Weller Weekly

August 31 - September 4, 2015

What's up at Weller?

Monday (8-31)

  • Happy birthday (Saturday) Nurse Kristin!
  • Last day to nominate an ABC Teacher or Staff!
  • SPARC after-school program begins.

Tuesday (9-1)

  • 3:50 Grade level planning of PBL community unit.

Wednesday (9-2)

  • 4:00 K-5 Lexia Training - sign-up on Employee Self Serve

Thursday (9-3)

  • GO ORANGE! Please encourage your kids to wear orange in support of Ozark's Food Harvest and the fight against hunger.
  • Leadership Meeting

Friday (9-4)

  • 9:00 Panther PRIDE Assembly
  • WOO HOO! It's a THREE DAY WEEK-END! Enjoy time with family.

How Children Succeed

This past summer I read a book by Paul Tough entitled, How Children Succeed. An extensive research found a set of strengths many high achieving people possess which are likely to predict life satisfaction. These strengths are often lacking in poverty homes and keep kids from completing college or other career goals.

This year we will highlight one strength each month at our Panther PRIDE Celebration. As we teach our kids about these strengths, they will be understood and applied when talked about in the classroom, at specials, during recess, and at lunchtime. The strengths and monthly focuses are:

September: GRIT



December: ZEST


February: OPTIMISM


April: Review all strengths

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