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Compass 2020: Power On Alanton & Reach for the Stars!

November 23-27

Future Events & Looking Ahead Included: 11/30 - 12/11

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Congratulations to our Alanton Elementary 2017 Teacher of the Year Nominees:

Please join me in congratulating the following four candidates who have been nominated for our Teacher-of-the-Year honor:



  • Coleen Bonney
  • Kathryn Davey
  • Kendra Randolph
  • Whitney Simmons



If you wish to submit a signed statement of support for one of the candidates, you may do so. Statements of support are due to me no later than 4:00 pm December 8, 2015.

Staff Seminar - Tuesday, November 24

We would like for each team to bring a pie to the Staff Seminar on Tuesday to share and enjoy.

Agenda:

  • Enjoy Pie & Good Company!
  • Social Emotional Learning - Importance of Relationships - Admin
  • Enjoy Pie & Good Company!
  • Wellness Information - Wendy
  • Enjoy Pie & Good Company!
  • Mega Relay Information - Emily & Wendy
  • Enjoy Pie & Good Company!

Confidentiality

Staff, Please be mindful when discussing students, especially in a public area.

Weekly Happenings

*No CLC Meetings


Monday- 11/23/15

  • 3:15-4:00 Rehearsal for speaking parts & soloists - café/stage

  • 3:30-4:30 Staff Fitness Class w/Kristen Field, in library


Tuesday- 11/24/15

  • 9:15-10:15 AM Kindergarten Thanksgiving Celebration, in café.

  • 1:45-2:25 PM Kindergarten Thanksgiving Celebration, in cafeteria

  • 3:15-4:30 Girls on the Run, in room 24

  • 3:30 Staff Seminar, in the library


Wednesday- 11/25/15

  • 9:15-10:15 MEGA RELAY! for AM Kin, 1st & 2nd grades, Harvey, Nichols and Lamberson
  • 11:20-12:20 MEGA RELAY! for PM Kin, 4th & 5th grades plus Paulson and Stockburger
  • Early dismissal @ 12:40

· AM Kindergarten, 8:40-10:40

· PM Kindergarten, 10:40-12:40


Thursday- 11/26/15

  • Happy Thanksgiving!


Friday - 11/27/15

  • Happy Shopping!

Future Events -

  • CLC Meeting - Math - Bring math planning materials and data.


Monday, 11/30/15

  • 9:35-10:50 Grade 3 CLC
  • 11:00-12:15 Grade 4 CLC
  • 1:00-2:15 Grade 1 CLC
  • 3:15-4:00 Rehearsal for speaking parts & soloists, in café/stage
  • 3:30-4:30 Staff Fitness Class w/Kristen Field, in library


Tuesday, 12/1/15

  • 8:55-10:10 Grade 5 CLC
  • 1:45-3:00 Grade 2 CLC
  • 3:15-4:15 SCA meeting (officers & executive council), in room 3
  • 3:15-4:30 Girls on the Run, in room 24
  • 3:30 School Planning Council, in the library


Wednesday, 12/2/15

  • Staff jeans day (for $25 staff welfare dues)
  • 12:10-1:10 Kindergarten CLC
  • 3:15-4:00 Battle of the Books, in the library
  • 6:30-8:00 Rising 6th Graders Information Night, at Lynnhaven MS


Thursday, 12/3/15

  • 8:55-9:40 Grade 5 rehearsal for holiday musical, in café/stage
  • 9:00-9:45 - Dr. Ferrell Visits
  • 10:30-3:30 Kathryn Davey OOTB for training
  • 12:30-3:30 Heather Thomas OOTB for training
  • 2:15-3:00 Grade 4 rehearsal for holiday musical, in café/stage
  • 3:15-4:00 Rehearsal for speaking parts & soloists, in café/stage
  • 3:15-4:30 Girls on the Run, in room 24
  • 3:30-4:30 Staff Fitness Class with Kristen Fields, in the library


