Monday Memo

May 9, 2016


This week we begin the placement process. We will be following a similar process to the previous years, however, this year we will not be using the placement cards. Due to the number of changes that will be occurring at various grade levels (due to enrollment) I am requesting that you complete this process "blind" (i.e. you do not sort the students by next year's teacher instead just by Teacher A, Teacher B, etc.) While in the past, we have often thought about which student would fit best with which teacher, doing a "blind sort" allows you to think about how the students will interact with each other. This is often more important than how the students interact with a particular teacher. As in the past, you will have multiple opportunities to review the lists, including once specific teachers have been assigned to a particular group of students. You will be receiving an email with more specific directions on Monday. I appreciate all the hard work and thought you put into setting up classes for next year.

Our Storytellers had their final performance of the year on Friday. They once again did an amazing job! Thanks to Kristen and Anne for all their hard work getting the Storytellers ready for this performance.

Enjoy these pictures from last week...


Tracy/Tricia, DeNero, Mazzota(Reid)

PM: Bayer, Richmond, Emelson

Monday, May 9

  • Grade Level Sessions w/ Mark Bower - 1st Grade AM and Kindergarten PM
  • Jenny's Bridal Shower, 3:15 pm, Staff Room
  • BOE Meeting - Meet the Candidates, 6:30 pm, Budget Hearing 7:00 pm, Regular Meeting 7:30 pm, Board Room

Tuesday, May 10

  • Grade Level Sessions w/ Mark Bower - 3rd Grade AM and Fifth Grade PM
  • 5th Grade Picture 9:00 AM
  • SST, 9:30 am Reading Room
  • Teacher Center Policy Board Meeting, 3:30, Teacher Center

Wednesday, May 11
  • Wildcat Ways Assembly, 9:45 am, Cafetorium
  • Early Dismissal, 11:30 am
  • Staff Meeting, immediately following dismissal

Thursday, May 12

  • Grade Level Sessions w/ Mark Bower - 4th Grade AM and Second Grade PM
  • Primary Staff Meeting, 3:20 am, TJC Library
  • Band Practice at MS/HS

Friday, May 13


Websites, Blogs or Twitter accounts worth checking out

Below are some websites or blogs I have found that I thought might be of interest to some of you. I will also add some interesting people to follow on twitter.