Teach Like a Pirate

J.R. Irvin Elementary Weekly Staff Newsletter - vol 32

Mission Statement

We value every student, creating an environment for all to be successful!

P is for Pirate

Dave and Shelly Burgess wrote a book which is the Inspirational ABC's for Educators. Every week I will include a snippet from the book.


Once labeled weird or crazy, pirate teachers find that their quirks are exactly what helps them build rapport with their students. Instead of hiding them, using quirkiness to engage students makes a pirate really tick.

Burgess, D. & S. Teach Like a Pirate. (2014). Dave Burgess Consulting. CA: San Diego.

I Needed a Good Laugh Today.....

The good part really starts about :20. I hope you laugh out loud!!! Have a great weekend!
Jimmy Kimmel and Kids Rate The Presidential Candidates

Upcoming Dates

  • 5/16 Talent Show dress rehearsal after school
  • 5/16 GT field trip for 4th/5th graders
  • 5/17 Talent Show 8:30 am
  • 5/18 4th Grade Field Trip
  • 5/19 4th Grade Science End of Year Science CBA
  • 5/19 2nd grade playday outside 9:00-1:00
  • 5/20 Field Day

  • 5/23 Staff Development~7:00-7:30 breakfast/7:30-11:00 T-TESS/12:30-3:00ish Canvas
  • 5/24 End of Year 2nd Grade Science CBA
  • 5/24 BOGO book fair in the library
  • 5/25 3rd Grade Park Day
  • 5/25 5th graders tour FSMS
  • 5/25 3:15 Josh Roberts here for meet and greet
  • 5/26 3rd Grade Science End of Year CBA
  • 5/26 Red Nose Day
  • 5/27 No School - Weather Day

  • 5/30 No School - Memorial Day
  • 5/31 Kinder Awards - 8:30am
  • 5/31 1st Grade Awards - 9:30am - Cafeteria
  • 5/31 2nd Grade - 9:30am - Gym
  • 5/31 Kickball
  • 6/1 Early Release
  • 6/1 5th Grade Awards - 10:30
  • 6/1 3rd Grade Awards-Cafeteria-9:30
  • 6/2 4th Grade Awards-Cafeteria-9:30
  • 6/2 Early Release

May Teacher Birthdays

Robin Vitullo May 4th

Nikki White May 8th

Stacee Johnson May 24th

Sheryl Ford May 31st

Strategic Planning

Check out the district website for the link to the strategic planning process that is occurring in our district now.

The board developed a new vision statement and then the strategic 30 last Thursday and Friday developed a new mission along with belief statements. The next step is action committees that will develop plans under specific objectives.

Link: http://www.midlothian-isd.net/strategicplan/index.html