The Weekly Spur

Week Twenty-One: February 1-5, 2016

February is Black History Month

February 1-5 is National School Counseling Week - WE LOVE OUR COUNSELOR!!!!

February 2 is Groundhog Day!

Goundhog Day Facts

  • Groundhogs are famous for predicting Spring.

  • Groundhog Day is on February 2nd.

  • According to legend if the groundhog comes out of their burrow on February 2nd then Spring will come early.

  • If the groundhog sees a shadow then it goes back into its burrow and Winter will last 6 more weeks.

  • The largest Groundhog Day Celebration is held in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania.

  • People have been gathering in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania to celebrate Groundhogs Day since the late 1800s.

  • The famous groundhog who predicts the weather in Punxsutawney Pennsylvania is Punxsutawney Phil.

  • How often is the groundhog right with predicting Spring? Many people argue that answer. Some say he is between 75%-90% correct other say 35%.

Here is a link for some videos about groundhog day:

http://www.watchknowlearn.org/Category.aspx?CategoryID=946

Word of the Week, Quote & Call back:

W.O.W. – Patience: ability to wait calmly

Quote: “Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you are waiting.” By Joyce Meyer

Call Back: Lions and Tigers and Bears……OH MY!

What's on tap this week?

Don't forget your Thank You's for Thank You Thursday!

Monday, Feb. 1 - PTA Board Meeting 4:00pm

Tuesday, Feb. 2 - 4th grade Writing & 5th grade Math Benchmarks

Wednesday, Feb. 3 - 5th grade Reading Benchmark, TELPAS Training 3:00 in the library

Thursday, Feb. 4 - Thank You Thursday!

Friday, Feb. 5 - Dental Awareness Program for grades K-2 at 9:30am

Happy Birthday to You - this week!

February 3 - Jennifer Bobbitt

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A look ahead...

Monday, Feb. 8 - SLT Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 9 -

Wednesday, Feb. 10 - Copeland's Baby Shower

Thursday, Feb. 11 - PLC Meetings

Friday, Feb. 12 - Wear Red, Class Parties

Monday, Feb. 15 - Begin Collecting TELPAS Writing Samples, President's Day

Tuesday, Feb. 16 -

Wednesday, Feb. 17 - Vertical Teams, Spring Individual & Class Pictures, TELPAS Monitored Calibration Session 3:00-5:00pm

Thursday, Feb. 18 -

Friday, Feb. 19 -

Pictures for the Yearbook - please share!

The PTA is in need of pictures that you have been taking this year.

Here is the info for uploading pictures to eshare. If you have a flash drive and/or memory card, Jennifer Andrews can take those as well... So far they need pictures from meet the teacher all the way through Christmas parties.

You can also upload your pictures to eShare or use the HJeShare app!

The eShare code is CSESpurs. In the next week, PTA will be pulling pictures and designing pages and would love to have your pictures to choose from, too

PTA Information:

*PTA has created a BOX TOP GARDEN. Depending on how many box tops you have turned in depends on how many petals are on your flower. The first petal represents 25 or less box tops and every petal after represents 10 boxtops. **Just a reminder, SPED will be picking up your box top envelope every Friday, not PTA. **

*If you have any pictures from your classroom that can be shared, please send them to Crystal Barnhill or Jill Wagenknecht. We will forward them to the yearbook committee. Thank you in advance!

6 Minecraft lessons offer a motherlode of learning

Here is a link for an interesting article entitled:

"6 Minecraft lessons offer a motherlode of learning"

https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=653&category=In-the-classroom&article=