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October 21, 2016

Principal's Message

We just finished a fun week of School Spirit and are headed into the Pre-Carnival Week. Lots of excitement for the students and us! Thank you for being such active participants in our school all the while keeping your eye on the ball of student success. It’s difficult to juggle so many balls at once without letting any drop. If you start to feel overwhelmed with all that’s in front of you, go back to the basics, simplify, and think about what really matters. A great place to start is creating a nurturing learning environment which nobody does better than all of you! You are all doing a fabulous job and I greatly appreciate your efforts. Have a rip-roaring or relaxing weekend….whichever suits you best.

Important Dates

Monday 10/24

  • National Theater for Children: (Water Pirates) 1:45 pm - Grades 3-5 , 2:30 pm - Grades K-2, EDK, Kinderquest
  • Faculty Meeting - 3:30-4:30 pm Standards Based Grading with Johanna Ortiz
  • open enrollment
  • Dr. Z at Responsive Classroom Conference through Thursday


Tuesday 10/25

  • Dr. Z at Responsive Classroom Conference through Thursday
  • open enrollment


Wednesday 10/26

  • Blood Drive - 2:30 - 7 pm
  • Dr. Z at Responsive Classroom Conference through Thursday
  • open enrollment


Thursday 10/27

  • Global Collaboration during PE
  • open enrollment
  • Dr. Z at Responsive Classroom Conference through Thursday


Saturday 10/29

  • Fall Carnival 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • open enrollment


Monday 10/31

  • open enrollment
  • Classroom Display Expo @ Plaza Annex 8am - 6pm (information in links below)


Tuesday 11/1

  • open enrollment


Wednesday 11/2

  • open enrollment


Thursday 11/3

  • open enrollment
  • LA collaboration


Friday 11/4

  • Final Day of open enrollment

Health and Wellness Info:

Open Enrollment has started!! It is MANDATORY to enroll if you would like to have coverage for 2017.


Þ Points reset to zero October 1st.

Any Virgin Pulse points that you have earned will reset. Any money that you have earned and have not spent still will remain in your account.


Þ The Great American Smokeout is November 17th, 2016

Want to quit tobacco? Start with the great American Smokeout. Enroll in our Quit For Life program and earn points!


Þ Coming in November. Get your flu shot at no cost to you!

The flu shot schedule is located on the BEWell intranet site.


Þ Come to one of the BEWell classes and earn 250 points!

Eat Better Stay Healthier:

November 9th-Plaza Annex-5:30-6:30pm


Þ Tips for a good night's sleep:

November 16th-Plaza Annex-5:30-6:30pm

December 1st-Plaza Annex-12:00-1:00pm


Þ Zipongo is a great website for healthy recipies and good deals on healthy foods! It is also a wonderful way to earn points.

Birthday Celebrations

Oct 27 — Jorja Jean

Nov. 4 - Troy Saunders

Nov. 8 - Natalie Garber

Nov. 9 - Chia Kao

Staff Happenings

PC Duo Guitar Duet

11/12/ -

Virginia Living Museum 3pm-6pm

524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601


12/10 -

Smartmouth Brewing 4pm-6pm

1309 Raleigh Ave, Norfolk, VA 23507



www.pcduoguitar.com

Valerie's Kitchen

A note from Valerie Dandridge:



Good Morning Everyone.

I will be out for 6 to 8 weeks for surgery, today will be my last day until after Thanksgiving.

I only have 3 weeks of sick time so I am doing Soul Food Dinners to help me make it until I come back to work.

Food is my Passion and you wanted be disappointed.

I will deliver 5 dinners or more.

check out flyer and email today, call or text tomorrow for info.

Thanks


VALERIE'S KITCHEN FLYER

A Note from Valerie via Babette

Valerie sent me an email yesterday (Tuesday) that her surgery went better than expected and that she is doing well. I was able to let her know about the donated days. She is beyond grateful, and wanted to make sure the staff knew how much she appreciates their thoughtfulness.

Kudos and Shout Outs

To My “Boo-Er” From Babette….LOVE your taste in Halloween treats!! Thank you!!

To Patti From Lisa Z. Thanks for keeping our Symbaloo up to date!

To Jake From Lisa Z. Thanks for helping with printer installation!

To Annette From Lisa Z. Thanks for the therapy session during our planning time!

To Annette from Terri: I am in puzzles heaven because of you!

To Carla, Jean, and Fred from Terri: I appreciate you diving into Project Clarion's Matter Unit. Thanks for giving your kids that opportunity.

To Nicole and Lauren from Terri: Every child, every day...thank you for thinking about how to grow even your highest readers.

To Lauren Gibson from Joan and Jeanne - Good Luck on presenting at your conference today and Saturday! We know you are going to ROCK!!!!

To everyone from Jean: Thank you so much for all the wonderful baby gifts! Baby Jones is so blessed.

To the Electric 11 from Jean: Thank you so much for the surprise sprinkle with our treats this morning!

