Myers Moment

January 29th Edition

Pursuing Excellence: Vision 2020

Nesbit Elementary will be a high performing school where students, staff, and the community work collaboratively to create an environment where students are critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students will pursue excellence in all academic areas and develop essential skills that prepare them for college and careers. Students, staff, and the community of Nesbit Elementary will be committed to the belief that we are continuous learners and that failure is not an option. Teaching and learning with rigor and passion is our core business.

GTES

The "A" Team is completing Brief Observation 3 and will begin Brief Observation 4 by Wednesday, 2/3. Please let us know if your need additional feedback, coaching, or support:)
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National School Counselor Week

This week February 1st - February 5th is National School Counselor Week. Please take time to thank our wonderful counselors for the great job that they do each day:)

Midyear RBES Update

We will have group mid-year RBES conferences. Ms. Jahntz asked each of you to reflect on your individual data and come up with strengths and areas of growth. Please bring the completed template to the RBES/Data meetings on Thursday, 2/4 during grade level planning. All support staff should attend at least one session with a grade level that you support. We will meet in the professional development room. RBES mid-year updates are due on Monday, 2/15.

Student Surveys 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades- Georgia Student Survey

In order for Nesbit to receive the School Climate Star Rating on the CCRPI, our students must participate in the survey. Last year, we received 4 out of 5 stars ( GREAT JOB!!!!). The GA School Student survey is part of the state CCRPI (College Career Readiness Performance Index) which serves as our state school report card. Ms. Garrison will be giving these surveys to classes in the media center. Third, fourth, and fifth-grade teachers will be given a 30-minute gift of time while the survey is being administered. The surveys will be administered Wednesday, 2/10, Thursday, 2/11, and Friday, 2/12. A schedule with specific times will be sent.

It's Who You Know by Jacki Sellmansberger

I was thinking this week about all the connections with people that I have in my life. There are some people, (like my Bob), who I really believe could be quite content without a lot of daily interaction with people. If he had his guitar, a computer, a fly rod, and me, I think he could live a fairly contented life from day to day. Whereas I, on the other hand, need people in my life! Now don’t get me wrong. I definitely enjoy my “quiet space” every now and then, but in general, I love being around people of all ages!

I read something this week that really struck a chord in me about this very topic.

“Don’t regret knowing the people that come into your life! Good people give you HAPPINESS.

Bad people give you EXPERIENCE. The worst people give you LESSONS,

and the best ones give you MEMORIES!

As I walk through the halls of Nesbit, or think about my teaching career, I think about all the people (including children), who have crossed my path. There have been lots and lots of “good ones” that have brought me much happiness, but there have also been a few who have given me experiences and taught me rich lessons, so that I would be wiser the next time. And really, whether it has been good, bad, or ugly, I am filled with the richest MEMORIES one could ever have! I am truly thankful for every person that has come into my life.

Cynthia Saffo continues to improve and work with her therapy. Sunshine will be sending something this week-end to Laura Sciacca. Continue to remember both of them. Mr. Tom (can man) has congestive heart failure and can no longer drive. Sunshine has sent him a card to let him know we are thinking of him. Jocelyn, we are glad to see you up and about. Please let us know how we can encourage you.

Dates to Remember

*** National School Counselor Week***

Monday, 2/1

  • 3:15-4:15-Principal Advisory Council Meeting in the Media Center
Tuesday, 2/2

  • 3:15-3:40-IFT
  • 3:45-4:30-Mustang U

Wednesday, 2/3

  • Technology NIT during grade level planning
Thursday, 2/4

  • RBES Mid-year grade level group conferences in professional development room during planning

Friday, 2/5

Hopes and Dreams

It is important to have hopes and dreams for yourself, your family, and the world. I am currently reading the book "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. The book is about a shepherd boy and how he accomplishes his dreams. I have a dream that all students that attend school get a fair and equitable education. Nesbit Elementary can show the world that all students regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, class, or religion can achieve at high levels if given the right instruction. Each day my work is devoted to this dream. Thank you for helping my dreams come true. Continue to work toward your hopes/dreams. Click the link below to hear Kid President's dreams.
Kid President Has a Dream!