Somerset ES Staff Bulletin

Week of May 2nd

“True learning is figuring out how to use what you already know in order to go beyond what you already think.” ~ Jermone Bruner

Events This Week

Monday (5/2)

1st Day of Teacher Appreciation Week and Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

9:05-9:55 K-2 Cultural Arts Assembly

10:00-10:50 3-5 Cultural Arts Assembly

10:00-10:50 Para Educator Meeting

3:45-4:45 Staff Meeting

Tuesday (5/3)

Lunch provided by Kelly and Maureen

9:00-9:45 Grade 5 SIPPI Meeting

12:45-1:30 Grade 3 SIPPI Meeting

7:30-9:00 PM Foundation Meeting

Wednesday (5/4)

Grade 5 to Westland (AM)

9:30 Core Team Meeting

2:30-3:15 Grade 4 SIPPI Meeting

3:30-4:15 Master Schedule Committee Meeting (Maggie's Room)

Thursday (5/5)

12:00-4:00 Curriculum Update Meeting (Maureen and Colleen out)

IEP/EMT -- Coverage

8:30 Thompson -- Lambert-Williamson

9:30 Rich -- Lambert-Williamson

10:30 Matwey -- Lambert-Williamson

1:30 Hopkins -- Andreassi

2:30 Smith -- T. Truppner

Friday (5/6)

Lunch provided by PTA

8:00-12:00 Curriculum Update Meeting (Kelly and Brooke out)

12:00-4:00 Maureen out (AP PDT Meeting)

Upcoming Events

Monday (5/9) - 8:45-9:45 Mindfulness Coffee and Conversation, Mindfulness Assemblies (K,1,2 @ 9:15 & 4,5 @ 10), Grade 3 to Baltimore Museum of Industry & 3:45-4:45 Leadership Team Meeting

Tuesday (5/10) - Field Day (3-5) & Grade 2 SIPPI Mtg (10:15 and 12:15)

Wednesday (5/11) - Field Day (1-2)

Staff Recognition

Kudos to:

- Kat for a fabulous Career Day that was enjoyed by staff, students and parents!

- HeeJung for covering grade 1 recess on Thursday.

- Heidi Zia (Naina’s sub) for helping with second grade recess on Wednesday.

- Paras and lunch/recess staff for their flexibility in covering absences.

- Susan for helping Kat with Career day.

- Colleen for always advocating for what is best for kids.

Happy Birthday to:

5/5 Kathy McIntosh (Grade 2)

5/6 Wan Li Hsu Chen (Cafeteria Manager)

Announcements and Important Information

  • May 2-6 is School Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week, please think of a way to recognize our food services staff on behalf of your team or students this week.

  • PARCC testing has been extended and is now May 16-24. We will need support from the entire school to finish all three grade levels quickly. 3rd and 4th grade will be testing May 16-20, and 5th grade will be testing May 18-24.

  • Click here to see the 2016-2017 Staffing Calendar for Teacher level positions and more information about the involuntary/voluntary transfer process. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask Kelly or Maureen.

  • May 9-13th is Somerset Wellness Week.