Teach Like a Pirate

J.R. Irvin Elementary Weekly Staff Newsletter - vol 33

Mission Statement

We value every student, creating an environment for all to be successful!

P is for Pirate

Dave and Shelly Burgess wrote a book which is the Inspirational ABC's for Educators. Every week I will include a snippet from the book.


Every day, we are given grace by those who know us best and need us the most. Do not forget to return the grace and offer it to others.

Burgess, D. & S. Teach Like a Pirate. (2014). Dave Burgess Consulting. CA: San Diego.

I Needed a Good Laugh Today..... (AGAIN!)

Teachers in May...

Upcoming Dates

  • 5/23 Staff Development~Meet at Miller~7:00-7:30 breakfast/7:30-11:00 T-TESS/12:30-3:00ish Canvas **Bring charged laptop for afternoon.**
  • 5/24 BOGO book fair in the library
  • 5/24 Irvin Elite Luncheon
  • 5/25 3rd Grade Park Day
  • 5/25 5th graders tour FSMS
  • 5/25 3:15 Josh Roberts here for meet and greet/Cupcakes served/Don't forget cards!
  • 5/26 3rd Grade Science End of Year CBA
  • 5/26 Red Nose Day
  • 5/27 No School - Weather Day

  • 5/30 No School - Memorial Day
  • 5/31 Kinder Awards - 8:30am
  • 5/31 1st Grade Awards - 9:30am - Cafeteria
  • 5/31 2nd Grade - 9:30am - Gym
  • 5/31 Kickball
  • 6/1 Early Release
  • 6/1 5th Grade Awards - 10:30
  • 6/1 3rd Grade Awards-Cafeteria-9:30
  • 6/2 4th Grade Awards-Cafeteria-9:30
  • 6/2 Early Release

May Teacher Birthdays

Robin Vitullo May 4th

Nikki White May 8th

Stacee Johnson May 24th

Sheryl Ford May 31st

Strategic Planning

Check out the district website for the link to the strategic planning process that is occurring in our district now.

The board developed a new vision statement and then the strategic 30 last Thursday and Friday developed a new mission along with belief statements. The next step is action committees that will develop plans under specific objectives.

Link: http://www.midlothian-isd.net/strategicplan/index.html