Kellison Connection

Week of January 19th, 2016

Week of January 19th

Monday, January 18th
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day - No School

Tuesday, January 19th

  • Dr. Cobb Visits Kellison - 10:30-12:00
  • Staff Meeting - 3:30 - Library

Wednesday, January 20th

  • Dickens at Presidents' Forum 9:30 a.m.
  • Vertical Math Committee-3:30 Office

Thursday, January 21st

  • Dickens, Kulifay, Muntean, McClain at District RTI Working Committee Meeting - 8:00-11:00
  • KMOV Channel 4 at Kellison 12:00 p.m. - more information to come
  • TLAC Book Study Makeup 3:30 p.m. - Chapter 4
  • PSO General Board Meeting - Stefanie Steffan Presents on ELA - 6:45

Friday, January 22nd

  • 100th Day of School
  • Sunshine Committee Sponsored Event - Mug Your Neighbor - Library 7:30 a.m.
  • HS Show Choir Performance - Optional Attendance - 9:30
  • Mark Pennycuick at Kellison 1:00-3:00
  • Kellison Staff Happy Hour - 4:00 Que Pasa
  • Fifth Grade Movie Night 6:00 p.m.- Marshall's Miracle

A Look Forward - Week of January 25th

Monday, January 25th
  • First Day of CCL for Kindergarten
  • Character Committee 3:30-Library

Tuesday, January 26th

  • Staff Development Committee 3:30-Library

Wednesday, January 27th

  • Intruder Drill - morning
  • Spelling Bee 1:15 p.m.
  • Friends of Fenton Planning Meeting 3:30 p.m. - Office

Thursday, January 28th

  • Office Meeting 9:15 a.m.-Office
  • Kellison Night at Papa John's

Friday, January 29th

  • Fifth Grade Transition to middle school IEPs

Teacher Placement for 2016-2017

As we begin planning for next school year, I would like to provide all teachers the opportunity to give feedback on their teaching assignment for 2016-2017. Movement within the building may occur if section numbers change or if there is a mutual desire to move grade levels. Please take some time to complete the Google form below.

Mug Your Neighbor

Let's kick off the 100th day of school with a hot chocolate/coffee bar on the morning of Friday, January 22nd. We'll meet in the library around 7:30 to enjoy some breakfast treats with one another.

Want to spice it up a little bit?

Bring in a new, wrapped mug before Friday, 1/22 (Let's see the unique ones you can find!) and deliver it to Kimberly or Suzanne. When you arrive on that morning, you'll get a number that matches one of the wrapped up packages, which will be a brand new mug to use at our hot chocolate/coffee bar. Don't like these warm beverages? It's okay! Come fill it up with some juice!

ROSE Award Nominations Now Open

Each year, the Rockwood School District honors individuals for their contributions to our schools at the ROSE (Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education) Award Ceremony.

The prestigious ROSE Award is bestowed upon individuals who show excellence of character, performance, leadership and service to the Rockwood School District, and is presented to a maximum of 15 individuals each year. ​

If you are interested in nominating a deserving individual, please visit the website below.

Campus Intruder Video/Plan

In January, we will make concerted efforts to further educate our students on what to do in the event we have an intruder on our campus. At our December staff meeting, I shared a plan with you to roll out a district-produced video to our students and parents. Here is a tentative, updated plan:

January 12th: PSO Executive Board Meeting - Allow parents the opportunity to preview the video and ask questions. Parents not on the board will be invited to see the video.

January 19th: Preview the video at our staff meeting and discuss talking points as a large group.

January 20th-26th: Show the video to your students and have a discussion around the talking points the video provides.

January 27th: Conduct a school-wide intruder drill.

The Happy Teacher Challenge

January is bringing the Happy Teacher Challenge to Kellison Elementary. Each week, you will receive a challenge for each day that will help make you feel happier all month long. Participation is completely optional. I hope you will join in on the fun!

Here are this week's challenges:

Tuesday, 1/19: Strike up a conversation with a staff member you don't see very often or that you have talked to in a while.

Wednesday, 1/20: Organize the files on your computer's desktop. Create and label folders for those individual documents.

Thursday, 1/21: Drinking water helps energize muscles, keeps your kidneys healthy, and keeps you looking great. Have a water bottle nearby today and try to drink at least two liters.

Friday, 1/22: Get to work early and come to Mug Your Neighbor in the library at 7:30. Spend some time catching up with your colleagues.

Trivia Night

Kellison Elementary's Trivia Night is quickly approaching on Friday, February 5th. It is time to start coordinating your table and sending in your reservation. We hope to see many of you there!

Information was sent home to each grade level regarding their trivia night basket. As items arrive to school, please send them to the office.

Kellison PSO Trivia Night Flyer

Click here to print a flyer to sign up your table!

Happy Birthday


1-Connie Cozzolino

5-Peggy Finkes

July - Half Birthdays

8-Nancy Keaney

9-Lisa Pace

11-Christy Rhodes

19-Jody Hartwig

24-Lizzie Otto

30-Patty Boyer

31-Steve Boyer

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