To the Point
Prairie Point Staff Newsletter
Issue #3: Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Goodbye's and Hello's
We are sad to say goodbye to Brian Wiesbrook. Brian has accepted a position teaching 4th grade at Welch Elementary in District 204. We wish him all the best as he pursues this new adventure!
We are excited, though, to welcome back Lisa Brougham. Lisa taught 1st grade here during the 2008-2009 school year, and is BACK! Woo hoo!
Thursday & Friday Institute Days Information
Thursday, August 15, 2014 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Mastery Connect Training @ Traughber - BRING YOUR IPAD
Technology: Collaborative Spaces @ Bednarcik
*Art, Music, PE, LMS, Speech Path, Reading, & Social Workers
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch – will be provided for you at Prairie Point or may have lunch on your own.
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
- Welcome Back and Introduction of Staff
- Nuts and Bolts Information to Start the Year
- Mission Possible!
2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Dinner in Lounge provided by Home and School
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Preview Night – “Back to School Luau”
Wear your staff t-shirt; Prairie Point wear; or professional dress
• K-1 teachers will be in Community Room
• 3-5 teachers will be in the Gym
• Specials – choose either location
Friday, August 15, 2014 8:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Gather in Building - Transportation to OEHS will beprovided – bus leaves at 8:20, but will be here by 8:05
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Convocation @ OEHS
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Teacher Work Time – today is a great day to:
• Complete your GCN trainings
• Get room ready & prepare for Day 1 w/ students
• Discuss pink/blue information with colleagues
• Articulate with Resource/DHH teachers
• Meet as a grade level team
News & Info
IMPORTANT - E-School Attendance Changes
Also, the district PD Website has several short training videos and documentation on the use of eschool. The link below the video will take you where you need to go.
If you're interested in an account to planbook.com for the 2014-2015 school year, it's still not too late. I have the following names:
If you are interested, or if I'm missing your name, please email me by the end of the day tomorrow.
A Message to All at Prairie Point
On August 28th, the message will continue in our first all-school assembly of the year. Our guest will be Amy Logan, the author of A Girl with a Cape: The true story about the superhero in all of us. Her story begins:
Can someone so small make a difference at all?
Can someone like you make the world seem brand new?
I'm not sure you know this, but I tell you it's true.
It's a story of a superhero...of a kid just like you.
So sit back, bundle up...take a breath...let it out...
A Girl With a Cape is what this is about.