your flower. The first petal represents 25 or less box tops and every petal after represents 10 boxtops. **Just a reminder, SPED will be picking up your box top envelope every Friday, not PTA. **

*If you have any pictures from your classroom that can be shared, please send them to Crystal Barnhill or Jill Wagenknecht. We will forward them to the yearbook committee. Thank you in advance!

Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources

Here is a link for an interesting article entitled:

"Let’s Write! 20+ Ideas & Resources"

http://www.techlearning.com/blogentry/10018