Tuesday's Times

Bay Shore MS's Practitioner's Guide on What Matters Most!

We Believe...

Children are our most precious commodity and the holders of our future. To see them reach their full potential - we commit to our continuous learning and the learning of our students so that each learning activity is engaging, culturally responsive, and prepares them for their futures.

Aim High!

April 5, 2016

Upcoming Events

April 5-7, 2016 - NYS ELA Assessments
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Educating Our Children...

Dear MS Family,

Spring? Spring? What Spring? Just when I thought I could put the winter jacket away - I had to pull it out again. Not only did I have to take it out again - I took out the long winter jacket :-) Let's hope we'll be on the upswing real soon.

Toward the end of last week, I attended the ASCD conference in Atlanta, Georgia. No need to get jealous - it wasn't warm at all. I went with tank tops expecting to bask in the sun and was met with cooler weather that required a sweatshirt. I'm so glad that the facility was close - so my little toes didn't freeze too much in my open toe shoes :-0. I'll be sharing more stories with you of my adventures over the course of the next few weeks. For now - let me tell you about a dynamic speaker who was the inspiration for the film Freedom Writers...

The speaker, Manny Scott, had a message that still resonates with me. He shared that one person helped him to write a new chapter in his life. He encourages others to use their power to help students achieve their dreams. Let's help EVERY CHILD write a new chapter WRITE NOW...

"3" Images to Ponder

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The connections we have with our children make all the difference in our classrooms. Here's an excerpt from the book You've Gotta Connect by James Alan Sturtevant. A huge thanks to Liz Galarza for sharing - what a difference a word makes!
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"2" Tech Tips to Try

Using Flipgrid in the Classroom.
25 Basic Mac Keyboard Shortcuts

"1" Must-See Video

Fear? We eat fear for breakfast!

A HUGE thanks to Katie Hunter for sharing this week's Must-See video!

What room does fear have?

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

Our Middle School Family has been blessed with two new members:

Congratulations to Janine and Bryan on the birth of their beautiful baby girl, Danielle Angela Bacarella, weighing in at 6 lbs 11oz born on April 1st. Mommy and Baby Bacarella are relaxing at home - well at least one of them is :-)!

Happy Birthday

This week, give a BIG Happy Birthday to...

April 7 - Megan Jensen

Upcoming Events - Looking Ahead

April 8-12 - NYS ELA Assessments Make-ups

April 13-15, 2016 - NYS Math Assessments

April 18 - ELA Assessment Scoring Day

April 19 - MS Transition Night

April 25-29 - Spring Recess


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