February 3rd - 14th

Tim's Place

I just LOVE this video. It reminds me why we do what we do and just how lucky our 5th and 6th graders are to be in a place like Lineville where we value every student.
Tim's Place Albuquerque: Service With A Smile | You've Got

Informal Leave Sign Out

Most of you have been using this form, which is located on the Wiki page, to sign out when taking informal leave (THANK YOU!). If you have not been signing out for informal leave, please do so! The link is: http://linevillestaff.wikispaces.com/Informal+Leave

Staff Meeting

Here is a link to the agenda for our staff meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12th: FEBRUARY STAFF MEETING AGENDA. Please be sure to bring your laptops to the meeting as we will be pulling some data from PowerSchool. I also ask that you complete the PD Sign up form on the agenda by the end of the day on Monday so we can plan accordingly for the attendance and for the team building activity. Thanks!


The following Frameworks courses will be offered this summer through CESA 7. If you are interested, please let me know! There will also be some classes offered this summer through the HSSD Learning Academy, so stay tuned for more information on that as well.

June 16-19.............Sevastopol K-2 & 3-5

June 23-27.............De Pere K-2, 3-5, & 6-8

July 28-August 1...Valders K-2 & 3-5

Lineville Budget Update

Wow! We really got hit hard for next year's budget. Our total allocation is down by almost 50% since the 2008-09 school year. I am working on numbers with Cathy, but this may mean that classroom budgets will be less than the $200 we anticipated. It may also mean that fewer capital requests can be granted this year. I will keep you informed as we learn more.

Planning for Next Year

Tis the season when we begin to watch numbers and start to plan for next year. I will send out a survey next month regarding your satisfaction with your House and your House's designation (ie, CARE, SPED, Etc...). As things stand right now, there are three likely scenarios for next year. In order of likelihood they are:

  1. 5th Grade remains at 16 teachers, 6th Grade goes from 15 teachers to 16. This would mean Franklin becomes a 2-person team and a new House is formed.
  2. 5th Grade remains at 16 teachers, 6th Grade goes from 15 teachers to 17 teachers. This would mean that a new House is formed.
  3. 5th Grade goes from 16 teachers to 15 teachers, 6th grade goes from 15 teachers to 16 teachers. This would mean that a 5th grade House is broken up with one teacher going to 6th grade and another teacher joining an existing House and creating a 3-person team.

Of course, it is still very early and things change all the time. I will continue to provide updates as the picture comes into focus.

Phil's Schedule

I am out on Monday, February 10th for more Educator Effectiveness training. This time to be an evaluator of other administrators (Kristin). Kristin will be in the building.

Friday's Early Release

Friday is an early release for the students, but a normal work day for teachers. The afternoon is yours to work or collaborate as needed. There are no formal activities you need to attend.


  • To our Peer Leader Advisors for another great Spirit Week! We really appreciate what you do to make this a great place for kids.
  • To Joyce and Becky for allowing a team from Gillett to observe in their classrooms. As I talked with the team, they were VERY impressed and excited to share what they saw with their district. You both represented our school extremely well and I couldn't be prouder.