Dolphin Dispatch

Week of May 9, 2016

A Word From Principal Haynes

Dear Welleby Family,

I hope all of our mothers, grandmothers, aunties, and "motherly" mothers all had a wonderful Mother's Day!! It's almost time to start the countdown to the end of the year, but let's remember to keep the students focused as we wrap up these last few weeks.

Please be mindful of 1st and 2nd grade testing this week. Show them the same courtesy and respect as that shown to those classes taking the FSA tests. We will also be wrapping up any informal or walkthrough observations this week. Your feedback will definitely be taken into consideration and begin much earlier in the school year for the 2016-1017 school year.

There is no sign in sheet for this week--when Ms. Warner (our new Office Manager) arrives next week, we will be made aware of the procedure she will have in place. In the meantime, the sign out procedure remains the same.

Have an AMAZING week!!


Outlook is Coming!

Outlook migration is just around the corner. Please be aware of information coming out on the CAB Conference from Ms. Hunt and plan accordingly. Checking email is vital in this business and every effort should be made to check email a minimum of two times daily. As we transition, it will be even more important for you to make sure you stay on top of your emails. It is not mandatory, but try to attend the opening training on Monday, May 16th before school so you can get set up right away.

It is very likely that the next issue of the Dolphin Dispatch and Weekly Tidbits will be delivered directly to Outlook and not CAB (if not next week, definitely the issue for the week of May 16th will go directly to Outlook).

As always, many of us on Support Team are computer literate and are here to help you in any way that we can. However, we can't help when we don't know that help is needed. Let's work together to make this transition a smooth one.

The Week Ahead

1st and 2nd Grade End-of-Year Primary Reading Testing

May 9th
  • Primary End-of-Year Training: ALL 1st & 2nd Grade Teachers; ESE; Support

May 10th
  • Primary End-of-Year Reading Test: 1st and 2nd grades

May 11th

  • Primary End-of-Year Reading Test: 1st and 2nd grades
  • Primary EOY Scoring: After School

May 12th

  • Primary EOY Scoring: After School

May 13th
  • PTA Dollar Day Fundraiser: No Uniform Day
  • Dolphin Depot: PK-2nd Grade

Calendar Events Subject to Change

Words to Live By

Kudos to you!

Kindergarten Team: Awesome job with your annual Mother's Day Celebrations! The kids were so excited and all of those mommies left beaming! You each never cease to amaze in how well you prepare the students for this special event. Job Well Done!

Ms. Jones & Ms. Ham: You are both doing a wonderful job holding down the fort in the midst of hectic weeks! Thank you for standing in the gap and keeping things running smoothly!

Welleby Family News

Mr. Jordan: He is itching to be back in the grind and appreciates all of your thoughts, texts, well wishes, and gestures. His healing is going well! We miss you Mr. Jordan!!

Ms. Gloria: Please keep Ms. Gloria in your thoughts and prayers. She lost her father (who is back home in Ecuador) this weekend.

Coming Soon....

May 17th
  • PTA Meeting (Elections for Officers for 2016-17): 8:15AM in Media Center
  • Leadership Team Meeting: Grade Level Chairs for 2016-2017

May 18th

  • RTI Meetings
  • NESS Meeting: 2:10PM
  • PTA Menchies Night

May 19th

  • RTI Meetings

May 20th
  • Shoe Drive: Please see flyer!!
  • Dolphin Depot: 3rd- 5th Grade

Calendar Events Subject to Change

Laughter is the Best Medicine

It's late, it's Mother's Day...only one this week!

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Follow us on REMIND!!!

REMIND is a quick way for me to get reminders and important information out to you via text message. If you have not signed up for the STAFF remind, please do so, we only have about 36 participants on there. This is NOT just for teachers.

To opt in to receive texts send a text message to 81010:

  • For the staff remind, text @wellstaff

Additionally, you can opt in to receive other REMIND updates as follows:

  • To learn about school happenings at Welleby, text: @welleby
  • To learn about PTA events, text: @wellebypta
  • To learn about Volunteer opportunities, text: @wellebyvol

If you receive an error message, you may be unable to send short code (the 5 digit number), so instead use the phone number: 954-740-8625 to get STAFF UPDATES (@wellstaff) or SCHOOL HAPPENINGS (@welleby). I don't have the phone number for the other updates.
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