Ship's Log

Week of May 13, 2019

Happy Mother's Day to all of the amazing moms who balance home and school life like pros! It's not always an easy task trying to be both mom and teacher :)

I hope you all enjoyed our travels for Teacher Appreciation Week and I hope to keep the appreciation going this week too because you all deserve it for going above and beyond always for your students.

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This WEEK:

BUS DUTY: Alissa Campbell

Monday- (156)

8:30 choir, 9:00 School Mass & Crowning of Mary

Grade 6 Shadow- Juelz

Faculty Meeting- NEASC

Tuesday (Day 157) *Bobbie at Admin. Mtg* *Carol Out*

MAP Testing-Math 2, 6-8 Val/Carrie small groups

Maria out- Carrie cover Italian

Alissa cover EC for Kaitlin

Wednesday (Day 158)

Postural Screenings 5-8

MAP Testing- Math K, 3-5

PK Fashion Show 10:00

Thursday (Day 159)

Bobbie & Alissa at Ropes Course with grade 8

MAP Testing Lang 3-5

Michelle cover EC for Holly

Friday (Day 160) *Miranda out/ Carrie cover

9:30 PK3 Tour

Saturday- Golf Tournament

Happy Birthday

Sunday- Elia Gallegos

Monday- Lindsey Guthrie, Michael Sanchez

Tuesday- Connor Mak

Wednesday- Tyler Bernier

Thursday- Jonathan Saladini



Before // After School Activities:

Monday- Choir

Tuesday- BOK 4-8, Cyber Patriot,

Wednesday- Art Exploration, Cooking Club

Thursday- BOK K-3, DIY Cafts

Friday- Super Sports


Cell Phones should not be used for personal use during class/work time. Please limit use to your prep/breaks. We understand there are times you need to be accessible- in those cases just let me know please.

UPDATE summer reading lists- please!!

SPRING PHOTOS- Please keep track of who returns them so you can collect the photos from ALL of your students. Thank you.

  • Don't forget to SIGN IN at the office each morning.... we need to know who is in the building
  • Remember to wear your ID badge Every day (we have clips for them in the office)
  • UPDATE Option C by Monday each week

LESSON PLANS- I know we are coming to the end of the year, but classroom teachers are still expected to have their detailed lesson plans for the week prepared for Mondays.

Just a reminder that you are responsible for the contents of the faculty/staff handbook- These are the guidelines and expectations for staff members


This is a reminder that ALL staff are expected to attend Graduation- June 6th at 5:00.

Please RSVP to Mrs. Priddy and let her know if you will also attend the dinner afterward.

This is in the faculty/staff handbook and a friendly reminder is always helpful=

"Working in an elementary school setting provides our faculty with the opportunity to interact with students and parents in a variety of community-building activities, many of which take place outside of the regular school day. These obligations include Back to School Night, Parent-Teacher Conferences, Open House, Concerts, Science Fair and Graduation. ALL faculty are expected to attend these events. If for some reason, a teacher cannot attend one of these events, he or she may request the use of a personal day or sick day. Staff are also required to attend at least 2 fundraiser events during the school year (Comedy Night, Color Run, Pasta Supper, Gala, Golf Tournament etc.) unless other arrangements have been made with the principal or headmaster."

End of Year

The last day of school will be June 13th.
This is always an early release day and we will have our awards assembly in the gym that morning- I'll confirm the time... this is usually followed by our Staff end of year party/luncheon- Location TBD

We will have June 14th off (enjoy) but ALL staff should plan to work on June 17th and 18th to complete additional work on our self study and supporting materials.

We are hoping to finalize most of the work by June 18th but there may be some things that will require additional work before the beginning of the next school year.

Some Great ideas to freshen our bulletin boards for the end of the school year!

A MUST read for classroom teachers!

I love visiting your classrooms and seeing all the amazing things you're doing for kids!

Don't forget to invite me, remind me or share photos of what is happening when I'm not there! Let's keep sharing our story and great happenings!

Good News Call of the Day

Don't forget to make your PAWSitive Referrals! We're almost half way through the year so we need to TRIPLE or efforts... try to suggest a couple each week!

MAP Testing

We need to make sure our students are vested in doing well on the upcoming MAP testing.

We will have a brief assembly after the brief prayer service on May 6th= to kick off Rocking the test.

I want all teachers to give students their RIT scores from the winter in each area.

These can be on laminated cards that can be used over and over. They should have their score and then a 'goal' score for spring.

You can also just write these scores on their desk in expo! We want them to have a score to BEAT and a goal! This will help motivate some students - especially since they will see their score as soon as they finish the test to see if they beat their score or not!

Feel free to get creative....

MAP Testing Schedule

Tuesday 5/14 math 2, 6-8 *Val grade 2, Carrie 6-8

Wednesday 5/15 math K, 3-5 *Carol grade 3, Val 4&5

Thursday 5/16 lang 3-5 *Carol grade 3, Val 4 &5

Tuesday 5/21 math 1 *Carol

Upcoming Events:

MAY is Allergy Awareness Month

5/13 School Mass 9:00 & Crowning of Mary

5/15 PK Fashion Show 10:00 AM

5/16 8th grade ropes course

5/18 Golf Tournament

5/20-5/24 Grade 6 to Nature's Classroom & Grades 7-8 to Washington DC

5/20 School Mass 9:00

5/24 K & 1 Boston Science Museum trip

5/25 NJHS flags at the cemetery

5/27 NO School- Memorial Day

5/28 Grade 2 & 3 Ecotarium Field Trip

5/30 Ascension Thursday Mass 9:00

5/30 PK-5 Spring Concert

5/31 8th grade retreat

6/3 School Mass 9:00- NJHS INDUCTIONS

6/3 Violin Concert 6:30

6/5 Worcester Bravehearts Baseball Game K-8

6/6 Clap Out 11:00

6/6 8th Grade Graduation 5:00

6/7 Field Day

6/10 School Mass 9:00

6/11 Preschool Graduation 10:00

6/12 PTO Out of Dress Day

6/13 LAST Day of School- Awards in Gym 9:00 // Dismissal 11:30

PLC/Faculty Meetings: ** We need hosts for these meetings! Thanks **

May 13- Self Study Review