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Zitzman 411

What's Happening This Week:

Monday: No Letter Day. Dr. Sladek @ ZE. Field Day!

Tuesday: D Day. Dr. Sladek @ ZE. No PLC's. Zitzman Kindergarten Graduation @ 9:15am.

Wednesday: A Day. Dr. Sladek @ CE. Kindergarten Field Trip @ 9:00am. 5th Grade Dare Graduation @ 9:15am. MVR3 Board Mtg @ 6:00PM. No Action Team Meeting.

Thursday: B Day. Dr. Sladek @ ZE. No Lighthouse Meeting. Students dismiss @ 1:10pm. Last Day of 17-18 School Year!

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Counselor's Corner:

  1. Retention information is due to Ketina and Amy by end of day on 5/17.
  2. Please forward any students that you would like to monitor through RtI to me so I can add to the list for the BOY next year by 5/17.
  3. Counseling classes will take place on 5/15 & 5/16 only due to field day and last day.


Attached is an electronic version of the field day packet for quick access if needed:
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EOY Checklist

Attached is a copy of the EOY Checklist for you to reference as needed:

Fun Project to Try...

Perhaps you want to hold off on this week's exercise, but it's certainly something that's on every student's mind: How should they spend their time during summer vacation? Students will have the chance to consider all of the options--camps, sports, summer jobs, volunteering, family vacations, etc. Then they'll decide on the best way (if it was left up to them) to spend the three months "off" they get during the best part of the year!

Here's a link to this exercise: http://www.pblproject.com/page.aspx?pageid=PBL-ww-Summer

Thank You.

Sometimes we forget the impact that we have as teachers.

Schools are busy places, and teachers are busy people, so it’s not surprising that sometimes we miss out on chances to stop and reflect upon the influence that we have over the young people in our care.

Often, it’s the little conversations, the easily-forgotten asides, the friendly smile or brief compliment that mean the most to young people – and while we might forget them by the time it comes to write the next report or plan the next lesson, those words can remain with a young person for a very long time, shaping their personality and their thoughts.

So, thank you to all the teachers out there.

Thank you to the teachers reading this that are feeling that warm restoration in their chests because they know they are making a difference in this world. Thank you for molding young minds. Thank you for overcoming the daily struggles of a complicated education system, and still dedicating yourselves to achieving as much as possible for your students. Thank you for patience. Thank you for the kindness you show day in and day out. Thank you for the guidance you give as students are learning to grow. Thank you for swallowing every negative generalization people may make about teachers, and knowing in your hearts that what you accomplish in school is worth it all and then some. Thank you for giving all students the confidence and courage to follow their dreams. Even on the difficult days, remember that you are never forgotten.

You are the Game Changer.

Have a great Summer '18.