Poynter Patriot News
Weekly Staff Bulletin
December 14-18, 2015
This past week we had an ELL parent night for our students with an ELL eligibility. A huge thank you to Roberto, Stephan, Norma, Gabe, and Brenda for putting on this successful night. We had parents asking at the end of the night, when our next meeting would be. They were very excited. Slowly and surely we are making connections with ALL families.
On Tuesday, we had Principals, Assistant Principals from the other Middle Schools, and district office administrators here to look at instructional practice in our math classes. The feedback received was extremely positive and impressive. A huge thank you to our participating teachers: Nate Pruss, Heidi Glaske, Sue Peters, Deanna Blem, Clark Crowell, Dan Odermott. Also, thank you to Tyler South and Cherylen Marshall on leading great discussions on instruction and showing everyone around and explaining our practice here at Poynter.
Now is the time of the year we start to see a rise in colds and the flu. Please take great care of yourself. Drink plenty of fluids, get outside if you can, get plenty of rest. Thank you for all of your hard work.
A big thank you to Kelsi for hosting our holiday party. It was very fun to hang out with everyone and enjoy a little holiday cheer.
Everyone, everyday is what it takes for a school to run smoothly and educate our students.
On behalf of Katie and myself, we want to wish you a very happy, safe, restful and relaxed holidays. Everyday we are reminded of all the hard work and dedication you put into making Poynter Middle School an extraordinary place. We feel very grateful to work with such awesome folks.
Jon and Katie
Connecting With ALL Parents
Roberto Sanchez talking with parents about connecting to school via Parent Vue. We had more parents come to join us. Every meeting we make greater connections. Awesome!
This is the trophy one of our Lego Robotics teams won last weekend. While it isn't first place in overall, I think in many ways this was more important. This trophy is for best teamwork. That's what it is all about: Teamwork. Great job team!
A Little Reminder....
Sometimes things come to your attention that remind you that these are still little kids. This was in my box that some of our students wanted me to see. This put the biggest smile on my face. It was a great reminder of who they are. Love it!
Connecting With ALL Parents
General Information for all staff
*Canned Food Drive is off and running. Please encourage your students to bring in those cans. Nicole emailed everyone to extend it to Thursday. At last count we were at 1256. Stinnett looks like he is leading followed by McIntosh and Pruss. The race is on.
*The next G3 (Poynter's Got Talent) event will be on Tuesday. Beth will be sending out details.
*8th Grade Self-Manager Picnic--will be on on Thursday during Homeroom and 4th. Information to follow this week from Beth.
*Patriot Party on Friday afternoon--Nicole is finalizing this information and will be sending it out to you this week.
Current Week and December At A Glance
Gym Week: none
CANNED FOOD DRIVE
G3 rehearsal 3:30 in the Cafe
PBIS committee meeting 8:00 a.m.
CANNED FOOD DRIVE--Last day
Yearbook Club 7:50-8:45
Wildcats/Pilots mtg. 8:00-8:45
Attendance Team Mtg. 11:00
Bike Club 3:30-4:45
Parent Club 6:30
Academic Seminar--Teacher (Department)
Classified Meeting in the library 8:00
7:50-8:50 Chess Club
1:30 CARE team
GSA 12:00-1:30 (1st lunch Ceccarelli, 2nd lunch Byrne)
8th grade self manager picnic, Homeroom/4th
Boxer/Viking Team Meeting 8:00
Bike Club 3:30
Friday, December 18
7:45 Team Leader Meeting
12/21-1/1 Winter Break
JANUARY EVENTS WILL BE COMING OUT AT THE NEXT WEEKLY BULLETIN
Remember Monday is AVID gear, Tuesday is Tie Tuesday, Wednesday is Poynter Gear, Friday is college or Liberty gear.
Thought of the Week
--Ralph Waldo Emerson