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MIS Weekly Update

April 11th - 15th Edition

Upcoming Important Dates

Mon. 04/11 - MIS Spring Pictures

Mon. 04/11 - District Teacher Leader Meeting in MIS PD Room (11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.)

Tues. 04/12 - MIS Gateway Collection Day

Tues. 04/12 - MIS New Teacher Support @ 3:30 p.m.

Tues. 04/12 - School Board Meeting at Town Hall - 7:00 p.m.

Tues. 04/12 - After School Reading Tutoring (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Thurs. 04/14 - Report Cards

Thurs. 04/14 - After School Math Tutoring (3:00 - 4:30 p.m.)

Mon. 04/18 - 3rd Quarter Data Meeting w/ Dr. Edwards @ 2:30 p.m. - MMS

Wed. 04/20 - Early Release Day - MANDATORY Diversity Training for MIS Staff

Mon. 04/18 - Fri. 4/22 - Duct Tape the Principal Fundraiser

Mon. 4/25 - Chick Fil-A Spirit Night

Mon. 4/25 - Fri. 4/29 - Spring Book Fair; MIS Penny War Fundraiser

Tues. 4/28 - MIS Night of the Arts

And the winners are....

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Congratulations to the homeroom classes of Ms. Keith, Ms. Smith, and Ms. Kelli Greene! They are the grade level winners for the recent penny drive to fight LLS!

They will each receive a pizza or donut party for raising the most funds on their respective hallways! Way to go!

Important Reminders

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National Assistant Principals Week is this week. Please make sure to take a moment to show Ms. Russ your appreciation for all she does!
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Upcoming Fundraisers - Weeks of April 18 - 22 and April 25 - 29

We will be doing a "duct tape the principal to the wall" fundraiser the week of the 18th. We would also love to have one person per grade level to also volunteer to participate. We would duct tape the participants on Friday, April 22 (students pay either .50 cent or $1.00 for a yard strip of duct tape).

We will also be doing a Penny War Competition the same week as the Book Fair (the week of the 25th). We will set the containers up in classrooms while also having strategic times that week where students can go and place money in other containers to increase or decrease their earnings. The grade level winners of this competition will receive a prize of their choice.

MIS Gateway Collection Day (Tuesday, April 12) - Please help our 6th grade students and their Gateway Projects. We are collecting items to donate to various local agencies. Collection bins will be available under the front entrance shelter from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Art to Remember - All student orders must be turned in by Tuesday, April 12, 2016

PTSO Mixed Bag Fundraiser: Please remember all Mixed Bag Fundraiser orders are due by this Thurs. Apr. 14.

Report Cards on Thursday - 3rd Quarter report cards will go home with students on Thursday.

Parent Survey Reminder - Recently, we shared a Parent Communication Survey in an effort to receive feedback from our parents! Please remember to remind parents to complete the survey if they have not done so already. We also have paper copies (English and Spanish versions) in the front office if you have parents who would rather complete the survey on paper! * English version * Spanish version

Instructional Highlight

6th Grade ELA & Math After School Tutoring Teams

The teachers partnered with Maureen Laury to create spreadsheets of all CFA and EOQ data off of Mastery Connect for their after school tutoring students. This allows them to create effective groups and provide prescriptive instruction to meet the students' needs! Way to go team!

End of the Year Ideas

Also, here is a link to the padlet we worked on together during last week's staff meeting. Don't forget to check out the ideas shared by your colleagues or add more if you think of any!

Tech Tool Spotlight

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Kagan Refresh

Here is a review of different structures we have learned and used this year. Challenge yourself this week to try a new one to help students stay engaged and excited. Make sure you take some pictures or record a video to share!