October 16th Edition
Last week at principal's meeting I was told that we would have GA Milestones results this week. I have not received any results. Once the results come in I will meet with grade level teams to look at our school-wide data. Schools have been advised not to share individual student scores until mid-November.
Gradual Release of Responsibility Instructional Model
Bus Driver Appreciation Day
The following teachers had the most teacher eClass usage:
- Jamye Royster
- Juso Jakupovic
- Stephanie Colbert
- Taqullia Thomas
- Keith Higgins
Read for the Record & Literacy Night
Retirements : Celebrate Good Times...Come On
“Just Say Thank-You!” by Jacki Sellmansberger
I was touched deeply this week by at least 3 people that showed appreciation for something I had said or done. It was just a simple “thank-you,” or an acknowledgement of something I had said that had encouraged them, but it was refreshing for me to know that someone appreciated my efforts. You know we go through our day doing what we think is good, or helpful, or encouraging, and we seldom hear an encouraging word about our choices. This was an excellent reminder for me to let people know I do notice their hard work. I recognize when they wait a minute at the door in the morning, so I don’t have to “dig” for my key. I appreciate their sharing some new idea they have tried with their class successfully. And I appreciate when someone leaves a note or a sweet treat on my desk to encourage me as I deal with some personal struggle. It’s because of things like this that I have stayed on the job for as long as I have. Those simple acknowledgements of my efforts, those encouraging notes, those sweet treats have helped me hang in there when I really wanted to give it up! It doesn’t come naturally to everyone to be an encourager, but we can all make the effort. It’s easy to get so focused on our own lives, we don’t notice others around us. Try to look beyond yourself just once a day and see who could use an encouraging word. It made a difference for me this week!
And going along with this idea, a BIG THANK-YOU to all the ADMIN TEAM who work tirelessly to help Nesbit become a leader in our county. As our leaders, our bosses, and our examples, we appreciate all you do! Happy Bosses’ Day!
Congratulations to Brittney Thornburry on her wedding this past week-end! Continue to keep Jocelyn Garrison in your thoughts and prayers, as well as Kim Pozerelli. Have a great weekend and don’t forget to just say thank-you!
Dates to Remember
- Bus Driver Appreciation Day
- 3:15 - 4:30 IFT meetings ( grade level leader's classroom)
- Literacy NIT during planning
- Math NIT during planning
- Literacy Night
- Report cards go home
- 10:50 - 11:15 - Chat & Chew with Ladies to Bee
Meaningful Teaching Quotes
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” - William A. Ward
“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.” - Maya Angelou
“What the teacher is, is more important than what he teaches.” - Karl Menninger
“One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feelings. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.” - Carl Jung
“The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called ‘truth.’” - Dan Rather
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” - Henry Adams