BARBER BULLETIN

Week of January 11-January 15

MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS VISIT

Career development is important and we DO need students who want to be teachers!! So, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for allowing our wonderful middle school students to shadow you at Pontiac Elementary.


This is an exciting day for MS students! Usually 95% of them participate!


Please remember a few things:

1. If a middle school student requests to shadow you, this must be approved by K.Barber. We are limited in the number of students we can accept. In fact, the district recommendation is that we do not accept more than one visitor per grade level.


2. Students must stay on campus for the entire school day.


3. An agreement must be signed prior to their Shadowing Day.


4. The shadowing days vary depending on the middle school the student attends. These days are scheduled during the first week of February with the exception of Dent that is February 19.


5. All students must be approved in advance. We cannot accept late requests.

A LOOK AT OUR WEEK AHEAD:

Monday: E day

11:30am Pontiac hosts Dept of Defense meeting in media center.

3:30pm Technology PD in media center focused on the 4 C's

FEEL FREE TO WEAR JEANS AND TIGER COLORS FOR THE NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! Can you Carolina fans do it?


Tuesday: F day

Elementary Writing Team meets at R2 Conference Center


Wednesday: A Day

7:30am Tech Team meeting

6:30pm Montessori Information night


Thursday: B Day END OF THE 9 WEEKS GRADING PERIOD

11:30am Early Dismissal

11:30am-3:00pm Individual planning and/or grade level collaboration

Please use this time to finalize grades, as necessary, as grades are due by 3pm on Friday.


Friday: Teacher PD day

Professional Development focused on Critical Thinking hosted by Inspire and Engage Consulting from 8:00am-3:00pm. This is one of our required PD days for the school year.

Jeans are welcome!


Saturday: LEGO Robotics competition at Doby's Mill Elementary. Please consider dropping by to support our team!

RICHLAND TWO EMPLOYEE CHOICE

Employee Choice is a benefit that allows full-time Richland School District Two employees to enroll their child(ren) into the Richland Two school of choice.


If you qualify for this option, there is no need for you to apply for Expanded Choice. However, Employee Choice does not include enrollment into magnet programs or magnet centers.



If you fall into one of the following two categories, then you need to complete the 2016-2017 Employee Choice Form:


1) You are a full-time employee, do not reside in the district but want to enroll your child in a Richland Two school.


2) You are a full-time employee, reside in the district, but you want to send your child to a school other than your residentially zoned school.


Every employee utilizing the Employee Choice option must complete the application process each school year. Now is the time to complete the form online:


https://www.richland2.org/Departments/administration/EnrollmentandRegistration/Pages/EmployeeandSchoolBoardChoice.aspx


The deadline for submitting your form is February 19, 2016. Remember, if you are a resident that resides out of Richland School District Two and wish to use the Employee Choice Option, you will need to obtain a release from your residential school district. The Employee Choice page attached to the link listed above will take you to a page that will explain the details of the Employee Choice application process.

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BIGGEST LOSER WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE!

It is that time of year for our Biggest Loser Weight Loss Challenge! This will begin Monday and go through the end of the 3rd nine weeks. It will be based off of percentage of body fat loss so that everyone has a fair chance at getting the grand prize! It is $10 to participate! If you are the BIGGEST LOSER then you will receive prize money based off of how many participants we have. If you maintain or lose weight but are not the overall winner you will get $5 of your $10 back! However if you gain weight then you will not receive money back. You must weigh in weekly in the Health Room! You can use an alias so that you feel more comfortable because we all know that nobody likes stepping on the scale! I will be the only one looking at the weights to calculate the percentage loss. I will send out a google doc for sign up! Hope we have a lot of participation!! Money is due MONDAY! Please email Jennifer Grosse with any questions!
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