Mustang Message

October 19, 2018

A Principal's Perspective

Kinder Q and U wedding, human ice cream sundae, book fair, STEM night, faculty tailgate luncheon, jersey dress up day, Socktober, book character dress up day, Pumpkin Spice Day, PTO appreciation luncheon, jeans day once a week, National Candy Corn Day all are fun campus festivities that mark the month of October. Traditionally October is a difficult one during an academic year. The adrenaline rush and excitement of the beginning of the year have faded. School routines are settling in with our students. And yes a holiday break seems so very far away! To help combat the October Blues (yes it really is a thing - Google it!), I hope you have enjoyed and participated in the faculty fun activities planned to motivate, show appreciation and provide opportunities for the staff to have some fun together at school.

To further combat the October Blues, take care of yourself! To be our very best we have to take time to rest, rejuvenate, have fun, spend time doing things that spark our interest and give us joy such as hobbies, and balance our work and family time. Thank you for all that you do to make Greens Prairie an enriching learning place for our students and a wonderful place to teach!

Be innovative - Design the possibilities!


Morning Duties for the Week

Gym & Morning Assembly (7:20-7:45): Gibbs

Word of the Week: 10/22: interruption; 10/29: unrecognizable; 11/5: rambunctious; 11/12: irresistible; 11/26: scatterbrained

Tuesday Book Share: Gibbs & Nail

Gym (7:20-7:45): Miller

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20-7:55): Gilpatrick

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20-7:55): Samuelson & S. Anderson

Cafeteria (7:20-8:00): Marshall

Bus (7:15 - 7:55 Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): Tutt

Counselor Schedule: 3rd & 4th Bullying

Librarian: PC

Week at a Glance

First Nine Weeks Lesson Plans Are Due in Google Drive.

Monday: Report card grade due by 8:00 am; Start of 2nd Nine Weeks; Socktober (see below for details) Staff -Pay $1 or donate socks to wear jeans and crazy socks- Let's support Chrissy's Closet!

Tuesday: 4th Instructional Planning (Math - AM & ELA - PM)

Wednesday: Awards Assembly: K-8:30; 1st-9:00; 4th-9:30; 2nd-1:15; 3rd-2:00

Thursday: REACH; GP Tech Training 3:30-4:15 (Nearpod 1.0 & 2.0 - bring an Ipad or laptop)

Friday: Kinder Fall Festival 8:15-10:15

Upcoming Dates:

Wednesday, October 31st - Book Character Dress Up Day & Sing-A-Long:

Friday, November 2nd - Yuck Show - 9:30 K, 1st & 2nd & 1:30 3rd & 4th

News & Notes

  • SOCKTOBER: Chrissy's Closet is celebrating Socktober this month! See below for more details. To support Chrissy's Closet as a staff, donate socks or donate a $1 to wear jeans and crazy socks on Monday, October 22nd. Give socks or $1 to Casey in the office if you would like to participate. Students can wear crazy socks but are not required to donate.
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Technology Update

We have a technology coach on each grade level. Vicki Murphy is our campus tech coordinator.

K- McMurray

1 - Reed

2- Knight

3- Cooper

4- Simmons

We have technology training opportunities this year that will be offered after school. Incentives (besides the great learning) & Logistics:

*Totally voluntary

*After school (3:30-4:15)

*Wear jeans the following Monday!

*Entire grade level or group attending - Sonic Drink!

*Attend all sessions - Lunch is catered for you in May!

Tech Training Dates:

Thursday, October 25th

Topic: Nearpod 1.0 for beginners & 2.0 for staff with Nearpod experience

Thursday, December 6th

Thursday, January 24th

Thursday, March 21st

Happy Birthday

This Week Birthdays:

Amanda Lyons, October 23

Jessica Wilkerson, October 28

Charla Anderson, October 28

Mustang Yee Haws!

Congratulations to Trenton Ballard, Kathryn's stepson. Trenton was named Homecoming King last week at the Snook/Somerville Homecoming Game. Garrison Ballard was part of the Somerville Junior Homecoming Court.

QU Wedding Takes Place in Kinder Land!

Congratulations to Q and U!