Mark's Monday Morning Memo

May 2, 2016

Teacher Appreciation Week

Thank you to all the amazing teachers (and support staff members) I get to work with. You do all these things, and more, everyday to help students become the best they can be. Thank you!
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Students Connecting Through International Service

Ahna Miller, 5th grader in Ms. Green's room, left last Tuesday, April 26th, and returned yesterday after being part of the Students Connecting Through International Service Project's trip to Arizona and Mexico. The photo below is from Thursday, April 28, when the six Osseo 5th graders met their pen pals at the Sopari School in Arizona.
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Flash Mob...Shhhhhhh!

Jill Berg has a great idea. She'd like to organize a flash mob dance for our students after the May 27, 2016, Students Connecting Through International Service Project presentation that morning from 9:15-9:45. Jill would love to have a full complement of Rice Lake staff members be part of the flash mob dance so please consider joining in. Jill will choreograph some very simple dance steps that will accompany a selected song. In the coming weeks, she'll ask for your participation and there may even be a quick, easy practice. Let's keep this surprise a secret for our students!

District 279 Investment in Youth Awards

Thank you to Mrs. Kennedy-Budge, Mrs. Carey, Mrs. Thom, Mrs. Winslow, and Mrs. Hanson who attended the Investment in Youth Awards yesterday to honor Mia Levan and Dennis and Maureen Wavrin. This was such a special event made even more powerful by seeing our honorees being recognized along with so many others across our district. Congratulations again to Mia, Dennis, and Maureen.
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Apex Fun Run Times

Here are the Apex Fun Run times for Friday, May 20, 2016:

9:30-10:00 4 Star Express

10:00-11:00 2nd and 3rd Grades

12:00-1:00 Kindergarten

1:00-2:00 4th and 5th Graders

2:00-3:00 1st Grade