Blackhawk Bulletin

December 8, 2015

Winter break is almost here, but who is counting? Hang on, you can do it!

We have a lot going on in the next few days! Please make sure to read the updates below in order to stay on top of it all. Here are a couple of clarifications to questions I have received:

  • The clips in the cafeteria are for homeroom teachers to display student writing. Please select a piece to have on display by next Tuesday (12/15). Currently there is no expectation for changing out these pieces but this would be a great student incentive. Please chat with your Literacy Team representative if you have any questions. Please do not hang the "check charts" in this area.
  • Each class should now have a student greeter in place. The expectation is that the child will shake hands, introduce themselves, state the learning target/activity and ask, "can I help you". A video is coming as an example and for you to review with students as needed.

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Upcoming Events

  • December 9 - Literacy Team Meeting @ 2:45
  • December 9 - Building Action Team Meeting @ 2:45
  • December 9 - Leadership Day Action Team Meeting @ 2:45
  • December 10 - 2nd grade students to NBES to see the Nutcracker
  • December 10 - Brief staff gathering for outside reps can share information - they are bringing snacks! Valuteachers, Verity Asset Management, and Horace Mann- 2:45
  • December 11 - Bomb Drill
  • December 11 - Crisis Team Meeting @ 2:45 in conference room (will be very brief)
  • December 14 - MTAC Meeting @ 2:45
  • December 14 - Math Team Meeting at 2:45
  • December 15 - December Holiday Meal - 2nd Grade Parents and Special Guests Invited
  • December 15 - Data Notebook Action Team Meeting at 2:45
  • December 16 - Principals Meeting
  • December 16 - SIT Meeting - Please send agenda items to Amanda Brookshire.
  • December 16 - Staff gathering at Margaret Tierney's home from 3:30-6 PM. Please bring your favorite appetizer to share! I hope we have a lot of people take advantage of this opportunity to be together. Some of our staff members commented about how little they knew about one another recently - so here is your chance!
  • December 17 - NBMS Band Tour at 1:30 in the Gym
  • December 21 - OTWD - Please go ahead and enter your absence if you are not working!
  • January 4 - Return to School
  • January 5 - WvES Advisory Council Meeting at 9:15
  • January 7 - Visit by LIM Coach, Sarah Ann Taylor. Lighthouse Team Members will have 1/2 day AM subs. Ms. Taylor will attend team meetings in the PM to answer any questions. Staff Meeting afterschool.
  • January 13 - Assistant Workshop on Phonics (more info to come)
  • January 13 - Literacy Team Meeting
  • January 14 - Lighthouse Team Meeting
  • January 18 - Holiday
  • January 19 - OTWD
  • January 20 - Principals Meeting
  • January 20 - SIT Meeting
  • January 25 - Math Team Meeting - Joint meeting with WPS
  • January 27 - NB District 1:1 PLN (Professional Learning Network) Meeting at NBES (4th grade, ESL, AIG, Title 1, EC and Media) @ 3:15
  • January 28 - NB District 1:1 PLN (Professional Learning Network) Meeting at WvES (Art, Music, PE) @ 3:30
  • January 29 - Principals Meeting
  • May 5 - Production of "The Imagination Case" by Drama Club and Chorus (6:30 PM)
  • August 15 - School Leader in Me Training
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Please take "Elfed" photos of your colleagues and send them to me! Thank you to everyone who is participating by wearing a sweater or by sharing candy! Both make us smile!

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