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January 10, 2020

Words of Inspiration

“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.”

-Edith Wharton

A Special Applause to...

Elvis has left the building.... Thank you so much to Becky for making the author visit more than a one day visit. Our author visit is an experience that promotes reading and spreads joy. More students are participating in the contest and are signed up for the Principal's Pick than ever before.

PD on the Fly...

I want to give a special thanks to Elise for sharing these. This week's PD on the Fly examines two videos from national educational expert Rick Wormeli. Wormeli talks about how to deal with student failure, learning, and accountability. He also goes on to talk about how he developed classroom policies around these ideas so they don't become overwhelming. Enjoy!

Part 1 (8 min 34 sec)

Part 2 (8 min 31 sec)

Information for the Staff

Staff Donation for Carnival Staff gift Card Basket

Our annual Carnival is coming up soon (Saturday, February 8) and every year we ask staff to donate a gift card to the Staff Gift Card Raffle Basket. If you can donate a gift card, please put it in Beth Bruck's mailbox.


The next Licensure meeting is Tuesday, January 14. If you have any new IPDPs or final portfolios, please put them in Andrea Dorko's mailbox by Monday. Thanks!


Have you heard of Edulastic? This free site offers great resources for teachers and students! You are able to search resources by grade level, subject, and strand/standard. There are also great resources for AIR testing preparation.

Staff Concerns

Thank you to everyone who filled out the school climate survey. There were comments that the staff feels like they have no voice when it comes to making suggestions on improvements. In the past, we scheduled meetings monthly to discuss this. Due to lack of attendance, the meetings were canceled. I am willing to resume meetings, if there are agenda items to discuss. If you would like to add an item, complete THIS FORM. Please note that the form will collect your email address. In the spirit of full transparency, anyone can view submissions by clicking HERE.

In case you missed it...

Nurse D planned a demonstration for each team during indoor recess today. We talked to students about the importance of hand washing. The demonstration was borrowed from THIS ARTICLE.

For the Week of January 13, 2020

January 13 - Monday (C) day

  • FT - Orange team (Kinasewitz & Lopez) FT to iSPACE - 9:15 - 1:30 pm
January 14 - Tuesday (D) day
  • Subject Leader Meeting - 7:20 - Multi Purpose Room
  • EA Professional Development - 7:30 - 8:00 am - Media Center
  • CML contest 8:22 - 10:15 am - Cafeteria
  • Orange Team (Corich & Liu) -FT to iSPACE - 9:15 - 1:30 PM
  • Purple Team FT to Synnovation Lab - SHS - 12:00 - 2:00 pm
January 15 - Wednesday (A) day
  • Grief Group 8:25-9:07 am - Rm 70
  • Red Team (Masuck & Carlton 1) FT to iSPACE - 9:15 - 1:30 pm

January 16 - Thursday (B) day

  • Red Team (Masuck & Carlton 2) FT to iSPACE - 9:15 - 1:30 pm

January 17 - Friday (C) day

  • Staff Breakfast (Group D) - 7:20 - 8:00 am - Media Center
  • Green Team FT to iSPACE - 9:15 - 1:30 pm

Are you an early planner? Here is the building calendar. You can view events more than a week at a time.

Announce to Students

Monday, January 13 - C Day
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 pm
  • Media Club - 3:00 pm
  • Girls Scouts (Mrs. Dentinger) - 6:45 - 8:15 pm - Ms. Combs' Art Room

Tuesday, January 14 - D Day

  • CML Contest 8:22 - 10:51 am - Cafeteria
  • Chess Club - 3:00 pm - Media Center
  • Start of Aviator Volleyball Academy - 3:15 - 4:30 pm - Old Gym

Wednesday, January 15 - A Day

  • Media Club - 3:00 pm
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Card Club - 3:15 pm - Room 24

Thursday, January 16 - B Day

  • Aviator Volleyball Academy - 3:15 - 4:30 pm - Old Gym
  • Greene Machine - 3:00 pm

Friday, January 17 - C Day

Happy Birthday!

Paula Chiricosta - January 12

Barb Snyder - January 16

Ross Lehr - January 16

Kelly Main - January 17

Jennifer Asher - January 21