The Echo Memo: Nov. 16, 2015

A weekly memo to the Smith staff from your leadership team.

Bright Spots from the Week....

The week of Nov. 9th bloomed beautiful bright spots at Smith!


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Bugz the Musical Was a Huge Hit!

Thank you Ms. Pryor, Coach Garcia, Third Grade team for making memories that will be treasured forever! Performance pushes us to be our best -and it can be fun and engaging. Just Wondering: What could we do to make Academic Performances more engaging?


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The 3rd/4th Grade Math Lab Launched This Week!

A team of teachers have jumped in and taken the plunge with small group instruction by starting station rotations which feature reinforcement lessons on standards. We are learning with the students - how to create an environment for learning that includes movement, structure, focus and engaging sessions. This will give teachers the capacity to create stations in their classrooms, so that targeted small group guided math instruction can take place.


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Awards Ceremony: I Was Born to Win!

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I Was Born to Win, Jeffrey Berry

Thank you Kinder Team for the Baked Potato LUNCHEON!

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Morning Announcements

Morning Announcements Schedule:

This week is Mr. Jenkin's class of 2nd grade students

  • Select students for the week by MONDAY and have ready to roll.

  • Post their names in your room as a reminder.

  • Students will need to be in the office at 8:00am, ready to lead.

This Week's Highlights


SMITH CALENDAR


Food Drive for the Needy: Nov. 9 - Dec. 11th (extended)

Smith Supporters are selling SPIRIT T-SHIRTS - look for a memo from Tara Flatt-Ferguson.


WEEK 13 - (We are almost half-way through the 2nd 9-weeks! )

  • Para-Professional Appreciation Week! Let's Show the Love!


November 23-27 THANKSGIVING HOLIDAYS!


WEEK 14 - Coat Drive and Recycled Toys for Tots 11/30 - 12/18


  • Mon. 11/30 - Campus Leadership Team Mtg.
  • Wed. 12/2 - Fourth Grade Spelling Bee, Library, 9am
  • Thurs. 12/3 - Campus DATA team Mtg. 11:45 - 12:45
  • Thurs. 12/3 - Faculty Meeting, 4pm
  • Friday 12/4 - RtI Monitoring Meetings in the Green Room during conferences
  • Friday 12/4 - Christmas Parade

MUST DO - Lesson Plans due by Sunday. GOAL 2-weeks ahead, starting January. Get ahead now for the new year.
  • Must see written frames in student language - on your white board each day.
(Check out Ms. Barge's new white board decor!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

On a personal note from VE:


I want you to know that I am so grateful to work with you at Smith - and appreciate all the ways you support our students at Smith! Thank you for the many ways you make a difference in the lives of our students. We are changing lives and you make a difference each day.


This week, I am out of the office, Tuesday-Friday on a professional learning experience to visit schools and attend a conference, but I will be available by email. So, Ms. Littlejohn and Ms. Alexander will need your support and understanding this week as they lead the campus.

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