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Principal Brief

December 14-18

Wylie Way Christmas- Thanks for having your team and grade level participate in Wylie Way Christmas. We were able to take care of the needs for 10 Wylie families.

VIA Strength Survey-- All staff are required to take the survey before January 20. It takes 5-10 minutes. An email was sent with the link.

Class Holiday Parties- Chase Oaks will be providing water bottles, icing, Popsicle sticks, cookies and napkins for each class to make cookies. Prekindergarten parties will be 9:30am & 1:45pm on 12/17 and K-4 parties will be on 12/18 at 11:30. PTA will provide a Christmas activity for each class.

Grade Level Discipline Plans- This is a great time to revise and edit your grade level plan to meet the needs of your students. Please include positive strategies as well. Have your plan emailed to Krista, by 12/17.

December 16- James and the Giant Peach Day! Please watch the announcements before sending your students to the cafeteria. I will finish the last chapter of the book! Students will be watching the movie in the cafeteria from 8:30-10:10. This will give you some extra planning time. The team that has the best costume will be provided lunch by me. The lady bug, earthworm, grasshopper, spider, caterpillar, giant peach and James are a few of the main characters. Students are welcome to dress up as well. We will have a costume contest for kids. Lunch will be provided (after the break) for the team with the best/most creative costumes.

December 17- Staff and students may wear pajamas. Several teachers are planning to read The Polar Express to their students that day. We will be showing the movie in the cafeteria during lunch. If you would like to play the movie in your room, that is fine as well. If you would like for me to come and read to your class let me know. I would love to!

December 18- 8:30-10:10 Holiday Sing Along with a production of The Night Before Christmas by CAMP team, admin & special staff. Extra planning for teachers! Teachers and students are encouraged to dress like an elf or wear Christmas accessories. Students will be served a sack lunch. K-1 students lunch is at 10:30-10:55, 2-4 students lunch is at 11:00-11:25. Duty free lunch for teachers- we will monitor kids in the cafeteria. Parties will begin at 11:30. Early dismissal at 12:30. You may leave after the kids are dismissed.

Classroom/Lounge Cleanup- Please clean out food that belongs to you from the lounge fridge. All classrooms need to have Christmas work/materials put away. Custodians will be cleaning rooms during the break. All computers need to be shut down/turned off before you leave.

All staff may leave at 3:00 this week.

Upcoming Dates:

December 14- McDonald's Night 5-8pm

December 16- James and the Giant Peach Day

December 17- Wear pajamas/ Pre-k parties

December 18- Holiday Sing Along- 8:30am- K-4 parties 11:30; Early Release 12:30 - Dress like an elf or wear Christmas gear! You may leave after your students are dismissed. Merry Christmas!