for the week of December 14, 21015
We are also excited that Stacey Girbach will stay on for the remainder of the year. Stacey has been working hard and this will be a seamless transition for her and the students. Stacey will continue as an employee of PESG.
Principal Advisory Notes
December 10, 2015 7:45 – 8:05 a.m.
Attending: Karin Villarreal, Pat Merrill, Ron Tindall, Sharon Haeussler
Senior citizen luncheon went well, 110-120 people attended.
PTO and the office tried to get the info out the best they could. It is thought that most churches let people know, but will check on it. I an idea was suggested to get included on the publicity for Christmas in the Village. Another idea was to have students personally invite people in their neighborhood, etc.
Google form to debrief the day will be sent out by Karin, please make your comments.
The breakdown of jobs seemed to go well. A need for better understanding of where to go in the building and what to show the guests because some kids went too quickly with their tour. Overall the leader jobs went well.
how can we include the building with this event?
Safety Patrol: Karin asked if there would be anyone interested in doing this? Decided at the meeting to leave it to leadership opportunities. We don't really need the safety patrol program. Karin got the info from AAA and we would have to pay to be part of the program. Safety Patrol is not tied into any other grant, etc.
Karin is putting a report together for CIA next week and will be sent it out to everyone to read. Info about what is taking place with The Leader in Me, etc.
Application out there to hire paras for math support. Nothing so far.
Number of copies
We have used a lot of copy paper and 200,000 copies. I want to make sure that this is all credited to the correct account and budgeted for the next school year. I know we have several big ticket copy needs like Read Well and Everyday math. I know that we have several new staff, we made copies of spelling, missing math books, LIM materials, and tons of copies from the office for the beginning of the year.
I DO NOT want to or plan to limit your copies, I want to make sure you can continue to copy. I do ask that you think about the copies you make.
I am asking for two things. First, give your copy code number to Katie. We want to make sure that your copies are going to the correct accounts, especially Special Education. Second, look at the above items mentioned and share with me any other high copy volume items. I want to make a sound budget.
Please make sure that if you are running things for other groups or leadership roles that we have a separate account for these items. The movie night, K-Kids, Foundation, Read Well, or afterschool courses should all have a separate account code starting Monday. Make sure that if you have parents or Paraprofessionals making copies that they are using your code or the appropriate code.
Each copy is roughly 3 cents and color copies are 9 cents.
I know there are issues with the color copier and Tina and I are working on this, and there should be a memo soon.
Subs to call
We have blocked a few people who have come our way. We do try to get new people all the time to try them out, but not many people want to come out this way.
We will be switching to Edu Staff possibly before the end of the year. This is great because we can then have access to other counties around us. They also do a lot of promotions around the state to hire the subs. The downfall of switching is the cost to the subs. They pay a yearly fee to sub, like a licensing fee, and they would need to pay it again this year if they switch. There is also talk of incentives for subs, but nothing is ready yet.
Senior Citizen Luncheon Debrief
These two ladies were invited by their neighbors and plan to return as longs as they can.
I hope you have seen the large poinsettia that came from one of the guests. It was delivered on Thursday.
I know there are some things to tweak with the student leadership roles, but overall the seniors were very impressed with the students. I asked the seniors for ideas to cultivate more attendance, and they had three ideas. One, personal invitation from other seniors or local families. Two, add information to the Christmas in the Village flyers and announcements. Three, send invitations to the retired teachers. Talle Jolliffe has a list of addresses. I hope that everyone in the building fills out the Google Form about the day. We need stars and wishes for the day. I also have information going out the Manchester Mirror as a wrap-up. Kim Clore worked with a few students to make thank you notes for the event. I am hoping to have photos soon from the photographers, remind them to bring their iPad to the office so we can download the photos onto the Google Drive. I have the videos already.
Title I Paraprofessionals and Instructional Paraprofessionsals
I will be at meetings on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. Katie has access to my schedule if you need to see me.
Ricky and Ethan joined me for the movie on Friday. We had more fun that I expected as we watched The Polar Express. It was such a sweet gesture that they wanted to come along.Ricky and Ethan are still saving for the XBox One they so seriously want. I've shared stories of their Pay pal Account and E-Bay sales. They current have sold about $95 of merchandise and only need $205 more for the new system. At their age, they often know what they are getting for Christmas and they know I have purchased several new games for the new system they are working to purchase. What they don't know is that I have secretly purchased the new system. I didn't know how hard it was to keep this secret. Of course now that they think they aren't getting the system they have of course come up with forty other ideas for Christmas. Oh well, we will see if they are truly surprised on December 25th.
The picture is of my burnt toast, that I can not get to change. I refuse to spend one more minute trying to fix it, so please ignore.