KP Monday Memo
September 7 - Week 3
What is in here?
A Moment of Gratitude
6th graders sharing various mnemonics from elementary schools that helped them answer open-ended questions and reaching consensus about mnemonics to use at KP
Teachers sitting with students at lunch to build connections
Technology education students solving a mystery about an ancient gaming device and working together to determine how it has changed over the years
Ruby students advocating for leadership roles and supervising their peers in line on the way to lunch
7th grade ELA students writing about themselves from an alternate perspective to help their teachers understand them and to improve their informational writing skills
PE students exercising their number sense and negotiating with partners about number of pushups
A math teacher reaching back into her knowledge of Spanish to offer dual language instruction for an English learner
World Language teachers speaking only in the target language
Students being UPSTANDERS by coming forward either to report a situation or assist a peer
Opal team returning from their team bonding trip excited, motivated and eager to share their experiences
A quiet and orderly exit from the building and return to the building during the fire drill
Music students excited to be actively involved in mastering the Boot-Scoop-Boogie
Teachers using phrases like “great work” , "thanks for making the effort” to make students feel valued
8th grade ELA students thinking deeply and sharing their thoughts on literary theme using academic vocabulary that provided detail as they analyzed Naomi Shihab Nye’s Valentine to Ernest Mann
Support staff demonstrating patience and care and providing positive feedback as they worked with special needs students in the life skills room
6th grade math students demonstrating their knowledge of math terminology in a number of ways that included crossword puzzles, connect four, and sharing with a peer/classroom visitor.
6th grade world language students getting some help from Pepe the Penguin as they shared their knowledge of cognados
6th and 7th grade social studies students sharing information about themselves with the whole class, in pairs, and through writing and creative visual representations
6th and 7th grade ELA students sharing their summer book recommendations without any spoilers
8th grade students learning about lab safety before they start their experiments
Teachers actively engaged in professional learning conversations in support of their professional wellness
Students discovering if they know enough to pass the citizenship test
Teachers using a variety of formative assessment strategies to assess students what students know and are able to do
Students actively listening and taking notes during the fund raising assembly.
Living out our Rocks: Community Engagement
CHEER FUND NEWS
Our first pay day is right around the corner! Please consider contributing to the Cheer Fund, $30 for full time staff and $20 for part time staff. With our contributions we are able to celebrate with our KP family during happy times and lift our colleagues up during difficult times. Cash or checks (with “cheer fund” in the memo section) can be given to Gina Pudlo. Thank you!
Welcome new staff to our KP community!
Click on the photo to learn more about our new members.
September 9 - CSI - Department (all MS Admin Meeting @ Bristow)
September 10 - MS/HS Principal's Mtg with AP's - (9 to 11AM)
September 10 - School Picture Day - staff do not need to take a picture for identification but can get a complimentary package.
- 08:45am- Diamond
- 09:10am- Turquoise
- 09:35am - Opal
- 10:00am - Ruby
- 10:25am- Sapphire
- 10:50am - Amethyst
- 11:15am- Garnet
- 11:40am- Emerald
September 11 - Riverfront Recapture (Amethyst Team)
You're a GEM
- Nancy Faulkner from colleague Stephanie Kozicki for going above and beyond to make sure my students were taken care of on the first day of school and for helping my sub while I was out sick.
- Susan Martucci from colleague Stephanie Kozicki for her caring nature and offering to take care of my bus duty while I was out sick. Thank you so much.
Matt Bannon from the Ruby Team for helping students set up their Google Classrooms for all of us.
Marc Kotler, Joe Ganci, Rebecca Lewis, Nancy Moses, Danielle Drozd, Justin Gusy, Marisa Tamayo from colleague Joy Wright for scooping sweet Abby Dabby treats for the PTO Fundraiser.
Kate Kiesewetter from colleague Eric Fisher for setting up and updating many of our google schedules from last year including our new off team student schedule that has proven to be very useful. Thanks Kate!
Mike Morais from colleague Nancy Salvatore for his patience when repairing my sick (virus) computer.
Lauren Reynolds from colleague Nancy Salvatore for reviewing Google Classroom with my team.
Denise deMello from colleague Nancy Salvatore for her technology expertise and assistance.
Check out our Family Newsletter: The KP Connection
Morning Advisory Calls
- Introduce yourself and explain your role as their child's adviser
- Invite them to our Open House
- Share how they can reach you with questions/concerns/feedback