Gator Tales

October 14, 2016

Boosterthon Continues!

Thank you all for your incredible support to our PTA and our school as we raise funds for a Media Center makeover. We are getting closer to our goal! Parents attending the Fun Run should not plan on entering the school for this event. Please ask them to meet your class on the field. Sign-In is not required.

#whatifwecould by Keith Peters

To the teacher who stays late every day making sure that everything’s ready for the next day…

To the paraprofessional who does so much behind the scenes so our children feel loved…

To the office staff who welcome each of our family members with a smile…

To the teacher who pours so much into each day but sometimes wonders if anyone notices or cares…

To the custodian who keeps our school clean and safe…

To the cafeteria workers who work tirelessly to keep our students fed…

To the teacher who attempts new things in an effort to find the best way to reach each student…

To the teacher who finds the traditional methods the best approach to help each student reach their potential…


I want each of you to know how much you are appreciated. And respected. And loved. I can’t say enough how fortunate I feel to work with such an amazing group of people. What you do every day for our students is noticed and recognized by our families, our students, and myself. You are the best!

Planning With A Purpose By Shairin Brown

This week’s focus will be on one of Marzano’s Super 7 Elements

Mariano Domain 2: Element 6- Identifying Critical Content

Desired Effect - Students know what content is important and what is not important.

  • Are your students able to identify critical and non-critical content?
  • Can they explain what is important and why?
  • Strategies:
    • Have students justify answers
    • Turn, Talk and explain
    • Graphic organizers created in collaboration with students
    • Student created work sample
    • Incorporate relevant media
    • Focus on Teacher evidence as listed in Marzano tool
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Congratulations Teacher Of The Year Lynn Mitchel

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Congratulations Employee Of The Year Teresa Vina

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Coming Soon! Red Ribbon Week 10/24-10/27

Friday 10/21 - Teaming Up Against Drugs!

Wear your favorite team jersey or shirt

Monday 10/24 - Sockin' It To Drugs

Wear your craziest socks!

Tuesday 10/25 - Too Bright For Drugs

Wear Neon

Wednesday 10/26 - National Red Ribbon Day

Wear Red

Thursday 10/27 - Door Judging Contest

Join the Door Decorating Contest! Have it complete by Thursday am. The winning class in each grade gets an ice cream party!

A Few Requests and Reminders

  • Please do not park in the front lot unless you work in the front office.
  • Remember to complete your Deliberate Practice in iObservation by 10/31.
  • The TV is in the hallway is finally working!! Please email me (Cyndi) pictures of the following: Makerspace, STEM, classroom collaboration, flexible seating, Book Fair, Boosterthon, swimming and any other favorites. We are going to create slide shows to play on a loop in the main hallway. Students only need "in school" media release.
  • We need appliances and other items for the Deconstruction Zone in the Makerspace. If you have anything at home, we would love it!
  • We will be Trick or Treating for Unicef again this year! Boxes will be distributed next week.

Other dates to remember

10/17 -10/19 Second Grade Field Trips to Tigertail Lake

10/19 Dana Rubinstein will be here working with D4 & D5 teachers

10/20 Kids Of Character Due to Mrs. Brown

10/21 & 10/24 Intermediate Data Chats

10/25 Kindergarten Fire & Safety Presentation