Staff Memo

AUg. 6, 2015

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Getting Closer

As we get closer to the start of school, I want to use this memo to update you on a couple of things. I'm going to leave some parts of the memo from last week in this week's memo due to new staff not receiving last week's memo. Please skip if you've already read those sections.
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"Three in a Bag" for Tuesday, Aug. 11

Please contemplate what three things would best show who you are and bring those items to school in a bag for Tuesday. One important way we can build relationships is to share about ourselves. Three concrete things are ways we can create hooks that will help us remember little stories about each other.


Any bag will do. The bag might even have a story. Rather than a photo of your family, you might include a game your family loves to play to tell how important your family is to you. Get creative. A friend of mine used this to start the year with our staff. I still remember many of those items and who brought them.


Throughout our time together, we will ask people to share the stories behind the objects. There is no time limit. No need to hurry. This is probably the most important part of our day.


I would ask that each staff member share. I'd like to include office staff, custodial staff, cafe staff, etc.


With a few more days to think, I'm guessing we'll have some great moments around our "Three in a Bag."

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Dress Casually on Tuesday

On Tuesday, we'll meet in the libary at 9:00. Dr. Combs, Stephanie Loane, and Phil Lederach will spend time exploring HSE21 with us.


After a break, grab your chair and wheel it to the gym. There we'll begin our Three Things in a Bag activity, work our way through the Staff Handbook, do some Get-Acquainted games, and give out door prizes.

We'll break for lunch by about 11:00 and return to the gym around 1:00 where we will conclude our AM activities.

Upcoming PD Revisions/Reminders

  • Aug. 21 at 7:35 in the Library - Staff Meeting PD
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Looking Ahead

Monday, Aug. 10
  • 6:45-7:45 All HSE Staff Breakfast at FHS Cafeteria
  • 8:00 Welcome to all HSE staff by Dr. Bourff - FHS gym
  • 9:30 Welcome new staff and returning staff - CRE library
  • Lunch on your own
  • Work in rooms
  • 5:00-6:30 Ice Cream Social


Tuesday, Aug. 11

  • 9:00 Staff Meeting in library
  • When done, move to gym for Tuesday activities
  • 11:00 Lunch on your own
  • 1:00 Continue AM activities in the gym


Wednesday, Aug . 12 - Day One

  • First day of school


Thursday, Aug. 13 - Day Two


Friday, Aug. 14 - Day Three