Seeds of Knowledge

VOL. 2, Issue 25 April 8, 2016

A weekly newsletter from Liz and Betty Jo--Planting the Seeds!!

Fluffing Your Branches

KUDOS to all of those who

  • are preparing for PARCC!! Keep asking questions!
  • registered for the Probationary Teacher Conference on April 13th.
  • covered for teachers over the past week--we are a team!!
  • served on the Technology Committee and have prepared EMS for BYOT!

Cultivating Knowledge

  • Be sure to read your PARCC Manual carefully! Following all directions is imperative. Please ask questions if you are unsure!
  • PARCC Testing questions should be directed to Mr. Holley and Ms. O'Hara.
  • Be sure to look at the PAID Professional Learning opportunity listed below!
  • We would love to analyze student work with you and use it to plan up coming lessons. Please reach out to your mentors. 
  • We are also looking for creative ways to engage and motivate all students. Let us know if you would like to chat more about this!
  • How are your SLOs progressing? Schedule a data collection or a conversation with your mentor to prepare for the end of year SLO analysis.
  • Don't forget about your PDP! How is your action plan toward your goal going? Schedule a meeting with your mentor to work on it!
  • If you plan on resigning from HCPS, the deadline is May 1st to retain your MD licensure.

Organizing Your Growth

4/11 Quarter 4 begins

4/11 BYOT authentication @ EMS

4/11 Superintendent and Central Instructional Leadership team visit

4/13 HCPS Probationary Teacher Professional Learning CMW High School 5:00 - 8:00 pm

4/14 JEPL

4/19 Department Meetings

4/26 Election Day--Schools closed

5/1 Resignation deadline for Untenured Teachers (click for link)

5/3 Faculty Meeting

Registration NOW OPEN--Spring Professional Learning Workshop

Wednesday, April 13th, 5-8pm

1301 North Fountain Green Road

Bel Air, MD

Registration ends TODAY!! Sign up by clicking here!

Finally, a little "inspiration" for the beginning of Quarter 4...

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Harford's Heart: Community Events (click here)

Looking for some fun things to do around Harford County?