Millbrook Elementary Staff Notes

Week of April 11-15, 2016

Thought For the Week

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. ~Muhammad Ali

Monday's Lenovo Community Volunteer Day

ESSENTIAL READING for Monday...Please thoroughly review the document for detailed instructions and expectations for Monday's event. We are INCREDIBLY fortunate that Lenovo has chosen to do so much for MEMS through this outstanding opportunity...We will have media on campus and it's a day to have FUN and to showcase what a great place MEMS truly is. It takes a TEAM to pull off this multifaceted day of service. Thank you for being prepared and engaged so we have a wonderful day. A SUPER huge shout out to Nicole Grabiec and Stacy Darwin who have done ALL the behind the scenes work, including working all this weekend to prepare. :)

(Sorry for the long link! Smore wouldn't let me rename it.)

Logistical Updates

  • Looking Ahead: Field Day will be on Friday, May 6. More details to come! The Monday, May 9 staff meeting will include EOY testing preparation information; EOG Proctor training dates/times are on the staff Google calendar.

Schedule of Events

Monday, 4/11: NO SPECIALS due to Lenovo project day; K PLT (start & end time determined by team depending on instructional assistant availability); 4th Grade Field Trip to NC Zoo (all day)

Tuesday, 4/12: B Day; 5th Collaborative Planning; 4th PLT 1:30 - 3:30; Science Fun for Everyone (Fowler, Carroll, Reed)

Wednesday, 4/13: C Day; 2nd PLT 1:30 - 3:30; Science Fun for Everyone (Anjum, Liefer, Tyner)

Thursday, 4/14: D Day; 1st Collaborative Planning Day; 3rd PLT 1:30 - 3:30; Student Led Conferences, 3:30 - 6:30 (PTA will have food for staff)

Friday, 4/15: E Day; 1st PLT 1:30-3:30

Learning Corner

Thought-provoking article about how talented Black and Hispanic children are overlooked for gifted identification:

This Week's Inspiration

From "Playing for Change" - inspiration from children all over the world!
What a Wonderful World | Playing For Change