Staff Weekly Update

For the week of May 16th, 2016

Honoring and Celebrating Three *AMAZING* Educators!

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Last Monday, SGE had the joy of honoring and celebrating three educators that have made a tremendous difference in the field of education and more importantly, in the lives of thousands of students! We have just two more weeks with these great gals and it goes without saying, but . . . they will be truly missed! THANK YOU, DEB, DIANE, AND MUFF!
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Meet Mrs. Deb Torrance: SGE's Wellness Teacher

My name is Deborah Torrance and I am excited to introduce myself as Stonegate’s Wellness teacher. My family and I moved from Normal, Il. to Zionsville in 2012. I spent the first 2 years helping my children, Hailey (18) and Brock (15) settle into our new community as well as pursuing my passion for fitness and becoming certified as a personal trainer. My daughter, Hailey, will be graduating from ZCHS this year and attending Ball State in the fall pursuing a dual degree in Elementary Education/Special Needs. Brock will be a Sophomore at ZCHS and keeps us traveling through his involvement in baseball and football. Along with my husband Trent, we have come to make Zionsville our home.


Prior to our move, I spent 17 years as an elementary teacher and administrator. These years were spent teaching kindergarten and third grade as well as an elementary principal. Over the past 2 years, I have served as Stonegate’s Title 1 Reading Interventionist. Through this role I have had the pleasure of getting to know many students and their families. My new role will allow me to combine my two passions--teaching children and fitness! I believe giving children a solid foundation of fundamental movement skills, making healthy choices, and developing an appreciation and enjoyment of being active will not only have a positive impact on their physical well-being but their social, emotional, and academic development as well. I look forward to working with all students, staff, families, and the community to establish a culture of wellness for living happy, healthy, and fit lifestyles.

4th Grade Graduation and Last Day of School Details

Friends, there will be a change for this year's 4th Grade Graduation, coupled with a few more slight changes for our last day of school.


Due to lack of space in our gymnasium, the team, Connie, and Martha all met last week and decided that we will be changing our 4th Grade Graduation back to exclusively the students, staff, and their families. Here are the new details below:

  • 4th Grade Graduation will be on the last day of school, Thursday, May 26th
  • It will start at 9:45AM and will be located in our gymnasium
  • We will give out the following awards: Emily Delvecchio, Presidential Award (Gold), Presidential Award (Silver), John Wooden Award for Integrity, Awards for each related section (Music, Art, Media Center, STEM)
  • Students will have their name called and they will stand up, walk across the stage, get recognized, and sit back down
  • We will STILL announce/recognize our Teacher of the Year (Allison Albright) and our Someone Special Award (James Githaiga). We will provide brief coverage for Allison during this time.
  • 4th Grade team will also put their end-of-year slideshow on Canvas so other teachers/staff can view it at their convenience.
  • On Wednesday, May 25th, the entire class + Connie/Martha will do a graduation practice in the gymnasium so that this new event will go as smoothly as possible!


4th Grade Walking/Dancing (no longer "Running") of the Halls:

  • On our last day, the 4th graders will still go through the halls for one last time.
  • All students and staff will line the hallways to congratulate and honor our 4th graders!
  • Rather than running the halls, we have decided to play fun and upbeat music so they can either walk or dance the halls for their last time.
  • This change will allow for students to go through the hallways at a slower pace so families/friends can get pictures, but it will also be a time celebrate them in a jovial fashion prior to heading off to middle school.
  • During our graduation practice, students will be told of these procedures and will be informed of what is/is not appropriate during this walk/dance of the halls event.
  • Families will be encouraged to arrive at SGE at 3:00PM and they will start their walk/dance at approximately 3:05PM

Friendly Reminders - Google Forms & Shared Google Doc

End of Year Staff Survey - completely optional! http://goo.gl//BAp1aqEFb0


Google Form for Field Day Lunch Plans - http://goo.gl//5l19p8VjRY


Google Form to be on the Master Schedule Team - Date/time is Mon. 6/6 from 9am - 12pm + optional lunch (courtesy of Connie/Martha) is from 12-1pm - http://goo.gl//TfrQve0l1I


Google Form to sign up for the Interview Team - (for KDG & 3rd/HA).

Two dates: Wed. 6/8 & Mon. 6/13, both tentatively from 9am - 3pm

http://goo.gl//wsr9HSnvRZ


SGE Master Calendar (Draft) - below is a link that will allow for you to EDIT this document. PTO has been given this same editable link. Please simply add any events that you know will need to be on the schedule for next year. Even if you don't know the exact date, feel free to add in a tentative date for now and then it can be finalized later! Here is the link: https://docs..com/document/d/187rWv7oySpAtZlga5czninL3KXlWRXYEYQMlTsHVtlc/edit?usp=sharing

FIELD DAY!

