Nuts & Bolts
October 28, 2019
Last week was very busy at MMA with the ballet, guest speakers, Intersession, and parent visitors. Thank you for attending (and planning around) these events at MMA. Thank you for organizing enriching events for students. I am so happy that you have chosen MMA and our students are fortunate to have you.
This week is spirt week and we have done our best to make it as not-crazy as possible. It is important that we all have and hold the expectation that teaching and learning continues through spirit week. Keep in mind, we have shifted this Red Ribbon Week to also be spirit week and we will not have a spirit week at the end of the school year. We also purposefully combined it in to the week with Halloween.
Good luck this week and smile lots!
Employee agreements state that staff are expected to be absent no more than 10 times per school year. Those who are over or approaching this number should expect communication from Dana or myself regarding this matter.
Please find 15 minutes of time to sit, teacher and assistant, and complete this evaluation together. Please put a signed copy in my mailbox no later than Friday, November 8th. Teachers who share an assistant should have a discussion with all 3. In these cases, please summarize how the assistant will be splitting their time and efforts at the bottom of the document.
New Duties - Thank you
Red Ribbon Activities
Red Ribbon / Spirit / Halloween Week - Next Week
We purposely scheduled all of this mass pandemonium in one week and will not be doing an additional spirit week in May. Please advertise this and/or the flier from MAPA below on your blogs.
M Oct. 28 - Door Decorating; Grade color wear
T Oct. 29 - Mismatched or crazy socks
W Oct. 30 - Crazy hair
Th Oct. 31 - Wear a team jersey/shirt & 1st Place Door Prize pizza party
Fri Nov. 1 - Wear a sweatshirt / hoodie
MIDAS and PD Credit
Your lead teachers discussed this in last week's Advisory meeting and have more information, especially regarding how this is set-up mainly as a home project. Please check in with your lead teacher first if you have questions and they will follow-up with the support team if necessary.