Hoot Hoot Herald

December 14-18, 2015

Reminders

Taking Care of Yourself:

Teachers are very good about taking care of everyone else! You take care of the kids and families in your class, your own personal family, your extended family and friends. This season, don't forget to take a moment to take care of yourself! What helps you recharge? Get a massage or pedicure, take a walk, take a long, hot bath, call an old friend, or buy yourself something special. Take the time - to take care of yourself this season.


Doss Staff Parties Rock!

We hope to see you at the Doss staff party this Thursday at Susan Truesdale's house - 7608 Rustling Road. BYOB (margaritas provided). We want to see you there to celebrate and unwind together. I hope you can make it!


Staff Development:

We return to work on Monday, January 4. Breakfast starts at 8:00 and staff development starts at 8:30 in the library. We have taken your feedback and are building the agenda at this time. More information soon.


I hope you have a wonderful winter break!

Gradebook Reminders

Gradebook reminders:

  • Report card posting window closes @ 10:00 p.m. Wednesday the 16th
  • Once you post and finalize you will not be able to access your report cards (see Pat for any changes)
  • Don’t forget your ESL grades
  • Please make sure your admin team is aware of any failing grades that you are giving this 9 weeks.
  • Report cards go home January 6th.

Winter Party Schedule



DECEMBER 17

1:45 FIRST GRADE CAFETERIA

1:55 FOURTH GRADE GYM AND BLACKTOP

2:00 SECOND GRADE CLASSROOMS



DECEMBER 18

8:30 KINDER CAFETERIA

1:45 THIRD GRADE CAFETERIA AND GYM

2:00 FIFTH GRADE CLASSROOMS

Doss Holiday Potluck is December 17th

It's time to celebrate! Join us for the Doss Holiday Potluck next Thursday, December 17th. The social committee has posted a sign up sheet in the staff lounge. Please sign up to bring something tasty to share along with your drinks of choice. We will be providing a turkey, rolls, and ice. We look forward to celebrating with you all!


Come to Susan Truesdale's home at 7608 Rustling Road from 3:30 to 7!

Hour of Code - Thank You!

I hope everyone enjoyed their Hour of Code! We had lots of happy kids trying out some new games and puzzles in the lab this week. The Code.org website is available all the time if you want to do some more before Winter break or in the Spring semester. Thanks for everyone’s help to make this year’s Hour of Code a success! –James

Counselor's Notes

LUNCH BUNCH GROUPS


In case you have not gotten a chance to go to the Google Doc that Shanna set up (by the way, the settings have been changed on the google doc and you don't have to log in. You can go that avenue, if you would like)

If you have filled out the "survey" on google docs, then no need to respond to this email.


Please respond to the email sent on Wednesday, 12/9 or on Google Doc

  • Changing Families (Divorce/Break-Up)
  • Friendship Club (Social Skills)
  • My Fabulous Family (Students being raised by Gay or Lesbian Parents)
  • The Calming Club (Anxiety)

Nurse's Notes

More Helpful Eating Strategies for the Holidays:


Keep track of what you eat. Maintain a food diary to help you stay committed to your goals during this risky eating period.


Zip yourself into your favorite pair of slim-fitting pants once a week and note how they fit. Too tight? Adjust your eating and exercise habits. Just right? Keep up the good work!


Eat before going to a party. Before going out, have a healthy snack to curb your appetite. Limit the number of high-calorie foods on your party plate.

Music calendar

December 14-16 (5th grade only)

Murchison band coming to music classes.

Capital 10K- Save the date!

Doss Run Team members (and the whole Doss community) are invited to compete as a team at the Cap10K on Sunday, April 10, 2016. More information to come!