Friday Focus

Moreau Heights Elementary

May 17

Our Mission

The Moreau Heights family is committed to providing a positive and safe learning environment to support responsible and productive citizens.

Be A Merchant Of Hope - What Makes You Stay?

Doubt is part of being an educator. No doubt comes without a purpose. In your most challenging moments, lean on those you trust and let them know your biggest fears. Reaching out will strengthen your relationship with others and serve as a reminder that together you can prevail. Remember, alone you can be an example, but together you can be exemplary!

See your wounds and pain as a symbol of strength, courage, and teachable moments. Don't' be embarrassed or ashamed of them. See your resiliency in these challenges and ask yourself, "What am I learning about myself through this?" Take time to reflect on your journey so it can only get healthier and happier.

Keep going. No matter what, keep going. There will be times in your work when it feels like nothing can go right. Accept the fact that periodically your work as a teacher or leader is going to come at you hard. Sometimes you must go through difficult time in order to appreciate the best moments in your job. Some of your most critical learning comes from your biggest mistakes and trying moments. Don't let these experiences discourage you; instead, cherish the challenges.

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Our behavior data shows the greatest need is student defiance. Our lessons over the quarter will focus on skills that support student's following adult directions, even when it's hard.

Take time this week to celebrate with your class during morning meeting. Remember to review and practice what is needed, as needed, based on what your students show you.

Celebrate the Positive!

Positive office referrals in 2019: 645

Have you kept an eye out for the positive choices by students? Have you written a positive referral to recognize a student doing a great job?

Nominations for New Professional of the Year

The Jefferson City Public Schools Foundation will be presenting awards during Opening Session to outstanding teachers who are in the first three years of their teaching career (including employment previous to JCPS). If you would like to nominate a teacher for this award, please follow this link to complete the survey.

Character Trait for May is Forgiving

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JCPS Difference Maker Recognition

Have a colleague who you would like to see recognized for making a positive difference? Here is the link to complete a nomination.

Morning Gym Duty

Jerry Ries

Briana Watson

Susie Farmer

Jennifer Boyd

Calendar of Events

Monday, May 20

*5th grade promotions 12:30 @ Miller Center

Tuesday, May 21

*Grades 3-4 EOY assembly 8:30

*Grades k-2 EOY assembly 9:40

Wednesday, May 22

*Last Day of School, dismissal at 12:15 pm for students

*2019-20 re-eval discussion in Jesseca's office (Hutchison, James, Humphreys, Ewing, Gragg, Farmer, Connelly, Sexton, Haugen/Day) 9:00

*Full day for staff

Mark Your Calendar!

August 1st will be our Staff Retreat for ALL Staff! So MANY great ideas to bring our staff together before we head into the new school year!

More details will be coming soon!

May/June/July Birthdays

Jennifer Boyd - May 8

Doug Jungmeyer - May 10

Mary Crumble - May 19

Cindy Connelly - May 24

Katie Lock - June 2

Lindsey Hammann - June 3

Hallie Gaines - June 15

Katie Dunham - June 24

Brooke Mantle - June 28

Jesseca James - July 10

Cheri Fox - July 15

Ideas to End the Year Strong

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