Jaguar Journal

Week of 10/14/19

Important Events for the Week:

Monday, October 14

  • CogAT Training 3rd Grade Teachers 9:15

  • Talent Show Practice during recess for those in show (see schedule below - Recess List)

  • 5th Grade Quarterly Collaboration with Friday Institute

  • BEST Meeting after dismissal in Susan Landis 3rd grade classroom

Tuesday, October 15

  • CogAT testing (3rd)

  • 5th/K PLC

Wednesday, October 16

  • Carla out at monthly principal meeting

  • CogAT testing (3rd)

  • 4th/1st PLC

  • NC Check-In Training after school (3-5, ESL, EC)

Thursday, October 17

  • Eddie out at AP meeting

  • 5th grade trip to the fire station

  • 3rd/2nd PLC

  • CogAT testing (3rd)

  • NCE’s Got Talent at 6:00 in the MPR (Please come out and support our talented Jaguars!)

Friday, October 18

  • 3rd Grade Field Trip

End of First Quarter - The end of the first quarter is fast approaching. The end of the first quarter is October 25th.

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Upcoming Important Dates:

Red Ribbon Week is Coming - Information for the week can be found here.

Jaguar Fun Run is coming soon! Here are the details we have right now.

November 1st

  • Conference Day - On November 1st, we will have a required workday that will be reserved for parent teacher conferences. Our PTA will be providing us lunch during the day.

  • ALL DAY TRAINING on Champs for the following: Evans, Ross, Trygar, Loftus, DePietro, Maul

  • ½ Day Training for Instructional Assistants & all specials teachers. One group will be trained in the am/one in the pm. I will let you know the details as soon as I learn more.


  • A Little Ray of Sunshine...updates from the Sunshine Committee:

  • Staff, please complete the Birthday survey sent by the committee- We love to celebrate each other! We would also love ideas/suggestions on how to celebrate! Please fill out this survey or see a member of the Sunshine Committee with ideas!

  • On Wednesday, October 23, 2019- Chatham County Schools Catering will be here on campus making a pasta lunch served with garlic bread. The cost is $5.50. If you would like to order please sign up in the cafeteria by the end of lunch Monday, October 14th, 2019. We will also have a dessert dash for that day- Sign-up sheets for this will be posted in the workroom and on the mailroom door.

  • Math Delivery Guide: The district has revised the math instructional delivery guide. You can find it here. The grade levels who created frameworks last year already have a lot of these components in place--way to go! The biggest change is the “Personalized Practice” section which replaces guided math in order to allow for more personalized learning and/or blended learning. Please look through this delivery guide. Then plan to have PLC conversations about how in line your grade level is with district expectations. Please also review how you can rework your personalized practice time to include rigorous independent practice activities and differentiated, targeted small group instruction.

  • The Science Fair is fast approaching. Entry forms are due October 28th. There are extra copies on the worktable in the mailroom. Please return completed forms to Juliana Maul (form does require a teacher signature). Display boards will be provided after entry form is completed and turned in. Projects will be due November 19th. Also, there will be an open house on November 19th from 5:30 to 7:00. All are invited!

  • EAP Newsletter can be found here

  • Halloween - is a half day this year. However, we will not be celebrating at school. We will be reminding students and parents that students and staff will not be dressing up and distracting from learning. We have several families that do not celebrate and will have plenty of time to celebrate outside of school hours. Thank you for helping us make Halloween a day of learning.

Volunteers are ready to help our Jaguars GROW!

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Duties for the Week:

AM Duty:

Early Bus/Cafe/Lobby: Trejio, K. Horton

Main Lobby/Hallway : Webster

Intersection/MPR Lobby: Gendron

4th/5th Hallway: Spencer

Buses: Trygar

Cars: Murray, Avila, Brooks, Parrish, Avila, B. Horton, Stahoviak

PM Duty:

Bus Ramp: Trygar, Bland, Crankshaw

Late Bus: Trygar, Avila, Brooks, Parrish, K. Horton

Cars: Harrington, Lien, Young, Vivanco, Layman, Rockett, B.Horton, Lippy, Webster- TL, Ross- TL