Trantwood Times

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Kudos - singing the praises of our staff :)

To Lisa Lee for the amazing job she did organizing and getting all the gifts out to the Trantwood families. I think she must secretly be one of Santa’s elves as she knew exactly what she was doing! Nancy

Many thanks to Becky McCallum and Karen Frances for the gorgeous decorations for our staff luncheon. Everything was so beautiful!

Kudos to Anne Glenn-Zeljeznjak for her partnership with Salad Works. The salads were awesome and a great way to not put on too many pounds prior to the holiday break!

Many thanks to Bessie Titisis, Leanne Bolin, and Frank Drumm for all their help cleaning up. Many hands really do make for light work!

Special thanks to Jean Stockburger for making her coffee punch for our staff luncheon. It was love at first sip!

December 24 - January 3, 2016

Winter Break – Happy Holidays!

December 24 – January 3

January 4 - 8, 2015

Mon., Jan., 4:

Welcome Back!

Tues., Jan., 5:

SCA Officer and Homeroom Rep Meeting, 2:40 – 4:00 pm

ILT Meeting, 3:00 pm

PTA Board Meeting, 6:30 pm

Wed., Jan., 6:

STEM, 2:40 – 4:30 pm

Thursday, Jan., 7:

GRT, PLP-Laskin Rd Annex, 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Due Dates and Reminders

  • Please take time to relax. You so deserve it!
  • Jan. 4 - 22: Winter RI (formerly SRI) window for gr. 3, 4, 5

  • Jan. 4 - 22 Winter MI (formerly SMI) window for gr. 5

  • Kindness COM name due to Lisa Lee on Monday, January 4.

Happy Birthday

Sue Jerasa - December 19

Leanne Bolin - December 25


Kudos to Kindergarten for exploring during collaboration and discovering this awesome STEM site. On this site, they found learning plans that supported their content instruction and were able to begin to answer one of the most important questions that should be answered during collaboration: How will we know they learned it?

ODU program offerings

Dear Educational Professional,

We wanted to make you aware of the special education endorsement, certificate, and degree programs offered by Old Dominion University, many with grant funding. Please post or forward this email with attached flyers as necessary. Please utilize the links below for direct contact information for the program you are considering.

I Make A Difference

Recipients so far this year:

Pam Jacobs/Gina Howes

Bernette Owens

Lisa Lee

Stephanie Piron

Becky McCallum

Karen Francis

Nancy Lambert

Tim Cassidy

Wellness Corner

Tis the week before New Year

And all through Beach Schools

All the students were stirring

And employees were scurrying

Preparations to finish and then to relax

Upon our return, BEWell- has devices and apps

This program can track we shall find

Activity, nutrition, sleep, all entwined

To help us have a healthy body and mind.

So with this preview in sight

May your Holiday be Bright!!

BEWell is a new wellness program, available in January. It is geared to help employees reach health goals and earn rewards. Look for more to come in the beginning of January. You can start the New Year off by logging into Virgin Pulse after January 4, 2016 at

Have a wonderful Holiday and break!


Congratulations to Lisa Lee. Trantwood's 2017 Teacher of the Year!

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From our family to yours, we wish you the very best holiday and an even better new year!