Bear Tracks

Weekly information for Bear Tavern - January 29, 2016

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Note from the Principal

Happy Friday Bear Tavern Staff,


We had a great week and an incredible day! I want to thank everyone for their flexibility today with our special presentation from Reverend Caldwell. It is so important that we instill in our students the idea that they can take action and make change.


Connecting curriculum and ideas to real people and real events is so powerful and today is a day that many of us won't forget. It was a total team effort to pull off this morning, so thank you for everyone who contributed and took part.


It is a great reminder of how powerful it can be to take the extra step of connecting a concept to transferable, real-world event (even if it is a bit of a risk). While guest speakers and field trips are ideal at this, with the power of the internet, Skype, Twitter, etc., there are so many great experiences at our fingertips. Keep that in mind as we move into the third marking period. How can we take a very good unit or lesson and make it unforgettable?


Great job today. Keep it up!


Happy Friday.


Sincerely,

Chris

Special Reminders & Upcoming Dates

Information & Reminders:


Great Kindness Challenge - If you receive forms send them to the main office. Thanks!


Trout - They're back! I will work to restart the water testing, feeding and blogging. Just let me know if you want to involve your class. We were also awarded a grant to participate in the Shad in the Classroom program and to purchase another 55 gallon tank for tropical fish to compare and contrast with the trout. I'll keep you posted!


Self-Care Challenge - Click here to fill out the interest survey if you are interested. This is an optional activity.


American Education Week - Don't forget to let Lauren know when you invite families in to share a lesson for American Education Week if you haven't done so. You have until the end of the year, but this is a reminder to let Lauren know when you do it.


Dates:


Friday 1/29 - Stacey Retirement Party

Friday 1/29 - Staff Musicale


Monday 2/1 - Early Dismissal PD Day

Tuesday 2/2 - Olivia Wahl 4th grade

Wednesday 2/3 - Olivia Wahl 3rd grade

Thursday 2/4 - Olivia Wahl 5th grade

Friday 2/5 - BRAVO 3rd Grade

Friday 2/5 - Kindergarten 100th Day Celebration

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