Week of January 28th
Power of Positivity
I hope you know by now how strongly I believe in the power of positive communications with parents/families/students. The Edutopia article below talks about using positive phone calls home to build relationships. I know some of you already do this, but I also know that calling parents makes some of you very nervous. Yes, calling the parents of all of your students would take a tremendous amount of time, but when you consider we have 180 days, maybe it seems more doable. Don't let the volume overwhelm you. Start small, set a goal, and see how it goes.
The end of the article challenges us to try and suggests that the effects for our students, our classes, and our school might be transformational. If the weather forecast holds true, we will likely have some elearning opportunities next week. Maybe an elearning day would be a good opportunity to make a few calls and maybe brighten a few parents day. I'm going to commit to making 5 positive parent phone calls next week. I hope many of you will join me. Let me know how it goes.
Something To Ponder
Mr. Morgan Out
Next week I'll be gone to PBL training with Mr. Knipper, Mrs. Vice, and Mrs. Wesson Monday-Thursday. So if we don't have much school this week you will be getting a nice break from my ugly mug!
Love 'Em, Are You All In?
You've Seen It Before
Upcoming Morning Meetings
2/6: Ronald McDonald Care Mobile in parking lot
2/19: Yates and Jordan to KinderForest
2/20: Ummel and Shaw to KinderForest
2/22: Officer Phil program 1:15-1:45
3/16: PTO Father/Daughter Dance
3/19: Yates and Jordan to KinderForest
3/20: Ummel and Shaw to KinderForest
3/21: 1st Grade Music Program
4/12: Mobile Dentist Follow Up
4/16: Yates and Jordan to KinderForest
4/17: Ummel and Shaw to KinderForest
5/8: Yates and Jordan to KinderForest
5/9: Ummel and Shaw to KinderForest
Please send me any important dates as you get them!