Millbrook Elementary Staff Notes

Week of May 16-20, 2016

Thought For the Week

We do not have to accept the world as we find it. And we have a responsibility to leave our world a better place and never walk by on the other side of injustice. ~Ed Miliband

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Consideration for Retention Process

If you plan to recommend a student be considered for retention for 2016-17, please complete the following document and return it to Jamee no later than Friday, May 20:

The admin team will review all recommendations and will contact parents regarding the final decision. We will also let you know the outcome by June 1 so you can include that information on final report cards.

Logistical Updates

*On Monday, 5/16, the server will be DOWN due to the upgrade. Please plan accordingly - you will not be able to access MCLASS.

*Reminder - Reflective PLTs and forward planning:

2nd Grade - May 18

3rd Grade - May 19

4th Grade - May 17

*Here is the link for the end of year procedures:
Please complete the end of school exit checklist by June 10th and adhere to the dates and guidelines so we can have a smooth close of the school year! Thank you. Contact Abby Benson with any questions.

*Please note that the staff Google calendar is constantly updated with the most recent events FYI - if you have questions, be sure to check the calendar.
*LOOKING AHEAD: We will use a collaborative process to create class lists for 2016-17 on Friday, June 10 (Protected teacher workday). The schedule is posted on the Google calendar. NOTE: We will need CCR and ESL representation at the appropriate grade level meetings to work toward a stronger inclusion model for next year. Contact Jamee with any questions.

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Schedule of Events

Monday, 5/16: Field Day! Bag lunches in classrooms (refer to lunch schedule from Kelly Combs); K PLT 1:30 - 3:30 (Instructional assistants will cover beginning at 1:30); SIP Meeting, 3-4:15 (Media Center); Server Upgrade (all day)

Tuesday, 5/17: B Day; EOG Proctor Training, 8-9 AM (Room 101); Makeup Test Administrator Training, 9-10 AM (Room 101); 4th PLT, 1:30 - 3:30

Wednesday, 5/18: C Day; 2nd PLT, 1:30 - 3:30; EOG Accommodation Training/Proctor Training, 2:45 - 3:45 (Room 101)

Thursday, 5/19: D Day; EOG Proctor Training, 8-9 AM (Room 101); 3rd PLT, 1:30 - 3:30; Kindergarten Open House, 3:00

Friday, 5/20: E Day; Parent Event/Coffee Chat - Cyber Safety Presentation, 7:30 - 8:30 AM (Media Center); 1st PLT, 1:30 - 3:30

Learning Corner

This blog is written by one of my former teachers - it has a great collection of engaging, fun end of year learning experiences! Check it out :)

This Week's Inspiration

Never, ever give up :)
Never, Ever Give Up. Arthur's Inspirational Transformation!