CMSS MONDAY MESSAGE...
September 19, 2016
RESPECT, EXPLORE, ACHIEVE, LEAD
Message from the Boss...
The first half of the video just hurts my heart...but what I see at MSS is the second half of the "Every Opportunity" video. Be sure you are taking those opportunities for every child because EVERY CHILD IS WORTH IT!
- School is hard enough.
- Challenge students to be there best!
- Everyone can make a difference.
- Talk with us and not at us. Share yourself with us.
- Give us courage and compassion.
- Help students find their voice.
- Wednesday is the Anti-Bullying Assembly. Be sure to discuss appropriate assembly behavior.
- The RTI Team (former Sprint Committee) will begin meeting next week. The Team will be developing the expectations and procedures for bringing students to the RTI Team. Those expectations and procedures will be shared with the whole faculty afterwards.
- Fall Pictures on Thursday, Sept. 22nd. Hope Larson put a schedule in your boxes on Tuesday.
I have missed ya'll this week and look forward to being back in the building.
Have a restful weekend!
Sixth Grade:Expect Respect - a program of SafePlace. Hicks will get a copy of it to team leads in grade 6.
Fifth Grade: Growth Mindset videos through Youtube Class Dojo
October- Kick-off BOUNCE BACK program through counselors. Fifth Grade: Team Kickoff will begin in September with Mrs. True. She has emailed us the dates. The counselors will provide blackline masters providing activities that supports the BOUNCE BACK program.
Thank you to the CLUB Committee for working so hard and making the selection process more excited for our students! Kiddos to Jones, Singleton and Lumpkins!
R.E.A.L. Panther Committee
The R.E.A.L. Panther Committee has worked really hard to make school fun and rewarding.
R.E.A.L. Rewards: front of lunch line pass (we will allow the last weeks winners to participate) When students receive their Reward I will also pass out a card for them to use in the cafeteria.
R.E.A.L. Teacher Award: parking space, Sonic drink, one from 5th, one from 6th, one essential/support. Forms for kids to nominate will be sent out. When we have R.E.A.L. Panther Assemblies we will recognize the R.E.A.L. Teacher Award.
R.E.A.L. Panther nomination forms for students will be sent out soon.
I am waiting on the R.E.A.L. Panther t-shirts to come in before we set the first assembly date. My hope is we will have the first assembly Friday, September 23rd.
Curb Appeal Committee is looking at adding banners for Teams, Respect, Explore, Achieve and Lead, plus new banners to help parents locate areas throughout the building.
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT COMMITTEE
Grandfriends Day (R.E.A.L. Friends Week)- Oct. 3rd-6th
The Parental Involvement Committee came up with a way to have a Grandparents Day. We are going to have R.E.A.L. Friends Week. This will be an opportunity for our students to invite a Grandparent, parent, aunt, uncle, friend to have lunch at school with us!
We will use the entire week for students to invite their Grandfriends~R.E.A.L. Friends.
Students with the last name:
F- J Tuesday
K- O Wednesday
P- T Thursday
We will have additional tables set up in the 5th grade gym for eating. Book Fair will be going on during that week. We will also need to look at covering the halls with student work and projects to showcase our student successes!
The Spirit Committee will determine the themes from High School to determine our Spirit Week.
Dates have not been confirmed but here are some of the fun events they have planned for all of us:
Fall into food- September 23, 2016 located in Kiva
Sweet treats-October 28, 2016
Come Chill with a Chili contest. Bring your crock pot full of chili!! December 2, 2016
SAFETY AND SECURITY COMMITTEE
Great job on fire drill last week. Be sure that when students exit your classroom that the classroom door closes. Several doors were left open.
Before we have our Lock-down drill we will discuss procedures. I am unfamiliar with what has been done in the past and what improvements need to be made
20- School Board Meeting
G.T. Pre AP/AP Night
21- Anti-Bullying Assembly
22- FALL PICTURES- NOTE** this is a date change
RTI Team 3:30
23- 5th grade G.T. to Southridge
27- G.T. Open House (6th grade 6:00-6:45 5th grade 7:00-7:45)
28- Special Olympics Bowling
4- Faculty Meeting 3:40 Cafeteria
Cutie to Beauty
6-Wholesome to Handsome
PTO Meeting 1:30
10-14 SPIRIT WEEK
10-14 Literacy Assessment Window
11- PRIDE Assembly (Dodd)
End of 1st 9 Weeks
Space Camp Meeting 6:00-7:00
12- PRIDE Assembly (Dodd)
14- Homecoming Day 2:00 Dismissal Parade 3:30
17- ALL Report Cards will go home
5th grade Science Interim Assessment
18- 2:00 Dismissal P/T Conferences 2:45-7:00
School Board Meeting
19- Unity Day
6th grade Science Interim Assessment
20-2:00 Dismissal P/T Conferences 2:45-7:00
21- No School
25- 5th grade Math Interim Assessment
Fall Picture Retakes
27- 6th grade Math Interim Assessment
RTI Team 3:30
28- Frontier Festival
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