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Sharpen the Saw

As we head into this first week of May, I hope that you have had a chance to spend some time this weekend doing something that you enjoy. Run, read, hitting the garage sales, baking, playing with little ones...whatever it might be that refreshes your soul. This is a tough time of year. There are so many things still to be done this year, but the potential of next year looms ahead of us as well. It's easy to let the To Do list drive us- often into the ground. It's important to make time for ourselves. Steven Covey refers to this as Sharpening the Saw and it is definitely an area that I am working to improve in. Making time to eat lunch during the day, leaving in a timely fashion so that I can see my daughter play soccer, going to bed earlier.... I'm doing better than I was, but definitely am not there yet. What is one thing that you do to Sharpen the Saw?


"You are too important to the bigger picture to just fall off the canvas."- Johnnie Dent, writer

"Take care of our kids. Take care of each other. Take care of yourself."- John Gunnell (@gunnellAP)

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Happy Staff Appreciation Week!

Thank you for all that you do! We have a few little treats planned for you to help celebrate all that you are to our school!

First things first:

*Jeans*Jeans*jeans*jeans*jeans*jeans*jeans*jeans*jeans*jeans*jeans*jeans*


That's right- It's Jeans Day all week long! Except for Wednesday, when it is Workout Wear Day OR Jeans Day!

Monday: Donut Know What We'd Do Without You! Breakfast treats in the lounge! It's also Hat's Off to Staff Day, so feel free to wear your favorite hat!

Tuesday: Taco Tuesday- lunch provided by the district. Join us in showing your True Colors by wearing your Blue & Gold/Winskill gear

Wednesday: No Staff Meeting Wednesday! Use this time as you choose. Go Wacky with your wildest clothing combinations and wackiest hair-dos!

Thursday: Lunch provided by Friends of Winskill in thanks for all you do.

Friday: Snacks on Wheels- Leah & Niki will travel door to door, delivering a variety of snacks to staff throughout the building. Today's the day to pull out your cape and mask- you are Super Heroes every day, but here's your chance to dress like one!

Why You Should Thank A Teacher Today
If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

Looking Ahead: I am sure I am missing some important dates, so please send them my way!

Monday, 5/2

Mrs. Straka's Kdg Pledge Leaders

Hat's Off to Our Staff! Day/Donut Know What We'd Do Without You breakfast treats in the lounge

STAR testing

Fun Run T-shirt orders due to Missy

Specials Team mtg @11:20

Music Interviews- Presentation Room 1:00-4:30

Tuesday 5/3

*Teacher Appreciation Day! *Taco Bar Lunch provided by the district in the Activity Room

True Colors Day- Wear your Winskill/Lancaster Blue & Gold Spirit Wear

STAR testing

Admin Mtg @9:00

1st grade PLC @11:00

5th grade PLC @2:15

3:15 Homework Club

Wednesday, 5/4

"We're just wild and wacky about our staff" Day

STAR testing

4th gr PLC @8:25

3rd gr PLC @9:25

Kdg PLC @10:55

Lunch Club

3:30 May Staff Mtg- CANCELLED

4:30-6:00 KinderCamp

Thursday, 5/5

Thankful Thursday- "Thank a special Winskill staff member" day

FOW Luncheon- Activity Room

STAR testing

9:20 4/5 Thoughtful Thursday

2nd gr PLC @10:45

3:15 Homework Club

Dare Graduation @LHS 6:00

Friday 5/6

"Our Staff are SUPER HEROES"- dress in your super hero gear

"Special Delivery of Snack on Wheels"

STAR testing

Vision Team mtg @LHS 8:00-3:30

Monday 5/9

Mrs. Chambers Kdg Pledge Leaders

STAR testing

Bicycle Safety Unit om PhyEd

Specials Team mtg @11:20

5th grade anti-bullying presentation @LMS @1:00

4K PLC @1:00

K-2 RtI mtg @3:30

Friends of Winskill mtg @6:39

Tuesday 5/10

STAR testing

SpecEd PLC @8:15

Admin Mtg @9:00

1st gr PLC @11:10

5th gr PLC @2:25

Homework Club @3:15

Wednesday 5/11

Happy Nurse's Day, Laurie Walker!

STAR testing

4th gr PLC @8:25

3rd gr PLC @9:25

Lunch Club

Faculty Leadership mtg @3:30

Mentor Mtg @3:45

School Board Mtg @7:00

Thursday 5/12

STAR Testing

4K & ECE field trip to Majestic View Dairy

Thoughtful Thursday K/1 @8:15

2nd gr PLC @10:45

Homework Club @3:15

Special Education mtg @3:30 (Sped Office)

5th gr Band Open House 4:00-7:00

Friday 5/13

STAR testing

1st grade Grandparents' Day

Champion Games

Monday 4/16

Mrs. McWilliams kdg Pledge Leaders

STAR testing

Specials team mtg @11:20

4K PLC @1:00

Bev Mattingly's Winskill retirement party @3:30

Tuesday 5/17

STAR testing

Sped PLC @8:15

Admin mtg @9:00

Butterfly Collection with Mr. Younk (Missy's dad)- all day

Homework Club @3:15

5th gr Band Open House 4:00-7:00

Wednesday 5/18

STAR testing

FOW 5K Run

Lunch Club

Instructional Leadership mtg @3:30

Thursday 5/19

STAR testing

Thoughtful Thursday 2/3 gr @8:15

Thoughtful Thursday 4/5 @9:20

Kindergarten Circus Dress Rehearsal 8:30-10:30

2nd gr PLC @10:45

Homework Club @3:15 Last one!

5th gr Band Open House @6:00-8:00

Friday 5/20

STAR testing- Last day!

2nd gr field trip to Madison Zoo

Kindergarten Circus @ LMS 8:30-10:30

Winskill Elementary School

"Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." Helen Keller