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Week of May 2nd-May 6th

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The Week at a Glance

Monday, May 2, 2016:

  • Happy Teacher & Instructional Support Appreciation Week!
  • Bus Driver Appreciation Day-Please take time to share with your scholars and acknowledge our great transportation team!
  • Dragon Discussion @ 8:30am
  • Book Fair Preview-See Schedule
  • Extended Day Tutoring-5th Grade Math (Polsgrove & Hoke), 4th Grade Literacy (Miller), 4th Grade Math (Butler & McLeod)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  • Hispanic Parent Community Meeting @8:15am
  • Book Fair Preview-See Schedule
  • Extended Day Tutoring-5th Grade Literacy (Scharer & Polsgrove), 3rd Grade Literacy (Corpuz), 4th Grade Literacy (Butler)

Wednesday May 4, 2016:

  • Teacher Luncheon in Media Center-Duty Free Lunch :)
  • TRC Norming- All Staff @ 3:30 in the Media Center

Thursday May 5, 2016:

  • 4th Grade Raleigh Field Trip
  • 1/2 Day Planning1st Grade (AM)

Scharer/Ingle- Tate

McAlpin- Sub TBD

Hirten- Mace

Hiraman- Code

  • 1/2 Day Planning for 3rd Grade(PM)
  • France-Mace

    Parker-Sub TBD

  • Scott- Tate


  • Send Home Thursday Folders-Send Home Progress Reports & two work samples home with feedback
  • Extended Day Tutoring-3rd Grade Literacy(Parker), 4th Grade Literacy (McLeod),3rd Grade Math (Allen)
  • Spring Concert @ 6pm---New Date!

Friday May 6, 2016:

  • School Lunch Hero Day-Please take the time to thank our amazing Café staff :)
  • PJ and Movie Day for Class Dojo Celebration-See email from Miller for details
  • Produce Drop Off @2:30 during dismissal
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Future Dates to Keep in Mind...

  • Monday, May 9th-TRC Testing Begins (nonfiction texts)
  • Wednesday, May 11th-Thursday, May 12th-Camp Thunderbird 5th grade
  • Friday, May 13th-Beginner's Day
  • Thursday, May 19th-Step Up Night & PTA General Election
  • Wednesday, May 25th-3rd & 5th Grade Reading EOG & Thursday, May 26th 3rd & 5th Grade Math EOG
  • Friday, May 27th-Non-Required Teacher Workday
  • Wednesday, June 1st-4th Grade Reading EOG & Thursday, June 2nd-4th Grade Math EOG, 5th Grade Science EOG, and 3rd Grade Make-Up EOG for Read to Achieve


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Summer School

Guess the Shamrocker!

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Summer Employment Opportunities

Old Chatham Swim Club in Plaza Midwood is looking for summer camp counselors, as well as a camp director to play "air traffic control." Brooks Shelley, the camp coordinator, wants to staff these roles with Shamrock teachers! You can find out more information (camp descriptions, times, dates, etc) at under the Summer Camp tab. Please reach out to Brooks directly at or 704-451-1107 for additional information about joining the team. Thanks!!

What's New!

  • The Office of Accountability would like to share with you our new website, Please log on often to follow our latest Hot Topics and our new training videos, which will be frequently updated. You will find important information regarding our new Navigator Portal, CMS' Early Warning Indicator System (EWI), Research projects, how to submit a Data Request, and yes, testing, among other great works we do.

Shamrocker of the Week! ...Ms. Schlick

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Check out the TRC Schedule Here 5/9-5/18

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