Staff Memo

May 7, 2016

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Award Winners

I'd like all of us to gather on Friday at 8:35 in the library to celebrate two winners. One will be the person receiving the Honor & Excellence Award and the other will be our Teacher of the Year. Tough decisions without a doubt.
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HSE21

HSE21 is full speed ahead now that the referendum passed. As you begin to think about shutting down your classroom for the summer, reflect upon two of the HSE21 quadrants: Fundamental Classroom Conditions and Student-Centered Approaches.


Next year, how will you create a classroom that allows for inquiry and teaches kids organization? In order for kids to focus on their thinking, the classroom needs to be free of clutter and distractions. Walls and counter tops need to be ready for student work/projects. There shouldn't be anything hanging down from the ceiling. Trash should always be picked up and the floor ready for kids to sit, lay, and work.


This year as we made a big move away from worksheets, the classrooms got messier to make room for student work/projects. That was step one. Now we are ready for step two. In order for kids to be able to give their best efforts to thinking, their environment should be organized in a way that allows that to happen. Just as we want kids to math facts so they can spend brain power on problem solving, we also want their environments to allow their brain power to focus on thinking.


What are the fundamental classroom conditions that support creative thinking, inquiry, and problem solving? Start your engines. . .

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Upcoming PD Reminders and Revisions

  • May 27 @10-11:30 Nadine Gilkison will share how she uses Digital Technology to enhance her teaching and students' learning. Stay tuned for more info from the Design Team.
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For Your Calendar

  • Thursday, May 12 4:30-6:30 Malala Showcases open to the public

  • Wenesday May 18 4:15-6:00 Young Author’s Conference

  • Thursday May 26 Field Day

16-17 School Year Events and Activities

  • Aug. 1 Rented student iPads delivered to CRES for parent pick-up
  • Aug. 4 6:30-7:30 K Parent Info Night
  • Aug. 8 5:00-6:30 Ice Cream Social
  • Aug. 23 5:15 1st and 2nd Grade Parent Info Night
  • Aug. 23 6:30 3rd and 4th Grace Parent Info Night
  • Sept. 29 5:30-7:00 HSE21Showcases/Open House
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Looking Ahead

Monday, May 9 Day 3

  • One Book, One School Showcases - K and EC
  • Third grade field trip to Fairgrounds
  • 2:00 Office meeting
  • 3:10 Collab Team 2 - The Beautiful Question


Tuesday, May 10 Day 4

  • FIRE DRILL TODAY
  • 8:00/4:00 Tech Tuesday - Wear jeans if you attend
  • 9:30 Admin Team meeting - Lisa gone
  • 3:10 Collab Team 2 - The Beautiful Question


Wednesday, May 11 Day 1

  • Field trip to Strawtown - K
  • 8:15 STL - AG - Hicks
  • 3:10 Collab Team 3 - The Beautiful Question


Thursday, May 12 Day 2

  • Ritchie Woods Field Trip - Part of 1st grade
  • 7:35 CIT meeting
  • 8:15 STL - PA - Omeish
  • 3:10 Collab Team K - The Beautiful Question
  • 4:10 Collab Team EC - Debrief Amy Beverland visit with Sean
  • 4:30-6:30 One Book, One School Showcases


Friday, May 13 Day 3

  • Ritchie Woods Field Trip - Part of 1st grade
  • $1 Hat Day
  • 8:15 STL - KK - Dankoski
  • 8:35 Award Winners - Library - H & E Award and Teacher of the Year
  • 1:00 RtI meeting
  • 1:45 STL - EF - Vadas
  • 3:10 Collab Team 1 - The Beautiful Question


Monday, May 16 Day 4

  • 9:30 Fourth Grade to SCI
  • 3:10 Collab Team 2 - Class lists


Tuesday, May 17 Day 1

  • 8:15 STL - IM - Omeish
  • 3:10 Collab Team 3 - Class lists


Wednesday, May 18 Day 2

  • 8:00 Champions Breakfast - bring your champion and a game to play
  • 2:00 Office meeting
  • 3:10 Collab Team 4 - Class lists
  • 4:15-6:00 Young Authors' Conference in the gym


Thursday, May 19 Day 3

  • 8:15 STL - W - Cook
  • 1:00 New ED class comes to visit CRES
  • 3:10 Collab Team K - create your own agenda


Friday, May 20 Day 4

  • Hawaiian Dress - Break out your best/worst/brightest Hawaiian shirt
  • 8:15 STL - HM - Hale
  • 1:00 RtI meeting
  • 3:10 Collab Team 1 - Class lists