Creasy Connection

May 16, 2016

Principal Passage...


It was busy Saturday morning! The Eagle Mile had over 140 participants I am told. Thanks to Mrs. Mikesell for her leadership for the run. Next, it was hopping at the Career Center for the recruitment fair. Thanks to Shelia and Holly for coming and talking with the many candidates interested in our school.

Whitaker Alliance was so pleased to get the Publix money gift as they had run short this year in the food funding for backpacks - a wonderful windfall.

Thanks to Shelia for keeping us up-to-date on Teacher Advisory Council happenings. HOpe you have found time to read the minutes she sent by email.


  • Have you made your UNCF pledge? This is our last week. See Barbara for info.
  • Core Values survey open until end of school day Monday - more student and staff participation would be welcomed. Truly, only takes a few minutes and is a teachable moment about core values.
  • Share EOG information in your newsletters. EOG letter goes home in this week's packet.
  • Appreciate all the TRC support and commitment - in our last week.
  • Have a story about Whitaker for Buena Vista Life for next month? Let me know.
  • Boosterthon collection is at 80%. Next collection deadline coming. Please mention in your newsletters.
  • Quarter Data sheets need to be updated.

Calendar Links


Final PDP Time...

It's time for us to complete our professional development plan. As we will begin setting appointments for final summary and PDP completion, record your evidence and comments for your PDP's.

The school Haiku goal has prepared us to begin school next year with Haiku sites in place of our websites. Information will be provided before we end the school year on the "how to's" for this transition.

A few more items...

  • If you are serving as a Mentor to someone new to our faculty. Please attempt to get observations done by April 15th or sooner. End of the year for these is not advisable for many reasons. Need support? Reach out to Lindsay or me.

  • Please copy me on your classroom newsletters either via email or on paper. This should be at least bi-weekly or weekly.

Walkthrough Schedule

We have heard your feedback about how we unintentionally go into the same rooms some days. Here is a schedule which should address this issue.

Creasy Monday and Friday
Mikesell Tuesday and Thursday
Stern Wednesday

Bobby also does student observations so may be in on other days. We'll do our best to follow this schedule.

Calendar May / June

This list is not an exhaustive of the Haiku staff calendar

  • 5/18 SIT meeting - plan writing
  • 5/20 Mayfest
  • 5/20-5/25 Used Book Sale
  • 5/23 Kindergarten Screening
  • 5/26 Guided Reading Follow-up w B. Brown K-2
  • 5/27 Science EOG - 5th
  • 5/30 Memorial Day - no school
  • 6/1 Staff Meeting
  • 6/1 Reading EOG 3-5
  • 6/2 Math EOG 3-5
  • 6/3 EOG Make-ups
  • 6/6 EOY PTA Staff Lunch
  • 6/7 Congressional 2nd Primary
  • 6/9 PE Performance Day
  • 6/10 Awards Day

Lesson Plan Schedule

5/9 Third / Music

5/16 Fourth / PE

5/23 Fifth / Science