Monday Talk

April 11, 2016


Please keep April Lee's family on your heart. April's Dad, Bobby Martindale, just recently passed away followed by her father-in-laws passing. We trust that the families will find peace during this time.

Brooke has officially begun her maternity leave and Alma is scheduled to join us this Tuesday. As soon as we hear anything we will let you know!!!!

Jenny Comer will be back in the building with us filling in for Shandy's Maternity Leave!

Brenda Cassidy and Anna Derr will be joining us to fill in for Jamie's Maternity Leave!

(Please email me if there is any celebrations or sharing that needs to be added to our Monday Talks…..if I miss anything please let me know……thanks)


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School Calendar

Please make sure to check our School Calendar daily for changes and updates. Kelly Priest keeps it updated with DIF dates, robotic club, etc. Ms. Laurita oversees the updates with Sports, Testing, etc. District Dates are imported in as well. If your club, etc. needs someting posted please send Ms. Pope an email. Thanks!!!!


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Community Forum

The Community Forum was held and the recommendation of the Superintendent will be made after much thought and analysis of survey results, etc. to the BOE this Monday night at the April Board Meeting. It was an honor having a 1937 graduate of Highfalls High School with us at the Forum!
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This Week of Events at Highfalls

April 11

Mandatory Workday...On Site Professional Development with Lisa Neal....Moore County Instructional Coach from Southern Middle School!!! Bring Tech. Device :)

8:00-10:00: Elementary Section with EC Teachers

10:00-12:00 Middles School Section with Elective Teachers

***Please note this is only applicable if you are not scheduled to attend professional development off campus.

BOE Meeting 6:30

April 12

PLC Plannings

PTA Spring Concert (Middle School) 6:00

April 13

April 14

April 15

Grade K Registration

NC State DOT Competition with Mr. D Cockman

Next Weeks Events at Highfalls :

April 18

Faculty Meeting 2:45

April 19

PLC Plannings

April 20

April 21:

TOY Banquet Congrats Ms. Chelsea Beyer

April 22:

Speical Olympics: Go Macy!!!!

Sandhills Funfest @SCC

TA Banquet 6:00: TATOY Congrats Ms. Marcia Hendrick!!!

NC State DOT Competition with Mr. D Cockman

EOY Assessment Schedule to Show Our Kids Growing in Grades 3-8

May 26 Thursday: Grade 5 and Grade 8 Science EOG

May 27 Friday: Grade 4-8 Social Studies NC Final Exams

May 30 Monday: Memorial Day Holiday (No School)

May 31 Tuesday: No Assessments

June 1 Wednesday: Reading EOG Grades 3-8

June 2 Thursday: Math EOG Grades 3-8

June 3 Friday: Make Up Day: Grade 3 Read to Achieve Review Sessions

June 6 Monday: EOC Math I Grade 8 Math I Block

Re-Test Grade 3 Read to Achieve Reading

June 7 Tuesday: Fun Day

Make-Up Testing

June 8 Wednesday: Make-Up Testing

Achievement Awards Day w/ Give 5 Read 5

Grade 8 Graduation

June 9 Thursday: Last Day of 2015-2016 School Year

Make-Up Testing

Grade 8 Eagles Visit to Duke University

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5K Eagle Flight

Sunday, May 1st, 3pm

Highfalls Elementary School, Robbins, NC, United States

Robbins, NC

Join us for our 1st Annual Eagle's Flight 5K! A bonus event in the Bear Creek Race Series. Brought to you by the Highfalls Boosters Club. Proceeds will go to support Highfalls School Athletics.
Registration will begin at 1:30pm. The race will begin at 3:00 pm.
Runners and walkers will be following a marked course around Highfalls Elementary School and baseball field.
Prices: $15 per competitor (no t-shirt)
$25 per competitor (includes t-shirt)
**You MUST pre-register by April 15th to guarantee a shirt**
For more information, please contact Jonathan Hussey
Make checks payable to: Highfalls Booster Club
Checks may be mailed to Jessica Chalflinch
645 Alex Rd.
Eagle Springs, NC 27242

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Literacy and Math PD dates / topics for the remainder of 2015-2016:


January 20th: MP5 and Visual Representations

February 17th: MP6 and Interacting with Peers

March 16th: MP7 and Understanding Problems

April 6th: MP8 and Organizing

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Floor Buffing!!!!

Ms. Brenda and her awesome team will be buffing the main floors on the following dates. Please be sure to make arrangements to leave at 3:15 on the following days and be mindful of scheduling meetings due to the noise and floor restrictions. If you have any questions please see Ms. Brenda!

February 2

March 1

March 15

April 5

April 19

May 3

May 17

****If it is raining on these dates the floors will be done on the Thursdays of the scheduled week.

Daily Expectations for Soaring to Excellence

PBIS Rubric....Remember Students are not to loose stamps or receive Strikes :)

Bell to Bell Instruction

Alignment to Standards


Student Engagement

Differentiated Instruction

Posted and Aligned "I Can Statements"

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