Monday Memo

June 14, 2013

TJ Updates

The "Tip of the Week" from "The Daily CAFE" was about remembering to celebrate as we approach the end of the year. There are so many things on our "To-Do" list at this time of the year that we can forget to celebrate all that we have accomplished. In the word of Gail Bouchey, "Think about this: you have done your best to teach each child, starting from where they were and moving them forward. The skills and strategies they learned are part of their working memory. They are ready to take what they have learned to the next grade." Each of you have done a wonderful job taking each student and moving them forward in their learning. Make sure you take time to celebrate and acknowledge this growth.

Thanks to our first grade team, with help from Katie, for putting on another wonderful patriotic performance. The students did a wonderful job. It was also wonderful to hear/see David accompanying the students.

In case you missed the news, congratulations also go to our 24 Challenge team for winning for the 4th year in a row!

Here are some pictures from last week...


Yates, Giroud, Day

PM: Morrison/Snyder, Hotaling, Bruno

Monday, June 15

    • PJ Day
    • SLOs - see schedule
    • Book Fair Preview Day

    Tuesday, June 16

    • Twin/Triplet Day
    • SLOs - see schedule
    • SST, 10 am, Reading Room
    • Book Fair all day
    • Book Fair Family Night, 4 pm - 8 pm, TJC Library

    Wednesday, June 17
    • Opposite/Mismathc Day
    • SLOs - see schedule
    • Book Fair all day
    • SDMT, 6 pm, Teacher Center

    Thursday, June 18

        • Crazy Hair Day
        • SLO's - see schedule
        • Book Fair all day
        • Book Fair Family Night, 4 pm - 8 pm, TJC Library
        • PTA Meeting, 6:30 pm, TJC Staff Room

          Friday, June 19

          • School Color/TJ Connor Wear Day
          • Book Fair all day
          • Report Cards Due at 3:30 pm


          Websites, Blogs or Twitter accounts worth checking out

          Below are some websites or blogs I have found that I thought might be of interest to some of you. I will also add some interesting people to follow on twitter.

          Heinemann Summer Sessions

          Heinemann is offering a free online Professional Learning Community (PLC) this summer. It runs from June 15 - August 15. The focus will be on student empowerment and the importance of student engagement. Each week throughout the summer, the Heinemann blog will feature an article, video clip or new professional book chapter from the Heinemann Digital Library on the topic of student engagement. Click here for more information.