Derby Daily

February 1-5

The Week at a Glance: It's National Counselors Week! Thank you Ms. Fortner and Mr. Williams for all you do!

Monday, February 1st: #CelebrateMonday! We Celebrate February and spreading the love to our Derby Dragons! Enjoy your first of 2 days in jeans celebrating our Dragon family!

Rescheduled TLIM Book Study! Hope to see you tonight as we dive into our study in the Media Center!

Tuesday, February 2nd: We are Celebrating 100 Days of Learning with our Dragons! Wear your 100 items and Jeans today! Remember I will be giving away coins every 100 minutes and additionally recognizing those friends that have 100 days of perfect attendance! Ho, Ho, Hey, Hey we are Celebrating 100 Days of Learning and Leading the Dragon Way!

Derby Dine! Thanks Community for bringing up together at Sophia's at 6:00 p.m. See you there!

Wednesday, February 3rd: I am out of the building today! I am attending the ST Math Summit with Mrs. Buddemeyer! Hope to learn lots to share!

Let's be ready! Fire Drill today!

All be back for.....BLT--thank you for your commitment! We will see you in the Media Center at 3:40 p.m.

Thursday, February 4th:

FSP BOE Meeting 6:00 p.m.

Friday, February 5th: I am out learning today with my NEMAESP friends! I am in Macon, but a text message or email away!

Birthday Carry In today! Celebrating our February Birthdays!

K-2 Distinguished Dragon Assembly today! Can I get a Whoop! Whoop!?

Upcoming Dragon Events

February 8th Progress Monitoring Week

February 9th During your Data Meetings.....continue our Target Discussions

February 11th End of 2nd Trimester

February 11th 2:30 Valentine's Day Celebrations!

February 11th CandyLand Dance 5:30-7:30

February 12th Teacher Workday preparing for Conferences

February 15th No School President's Day

February 16th Faculty Meeting 3:45 p.m.

February 17th TLIM Book Study 3:45 p.m.

February 18th Data Team Meetings!

February 18th FSP Meeting 6:00 p.m.

February 19th 3-5 Distinguished Dragon Assembly 2:30

February 22-25 Parent/Teacher Conferences...we were so close let's make it 100%

February 22-25 Progress Monitoring this week!

February 24th Dragon Tales Submissions Due

February 25th February Principal's Birthday Lunches

February 25th Morning Gathering! 8:30 a.m.

February 26th No School! Thank you for your work to ensure 100% of P/T Conferences

March 2nd BLT Meeting 3:40

March 3rd Fire Drill

March 3rd FSP BOE Meeting 6:00 p.m.

March 4th K-2 Distinguished Dragon Assembly

March 8th Columbia Regional Spelling Bee

March 9th Morning Gathering featuring Dr. Stiepleman and the Dragon Fire Choir

March 10th Kindergarten Registration 4:30-6:30 p.m.

March 11th 3-5 Distinguished Dragon Assembly

March 11th Chuck E Cheese Family Night for DRE

Drops in the Bucket

Thank you for your input! I have already begun reviewing your feedback! Thank you, thank you for your honesty and input! Thank you for being the awesome that is you! I appreciate it! I can't wait to read all and review your surveys!

Amazing Morning Gathering! Thank you, thank you, thank you for another amazing Morning Gathering! It warms my heart to see the excitement and the love as we celebrate our Mathletes! Way to Go Dragons! Thanks to Mrs. Carol and Mrs. Hildahl for your work on get the cafeteria ready and the sound system problem solving. Thank you Rachel for your work to get all in and organized!

Incredible Data Summit! The learning, the thoughtful and informed discussions, the collaboration--my heart swells with PRIDE at your unwavering commitment to ensure all dragons are learning and growing! Thank you for dedication to sharing your time and talent! Thank you Kelly and Amy for providing or learning space! You all ROCK!

Thank you TEAM TITLE for representing at the district Title Meeting! Thanks Mrs. Young and Mrs. Howes for your work to communicate our DRE vision to ensure success! Thank you Mrs. Neurohr and Ms. Toni for your work rounding up our parent representatives! DRE's voice was loud, clear and represented! Thank you for your synergy!

Thanks to all who expanded your learning and gave of your time to learn with Frank Kros! Thank you, thank you, thank you and we look forward to learning from you! Thank you for expanding your knowledge to ensure our Dragons are learning and growing!

Thank you Mrs. Young and Mrs. Howes for your work to help us learn from you the tenants of Interactive Writing! What a GREAT way to learn and grow our K-1 learners and leaders! AWESOME!

Math Counts! Thank you Mrs. Buddemeyer and your Mathletes for the AMAZING Math Challenges this week! Thank you for provoking great conversations and learning with our friends! Way to Go!

100% AWESOME! Simply the BEST! Way to Go TEAM DRE office staff for your work to ensure a 100% clean audit! Thanks Gaga, Whitney and Toni for all your work! Together WE SHINE!

Kudos for giving of your time and talent! Thank you Ms. Cowan and Mr. Higgins--thank you for leading our DRE Basketball team! Excited to cheer on our Dragons! Hear us RoAr!

100 Days of Learning!

How will you celebrate 100 Days of Dragon Learning? I am asking ALL to celebrate someway! That includes K-5; Specials and ALL! You can do a little or a lot...but please recognize our Dragon Milestone!

Here is what I am going to do: We will recognize students that morning during announcements and I will have certificates for those students that have 100 days of PERFECT ATTENDANCE!

I will be giving away Golden Dollars! In classroom every 100 minutes I will come over the intercom and a student from each classroom will win a Gold $1 coin!

HOW we are DRESSING that day!........We will be DRESSING with 100 items!! Will you be wearing 100 ties?? 100 hundred buttons, 100 cheerios??

What I ask of you.......celebrate in some for 100 minutes??

Do 100 jumping jacks??

Do 100 math problems??

Write Pen Pal Letters or Skype with a school or someone approximately 100 miles from CoMo??

Have a service project......create 100 Valentines for Service Men/Women or for the hospital or nursing home?? Collect 100 cans of food for the food pantry?? Collect 100 pounds of dog food for the animal shelter??

Try to brainstorm 100 words you can spell?? Ask your students to bring in a project that they created using 100 objects of some kind??

The list could go on and on and on.....Links to some 100 Day Celebration Learning and Leading Ideas

Our friend Pinterest:

Parent Teacher Conferences Around the Corner: Late Nights Wednesday and Thursday once again

I can't thank you enough for your commitment to our 100% goal! Please don't hesitate to let us know how we can help you reach the 100% goal.

What can I do to help? Attend?? Track down contact info?? Just let Rachel and I know how to best support you!

Most Importantly! Snacks! We will have Sandwiches and Snacks in the workroom on Wednesday and Thursday!

Again, thank you for your commitment to communicate with our families!

Buddy Day Fun in February!

Set your date to work with your Buddy on Valentine boxes or bags! Valentine's Parties are set for Feb 11th! Spread some friendship and dragon love!

We are Gearin' Up for our next Learning Target Discussions! Feb 9th

We will come prepared with our first draft of our hearts for Reading and Math

Begin to discuss one we can look at deeply working to develop a Criteria Chart and provide feedback!

Thank you DRE for an INCREDIBLE Pastries with Parents! Nearly 500 Served!

Thanks to so many for coming in early to build relationships with our families! Toni! Toni! Thank you for coordinating the food and for coming in early to assist with set up! Thank you all for being the living vision of our DRE family! Job Well Done! The smiles, the laughter--a GREAT event!