Hill Elementary School ~ Nov. 24, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

During the month of November I have been trying to be "intentional" and reflect on some of the many things that I have to be thankful for. In doing so, when life gets hectic or a little overwhelming it has made me focus on all of the positives. I just want you to know from the bottom of my heart, that I am so thankful to work with such an amazing staff day in and day out. I am humbled by your generosity, commitment, and "kids first" attitude that you bring to our school community. I hope that your Thanksgiving is spent with loved ones and that you create everlasting memories!

With Love,


A little bit of PD.....

A few of the GREAT things that I noticed last week...

A collective effort with Cool to Care. Students and staff are in the spirit of giving. Thank you for all of your contributions thus far! Students have earned a hat day for Wednesday and first grade has kept the lead earning an extra recess Wednesday morning.

Kudos to Custo Joe for thinking ahead. We purchased 2 dozen sleds last week and he got them all roped up for our little sledding hill! Gilroys gave us a really good deal since we purchased in "bulk"...$7.99 each! The kids are having some fun today out on the hill!

Thank you Lisa for the idea to start a compliment chain e-mail. Lisa attended the PPSC meeting last week and shared the idea. It's been wonderful to read everyone's compliments to one another. I am grateful for such a caring and thoughtful staff!

Thank you Julie for representing Hill teachers at our PTO meeting last Tuesday. Plans are well underway for the annual PTO Secret Santa Workshop.

Thank you to the SIP Math committee for taking the time to meet last week. Linda, Michelle, Jodi, Ondrea, and Julie met to discuss our MATH SIP goal, strategies, and activities. They have began the process of evaluating the effectiveness of our math fluency strategy and activities. We will be discussing more in depth at an upcoming staff meeting. Lisa will attend the DIP tonight and get some more direction regarding the upcoming QAR! Thanks for representing Hill School! :)

A very special thank you to Ondrea for her help with our blueberry ambassador's special project. Your kindness and special touches really made it all come together! Thank you!

Thank you to Julie and Wanda for taking care of things in the office Thursday and Friday when Ranee was out. I appreciate you both being able to be here and

Celebrations and Announcements

Happy Birthday goes out to Carlie Richardson (11/24) and Aimie Labo (11/26)!

CARDINAL Code: Please reteach Cardinal Code expectations for Classrooms (Week of 11/23) and Assemblies (11/30).

Monday, 11-23-15

Speech IEPs

3:30-4:30 Blueberry Ambassadors meet in the library

DIP - Lisa DuPrey

Tuesday, 11-24-15

Balanced Calendar Committee Meeting - Jen

After School Clubs

Wednesday, 11-25-15

Mystery Motivator - HAT DAY

9:30- First Grade Extra Recess

After School Clubs

Thursday, 11-26-15

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, 11-27-15


Upcoming Dates....

Monday, November 30 - Bible Release, District Math Committee Meeting 4:15-6:15 in the Central Library

Tuesday, December 1 - Child Study, 1st/2nd Grade Music Concert

Friday, December 4 - Santa Visit during lunches

Monday, December 7 - ACC, School Board Meeting

Tuesday, December 8 - 6:30-7:30 Watch D.O.G.S launch

Thursday, December 10 - Staff Christmas Party

Friday, December 11 - PTO Santa's Workshop

Thursday, December 17 - Ugly Sweater/catered luncheon

Monday, December 21 - Classroom Christmas parties

Tuesday, December 22- Schoolwide Sing-Along

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