The Weekly Hoot

August 19 - 25, 2013

Greetings All -

Whew! What a week! These past three days have been "full" for sure! I so enjoyed our convocation and two guest speakers on Wednesday, and it was so helpful for me to re-hear about the McCrel teacher observation system again. The more I hear about it, the more I learn, and the more I get excited about the opportunities for growth that it holds for teachers.

This week will be "full" as well. Please see below on the calendar of events for schedules this week. Remember it is casual week this week except for Thursday night at Meet the Teacher.

I also would like to take the time to introduce our two new employees that were hired this week. Mrs. Linda Jolly will be our new instructional assistant in PK. She is also a transportation aide and has substituted for us. Ms. Bridget Coronado will be our new PE instructional assistant. Please join me in welcoming these two great ladies.

I know all of us are feeling a little overwhelmed right now. I certainly am right there with you. I said it yesterday, and I will continue to say it. We are a team. We will hold each other up. We will be there for one another. And, believe it or not, I think once we realize that most of what we are thinking is "new" is really just repackaging what we already do, we will like and appreciate the system we have in place for teacher and student growth.

Everyone have a great weekend! I will see you bright and early Monday morning in your spirit shirt and jeans!

Soaring with you this year,


Owl Wings This Week Go To...

for our wonderful instructional assistants who are getting the school ready while we are in staff development. Without them, there probably would not be a display case, packets made, staff handbooks created, nurse's office clothes sorted, or computers in both labs set up! Thank you ladies so much! You are definitely a huge part of our team!

Quote of the Week...

"The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or touched - they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

Thank you Connie Wetuski for the inspiration!!

Focus of the Week...

--- Beginning of School Preparations (I mean, did I really need to type this!)

Birthdays this Week...

Your Week at a Glance...

Monday, August 19

Wear your new shirt and jeans. Pictures will be taken by Jennifer Parrott today for our bulletin board in the foyer. :)

8:00-8:30 --> Breakfast in the PL Center

8:30-9:15 --> Parent Involvement with Christy in Library (Group A)

Eduphoria Lesson Plans with Marcy in PL Center (Group B) - bring laptop

9:15-9:30 --> Break

9:30-10:15 --> Parent Involvement with Christy in Library (Group B)

Eduphoria Lesson Plans with Marcy in PL Center (Group A) - bring laptop

10:15-10:30 --> Break

10:30-11:30 --> SLO training in PL Center with Connie

11:30-1:00 --> Lunch on your own

1:00-2:00 --> Education Foundation Grant Writing Session

2:00-3:00 --> Character Counts! Character Education Curriculum Session

3:15-3:45 --> Team Leader Meeting

Tuesday, August 20

Jean Day!!

8:00-8:30 --> Breakfast at High School

We are at the high school all day doing breakout sessions on the McCrel strands.

11:30-1:00 --> Lunch on your own

Lady Owl VB in Huntsville against Alpha Omega this evening (F, JV, V)

Wednesday, August 21

Wear your blue jeans and your college alma mater or high school alma mater shirt!!

8:00-8:30 --> Breakfast in the PL Center

8:30-11:30 --> Campus Procedures Meeting

11:30-1:00 --> Lunch on your own

1:00-4:00 --> All in Learning Training in the library

4:15-5:15 --> Campus CLC Meeting (this is for CLL and CLFs only)

Thursday, August 22

Campus Workday!!! Wear your jeans and be comfortable, but remember to bring a change of clothes for Meet the Teacher.

8:00-8:30 --> Breakfast in PL Center

We will conduct staffings in conference room by Christy's office.

9:00-9:30 --> Staffing with Mary Kroll for PK

9:30-10:30 --> Staffing with Ross, Rotello, and Sechelski for K

10:30-11:30 --> Staffing with Mock, Tagudin, and Wagner for 1st

11:30-1:00 --> Lunch on your own

1:00-2:00 --> Staffing with Keally, Luedke, and Wellborn for 2nd

2:00-3:00 --> Staffing with Kolby, Wisnoski, and Young for 3rd

4:30 --> Pizza will be here if you would like to have some for supper. It's $1 per slice. Feed whoever you need to, but please get money to Jennifer Corzine by 10:30 Thursday morning so she can have the pizza ordered. Thanks!

5:30-7:00 --> Meet the Teacher Night

6:00 --> Owl Football in Milano (F, JV, V)

Friday, August 23

Wear your blue jeans and an Anderson Owl shirt today. Please have your decorated hard hats ready for our group picture!!! :)

8:00-8:30 --> Breakfast in the PL Center

8:30-9:30 --> Safety/Emergency Training with Officer Smith in the Library

9:30-10:30 --> Website Training/New Computer Lab Computers Training in Blue Computer Lab

10:30-11:30 --> Special Education Updates in Library

11:30-1:00 --> Lunch on Your Own

1:00-3:00 --> Instructional Planning Time

1:00-2:00 --> Staffing with Bay, Lara, and Sechelski for 4th grade

2:00-3:00 --> Staffing with Carroll, Foy, and Lara for 5th grade