A Peek at the Week
Sept. 30, 2018
-Baruti K. Kafele
I wanted to let you know that Melissa Creamer will be working with Donna Wilson in K5 until Nov. 7th. Melissa is a walking wealth of knowledge in K5, and she is devoting her time to Mrs. Daughtry's class. She stayed until 11 pm Thursday night and 8 pm Friday night along with Donna and Ally getting the room cleaned and organized. She is a runner, and I appreciate her more than she will ever, ever know!
On Nov. 7th, Ally Hiott, Gretchen Skelton's student teacher, will join our school family as a K5 teacher. Ally is an amazing teacher and is thrilled to be able to begin in K5. We are tickled to have her! Please join me in welcoming Ally as she finishes up her student teaching with Gretchen and in showing Melissa how much we appreciate her as well!
We need to meet with you all Wednesday during planning. We will come to you. You will need your laptop when we meet.
Parent Communication and Conferences
As we near the end of the first nine weeks (Oct. 23rd), begin setting up face-to-face conferences with families of those students who you are most concerned about either academically, behaviorally or both. It is critical that you meet with those families prior to report cards going home. For third graders, we will need to set up conferences with those families whose child is well below grade level in reading. For students who are doing well, you can conduct a phone conference. Please make sure you meet or call every student's family in your class. Discuss with them strengths and weaknesses in order to be successful in your grade level. It is amazing how your perspective can change about a child after you speak with their family. Remember, don't text- call. :-)
*Oct. 3rd: Rock Man for P. Cannon's class, Meet during planning
*Oct. 4th: 3rd grade to Belton for Heritage Days
*Oct. 9th: 5th grade PD at DO in the afternoon
*Oct. 10th: Faculty Meeting (this may change, but save the date)
*Oct. 17th: Fall picture make-ups
*Oct. 23rd: End of 1st nine weeks
*Oct. 24th: 2nd grade testing begins
*Oct. 29th: Book Fair Opens
*Oct. 30th: Fall Festival 5:00-7:00