Mr. Posick's Friday email

March 11, 2016

Wednesday's assembly- Digital Citizenship

As you probably know, the second Wednesday of every month is a time for me to be with all of the students at an assembly to start the day. This month's topic was Digital Citizenship and here is the link to my presentation. I invited the teachers in, which is abnormal as I like this time with our students to be "just me". I invited them because the topic is so important and so timely. If you've looked at the presentation, you've actually seen more than the students. I spent most of the time talking. I shared personal stories about my connectedness and talked about my digital footprint. But the main topic of my message was being nice, both online and in person, and being an upstander instead of a bystander.

Do you check your child's data usage?

As part of our Wednesday assembly, I also spoke about data usage. I used some personal example. My daughter and mother are on my plan and one month the data usage for each of them, individually, was greater than mine. We had a tutorial about making sure to connect to wifi at home and at school. When was the last time you had this discussion with your child?

#shadowastudent

Last Friday, I was fortunate enough to shadow two students during the school day, JT and Ashley. They were randomly selected after getting emails from students who were interested in having me shadow them. The idea came from a group of principals I am connected with under the hashtag of #principalsinaction. After my experience, I wrote a blog post and thought I would share it with you so here is the link. If you are interested, I'd love to have one of you shadow me for a day.

Quadratic formula skit by our 7th graders

Final third of the year

Today marked the end of the second trimester for our students in 5th and 6th grade. One third of the school year remains. Now is a good time to sit down with your child to set some goals for the rest of the year, and they don't all have to be academic. A "house cleaning" goal is good, too. I'm making goals, too, and one of them is to provide you all with more pictures of what's happening in our school. I'll do my best!

Leaving early for Spring Break?

If you're leaving early for Spring Break, or extending your Spring Break a little longer, please contact Mrs. Emmerich via note or email (emmerichb@merton.k12.wi.us). Thanks in advance for helping us out with this.