Events for Week of May 7 - May 13
RIGHT TO READ WEEK CELEBRATION
Monday, May 14
Get Your Buggy Eyes On: Wear sunglasses
Character Wheel - 9:00 am
Board Meeting - 6:00 pm
Tuesday, May 15
We’re Buzzing: Wear crazy socks
Author Paul Orshoski visit - see schedule below
Taco Bar lunch - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday, May 16
Snug as a Bug: Wear workout clothes
4th Grade visit to Fallen Timbers - 9:00 - 10:30 am
Lunch provided for anyone registered for 5K - 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday, May 17
It’s a Bug’s Life: Wear a hat or headband
Staff Meeting - 7:45 am
Admin and Principal Meeting - Betsey out
Friday, May 18
Dress as book character
4th Quarter Tutor Meetings - see shared schedule
Family Fun Night - 6:00 - 9:00 pm
Jill and Claudine for organizing bus driver appreciation gifts! The drivers were very excited!
Staff for a successful and productive professional development day! The surveys clearly show that you were able to walk away with some new knowledge and ideas to improve your teaching, efficiency and background information.
Mrs. Hodge for your Art Show organization and making sure all students were represented.
Right to Read week will be celebrated! Have fun dressing in each day's theme. There will be 2 staff give aways everyday and 9 winners will be drawn for door/hallway decorations. You can send student entries into the drawing to the office. Kids can put their bugs on the grade level jars in the community room. You find Chipolte bookmarks in your mailbox on Monday, give those to the kids at any point during the week.
Book return only for library this week, classes still go for their scheduled time.
The link to sign up for the CREATE! conference is now available. I highly recommend attending this conference. It's free to AW employees and is hosted at the AW high school. There are many great presentations available and worth your time. You will definitely walk away with some new ideas to implement immediately.
The document to sign up for a summer book was shared this week, please enter your choice as soon as possible so I can them ordered.
Right to Read Week - May 14 - 18
Family Fun Night - May 18
YMCA Fundraiser Day - May 22
Scoops for Schools - May 24 - 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Last Day Blast and LAST DAY FOR STUDENTS! - May 31
Words of Wisdom and Action..............................
I found this to be most appropriate as we close out Teacher Appreciation week. Whether you hear it enough or not, what you do on a daily basis for students and their families is greatly appreciated! Keep working hard and finish these last 14 days strong!
Teacher Appreciation: Celebrating You - Lori Sabo
"Cultivate Relationships, Enjoy Life, and Make a Difference."
Don’t you love that mission statement? It is hanging in the Hurricane Coffee Company in Sequim, Washington, but it is just as applicable to and reminiscent of you and the work you do in classrooms.
We know that you cultivate relationships with students, their parents, and your teammates. We know your intentional, focused instruction is making a difference in the lives of the children you devote so much time to. And we know that many of you truly enjoy this job even though it’s one of the hardest ones on earth, and that you can’t imagine devoting your life to anything else.
It’s the time of year when we like to focus on how we can buoy ourselves and strengthen our resilience so we can finish the year with energy and joy. On her blog, Amy Greick writes 12 tips for surviving the first year of teaching, but the advice is applicable for thriving during any year of teaching. Here are just a few of her suggestions:
- Have an outlet to relieve stress that is completely unrelated to teaching.
- Make peace with the fact that you will not be able to “do it all.”
- Celebrate small achievements.
- Find something to love about every single kid, no matter how tough that might be.
- Think of something you loved about the day before leaving school, no matter how small it is.
Head over to Juice Boxes and Crayolas if you’d like to read the entire blog post.
When Kathy Bates honored Shirley MacLaine at the Kennedy Center Honors in 2013, she ended her speech with words that made me think of all of you. (Insert your name in place of Shirley’s, and replace artist with teacher.)Shirley, friend of my heart, I am so proud to be here tonight to celebrate your magnificent accomplishments as an artist. I know you don’t think of yourself as magnificent or even deserving. You’re just passionate about what you do and you’re still working hard at it. Don’t ever stop! We think you’re magnificent. Now. And forever.
So true. We know you are passionate about what you do and are still working hard at it. As end-of-the-school-year pressures, time crunches, and stress begin to mount, don’t stop. Don’t get discouraged. We think you’re magnificent, too. Cultivate relationships, enjoy life, and keep making a difference.