A School to Emulate

Memorial Elementary Bobcat Bulletin 7-24-15 to 7-28-15

The First Week of School!

The first day of school is finally here! We have been planning and meeting, and then more planning and more meetings! The student arrive on Monday and we need all hands on deck. The start time for Paraprofessionals is 7 am and the start time for Professionals is 7:30 am. The students (and their families) will begin arriving at 7 am. If you are able to get here early it is greatly appreciated. Students (and their families) will wait in the cafeteria or in the gym until they are released at 7:30 am. If it gets too crowded we will send them down a little early so please be ready. Classroom teachers should greet students outside of their classrooms and everyone else should be available to assist throughout the building. Kinder families are invited to walk their children to the classrooms on Tuesday (8/25) as well.

Below are the attendance expectations for the 1st week of school. Use BLACK INK and turn in to Clara in the front office NO LATER THAN 9 am.

8/24 - Use the paper roster and CIRCLE no shows. Sign and date the paper roster.

8/25- 8/27 - Take attendance in Pinnacle as well as use paper roster. CIRCLE no shows. Sign and date the paper roster.

8/28 - Take attendance in Pinnacle ONLY

We will practice campus-wide procedures Monday morning. The schedule is in the Memorial Google folder. Or you can click the link https://docs.google.com/document/d/12akkuPVWA0d4cDfq0AQRBDbYhiI1829euSvSjwioAmg/edit

Remember to make a positive phone call/connection with each parent this week! We want to build a strong partnership with our families.

The cafeteria will be closed to all visitors the 1st two weeks of school. It is important for students to practice routines/procedures, and gain independence. Visitors are invited to celebrate special occasions and eat lunch with their children beginning Tuesday, September 8th.

The Internet "Social Media" Guidelines are now in the Memorial Google folder. Click the link to review the expectations as we determine parent communication throughout the year https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B75ruoMDq8zCfk1EbFdleEplNTc4S2xlazFMSjdtS3c0ektoVUpRc1VDdUFzbmEwaHpzc1E. We are hosting an options 30-minute Bloomz training on Tuesday (8/25) after school for anyone who would like more information.

If you have not already completed your Benefits Enrollment information, please do so. The deadline is quickly approaching. You can access what you need in the Memorial Google folder, or click the link https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/0B75ruoMDq8zCfnJfTWdlRE9qY2RuLU9ySDJoWXdha19Wcm10Rk1OYUs5ci1qR2pmYk1yZm8.

Our Flag Raising Ceremony and Kindergarten Walk is Friday (8/28) at 8:30 am. We begin each year highlighting our purpose as well as welcoming our newest bobcats. Click the link for a TENTATIVE schedule https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-qqCFIMf7yOKihiQLVDmH_89nLtP0HnNhp_R8pqoFh4/edit#heading=h.gjdgxs. Updates will be made as I confirm attendance from our guests.

You will be EXHAUSTED this week! Things will not work out the way you intended. Just understand that it is all a part of the 1st week of school. The good news is...you have 36 more to practice :) Thank you for your hard work and let's begin this year with a BANG!

What's Happening!

8/24 - First Day of Student Attendance!

8/25 - Optional Bloomz Training 3:15 pm

8/26 - Boo Hoo or Yoo Hoo Coffee with the Counselors for Kinder Parents

8/27 - Fall Open House 5-6:30 pm

8/28 - Flag Raising Ceremony 8:30 am

8/29 - YOU DID IT!!!

Happy Birthday

8/25 - Donna

That's HILARIOUS! Send your funnies my way...