February 28, 2016

Mission & Vision Statements:

The mission of Northeast Elementary School is to inspire, educate, and empower students to be successful socially, academically, and physically in order to prepare them to meet the challenges of the future.

Our vision is to ensure that students SOAR to the highest level of success because "college and career readiness" begins with a strong academic foundation.

Lyle's Loving Logic

"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't."

-Rikki Rogers

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"Shout Out to our wonderful custodians for taking the time out of their day to talk with students!!!! "

- Kelly Robinson

"Shout out to Ronnie! During his morning shift he has been on fire! Sweeping, mopping up spills, and running around getting things accomplished! All of this with a smile on his face!"

- Leigh Ann Justice

"5th Grade would like to do a HUGE shout-out to Malanie Whitaker for making our tummies happy!"

"We would like to give a shout out to Lisa Smith and Rachel Hampton for having positive attitudes with the ESL students and schedule changes. They are always willing to work with us on what is best for the students. We have given them so many changes in the last month and they have been so flexible and approachable."

-Jill Dockins and Jean Flynn

Please show recognition to our hard-working faculty & staff members! Send shout-outs to Lauren Finley, Kim Flint, or Helena Jones. :-)

Congratulations on Completing a Triathlon!!!

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Picture by Lisa Kemmer

TO DO...

1. Path Driver for Reading and Math - Please check your class roster on Path Driver to make sure all students are listed. You will need to have student user name and password before your testing date in order for students to log in. RTI students will not be able to progress monitor after March 4th until they take their spring screener.

2. RTI Data Chat - We will have our next RTI data chat on Thursday, March 10th. RTI teachers need to bring lesson plans to the meeting. Please score ORF as soon as possible so we can use this data during our meeting.

3. iPads - The iPads that are available for individual checkout will be stored in the computer lab (on the counter). This will make it easier to locate the devices when they are needed for progress monitoring. PLEASE DO NOT PULL INDIVIDUAL IPADS FROM THE CART.

4. Family Fun Night is scheduled for March 22, 2015. Please make sure your committee is prepared for activities that night.

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10 Day Forecast of Upcoming Events

2/29/16 - Leap Year

3/1/16 - Election Day; Faculty and Staff Inservice, No Students

3/2/16 - Boxtops for Education collection day

3/2 - 3/3 - Dominoes Pizza Spirit Nights

3/4 - 3/11 - Path Driver for Reading and Math Spring Screener

3/13/16 - Daylight Savings Time Begins - Move clocks up 1 hour

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Mary Lawrence

Spring Valley, Illinois
What’s the most rewarding thing about what you do?
It is very rewarding to see how the children grown academically from the beginning of the year to the end.
Why did you choose this profession?
I wanted to help people. My grandma was a wonderful nurse, and I thought about becoming one. I ultimately decided on becoming a teacher so that I could have the same time off as my children.
What is one thing people might not know about you?
My husband's job has taken us on an eighteen year adventure. We have lived in Illinois, New York, Minnesota, Arizona, and Tennessee.

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?
I would love to have a bakery or food truck! Many people at school already know I enjoy cooking very much. My Italian roots run deep and to me cooking equals love.
What is top on your bucket list?
A trip to Italy to see where my grandparents and Daryl's grandparents were raised.

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
The power to eat anything I wanted and not gain an ounce!

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MEME Corner... Laugh Out Loud

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Please e-mail Lauren Finley, Kim Flint, or Helena Jones if you have good news you would like to share, suggestions, or "Shout-Outs!"

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