Myers Moment

January 15 edition

Pursing Excellence: Vision 20/20

Nesbit Elementary will be a high performing school where students, staff, and the community work collaboratively to create an environment where students are critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students will pursue excellence in all academic areas and develop essential skills that prepare them for college and careers. Students, staff, and the community of Nesbit Elementary will be committed to the belief that we are continuous learners and that failure is not an option. Teaching and learning with rigor and passion is our core business.

Desires of the Heart

A Desires of the Heart form will be placed in your box today. This information will help us as we begin to plan for next year. Please understand that preferences are not guaranteed, but will be considered. I truly have an interest in what your heart desires. ALL STAFF MEMBERS ARE REQUESTED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM AND RETURN IT TO TRACYE JONES BY Friday, January 27th.

CCRPI Staff Survey - Georgia School Personnel Survey

In order for Nesbit to receive the School Climate Star Rating on the CCRPI, at least, 75% of our staff must participate in the survey. Last year, we received 4 out of 5 stars ( GREAT JOB!!!!). The GA School Personnel survey is part of the state CCRPI (College Career Reading Performance Index) which serves as our state school report card.

The link for staff members to use to access this survey is:

Math/ Science Night

Please come out and support Math/Science night. We will have student performances, the science fair, and fun learning activities for students and parents. We need your support to make this night a success. Math/Science night is Thursday, January 21 from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Click the link below to see the Math/Science Night commercial:

The Answer is No by Jacki Sellmansberger

“If you don’t ask, the answer is always no!” I came across this thought this week in something I had written several years ago. It reminded me of my intentions to start this year off right by being very intentional about my actions. The other part of this thought was, “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.”

All of these thoughts together sum up how I want to think, as I move ahead this year. I don’t want to just wish I could change something, but I want to take steps to be the change. I want to be bold in my words and my thoughts, but temper those words with kindness and respect. I want to be known as one who “leaves nothing on the table” because I was afraid to ask. And for me, this includes my spiritual requests. I want to ask boldly for direction and wisdom, as I move forward.

Continue to keep Laura Sciacca in your thoughts and prayers. I know she would appreciate a few words of encouragement, as she focuses on returning to health. Cynthia Saffo is continuing to get stronger after her stroke.

Dates to Remember

Monday, 1/18

  • MLK Day - No School

Tuesday, 1/19

  • 3:15-4:30-IFT meetings/ Collaborative Planning
Wednesday, 1/20

  • Technology NIT during planning in the Profesional Development Room
  • 5:00-Junior Beta Club Induction

Thursday, 1/21

  • Literacy NIT during planning
  • 2:00-Pep Rally 2nd & 3rd grade in Mr. Cameron's Gym ( 1st and 3rd-grade switch specials times)
  • 3:30-6:30 - TALC Class in the Professional Development Room
  • 5:30-7:00-Math/ Science Night

Friday, 1/22

  • 2:00-Pep Rally 4th & 5th grade in Mr. Cameron's Gym

Our Deepest Fear by Marianne Williamson

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”