Success for all, whatever it takes!
Issue 20: January 4-8, 2016
While it was difficult trading in my pajama pants and t-shirt for dress pants and shirt and tie, I am delighted to be back! I am a creature of habit, and my routine is critical to feeling productive throughout the day. A 3-week hiatus from work (and anything production actually) and a newborn baby have really thrown a wrench in my daily routine, so I am enthused to return to work with each of you.
Just as I need my routine, so too do our students. Remember, Westview and your classroom are the only place that many of our kiddos find this. Even though they may look and feel a little sluggish today, I could see and hear the excitement of the students as they exited cars and entered the building today. This fills my heart with happiness, and I hope it does yours too.
As you go through this short week, remember to focus on reteaching and practicing our GRR expectations. After nearly 2 weeks removed from your daily procedures, the students will need extra "help" getting back in the groove. The PBIS team also has plans to help you with this process during the month of January.
I wish you many blessing this week as we settle back in. Please let me know if you need anything, as I am always here for you!
PS: Alex Gordon will be with the Royals for the next 4 years! We got him for a bargain at 4 years and $72 million.
PLC - Wednesday
We will meet in the gym beginning at 3:00. The PBIS Tier 1 team will present plans for the January PBIS Bootcamp review, and Dave will share our Q2 "Big 5".
Additionally, we will work on planning our PIE Night that is quickly approaching next week.
Voluntary Book Study
If you are interested in participating, please let Amy know before the end of this week, and Rita and I will purchase you a copy of the book.
A Look Ahead
11 - Grades due on PowerSchool by 8:00 am
13 - Grade cards go home
18 - NO SCHOOL
25 - Faculty Meeting @ 4 pm
5 - Q3 Midterm
10 - Valentine's Parties
11 - P/T Conferences @ 1-7 pm
12 - No School / Teacher In-service
15 - NO SCHOOL
22 - Faculy Meeting @ 4 pm
23 - Leadership Team Meeting
Sharing a hug with Mrs. Bottom during the PBIS celebration.
Mr. Marsh looking on as Giant Jenga begins to teeter.
Diligently working on iPads in the library.