Sipley School Weekly Howl

Week of Monday, February 8, 2016

There's no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there's no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you thought you'd never make.


Thursday. February 11

Student dismissal is at 11:40 on Thursday. Teachers can take an hour lunch. All teachers need to be in the building from 12:45, until the end of conferences. This is a professional development day.

2nd grade is going to meet with Cyndi and Angela from 12:50 - 1:35 for their PLC.

4th grade is going to meet with Cyndi and Angela from 1:40 - 2:25 for their PLC.

Michelle and Natalie are meeting with Greg at DAC from 1:30 - 2:00 to prepare for their Board presentation.

I am a firm believer that starting every parent-teacher conference with a personal and positive comment about each child is important. It shows that you know something about the child that is beyond the walls of the school and it starts off your P/T conference on a positive note. I am asking for you to use this time to pause and write a personal and positive comment about each child that you will open your P/T conference with. Please send me your comments for each child. With your help, this will help me gain another perspective on each child.

Watch this powerful video. Show it to your students. Think about taking the pledge at the end of the video. If you and your class takes the pledge, please let me know.

Here is a Glance at the Week Ahead

Monday - Our K-2 Bilingual Staff is meeting at the PDC. I will attend from 10:00 - 12:00.

Tuesday - I will be at the PDC all day to attend an EL Achieve meeting.

Wednesday - 4th Grade Field Trip.

Wednesday - 6th Grade PLC - 8:25 - 9:15.

Wednesday - 3rd Grade PLC - 9:20 - 10:10.

Wednesday - 5th Grade Writing Session - Afternoon.

Wednesday - 1st Grade PLC - 2:05 - 2:55.

Wednesday - Kdg. PLC - 3:00 - 3:30.

Thursday - 100th Day of School!

Thursday - 5th Grade PLC - 8:25 - 9:15.

Thursday - Lunch 11:50 - 12:50.

Thursday - 2nd Grade PLC - 12:50 - 1:35.

Thursday - 4th Grade PLC - 1:40 - 2:25.

Thursday - Conferences - 3:00 - 8:00.

Friday - Conferences - 11:00 - 4:00.

Monday, February 15 - No School - President's Day.

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In partnership with family and community, Woodridge School District 68 provides a comprehensive educational foundation for all children in a safe, caring environment, preparing them to be productive, responsible, and successful members of society.

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