In the Loop

McDowell School News 1.15.16

What's Up?

Bus Duty
- 1/19-1/22
Chaloupka- EW Office
Caine - Kickball Field

Upcoming .........

1/18 - NO SCHOOL!!
1/22 - McDowell Social @ Winking Lizard

Important Dates

2/17 - Jesse Ruben Community Concert @ 7:00PM @ HMS Auditorium. Ticket sale information coming.
2/18 - Jesse Ruben McDowell visit in the morning. Concert at EW from 1:15PM-2:15PM
More information to follow.

Birthdays - None this week


  • If your class is leaving the building to walk to another school, please notify the office and take a walkie-talkie on Channel 2. We need to be able to contact you, and you may need to contact us for various reasons, including emergencies. Also, you must notify the clinic so they can get meds prepared. Thank you!
  • Everyone who works at McDowell should be subscribed to the District's and McDowell's webpage. I fear there are still those who are not, based on the questions I field. If you did not receive the most recent E-alert regarding report cards, you are not subscribed. The E-alerts are one way we communicate with parents, and it would behoove you to know what information they are getting from the District and our office. And, please familiarize yourself with our webpage---a lot a good stuff there! If you are not sure how to long on, please don't hesitate to ask.
  • Staff meeting canceled for many For the remainder of the year we are going to incorporate some professional development in our meetings. Kristen Evans has created a survey via Survey Monkey which you will be receiving shortly. This will give you the opportunity to rank some areas of interest to you. In the comment section please include areas of interest not listed. At the January staff meeting I meet with content facilitators to discuss the roll out in February. I will be in contact with you if you are needed at the planning meeting.

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  • ELA Testing Schedule:
    4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29 - ELA Testing
    5/3 - AIR MATH
    5/5, 5/6 - Testing Make-ups
Interesting video with some powerful ideas. My favorite was; "The same technology that brings us close to those far away, takes us far away from the people that are actually close." I hope you enjoy the "food for thought"!
Be the Change - Inspirational Video by Jay Shetty