Friday Review

Friday, May 18, 2018

Thoughts from Mrs. Lewis....

  • This week's SIT minutes can be viewed at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XSPEofp9Zl7U2LqrDClk-u8aW4qn_jm6iaKOt6UcYuU/edit?usp=sharing
  • ABSENCES: Please know that your attendance is needed for the remainder of school due to testing, retesting and remediation. Please make every attempt to avoid absences.
  • Supervision: As we move closer to the end of year, it is vital we are more vigilant. Student behaviors escalate so it is important we keep students on task.
  • Coaches and teachers that have regular after school meetings (robotics, tutoring, etc.) Afterschool Snacks - School Nutrition Services can provide After school snacks for any organized after school program for students, sports, tutoring, clubs etc. would like to have 24 hour notification.
  • Want to work STEM Camp? Passport to STEM grant teacher application
  • This is through a grant; a summer camp will be held; $25 per hour; must keep detailed records to prove the monies are spent as stated; materials will be provided; any staff who would like to teach should complete the form; make sure to add T-Shirt size; application deadline is May 25;

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General Reminders

  • FUNDRAISER AND FIELD TRIPS - If you plan to begin the 2018-2019 school year with a fundraiser or field trip, please go ahead and submit this information to Ms. Audrey (fundraisers) and Ms. Brayboy (field trips). Last minute and/or emergency field trip approvals should be avoided.
  • Jamie Synan will be conducting a PBIS Walkthrough on May 22nd at 10:00am. Please ensure you know the PBIS motto (R.O.A.R.) and can answer basic questions about our PBIS system.
  • Check this information out about Scotland County Data - Very interesting http://www.ncchild.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/scotland.pdf
  • BATHROOMS: Please look in before students use the restroom and afterwards to ensure our bathrooms are left tidy. We want to keep writing off the walls and ensure our bathrooms are clean for our students.
  • Contact Gale McNeill if you are interested in completing the School Bus Class to be able to drive buses (276-8912)
  • May 23: We are having a STAFF Pasta Party on Wednesday, May 23rd, to build energy for the testing days. Please sign up this week in the mailroom!

  • We need help getting proctors...Do you know of anyone that could help? Churches? Businesses? Family? Please see Mr. Dunham.
  • If you are not on salary installments, you will be seeing double deductions in April and May for health, dental and vision and in your last paycheck in May. If want to be on installments next year, please fill out form on the SCS website by July 31. https://www.scotland.k12.nc.us/Page/395
  • ATTENTION: Please do not send school-wide emails without administrator approval. This includes game changes, plate sales, general announcements, etc.
  • REPORT CARDS - In reviewing student report cards, there are class after class that doesn't have a comment. Please know that comments are an expectation to provide parents feedback, good or bad.
  • If students communicate suicidal or homicidal intentions to you, your FIRST point of contact should be an administrator IMMEDIATELY. Do NOT email administration. Call for them in the front office and inform staff that it is an emergency.
  • Teachers, mark your calendars! We will need you for remediating and re-testing at the end of the year. Please make plans to be available to help out. We usually see HUGE gains in proficiency with strategic planning!!! (After EOGs and on the work days for retesting)
  • Make sure to notify administration or Mrs. Fehlman when you suspect child abuse or neglect. See the agreement between SCS and DSS here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11pVs4aMBIqUxqPBjfVgXJZtMOg9LaEzHGrc-ICsha-E/edit

End of Year Calendar

Saturday, May 19: Middle School Robotics Competition at Pinecrest HS 8:00-1:30

May 20-26: National Educational Bosses’ Week

Tuesday, May 22: Beta Club Inductions

Tuesday, May 22: Athletic Banquet

Wednesday, May 23: Staff Pasta Party

Thursday, May 24: EOG PEP Rally (Afternoon Assembly Schedule)

Friday, May 25- Science & Final Exam

Monday, May 28- Memorial Day Holiday- No School

Tuesday, May 29 - Make-up Testing & Test over 2 days

Wednesday, May 30 -Reading/ ELA End of Grade Testing

Thursday, May 31 - Reading/ELA Make- up Testing

Friday, June 1: Math End of Grade Testing

Monday, June 4: Math End of Grade Testing Make Ups
Tuesday, June 5: Staff Meeting

Thursday, June 7: 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony

Thursday, June 7: PBIS/AR Luau

Friday, June 8: 6th/7th Grade Awards Day

Friday, June 8: Last Day of School/Dismiss @ Noon

Items for the Friday Review are due to Ms. Audrey Kingston every Thursday by noon.