January 11th - 15th

A Message from the Principal

Please allow me to take a moment to express my gratitude for all that you do for our school, our students, our families, and one another. I hear it and see it all of the time: staff members lifting each other up. It appears that when one of us is down, another sees and steps in to offer words of encouragement. I hear horror stories from friends who work in other schools and other fields of industry about how staff members are brutal toward one another. I am thankful to see our staff on a daily basis holding each other up with smiles and kind words of encouragement. Thank you for EVERYTHING you do!
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PKSA Karate Anti-Bullying Presentation

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 9-9:45am

3807 North Center Road

Flint, MI

Mr. John Lyle will be here to lead an anti-bullying presentation. He is the owner of PKSA Karate in Davison, Michigan. This assembly will be a lot of fun for kids and adults alike!

Whiting Field Trip (2nd - 5th Grades)

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 10:15am-12:30pm

1241 East Kearsley Street

Flint, MI

Mr. Hieshetter has planned a fabulous opportunity for our students to see a performance at the Whiting. Have a wonderful time at this event!

Lesson Plans

Don't forget to make sure your lesson plans are dropped to the shared drive by Monday mornings at 8am. Thank you to everyone giving me a heads up when there are changes or there is some uncertainty of where the students will be. I enjoy seeing the activities you have planned for the students! I see many see-think-wonder and turn & talks being built in. There is also excellent incorporation of Leader in Me. Keep up the great work!

Out of the Building

I am out of the building on Monday and Tuesday for professional development. If you need anything, please see Amy. You may also feel free to email or text me.

After-School Tutoring

As you receive after-school tutoring slips returned, please make sure those get to Nicole's mailbox. Thanks so much!

Quarter 2 Conferences

Parent teacher conferences will still take place on Wednesday, February 10, 2016 and Thursday, February 11, 2016 with a full day of school on Friday. There is 100% attendance requirement for this round of conferences as we will be presenting M-STEP data to the parents. Please see me if you have any questions.

M-STEP Reports

You will have M-STEP parent reports that will be given to you soon. These are for the parents; however, if you want to have a copy for yourself, you will need to make a copy for yourself.

Special Education Grades and Report Cards

Students who receive special education services should still receive grades on their report cards. Please make sure to mark in the comment section "Modified Curriculum" to ensure knowledge of this to the parent or anyone else who may need this information. We will be discussing this at our next grade level meeting. It is important these are correct for the next set of report cards. Thank you for your cooperation on this.

Grade Level Meetings

Grade level meetings will need to be held on Wednesday, January 13, 2016 due to scheduling conflicts. I know this will shorten our time, but I need to be able to meet with each team next week. Thank you for understanding this scheduling issue and being flexible with your time.

End of the Quarter and House Day #4

Friday, Jan. 15th, 9pm

3807 North Center Road

Flint, MI

The end of Quarter 2 is Friday, January 15th! House Day #4 - Think Win-Win is also taking place this day. Please enjoy your time with the students in a non-academic setting!

Being Proactive and Looking Ahead

Here are a few events to begin looking forward to and/or planning for in the coming weeks.

No School - Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Monday, Jan. 18th, 6am

3807 North Center Road

Flint, MI

Staff Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 20th, 4:15pm

Gina Pike's Room

Grades Due!

Friday, Jan. 22nd, 4pm

3807 North Center Road

Flint, MI

Grades are due by Friday, January 22, 2016 at 4:00pm. Please see me if you have any questions.