Ship's Log

Week of March 4, 2019

I hope you all enjoyed a SNOW DAY for some R & R or extra cleaning or time to try and get caught up! I love 3 day weekends :)

Let's give Bridget Koetsch a warm St. Anna welcome today. She will be coming into classes Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday morning to meet students and read a book. She will be sharing the music room with Mr. Beck- if you need to know where to find her.

It's the last week of our Kindness Ninja Challenges (but the kindness shouldn't stop there).
Remind students to fill out their Kindness Journals and collect them- I will have 'prizes' for everyone that turns one in.

Remind students it is the last week to bring in sneakers!

Did someone have a recognition idea like for the light bulbs and snowflakes? I can't remember but thought we had one for after the snowflakes- which will hopefully have a bigger impact.

Let's keep recognizing students for all the kind and respectful things they do. You can still recommend students for the #GoodNewsCallOftheDay too!


  • Kids want/need to feel heard
  • Kids want teachers who smile and are happy (the same that adults want from bosses)
  • How do your students know you love your job?
  • Teach every child the way you would want your own child/grandchild taught
  • Be what you want to see
  • Kids need to leave your class feeling better than when they arrived

What will you do to show that you are a GREAT Teacher this week?

This WEEK:

BUS DUTY: Tom Jacobs Please sign up for the next couple of months PLEASE-

Welcome Bridget Koetsch! We are excited to have you join our St. Anna Family as our new SEL Coach!

Monday- Enjoy your SNOW Day!

Tuesday (Day 112) Shrove Tuesday

Texas Roadhouse Fundraiser- Andy Armadillo coming at 10:30

Cool Kids Banking?

Wednesday (Day 113) Ash Wednesday

School Mass 9:00 (Mr. Marcoux with Choir)

Thursday (Day 114)

Friday (Day 115) Early Release 11:30

8th grade OOD for Superlative Photos

PD in room 7 to start

Happy Birthday

Sunday- Santiago, Colin Brearley




Thursday- Emilio, Keaton, Mrs. Petty



Before // After School Activities:


Tuesday- BOK 4-8, Archery

Wednesday- Choir- Mass

Thursday- BOK K-3, Drama


To Do List:

  • If you have not signed up for lunch on Friday- do so ASAP. The menu/list is in the teachers room. I will provide salad!
  • Send your GOOD NEWS postcards home to students... more in the office!
  • Remember to wear your ID badge- Marian has clip on ones if you want it instead of the lanyards
  • UPDATE Option C by Monday each week

Wonderful things I saw this week:

Big picture
Good News Call of the Day

Don't forget to make your PAWSitive Referrals! We're almost half way through the year so we need to TRIPLE or efforts... try to suggest a couple each week!

Teach Like A Pirate!

What strategy are YOU trying this week? What gets students running INTO your classroom?

The 'P' in pirate stands for Passion: "Only passions, great passions, can elevate the soul to great things."- Denis Diderot

read or re-read the Passion chapter this week. What are your Content, Professional, and personal passions ad how can you incorporate those into your lessons?

Let me know if you use any PIRATE hooks so we can share with colleagues!

EdCamp NQ March 16

Here's another EdCamp opportunity in Orange MA. Alissa and I attended last year. Who will join us?

Upcoming Events:

3/4 No School Mass

3/5 Shrove Tuesday

3/6 Ash Wednesday- Mass 9:00

3/8 Early Dismissal- PD :) (lunch preferences???)

3/10 Daylight Savings

3/11 School Mass 9:00

3/13 PTO Out of Dress / PTO 6:00

3/14 Pi Day

3/16 EdCamp in Orange

3/18 School Mass 9:00, Report Cards Live

3/20 Irish Step Dancing 9:30 - First Day of Spring

3/23 Mother-Son Nerf event

3/25 School Mass 9:00 / Mass for Life

3/30 Speech Declamation

PLC/Faculty Meetings: ** We need hosts for these meetings! Thanks **

March 11-

March 18

March 25