Weekly Launch

January 22-26


My daughter brought it to my attention that we went to school 4 days at the beginning of school before Harvey hit and this semester we went to school 4 days and then had 3 days off(students)! Wow! What a year! We have lost precious instructional time again.

We must be very intentional with the time we do have with our students. Please make sure that everything you do relates to the curriculum. We don't have a lot of time for the "extras". Guided reading and guided math times will take priority and should be happening daily. We also need to make sure that our intervention students are getting double dipped on a consistent basis or we will not see growth. We will continue to have conversations during C4 about how we can make the most out of our time with students.

Please be sure to EMAIL Renee(not text) with sub requests. They are easier for her to keep track of through email. Also, she is not supposed to deal with any sub issues at home. She gladly takes care of all of you, but should not be doing it on her time. If you have an urgent sub issue, feel free to text Suzi or I and we will take care of it. Otherwise, please email Renee.

Also, please do not wait until the last minute to put your sub in for trainings. As soon as you know you need a sub, you should start working on that immediately. Last minute sub finding/inputting can be difficult. Do it as much ahead of time as possible.

Please plan on 1-2 of you from each team attending International night.

Just a heads up-we are having to change our faculty meeting day from the 31st to the 30th due to a presentation about our new phones that will be installed that week. I wanted to give you heads up so you could make plans now. Thanks!

Important Dates

January 22-


January 23-Jen B off campus

WAVE tour


International Night

January 24-Buckels off campus a.m.

Rachel Powell walk morning classes

Kinder Planning day

Dennis Lee



January 25-


CIIC meeting

January 26-

4th Alpha

Character Corner

Word of the Week-Courage

Word of the Month-Trustworthiness

Morning Announcements- C. Wagner

Excerpt from NSOC application

While teaching the ELA curriculum, teachers intentionally choose books that have a core value connection to integrate character education into lessons. Students feel empowered when discussing how CVs connect to these stories and their everyday lives. Character education is not limited to Social Studies and ELA; we expand to other subjects like math, science, PE, music and art. For example, read-alouds, such as What Do You Do With a Problem?, are used for math problem solving skills and goal setting. Expectations for cooperative learning opportunities in all curriculum areas are designed with CV’s in mind. Students manage the work and resolve conflict using CV’s as their anchor.

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Word of the Week-Relationship

Compliment Corner

Kelly Wagner needs a compliment because she is such a tech leader! She is always willing to step out of her comfort zone and try new things! I appreciate her willingness to always try new things!-Sue Witt

Susan Rizzo needs a compliment because she is always covering my Camp Character class when I have to be off campus-Jen Murray

Renee Rain needs a compliment because she shows so much love for the teacher kids. Isla absolutely loves you-Jen Murray