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North Elementary School- December 3, 2015

Duties for the week of December 7

MORNING DUTY: Grade 3 (A-B-C only)

SPECIAL CLASS: Week 1

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION/LOUNGE DUTY: Karri, Bryan, Julie W, Brandon

YEE HAWS!!!!! = 10

Calendar of Events

Thursday, December 3

  • "Christmas at the OK Corral"- 4th grade play- Assembly at 9:00 am; Performance at 7:00 pm
  • Scholastic Employees read to first and second grade at noon. (They will come to your classroom.)


Friday, December 4

  • Major Savers begins: Show Major Savers video, read announcement, send home packets
  • PBS committee chair meeting (Becky, Cissy, Barb) at 9:00 am in the office
  • Barb out from 10:00-12:30
  • Elementary Principals' Meeting from 12:30-3:00 at BOE (Barb out)
  • Blue Ribbon Writing Papers due to Fariba by 3:00pm please.


Monday, December 7

  • Kim Bowden out at conference
  • 2nd grade and 3rd grade switch specials times
  • Staff Conference (4 Stoner) at 9:00 am in Cheryl's room
  • RED (KT) at 12:35 pm in room 110
  • Service Plan at 3:15 pm in the office


Tuesday, December 8

  • Kim Bowden out at conference
  • 2nd and 3rd grade switch specials times


Wednesday, December 9

  • 2nd and 3rd grade switch specials times
  • District Council (Barb out) from 9:00-11:30 am at Dix
  • Leadership Committee Meeting at 3:15 pm in room 110


Thursday, December 10

  • 2nd and 3rd grade switch specials times
  • Major Savers Collections Begin


Friday, December 11

  • Regular schedule for specials

Happy December Birthdays to:

21- Holly Schaefer

23- Mary Thorne

Computer Lab Closures in December

The computer lab will be closed on the following dates and times in order for third grade to complete the Classroom Diagnostic Tests:


During the week of November 30 (Monday through Friday)

The lab will be closed during the following times: 8:45-9:45 am AND 12:30-1:40 pm


During the week of December 7 (Monday through Thursday)

The lab will be closed during the following times: 8:00-11:00 am


*The test may have to be broken down. If the lab is closed in the afternoon as well on any particular day, you will receive an email from Julie Stoehr. Third grade teachers, if you find you are in need of the lab in the afternoon, please be sure to tell Julie, when you leave the lab after morning testing.


During the week of December 14 (Monday through Thursday)

The lab will be closed during the following times: 8:00-11:00 am


*The test may have to be broken down. If the lab is closed in the afternoon as well on any particular day, you will receive an email from Julie Stoehr. Third grade teachers, if you find you are in need of the lab in the afternoon, please be sure to tell Julie, when you leave the lab after morning testing.

Resource Schedule

Jennifer Roling is heavily involved in helping with the Classroom Diagnostic Testing. Her schedule between November 30 and December 17 may be different. Thank you for being flexible!

Staff Appreciation Breakfast Nominations Needed

The next Staff Appreciation Breakfast will be held on Thursday, January 21, 2016. If you would like to nominate someone, please send an email to me with 2-3 sentences as to why this person should represent North at the next breakfast by Friday, December 4!

December Service Project

Amy Backes will be taking the Notables to tour the Holts Summit Nursing Homes on Monday, December 21. Last year she took Christmas cards that were made by North School students and the residents loved them. If students need something to do when they have finished their work, an idea might be for them to make a card for a resident of one of Holts Summit's nursing homes. Please discuss with your students how meaningful these cards might be to someone in the nursing home. In addition, please look at the cards students turn in to you to make sure they are appropriate. Turn in any cards your students make to Amy Backes by the morning of December 21. Thanks!

Winter Breakfast

Our Winter Breakfast will be held on Tuesday morning, December 22 from 8:00-8:45 am. It's time to start thinking about a parent in your class who will organize or assist you in planning the breakfast.


Please be aware of the activities planned for your classroom. The idea is that it is a winter party so that all students can participate. Be sure to communicate with your families of students with religious exception to holiday parties to ensure activities that might be planned are not objectionable to them.



Following the breakfast you should plan to have "read in" type of activities. We will have shortened special class and lunch in the rooms with dismissal to begin at noon.

SRI Testing

Just a reminder that ALL students in grades 1-5 must take the SRI during the district test window which is the first three weeks of the second semester. Everyone should plan to give the SRI sometime between January 5 and January 22, 2016.

Reminders

  • Weekly entries should be made into Infinite Campus in each subject area.
  • Be sure to keep your websites up-to-date!
  • I would like copies of all classroom newsletters. These can be sent to me electronically or a paper copy in my mailbox.
  • Please continue to use the clip up tickets, Safe, Respectful, and Responsible Compliment cards (or verbal compliments) keeping the 4:1 in mind!

"Get your learn on!" --Kid President

Compassion is caring about others.

Be Safe~Be Respectful~Be Responsible