Points of Pride

February 24, 2019

Instructional Focus:

Thank you all for being so willing to look at a tough subject (ACEs) to start your day on Friday. Despite an impending second rainy day schedule and being a Friday morning, I feel that the conversation went well.


Remember, this was just the start of the conversation regarding a topic that's still pretty new in terms of research, but it has a chance to change how we look at our students, as well as, stresses the importance of being intentional in our relationships with students.


The resource that Ellen sent out on Friday is another great resource. Here are a couple more that I used to help put together Friday's presentation:


  • Video- This video is pretty heavy, but does a fantastic job of explaining how the brain is effected by childhood trauma.
  • Quick ACE Quiz- This is a model of what the initial quiz given by the weight loss management clinic looked like. This can even provide interesting insight for you as you reflect on your life.
  • Center for Disease Control-Provides some statistics and historical perspective on a couple of the larger studies done on ACEs.


Additionally, I plan on sharing Friday's presentation with the classified staff at our meeting when we get back from Spring Break.

Upcoming Events:


  • 2/25: NAEP Assessment for select 4th graders in room 125; Talent Show rehearsal @ 3:30
  • 2/26: Building Inspection by the Trust (people might peek into classrooms) @ 9:30
  • 2/27: 5th and 6th switch specials; 5th grade full gifted assessment @ 9:30; 2:15 Release-PLC
  • 2/28: Apex Remix Day; 9:00-AM Preschool, 2, 3, 4 grade; 10:00-5 and 6 grade; 1:30-PM Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st; **All lunches will be outside**
  • 3/1: Fun Run @ 8:23; 3rd quarter report card window opens; Apex finalize; 2nd grade to Butterfly Wonderland @ 9:00-1:30
  • 3/4: Start of School Social Worker Week; Read Across America Week starts; Tentative Talent Show Rehearsal @ 3:30; Crazy Hair Day
  • 3/5: Harry Potter Day; School Council @ 4:00
  • 3/6: Dress up like your favorite TV Show; 3:15 Release; Talent Show Dress Rehearsal on the stage @ 3:30; Ms. Johnson's Class @ Water Festival @ 11:30-1:10
  • 3/7: Super Hero Day; Leadership Team @ 7:30; Usrey and Rey @ Water Festival @ 11:30-1:10; Talent Show @ 6:00
  • 3/8: 12:15 Release; Talent Show @ 9:00
  • 3/8: Sports Day
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