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Central Elementary Staff - Monday Message - Sept. 26, 2016

Thank you!

What a another fine demonstration of how Central is truly a family! The new traffic plan was a massive change but EVERYONE jumped in and did their part. Central staff never cease to amaze me, but I think Dierdre Tinker summarized this very well. Please see below.

This week's Monday Message includes an inspiring story of a man whose life was changed by 'one caring adult'. (Thanks for sharing Adriana.) You ARE changing lives everyday and creating success stories. I hope that you see a reflection of what you do everyday in Josh Shipp's success story. #everykideveryday

Have a great week!



Great job on the New Arrival and Dismissal Plan!

Tinker Says it Best!

Timi Winter and All Central Staff for continuing to look for workable solutions, with sunny attitudes, while literally taking the heat, in a jam - a traffic jam!

100+ ready, willing and able staff members safely navigating almost 1,000 kids, 6 buses, 100s of cars, dozens of "walkers", 3 driveways involving 4: 4-way intersections, adjacent parking lots & facilities, perpendicular streets and construction detours, while politely appeasing perspiring & impatient parents and enduring the cacophony of numbers being shouted through walkie-talkies and megaphones, while twinkle-fingers type numerals onto screens and staff members continue to keep their cool with heat vapors rising from the pavement, as they merrily escort children off the property, is a remarkable production of teamwork! Shout out to all of us for facing whatever it takes to address new challenges and pioneer processes!

Annual Required LPAC training

Here is the Annual Required LPAC training for all classroom teachers. Please complete this training, sign and return the oath to your grade level LAS by next Monday, October 3rd. Here is the link to the google presentation. LPAC Training. Please see Angie, Nikki or Christina with any questions.

Click here if you would like to earn 1 hour of November Trade Day Credit for this training.


This Week at Central Elementary

Saturday - September 24, 2016

Happy Birthday - Patricia Torrens

Monday - September 26, 2016

2:10 - 3:40 - Kindergarten PLC

Tuesday - September 27, 2016

Happy Birthday - Brittany Harris and Diana Muñoz

2:10 - 3:40 - 1st Grade PLC

Wednesday - September 28, 2016

3-5 Language Arts Facilitator Lisa Burleson will be at Central.

2:10 - 3:40 - 5th Grade PLC

Thursday - September 29, 2016

Happy Birthday - Mayra Cortez and Kim Jones

1st 9 Week Progress Report 2 - Grade Input Window Opens

September 29 - October 3rd

2:10 - 3:40 - 3rd Grade PLC

Friday - September 30, 2016

School Spirit Shirt (Central, Farmer Zone, College)

Custodians Day - Thank our Custodians!

Hearing Screening - PK

2:10 - 3:40 - Special Ed PLC

Lesson Planner - How-To's

These tips may make lesson planning a little easier.

How to create a schedule for the first time (for elementary teachers who are new to Forethought Lesson Planner): Creating an Elementary Lesson Planner Schedule for the First Time This is an interactive video for new teachers that walks them step by step on how to create a schedule.

Basic Features Within Forethought Lesson Planner This video provides the basics for utilizing the planner to write lesson plans.

How to update your (elementary) schedule to reflect your new schedule for this year: Updating Lesson Planner Schedule to Reflect New Schedule

How to update your (elementary) schedule if you changed grade levels: Changing Grade Levels in the Lesson Planner

(Do not end these videos until they start talking about the Tech Knowledgebase. There is very important information you will need to know concerning your schedule. But, stop it when you get to the Tech Knowledgebase. We moved to Absolute, renamed LiveTime. You can search in LiveTime for many articles about Forethought or any other Eduphoria applications.)

New for WOW Wednesdays

Our first WOW Wednesday will be on October 5, 2016. Each grade level will have two representatives each month to showcase an innovative and effective reading strategy. The MPR will be set up as a Reading Fair. Presenters will have a designated area to display and share effective reading strategies. Participants will rotate among the presenters and learn new ways to teach literacy across all contents.

On this document, list the person sharing and the strategy that will be shared. The reading strategy does not have to be limited to Language Arts and Social Studies. Each grade level team member must share at least once this school year. More dates to follow.

Long Sleeve School Shirts

Shirts will be sold for $13.00/ea and sizes will range from Adult Sm to 3XL. There is a sample size of each in Ester's office if you want to see one. We are only ordering pre-paid shirts and not keeping any in stock.

The deadline to place your pre-paid order is September 30th, and on October 3rd the order will be placed. Please see the front office ladies, they’ll be glad to take your money!

Remember, all monies go back to the school for various projects held throughout the year. It’s really an investment in all of us!!

Every Kid is ONE Caring Adult Away From Being a Success Story

Shout Out to . . .

Andrea Smith for always be willing to share her knowledge and wisdom.

Diana Munoz: For all that she is doing for the new teachers on our team and for her great ideas and willingness to help!

Lea Devers for being a great instructional leader!

Mrs. Pryor and Ms. Armijo for doing a great job at supporting us and being available whenever we need them.

Timi Winter for working so hard to improve our dismissal plan and implementation information to parents and staff.

Jeff Wier for all the hard work getting 5th graders ready for hall duty.

The 4th Grade Team - For being supportive and enthusiastic no matter what! #wegotthis

Yolanda Sandoval for working so diligently to get our library shelves in order. She has done an amazing job and I am so thankful for her hard work!

Jennifer Park for going all out for Dot Day-she read the book to her class and then they created their own special dots with paint. Go by her room to check them out!

Vanessa Baluja-Ahearn for the fantastic Dot Day art displays. She has our students creating some truly amazing and beautiful things!

The entire Central staff for all of your kind words and thoughts.

Charlene Dierks for cool teaching of state geography. Ask her about Chef Mimal.

Ms. Cantoran for organizing the Kindergarten car numbers!!!!!!

Ms. Palone for enduring a full week of outdoor education!

All of Central for working TOGETHER this week for arrival and dismissal!

Mrs. Bryant-Thank you for always being a ray of sunshine to the fifth grade team! You are always positive and smiling and we love your constant encouragement! Also, thank you for showering us with gifts- AKA Food (: We love it and are so glad you are apart of our team!

Mrs. Vogt- Thank you for helping us in our classrooms and helping implement technology more! -Fifth Grade

Wow what a great response for SHOUTS OUTS this week!

Keep the 'shout outs' coming! Submit a Shout-Out HERE and we will share it in future Monday Messages.

October 7th - 'Pack your Bags'

Pack your bags for a destination professional learning on October 7th! Sign up HERE. https://lew.schoolobjects.com//wshop/default.aspx?cid=19681

More information coming soon . . .

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