The Treasure Map

November 12 - November 16

The Week in Preview

  • Monday
  • American Education Week - Veteran's Day (Sunday, November 11)
  • 2:45 Third Grade PLC meeting
  • 2:45 Fourth Grade PLC meeting
  • F & P window open

  • TuesdayAmerican Education Week - Parents Day
  • 9:30 4th grade swimming

  • WednesdayLate Start
  • American Education Week - Support Staff Day
  • CoGAT window closes
  • 2:45 First Grade PLC meeting
  • 2:45 Second Grade PLC meeting
  • 2:45 Fifth Grade PLC meeting

  • Thursday
  • American Education Week - Educator for a Day

  • FridayAmerican Education Week -
  • Substitute Teacher Day
  • Terrific Kid write-ups due9:30
  • 4th grade swimming
  • Movie Night 6:00-8:30

The Pirate Way

  • Holiday Lunch Details..... please include this information in your classroom communications
  • Dec. 13 Kindergarten 11:00, Fourth grade 12:00, Third grade 1:00 (all others will eat bag lunches in the classrooms)
  • Dec. 14 First grade 11:00, Second grade 12:00, Fifth grade 1:00 (all others will eat bag lunches in the classrooms)
  • Terrific Kid for November will combine November and December. You are welcome to select one or two students for this celebration.
  • Terrific Kid write ups are due Nov. 16; celebration is on Nov. 30
  • Please remember to send a note with students when they are sent to Alison. As a federal mandate, she MUST have a record of clinic visits.
  • When students move, please continue to mark them absent in Power School until their name is removed.
  • When a parent sends in a note, email, or phone call regarding a student absence, please forward it to Kim. This will streamline communication with parents and IHES.
  • Our IHES Pirates raised $381.70 for the DCMS friends that lost their belongings in a fire.
  • Please click the following link for a video regarding The Future of Teaching. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quYDkuD4dMU
  • Crystal and I are looking into several options to provide more time for planning for classroom teachers. One option we are exploring is asking for sub money for 1/2 day planning twice each year. We have not gotten a response regarding this request but will keep you informed. The other option we would like to talk to you about at latte start. We will explain our thinking here and then send out a survey for your thoughts.
  • Don't forget to complete the late start personality test sent by Rich and resent moments ago for late start.
  • Mark your calendars for November 20, 2012. Derek McQuiston will be here to meet with teachers during planning for the adaptation phase of iPad training. A sub has been secured for teachers who will not have planning that day.

Thought for the week:

Tolerate the truth, even if it is bad news.