Rountree Report

September 17, 2015

Happiness and Gratitude

We discussed the link between gratitude and happiness at our principal's meeting. It reminded me how grateful I am for each one of you! You are a tremendous staff. Thank you for all you do to encourage and support our kids at Rountree. The extra time and dedication is noticed and appreciated. It is a pleasure to work at Rountree because of each one of you! Enjoy the video below--(disclaimer-there is a bad word). I encourage you to show gratitude to others. See if it increases your happiness:) I will place 2 thank you cards in your mailboxes for you to use when you would like. Let's spread the gratitude and keep up the happiness!

The week at a glance below is a live link to the ishare calendar for your convenience.

The Science of Happiness - An Experiment in Gratitude

For your planning purposes note the following dates;

**Staff meetings in October will be on October 13th and October 20th due to the availability of the presenters. October 13th will be a presentation on Poverty with Dr. Anderson. October 20th will be a presentation on verbal de-escalations skills.

**October 27th will be the late night for conference week.

Monday, September 21

3rd grade field trip 9:30

Blood drive 2-5

Bake sale 6-8

Open House 6:30-8:30

Tuesday, September 22

Lexia training 4-5 Make sure you are signed up to attend if you did not attend at SPS Now

Wednesday, September 23

5th grade field trip 12:00

I will be out most of the day at Principal's meeting

Thursday, September 24

Parkview Cares 9-11 You can expect to have 1 or 2 Parkview students coming in to help assist you.

Friday, September 25

5th grade field trip 9:00

I will be out all day at Leadership Springfield

Check out the Ignite website! There are a lot of great ideas and resources. Also check it out on twitter at #ignitesps. Great things are happening and it will be good to familiarize yourselves with what is coming! There will be a survey sent out September 28th for staff and students. Year 2 and 3 schools will be announced on October 20th.