Myers Moment

February 12th Edition

Pursuing Excellence: Vision 2020

Nesbit Elementary will be a high performing school where students, staff, and the community work collaboratively to create an environment where students are critical thinkers and problem solvers. Students will pursue excellence in all academic areas and develop essential skills that prepare them for college and careers. Students, staff, and the community of Nesbit Elementary will be committed to the belief that we are continuous learners and that failure is not an option. Teaching and learning with rigor and passion is our core business.

Nesbitize the GMAS

Please continue to review and reteach essential AKS. The GMAS assessment guide provides the power AKS for each subject area. A recommended time to review is from 8:00 to 8:30 each morning. We are going to "NESBITIZE" the GMAS.

Early Release

Early release is Wednesday, 2/24 and Thursday, 2/25. Students will be dismissed at 11:45. Ms. Hollingsworth will be sending out the lunch schedule. Please be sure to contact each student's parent in person or via phone.

Making a Difference by Jacki Sellmansberger

With the events of the past few days in our Nesbit family life, a recurring thought has come to mind. What do I do on a regular basis that makes a difference? Someone once asked me, “How will the world be different next year (or to put it in even closer perspective, next month or next week), because you have been here?” I have thought about my daily morning duty on car riders. Every morning, I opened the door for Madelyn and Kayla. I can’t do that any longer, but I have many other parents and children that I have the opportunity to make a difference in their day by being intentional in my attitude and actions as I welcome them into their day at Nesbit.

Everyone who crosses my path is someone that I have the opportunity to make a difference in their life, or vice-versa. It might be something big, like helping them financially, sharing a piece of chocolate, a diet coke, or perhaps, a kind word would make their world a little better just for today.

Life gets so busy at times, we forget to prioritize in our daily routine, and things get neglected. Even when I feel so overwhelmed with RBES, meetings, church activities, Witzzle Pro Club, computer planning, Climate responsibilities, family responsibilities, I must stop and enjoy life somewhere in my week! I will make time to meet a friend for exercise or lunch, call my dad, go to a movie with Bob, send a card to my grandson, or write a note of encouragement! These are all things I can choose to do or not, but I can make a difference in someone’s world, including my own, by setting the right priorities.

Continue to remember all those who need an encouraging word this week! Look for ways to make a difference!

Dates to Remember

Monday, 2/15

  • Professional Learning Day -Agenda posted on the eClass training page (click content and news)
  • Practice Cyber Day - interact with your students for 15 minutes on eclass
  • Mid-year RBES due
  • Cyber day plan completed

Tuesday, 2/16

  • 3:15 - 4:30 - IFT meeting in grade level team leader's classroom
Wednesday, 2/17

  • Technology NIT during planning

Thursday, 2/18

  • Math NIT - make up

Friday, 2/19

Learning to Dance in the Rain

This has been a rough week for the Nesbit Family. We lost two of our sweet students and their mother. Grief and loss are never easy, but we have to remember the happy moments and begin to heal. I shared the attached clip with you earlier this year, but I feel that we need it right now. Remember to dance even when it rains in your life. Gratitude brings healing. Don't forget to dance in the rain. Please keep Mr. Brent Patterson in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Learning to Dance in the Rain