May 23- 27
SOL TESTING CONTINUES NEXT WEEK!!
Closing Out the School Year with JOY!!
These last few weeks can be challenging if not well planned for each day. As you are aware, high-quality teaching and learning is expected to be continued in each classroom through the last school day. In the past, Department of School Leadership have received calls from parents expressing concern that students “watch videos” or “just play” the days after testing is completed. These final school days should be productive learning days for students. Students are looking to you to draw closure to another successful year in a way that causes them to appreciate all that they have learned this year. Thank you for ensuring students are engaged in meaningful, relevant learning opportunities through June 17, 2016.
May 23- June 3
Monday, May 23
BE on the lookout for the END OF YEAR checklist coming out this week!!
· GRADE 4 MATH SOL, PART 1
Tuesday, May 24
· GRADE 4 MATH SOL, PART 2
· Journalism Club
Wednesday, May 25
· GRADE 5 READING SOL, PART 1
· 2NDGrade Field trip, Back Bay, 9:30, Hunt/Marcus
Thursday, May 26
· GRADE 5 READING SOL, PART 2
· 2NDGrade Field trip, Back Bay, 9:30, Johnson/Jacob
Friday, May 27
· 2NDGrade Field trip, Back Bay, 9:30
· Citizen of the Month 2:00pm
· Expedited make-up
Monday, May 30
· MEMORIAL DAY, SCHOOLS CLOSED
Tuesday, May 31
· GRADE 5 MATH SOL, PART 1
· Journalism Club
· PTA Board Meeting, 3:15
Wednesday, June 1
· GRADE 5 MATH SOL, PART 2
Thursday, June 2
· GRADE 3 READING SOL, PART 1
· End of the Year Party, Texas Roadhouse, 4:00---
Friday, June 3
· GRADE 3 READING SOL, PART 2
News from the Learning Commons
Cable TV Upgrade – Important Changes
Our AV Technician completed the building’s upgrade with Cox Cable this past week. The upgrade does come with restrictions mandated by the school division. We only receive channels that have been approved by the school division—those deemed to have broadcast content of educational value. The channels available by default in your classroom are very limited with this upgrade. Our default channel in the building is WHRO, the local PBS station. So, if you turn on the television signal in your room to a channel other than 21 (Morning Announcements) or 20 (Closed Circuit Videos), you will only be able to tune in WHRO (channel 15).
If you need to show a live broadcast television program for instructional purposes on a different channel, you must contact the Learning Commons staff to set that channel up for you to view at that time. These changes come with the reality that more instructional content is viewed through the Internet (streaming) and very little through live cable television. The purpose of the cable television service is for instruction. Please understand that staff will no longer be able to select a favorite channel to watch favorite television programs in the school building at any time.
SOL Testing Days & Learning Commons Hours
Please remember that the Learning Commons is closed during SOL Testing. If you need teaching materials from the Learning Commons, please send us an e-mail and we can get those items for you. You can also visit us before school, after school, or when we open after testing during the day. Thank you! (Pam and Michelle, Library Staff)
Staff – Items Checked Out
Please check your classroom for books and videos that you have checked out and no longer need. Return those to the Learning Commons as your schedule allows. If you want to see a listing of items checked out to your account, open Destiny, login with your user name and password using the login button (top right). Click on the My Info tab to see items checked out to you.
News from Staff Welfare
Good afternoon Staff Welfare members.
It’s time for you to mark your calendars and start making plans to attend the Staff Welfare end of year party. The party will be held at Texas Roadhouse in Chesapeake (Battlefield Blvd.) on Thursday, June 2, beginning at 4 PM. Staff Welfare will be paying for the cost your meal, with your meal selections being made from the “Early Dining menu”. The choices from that menu are listed below. Any additional appetizers or beverages will be the responsibility of the individual.
We MUST have a count as to how many members will be attending. Please sign up on the sign in sheet on the staff mailroom door ASAP. Signups must be made no later than Friday, May 27. Please plan to join us and celebrate the end of a great school year at WES!
This celebration is for paid members of Staff Welfare. If you would like to attend, you may still join Staff Welfare. Please see Carolyn Davis to do this. If you have any questions please contact Emily Rudiger. Looking forward to seeing you there!
“Early Dining menu”:
· 6 oz. USDA Choice Sirloin Steak
· 10 oz. Road Kill Chop Steak
· Country Fried Sirloin
· Grilled BBQ Chicken
· Country Fried Chicken
· Chicken Critters® Dinner
· Pulled Pork Dinner
· Grilled Pork Chop (Single)
· Chicken Caesar Salad
· Grilled Chicken Salad
· or Chicken Critter® Salad
ShoutOuts and Birthdays!
Thank you ALL for making Mr. Lugo and I feel so special and appreciated this week and all the other weeks of the school year. We are so blessed to hang out with you all everyday!! Mrs. Hedrick
· Thank you to Pam Barre for opening the end door for me. I appreciate you walking those extra steps on Tuesday afternoon.
· Thank you to all who made the pep rally exciting for our students. The enthusiasm was contagious.
· Thank you to Mrs. Hedrick to inviting Ms. Ellison to Woodstock to share about JOY! I love my new fun folders!
Thank you so much to Darlene Pinner, who is putting up with my computer and printer issues on a hectic day for me. You’re the greatest.
Thank you to Anne Martin and class for helping Mrs. Rudiger's class complete their study on measuring with nonstandard units. They did an awesome job helping their First grade buddies measure all the first grade teachers! Angie
I want to thank my fabulous secret pal for the “SOL Survival Kit”. It was greatly appreciated. Your gift was thoughtful and insightful. Just what I needed. Lorraine Nute
Angie Phillips 5/21
Lea Baskerville 5/24
Gigi Castillo 5/30