WMS Morning Memo

Supporting & advocating for all learners ~ 9.3.13

WELCOME BACK!

The opening of school was a success! We recognize that the magic of what happens at WMS on a daily basis is the result of dedication and tremendous effort put forth by all that work here. Thank you for making the first week run smoothly.



FLASHBACK MOMENTS

NUTS & BOLTS

CPT will start this week. If you have not submitted where your department will be meeting, please do so by Tuesday afternoon. The school-wide calendar is up and running and should have been emailed to you on Monday (9.2.13) afternoon. If there were any glitches, please email Liz. Please submit any future dates or add ons to any of the administrators.


Also shared yesterday, via Google Drive, was the new TDT/CPT template. Please use this form to document meeting times. Share this document with all team members and administrators instead of submitting a paper copy to the office. Throughout the week, please add to your agenda so conversations can be purposeful and documented. If you have any questions or concerns please reach out to Liz, Chris, or Steve.


Tuesday:

  • B Day
  • Picture Day (Teams will be called down)
  • Submit CPT/TDT meeting location
  • CPT begins for the year


Wednesday:

  • A Day
  • TDT begins for the year


Thursday:

  • B Day
  • ALL forms due to the main office


Friday:

  • A Day


RELEVANT RESOURCES

The Teaching Channel is a website that's a GREAT resource for quick instructional ideas, best practice techniques, and is an opportunity to deepen professional learning. The material on the site is consistently updated (with some of the most recent videos on 'back to school' and CCSS) and you can make a profile tailored to your interest(s) and need(s).


Below is a short video on effective warm ups:



OTHER

Below are some of the videos that have been shared over the past week



Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You

WMS Theme Song?

THIS was submitted as a possible option as WMS's theme song. What do you think?


Have a great second week,

Chris, Liz, & Steve