Staff News... February 8, 2016

Echo Park School of Leadership, Engineering and Technology

Three... Two... One!


Hip Hip... Hooray!

Hip Hip... Hooray!

Hip Hip... Hooray!

Three cheers for the staff and students at Echo Park!

From shortened school days to feed my starving children,

From special guests who cook to special guests who sing,

From picking out prizes to picking out books,

From baby showers to bingo....



1. Responsive Classroom is coming back to Echo Park! As a host site, our school is able to send up to 5 staff members to the 4 day RC 1 training, held Tuesday-Friday, June 14-17th. Click Here for more info about RC. Please let Tina know as soon as possible if you would like to attend!

2. Echo Park would like to send a small team (2-5) to a Teacher Institute at the Science Museum of Minnesota called: Race: Are We So Different? The dates for the institute are either July 25th-29th, or Aug. 1st-5th. If you are passionate about addressing racial disparities in education and would like to participate, please let Tina know by Friday, Feb 12th. There is an application process with a March deadline!


Please join us for an all-staff overview of The Leader in Me!

Friday, February 19th

8:00 a.m.

Echo Park Media Center

Kimberly Sanderson will be joining our school community to give all

staff a brief overview of The Leader in Me. You won't want to miss it!

Unexpected Leadership: Two Sisters Find Hope

This story shows a beautiful partnership that takes place between a school and a home, to help empower two sisters with personal leadership skills that they are now using to discover their potential, help others, and find hope.

Unexpected Leadership: Two Sisters Find Hope

The Leader in Me Staff Book Study

Great News! There are currently two groups of staff gathering together to share thinking and discuss the book The Leader in Me.

Monday- 7:30-8:00

Feb 8th: Chapters 3 and 4

Feb 22nd: Chapters 5, 6, and 7

March 7th: Chapters 8, 9, and 10

Thursday- 4:00-4:30

Feb 18th: Chapters 3, 4, and 5

March 3rd: Chapters 6 and 7

March 10th: Chapters 8, 9, and 10

Even better news! If you would like to be part of a book study but couldn't make it work this time around, we'll be offering another study group after Spring Break!

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Echo Park Elementary School

At Echo Park, we believe in being respectful, safe, responsible and the best that we can be!