Parkdale Elementary Weekly Update

12/7/15

This Week...

Dear Staff,

Thank you all again for your efforts with Art Week last week. I know it is challenging to have kids out of their routine. The final display of art was quite amazing. The students really created a lot of beautiful art.

Jill has a quote outside her door that reads, "The purpose of art is to wash the dust of daily life off our souls" - Pablo Picasso

We did some serious dusting last week.

Have a great week!

Gus

Growth Mindset at Parkdale Elementary

The Growth Mindset strategy of the week this week is...


Build up in difficulty, i.e.; hard one, easy one, etc..

Think about ways you are challenging students "hard ones", while still giving the some "easy ones" to build their confidence.

Other ideas that we came up with as a staff are linked below:

Teaching the Mountaineer Expectations: Week 13

Week 13: Please encourage students to think about community service and helping others this week. Our PTO will be helping students create art projects for our community members over the next couple of weeks.

Events This Week...

This Week:

Monday 12/7

7:10 – 2:10 Book Fair


Tuesday 12/8

7:10 – 2:10 Book Fair

9:00 AM – Fire Drill

2:20 – 3:15 PM - PBIS Committee – Sischo’s Rm.

2:30 PM – 5:30 PM CPR/1st Aid – at Mid Valley


Wednesday 12/9

7:10 – 6:00 PM Book Fair

2:15 PM – Staff Meeting - Shelly's room


Thursday 12/10

7:10 – 2:10 Book Fair ENDS TODAY

OLN Conference - Gus


Friday 12/11 GREEN DAY (AM = Tech, PM = Art w/PTO in Flex Room)

8:00 AM Head Lice Check – Going to each classroom

2:10 PM – Reading Intervention Meeting


Upcoming Dates

· 12/14 2:20 PM – Site Council – Shelly’s Rm.

· 12/15 7:00 AM – Safety Committee Meeting - Office

· 12/15 2:20 PM – BEST Mtg.

· 12/16 RTI

· 12/16 2:20 PM – Optional PD Meeting with Holly: Number Talks

· 12/17 1:25 PM – K-3 Drum Performance

· 12/17 2:20 PM – BEST Mtg.

· 12/17 2:15 PM Excel Planning Meeting

· 12/18 GREEN DAY

· 12/18 8:00 AM – Grade 5 Rotary Dictionaries

· 12/18 Timesheets Due

· 12/18 2:10 PM - Reading Intervention Meeting

12/18 4:00 PM Party at the Hedbergs - Gather up your white elephant gift

Have a great week!!

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