Ms. Mac's Memos
Week at a Glance
- Remember to complete all the HR district required forms, they are due on the 31st.
- Ms. Welch's (our new literacy coach) first day
- Ms. Leonard's "Spooktacular Retirement Party" during lunch times in the front office conference room
- No PLCs, enjoy Trick-or-Treating time with your families or an early evening off
- STEAM Day
- Luz coming to do Reading Professional Development (during grade level times)
- Panther Parent University: Helping your child with Math (will be in Media Center form 8:30-9:30)
Professional Development Follow-up:
- Everyone should be collecting data and bringing it to the November 5th Professional Development
- K-2 should be trying a strategy group (Admin team will be doing walkthroughs to see how it is going)
- 3-5 should be trying out the stems and giving the formative assessment (Admin will be doing walkthroughs to see how it is going)
Message from the STEAM Day committee:
Teachers' planning time is when they drop off the students in the gym for the performance. They have an hour of planning. They will be in their rooms the whole day with the exception of the presentation ( their planning), lunch, and recess. Volunteers are coming from United Methodist church with the hopes of every teacher gaining at least one per class. This is not a guarantee. Teachers have been asked to welcome any parents who would like to come volunteer in their child’s classrooms.
Teacher Tip- Feedback for Students
Mac's Monthly Mission...
This is the FINAL week to complete the monthly mission. Please see the details below if you would like to participate.
Your mission, if you choose to accept it is to utilize differentiated math stations (three different times). You have to tweet using- #macsmonthlymission #parkstreetallin and @PSE_Principal showing your students in different math stations (picture or video). Stations must be differentiated (cannot be different worksheets or random activities that are not tied to the standard)
Mission Prize- Entered into a drawing for a free $50.00 gift card to School Box.
Also, if you prefer K-cups, you are welcome to use the Keurig in the conference room, however, please provide your own K cups, or donate a box of K cups every now and again to help refill the supply.
Staff Shout Outs..
1. Mrs. Powell
You are so patient and kind with your students! I have learned so much from working with you!
2. Mrs. Murphy
You have a great Reading rotation established which makes the transition so smooth and easy when pushing in to Reading groups! The students know exactly where to go, who to see, and what to do! Thank you!
3. K, 1st and 2nd grade teachers
Thank you for your excellent Lexia usage! Our kiddos are making progress and it starts with you! We appreciate your support! The ESOL Team
4. Amanda Stalker
Being an amazing Team Leader. Her commitment to positivity is profound and inspirational. She has high expectations, and is not afraid to acknowledge mistakes, and she does so without judgement.
5. Ana Mead
Ana is an amazing teacher. More so, she is an incredible listener and sounding board. She always has time for peer support
6. Tangela Ponders
Generous to a fault. She is patient and loving and makes time to assure all around her are emotionally prepared for each day.
7. Vonda Stanton
Ms. V is freakishly calm, cool, and collected every time I see her. In such a turbulent profession like education, Vonda can always be counted on for consistent awesomeness!
8. Ms. Owens
Ms Owens is always willing to help students and staff in any way, shape, or form humanly possible. She truly cares about our kids success. Not just those on her role, ALL kids. She could mentor veteran teachers on caring.
(she's really pretty too)
9. Cafe workers
Y'all do something I could never do. I would be fired within a week
10. Debra Leonard
Ms. Leonard, thank you for all of your support and guidance over the years to help my students as well as assisting me in becoming a better teacher!
11. Aimee Bryant
Thank you for continuing to find social stories that meet the needs of students.
12. Specials team - Cox and Allen
Thank you both for staying after school to help set up kits for STEAM day! We get things done because we work so well together! So proud to be a part of this team!
13. STEM Comittee
Powell, Mosley, Vogt and Stanton, THANK YOU for your consistency and commitment to STEM this year! I'm so grateful!
14. Tamille, Vogt and STEM committee
Thanks for all of your hard work putting STEAM day together! Can't wait!
15. Audrey Bennett
Letting us use your class for RUOS practice! You rock!
16. Ms. McIntire
Providing us RUOS training! We love Hannah and our time with her is always well spent! :) RUOS gets less scary each time we meet with her!
17. Ms. Bennett
Thank you for teaching the mini-lesson and being the model for the team. It was incredibly BRAVE.