January

Leader In Me Quick Tips

Thank you!

Thank you so much for posting Classroom Mission Statements and Words of a Leader in your rooms! Remember to refer back to these mission statements with your students. Don't let them be a one time creation and then they are never talked about again. Let's continue to encourage our students to use the Words of a Leader when they are speaking with teachers as well as other students! It feels really good when we see students showing respect to each other!!


Goal for January:

This month, please begin including the 7 habits language in your weekly parent newsletters. Your grade level can choose to do this any way you all want to. Here are some ideas grades levels are currently doing:


You could add a small "Covey Connection" paragraph that highlights each habit, one at a time. Or, you could highlight some of the leadership initiatives you have implemented in your grade level that week. Your grade level could just add the language throughout your newsletter.


The lighthouse team believes that this will be a simple way to keep parents informed of the language each week.


See the following pictures for sample newsletters. Click on the picture to see it larger.

Resources! Resources! & more Resources!

There is a "Leader In Me" folder on the T Drive. Inside this folder is a folder labeled "Teachers Pay Teachers." If you buy Leader In Me resources from www.teacherspayteachers.com, please save a copy in this folder. That way teachers across the school won't double pay for something, and we can just share the resources! If you do not buy resources from www.teacherspay.teachers, no problem! You can still visit this folder and use what other teachers have bought and downloaded!


There is anther folder inside titled "7 habits documentation." The lighthouse team is tasked with documenting everything our school does related to Leader in me, so that we can achieve lighthouse status in 3 years. If you have integrated the 7 habits into one of your lessons, please download a copy of your lesson plan into this folder.


1st Annual Dudley Leadership Day

Friday, March 14th, 8:45am-12:30pm

7250 Brooks Mill Road

Wirtz, VA

The Lighthouse Team and Synergy Committee are planning our 1st Annual Leadership Day! All plans are tentative, but we are hoping to host the event from 8:45-12:30. It will include student speeches, grade level songs, art displays, student greeters, classroom visits, and more. We hope to make this as simple and meaningful as possible! The theme for this year's event is "Leadership Shines" and our invitations and signs, etc will have suns and sunglasses on them. I thought you may want to know in case you want to coordinate your bulletin board (you definitely DON"T have to do this) If you have any ideas that you would like to share please let the synergy team know! Thanks!