Monday Memo

March 23, 2015

I've been reading a few books of late, one highlights the GREAT John Wooden. One quote stuck out that I felt I had to share...

I think the teaching profession contributes more to the future of our society than any other single profession.

John Wooden

You are valued, you are appreciated, you make a difference every single day!

Thank You!

8 more wake-ups until Spring Break. You've GOT THIS!

Open House

Open House will run from 6-8PM. We will eat together as a staff at 5PM and then have a bit to get back to your rooms and prepare.

Please have the following available for parents:

  • Examples of student work throughout the room
  • A sample classroom newsletter
  • Behavior/discipline policies
  • Displays of the GREAT things you are doing in your classroom!

Coming Up!


3/23 - Market Day pickup 3:30-4:30PM in cafeteria

3/24 - Staff Meeting 3:45PM - Ms. Szypa's Room

3/25 - Grades Due in PowerSchool

3/26 - New Family Open House 6PM-8PM

3/27 - K-3 Field Trip 11AM-3PM | Report Cards go home | P4P Jean Day

3/29 - Palm Sunday


2 - Holy Thursday | Noon dismissal ***NO SCHOOL MASS***

3-10 Easter Break - no school

13 - School resumes

14 - K-4 Aquarium Field Trip

16 - Learn 2 Earn 1:30PM

20-21 - Spring Book Fair - BOGO

22 - Confirmation - 7PM (Students arrive at 6:30PM)

24 - P4P Jean Day

25 - Salute to Spring/Pot 'O Gold Raffle 7PM at The Roc/Wize Guys

29 - Midterm

30 - Learn 2 Earn

Staff Meeting

This week's staff meeting will focus (quickly) on Open House and then prep for next year's curriculum. This week and next I will assign you a staff member to work with to discuss where your students are right now and where you need them to be at the beginning of next year.

The pairs this week are:

Anna & Chelsea

Megan & Beth

John & Sara

Dawn, Angie & Toni (discuss for any movement you will have if any).

Next week, the pairs will be:

Kathy & Anna

Chelsea & Megan

Beth & John

Middle School - discussion on schedule/changes/etc.

Get Ready for National Student Leadership Week with this Pop Quiz!

In just one month, National Student Leadership Week will play out across the country. We recently sent a little test to the advisers for all NASC, NHS, and NJHS chapters, and we thought we’d share it with you too for fun.

Name these individuals:

  1. I was an American aviator, the first woman to fly the Atlantic, and the first person to fly solo across the Pacific. I inspired women to defy gender barriers in pursuing their passions.
  2. I was the primary leader of India’s independence movement during British rule and an architect of nonviolent civil disobedience.
  3. I am a Summerville, SC, student who founded Katie’s Kids to help youngsters and communities across the country create and maintain gardens to supply produce for soup kitchens and homeless shelters.

You’ll find the answers at the end of this message. In the meantime, these fun questions are our way of reminding you that it just takes ONE individual to make a difference.

We hope your school will take the opportunity to make “The Power of One” a meaningful experience for this year’s National Student Leadership Week. Remember, NSLW takes place April 19–25, 2015.

Please share your school’s plans and experiences on Facebook or Twitter, too. Use #nslw15 to be part of the collaboration, and visit,, or to learn how to get involved.

More power to you!

Ann D. Postlewaite


Student Programs

David P. Cordts

Associate Director,

Honor Societies

Jeff R. Sherrill

Associate Director,


*P.S. Here are the answers to the Pop Quiz: 1) Amelia Earhart 2) Mahatma Ghandi 3) 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community honoree Katie Stagliano