Hoot Hoot Herald

May 1, 2015 -- Edition 25

Teacher Share

Would you like to share out a fun, learning activity that you have done with your students this semester? We will have a time at the beginning of the staff meeting for this sharing activity.

Bike Safety

Please remind our kids who bike to school to BE CAREFUL! I have had reports of kids riding through stop signs and not paying attention to cars. If there is someone that you think I need to talk to personally, please let me know. I will be asking parents to also talk to the kids.

Book Study: Home on the Range

I want you invite you to Shanna RIggsbee's house on May 12th from 4:00-5:30. We will have snacks. If you like, bring your favorite bottle of wine to share.

This is a ONE MEETING book club! How's that for efficient? Join us - if you have read the book or not , to talk about the impact of our refugees and how we can work together to best serve them. I still have copies of the book in the office. You are welcome to one- whether you are coming to the book study or not.

Staff News:

James Young's brother is currently in the hospital in Atlanta. He was biking and was hit by a car. Please keep James and his family in your thoughts.

Alicia Tillotson's husband has been in and out of the hospital for couple of months and is back in the hospital today. Please keep them in your thoughts as well.

PDAS Summative Conferences:

PDAS Summative Conferences will be held on May 8th and May 11th and will last 20 minutes. We will have substitutes lined up to come and relieve you from your class during your summative conference time. We have developed the schedule for all appraisers. If you need a different time, please check with us or switch with someone who has the same appraiser. We look forward to reflecting on this academic year with you during these conferences.

Doss Library News:

5/11 - 5/15 Last Week for library book Check OUT.

5/15 Friday, Last Day for library book Check OUT.

5/18 - 5/22 Week of Gallery Greats Collaboration (see text below)

5/22 Friday, All student library books DUE.

5/26- 29 Construction in library/ bookcase repair by manufacturer

5/28 - 29, After School Book Swap, 2 locations on campus.

5/29 Friday, All teacher library books DUE.

Gallery Greats Collaboration in Library:

Gallery Greats, our PTA committee that supports Art in the Classroom, is collaborating with Librarian, Bonnie Lang, for 30 minutes of an inspired exploration of Art. This is an optional opportunity for all grades to sign up after May 1st.

Doss Music News:

May 11 - Recorder Festival (7:30pm @ PAC)

May 18 - 4th & 5th grade symphony field trip

June 2 - Teacher Talent Show

June 3 - 5th Grade Talent Show

June 4 - K-4th Grade Talent Shows

-- Christina Tannert

Look Whooo's Having a Birthday:

5-8 ~ Olga Juarez

5-10 ~ Teona Gall

5-11 ~ Jennifer Carroll

5-16 ~ Jodi Hughes

5-20 ~ Celia Smith

5-30 ~ Elizabeth Hodges

Happy birthday from "Owl" of Us!!!!!!!!!!

Quote of the Week:

"When everything seems to be going against you...remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it." - Henry Ford