Patriot Press

October 7-11

Reminders/Announcements


Thank you for holding down the fort while Christina and I attended a PBIS conference. We learned a lot and Chicago is a beautiful city but it is always great to be back home! We appreciate everyone who helped support our SD classes and students who may have had a rough day.


Don't forget Dine out to Donate tomorrow! Please remind your parents. If you know where you are eating tomorrow night, consider sharing that with your class :0) I will be eating dinner at Red River Cantina!


In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month-wear your jeans and pink shirt on Mondays for the month of October! (10/7, 10/21, 10/28)


Fall Picture Day is Thursday 10/10-- Please see schedule below the week's calendar.


Watch D.O.G.S. start this week. We have Watch DOGS scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Each week , I will add the Watch DOGS to the important dates section of the newsletter. It will have the dad's name, teacher's name and where they will go for block. They have a schedule to follow which I will add at the end of the S'more. They can follow the schedule or if they prefer to help out at all the recesses, that is fine also. They also have time built in their schedule to help in Makerspace, Library, Lit Library and Computer Lab. If you have a special job they can help with, please let us know and we will communicate it to them. I don't have schedules for SD or AA yet. We will work on these.

Important Dates

Pledge helpers this week-- Mrs. Benson's class


October 7

PALS visit their palees

Dine out to Donate

Yesenia out in p.m.

Day 3


October 8

4th grade PL

1st grade Curriculum Study

Watch D.O.G.-Mr. Clausen-Yancey and Morris, Pe/PE

Day 4


October 9

4th grade PL

Kinder Curriculum Study Day

Jen off campus am

Watch D.O.G.S.-Mr. Hulse-Younger-PE

PTA Meeting- Safety Presentation 6:30 p.m.

Day 5


October 10

All Pro Dads-7:15 a.m.

Picture Day- see schedule below

Spring Creek BBQ Spirit Night

Day 6


October 11

BAS info entered into Aware(1st and 2nd)

Watch D.O.G.S. Mr. Panoolph-Jenkins and Nguyen-Music/PE

Fall Luncheon provided by PTA

Day 1



Monday, 10/14 is Campus Professional Learning. Please be on campus by 8:00 a.m. and in the library ready to start at 8:15 a.m.

Jeans and comfy clothes are okay!

Twitter accounts to follow

@21stcenturytch

@cybraryman1

@edweekteacher

@edtechteacher21

@teachhub

@jimknight99

@edudemic

@coolcatteacher

@teachertube

@edchatPLN

Tutoring List

Teachers—if you are available for tutoring a Parr Student, please send me the topics you tutor and your availability.

Mrs. Ragghianti will put together a tutoring list for Parr Families. The district used to have a list that they would give us with people who tutor but they are not going to do this anymore. If you know someone outside of Parr who tutors and they want to be on our list, you can give us their info also.

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Special Shout out this week to...


Kellie Edinburgh! She provided extra support on campus last week while we were out! Be sure to tell her she is appreciated. :-)



Thank you to Jessica who put all student accommodations into sub folders.


A big shout out to Hirsch, Bartley, Ragghianti and Lowery for submitting a CCEF Mini-grant! I believe the window is open until Friday if you want to apply.

Character Corner

Core Value focus- Responsibility


Character Strong Traits- Responsibility and Perseverance


How can you connect the work we have done on growth mindset (especially our GT kiddos with Mrs. McKinney) to perseverance?


Amazing Kids of Character- Perseverance video clip (see below)

AMAZING KIDS OF CHARACTER: PERSEVERANCE (Accessible Preview)

New in One Note...

Under Character Tab:


  • Kelso's Choice Resources (will be introduced to students during morning PL, more info to come)
  • Digital Citizenship + SEL implementation plan