Mrs. Mayer's Monday Morning Memo

February 8, 2016


Teach Like a Pirate

During the Principal Institute, last week, I was able to listen to Dave Burgess, talk about "Teach Like a Pirate." Each week, I will be adding one of his tips from another book called "P is for Pirate: Inspirational ABC's for Educators."

Here is this weeks tip:

A is for Amazing- Rough and constantly shifting educational seas make it easy to get thrown off course. Our guiding principles anchor us. We would be hard pressed to find more secure anchors than these:

EVERY CHILD can learn.

EVERY CHILD possesses enormous potential just waiting to be unlocked.

EVERY CHILD will rise or fall to the level of our expectations.

Empower each student to reach for greatness. Don't settle for anything less.

Burgess, Dave, Shelley Burgess, and Genesis M. Kohler. P Is for Pirate: Inspirational ABC's for Educators. San Diego: Dave Burgess Consulting, 2014.

Staff Development

February 16th, Staff Development is quickly approaching. Things you can look forward to are PLC's, Grade Level/HMH, and MCA training, (if it applies to you.)


Conferences: If you have questions or concerns about conferences, please let me know.

National Random Acts of Kindness Day is February 17th. Watch for details, soon!! I would like to start a "Snow Ball Fight," of kindness!!


* Please keep Jessie Wattenhofer, along with her husband Luke and daughter Annabelle in your prayers.

Happy Birthday- February

3rd- Nichole W.

7th- Angie

14th- Cat

19th- Nichole H.

20th- Nick

Mayer's Out and About Days, this week

I will be out and about on Tuesday, Wednesday morning and Friday. I will be out of the building, at a meeting at Freshwater, on Thursday.


If you have anything you think I should add to the Monday Memo, please let me know by Friday of the week before.