Yancey Staff News

Week of December 7, 2015 - B Week

Grit

This is an interesting blog on grit. A buzzword in education lately, and something that definitely gets talked about in regards to our students. Some interesting perspectives about teaching grit, and how to honor and respect the grit that our students already show.

http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/classroom_qa_with_larry_ferlazzo/2015/10/response_is_grit_an_asset_or_an_excuse.html

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/12/when-grit-isnt-enough/418269/


Keep up the great work!
Craig

Shout Outs

All who participated in the toy lift.

Katie Lynne for having connections at UVa for the hover craft. Our kids loved the experience!


Jen, Tawanna, & Renee for helping one of our students get shoes that fit.


Tim for helping so much with the Intermediate kids- Literacy, Small Group time, Breakfast, Lunch

Announcements

IT'S A B Week

Craig out Tuesday Morning for a Downtown Data Meeting


We will do our next drawing on December 11th. Then one following break.


Holiday Party December 11th 6:30 - It's going to be a blast.


PTO Meeting Monday at 7.


Monday Market Expo 11:45-1:15

Recess Schedule for Expo:
11:45 - Maker/Nature

12:15 - Photography/Yard Games/Operations/

1:00 - Cooking/Crafts


Newsletter Updates:

If you have announcements, pictures, or shout outs, please send to Craig.

If you have events for the calendar, please send to Jennifer Wilkes or Cathy Martin.

Upcoming Events

Monday Market Expo

Monday, Dec. 7th, 11:30am

Everywhere

Library - Operations
Room 1 - Theater/Music/Arts
Room 6 - Yard Games
Room 7 - Crafts
Room 8 - Nature
Room 12 - Cooking
Room 13 - Wood Working

PTO meeting

Monday, Dec. 7th, 6pm

Cafeteria

Early Release

Thursday, Dec. 10th, 2:30pm

Library

Assessment Planning
Project Based Learning

Field Trip - Intermediate

Tuesday, Dec. 8th, 8:30am

295 Massie Road

Charlottesville, VA

Faculty Metting- Committees

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 1:45pm

Library

Winter Wonderland Extravaganza

Thursday, Dec. 17th, 5pm

Yancey

Calendar for 15-16

About Us

Benjamin F. Yancey Elementary School

7625 Porters Road

Esmont, VA 22937

(434) 974-8060