Friday, 12/4/15

  • 8:30-12:30 Fara Faust OOTB for Professional Learning Session
  • 9:30-1:45 Grade 3 field trip to Chrysler Hall to see The Nutcracker
  • 3:30 Building greenhouses, in the AES garden

Looking Ahead:

  • CLC Meeting - Data


Monday, 12/7/15

  • Happy Hanukkah!
  • Fara OOTB for State Technology Conference
  • 9:35-10:50 Grade 3 CLC
  • 11:00-12:15 Grade 4 CLC
  • 1:00-2:15 Grade 1 CLC
  • 3:15-4:00 Rehearsal for Speaking Parts & Soloists, in café/stage
  • 3:30-4:30 Staff Fitness Class with Kristen Fields, in library


Tuesday, 12/8/15

  • Fara OOTB for State Technology Conference
  • Anne Douglas OOTB for Math Lead Teacher Professional Learning Session
  • 8:30 - Charlene @ Spanish Immersion Meeting at John B. Dey
  • 8:55-10:10 Grade 5 CLC
  • 1:45-3:00 Grade 2 CLC
  • 2:00-3:00 Harvey & Kovalcheck: Rehearsal for holiday musical, in café/stage
  • 3:15-4:30 Girls on the Run, in room 24
  • 3:30 Leadership Team meeting, in room 14


Wednesday, 12/9/15

  • 9:15-12:30 Grade 4 field trip to Roper Theater to see The Best Little Christmas Pageant Ever
  • 12:10-1:10 Kindergarten CLC
  • 2:00-3:00 Paulson, Lamberson & Stockburger: Rehearsal for holiday musical, in café/stage
  • 3:15-4:00 Battle of the Books, in the library


Thursday, 12/10/15

  • Adjusted Dismissal @ 12:40
  • Charlene & Bruce - ED Camp Meeting - PM


Friday, 12/11/15

  • 2:00-3:00 All 3rd grade classes: Rehearsal for holiday musical, in café/stage

Celebrate Good Times, Come On!

Happy Birthday to...


NOVEMBER:

  • Tom Stahl 11/27
  • DeeDee Ortiz 11/28


DECEMBER

  • Walter Land – 3rd
  • Amy Paulson – 14th
  • Lisa Miller – 18th
  • Rebekah Goshert – 21st
  • Linda Gardner – 22nd
  • Jenny Demers – 29th
  • Donna Stockburger – 29th

#ShoutOuts

  • #ApplauseApplause – Charlene’s dynamic stage presence was creatively employed to build Mega Relay excitement among the students and would have netted her an Emmy nomination (if they had a category for that sort of thing).

  • #TimelyTimesheets - Great job on completing your timesheets for the last pay period. I didn’t have to chase after anyone. Beth

  • Thank you to all teachers for working SO hard on getting federal cards back!

  • #lifesaver-Brenda Hogge is always going beyond the call of duty and helping me out.

    Brianne

  • #ExtraPlanning - Thank you for letting us have the entire CLC to plan Language Arts. I loved it!

  • #GuidedReadingGuru - I would like to give a shout out to Linda Gardener for teaching a guided reading group, which contained my sub’s son, while I was gone. It was really nice of her to do it. She also offered to attend any service held for Levi’s dad for me if he died while we were away. ~ Susan

  • #ItchyScratchyTwitchyCatchy - Shout out to Jennifer Woods for an amazing lesson about Tattling! Itchy, Itchy. Scratchy, Scratchy. Twitchy, Twitchy. Catchy, Catchy! Watch out for yellow tongues with purple spots- Jennifer knows the cure!

  • #lovegrandparents - Huge appreciation goes out to Marie Hobbs for graciously sharing her time, patience, and support for her grandson, Trey's 4th grade classroom. She tutors our kids with Achieve 3000 and kindly files paper for my class each week! ~Leslie Wildman

  • #BreakfastMadeEasier - I love the breakfast envelope idea that Rachel Lowe developed!


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Teaching & Learning Framework - Alanton teachers living the life with the VBCPS framework.

Click on the link for the video:

Learning It, Living It, Loving It

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