The Weekly Howl

Week of March 19th, 2018

Fall Forward!

Fall forward, it's a simple idea yet so hard to do! In the video below you'll hear Denzel Washington talk about how failure motivates people to greatness! We have to be ok with failure, yes failure is ok. Failure is only failing when we don't fall forward! I think some of the failures he talks about in this video can also pertain to what we do in the classroom. Every year we get students with different needs. If we continue to do what we did for the classes before them and not change because of fear of failure or being complacent we fail them! I encourage you to take new risks, to push students to higher limits and if what you try fails, FALL FORWARD. Learn from what didn't work and continue to search for ways to inspire, motivate, and drive our students!
https://youtu.be/6cgxSL926N8

Congrats to KinderForest

If you haven't heard our KinderForest program was chosen to present at the World of Wonder (WoW) 2018 International Outdoor Early Education Conference held at the Brookfield Zoo in Chicago! This is a HUGE deal. Outdoor education specialists from all over the world will be there and get to hear about what Wolf Lake and Merry Lea have been doing for our kindergarten students! I'm very proud of everyone that has helped make this happen! Here is a link to the WoW website if you're interested in more information.

https://www.thewonderconference.com

Lockdown Practice Drill

Please don't forget our practice lockdown drill happening Monday at 9:00. Please communicate to your students it is only a drill! Thanks!

Books for 5th Graders

Please stop by the office and take time to sign the books for our 5th graders. They are individually labeled so you can leave personalized messages for former students if you wish!

Upcoming Morning Meetings

Tuesday, March 20th @ 7:45: Staff Meeting in the Robotics room, Discussion on the possibility of a choice learning time, and possible PBL training dates.

Important Dates

March 15-20 eLearning Window: to make up the Feb 15 Cancelation

March 22-27 eLearning Window: to make up for the March Cancellation

3/19-5/18: NWEA Spring Testing Window

3/23: 5th Grade to JA Biztown

4/12: WLE 3rd/4th Grade Music Program 6:30-7:30

4/13: 5th Grade to Merry Lea

4/16-5/4: ISTEP Part 2 Window

4/24: Kindergarten Round Up 5:00 p.m.--7:00 p.m.

4/25: Kindergarten Round Up 9:00 a.m.--11:00 a.m.

5/3: WLE 1st/2nd Grade Music Program 6:30pm - 7:30pm

5/10: 5th Grade Incentive Party to Crazy Pins After School

5/16: Ronald McDonald @ 2:00 in the gym

5/29: Tincaps Game @ 7:05 info will come after Christmas Break

6/3: Graduation @2:00

6/21-6/22: Summer Institute