  • Friday, May 20th
  • Dad's Club will organize this event for THIS YEAR ONLY.
  • Next year, our new Wellness Teacher will take the lead with the Dad's Club acting as support.
  • RAIN DATE: Monday, May 23rd


Teachers: Please feel free to contact the office, support, and/or related arts staff if you're in need of any assistance should you need a restroom break or any other type of break during this day. We are here to help!

END OF SCHOOL YEAR PARTY!

  • ALL SGE Staff are invited by the Joy Club!
  • Please keep this to *staff only*
  • Location: Home of Jessica Luchenbill
  • Thursday, May 26th - as soon as students depart!
  • We will also be celebrating our "Three Babies and a Wedding!

SEPTEMBER 2016 PAYROLL - FRIENDLY REMINDER + PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY

Certified 2016 Payroll Schedule

As a reminder, the 26th and final payroll for the 2015-2016 teacher contract is scheduled for August 12, 2016. The First pay for the 2016-2017 teacher contract year will beSeptember 2, 2016. Please note that these dates areTHREE weeks apart. This is due to the periodic occurrence, which on average occurs every six years, when the payrollschedule requires an adjustment so that the calendar year has exactly 26 payrolls. Regular two week intervals resume with the Sept. 16th payroll.


Classified/Salary 2016 Payroll Schedule

You will receive a paycheck on August 12, 2016. The next paycheck will be September 2, 2016. Please note that these dates are THREE weeks apart. This is due to the periodic occurrence, which on average occurs every six years, when the payroll schedule requires an adjustment so that the calendar year has exactly 26 payrolls. Salary employees will receive a regular paycheck (1/26th your annual salary). Regular two week intervals resume with the Sept. 16th payroll.


Classified/Hourly 2016 Payroll Schedule

You will receive a paycheck on August 12, 2016. The next paycheck will be September 2, 2016. Please note that these dates are THREE weeks apart. This is due to the periodic occurrence, which on average occurs every six years, when the payroll schedule requires an adjustment so that the calendar year has exactly 26 payrolls. Hourly employees will be paid for the hours worked 7/17/16 – 7/30/16 on the Aug. 12th, 2016 payroll. Hours worked 7/31/16-8/20/16 will be paid on the Sept. 2nd, 2016 payroll. Regular two week intervals resume with the Sept. 16th payroll.


If you have any questions about which payroll schedule applies to you, please speak with your direct supervisor.

2015-2016 DISTRICT PRIORITIES

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TUESDAY TAKE-AWAY: $1 Book Sale!

On Saturday, June 4, Hachette Publishing in Lebanon will hold its annual $1 book sale. All books are brand new and only $1. The sale occurs at their warehouse. They sell a wide variety of books for children and adults. This is a great opportunity to add to your classroom library or your personal library. Hachette publishes books from every genre and such

well known

authors as James Patterson, David Baldacci, Matt Christopher, Nelson Demille, Trenton Lee Stewart, and many others.



Here are the important details of the sale:

The sale this year is occurring on June 4th, from 9 AM to 3 PM. You may have to wait in line if you arrive near the start of the sale. If you have to wait, it is not usually long.
- The sale is at the warehouse at 121 N. Enterprise Blvd, in the business park. Signs will be posted.
- Rain or shine
- Cash only
- No children under 12 will be allowed inside the warehouse....no exceptions.
- No carts or wagons of any kind are allowed in the warehouse.
- Hachette provides boxes for you to use.
- There is a holding area inside the warehouse where you can drop a box and go back for more,
but once you leave the warehouse, you cannot re-enter unless you get back into line.
- Hachette will have people on hand to help you carry your purchases out to the loading area, where you can then pull your car up to get your books.
- Every book, from the smallest to the largest, is $1.00.

HERE ARE OUR BEAUTIFUL BIRTHDAY FRIENDS FOR MAY 2016!

*If you are NEW and we do not have your birthdate, please email Alison so we can recognize you on your special day! Thank you!*


May

*I accidentally left off Deb Ruckman's birthday!!!*

Her birthday is - May 16th! Happy birthday, Deb!

2015-2016 LIFELINES

August - Cooperation

September - Respect

October - Flexibility

November - Gratitude

December - Generosity

January - Responsibility

February - Friendship

March - Perseverance

April - Self-Control

7-DAY FORECAST

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