January 31, 2016
Mission & Vision Statements:
Our vision is to ensure that students SOAR to the highest level of success because "college and career readiness" begins with a strong academic foundation.
Guest Speaker Katy Stevenson
"I would like to say THANK YOU to Mr. Baggett (and team), for making my classroom transition an easy one by making sure everything that was needed was taken care of. He did this with a positive attitude and without hesitation. Also, I would like to thank all of the Title and Instructional Aides that were very helpful in making sure things were moved fast and efficiently. Nurse Sandra helped to make sure we got it organized and clean for students by Tuesday morning. I appreciate Dr. Lyle’s leadership and guidance to make this a smooth transition. NEES Eagles Pride was shown by everyone involved."
"BIG shout out to ALL 3-5 teachers. They have been working diligently with their students for the upcoming state assessment. Thank you to Ms. Brandt for all of your time and hard work preparing us for the TN Ready test!!"
"Please recognize Angel Dominique for finding a spelling error on the Report Cards. I can’t believe no one has ever noticed this before now. Great Job Angel!!!" (The word achievement is spelled wrong on report cards for grades 3-5).
Shout out to April Massey!
"She has gone out of her way to rework the MIST practice testing schedule for our team several times with the snow days and delays. It has not been an easy task and April has done it with a smile on her face. She has been a great leader for the 3rd grade team this year!"
A big shout out to Mr. Richard & the cafeteria staff for supplying cans for a music activity. Your generosity, positive attitude, and willingness to help is truly appreciated!
- Amanda Holla
1. Class Fees - Any remaining Class Fees collected must be spent by 3PM on Tuesday, February 2nd.
2. RTI data chats - Each team will meet Thursday, February 4th in Megan Christensen's room for our monthly RTI data chat. RTI teachers please bring your purple folders. Ms. Flint will have district updates to share as well as discuss progress of RTI students.3. TN Ready & Technology- Practice assessments for TNReady part 1 will begin at the end of January. The TNReady assessment for grades 3-5 will take place throughout the month of February and first week of March. Please do not rely on using any technology resources during this time, as these assessments are our priority. Thank you for your flexibility.
4. iPads - The iPads that are available for individual checkout will be stored in the computer lab (on the counter). This will make it easier to locate the devices when they are needed for progress monitoring. Thank you to Mrs. Rolan for donating a rack for organizing the iPads. :-)
5. The Family Fun Night is scheduled for March 22, 2015 – STEM, Math, Family Read Night, Fitness, Book Fair, etc. Please get with your committees to plan your activities. Please see Dr. Lyle if you volunteered for the visitor sign-in and/or a room assignment last year.
10 Day Forecast of Upcoming Events
2/01/16 - Progress Reports go home
2/02/16 - Any remaining Class Fees collected to be spent by 3:00 PM
2/03-04/16 - Dominoes Pizza Spirit Nights
2/03/16 - Box Tops for Education Collection day
2/05/16 - Wear Red for American Heart Month
2/05/16 - RTI- Send Parent Letter/Graphic Data Home
2/12/16 - Classroom Parties (1:50-2:30); 5th grade specials in AM (8:10-8:55)
2/15/16 - President's Day: No School
TNReady Part I (3rd – 5th Grade)
February 25, 29/March 2-7
Raceland, Louisiana (Yes....not too far from Houma, LA.....hometown of the Swamp People).
What’s the most rewarding thing about what you do?
I teach the future leaders, mothers, fathers, teachers, doctors, lawyers, scientists, government officials, etc. of our country.
Why did you choose this profession?
I wanted to work with children and know that I could make a difference everyday.
What is one thing people might not know about you?
My background......college wasn't even in my vocabulary (or my mother's). I never expected to be living the life I am at this time.
What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?
Secretary (since I'm just about doing that anyway....LOL!)
What is top on your bucket list?
I would like to visit New York City and see the Statue of Liberty.
If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?
The power to make everyone get along. I don't like conflict between children and/or adults. Therefore, I would create a society of caring and kind people.
Is there anything else you would like us to know about you?
Nope....I am pretty simple. Not much I don't share with the world! :-)
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