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Week of September 22nd

There are no shortcuts

"As Stephen King reminds us in, On Writing, If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot. There’s no way around these two things that I’m aware off, no shortcut. In A Guide to the Common Core Writing Workshop, Intermediate Grades, Lucy Calkins writes, As my sons’ tennis teacher says, Success in tennis has everything to do with the number of balls hit. Sucess in writing, like success in reading or tennis or swimming directly relates to the amount of time a person spends writing and rewriting. This means that day after day, children need to write. And it means that volume and stamina matter."

This paragraph is taken directly from the blog "Two Writing Teachers". Our writers are writing Longer and Stronger each day! We appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. Our students have and will benefit from your commitment and effort.

Enjoy the weekend!


~Holly and Jeff

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Friday, September 19th
  • 2nd Grade Model Classroom with Dana Melton
  • K-2 late starts
  • Vision Screenings-All day in conference room :)

Monday, September 22nd

  • 7:45 Department Head Meeting
  • Mrs. Geisendorfer class- morning announcements
  • Hearing Re-Checks in Conference Rooms-Students will be called down
  • 9:45 Principal Reads-Rust
  • 2:45 Principal Reads-Harke

Tuesday, September 23rd

  • 7:30 Sam's Club Sign Ups
  • 3rd and 4th late start
  • 2nd & 5th PAC lunch
  • 2:30 Principal Reads-Guerdan
  • 3:15 Sam's Club Sign Ups
  • 6:00-8:00 KDG Rock-n-Reading Family Dinner

Wednesday, September 24th

  • 1st & 4th PAC Lunch
  • Early Release-District Curriculum Day-
    Everyone chooses a curriculum team to attend
  • Curriculum Development for Specials & SPED

Thursday, September 25th

  • 1st and 5th grade late start
  • K & 3rd PAC Lunch
  • 2:45 Principal Reads-Grimshaw

Friday, September 26th

  • Buddy Day :)
  • K and 2nd grade late start
  • 2:45 Principal Reads-Danback

Thank you to Monica, Cara and Lacy for taking the plunge into Model Classroom work this week!

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Happy Birthday!

September 21st-Melinda Land

September 26th- Stephanie Browning

Do You Ever Feel Like You Are Attempting to Speak a Foreign Language!!

Don't Worry it Will Get Better:)

Lucy tries to speak Spanish
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