Friday Focus

January 8, 2016

Important Dates for Next Week

Monday, Jan. 11
  • Law Enforcement Thank-You Breakfast in Media @ 8-9 am
  • PTO Meeting @ 9:30 am
  • Lighthouse Team Meeting @ 2:45 in conference Room
Tuesday, Jan. 12
  • Erinn out at Principal's Meeting @ 8:30-10:30

Wednesday, Jan. 13

  • PL Afternoon Sessions 2:45-3:30 and 3:30-4:15
  • School Staff Picture: We never got a group picture at the beginning of the year. Please wear jeans and your gray "Got Leaders?" shirt on Wednesday for a group picture right before we start PL sessions.

Thursday, Jan. 14

  • Donna at Nurse's meeting from 7:30-9:30
  • Strong4Life Pep Rally--all students @ 1:00 in gym
  • Paras meet with Erinn afterschool in Conference Room

Nuts and Bolts

  • Staff with personal children: Please remind your own children about our "after-school" expectations. Kids should be in their parent's room or designated spot. If they travel through the commons, please ask them to be quiet as ASP students are working on homework.
  • Staff Support for Extra Events: At the beginning of the year, we all signed up for Chik-fil-A Nights for the 1st semester. We now have dates for 2nd semester. Please click on the link below and sign-up for one of the dates. Thanks!

Staff Sign Up for Extra Events (added Chick-fil-A Nights)

Tech "What If..." Challenge

Twitter is a great resource for professional growth and sharing. I'd like us to attempt this "What If" challenge.


  • Step 1: Download and learn how to use Twitter (get with a "techy" in the building or watch this Howcast.)
  • Step 2: Add a quick message about something great that happened at school today (students, adults, personal, etc.)
  • Step 3: Add #mintermoments to your message so that others can easily read the thread.
  • Step 4: Earn a free jean's day for every day that you Tweet! (offer expires on Jan. 22)
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Kudos

  • A great big thank you and all around great job to the team of organizers for the grade level testing this week. It was a job well done. Thank you for making it as painless on the classroom teachers as you did and thank you for only taking a minimum amount of class time to get these important tasks accomplished.--Sandra T
  • Thank you to everyone for their kind words, prayers, and friendship. --Alison
  • Susan Barger & Jamie Vandergrift - For their continued support and willingness to help our After School Program. --Diana and Linda
  • Cheryl Huebecker, Thank you for helping me stuff some bags in record time!! Whew!! ~Tracy
  • Kudos to Angela because it's your BIRTHDAY! Hope you have a blessed one! --Mesha
  • Thank you Joan for being "Johnny on the money!" with helping me today. We are blessed to have you here. --Siren
  • Thank you, Dave, for the DELICIOUS chocolate cake. You are always so thoughtful and kind! ---Clara Zimmerman

  • Thank you, Erinn and Cindy, for fostering such a loving atmosphere. This is such a positive place to be. So grateful to work here. ---Clara Zimmerman

  • Thank you all for the amazing feeling I felt when I left the library yesterday after we all came together for our dear Alison. It is wonderful to work at a place where you can feel so much love. --Kim R.


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