Staff Weekly Update

For the Week of October 12th, 2015

Let's not forget that emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it. ~Vincent Van Gogh, 1889

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A few wonderful reminders from C.L.A.S.S. and Jim McMillan . . .

It's that time of year when the "honeymoon" period is over! Everyone starts to get a bit more comfortable and settled into the school year. Let's keep in mind this important message from Jim regarding how emotions influence behaviors.


The full powerpoint will be available to view on our 15-16 SGE Canvas folder, but for now, here are a few of my favorite slides to remember the power of emotions.


NEVER FORGET: Emotion drives attention; attention drives learning.

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The Sociometric Test - Very Powerful! What Will Your Class Results Be?

Last but not least . . . Jim suggested that doing a "sociometric test" for your class a few times a year. Sociometric tests can discover, describe and evaluate social status and structure, and can measure the acceptance or rejection felt between groups.


Here are three screen shots below from Jim's powerpoint that explain how to conduct this test.

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ZCS 2015-2016 District Priorities

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***SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS & REMINDERS***

ABM Desk Cleaning Schedule:

  • Remember, on desk cleaning days student chairs are left down.

  • On all other days, please have student chairs up on top of their desks

  • Mondays: Preschool & Art

    Tuesdays: Kindergarten

    Wednesdays: 1st Gr. and 3rd Gr.

    Thursdays: 2nd Gr. and 4th Gr.


Fall Parties - Google Form:

  • Please don't forget to fill out the google form regarding fall parties. We need this form submitted by this Wednesday, Oct. 14th. THANK YOU!


Alison Maxey is SGE's new webmaster & Social Media liaison! - So what exactly does this mean??!! First, she will be in charge of our web page now that Breanne Tisch is at UE. However, she will ALSO be in charge of our Facebook & Twitter account. Don't be surprised if she attends special school events in order to get pictures or even a brief statement from you. Also, if you have a special event coming up that you'd like to showcase - let Alison know! She will be happy to come by and take a quick picture to tweet out & post on FB. Thank you, Alison!

Calendar Items

Mon. Oct. 12th

  • PT-Conferences - 9/28 - 10/30
  • PTO Book Fair - 10/8 - 10/13
  • Kyle Beimfohr @ SGE in the AM
  • 8:15 - Staffing for KDG student - Largent, Farley, Luchenbill, Andries - Andries' room
  • 8:15 - Speech ACR - Fure/Cox - conf. room
  • 9:00 - Speech ACR w/ Fure - conf. room
  • 12:30 - Largent in lunch meeting w/ 3rd grader - conf. room


Tues. Oct. 13th

  • PT-Conferences - 9/28 - 10/30
  • PTO Book Fair - LAST DAY!
  • 8:00 - RtI - Grade Level Meetings - meet only if there aren't any conflicts with PT-Conferences and/or if you have students to discuss.
  • 8:50 - Bus Evacuation Drill for bus riders only
  • 1:00 - 2:00 - Largent/Farley in BOY meeting w/ Dr. Robison - ESC
  • 4:00 - Largent in PT-Conf w/ Milam
  • 6:40 - Largent/Cox in PT-Conf w/ Strawmyer


Wed. Oct. 14th

  • PT-Conferences - 9/28 - 10/30
  • 7:30 - Weekly meetings w/ ABM - Martha's office
  • 8:00 - SPED ACR - Largent, Luchenbill, Andries - conf. room
  • 9:20 - 10:30 - 1st Gr. - Fire Safety Program - Clare/Frobig - classrooms/back lot
  • 11:10 - 504 mtg/4th gr. - Largent, Cox, Clayton - Lisa's office
  • 12:45 - 2:00 - 1st Gr. - Fire Safety Program - Strawmyer/McKinney - classrooms/back lot


Thurs. Oct. 15th - *GRADES POSTED BY 8 AM*

  • PT-Conferences - 9/28 - 10/30
  • Kyle Beimfohr @ SGE - All Day!
  • 8:00 - PLC Meetings
  • 9:30 - PTO Meeting - Cafe
  • 10:30 - 11:00 - Earthquake & Tornado Drill
  • 1:00 - 2:15 - UP/KDG - Fire Safety Program - Gym


Fri. Oct. 16th - *GRADES AVAILABLE TO PARENTS*

  • PT-Conferences - 9/28 - 10/30
  • Picture Re-Take Day!
  • 8:15 - SPED Re-Eval. meeting - Largent, Fure, Clare, Andries, Moore - conf. room
  • 9:30 - 11:00 - 2nd Gr. - Fire Safety - Bourff/Smith - Fire Safety Trailer in back lot
  • 12:30 - 2:30 - Literacy Coach meeting - Largent/Spillman - UE
  • 1:45 - 3:15 - 2nd Gr. - Fire Safety - Delp/Munz - Fire Safety Trailer in back lot
  • 2:30 - SPED ACR - Fure, Largent, Luchenbill - conf. room

Here are our beautiful birthday friends for October!

*If you are NEW and we do not have your birthdate, please email Alison so we can recognize you on your special day! Thank you!*


October

5 - Randee Kleeman

29 - Amy Brizzolara

31 - Jen Evans

2015-2016 Lifelines

August - Cooperation

September - Respect

October - Flexibility

November - Gratitude

December - Generosity

January - Responsibility

February - Friendship

March - Perseverance

April - Self-Control

May - Integrity

Allison Spillman . . . I'll get your mic & speaker ready after Fall Break! :-)

Dancing Away the School Day Blues in Arkansas