What's Happening

Week of 3rd-11th


Thursday, January 3rd

8:00-12:00 SDI work team--resource

1:00-3:00 Boot Camp

3:00 IEP Re-Eval

Friday, January 4th

8:00 Preschool IEP meeting

8:10 PBIS Tier 1

9:30 IEP Meeting

10:00 IEP Re-Eval

11:00 IEP meeting

12:45 Teacher meeting

1:00-3:00 PBIS Bootcamp

4:10 Dentist

6:00 Elementary Principal Winter Get Together

Monday, January 7th

8:00 ALT School meeting downtown

8:00 IEP meeting Preschool

10:00 Meeting with Dr. Burnight downtown

11:00 IEP meeting

12:00 Counselor Meeting at Loess Hills

1:00 At-Risk Meeting at Hunt

2:50 PLCs and PD

3:40 Thompson Innovation here to test fire alarms

Tuesday, January 8th

8:00 Preschool Team meeting

9:30 CT Meeting

10:00 Parent Meeting

11:00 IEP meeting

1:00-3:00 PBIS Bootcamp

1:45 Allison Benson here to talk to 5th grade

3:40 BLT 10 min Stand Up Meeting

Wednesday, January 9th

8:00 CARE team

10:00 IEP meeting

1:00-3:00 PBIS Bootcamp

3:50 BLT Meeting---we will need to reschedule this!

4:00 All Admin Meeting

Thursday, January 10th

8:00 Sped Team-Resource

9:00 IEP meeting

9:45 Classroom

12:30 Dr. McKenna here visiting K/1 classrooms

1:00-3:00 Bryant Instructional Rounds

6:00 Riverside/Liberty Rollerama

Friday, January 11th

End of 2nd Quarter

8:10 PBIS Tier 2 meeting

New Year Ramblings....................

This is the time for new beginnings and resolutions. Last year I think I had a whole list of things I wanted to do better at! I honestly cannot tell you what they even were without going back and searching through my email. I think this year I will go with one:

Be positive, supportive and intentional AND if I feel like I didn't do so hot, strive to be better the next day!

Life goes fast. Jimmie's 47th birthday is Friday, mine is in May, and I think oh my---that is 3 years away from 50! How did that happen so darn fast? He has had some minor health issues and we are now measuring portions, reading labels, and bought a treadmill for our Christmas present to one another.....and again I think wow......when did this all happen? I went to the doctor early Friday morning before break as I have been having an issue with my body not making platelets. My numbers went up this last time which is good and I don't show any symptoms of anything else so I just need to have a blood draw every month for the next 6 months to track numbers. I wasn't even feeling bad, I just found out by fluke through our bio metric screening. Life is crazy!

But, I am not unique and my issues are small compared to some and I have a great support system which is a blessing. We have families with greater issues that did not stop because we were on winter break. We have families that will come back tomorrow in different situations than when they left us, some better, some not so much. Perhaps some of you have things going on outside of school that have you wondering similar things.

While I know the break was much needed, I have missed you all and I KNOW that our students have as well. As we start this new year remember to reteach expectations and most of all remember to continue your work on your classroom community. Remind our Roadrunners that each and every one of us are there to help support them in their learning, both academic and social. Remember that our students need our structure, consistency and understanding, especially those with mental health issues.

I don't know if you have your own personal resolutions or not but remember as you move forward to choose kindness. No matter the news you have to share or the point you need to make, be sure to think about how you deliver that message. Direct or indirect, our words and actions matter and change lives for good and not so good. Harness that power in a way that makes a positive difference.

Let's start 2019 off on the right foot. I can' think of a better team to get the work in front of us done! Happy New Year!


Jan.3 School resumes

Jan. 4 Thompson Innovation here to do work on the fire alarm in the teacher's lounge

Jan. 7 Thompson Innovation here to test fire alarms 3:40

Jan. 14 District FAST window opens (This is a correction from my last newsletter!)

Jan. 15 Teacher work day

Week of Jan. 28 Sail Arounds

Jan. 29 Light Up the Gym Night 5:30--we will need volunteers to help with this....more to come