Hawk Talk

Volume 2, Issue 15 December 14-18

Important this Week!


  • French out
  • ILT Meetings 3:20

  • Kearns out
  • 3rd Grade Choir Program Dress Rehearsal 1:30
  • 3rd Grade Choir Program 7:00 pm

  • Myres out-Jury Duty
  • Choir goes caroling
  • Mrs. Floyd's Class goes to Casa Manana

  • Happy Birthday, Cindy Brown!
  • Birthday Cupcakes for December birthdays at 2:15
  • PTO is providing lunch
  • Tacky Christmas Sweater Day! Each grade level, please select one girl and one boy to be awarded the Tackiest...but don't tell them...tell me... We'll present Friday morning

  • 1/2 Day
  • Pajama Day!
  • Parties!
  • Pot Luck Lunch!


  • From Heather Nivens: I would like to express a "hug" to Heather Wright, Candice Kirby, and Veronica Brentz for always being flexible with me and always willing to try new things to help educate our group of students.

Also, I would like to give a "hug" to Stephanie McElroy who continues to remind me of the teacher I am during moments when I feel like I am struggling.

  • Thank you, staff, for allowing the 650,000 intercom interruptions during picture retakes on Friday. We will try to come up with a better plan.
  • Thank you, 4th and 5th grade teachers, for allowing me to pull FLL kids for presentation practice, during recess, and Fun Fridays, and early Thursday
  • Thank you, Jana, for the wonderful goodies you brought me and for covering the board meeting for me
  • Thank you, Krisanne, for being Nurse Sherman for two days
  • A HUGE Thank you to Sarah Durst for all your help with FLL lettering and supervision.
  • Thank you, rotation, for being so flexible around picture retakes!

To Do List this Week

This week is a perfect time to reflect on why we are in the business of educating children.

The students are excitable and all over the place. Your stress level will be high. But please remember...

  • You may be the only constant in the child's life
  • You have no idea what goes on at home
  • Lose your assumptions about the child, the home, the parent, etc. Reflect on what you can do to make things better at school.
  • A child can sense when you are "done" with them. Do you want the student to remember you that way?
  • This is the week that we have to work harder with our patience and understanding.
  • You are a blessing in the lives of the children you teach. They learn so very much from you that is not in the curriculum.
  • You do not have to like them all the time, but you do have to love and respect them. They are children. You are their role model and teacher.

You are appreciated for the amazing job you do each day. I wish you a holiday full of love, family, friends, and rest.