Dolphin Dispatch

Week of May 2, 2016

A Word From Principal Haynes

Dear Welleby Family,

We had a busy week last week and I want to thank those of you who had a hand in organizing an event or stayed just to watch and help out. We thank you all for all that you do!! This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week!! I want to thank each and every one of you for all that you do in your respective roles. It takes a village to orchestrate the many task that we accomplish here at Welleby, so I appreciate all of you who have stepped in to help in any way that you can.

From morning and afternoon posts, to cafeteria duty, to organizing an event, and everything in between, I appreciate all of your efforts every day. Don't forget the PTA has a wonderful lunch planned for you on Tuesday after school in the Media Center so bring an empty belly, ready to eat. Friday, stop in the kitchen during your planning/special for some sweet treats from Administration! Of course, after so much sugar, a cool swim would be nice!! Enjoy your swim session on Friday!

Have an AMAZING week!!

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Curriculum Corner

Articulation Cards

Now is the time to begin thinking about your articulation cards and the information that is needed on them. Teams will not have the added responsibility of creating classes this year, we are taking that burden off your plate. Instead, you need to make sure that you have all of the necessary information on your articulation card to help us to make a good placement (please be honest). As you look at the comment section, you need to be careful WHAT you write there. It may be better to put a sticky note on it that says "See Me".

Articulation cards will need to be turned in to your current Team Leader no later than June 5th. Teams should separate their boy and girl cards then place them in order from highest BAS score to lowest BAS score. Don't worry about the math, we will take a close look at the entire card when doing placements.

Packing Your Classroom

The Week Ahead

Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank you for all you do!!

PK/Kindergarten Swimming
Johnson/Ovesen Classes

May 2nd
  • Leadership Team Meeting: last one for 2015-2016
  • Deadline to submit grade chair recommendation for 2016-2017

May 3rd
  • PTA Appreciation Luncheon: 2:15PM in Media Center
  • Student of the Month Award Pictures: PK-2nd Grade 8AM

May 4th
  • RTI Meetings
  • Student of the Month Award Pictures: 3rd-5th Grade 8AM
  • Kindergarten Mother's Day Programs (8:15AM): Ovesen, King, Wood, & Mewbron
  • PTA Menchie's Family Day

May 5th

  • Kindergarten Mother's Day Programs (8:15AM): DePompa, Yong, & Pardo
  • Kindergarten Mother's Day Programs (8:45AM): Kazanjian
  • Student Council Meeting: 1:50PM

May 6th

  • Sweet Treats from Administration: In the kitchen area

Calendar Events Subject to Change

Birthday Celebration!!


Outlook is Coming!

Last week Mr. Bellevy and Ms. Hunt attended a Train the Trainer session on Outlook. The roll-out date is set for May 16, 2016---right around the corner!! We will be communicating to you how we are going to roll-out and provide professional development on the features of Outlook. We will make sure to provide a lot of guidance and support for everyone who may be leery of the change. Those of you who have been in the system as long as I have will remember way back when we had Quarterdeck Mail which we THOUGHT was the best email system. We hated CAB and wanted Quarterdeck back. Then we shifted and adjusted to CAB and it became our new best friend. Now, as we shift again with technology and move to Outlook, you will find that there are some really great features.

EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit

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Words to Live By

Kudos to you!

Social Committee: Great send off for Ms. Steffen. From Bokampers to the Flash Mob, we had an awesome time, and she really appreciated it.

After Care--Mr. Cruz & all workers: What a TREAT the After Care Performance was! It was truly a show stopping Broadway number, and the kids did a great job. More than that, the counselors did a fantastic job of getting the students ready. We applaud you for a job well done!!

Ms. Hunt & Ms. Sulham: Thanks to both of you, 99.5% of the instructional staff completed their 21st Century Learner Qualification!! I am still awaiting official word, but we just may be able to receive our banner designation. I will keep you posted. Thank you Ms. Hunt for filling in for Mr. Jordan to get this completed!!

Multi-Age Family Night: A big hats off to Ms. DeMelo, Ms. Guilbee, and Ms. Hunt for a great family night with their classes. The students had an opportunity to showcase their heritage and their projects to all of the families. Fantastic job!!

Denim Day: Thank you for supporting the Denim Day Initiative. Next year, we have to remember to take the time to take pictures and tweet our #WellebyPride all year long!!

Welleby Family News

Mr. Jordan: He continues to thank you for your thoughts, prayers, well wishes, texts, calls, and all the ways you have been reaching out to him during his illness. He is home and recuperating well. We can't wait to have him back!

Coming Soon....

1st and 2nd Grade End-of-Year Primary Reading Test

Mother's Day: May 8th

May 10th
  • Primary End-of-Year Reading Test: 1st and 2nd grades

May 11th

  • Primary End-of-Year Reading Test: 1st and 2nd grades

May 13th
  • PTA Dollar Day Fundraiser: No Uniform Day
  • Dolphin Depot: PK-2nd Grade

Calendar Events Subject to Change

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Follow us on REMIND!!!

REMIND is a quick way for me to get reminders and important information out to you via text message. If you have not signed up for the STAFF remind, please do so, we only have about 36 participants on there. This is NOT just for teachers.

To opt in to receive texts send a text message to 81010:

  • For the staff remind, text @wellstaff

Additionally, you can opt in to receive other REMIND updates as follows:

  • To learn about school happenings at Welleby, text: @welleby
  • To learn about PTA events, text: @wellebypta
  • To learn about Volunteer opportunities, text: @wellebyvol

If you receive an error message, you may be unable to send short code (the 5 digit number), so instead use the phone number: 954-740-8625 to get STAFF UPDATES (@wellstaff) or SCHOOL HAPPENINGS (@welleby). I don't have the phone number for the other updates.
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