Monday Memo, January 11, 2016

Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education

For the week of Monday, January 11th to Friday, January 15th

OUR VISION: Inspiring Curiosity, Creativity, and Achievement

OUR MISSION: Building a learning environment that meets the needs of every student, fosters mutual respect, and social responsibility which is enhanced by strong partnerships between home, school, and community.

NEWS, Notes and Reminders

  1. Please give a warm Funkstown welcome to Luke Michael. Luke will begin in his new role of paraprofessional in the transitional Pre-K class. Welcome to Funkstown Luke!!
  2. Teachers- Please view the following link from Joni Burkhart regarding mid-interval SLO's/Performance Goals. Mid-year SLO/Performance Goal conversations must be completed by February 21st. The video shows the process from the administrators side as well as the teachers side on TeachScape. I will be scheduling SLO conversations beginning this week. Please be prepared to share your data with me and to discuss whether you will make any changes.

Monday, January 11th

  • Happy Monday!! I hope you had a restful weekend.
  • Leadership Team meeting today at 3:00 PM. If you would like something brought up for discussion please see Melissa Bergan, Jill Mellott, or Tammy Montini. The team will discuss our fund raising efforts and plans for technology PD on Jan. 19th.

Tuesday, January 12th

  • Book Mobile at Funkstown today. Please check the schedule in Google docs. Anyone is welcome to visit the Book Mobile, or you may ask Tammy to take a few students from you class if you are not on the schedule.

Wednesday, January 13th

Thursday, January 14th

Happy Thursday!

Friday, January 15th

  • No Pre-K today.
  • 2 1/2 hour early dismissal for Kindergarten students. All K classes will have P.E. and will go to lunch at the regular time of 11:15. Dismissal at 12:15 PM.
  • End of the second marking period. Friday is an assessment/grading day for teachers.


How much screen time is appropriate for PreK and K students? The following article has some good information for you as an early childhood educator.

2016 January Staff Calendar

Please use the following link to be up-to-date on upcoming events for the month of January.


  • Monday, Jan. 18th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Schools and CES closed today.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 19th - Professional Learning Day. 1/2 day planning day/1/2 day Principal led PD day.
  • Thursday, Jan. 21st - Leadership Council Meeting - Valerie out today.
  • Friday, Jan. 22nd - Think Tank meeting, Birth to 5 staff attend.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 26th - Staff meeting, Library 3:00 pm
  • Wednesday, Jan. 27th - IEP meetings, LC3