Teacher Newsletter

August 13, 2018


The mission of George Hall Elementary School is to engage all students in a rigorous and challenging educational program. As a community of learners, we promote individual student achievement and empower our students to excel in a culture of responsibility and mutual respect. Our students will graduate as knowledgeable, productive citizens in an ever-changing technological world.

Upcoming Events

See Sharepoint page calendar for complete calendar

August 9 - Music Classes begin ( K-3 students)

August 9 - Required PD during meeting times (Haley)

August 16- Scantron Training during meeting times (Miller)

August 30- PST training during meeting times (Miller)

August 31- Progress reports due to office

September 3- NO SCHOOL

September 13 - PTA/ Open House

Library Notes

Library News

I will be distributing library cards on today. These cards will be used for several entities. Most importantly, they will be used to check out books from the library and used in the cafeteria for lunch. Please assist me in taking special care of the cards. They should be kept in a designated area in the classroom and should never leave the school building. I understand that 4th and 5th grade teachers have a different process for students to access their cards. Please make the needed accommodations for students to have access and return their cards to the designated area with little to no disruption to instruction. It will take all of us working together to ensure this process is convenient for all of us.

STAR Early Literacy and STAR Testing

We will begin STAR testing on this week. We will use the zpd from the STAR tests for students’ reading levels. These levels should be placed on the back of their library card.

Library Opens

I anticipate that the library will open on next week (fingers crossed). I will continue to distribute textbooks and finalize the technology inventory on this week. I will place a teacher info packet in your boxes on this week. It will have all you need to know about the library process and AR testing.

Share your class on Dojo

Please share your class with the support staff

Melissa Mitchell- mmitchell@mcpss.com

Stephanie Mitchell- scmitchell@mcpss.com

Heather Haley - hhaley@mcpss.com

Tiffany Miller - tmiller1@mcpss.com

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Trauma Informed- School Focus Area

Read article below and reflect on the thread with the same title on the Newsfeed page of Hall's sharepoint page. Due by Sunday, 8/19/18.