Sailing Through the Week

Belle River Staff Memo - Week of September 28, 2015

Important Dates

Monday: September 28

  • Board of Education Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday: September 29

  • Half Day of School (a.m. schedule)
  • Afternoon Teacher Inservice - PD at Pine River

Wednesday: September 30

  • EpiPen Training with Karrie Mackie - 8:15-8:25 a.m. (optional)
  • Popcorn Sale in Morning

Thursday: October 1

  • Fifth Grade and Second Grade Math PD at Pine River
  • 504 Forms Due to CO
  • Title I Boot Camp: Robyn and Rachel at Macomb ISD

Friday: October 2

  • Jim Basketball Jones Assembly, 2:00

Upcoming Dates

Tuesday: October 6

  • Rachel leaves at 2:45 p.m. for Ad Team Meeting

Wednesday: October 7

  • Popcorn Sale in Morning
  • Fourth Grade and First Grade Math PD at Gearing

Thursday: October 8

  • Fire Drill at 2:00 p.m.
  • Kindergarten and Third Grade Math PD at Belle River

Friday: October 9

  • Kindergarten Firetruck Safety

Saturday: October 10

  • Happy Birthday to Terry Maas

Monday: October 12

  • Staff Meeting at 3:40 p.m.

Tuesday: October 13

  • Rachel leaves at 2:45 p.m. for Ad Team Meeting

Wednesday: October 14

  • Popcorn Sale in Morning
  • Happy Birthday to Katie Collins
  • Family Game Night 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Friday: October 16

  • PTO Fun Run

Monday: October 19

  • Staff Meeting (Record Keeping)

Wednesday: October 21

  • Popcorn Sale in Morning

Monday: October 26

  • Board of Education Meeting 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday: October 28

  • Half Day for Students/Conferences

Thursday: October 29

  • Half Day for Students/Conferences

Friday: October 30

  • Halloween Parade/Classroom Parties
  • Afternoon building-based PD

East China Educational Foundation Grants

I encourage you to apply for an East China Educational Foundation grant. The first grant is due on Friday, October 9, 2015, and winners will be awarded at the Monday, October 26, Board of Education meeting. With the new electronic version of the application, there is a check box indicating that you have discussed your application with your principal. Please be sure you share your idea with me before submitting. I would be happy to help you in drafting your idea, if you would like assistance.
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One Month

Our "Baby New Year" has reached his one month milestone! Like Carson, we are finishing our first month this week. September has been a month of getting to know students, building relationships, fine-tuning schedules, establishing routines and procedures, strengthening our team, and building stamina. Throughout the building, every member of our staff is focused on making this a successful, enjoyable year for our students and for all who enter our phenomenal school!

Classroom Observations

I thoroughly enjoy watching your instruction, and seeing the students perform and interact in class is helping me to learn more about them. Thank you to everyone who responded to the survey so that I could develop a schedule for observing during optimum teaching time. If you did not respond to the survey and would like to pre-schedule a particular day or time, please let me know. Otherwise, I will assume that you want me to pick the time. Because issues occur and schedules change, please know that this schedule is very flexible. This timetable will be repeated for the next observation cycle unless you request a different day and/or time.
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Working Collaboratively to Ensure All Students Learn!

Belle River is an inviting, caring school community that meets the needs of every 21st century learner, by using Best Practices to facilitate positive behavior support

and high expectations for lifelong learners.