The Blake Buzz
Week of January 11-15, 2016
11 Outer Loop Kroger Boxtops for Education Check presentation ceremony 4-5pm
12 Report Cards Go Home
12 Committee Meetings 4:00-5:00pm
13 ILT 4PM
13 PTA Board Meeting 4:15pm
14 Earthquake and Fire Drill
14 Spelling Bee in cafeteria 2:00pm for 3rd-5th to watch
14 SCM update training 4:15-6:15pm
15 Pay Day
16 Basketball game at The Brown School 11:15 a.m.
18 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- No School!!!
19 Committee Meetings 4:00-5:00pm
20 LG&E Engineering Club 4:00-6:00pm
21 Lockdown Drill
21 Drama Club (2nd-5th) 4:00-5:30pm
21 SBDM 4:15pm
25 Teachers update grade books
26 100th Day of School (unless snow days)
28 STAFF POTLUCK
28 Drama Club (2nd-5th) 4:00-5:30pm
29 Pay Day
MANDATORY HARASSMENT AND DISCRIMINATION VIDEO for ALL JCPS EMPLOYEES
JCPS is requiring every employee to view an 11 minute video on harassment and discrimination and pass a quiz afterward. This is required for EVERY EMPLOYEE. There is a 5 question true/false quiz required after viewing the video. EVERY EMPLOYEE will need to log into a JCPS computer with their personal credentials, access the link below, then complete the quiz. Employees will need to know their 6 digit employee ID number when completing the quiz, available on your paystub and in JCPS & Me. In order to meet the requirements of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), we must ensure EVERY EMPLOYEE has viewed the video. EEOC defines any employee as a paid employee (paycheck or stipend) whether full-time or part-time. JCPS is able to track this process and will let each principal know if there are employees who still need to take the quiz.
Teachers of Grades 3-5 only: There is also a mandatory 7 minute student video, intended for students in grades 3 – 12. There is no quiz required after viewing. Please send Susan an e-mail with the date, grade, and number of students who have viewed this video. I have to turn this in to JCPS Central Office.
Thank you to our entire staff for your professionalism last Friday. It was very reassuring to our students who came to school to see that you were here, learning occurred, and that all of us stayed safe. We have three Blake fathers who worked as "Watchdogs" that day, and they will be working one day a week starting this week. If you see one of these volunteers, please say hello and thank them for their service to our school.
PAWS OF PRAISE
Staff, don't forget to give out our Paws of Praise tickets every day. We will call our winners for the first week to the office for their recognition at 3:30 today. We will recognize this week's winners this Friday.
Please sign up for a committee by tomorrow morning if you have not already. We will be having committee meetings this Tuesday and next Tuesday from 4-5pm. Please elect a chairperson or co-chairs, and work collaboratively to delegate tasks, as we plan Family Math Night (Tuesday, Feb. 9), Family Literacy Night (Wednesday, March 2), Social Committee/Community Involvement activities (Cultural Fair, Career Day, Potlucks, Student motivation & rewards).
PTA VALENTINE'S DANCE
The PTA is planning a Valentine's Dance on Saturday, February 6, from 3-6 p.m. They will be asking for staff volunteers to help out at the dance, so if you are free that day, your help will be appreciated.
WRITING WALL OF FAME
PLEASE UPDATE your frame this week with current student writing in the frame. Many frames do not have a piece of writing up, and this needs to be updated every month. It doesn't matter WHAT is in the frame, as long as it is a good sample of writing representing your class. THANK YOU!