the Winskill Weekly

We Are Better Together

High Fives and Fist Bumps

#High fives to Sarah Williams & Diane McWilliams, along with Nate Tranel, for pumping up Little Arrow basketballs.

#Fist bumps to Diane McWilliams & Margaret Bussan for passing out t-shirts and balls to our Little Arrows and to Karly Enloe and Emily Brunton for volunteering to help with the Little Arrows program.

from Missy Sperle

#High fives to Dan, Joe, Karly, Dave, Tammy, Jerry, Donna for taking such wonderful care of our school.

#Fist bumps to Kim, Jody, and Laurie for continuing to be such positive first impressions for our visitors. Their smiling faces and willingness to help really set the stage for strong relationships with our families and community members. And our students know that they can always find help in the office!

#High fives to our K-3 students for their response to Friday's fire drill. I was very impressed with how seriously they took the drill and how quietly they exited the building, as well as how quietly they waited to return to their classrooms.

Amazing things rarely happen in our comfort zone.

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My apologies to Jeff, Zach, Jim, and Patrick, as they also "rocked the fire drill!"

Friday's drill demonstrated just how important it is for us to re-visit our current practice of having the specials teachers bring their classes around to the classroom teacher. The Faculty Leadership team will be working to update our plan in this and other areas.
Jimmy Fallon & Rashida Jones Sing Holiday Parodies of Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Nicki Minaj

Upcoming Events


12/08/2014 K-5 Core RtI Team meeting @3:30 location TBD

*Educator Effectiveness Support- 4:00-5:00 with Brenda & Leah in Lab 1

*Fitness Time with Carol Thole 4:15-5:15 Presentation Room

*FOW Meeting @ 6:30- FOW asks that a rep from each grade/area attend

12/09/2014 2nd Gr to Orchard Manor 1:45 pm – 2:50 pm

*POPS Meeting – Computer Lab

12/10/2014 Mystery Bus Tour #3 @4:00-7:30 (no Ed Eff Support mtg tonight)

*School Board Meeting @7:00

12/11/2014 2nd Gr to Orchard Manor 1:45 pm – 2:50 pm

Power School grades due by 8:00 a.m.

12/12/2014 Mid-quarters go home

12/15/2014 RtI 3-5 –Title Room SH (Enloe); HA (Johnson) AB (Price)

*Educator Effectiveness Support @4:00-5:00 with Brenda & Leah in Lab 1

12/17/2014 3rd gr to Orchard Manor sing @ 1:00 (program begins at 1:30)

*Faculty Leadership – Computer Lab

12/18/2014 We will have a guest speaker, Mike McGowan with us today for 2 assemblies: – K-2 will be called down at 12:45 (30-40 minute assembly)

- 3-5 will be called down at 1:45 (45 minute assembly).

12/19/2014 Staff POP-in for a little Holiday Cheer at Doolittles after school

12/22/2014 All School Sing-A-Long @ 8:30 am (will begin calling classes at 8:15)

Holiday Parties (please let Leah know the times for each grade level's celebrations)

12/23/2014 11:45 Early Release/Vacation

12/24/2014- 01/04/2015 Holiday Break- Enjoy your well-deserved vacation!

01/05/2015 Welcome back!