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September 26, 2016

A Principal's Perspective

As we were learning about Ipadpalooza ideas and apps, it made me think about lobsters. What do lobsters have to do with learning? Well, in the short clip below Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski talks about how we grow during times of stress and adversity just like a lobster grows a new shell! Chris, Sara, Julie, Jessica, Carrie, Tracy, Ruth and Vicki were probably stressed learning new things and then having to share with fellow colleagues at our first tech workshop. However, they grew from the experience both in learning new things and by developing their leadership capacity in teaching others. Watch the short video about lobsters from Rabbi Twerski. What do lobsters have to do with learning? Lobster shells sometimes get a little uncomfortable for the lobster, just like you might think about our own professional growth or student learning. Both taking a risk and learning new things can be difficult, stressful and uncomfortable. I liked this short video because it gives a great analogy between lobsters and how being uncomfortable with our current reality helps us grow professionally. If you really want to see a cool science lesson, take a look at the 2nd video of an actual lobster shedding its shell for a new one!

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Rabbi Dr. Abraham Twerski On Responding To Stress
Blue Lobster Molting (full process)

Morning Duties of the Week

Morning Assembly (7:20): Cooper

Gym (7:20): Neidig

Cafeteria (7:20): Bartosh

Bus (7:15 - Buses/ Cafeteria after all buses arrive): J. Parker

Parent Drop Off Direct Traffic (7:20): J. Rhine

Parent Drop Off Car Doors (7:20): Lindner & Miller

Counselor Schedule: 3rd & 4th Grade

Librarian: at GP

Week at a Glance

Campus Social Focus: Mustang Spirit (video link: ) I Integrity

Monday: REACH Blow Pop Sales begin; Social Committee Blue Baker Orders Due by 3:00; Chrissy's Closet Grand Opening @ 4:00;

Tuesday: Fire Drill; Campus Council - Send Grade Level Agenda Items to Donna by Monday, 9/26

Wednesday: Tech & Specialists' Open Office Hours 3:15-4:15

Thursday: BRAVE 3:15-4:15

Friday: SIT Group #1 (Gibbs, Owen, Leblanc, Bingaman/Sullivan, Simmons/Hughes & S. Rhine, Cooper/McGregor); Social Committee Blue Baker Boxed Luncheon

News & Notes

  • GP Social Dues: Dues are $25 for full-time staff, $12.50 for part-time staff and $15 for paraprofessionals. Please pay your grade level Social Rep. by Monday, October 31st. Please see below for guidelines that guide our activities and gifts.
  • T-Tess & ATR Goals: Due Monday, September 26th, in Talent Ed.

All About the Social Committee

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* Stephanie Weber is back on Monday! Thank you to Heather Rasmussen for subbing for Stephanie ensuring that our 2nd grade students are off to a great start!