Nuts & Bolts

May 13, 2019

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Happy Teacher Appreciation Week

Happy Mother's Day to all of you who are mothers or like-mothers. I hope you enjoyed a beautiful weekend and were showered with appreciation and love.


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Thank you for your dedication to your students and MMA. The love and concern you have for students is evident every day and physically felt by everyone who enters our school. Thank you for feeding the minds, bodies, and souls of the children we serve each day.


Thank you all for your feedback in completing the stakeholder end of year survey Monday. I hope you were able to use the unexpected, extra time well. If you were absent for the staff meeting, please complete this survey before Wednesday, when it will close.


Welcome back Lana, Nicoletta, Laura, Leigh, Michelle, and Andrea. Thank you for chaperoning the Redwoods and Crow Canyon trips and making these wonderful field experiences available to our students. I can't wait to talk to those 6th and 9th graders about their week.


We will have lots of guests in our building this week. Junior High parents will be touring all this week during Junior High Open House. We also have several interviews and tours this week. Thank you for your flexibility and patience as we wander through your space. Thank you for engaging students and ensuring they are on-task.


Friday is field day and 9th grade graduation. Remember, all full-time staff members are expected to attend 9th grade graduation.


See you at the staff party at my house (1460 Lake St) anytime after 4pm Saturday.


Have a wonderful week,


René

Circle of Excellence Award Nomination

MMA was nominated for the 2019 UT Association of Public Charter Schools' (UAPCS) Circle of Excellence School of the Year award! We should be very proud of ourselves on receiving his prestigious nomination. Final results will be announced at the UAPCS Reception and Awards Dinner on June 12th.
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Field Day

Field day is Friday, May 17th from 9-11am for lower el and 12-2pm for upper el. JH advisories will join UE classes in the rotation of activities. The following UE classes and JH advisories are paired:


  • Michelle - Kirsten
  • Amanda - Amity
  • Adrian - Leigh
  • Andria - please divide your advisory students equally amongst the other advisories
  • Casey - Kotie
  • Lisa - Shanan



All teachers and assistants should plan to actively participate and/or run stations.


Junior High - as discussed at your last PLC, students will have a yellow ticket work cycle from 8:30-11:30am, have lunch at 11:30am, and then head to your UE class to join for field day.


You and your students may dress down this day and wear appropriate athletic attire.

Spirit Days

In order to reduce the amount of end of year chaos and not have children dressed crazy during bridging ceremonies, spirit week will consist of 2 spirit days this school year:


Thursday, May 23th - Crazy sock and/or hair day

Friday, May 24th - Wear your favorite tie-dye and/or sports team attire

Fire Drill - Tuesday

We will have a fire drill this week on May 14th. Please remember to close your doors and turn off lights on your way out.

Last Day of School Schedule

Friday, May 24th - Yearbook Signing

The GOAL for implementing this plan is to only have half of the student population roaming (supervised) at a time through school.

9:00-9:30am

  • LE stays in their classrooms getting class signatures
  • UE is free to travel through the school getting signatures from outside their class
  • UE staff - either the teacher or assistant position themselves outside the classroom in the halls and common areas of their side to supervise roaming students
  • JH students are free to travel through school getting signatures

9:30-10:00am - Inside School

  • UE stays in their classrooms getting class signatures
  • LE is free to travel through the school getting signatures from outside their class
  • LE staff - either the teacher or assistant position themselves outside the classroom in the halls and common areas of their side to supervise roaming students
  • JH students are free to travel through school getting signatures


Friday, May 24th Kickball Game & Capture the Flag

The GOAL for implementing this plan is for 9th grade to feel like the end of MMA, instead of the 6th grade students vs. staff game to feel like the end, in an attempt for students to feel and assume that they will continue on at MMA through junior high. This plan also serves as a transition for 6th graders to mingle and team build with 7th and 8th graders.

10:00 -11:30am - Outside School

  • JH game staff vs 9th grade
  • Two JH advisories including 6th graders play each other in Capture the Flag (6th graders will join the advisories in which they were paired during their bridging ceremonies to play).
  • Staff are free to play kickball vs. 9th graders, sign yearbooks, and supervise all parts of the playground area.
  • Kinder through 5th graders are free to get yearbooks signed, watch the games, or play on the playground.
**Every class should bring their injury reports clipboard and first aid bag outside.**
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Upcoming Events

5/13/19 - SIT Meeting

5/13/19 - 5/18/19 - JH Open House

5/14/19 - Fire Drill

5/14/19 - PLC Meetings

5/14/19 - Board Meeting, 5:30pm

5/15/19 - Box Top Store

5/17/19 - Field Day (9-11am LE; 12-2pm UE)

5/17/19 - 9th Grade Graduation

5/18/19 - Staff End of Year Party, René's house, 4pm

5/20/10 - EC Bridging Ceremony

5/20/19 - Advisory Meeting, 3:30pm

5/21/19 - LE Bridging Ceremony

5/21/19 - PLC Meetings, 3:30-5pm

5/21-24/19 - Early Release, PTCs

5/22/19 - UE Bridging Ceremony

5/24/19 - Last Day of School for Students

5/27/19 - School Closed

5/28-31/19 - Teacher Professional Learning

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