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September 20, 2019

Words of Inspiration

"It is the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed."

-Charles Darwin

A Special Applause to...

We all became educators because we have a passion to help kids. Our training has primarily been in strategies on instruction and behavior. I know in the back of my head I think that I would do anything for my students and I know you would to. Last Friday we had a staff member in a situation that goes well beyond our training. A student suffered a serious injury that ended up causing him to go to the hospital and have surgery. When the injury happened, Andrea Dorko didn't hesitate. She took her sweatshirt off, wrapped it around the wound, and directed others to call emergency responders and move students away from the area. I am sorry that she was in that situation, but amazed by her following her instinct to help this student in a difficult situation.

PD on the Fly...

How to group students can be a paralyzing decision. There is no right answer as different structures fit with different learning opportunities. Interestingly enough, when we talk to students they prefer to be in groups without friends as they don't want to have disagreements with them.


In this article, the authors affirm this when they state, "Having students interact with one or more peers can build community, increase engagement, and make learning more active. But deciding whether and how best to form groups can be daunting." They walk you through rationale and strategies to make this work in your classroom. Enjoy!


https://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/use-flexible-grouping-classroom/?utm_content=buffer538e6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Information for the Staff

STUDENT COUNCIL ELECTIONS


Student council homeroom representative elections will be held between September 23-October 10th. Feel free to run elections anytime between those dates and in any way that makes sense to you and your team! Once you have completed the attached form, give your homeroom representative the permission slip that will be placed in your mailbox.


2019 Student Council Update: Each homeroom is asked to provide ONE homeroom representative, which will help increase student involvement within student council this year. If this is an issue for your homeroom, feel free to contact Cindy or Jon.


Student Council Rep Roster https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScrZKGTcA18GJynV1aREDJPKkgc7733T7WrXUkAV7rOB3Oxzg/viewform?usp=sf_link

For the Week of September 23, 2019

Monday, September 23 - Purple Team/Mallory Bonbright - 12:00 - 2:30 pm - MPR

Thursday, September 26 - WALKATHON - 8:30 - 2:30 pm (See schedule below)

Friday, September 27 - NO school - Professional Development Day


WALKATHON Schedule - September 26, 2019


5th Grade - 8:30 - 9:00 am - Green Team (Rooms 53, 53, 55, 56)

5th Grade - 9:00 - 9:30 am - Red Team (Rooms 16, 17, 18, 19)

5th Grade - 9:30 -10:00 am - Orange Team (Rooms 10, 11, 12, 13)

5th Grade -10:00 -10:30 am - Yellow Team (Rooms 3, 4, 5, 6)


6th Grade - 12:30 - 1:00 pm - Purple Team (Rooms 41, 42, 43, 45)

6th Grade - 1:00 - 1:30 pm - Gray Team (Rooms 20, 21, 22, 23)

6th Grade- 1:30 - 2:00 pm - White Team (Rooms 24, 25, 26, 27)

6th Grade - 2:00 - 2:30 pm - Blue Team (Rooms 33, 35, 36, 37)


Upcoming:

Monday, September 30 - Picture Re-take Day - Cafeteria Stage - 8:00 - 12:00 pm

Monday, October 7 - Flu Shot Clinic - 6:45 - 8:15 am - Staff Lounge


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

Announce to Students


Monday, September 23- "D" Day - Greene Machine - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Choir Room 66

Tuesday, September 24 - "A" Day - Greene Lightning Girls Running Club - 3-4 pm - Old Gym

Tuesday, September 24 - "A" Day - Boys' Basketball Club - 3-3:50 pm - New Gym

Tuesday, September 24 - "A" Day - Art Club - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room

Tuesday, September 24 - "A" Day - Lego League - 3:00 - 6:00 pm - MPR

Wednesday, September 25 - "B" Day - Boys' Basketball - 3-3:50 - New Gym

Wednesday, September 25 - "B" Day - Lego League - 3:00 - 6:00 pm - MPR

Thursday, September 26 - "C" Day - WALKATHON!!!! - 8:30 - 2:30 pm

Thursday, September 26 - "C" Day - Greene Machine - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - Choir Room 66

Thursday, September 26 - "C" Day - Bowling - 3:00-4:30 pm - Crossgate Lanes

Thursday, September 26 - "C" Day - Boys' Basketball - 3:00 - 3:50 pm - New Gym

Thursday, September 26 - "C" Day - Makerspace begins - 3:10 - 4:00 pm - Media Center

Friday, September 27 - NO SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS! PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

Friday, September 27 - Lego League - 4:30 - 6:30 pm - MPR

Happy Birthday!


Cathy Feltner - September 21

Jon Tobergte - September 21

Amye Kelly - September 22

Georgia St. John - September 22

AnnMarie Brubaker - September 23

Leslie Cummings - September 23

Ann Uhlman - September 27

Erin DiMuzio - October 1