Monday Memo

Feb 8th to Feb 14th

Friendship Week AND National Counselor's Week!!

Monday February 8th

Watch DOG Dad- Brannon Clayton (Kindergarten)

2:50 - 3:50 Chess Club

Tuesday February 9th

Watch DOG Dad Brannon Clayton (1st Grade- LeWinter)

11:00 - 1:00 pm PTA Dessert Bar- Multipurpose Room

Wednesday February 10th

3:00 - 3:30 Art Class- Valentine Themed

3:15 - 4:00 PLC Meetings

Thursday February 11th

(set up for bookfair)

3:00 - Teacher Preview at the Book Fair!

3:00 - 4:00 Art Class- Valentine Themed

Friday February 12th

Book Fair Starts at 8:30

Watch DOG Dad- Lance Burton (Kinder and 3rd)

1:45-2:45 Valentine's Parties

Observations from the Office:

Regarding Carpool: On occasion, parents/grandparents who pick up in the carpool lane have a different car and don't have their car tag. If your duty is carpool and you recognize that the person as one of the emergency contacts that regularly picks up, you CAN send them with them. However, if it happens more than a time or two, please send them to the office so that we can make sure to get new tags ordered.

On the other hand, if you do not know the person AND that they are an approved emergency contact to pick up, please DO NOT send them even if the student recognizes them. Please send them around to the front office and we will check their ID and release the student to them ONLY if they are on the emergency card. Thank you!

ESL Corner: By Nina

Important Dates:

Online basic training open!

2/8 K-2 teachers provide update on ELL students above level, on level, or below level

2/15 Calibration test

2/16 Writing samples Academic

2/19 Writing samples Academic due at Noon (Joy)

Most ESL students love learning idioms. Idioms seem to hold a special magic. Students hear these colorful phrases and struggle to decode them, but you usually can’t guess the meaning of an idiom from the meanings of the individual words. You can understand take and pinch and salt, yet never guess that take it with a pinch of salt means to view a claim with skepticism. How would you know? Learning idioms is like cracking a secret code!

Ed's Weekly Tech Tips

In case you haven’t heard of this one…

The Snipping Tool is AWESOME!

Snipping Tool allows you to copy a portion of your screen and paste it into another document or email.

To find it, go to <Start Menu> - <All Programs> - <Accessories> - <Snipping Tool>.

You can also just type Snipping Tool into the box at the bottom of the Start Menu.

Select New, and then drag your cursor around the area you want to snip

Place your cursor in the document into which you want to paste your Clip, and right click to select Paste.

<CTRL PRT SCRN> takes a copy of the whole page and allows you to paste it into a document, but Snipping Tool just cuts what you want. You can also save the snip to a .JPG file if needed. Students DO NOT have access to this.

Shout Outs!

Welcome back, Mrs. Middleton!!! Awesome job, Mrs. Taylor!!!

Shout out to special education team, for keeping on keeping on, even when the going gets tough. And for starting each day fresh with our students (each hour, each minute…)

Ms. Fortney for just being awesome!

Mrs. Long for helping me out in the mornings in the office!

Mrs. Brooker for always having a positive attitude!

Nina for being an awesome friend! Thank you so much for my beautiful flowers!

Mrs. Smith for making my day special and having your kiddo's sing to me. :)