To Whitney and the Social Committee from Jean: Thank you so much for throwing Carla and I a shower last week. I had such a great time!

To Babette from Jean: Thanks for taking care of my technology issue!

To Jake from Jean: Thanks for seeking out the "higher ups" to fix my issue. I appreciate you hounding DOT.

To Cathy and Patti from Jean: Thanks for trying to fix my board this week.

To Lauren Gibson from Joan - Thank you for collaborating on Jamestown with me! I know it will be a fun unit for us to teach together!!!!

To Patti and Cathy from Kristina: Thank you for making the breakout for geography! Can’t wait for the kids to use it!

To Cara and Victoria from Kristina: Thank you for just being you!

To Babette and Michelle from Kristina: Thank you for your continued support and help to keep me sane!

To Cara and Stephanie from Kristina: I love planning math with you ladies!

To Lauren Gibson from Joan and Jeanne - Good Luck on presenting at your conference today and Saturday! We know you are going to ROCK!!!!

To Lauren Gibson from Joan - Thank you for collaborating on Jamestown with me! I know it will be a fun unit for us to teach together!!!!

To Annemarie from Fred: Thank you for your thoughtfulness. It was nice talking to you.

To Patti from Fred: Thanks for providing delicious treats during our meeting!

To Dr. Z from Fred: Thank you for allowing us to wear jeans or workout wear on Word Shirt Wednesdays!

To Babette from Fred: Thanks for the Mandatory Training treat!

To The Custodial Staff from Babette – thank you for all that you do to keep the building clean, and for helping the children.

To The Cafeteria Staff from Babette – we so appreciate all of your hard work in making sure both breakfast and lunch run smoothly.

To 2nd Grade from Jen: Thanks for taking my kids yesterday!

To Stephanie J. from Jen: The pumpkin muffin was delicious! Thanks for thinking of me.

To Angie from Jen: Thanks for always listening. J

To Patti from Jen: Thank you for the delicious pretzels at collab yesterday.

To Valerie from Jen: Thank you for ALWAYS taking care of me when it comes to that time sheet, ugh!

To Babette from Jen: Thank you for taking the time to make grade levels the scrumptious potato and pumpkin bread.

To Emily from Colleen - I love seeing all the fun things you do with your students…you are so creative!!

To Kay, Valerie, and Sonia from Colleen - thanks for being so sweet and welcoming to me in joining the office space. I am happy to be working along with you and look forward to my days at TES!

To Beth from Meghan: Thank you for going with the flow and for stepping right up when I was unexpectedly in a meeting for so long!

To Kelly from Meghan, Amy, and Emily: Thank you for organizing the Dr. Jean webinar for us!

To Beth, Theresa, and Whitney from Meghan, Kelly, and Amy: Thank you for working so well as a part of our team and for getting so many materials ready for us each day!

To Whitney from Meghan: Thank you for coaching GOTR with me!

To Lisa S. from Meghan, Kelly, and Amy: Thank you for working with our kiddos. It is such a huge help to us!

To Ashley Smith from Babette – Welcome to the wonderful world of the Starbuck’s Double Shot – Restretto! Thank you so much for the treat!!

To Terri from Carla - thank you for your help trying out our matter lessons

To Jake from Carla - thank you for answering all of my (daily) computer questions

To Cheryl M. and Walter from Carla - thank you for helping when I had the electrical issue!

To Pat from Carla - thank you for helping with my copy issues!

To 2nd grade from Carla - thanks ladies for all of your support daily!

To Lane from Carla - thank you so much for what you are doing for me! I hope I haven't scared you off yet!!

To Michelle from Carla - thank you for listening to me and helping brainstorm!

To Stephanie from Carla - thank you so much for going above and beyond to help my student and help ease my frustrations!!

To Whitney and all of the social committee/ staff who attended from Carla - thank you for a lovely baby shower!

To classroom teachers from Patti: Thank you for expressing your thoughts on personalized and blended learning. The discussion with each grade level was so insightful for me.

To Patti-Thank you for doing our new and updated newsletter!

Thanks to the Digital Anchor Team for your work at our meeting. We will figure it out…

Thanks to PAC, ILT and DAT for your input on our continuum. There was fantastic discussion.

To Cheryl M-We appreciate you! You keep us all safe and you really know our students and their families.

To Sonia-Thank you for working on the Blood Drive for us.

Many thanks to all of our Pre-K night volunteers! It was so much fun seeing our next year’s K students so excited about school.

Thanks to all of our “runners”. I appreciate you keeping our little ones safe.

To Tess, Haley, Natalie, and the Stephanies-I have loved seeing what you are doing in your first year. It’s a process J

To my BOOer-Thank you for the fabulous treat…so perfect!

Thanks to all of our participants during this Spirit Week-The students love seeing you dress up with them.

To Annette and Lisa S.-Thank you for helping me this week.

To all of you - Thank you for showing up every day with a positive attitude about our work and our students. You make a difference! I look forward to sharing my conference information with you when I return.