Staff Memo

Feb. 5, 2016

Kindness Week

Can't wait to see what happens next week with Kindness Week. Global School Play Day was a huge success. Can we do it again? You bet we can.


Kindness. Pass it on. Promote it. Believe it.

HSE21, Kindergarten, Blended Learing

Want to know more about what your classroom might look like when you layer on iPads,?Take a look at the video below created right here in HSE.

You can find other videos like this on the HSE website when you click HSE21 and go to Parent Resources.
Blended Learning in Kindergarten
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Much Fun Was Had by All

The fun started early on Thursday evening when Kevin Kammeraad came to the Led home and shared some of his puppets with Phoebe, Mercy, and Grace. Not sure when I've heard those three giggle so much. Did my heart good.


One thing we haven't been able to do enough as a staff is laugh and enjoy time together. Friday afternoon's PD with Kevin was one of those community buliding events where simply having fun together creates a stronger bond.


Thanks for taking risks and singing, playing along, thinking about ways to use puppets in your room, and goofing around with the games and songs. Maker space and creating. . . here we come.


I'm grateful to Kevin and his generosity. He normally charges a fair amount for PD, but due to his kindness, this one was a gift to us.


The link to his website is below.

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Here is this week's video link from Susan and Kelly

Blended learning in a third grade classroom. Please take a look.
Blended Learning in Third Grade
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Upcoming PD Reminders and Revisions

  • Tech Tuesday @ 8/4 in Georgi's room - Need more ideas for problem solving? Learn how to Mystery Skype
  • Friday, Feb. 12 7:35 - Staff Meeting/PD - The Art of Teaching Reading, chapter 4 with Sean
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For Your Calendar

  • Feb 8-12 Kindness Week
  • Feb. 15 - No school - Presidents' Day
  • Feb. 16 - Flex Day - No school if we haven't had a day off due to weather

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Looking Ahead

Monday, Feb. 8 Day 4

  • 8:00 Share the Load - Zach - Koewers - Collab room
  • 3:10 Collab Team 2


Tuesday, Feb. 9 Day 1

  • Lockdown drill sometime today
  • 8:00/4:00 Tech Tuesday - Need more ideas for problem solving? Learn how to Mystery Skype - Georgi's room
  • 9:30 Admin Team mtg at FJH
  • 3:10 Collab Team 3


Wednesday, Feb. 10 Day 2

  • Progress Monitoring Meetings all day
  • 2:00 Office meeting
  • 3:10 Collab Team 4
  • 5:30 Mrs. Meng's Poetry Night - Library


Thursday, Feb. 11 Day 3

  • 7:35 CIT meeting - collab room
  • 3:10 Collab Team K - SIP PD Cycle #1
  • 4:10 EC Collab


Friday, Feb. 12 Day 4

  • $1 Hat Day
  • 7:35 Staff PD - Team 4 in charge of warm-up - Art of Teaching Reading chapter 4
  • 1:00 RtI meeting - collab room
  • 3:10 Collab Team 1- SIP PD Cycle #1


Monday, Feb. 15

  • No School - Presidents' Day


Tuesday, Feb. 16

  • No school if we don't have a day off for weather


Wednesday, Feb. 17 Day 1

  • 2:00 Office meeting
  • 3:10 Collab Team 2 - SIP PD Cycle #1


Thursday, Feb. 18 Day 2

  • 7:50 Student Council
  • 3:10 Collab Team 3 - SIP PD Cycle #1


Friday, Feb. 19 Day 3

  • Fire Drill sometime today
  • 7:35 Staff Meeting/PD - Mini-lessons
  • 3:10 Collab Team 4 - SIP PD Cycle #1