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It's January...2016...let's do this!

A blank calendar. A fresh start.

It’s the perfect time to evaluate where you’ve been, where you’re at, and where you’re going. It’s a time for us to bring back that September enthusiasm, relentless joy, and excitement for what we get to do as Whitt Wolves.

This month, I encourage you to look at what’s worked, what hasn’t, and what your heart truly desires in this moment. Maybe you’ve been skimping on self-care and establishing a new routine that encourages you to think of you is what you need. Maybe you’ve been so wrapped up in work that you've forgotten how important what you do really is. Call a friend you haven’t checked in on in a while. Evaluate what you’ve accomplished this year so far, and how you want to feel by the time the clock strikes the end of this school year in June.

There will be challenges in the coming months, of course, and the stress of this semester will bring all kinds of highs and lows. But if we shift our perspective to refocus our minds, refresh our hearts, and renew our commitments, there’s no telling what kind of miracles the rest of this year has in store. Pick out your outfit, grab your backpack, and let’s get take this semester's journey together. That's what our Wednesday staff meetings are going to focus on...purpose & positivity.

January Assessments

January 11-15 is an action packed week... you have your writing samples to collect, & every grade level has an assessment or a DPA. (PLC leaders, these results will need to be added to the PLC calendar here. We'll need to add that to the RTI talks that day.

PLC leaders & team have a book in your mailbox, along with our action reading plan. :)

Tech talk: what will this semester look like?

  • Active and purposeful team planning with activity integration
  • Strategic activities based on assessment results
  • Small group focus
  • A digital technology fair
  • More sharing vertically
  • Teachers leading our monthly trainings
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Patty's Pontifications

Happy Birthday to YOU!

Jan. 8 Michelle Frame

Jan. 14 Lynzee Benoit

Jan. 20 Sarah Filip

Jan. 29 Shawnell Bradshaw

Jan. 31 Dewawn Wiest

Calendar Comings

Jan. 4- Welcome back!

Jan. 5- PTA board mtng 7pm,

Jan. 6- PLC (TH here) staff meeting 3:00-3:30

Jan. 7- TOY announced

Jan. 8- Teddi is here (schedule from Dec date)