Monclova Primary

Weekly Bulletin

Events for Week of October 2- October 8

Monday, October 2

Tuesday, October 3

AWAKE Shirts/Jeans

Jim "Basketball" Jones - 1:00 (Gr. K, 1, 3); 2:10 (Gr. 2, 4)

Jim "Basketball" Jones - 6:30 (AW Community Program)

Wednesday, October 4

Wellness Day - see sign up for the day's activity

Thursday, October 5

3rd Grade Rotary Dictionary Presentations - see schedule

Friday, October 6

FB @ Perrysburg


Thank you:

Jamie, Alyssa, Rachel, Jill for sharing out and supporting the staff with great technology ideas during the 2 hour delay.

Brianne, Karen and Lisa for working with grade levels on implementing Connect Ed assessments.

Staff for the good conversations during the 2 hour delay. Our focus on assessments for student exposure and tracking will pay off!


Congratulations to the following for winning AWEF grants that will benefit Monclova Primary students:

Monclova Primary - Toledo Zoo Outreach $500.00 (Preschool - 4th grade)

Brianne Black- Sauder Village Visit $300.00 (4th grade)

Lisa Dick- Mobile Makerspace & STEM Lab $467.77 (3rd and 4th grade)

Karen Seeger- 4th Grade Math & Science Night $230.42 (4th grade and families)

Cindy Smigelski- K-2 STEAM $495.20 (K - 2 students)

As discussed during the 2 hour delay, send out your Sign Up Genius form for conferences on Monday, October 9. Make sure to include Jill so she can compile all conference schedules for the main office.

RIMP and on-track letters go home October 13. Jill has shared several resources and a step - by- step sheet on what needs to be completed.

October 11, 12, 13 will be 1/2 day release time for each grade level, please check the calendar for your date and time. Subs have already been secured for you.

October 16 and 17 will be our fall RtI meetings for those that need them. A sign up sheet will be shared later, this is voluntary for teachers to discuss specific students and needs.

The end of the quarter is quickly approaching (October 24), please make sure you are keeping with entering grades in Power School. The final 1st quarter grades are due Tuesday, October 31. IEP and RIMP updates go home on October 31, too.

3rd Grade ELA AIR assessments will take place on October 25 and 26 from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm. On these days, 3rd and 4th graders will switch specials time.

Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated the last week of October with theme dress days and jeans.

Words of Wisdom and Action..............................

A little humor to celebrate the start of October!

Real Teachers - Author Unknown

-Real teachers grade papers in the car, during commercials, in faculty meetings, in the bathroom, and (at the end of the six weeks) have been seen grading in church.

-Real teachers cheer when they hear April 1st does not fall on a school day.

-Real teachers clutch a pencil while thinking and make notes in the margins of books.

-Real teachers can't walk past a crowd of kids without straightening up the line.

-Real teachers never sit down without first checking the seat of the chair.

-Real teachers have disjointed necks from writing on boards without turning their backs on the class.

-Real teachers are written up in medical journals for the size and elasticity of kidneys and bladders.

-Real teachers have been timed gulping down a full lunch in 2 minutes, 18 seconds. Master teachers can eat faster than that.

-Real teachers can predict exactly which parents will show up at Open House.

-Read teachers volunteer for hall duty on days faculty meetings are scheduled.

-Real teachers never teach the conjugations of lie and lay to eighth graders.

-Real teachers know it is better to seek forgiveness than ask permission.

-Real teachers know the best end of semester lesson plans can come from Blockbuster.

-Real teachers never take grades after Wednesday of the last week of the six weeks.

-Real teachers never assign research papers on the last six weeks or essays on final exams.

-Real teachers know the shortest distance and the length of travel time from their classroom to the office.

-Read teachers can "sense" gum.

-Real teachers know the difference among what must be graded, what ought to be graded, and what probably should never again see the light of day.

-Real teachers have their best conferences in the parking lot.

-Real teachers have never heard an original excuse.

-Real teachers buy Excedrin and Advil at Sam's.

-Real teachers will eat anything that is put in the workroom/teacher's lounge.

-Real teachers have the assistant principals' and counselors' home phone numbers.

-Real teachers know secretaries and custodians run the school.

-Real teachers hear the heartbeats of crisis; always have time to listen; know they teach students, not subjects; and they are absolutely non-expendable.