Staff Weekly Update

For the Week of May 4th, 2015

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Teacher & Staff Appreciation Week!

Enjoy getting spoiled this week! You all deserve it - each and every day!

Thank you, Teachers & Staff!!!

For this week's Staff Weekly Update, it's all about YOU! Let's hit the pause button on the typical PD that I put in our weekly updates and instead . . . enjoy a few of these inspirational videos that HONOR AND CELEBRATE teachers and staff!
Thank a Teacher
Why You Should Thank A Teacher Today

Calendar Items & Reminders

Mon. 5/4 - *ISTEP*

  • 12:00 - 4:00 - Both Alison & Jen will be out this Monday PM. Therefore, Lisa Cox will be holding down the main office and Connie/Martha/Hailey will during any open times that they have! FYI!
  • 3:00 - Staffing for SPED Student


  • *ISTEP*
  • PTO Lunch and Dessert for Staff today - enjoy! :-)
  • KDG - 2 classes out for field trip to Dairy Barn
  • 8:00 - Connie, Martha, Randee in meeting - Connie's office
  • 8:10 - 504 Mtg - Biber/Skura, Cox - Lisa's office
  • 9:30 - 11:30 - Elementary Principal's mtg - Connie/Martha -BME
  • 11:00 - 1:30 - Kidz Art presentations during lunch times
  • 1:30 - 3:30 - SPED Mtg - Conf. room
  • 4:00 - District Discussion

Wed. 5/6 - *ISTEP*

  • Bike to School Day . . . SGE will not have a "formal/organized event" like we did last year, but rather, we have merely informed our families of this day & encouraged them to safely bike to SGE, if they would like for their child to participate. Thank you!
  • 12:30 - Connie in lunch w/ student - Connie's office
  • 1:30 - 2:30 - Connie/Martha in parent meeting

Thurs. 5/7 - *ISTEP*

  • KDG - Last 2 classes out for field trip to Dairy Barn
  • 2:30 - 3:30 - Connie in parent meeting - Connie's office
  • 4:00 - Connie in parent meeting - conf. room.

Fri. 5/8 - *ISTEP*

  • Payday Friday - Jeans!
  • Staff Birthday Breakfast for MAY - hosted by 2nd Grade (Birthday Breakfast for June/July will be on May 22nd!) YUM!!!
  • 8:15 - SPED ACR - Conf. room
  • 7:00 - 8:30PM - Mother/Son Dance - "Beach Party" theme! Martha will be attending this event.


Staff, on behalf of Martha and me, please come to our Teacher's Lounge any time from 7:30 - 9:00AM this Thursday, May 7th! Susie from My Expresso will be there to serve you a a drink of your choice - coffee, tea, or hot chocolate! Please enjoy this "liquid hug in a cup" as a way for us to "express-o" (ha!!!) our gratitude to you!

You are welcome to get as many drinks as your body and bladder can handle within this 90 minute period! So . . . skip the Starbucks line on Thursday and instead, get your drinks at SGE! Get one for the morning and then feel free to get two, three, or four for the afternoon!



Congratulations to Leslie as our recipient for Teacher of the Year and Hailey as our recipient for Someone Special Award!

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Welcome Back, Deidra Smith!

Friends, please welcome back Deidra as she returns back to SGE from her maternity leave! I'm sure her classroom family will be thrilled to have their teacher back to end this school year! Also, Kim Gray will STAY with us at SGE for the remainder of the school year! She has agreed to be the instructional assistant we have been searching for since Jessica Hudgins left right before spring break! Thank you, Kim and also welcome back to you!

Nurse Appreciation Day is this Wednesday 5/6! Please be sure to give Hailey some extra TLC on this date - just like the TLC she gives our students each and every day!

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Outdoor Recess Time!

Teachers, just a friendly reminder to please ensure you are walking around the playground during outdoor recess. While we know we cannot have eyes in the back of our heads, walking around and maintaining playground proximity will be our best defense for helping to minimize accidents and negative behaviors. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Important Notes from Our School Treasurer!

Have you worked hard at a grant? Have you ever received a donation of any kind in your role as teacher? If so, please read the bullet points below . . .

  • Any donations you receive through Donors Choose, ZEF Grants, other Grants, or donations of any kind must be reported to the Board of Trustees.
  • When we receive donations such as Chrome Books, iPads, (technology)., IT needs to be notified at the same time as the Board, so they can pick up, tag, and return those items to SGE. The IT department will never be aware unless we signal to them of such donations.
  • Ultimately, it is important to realize the Board accepts the gifts on behalf of ZCS, and they become the property of Zionsville Community Schools. So, you may ask, I do this work and get a grant or a Chromebook and it is the property of the school district? Yes.
  • Always notify Connie, Martha, and Jen of such donations and/or grants/DonorsChoose items for pre-approval.

Custodial Needs? Feel Free to Call Kathy!

Just wanted to make sure you knew that Kathy Boyne is happy to help out if you need her assistance. I highly advise you enter these two numbers in your contacts ASAP:

  • Kathy's personal cell phone: 1-765-894-0606
  • Sodexo cell phone: 1-317-590-3479 - Kathy has this phone during the day & Rose has this phone during the evening!

Here are our beautiful birthday friends for the month of May, June, & July!


*Wow! If you can believe it we have NO staff birthdays in May. If your birthday forgot to be added to our SGE Outlook calendar, please let Alison know and we will get you added to the calendar + our Weekly Staff Update!


9 - Terri Clayton

15 - Sarah Daniels


5 - Suzanne Mastin

18 - Alison Maxey

25 - Katie Delp

31 - Ryan LaPlante

Monthly Lifelines

September - Respect

October - Flexibility

November - Gratitude (I am grateful for ALL of you!)

December - Generosity

January - Responsibility

February - Friendship

March - Perseverance

April - Self-Control

May - Integrity

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