Tuesday's Times

Bay Shore MS's Practitioner's Guide on What Matters Most!

We Believe...

Children are our most precious commodity and the holders of our future. To see them reach their full potential - we commit to our continuous learning and the learning of our students so that each learning activity is engaging, culturally responsive, and prepares them for their futures.

Aim High!

May 3, 2016

Upcoming Events

May 3 - 6 MS Plant Sale and Order Pick-Up

May 6 - MS Interim Reports

May 7 - S.L.I.M.E


Although later than usual, wasn't this a good time for the break (not that any time for a break would be bad :-)? The time away helped give us just the respite we needed to make it through the next few weeks. There isn't a lot of time left, but there is definitely lots left to do. As I remember my word for the year, balance, I want to remind you to take a moment to take care of you, too.

I went south with the family and practiced a bit of balance :-) I had a chance to rest, spend time with Bill and the kids and read a little (okay - a lot - I managed to finish three books). We went strawberry picking; although Kai and Ma'Kaila looked more like they were playing in mud than picking strawberries. I hugged them as much as I could (before they got all muddy :-) and promised to practice the balance thing every day. We made strawberry preserves - okay, Bill's mother did, but I helped. I've shared a few pictures below. These moments will go fast and I want to cherish every last one. What I know is that they will remember them forever, and creating memories is what we're here to do - especially for our own children, and the children in our classes!

With Mother's Day approaching, I want to wish you a special day filled with smiles - whatever you decide to do. Celebrate the many accomplishments - big and small - that help us to remember what is important. The friendships we have and the relationships we build help to sustain us. Nurture the connections that you've made, and let those who help you be a better you, know how much of a difference it makes in your life.

"3" Images to Ponder

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"2" Tech Tips to Try

Set Goals in Google Calendar - New Feature

Tech Tip of the week - Never leave your Google Doc to find an image again!

In your document, select:

- Tools

- Research

- Images

Input Search Term

- Drag and Drop image (delete the subscript text/number if automatic citation is not needed)

Give it a try. Show your students this little tip so that the credit is always given for where the images came from. Help them be good, responsible digital citizens!

"1" Must-See Video

World's Toughest Job - #worldstoughestjob - Official Video

Happy Birthday

This week, give a BIG Happy Birthday to...

May 2

Natasha Yarborough

May 4

Maureen Gallagher

Gerilyn Lessing

May 6

Jennifer Ritter

May 7

Mike Krieger

May 9

Katie Hunter

Our Newest Additions


We say welcome to Little Baby Jia Li Hartline who was born on April 29, 2016 weighing in at 8 lbs 5 oz. Mommy, Ou Wang, and Baby are doing great!

We are also blessed to add a new face to the social studies department. Dr. Joseph Lemke and wife, Danielle, celebrate baby Emma Marie Lemke who was born on April 29, 2016 at 7 lbs and 6 oz. Smiles all around for Mommy, Daddy and Little Emma.

Upcoming Events - Looking Ahead

May 13 - MS Gr. 6 and 7 Dance 6 pm - 8 pm

May 16 - MS Gr. 6 Band Choir/ Orchestra Concert - 7:30 pm

May 18 - MS Gr. 7/8 Choir & Orch. Concert - 7:30 pm

May 19 - MS Gr. 7/8 Band Concert 7:30 pm

May 21 - MS Gr. 8 Moving Up Dance - 6 pm - 8 pm


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