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Weekly Bulletin March 16-20

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

March is Women's History Month. Please email me at cradisch@marsd.k12.nj.us with any activities you may be doing in class or clubs to celebrate Women's History Month.


Did you know: Margaret Haley was one of the most influential women in the effort to create better working conditions for female teachers. In 1901, Haley resigned from her teaching position to expend all her energies to organizing teachers. She led the Chicago Teachers Federation and assisted in the start of the American Federation of Teachers. She was nominated to be the AFT’s first president but the position was given to Charles Stillman. Haley assumed the position of national organizer, which was unpaid. Due to differences with Stillman, she decided to withdraw for the organization.

MONDAY QUOTE

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PUSH TO SEE POWER OF TEAMWORK

Funny commercial demonstrating power of teams.

MAMS INSPIRING OTHERS

MAMS INSPIRING OTHERS ACROSS THE US

This principal from Missouri loved our work on collective commitments that she and her staff are going to start their own. Click the picture to see a clearer view of the tweet. We actually got a few tweets regarding our work. Great Job!

TEACHING TIP

JIGSAW ACTIVITY

The link brings you to a video that gives concise (5 minutes) and clear directions on implementing the jig-saw activity in your classroom. The technique is a method of organizing classroom activity that makes students dependent on each other to succeed. It's an in-class way to embed responsibility. Click this link to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfSKkCVFXfM

Reminders:

  • Please be sure to keep doors locked using the lock down magnet, even when you have left the room. If you are concerned about personal belongings please bring them with you. If you should notice (hopefully you won't) anything missing report immediately upon noticing.
  • Please remove any items that obstruct the classroom door window.
  • Club advisors and coaches be sure to check the academic assistance roster and let Cheryl know of any students you may have on your team/club roster who won't be attending academic assistance. We make automated calls when students are absent from academic assistance
  • The portal for Parent-Teacher conferences opens tonight at 7:00 pm. Please be sure to check your appointments.

Important Upcoming Dates

March 17th--PLC Meetings

March 20th--In-Service (Scheduled from 8:30-1:30)

March 24th--Math, LA, Specials Department Meeting

March 26th--SS, Sci, Special Education Department Meeting

March 30th-Parent Teacher Conferences: evening

March 31st--Parent Teacher Conferences: afternoon

April 3-10--Spring Break (3Rs: Rest;Relax; Recharge)

MAMS

"TO TRANSFORM SCHOOLS SUCCESSFULLY, WE NEED TO NAVIGATE THE DIFFICULT SPACE BETWEEN LETTING GO OF OLD STRATEGIES AND GRABBING ON TO NEW ONES"

---ROBERT JOHN MEEHAN