Killian STEAM Leader's Magnet- Friday, April 22, 2016
We believe all students are capable of learning, especially when provided authentic and engaging opportunities.
We believe teachers facilitate student learning by creating positive and effective classroom communities and by collaborating with colleagues and parents.
We believe parental involvement is a significant component to students’ academic performance and success.
We believe developing partnerships with local businesses, organizations, and the community is important to our school’s success.
We believe 21st Century learning is best achieved in a nurturing, authentic, and collaborative environment.
We believe administrators’ support is necessary to empower faculty, staff, parents, and the community to prepare 21st Century learners.
A Message from KNN Kids
Lesson Plan Reminder
Please submit all lesson plans to the shared folder in google drive by 7:30 a.m. Monday morning. If you are a related arts teacher, please submit your plans prior to each A day.
IMPORTANT PLEASE READ: Testing
Please make sure ALL Academic Hallway Displays and Classroom Wall Displays Are Covered During Testing.
We will be participating in state testing next week. Students in grades 3-5 will be taking the SC READY ELA and Math tests on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. We are asking that Kindergarten, first, and second grade classes keep their movement in the hallway at a minimum. A revised lunch schedule will be shared in a separate email. This will be our schedule for all 3 days of testing.
Please adhere to the schedule so that our afternoon will run smoothly. Students in grade 3-5 will go straight to the cafeteria when they arrive on those mornings for a hot breakfast.
K-2 students will go to their classes as normal. All instructional assistants that normally have hall duty, should report to the cafeteria to monitor student breakfast.
If you have questions about your role, please see Ms. Gore. 3-5 grade teachers, if you will be here on testing days prior to 7:30, please let Ms. Gore know so that she can finalize the materials pick-up schedule. Thank you for your assistance.
This is the toughest time of the school year. It is spring and the spring fever hits all of us very hard. We can handle this annual visitor. While it appears that many of our students have taken leave of all they have been taught this year and in many instances we are ready to give up on them, let’s remember, we are their best hope for a bright tomorrow. With that in mind, let’s bring to them each day our positive attitude, our high expectations, our care and concern, and our best planning and preparation. You can make a difference in their lives the remainder of the year as you have done to this point. Don’t get bitten by the spring fever bug. It is a contagious disease! We can do this. And I know YOU can for the children!
The PTO would like to purchase T-shirts for you all for Teacher Appreciation Week. Please add your name to the size you would like. For example, if you would like a ladies Medium, put your name in the column under the word ladies M. Please add your size by Monday, April 25th so we can get the order ready. Thank you! Here is the link for the google doc: http://tinyurl.com/hquq3e9
T-Shirts for Leadership Day
We will be delivering blue Leading Lion t-shirts to your classrooms for your students to wear on Friday for Leadership Day. Please don’t pass them out until Thursday, April 28th.
Leading Lion Bracelets
Lights in Classrooms
Teachers, please count the number of lights in your classroom that are not working and complete a work order by Wednesday, April 27, 2016. It important that you do so because they will be coming to replace them soon.
A Message from Mrs. Porter!
Try Board Builder! Create your next unit or have your students create a Board! If you would like for me to introduce a project using Board Builder I would love to do this with your class. I can answer all of the "tough questions"!
Techie of the Week
Mr. William Owens-4/25
Mr. Jarette Pendergrass-4/28
Ms. Camice Ortiz-4/29
A Closer Look
Week of April 25, 2016
Guidance Rotation Week
Monday, April 25
Leadership Team Meeting -3:30 - 5pm
Student Showcase Update Deadline
Kindergarten Teachers will take their BrightBytes Survey
Tuesday, April 26
SC READY Writing 3rd - 5th
Interim Reports go out
2nd Grade Field Study to the Zoo
1st Grade Teachers will take their BrightBytes Survey
Wednesday, April 27
SC READY - Reading 3rd -5th
Thursday, April 28
SC READY - Math 3rd - 5th
2nd Grade Teachers will take their BrightBytes Survey
Friday, April 29th
Girls Leadership Trip
SC READY Make Up day
Pre Ordered Food Truck (Remember $10)
PE Rotation Week
Monday, May 2
SC READY Make Up day
Full Faculty Meeting
Book Fair Begins
Tuesday, May 3
5th Grade Teachers and Students will complete the BrightBytes Survey
Extended Hours for the Book Fair 2:30 - 4pm
Wednesday, May 4
4th Grade Teachers and Students will complete the BrightBytes Survey
Thursday, May 5
Parent Academy 7:15 - 8:15
3rd Grade Teachers and Students will complete the BrightBytes Survey
Friday, May 6
5th Grade Field Study to JCC and Memorial Garden
Kindergarten Field Study to City Roots
$5.00 Jewelry Sets for Sale for Mother's Day
Our Latest Publication....
Boys Leadership and Beta Club Members had a great morning at Spelman and Morehouse College(s) ..."visiting the Spelman Chapel where Dr. King's Wake was held put all of us in awe of the historical nature of this visit." They even found time to enjoy the Georgia Aquarium while in Atlanta.