Myers Moment

December 11th Edition

Safety Updates

  • Everyone at Nesbit should wear a badge and visitors should have a visitor sticker
  • All visitors must check-in at the front office
  • Do not let anyone in the front doors after hours (4:00 or later) who is not escorted by a staff member
  • Teachers with after-school clubs should send students out the front doors to their parents. Parents should not be in the building
  • Students should not be left unsupervised for any reason
  • Teachers should be standing at their door each day to greet students from 7:40 -8:00
  • If you encounter and unknown person please escort them to the lobby or buzz the front office

Things to Do Before Winter Holidays....

  • Complete F & P levels
  • Mid-year data entered on spreadsheet
  • Mid-year DA's completed
  • Trash placed in hallways after holiday parties
  • Unplug and secure all electronic equipment (student laptops, teacher laptop, etc) - these items should be put away out of sight and locked up
  • No bookroom returns or check out after Tuesday, 12/15 until January

3rd, 4th, and 5th grade Student Surveys

Hello 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade teachers,

Students will be taking surveys on their teacher perceptions and school climate next Monday, 12/14, Tuesday, 12/15, and Wednesday, 12/16. Surveys will be administered by Jeanine Jones in the media center computer lab. Ms. Jones is offering teachers a 30-minute" gift of time" during the survey administration. Please see Ms. J. Jones' e-mail for specific information about your scheduled time.

Holiday Parties

Hello Everyone,

We will have holiday parties on Thursday, 12/17 and Friday,12/18. We are not sending an open invitation to parents for holiday parties. One or two parents may attend if they are volunteering in the classroom. All parties should be no more than one hour and from 1:30 - 2:30 with the exception of 3rd grade. If you are ordering food for holiday parties please make sure to streamline your orders through your grade level chair. You will need to place the order and give your grade level chair a labeled envelope with the order, money, name, and contact number of the vendor included. Please have these orders to your grade level chair the day prior to your party. Grade level chairs will turn in all orders to Camilia Davisson by 8:00 am the day of the party. Many grade levels have stated that they will be watching holiday videos on the afternoon of Friday,12/18. Please make sure that these videos support the AKS and are approved by our media center. Teaching and learning are still occurring throughout the final days before break. Please be reminded we will still be conducting formative evaluations prior to the break.

Holiday Parties

12/17 - 2nd-grade, holiday parties from 1:30 - 2:30, 3rd-grade holiday parties from 12:30 - 1:30

12/18 - Kindergarten,1st, 4th, 5th-grade holiday parties from 1:30 - 2:30

Busy Season, Busy Life ... By Jacki Sellmansberger

Of course, all of us know these next 2 weeks are going to fly by! There is so much to be done! I am already tired just thinking of all I have to do before next Monday! But here’s what I want to encourage us all to do in the 15 days we have left before Christmas, every single day, STOP, and TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO JUST COLLECT YOUR THOUGHTS AND FOCUS ON YOURSELF! Sounds a little selfish right now, doesn’t it? But I know for me, I will be better able to give to others, if I give to myself first, the GIFT OF A FEW MINUTES TO BREATHE QUIETLY.

I am really excited about all the activities we have going on next week. So many of you are coming to the STAFF HOLIDAY PARTY…lots of good food, fun, laughter, and fellowship! There will be some great DRAWINGS, as well! YUMMY FOODall week long with all the good snacks! Be sure to check the list for which day your team will be bringing snacks. The SCARF MAN will be back on Wednesday.

Carmencita Martinez (ESOL) had a death in her family last week, and has a young nephew who is seriously ill. Please keep her family in your prayers. Continue to remember Jocelyn Garrison and Cynthia Saffo as they recover. Remember Jason and Chioma Onwubiko in your prayers as they fly to Africa this week for their daughter’s wedding.

Dates to Remember

Please note that the mid-year district assessment window closes Friday, 12/18. The media center will be closed for inventory all week. The book room will be closed after Tuesday, 12/15.

Monday, 12/14

  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade student surveys in the Media Center (see scheduled time)

Tuesday, 12/15

  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade student surveys in the Media Center (see scheduled time)
  • 3:30 -5:00 - Staff Holiday party (Please feel free to leave early if you don't plan to attend)
  • Final day to check out or return books to the book room
Wednesday, 12/16
  • 3rd, 4th, and 5th-grade student surveys in the Media Center (see scheduled time)
  • Literacy NIT during grade level planning
  • F & P data due
Thursday, 12/17
  • Math NIT during grade level planning
  • Holiday Parties - 3rd grade 12:30 - 1:30 & 2nd grade - 1:30 - 2:30

Friday, 12/18

  • Holiday Parties, Kindergarten, 1st, 4th, and 5th grades from 1:30 - 2:30

What would would you change about the world today?

With all the turmoil in the world today, what would you change about the world? Watch the video below to see what others would change about the world.
0-100: Change the World