PVE Friday Focus

September 25th, 2015

New and Notes

Many thanks for another great week of school. We have welcomed Fall and fell into routines of cool mornings and muggy afternoons!

I have had many celebrations this week. First, big thanks to Tammy and Lauren for their work with College Go Week. They hit the double home run this week with also leading ALICE training and LIfeskills Convocations. Great work ladies!!

This upcoming week will give us a very busy Wednesday. For folks new to our campus, Jog A Thon will take place in the bus lote and will make for a rather busy campus. We will follow the schedule posted below. Please help to encourage families in ways they can observe and assist to voluteer with our PTO but we also make them aware not to run with the students.

I have attached a couple of nice resources that is worth your time to click and check out. One is more in depth knowledge for Genius Hour. For our pioneering folks heading down this path, keep pressing on and let me know any hurdles and challenges! The second article is really strong for providing insights into email communication with families. It also includes some nice model with strategies to help build trust and bridge relationships. There is an art to this and some proven strategies that can help to deliver messages and bind common ground together.

We are in absence of our weekly series contribution, "Data With Dana". She will be sending out the edition later this week. With her upcoming maternity leave, her weekly contribution will continue with the parternship of Carolyn Moore. So, in coming days look for "Moore Data With Dana". I will ask Carolyn to share some of her personal experiences that many may be unaware and can benefit folks in multiple ways and thus allowing her personal spin and voice to benefit others.

Upcoming Calenar:

Monday, September 28, 2015

  • Jog-A-Thon Rally
    • Lunch time pep rally JAT
      • Meg King would like to set laundry baskets in hallway from the office leading to the lower cafe for collecting water bottles.
      • JAT t-shirts will be delivered today or tomorrow. Teachers will keep and hand them out Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

  • Running Club 3:30 Lower Gym

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

  • Jog-A-Thon (Kristin Miller will run a nurse station outside during JAT)
    • 9:10 - 10:30 K-2,
    • 1:10 - 2:30 Grades 3-4
    • PreK AM 10:45 - 11:45, PreK 2:45 - 3:15
    • Kdg will pick up at door #14
  • Preschool Team Meeting 4:00 - 4:30
  • Life Skills Swimming at ZCHS Aquatics Center
  • Kindergarten Swim - ZCHS Aquatics Center

Thursday, October 01, 2015

  • JAT Rain Date
  • Staff Meeting, 8:10 Adventure Center
  • Fourth Grade Animal Adaptations with the Zion Nature Center Convocation
    • 2:30 - 3:10 LGI Room
  • Running Club 3:30 Lower Gym

Friday, October 02, 2015

  • First grade Grand Friends Day
    • Lower Cafe is used for AM 9:45 – 10:45 and PM 2:30 -3:25
      • Grandparents cannot stay for lunch because of café capacity

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

  • First Grade Music Visits - Hall 1:40 - 2:30
  • Running Club 3:30 Lower Gym

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

  • Book Fair Setup 9 AM
  • First Grade My Plate (St. Vincent presentation)
    • 9:30-9:55-Hall
    • 10:00-10:25-Williams
    • 10:30-10:55- L. Daugherty
    • 11:00-11:25-Knapik
    • 1:00-1:25-C. Daugherty
    • 1:30-1:55-Frye
    • 2:00-2:25-Moore
  • First Grade Music Visits - L. Daugherty 1:40 -2:30 and Frye 2:35 - 3:25
  • Kindergarten Swim - ZCHS Aquatics Center

Thursday, October 08, 2015

  • Kindergarten shares student work, artifacts and data 8:10 - 8:50
  • First grade Music Visits - C. Daugherty 1:40 - 2:30 and Williams 2:35 - 3:25
  • Second Grade to Conner Prairie 9:15 - 2:00
  • Running Club 3:30 Lower Gym
  • Teacher Fall Book Fair Preview 7:30 - 10:00 AM

Friday, October 09, 2015

  • End of 1st Nine Weeks
  • Book Fair Opens 8:00 - 5:00
  • First Grade Music Visits - Knapik 1:40 - 2:30 and Moore 2:35 - 3:25
  • PVE Tailgate - Jennings Field 5:00 -7:00 $8 before $10 at the door
    • PTO has a signup genius for volunteers
    • PVE staff helps man two shifts for serving food

From our wonderful counselors....

Lauren and Tammy wish to thank everyone who participated in College Go Week and the Leadership Convocation this week. We know your classroom time is very valuable and we thank you for incorporating the teachable moments and extending these topics into your classroom. We also appreciate your willingness to be a moving advertisement for college by wearing college gear all week. J Thanks again!

WTW Word Hunt Activity Tutorial

From our Coaches

Thank you again this week to our great coaches, Carly and Kathy. They have prepared another helpful video with a WTW Word Hunt Activity.
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