January 18-Mariner Matters


  1. "Collaboration allows teachers to capture each other's fund of collective intelligence." --Mike Schmoker

Shout Out!

Shout out to the entire third grade team, Ms. Lowman and Ms. O for choosing to attend a parent meeting on Tuesday night. Thank you to Sevelovitz and Sturdivant for taking on leadership of Glitter and Glow.

Morning Duty

Thank you for your flexibility this week with morning duty especially. Its great to work as a team to make sure our students are covered.

New Third Grade Teacher

Please welcome Emily Kinder to our staff as our new third grade teacher. She is joining us from Central Park School for Children in Durham.

January 19th workday

Unless you have a district level meeting, Tuesday, January 19th, will be your day to work in your room. We are having a district level meeting in our building in the Media Center in case you see other people and district level officials in our building.

January 20th workday

We will have a staff meeting on Wednesday, January 20th beginning at 9am. We will have a combination of a staff meeting and professional development provided by Defined STEM and rigor activities. Be prepared to meet until 12 noon. Classified staff should attend the first part of the staff meeting. An agenda will be placed in the staff meeting folder by Tuesday lunch time. For the first part of the meeting I will ask that all laptops stay closed.

Mid-Year PDP

Please take the time to complete your mid-year PDP. We have to have those completed by Friday, January 22nd.


mClass, aimsweb, SMI will all close on January 27th. There are no extensions given for these assessments. Please make sure you have set aside enough time to complete.

Reading Services

Reading services will be end for first semester students on January 22nd. We will review data from MOY to determine students for next semester the next week. Reading services will begin for the second semester on February 1st.

Report Card

Report cards will go home on January 27th.


Many of you have started Units of Study in writing. I realize that it will take about 4 weeks to complete a unit. Please place your papers in my box for my review.

Digital Learning Day

We will be participating in national Digital Learning Day on February 17th. More information will come soon.

Glitter and Glow

Please mark your calendars for February 26th. Glitter and Glow will be held then. More information will be coming from your grade level chair.

Creativity materials

Please make sure we are getting all of our creativity materials back when you use them. Other ideas for creativity hour can be coding done on the computer or making designs for our 3D computer. If you would like a quick lesson on the 3D computer let me know.

Durham Bulls

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 9am

Perry Harrison School

Wool E. Bull from the Durham Bulls will be here for an assembly to promote anti-bullying.

Hello Literacy Training

Thursday, Feb. 4th, 8am

Perry Harrison School

This literacy training will be for K-1 and other select teachers.