Week of April 21-25, 2014

14/15 Staffing Updates

Not Returning

Debbie Campbell- Debbie & her husband will be moving to Athens, GA to enjoy more time with their children and grandchildren.

Allison Harp- Allison will be at stay at home mom.

I am increasing 4th grade to 8 classes. This will reduce the class size in this grade level which has been a need for several years.


Dr. Melinda Horton will return to Arcado as a 2nd grade teacher.

I will be interviewing next week for the openings we currently have in K, 3, & 4.

After teacher positions are filled I will begin interviewing for an AP.

Jose is a "Yes I Can!" kind of guy!!!

The Yes I Can Award honors children and youth with exceptionalities who shine. The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) has recognized the accomplishments of thousands of students since the program started in 1982. One of our Arcado students, Jose Edmonds, was nominated this year by his teacher, Dr. Janie Avant. We are so proud to be able to share that Jose was honored as an award winner at the 2014 Yes I Can Awards ceremony in Philadelphia on April 11th in the area of academics.

Jose, 10, is enjoying learning to read and write using an augmentative and alternative communication device and continues to improve his communication skills using speech and sign language. A class leader who loves reading and entertaining his classmates, Jose amazes his teachers with his will to understand, learn and communicate.

Noah Christopher Harp

EOY Class Party Dates

Dates for EOY have been determined. Please communicate with your room parent.

Monday, 5/19- Kindergarten & 1st grade

Tuesday, 5/20- 2nd & 3rd grade

Wednesday, 5/21- 4th grade (no parties between 8:30-10:00AM due to Student Leader of the Month Celebration

Thursday, 5/22- 5th grade

This information is being sent in this week's The Keys to Learning to parents.

Ticket Out The Door for Friday, May 23

As you prepare for the end of the school year please know that the following tasks are your TOTD for the post planning day:

  1. RBES Results & Conclusions
  2. Fountas & Pinnel EOY Reading Assessment Scripts turned in to Ms. Young


A memorandum from Dr. Patterson, Associate Superintendent, has been placed in your mailbox for your review. Changes in testing are taking place in the next two years.

Summer Staff Development

Registration ends Friday, April 25. Register through the PD&E Tool and sign up outside Ms. Young's office.
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Earth Week April 21-25

Scholastic has excellent resources to celebrate Earth Week.