Nuts & Bolts
December 2, 2019
Thank you for those who supported our float conception, build, and parade. Special thanks to Amanda and especially Autumn for hours of effort put toward this awesome event. There were several key families that helped us out and they will be thanked in the MMM.
I'll see you all at the staff meeting today after school. The agenda is below. Please bring a device to take the end of meeting survey and also the colorful behavior plan cards from your classroom, if you have them.
Update - thanks for your participation in the staff meeting yesterday. Please take a moment to complete the 3 question post PD survey I emailed yesterday.
Health Inspection - Follow Up
Thank you for your attention and holding snack when the health inspector came. She did not find any major errors - thank you all for that. I had a few questions that I wanted to address -
- Ensure that knives are locked up when not in use. When knives are in use, there should be close adult supervision.
- Since we have early childhood students in the building, chemicals should be accessible and under the sink. You can store these in the closet areas.
Fire Drill Feedback
Please reference the Emergency Guide below and have a copy printed for your black emergency clipboard. Also, you need to have a class list in your black clipboard with which you will check attendance when outside.
When all is good and your children are accounted for - one adult per class should step forward and into the road a bit (with your class in the parking stalls) so I can more easily/clearly see which classes are ready.
All doors need to be closed with lights turned out. Closing doors is super important because open doors provide fire oxygen, which causes fire to spread more quickly.
Thanks for making these necessary changes.
JH PTCs - Thank You
International Festival - Thank you
Feel the Love at MMA Day
Please do not plan for Valentine's day celebrations on the 14th. Works can be Valentine's inspired; however, we do not want parties or anything else that interrupts instruction.
We will try to pair students up with visiting students or families - so you just need to prepare to have more bodies possibly in your room on this day - which will require a healthy dose of patience. Please try to explain some of the purpose behind how/what we do here differently. Other than that and your normal awesomeness - there is nothing else for teaching staff to prepare.
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum PD Opportunity
Dear Teachers and Principals,
Red Butte Garden and Arboretum is offering a Professional Development opportunity for your district this school year!
Please help us spread the word to 1st grade teachers in your district. Professional Development and outreach visits to classrooms are completely free and we would love to see you there! Details are below:
For teachers who have already completed the workshop and want another school visit please contact Amie Cox firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling. We do prioritize first year teachers but would love to visit classrooms for a reboot if the schedule allows.
School Programs Specialist
Red Butte Garden
Opportunities for Professional Learning
UMC (Utah Montessori Council) 17th Annual January 31/February 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B59M8BBw3Jd9UW50WUFSRkVQMEVzMHFycDBzMEVGX2dLS3A4/view?usp=sharing
UMLA (Utah Middle Level Association) Annual Conference, Feb.1
UAEYC (Utah Association for the Education of Young Children), Weber State University, March 27, 28 2020
2 Staff Meeting 3:30-5:00pm (Mandatory for all staff)
3 PLC Meetings (Mandatory for full-time staff)
6 MAPA Meeting @ 8:45am
9 SIT Meetings
9 Elementary Concert & Schoolwide Art Show @ 5:30pm
10 PLC Meetings (Mandatory for full-time staff)
10 Box Top Store (11:00am-1:00pm)
11 Junior High Concert @ 5:30pm
12 Lockdown Drill
12 Junior High Play @ 5:30pm
16 Elementary Progress Report Due (hardcopy to Lana and parents)
16 Advisory Meeting
17-19 Elementary Parent-Teacher Conferences; Early Release
17-19 Book Fair/ PTC Meals provided for teachers/staff
17 Junior High PLC (Mandatory for full-time staff)
20 Professional Development; No School
TBD Box Top Store (11:00am-1:00pm)
23-31 Winter Break; No School