Principal Update

Welcome Back Edition 2017

Welcome Back BSE Staff!



This morning I was truly (no joke) filled with an overwhelming enthusiasm and excitement for the work we will engage in the 2nd semester. Seeing each of you furthered my belief that we can accomplish much more than we may actually think is possible this semester. You are an impressive and talented group of educators, more so than any I have ever worked, and I know that if you place your positive energy into every minute of your day, your students will be successful!


I read this early today, from Nelsoney and Welcome the #KidsDeserveIt authors. I think it sums up what we need to focus on this first days back in 2017.


Chapter 8: Leave it in the Car - A message about our responsibility as the adults and orchestrators of instruction.


Kids deserve an excited adult. They need someone who's ready to explore and laugh with them all day - someone who is looking for those magic moments, full of high fives coming down the line with energy radiating all around. Our kids have far more issues to deal with at home than many of us realize. School is their safety net, their safe place, their one true home. They want and NEED us to come to school every day, ready to surround them with love, encouragement, and hope.


Make a true commitment to your students - Leave your problems in your car, take deep breaths, and focus on the positive every day for every child!


I BELIEVE in the BSE organization and will work as efficiently, as humanly possible, to support you fully. Thanks for making the 2nd semester a wonderful one for all of those at BSE.


dk

URGENT ACTION - SCHOLASTIC

All staff need to be sure to set up their Scholastic digital resources account ASAP, if you have not already completed activation process. You will need the code as printed on the periodical edition of Scholastic magazines. Students will need to download Scholastic magazines app. For assistance, please see Mrs. Patrick or a team member who has been using Scholastic digital resources.


http://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/apps

Scholastic Classroom Magazine

Monday, January 2, 2017


I'll be available before and after Megan's PD on Moby Max to help teachers login to Scholastic Classroom Magazines.


This is the one where students need to download the app and use the activation code from print periodical.


http://classroommagazines.scholastic.com/apps


Kristin Patrick

Diving into Databases with Student Research

Through our generous partner, the Hamilton East Public Library, we have access to a fabulous collection of research databases for classroom use.


These databases are perfect for nonfiction writing and project based learning units.


Mrs. Patrick will give a brief overview the databases available and explain how students might use each one.


Thursday, January 5, 8:15-8:45am

Thursday, January 5, 4-4:30pm

Indiana Department of eLearning Book Club

The Indiana Department of eLearning facilitates an online book club each fall, spring, and summer.


The title for Spring 2017 is

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student


I don't participate online (though you can for PGPs!), but I make it a point to read each title. Let me know if you end up reading too so we can discuss!

Kristin Patrick

Library calendar notes

Looking ahead...


Friday, May 5

Last day for student checkout


Wednesday, May 10 to Friday, May 12

Buy One Get One Free Scholastic Book Fair


Week of May 14

Summer Reading Program promotion with Hamilton East Public Library Staff