Starry Staff - Weekly Newsletter

Marion ISD

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Articles, Blogs, Tweets to Share

Dad Shares His Top 10 Observations After Shadowing His Daughter's Kindergarten Class

Funny commentary. Definitely elements of truth.

Until the Final Bell

“Yes we're tired. Yes teachers are ready for a little break. But little eyes are watching. Little ears are listening. And little hearts are taking everything in.”

Can Your School’s Culture Pass the End of Year Test? #lastbell

"Enjoy the little things and embrace your purpose."

Why So Many Kids Can't Sit Still in School

“Lets face it: Children are not nearly moving enough, and it is really starting to become a problem.”

Will They Fly Without You?

Do the following statements make you cringe? "I'm not going to try because I know I can't do it. I'd rather not try, than try and fail. If I can't do it you'll be disappointed."

Leading From Wherever You Are

"I am just a teacher." No you're not! We're ALL leaders.

11 Alternatives to “Round Robin” (and “Popcorn”) Reading

“Popcorn reading is one of the sure-fire ways to get kids who are already hesitant about reading to really hate reading."


Last Week to Make a Difference with Kids!

Sunday, May 22nd -

  • Starry Day at the Cedar Rapids Kernels baseball game, 2pm

Monday, May 23rd -

    • Happy Birthday to Angy Snoop!
    • Violet Day for our A to Z Countdown - wear violet/purple
    • EE out-of-the-building, Echo Hill (Linn Marr) behavior focus program visit, 11am-1pm
    • TLC meeting, Vernon Midle School after-school,

    Tuesday, May 24th -

    • Wacky Wear Day for our A to Z Countdown - wear something wacky!
    • Starry Spirit Day at Starry
    • Cedar Rapids Kernels assembly, 9:15am
    • PBIS tiered fidelity inventory, art room, after-school

    Wednesday, May 25th -

    • eXtra Recess AND Autograph eXchange for our A to Z Countdown
    • PBIS celebration, 2:15pm

    Thursday, May 26th -

    • Yellow and Red for our A to Z Countdown - wear yellow and red
    • Think College Thursday (#TCT) at Starry
    • Starry games, 1-3pm

    Friday, May 27th -

    • Last day of school
    • Zip Out the Door for our A to Z Countdown
    • Inflatable fun
    • Early dismissal, 1:25pm
    • Data entry, 1:45-3:30pm

    Monday, May 30th

    • Happy Birthday to Kim Vrbicek!

    Tuesday, May 31st

    • Teacher work-day

    Wednesday and Thursday, June 1st and 2nd

    • PLC Institute, Kirkwood Linn Co. Regional Center, 7:30am-3:30pm (separate agenda still to come)

    Friday, June 3rd

    • PD Kirkwood Linn Co. Regional Center, 8am-4pm (separate agenda still to come)

    Have an unbelievably amazing summer!

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