The Bear Necessities
Back to School 2018
Before you return to this school family, who really does show such great love for each other, please take a few minutes to click on the links below, it is a nice reminder of why we do what we do. It is also a reminder that not only do we need to create and live this school family within our own work space, but we need to remember to live it as a large 130+ staff school family.
This is something we have been working on at a district level and it is worth the time! Read the attached article and then give thought to what your one word for this year will be. You will want to bring that with you at back to school!
So a funny thing happened:
Don't let a single story cause you stress, the one mad parent, one bad day is not your story, it is soooo much more. Keep those single stories in perspective.
School Family Crew
Several of you have called asking about your calendar that is usually included with your contract. Since we had our first electronic contracts this year, you also have electronic work calendars. Go to the staff web page, on the upper left under EMPLOYEE, click “Apps/Records”; click “Employee Online”, Click on the pink tab bar that says “Go to Employee Online”. Under the blue headings on the left find Job Information, under that Contracts/Compensation summaries, then go over to the main part of the page and look for the word “Calendar” and click on that…..mine pops up and I hope yours does as well. Kim does NOT have a copy of your contract calendar, I have some but not all of the calendars, so if you can’t find your calendar, call me or HR department.
For details about back to school meetings, please see this document. It is a work on progress, as it is a year long document.
I thought that maybe the best way to get you back to where you were happy last year, was to let you sign yourself up for your Kindergarten support. PAT does NOT sign up, unless you want to.
ECSE/Title Teachers and Paraprofessional need to sign up for this training. Head Start and PAT do not need this training.
Hope to have them for our August 8th day at Abundant Life for Convocation....
So, convocation is at Abundant Life church in Lee's Summit. Parking will be an issue, as will traffic....want to spend your time laughing and catching up with your school family/friends instead?
Staff Hours and Locations we serve:
If you have an issue and an administrator is not available contact Kim Fischer or Teresa Vick immediately and they will be in touch with us immediately for direction. You can also text us directly!
Programs we Coordinate:
Early Childhood Special Education (Itinerant services, 18 classrooms)
Head Start School and (new) Home Based (2 classrooms, 2 home visitors)
Parents as Teachers (26 Parent Educators working for 1500+ families)
Title Preschool (3 classrooms, Friday School and SIS (Speech Improvement Services)
Phone Numbers for your Cell Phone
Please text or call or email if you are going to be absent. If it is a quick last minute absence, please text as well....this is sometimes the fastest way for us to see that we need to help with filling that absence.
Kerry Boehm 816-365-3146
Jeanie Cook 816-699-0605
Kim Fischer 986-2464
Chris Freeman 986-2463
Trula Muir 986-2497
Teresa Vick 986-2484