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December 21, 2018

Words of Inspiration

"A well-educated mind will always have more questions than answers."

-Helen Keller

A Special Applause to...

Thank you for the Blocksi training you attended. We are seeing great uses of this tool in the classroom. One example is work we recently saw in the classroom of Mr. Rains. As students worked, he projected the sites they were visiting. Students were able to keep pace by seeing what their peers were working on. Additionally, students were able to see how other students were being creative with their work. Ultimately, it was used as a digital tool for collaboration.


I hope you all have a safe and happy holiday! Enjoy this time with your family and I will see you in 2019!!

PD on the Fly...

Here is an article from our Cultural Responsive Practices series. This article about leading learners who come from poverty provides many practical strategies you can use with students. There is one strategy that I found on here that comes up in multiple studies. When students come to us from difficult situations, we want to love them and support them in all possible ways. As this article reminds us, we must also, "Establish high, consistent expectations and practices." Empathy is a powerful tool, but we must also hold high expectations. When students know we love them, they will reach these expectations! Enjoy!


https://www.amle.org/BrowsebyTopic/DiversityandSocialEquity/DivDet/TabId/185/ArtMID/791/ArticleID/351/Leading-Learning-for-Children-From-Poverty.aspx

For the week of January 7, 2019

Monday, 1/7 - B Day - Welcome Back!

Tuesday, 1/8 - C Day

  • Subject Leader Meeting - 7:20 am
  • iSPACE Field Trip - Red Team - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, 1/9 - D Day

  • iSPACE Field Trip - Red Team - 9:00 - 1:00 pm
  • PTO General Meeting - 10:30 - 12:30 - Multi Purpose Room
Thursday, 1/10 - A Day

  • EA Meeting - 7:30 am - Multi Purpose Room
  • Activity Picture Day - All day - Cafeteria (Schedule is on Google)

Friday, 1/11 - B Day - First Friday Schedule

  • PBIS Meeting - 7:20 am - Media Center
  • CML Contest - 6th Grade - 8:25 - 9:54 am - Cafeteria
  • iSPACE Field Trip - Green Team - 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Aviator of the Month Ice Cream Social during lunch - Cafeteria Stage
  • Report Cards Distributed
  • Staff Winter Bowling Party - 3:30 - 6:00 pm - Crossgate Lanes



Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Info for the Staff

Reading & Math Intervention Info

As you are reviewing your Winter MAP scores, how your students have been performing in your classroom, and interventions you have tried, you may be thinking about the next steps of getting a student additional help in reading and math.


Please see the link below to a document with facts regarding referrals to intervention and a link for the referral.


Please see Marilee or Ann Marie for any questions.


Intervention Referral Link & Facts


Looking ahead to January! - Yearbook Activity Picture Day and iSPACE field trips!

The Yearbook Activity Picture Day is Thursday, January 10th, all day. Please refer to the schedule that was shared with you.


Fifth graders will be heading to iSPACE iMission beginning on the following dates from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm each day:


January 8 - Red Team; January 9 - Red Team

January 11 - Green Team; January 14 - Green Team

January 15 - Yellow Team; January 16 - Yellow Team

January 17 - Orange Team; January 18 - Orange Team

Announce to students

Monday, 1/7 - B Day

  • Start of Volleyball - 3:00 pm - New Gym
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 pm - Room 66
  • Lego League - 3:00 pm - Room 65
Tuesday, 1/8 - C Day

  • STRIVE Club - 3:00 pm - Room 57
  • Chess club - 3:00 pm - Media Center
  • Volleyball - 3:00 pm - New Gym
  • Art club - 3:00 pm Ms. Combs' Art Room
  • Lego League - 3:00 pm - Room 65
Wednesday, 1/9/ - D Day

  • Volleyball - 3:00 pm - New Gym
Thursday, 1/10 - A Day

  • Activity Pictures - all day - Cafeteria - please follow schedule
  • Volleyball - 3:00 pm - New Gym
  • Art Club - 3:00 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room
  • Lego League (Astrogroots) - 6:30 - 8:00 pm - Room 65
Friday, 1/11 - B Day - First Friday Schedule

  • CML Contest - 6th grade - 8:25 - 9:54 - Cafeteria
  • Aviator of the Month Ice Cream Social - lunch time - Cafeteria Stage
  • Volleyball - 3:00 pm - New Gym
  • Advanced Orchestra Rehearsal - 3:00 - 4:30 pm - Room 61
  • Lego League - 3:00 - 5:00 pm- Room 65

Happy Birthday!


Angela Santangelo - December 23

Leslie Burklow - December 25

Casie Garland - December 27

Andy Gruber - January 8

Heidi Dream - January 9

Paula Chiricosta - January 12

Gayle Castle - January 13

Barb Snyder - January 16

Kelly Main - January 17