Monday Minutes

December 4, 2017

During the month of December, it's so easy to get caught up in the frenzy of work and our personal lives that we sometimes forget to experience joy. I encourage you to slow down, take a breath (or two, or three, or four), and revel in what you have already accomplished this year. Think back to the first day of school. Think back to how well you know your students now. Think about how much they've grown. How much you've grown together. We have a full calendar this month, so be sure to take some time and choose joy!

Thank you for being patient as we work through this mid-year round of MAP testing. We have more this week and next, so buckle your seatbelts and hang on tight! Remember that the goal is progress, not perfection. Use the data to reflect and learn about what each student needs. Let us know how we can help!

We will meet again on December 13th as a staff to continue our book study. This month's assignment is Guideposts 3 and 4, which can be found on pages 63-86. Please read and reflect in Google Classroom before we meet on the 13th.

Finally, we are excited to celebrate YOU! Please find the 12 Days of Holiday Break attached at the bottom of this smore. We have some fun things planned so you definitely want to read ahead!

Upcoming Events

  • December 4th -- Monday morning assembly
  • December 6th -- Principals Meeting (Bryan and Wendy out A.M.)
  • December 6th -- Team Leader Meeting
  • December 6th -- PACE referrals due
  • December 8th -- Staff Party
  • December 8th -- Last day for Christmas cops donations
  • December 8th -- Drop and Shop (PTA)
  • December 13th -- Staff Meeting
  • December 15th -- Holiday Choir Concert - 6:30 P.M.
  • December 18th -- Choir holiday program - 8:00 A.M.
  • December 19th -- Spelling Bee (1:00 P.M. in the gym)
  • December 20th -- Winter Parties (9:00 - 10:00)
  • December 20th -- Early Release (lunch schedule is in the staff handbook)
  • December 20th -- Report Cards go home