Prestwood Messenger

May 2, 2016

How Many Days

Can you feel it? We are in the final stretch. We only have 24 days left. 24 days, that's it. That's all the time we have left with our kids. Our wonderful, magical, wiggly, infuriating, misunderstood, sneaky, creative kids. Just 24 days for that final push to make a difference with them then we pass them on to someone else. I know we are feeling tired because the school year does that to us. I feel it too. But let's rally. Let us finish up strong. We have 24 days to make a difference, and we can do it. Enjoy the last stretch of the year.

Onward, Jason

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This Week's Events

Monday, May 2, 2016

7:30 - 8:10 GATE coding and robotics class

8:30 - 9:30 IEP (Grimes)

10:15 - 11:00 IEP (Mellinger)

11:00 - 12:00 IEP (Waters)

12:35 - 1:35 IEP (Tedsen)

3:00 - 4:30 School Site Council Meeting (Room 26)

6:00 - 7:30 PTO Meeting

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

4th grade Bicycle Rodeo

8:30 - 9:00 School Assembly

9:00 - 9:45 SST (Peterson)

9:45 - 10:45 SST (Draluck)

10:45 - 11:45 SST (Draluck)

12:15 - 1:15 SST (Draluck)

1:15 - 2:00 Team Meeting (Katzel)

2:00 - 3:00 SST (Katzel)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

7:30 - 8:10 GATE coding and robotics class

1:00 - 3:00 Talent Show Practice

1:45 - 3:00 Collaboration: Grade level agendas

Thursday, May 5, 2016

1:30 - 2:00 School Tour

1:35 - 2:05 Band Dress Rehearsal

Friday, May 6, 2016

7:30 - 8:10 GATE coding and robotics class

11:30 - 1:00 Purple Pinkie Day

6:00 - 10:00 Prestwood Benefit Ball


Grade Levels

Thank you for your grade level requests. Shockingly... no one wants a different grade this year. I also talked with the District Office, and although our numbers are low, they will continue to fund our current class numbers for the next year. We are currently around 440, but we only have 400 registered for next year. If numbers don't rebound in the future, we can not continue this level of staffing.

New Staff Member

With the approval of our class numbers, we have also approved a transfer for teacher Emily Brown to come from El Verano to Prestwood. I had a chance to meet with Emily, and she is very excited to join the Prestwood team. I have worked with Emily in a number of committees and enjoyed her professionalism and dedication to kids. Please join me in welcoming her to Prestwood.

Student Survey

We are in the process of collecting survey information for 3rd-5th grade students. I will be checking in with teachers to decide when you will complete this survey in the next two weeks.

On the Horizon

5/2 SSC Meeting

5/3 School Assembly

5/3 Bicycle Rodeo

5/6 Prestwood Benefit Ball

5/9 Staff Meeting

5/9-5/13 SBA Make-ups

5/9-5/20 STAR/EarlySTAR

5/10 School Tour

5/11 Leadership Meeting

5/17 Oral Language Fair @ 8:30-10 (3-5 grades)

5/23 Staff Meeting

5/24 Oral Language Fair @6PM (SVHS Little Theater)