The Challenger Dispatch

November 18-22, 2013 Week 2

Thanks For….

making the difference
long, long hours
creating a sense of family
being the keeper of dreams
pleasing a lot
using good judgment
teaching for learning
making reading fun
being the wind beneath my wings
that sensitive touch
teaching class
never giving up on anybody
believing in miracles
respecting each other
taking responsibility for all students
keeping a tight rein on discipline
striving for excellence, not perfection
being brave
smiling a lot
never depriving our children of hope
being tough minded but tender hearted
showing enthusiasm even when you don't feel like it
keeping your promises
giving your best
your wisdom and courage
being punctual and insisting on it in others
providing creative solutions
avoiding the negative and seeking out the good
being there when students need you
doing more than is expected
never giving up on what you really want
remaining open, flexible, and curious
being a friend
keeping several irons in the fire
being a child's hero
going the distance
having a good sense of humor
being a dream maker
giving your heart

If you never change you mind, why have one? - Edward de Bono

Collaborative RtI meeting

Monday, Nov. 18th 2013 at 8:30am-2:30pm

Deana's Room

Bring Data for Students

Writing Committee Meeting

Monday, Nov. 18th 2013 at 2:45pm

Belissa's room

We will discuss next steps in using the school-wide writing prompts and the writing rubric

s used for scoring students' writing.

Spirit Night

Monday, Nov. 18th 2013 at 5pm

7500 Memorial Parkway Southwest

Huntsville, AL

Eat More Pizza at Donatos Pizza!!

Mass Hearing Screening

Tuesday, Nov. 19th 2013 at 8am-2pm

A V Room

For all Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd graders.

Teachers - bring your cum folders with you.

I Pad Training -

Tuesday, Nov. 19th 2013 at 8am

Deans's room

Kinder AM 8:00 -11:00

1st grade 11:30 - 2:30

Bring an Ipad

University Place STEAM Visit

Wednesday, Nov. 20th 2013 at 8:30am

University Place Elementary School, Tuscaloosa, AL, United States

Tuscaloosa, AL

Eagle team to scout out STEAM program at University Place Elem. in Tuscaloosa. We'll be reporting back at BLT and staff meetings.

I pad Training

Wednesday, Nov. 20th 2013 at 8am

Deana's room

Debbie/Miri/ Patti P./Stephanie N. 8:00-11:30

Social Studies Training

Wednesday, Nov. 20th 2013 at 11:30am

Belissa's room

5th grade work on Social Studies

Natis & Christy work on social studies


Thursday, Nov. 21st 2013 at 2:45pm

Media Center

Everyone is invited to this meeting


AAA Presentation on unwrapping the standards

Edmodo assignment Loop out

University Place Loop out

1st Grade Autumn Music Performance

Thursday, Nov. 21st 2013 at 6pm


Thanksgiving and Autumn Songs performed by our AWESOME 1st Graders

End of the Month Meeting

Friday, Nov. 22nd 2013 at 7:45am

Media Center

Thank you in advance for the wonderful breakfast!!

Progress Reports go Home

Monday, Nov. 25th 2013 at 2:30pm

13555 Chaney Thompson Road Southeast

Huntsville, AL

Please be sure to write comments - both supporting great effort and where students need redirection.

Check out these links!

Sliding into December!

Can you believe it?! Santa will be here before we know it. Here's what's happening in the upcoming weeks:

Nov. 27-29 Thanksgiving break! Eat turkey, shop and sleep

Dec.2-6 Holiday Shop

Dec. 3-4 Web 2.0 Tool PD more info to come

Dec. 4 Staff meeting

Dec. 5 Faculty Party Carrabba's!

Dec. 6-9 Collaborative meetings

Dec. 11-13 Science PD more Info to come

Dec. 11 CCSS meeting

Dec. 12 Kindergarten Holiday Program

Dec. 13 End of month meeting

Dec. 17-20 SchoolNet Tests

Dec. 18 BLT

Dec. 20 Collaborative 3,4,5th grades

Dec. 20 Holiday parties

Dec. 21-Jan. 1st Rest, Relax, Rejuvenate!