Early Learning Staff News

May 23rd-26th

Is This Really Happening?

I am almost in disbelief that we are so close to saying good bye to our 2015-2016 Cardinal's Nest and GSRP preschoolers. GSRP's last day with students is Thursday, June 2nd. Cardinal's Nest last day is June 10th. Although the year has gone by very fast, I feel confident that we have provided a strong foundation for whatever next year's educational placement will be for these students. It is amazing to see how much social and academic progress the kids have made throughout the year. All the hard work that staff has done really shows. Please read this week's SMORE for information regarding end of year events and other important dates.


ABC Countdown continues...

Here are next week's countdown themes:

Monday- "T" Team Spirit Day- Wear you favorite team spirit jersey, t-shirt, or other gear

Tuesday- "U" Under the Hive Day- We will have a visit from For-Mar to find out what it under the honeybee hive!

Wednesday "V"- Video Day- We will watch an educational video today.

Thursday- "W" - White Day- Wear as much white as you can. Let's see how clean we can stay!

Classroom orders for 2016-2017


Just another reminder that classroom supply orders must be turned into the office no later than Thursday, May 26th. Our office must have time to finalize the orders and get them turned into our business office by the deadline they have provided for us. If any orders are turned in after the 25th, we may not be able to process them until our second round of ordering in the fall.

Lead Teacher, Associate Teacher, and Monitor Evaluations and final PQA meetings..

Mrs. Miller let lead teachers know what needed to be done to finalize their certified teacher evaluations at our staff meeting last week. Lead teachers will be receiving the associate teacher evaluations in their mailboxes by Friday June 3rd. I will finalize these when they are turned in to me by the lead teachers no later than June 10th. Mrs. Williamson and I will be making appointments with teaching teams to meet for the final PQA score meeting sometime during the home visiting window - June 6th-16th. You will not be asked to come in before or after school for these meetings.

The week ahead and more...

Monday, May 23rd- Daycare/Preschool presentation regarding balanced calendar 6:30-7:30 Cardinal's Nest (Susan and Marilyn)

Tuesday, May 24th- For Mar visits GSRP (teacher's should have schedules)

Wednesday, May 25th- 10:00 Visit to Peyton's place to see ProCare system (Susan, Marilyn, Carrie)

Thursday, May 26th-

  • Intake appointments

Friday, May, 27th-

  • TS Gold checkpoint- data entry deadline
  • Coordinator Meeting 11:30-2:30 (Susan)
  • Planning day for lead teachers
  • Turn in voter ballot for social committee ALL staff luncheon

And looking further ahead...

Monday, May 30th- NO SCHOOL- Memorial Day

Thursday, June 2nd-
  • Last Day for GSRP Students
  • Family Dance- 6:00-8:00
  • Tornado Drill- Central and GSRP
Friday, June 3rd-
  • Teachers receive end of year check out procedures and classroom inventories
  • Home visits schedules should be complete. Please turn in your schedule of visits by end of day.
  • Lead teachers will receive their associate teacher evaluation. This is due to Mrs. Vamos no later than June 10th.

Wednesday, June 1st-

  • Social committee staff luncheon for ALL staff. Lunch will be catered in from restaurant voted #1. Ballots due in to office by Friday, May 27th.

Monday, June 6- Friday, June 16th- HOME VISITS

Friday, June 10th-

  • Last Day of school for Cardinal's Nest preschool
  • Associate teacher evals due to Mrs. Vamos

Tuesday, June 14th- Cardinal's Nest Graduation at H.S. Auditorium

Thursday, June 16th- District end of year staff luncheon. 12:15 @ Hahn

  • Monday, June 20th- Last day for teachers
  • Monday, June 20th- Cardinal's Nest summer programming begins

Classroom Inventories and end of year check out procedures...

Teachers will receive these materials on Friday, June 3rd. They are due on or before the last day for teachers, Monday, June 20th.
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