Pride Press

December 15-19

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5 Days and Counting...

As we try to finish out the last five days, let's survive with some advice from Buddy, the elf.

Monday's Advice: I just like to smile. Smiling's my favorite.

Tuesday's Advice: There's room for everyone on the nice list.

Wednesday's Advice: Son of a nut cracker (it is only Wednesday).

Thursday's Advice: We elves try to stick to four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup.

Friday's Advice: The best way to spread Christmas cheer is by singing loud for all to hear.

We hope you all enjoy your much deserved winter break.

Have a great week!

Doug and Melissa

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Sometimes our students words are the most powerful....

Recently a student shared with me that she was going to begin "being bad" and then fix her behavior. When asked why, she explained that she noticed it was easier for students to misbehave and fix their behavior to earn a Pride Print than for students who were always good to earn a pride print.

Makes you wonder.... Are we remembering to give out Pride Prints to students who are consistently showing expectations? How do you think students who always meet our expectations feel if they are not recognized?

We challenge you to try to notice some of these students. These students want to be recognized just as much as our needier students.

Winter Party, Holiday Sing Along and Early Dismissal

Here's the schedule for Friday, December 19:

8:45 a.m.- 9:30 a.m.- Winter Sing Along in gym

9:30 a.m.- 9:40 a.m.- Travel back to classrooms

9:40 a.m.- 10:40 a.m.- Winter Party in classrooms

10:40 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.- Regular Lunch and Recess shifts

1:15 p.m.- Announcements and Dismissal

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.- Teachers work on grades

Please encourage families to NOT sign students out after the Winter Party. Please include this in your newsletters. Every minute counts...

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Report Card Timeline

Window Opens-December 16th

Quarter Ends-December 19th

Collaboration 15th/17th will be report card work time.

Grades Entered by Tuesday, Jan. 6th by Midnight

Teachers will print own report cards and place them in envelopes (office will provide)

Collaboration Jan. 5th/7th will be time to print/stuff envelopes.

Envelopes due to office on Thursday, Jan. 8th at 9:00 a.m.

Reports Mailed Home Friday, Jan. 9th

The Week Ahead...

Monday, Dec. 15

Johnson's Class says the pledge

3-5 Collaboration Report Card Work Time

Tuesday, Dec. 16

Report Card Cycle Opens

Johnson's Class says the pledge

8:00 SPED Collaboration

8:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.-1st Grade AM 1/2 Day ELA Release Time

12:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.- 4th Grade PM 1/2 Day ELA Release Time

No after school tutoring this week.

Wednesday, Dec. 17

Johnson's Class says the pledge

K-2 Collaboration Report Card Work Time

2:00 5th Grade "The Great Chocolate Milk Debate"

3:40 Faculty Meeting with Dr. Cox

Thursday, Dec. 18

Johnson's Class says the pledge

8:00 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.-2nd Grade AM 1/2 Day ELA Release Time

12:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.- 5th Grade PM 1/2 Day ELA Release Time

No after school tutoring today.

Friday, Dec. 19

End of 2nd Quarter

Johnson's Class says the pledge

See schedule above for day!

No Special Area Classes-Special Area Report Card Collaboration Time

SHOUT OUT the EXCELLENCE around YOU! Click here!

Excellence is all around us. Nominate a staff member by clicking here.

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Denise Bartlow and Michael Jandt

Thank you for preparing our students for the Holiday Cheer Concert. It was a huge hit!

Carla Kunstel, Cheryl Trembley, Megan Abramczyk, and Allyson Liefer

Thank your for stepping up to support our students for the Holiday Cheer Concert. It was much appreciated that you gave up your evening in order to help our students be successful.

First Grade Team

Thank you for being flexible in helping your students be prepared for the Holiday Cheer Concert. Also thank you for giving up your Monday evening in order to support your class during the concert.
Comment, question, or concern. Click here!

Doug or Melissa will respond.

Happy December Birthdays...

December 1 ~ Kim Pieper & Jenny Thies
December 4 ~ Tara Thater & Alexa Hanna
December 6 ~ Brandy Volling
December 9 ~ Deborah Edmondson & Margie Ganzer
December 14 ~Jenny Bushdieker
December 23 ~ Cheryl Hodak
December 30 ~ Melissa Armbruster
December 31 ~ Denise Bartlow & Binh Le