Prestwood Messenger

November 23, 2015


Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It is the tip-top. No presents. No hoopla. Just family, friends a good meal, and the opportunity to be thankful for the blessings in our lives. I like the saying, "Happy people aren't thankful, thankful people are happy." I hope all of you enjoyed your week off and spent it with special people in your life. I will admit that I have barely thought about school and have not checked email. It was nice. But now I am turning my thoughts towards coming back next week, and I am thankful for the school and staff I work with at Prestwood. We create such a wonderful place for students. I watched a video on curiosity and have been thinking about it quite a bit. I wanted to share it with you. Take a look if you have an extra 10 minutes. It makes me appreciate ways we are fostering curiosity and questioning. Welcome back!
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This Week's Events

Monday, November 30, 2015

3:00 - 4:00 BEST Team Meeting (Room 26)

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

8:30 - 8:50 School Assembly

2:50 - 3:50 SST (Peterson)

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

1:40 - 3:10 Grade Level Collaboration (discuss grade level technology projects)

Thursday, December 3, 2015

2:00 -ish Lock Down Drill

Friday, December 4, 2015

Happy Friday


Interim Smarter Balance Assessments

Thanks to Beth for creating a PowerPoint explaining the interim assessments and how you can access them. The PowerPoint includes narration and will be sent in a separate email.

STAR Assessments

Please have your students take the STAR or Early STAR in the next two weeks. If you have any problems, let me know how I can help.

On the Horizon

11/30-12/11 STAR/EarlySTAR

12/7 District Grade Level Meeting

12/7 Prestwood PTO Meeting

12/10 School Site Council

12/11 Prestwood Winter Fiesta

12/14 Staff Meeting

12/21-1/1 Winter Break (No School)

1/4 ELAC Meeting

1/5 School Assembly

1/7 BEST Training Day (4/5)

1/8 BEST Training Day (2/3)

1/11 BEST Training Day (K/1)

1/11 Staff Meeting

1/4-1/22 District STAR/EarlySTAR

1/25 District Grade Level Meeting

2/5 Math Performance Task

2/8 Staff Meeting

2/22 Staff Meeting

3/7 District Grade Level Meeting

3/7-3/18 STAR/EarlySTAR

4/4 Staff Meeting

4/11 District Grade Level Meeting

4/25 Staff Meeting

5/9 Staff Meeting

5/9-5/20 STAR/EarlySTAR

5/23 Staff Meeting